The Flow Forum
The Flow Forum is an online resource center dedicated to advancing best practices in industrial flow measurement. The extensive technical information, specification aids, educational videos and other information posted here for download is complemented by a LinkedIn group, where all are encouraged to ask questions and share experiences with the industrial flow measurement community. You can also follow Flow Forum updates on Twitter; our handle is @FlowForum.
Extracting maximum revenue from water supplied to customers is critical to the profitability of any water supplier. Water that is either lost or 'stolen' from water networks can result in extensive financial losses for water companies. Learn how the accuracy and repeatability of electromagnetic flowmeters offer an ideal solution for revenue management applications.
Differential Pressure Flow Measurement: Safety by Design — From Wedges to Dual Chamber Orifice Fittings
The requirements for flow metering are constantly changing and evolving to meet customer demands. Differential Pressure meters have long been a standard, but are often – and wrongly – perceived as obsolete. Learn how proven technology and innovative DP Flow measurement can provide safe, repeatable measurements for difficult applications in all industries, including gas metering in the Oil & Gas industry.
Flow Measurement by the Book
In its latest edition entitled "Industrial Flow Measurement – Basics and Practice," ABB's Flow Measurement Handbook has helped generations of instrumentation practitioners navigate the application ins and outs of industrial flow measurement devices. Here, we've broken that 300-page reference tome into more manageable chapters, downloadable as PDFs:
Essential fluid mechanical concepts including viscosity Reynolds number, turbulence, energy and flow rate equations.
Operating principles and application of flow instrumentation based on positive displacement, turbine, vortex and swirl phenomena.
Operating principles and application of flow instrumentation based on differential pressure, magnetic and ultrasonic phenomena.
An overview of ancillary flow instrumentation qualifications including quality certifications, hazardous area classifications, electrical interference and digital communication protocols.
Overview designed to guide the user in evaluating which technology to use for any given application conditions includes decision flow charts.
Summary of the application strengths and limitations of various flow instrumentation technologies.
Other Flow Measurement Resources
Basics of Flow Measurement Video Series
Developed in conjunction with the 2011 ABB Automation & Power World, this series of video presentations by flow measurement expert Ron Digiacomo walks the viewer through the essential principles of industrial flow measurement, as well as the application pros and cons of all major flow measurement technologies. Click to download WMV files for viewing at your convenience.