1st Edition

Conventional Flowmeters Volume II

By Jesse Yoder Copyright 2023
    196 Pages 44 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Conventional Flowmeters covers origin, principle of operation, development, advantages and disadvantages, applications, and frontiers of research for conventional technology flowmeters, which include differential pressure and primary elements, positive displacement, turbine, open channel, and variable area.

    There are more conventional technology meters being used in the field than new-technology meters. New developments, such as more accurate pressure transmitters, new primary elements such as cone elements, reversible flow, and dual rotor turbine meters, and variable area meters with transmitters and a signal output, are discussed.


    • Offers a working knowledge of the origin and development of the more traditional technology flowmeters: differential pressure and primary elements, positive displacement, turbine, open channel, and variable area
    • Describes how these conventional meters still fit into what is being called Industry 4.0
    • Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of conventional technology meters and provides a rationale for retaining or replacing these meters
    • Focuses on the origin, development operating principles, and applications for the meters
    • Explores the development of each conventional flowmeter type, including the roles of companies such as Siemens, ABB, Emerson, Foxboro, KROHNE, and Endress+Hauser

    This book is designed for anyone involved with flowmeters and instrumentation, including product and marketing managers, strategic planners, application engineers, and distributors.

    1. A Preview of Coming Attractions. 2. The Building Blocks of Flow. 3. Conventional Flowmeters. 4. Differential Pressure Transmitters. 5. Primary Elements. 6. Positive Displacement Flowmeters. 7. Turbine Flowmeters. 8. Open Channel Flowmeters. 9. Variable Area Flowmeters. 10. Flowmeters and the Oil & Gas Industry. 11. Four Paradoxes of Continuity. 12. Sensing and Measuring.


    Dr. Jesse Yoder, President of Flow Research, has 36 years of experience writing about and analyzing process control and instrumentation markets, beginning as president and founder of Idea Network. He received a B.A. degree in philosophy at the University of Maryland in 1973. He received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts in 1984, writing in philosophy of mind. Dr. Yoder was an adjunct philosophy professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Lafayette College for 10 years. He founded Flow Research, Inc. in 1998, where he still serves as President.

    Dr. Yoder has received two patents for new dual-sensor flowmeter designs. Several prototypes of these designs have been built and tested at CEESI. He has written over 280 market studies, has published over 300 articles on flow and instrumentation in industry journals, and has written several books.