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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow

By: Dr. Harlan H. Bengtson, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow

The flow rate of a fluid flowing in a pipe under pressure is measured for a variety of applications, such as monitoring of pipe flow rate and control of industrial processes. Differential pressure flow meters, consisting of orifice, flow nozzle, and venturi meters, are widely used for pipe flow measurement and are the topic of this course. All three of these meters use a constriction in the path of the pipe flow and measure the difference in pressure between the undisturbed flow and the flow through the constriction. That pressure difference can then be used to calculate the flow rate. This course will provide general background information about differential pressure flow meters and the format of the equation used for calculating liquid flow rate through any of them. There will also be presentation and discussion of equations used for gas flow through a differential pressure flow meter and the parameters in those equations. There will be descriptions of each of these meters and their particular equations, along with example calculations. Use of the ideal gas law to calculate the density of a gas at known temperature and pressure and use of an ISO 5167 equation to calculate the value of an orifice coefficient are additional topics related to orifice and venturi meter calculations that are included in this course. A spreadsheet to assist with orifice/venturi/flow nozzle meter calculations and ISO calculation of an orifice coefficient is also provided. This spreadsheet allows for user selection of either U.S. units or S.I. units for the calculations.

The overall objective of this course is to prepare those completing the course to use orifice, venturi and flow nozzle meters and to make calculations associated with their use. A more detailed list of learning objectives is included in the course document.

247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
JOSE POCE, PE
11/17/2018
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Very good course with very helpful spreadsheets for calculations.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Jorge R Bustillos, PE
11/15/2018
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This course was excellently written. It was very clear, detailed and with plenty of examples to illustrate each point.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
With Humble Regards
11/14/2018
Verified Buyer
The course was a nice refresher on the subject. A couple of comments on the course material: 1. Example-4 - UOM changed from imperial dimensions in the problem statement to metric dimensions in the solution. 2. Cell D23 on tab-3 - formula is missing a space in the double quote for "US Units". It was an easy fix.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
David Rounds
11/12/2018
The course objective was met. Good refresher on flow meters and calculations.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
William Keegan
11/09/2018
Verified Buyer
As an electrical engineer working in power plants the review of pipe flow measurements is directly related to frequent applications. Course was on a suitable technical level
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Glen Papp
11/09/2018
Verified Buyer
It had been a while since I looked at these calculations, so this was a nice refresher.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Rod Leback
11/09/2018
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Good review and clear explanation of how equations are derived and how to use them
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Brian Blanche
11/06/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent review of the basics of flow measurement. I especially liked the Reynolds number, Ideal Gas, and basic flow calculations (the spreadsheets were very useful). Several of the calculations required some thinking and review, and were very applicable to a PDH course.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Rick Nelson
10/18/2018
Verified Buyer
great course -good information and program spread sheet is very use-full
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Philip Perkins
07/30/2018
Verified Buyer
Material presented in a very orderly manner. Would like to see a course focused more on gas flow through orifices. Test questions fairly represented the material. Calculations can actually be performed without the spreadsheet, although cumbersome. Doing the calculations by hand provides a clear sense of how important it is to maintain consistency of the units.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Durga S Nagda
06/22/2018
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It was very intersting to do a lot of mathematics. Interesting to know it after a long time.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Robert Hill
02/22/2018
Verified Buyer
Course well written and easy to follow.
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247-Orifice and Venturi Pipe Flow Meters - For Liquid and Gas Flow
Daniel R Compagno
02/08/2017
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better explanation is needed for unit conversions. I have not used the Bernoulli Equation, etc in 30 years.
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