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    Flow Measurement Second Edition

    By David W Spitzer



    The industry’s most authoritative handbook on flow measurement provides a road map to the field of flow measurement. This best-seller discusses strategies for problem solving and puts the whole array of types of flowmeters at the reader’s disposal. The text includes

    laminar flow elements, critical flowmeters, statistics for measurement, laboratory primary standards, and uncertainty in flow measurement. Emphasis is placed on the importance of accuracy in measurements and ways of ensuring accuracy and avoiding equipment damage through correct forecast of operating conditions, flowmeter selection, installation, calibration, and maintenance. Fundamental considerations such as mixed-phase flow, piping effects, and flow conditioning are examined at length. The problem of attaining a meaningful flow signal through linearization, compensation, and totalization is discussed. Join the thousands of engineers, technicians, managers, and salespeople that have found this reference text an invaluable resource.






    About ISA Author David W Spitzer

    David W Spitzer
    David W Spitzer

    David W. Spitzer is an ISA Life Fellow and a principal at Spitzer and Boyes, LLC, which provides engineering, seminars, expert witness services, strategic marketing, product development, and distribution consulting services for manufacturing and automation companies. Spitzer consults in instrumentation and process control, with specialties in and related to flow measurement, level measurement and variable speed drives. He previously worked for US Steel and Mobay Chemical (Bayer), and he was the manager of Utility and Instrumentation Engineering at Nepera Chemical where he

    was responsible for technical support and direction in the electrical, instrumentation, and utility areas on a plant-wide basis. Spitzer has more than 40 years of experience and has written more than 10 books and 400 technical articles about flow measurement, instrumentation, and process control. Spitzer serves on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Committee on Measurement of Fluid Flow in Closed Conduits (ASME MFC) and is/was a member of the editorial advisory boards of InTech, InTech Brasil, and Flow Control magazines. He is a long-time instructor at the ISA Training Center, and he presents seminars throughout North America and internationally in English and Portuguese. Spitzer is the author of a number of popular ISA books, such as Industrial Flow Measurement; Variable Speed Drives: Principles and Applications for Energy Cost Savings, Regulatory and Advanced Regulatory Control: Application Techniques; and Flow Measurement, of which he is also the editor. Spitzer also wrote seven practical consumer guide books about flowmeters and level gauges.