Optimizing Flow Meter Installation Ensures Performance and Instrument Accuracy
All flow meter technologies have recommended installation and engineering practices to ensure they meet their published specifications and for optimal performance, accuracy and repeatability. Flow meter users are frequently challenged with wide variations in their actual field conditions and installation constraints that are much different from the ideal conditions under which their flow meter was calibrated. In fact, the most common installation constraint for most all flow meter installations is inadequate straight-run. Flow meter users expect their flow meter suppliers to provide engineering recommendations and solutions to overcome real world application conditions to obtain expected flow meter performance to specifications. This guide provides recommended engineering practices with diagrams and specifications for straight-run, installation orientation and depths, as well as use of flow conditioners as an engineering solution for FCI single-point, thermal dispersion flow meters.