Selection of flow meters

Asked by philyanko 5 years, 4 months ago | 2 Answers

Can you expert please provide some recommendations for selection of flow meters? Advance thanks!

2 Answers

JanineBennin 5 years, 4 months ago
API MPMS 5.1 provides guidelines for selection of custody transfer metering equipment of liquids. Viscosity, temperature, pressure and flow rate are the primary factors needed to determine whether to apply positive displacement, turbine or helical metering elements. Turbine meters are generally preferred, due to lower installed and life cycle costs. Helical turbine flow elements should be considered for service where multi-product throughput and/or viscosity are factors in meter selection due to their cost advantage over positive displacement metering.

NewtonTishle 5 years, 4 months ago
The standard flow measurement instrument should be a concentric square-edged orifice plate and fabricated per API RP 551 Section 2, or ISO 5167-2 with flange taps.