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This issue sponsored by Industrial Automation INSIDER

May 2017

Just Calibrate It!

Repeatedly, I have seen applications in which there is a pipe, followed by a flowmeter, followed by a pipe. There are multiple things wrong with this picture. But it is entirely understandable how things got to that state. click for more...

Detecting Leaks in Water Distribution Systems

Measuring the flow through water distribution systems is important due to the large economic value of the large quantities of water that are transported from one location to another. In many applications, these measurements are used to monitor flows but, on occasion, they are used for custody transfer and billing purposes. click for more...

Venturi Flowmeter System Accuracy

A Venturi flowmeter system in a water distribution system that is properly designed and installed is calibrated for 0-250 mm WC and typically operates between 10 and 40 of full scale. Will the Venturi measure accurately if the differential pressure transmitter can measure the differential pressure accurately between 10 to 100 percent of full scale? 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 publishes the Industrial Automation INSIDER that is an independent subscription newsletter for industrial automation and process control system users, installers and suppliers world-wide, giving a monthly update on the continuing evolution, development and convergence of automation technologies.

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