1st Edition

The Concise Industrial Flow Measurement Handbook A Definitive Practical Guide

By Michael A. Crabtree Copyright 2020
    340 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    339 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Concise Industrial Flow Measurement Handbook: A Definitive Practical Guide covers the complete range of modern flow measuring technologies and represents 40 years of experiential knowledge within a wide variety of industries, and from more than 5000 technicians and engineers who have attended the author’s workshops.

    This book covers all the current technologies in flow measurement, including high accuracy Coriolis, ultrasonic custody transfer, and high accuracy magnetic flowmeters. The book also discusses flow proving and limitations of different proving methods. This volume contains over 300 explanatory drawings and graphs and is presented in a form suitable for both the beginner, with no prior knowledge of the subject, as well as the more advanced specialist.

    This book is aimed at professionals in the field, including chemical engineers, process engineers, instrumentation and control engineers, and mechanical engineers.

    1. Background and History. 2. Fluid Mechanics. 3. Measurement Considerations. 4. Flow Profile and Conditioning. 5. Positive Displacement Meters. 6. Head Loss Meters. 7. Indirect Volumetric Meters. 8. Oscillatory Flow Meters. 9. Electromagnetic Flow Meters. 10. Ultrasonic Flow Meters. 11. Coriolis Mass Flow Meters. 12. Thermal Mass Flow Meters. 13. Open Channel Flow Measurement. 14. Multiphase Flow Measurement. 15. Meter Proving and Calibration. 16. Common Installation Practices. 17. Selection Charts. Appendix a. Measurement of Steam. Appendix B. Bibliography. Appendix C. Standards Organisations. Index


    Joining the Royal Air Force as an apprentice, Mick Crabtree trained in aircraft instrumentation and guided missiles. Completing his service career seconded to the Ministry of Defence as a technical writer, he emigrated to South Africa in 1966 where he worked, for many years, for a local manufacturing and systems integration company involved in industrial process control, SCADA, and PLC-based systems.

    Later, as editor and managing editor of a leading monthly engineering Journal, Mick wrote and published hundreds of articles as well as eight technical resource handbooks on industrial process control. He subsequently founded his own PR and advertising company and was retained by a number of leading companies involved in the process control industry including: Honeywell, Fisher-Rosemount, Krohne, Milltronics and AEG. Apart from producing all their press releases and articles, he also undertook the conceptualisation and production of a wide range of advertisements and data sheets, as well as newsletters.

    Completing his studies in Electrical, Electronic and Instrumentation engineering he holds an MSc in Industrial Flow Measurement from Huddersfield University.