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Introduction

The book’s general approach is to look first at basic principles. After a review of basic reference standards, “theory” is turned into “practice,” followed by an overview of fluids and the fluid characteristics. “Flow” itself is examined next, followed by operating and maintenance concerns and comments are offered on individual meters. Meter proving systems are covered in detail, followed by the analysis of measurement data. The book concludes with a discussion of conversion to volumes, conversion of the volumes to billing numbers, and the audit procedures required to allow both parties to agree to the final measurement and money exchange.

Specifically, this first chapter presents some background information, overviews the requisites ...

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