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Main Title EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Design Information Report: Flow Measurement Instrumentation.
CORP Author Metcalf and Eddy, Inc., Wakefield, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-68-03-3208; EPA/600/D-86/269;
Stock Number PB87-167789
Additional Subjects Flowmeters ; Waste water ; Waste treatment ; Flow measurement ; Equipment specifications ; Plant layout ; Detectors ; Reprints ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-167789 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
Flow meter devices are the most widely used process monitoring instruments in wastewater treatment. Careful consideration must be exercised during selection of flow meters to avoid equipment misapplication that can result in operation problems and equipment failure. It is the responsibility of the designer to select the appropriate type of flow meter device and to integrate the instrumentation design into the treatment plant design. A flow measurement system consists of a primary element and a converter device to provide flow reading. The primary element is a sensor or detector that is exposed to and affected by the rate of flow. The converter device changes the sensor reading to a usable flow reading. Because of the broad scope of the subject, the document only presents information concerning the selection and proper application of the primary element of flow meter devices. Details on design and selection of flow meter devices are in the references for this document.