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Fundamentals of Flow Measurement

Course Date & Location

October 17-19, 2017 in Loveland, Colorado

Topics Covered

  • Measurement principles
  • Fluid properties & flow phenomena
  • Traceability
  • Meter design & selection
  • Differential producers
  • Turbine meters
  • Vortex meters
  • Magnetic meters
  • Coriolis mass meters
  • Critical flow
  • Ultrasonic meters
  • Installation effects
  • Relevant industry flow standards
We place significant emphasis on basic flow phenomena such as:
  • Relationship between pressure drop and flowrate
  • Basic fluid properties: density and viscosity
  • Relationships between pipe diameter, velocity, and flowrate
The discussion of meter hardware is kept at an introductory level:
  • How does a meter work?
  • What are the "most likely" and "least likely" applications?
  • Emphasis on graphs rather than equations to communicate ideas
The differences between the Fundamental course and the Comprehensive Flow Measurement courses include:
  • The courses overlap by about 10%-20% of the material. A student that signs up for both will be prepared for the second week after completing the first. There will be some repetition that serves as a review but much of the second week's material will be new.
  • Both courses will cover the same hardware, much greater detail is provided in the advanced course.
  • The fundamentals course includes a review of basic flow phenomena, the advanced course assumes this knowledge
  • A basic background in algebra, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics is helpful for the advanced course. This background is not required for the fundamentals course.
  • The advanced course will include development of working equations for some of the flowmeter types, equations are generally avoided in the fundamentals course.
  • The behavior of a particular meter technology is presented in a very general way in the fundamentals course. In the advanced course, the underlying physics are explored.
  • The fundamentals course includes more meter selection and meter comparison material.

Who Should Attend?

This course is applicable for junior technicians, managers, and lawyers. This class will cover flow measurement topics applicable to a broad range of industries. For industry specific training please contact us.

Course Format

This course is instructor led, but is available also as an on-site training course. The class is combination of formal lectures and open discussions on student topics of choice. A printed copy of course notes is included.

Pricing Details

$1,000 USD per person

Hotel & Travel Accommodations

This event will be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott hotel in Loveland, Colorado, USA. Go online or call 970-622-7000 to make reservations.

Cancellation Policy:

If class registration does not meet the minimum requirements 21 days prior to the course, the particular course may be postponed. All registrants will be notified.


If you have questions, please contact us.

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