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Instrumentation Reference Book, 4th Edition by Walt Boyes

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Chapter 6. Measurement of Flow
G. Fowles and W.H. Boyes

6.1. Introduction

Flow measurement is a technique used in any process requiring the transport of a material from one point to another (for example, bulk supply of oil from a road tanker to a garage holding tank). It can be used for quantifying a charge for material supplied or maintaining and controlling a specific rate of flow. In many processes, plant efficiency depends on being able to measure and control flow accurately.
Properly designed flow measurement systems are compatible with the process or material they are measuring. They must also be capable of producing the accuracy and repeatability that are most appropriate for the application.
It is often said that the “ideal flowmeter should ...

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