A Strong Flow of Information

July 11, 2013
Control’s Monthly Resource Guide. This Month We Cover Flow Instruments and Information
Every month, Control's editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. If you know of any tools and resources we didn't include, send them to [email protected], and we'll add them to the website.
THE FLOW FORUMThis online resource center brought to you by ControlGlobal.com contains links to a wealth of flow information, including articles, whitepapers, videos, webinars, infographics and more. All are free. The direct link is at www.controlglobal.com/knowledge_centers/flow_forum/index.html.ControlGlobal.com

Volume 4 of Omega's "Transactions" series, covering flow and level measurement, is available for free download as a PDF, online or in print by request. It covers topics from flow sensor selection and the history of flow technology to detailed discussions of differential pressure, mechanical, electronic and mass flowmeters. The direct link is at www.omega.com/literature/transactions/volume4/.

If you're expanding, upgrading or retrofitting your plant, you may face a real estate crisis when it comes to finding a place for all your new equipment. This lack of space can lead to problems with providing the upstream/downstream pipe straight runs required by pumps, compressors, valves, flowmeters, blowers, burners and other devices that must have a stable material process flow to operate effectively. This whitepaper discusses how flow conditioners can be an effective, flexible and economical solution when process pipe layouts are an issue affecting instrument performance and accuracy. The paper is free, but registration is required. The direct link is at http://tinyurl.com/pv659rp.
FCI—Fluid Components International

Across various industries, the performance of a flow measurement device is ultimately dependent on the proper functioning of its sensors or other signal-producing elements, which have an active relationship with the flowing fluid. In order to be confident that a meter is accurately measuring the flow volume or mass, it must be recalibrated on a periodic basis. This white paper discusses a user's various options for calibrating instruments, and suggests best practices for maintaining properly calibrated machines. The PDF is free and downloadable, but registration is required. The direct link is at http://tinyurl.com/nwerygf.
Cox Instrument

This 4-minute video explains how Coriolis flowmeters work. The Coriolis principle enables measurement of multiple process variables, such as mass flow, volume flow, density, temperature and viscosity via one flow measurement device. The direct link is at www.controlglobal.com/multimedia/2013/how-do-coriolis-flowmeters-work.html.

This free, on-line introduction to various types of flowmeters and their uses covers orifices, Venturies, nozzles, Rotameters, pitot tubes, Calorimetrics, turbine, vortex, electromagnetic, Doppler, ultrasonic, thermal and Coriolis flowmeters. The direct link is at www.engineeringtoolbox.com/flow-meters-d_493.html.
The Engineering Toolbox

This 6.5-minute video, discusses the differences between turbine flowmeters and oval gear meters. If you are wondering how these two meters differ, watch this video to understand the different flowmeter technologies. The direct link is at www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUWsNbOkK9I.

Mass or Volume Flow?
This video explains the differences between mass and volume flow measurement, and highlights the best technologies for specific applications. The direct link is at http://tinyurl.com/nz22jkc.

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