Industrial Flow Measurement

Presenter: David W Spitzer
David W Spitzer has over 40 years of broad instrumentation and control experience. An ISA Life Fellow and Professional Engineer, David has written over 10 books including the seminal text Industrial Flow Measurement and other books on specific flowmeter technologies, level measurement, advanced regulatory control, and the application of variable speed drives…More



This course presents the principles, design and application of flow measurement systems. Fluid flow fundamentals are emphasized before discussing the principle of operation, accuracy, performance, specification, installation and maintenance of the different flowmeter technologies.


  • Describe principles of operation of different flowmeter technologies
  • Design a system to make practical and precise industrial flow measurements
  • Calculate the effects of fluid properties on flowmeter performance
  • Evaluate flowmeter performance statements and compare them with application requirements
  • Specify and select the appropriate flowmeters for different applications
  • Create installation detail drawings to obtain flowmeter accuracy and performance
  • Identify requirements for flowmeter calibration
  • Solve typical flow measurement problems
  • Perform flowmeter compensation and totalization calculations
  • Plan maintenance activities required by different flowmeter technologies
  • Understand flow and related phenomena (piping hydraulics, Reynolds Number, cavitation, etc.)
  • Size flow elements for specific applications


This seminar should prove beneficial to individuals who desire to become more productive through improvement of their flow measurement skills. Persons such as technicians, engineers, managers, sales persons, marketing persons, purchasing agents, accountants, lawyers, and others involved with flow measurement and its associated equipment.


  • Introduction: Review of Fluid Properties | Flowmeter Performance | Linearization and Compensation | Totalization
  • Differential Pressure Flowmeters: Orifice Plate| Venturi | Other DP Producing Elements
  • Magnetic Flowmeters: Construction | Operating Constraints
  • Mass Flowmeters: Coriolis Mass Flowmeters
  • Oscillatory Flowmeters: Fluidic | Vortex Shedding
  • Open Channel Flow Measurement: Weirs | Flumes
  • Positive Displacement Flowmeters: Helical Gear | Nutating Disc |Oval Gear | Piston and Other Technologies
  • Thermal Flowmeters: Construction | Operating Constraints
  • Turbine Flowmeters: Axial | Other Technologies
  • Ultrasonic Flowmeters: Principles of Operation | Installation Considerations
  • Correlation Flowmeters: Technologies | Installation Requirements | Performance
  • Insertion Flowmeters: Available Technologies | Operating Constraints
  • Flowmeter Selection: Criteria


Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

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