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Selection of flow meters

asked Jun 17, 2016 in E&I by BrockDeider (455 points)
Can you expert please provide some recommendations for selection of flow meters? Advance thanks!

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answered Jun 17, 2016 by JanineBennin (685 points) | selected Aug 13, 2016 by odadmin
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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.
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answered Jun 18, 2016 by NewtonTishle (505 points)
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.