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This issue sponsored by Spitzer and Boyes, LLC

December 2014

Starting with the Correct Consultant

A recent article stated that, "hiring expensive consultants... (to) recommend ways to improve your plant should be the last place to start" and suggested that the reader start with people in the plant. Having worked both in the plant and as a consultant, I respectfully disagree. click for more...

Success at Last! Specifying a Coriolis mass flowmeter for gas service

In my last four "Applications Corner" columns, I described the decision process used in the mid-1980s to apply a Coriolis mass flowmeter in ammonia service operating at a relatively low density and the apprehensions about using said flowmeter in this application. The 1" Coriolis mass flowmeter installation created such a large obstruction to flow that the flowmeter would not pass (even close to) the operating flow. click for more...

Reflections from South Africa: Lessons learned from presenting seminars internationally

Working for a small company involves performing more varied tasks as compared to working for a large company. Similarly, the work of a consultant is more varied than work performed by people who are directly employed by a company. As a result, consultants often have a difficult time describing what they do simply because what they do can vary all over the map. click for more...



In addition to over 35 years of experience as an instrument user, consultant, and expert witness, David W Spitzer has written over 10 books and 250 articles about flow measurement, level measurement, instrumentation, and process control. David (with Walt Boyes) is the author of seven Consumer Guides to various industrial flow and level technologies. David teaches his flow measurement seminars in both English and Portuguese.

Spitzer and Boyes, LLC provides engineering, technical writing, training seminars, strategic marketing consulting, distribution consulting, and expert witness services worldwide, and can be contacted at +1.845.623.1830 or www.spitzerandboyes.com.


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