Course Outline

Course Outline

Flow Measurement & Metering

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
IN 001 22 - 26 Mar 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
IN 001 09 - 13 Aug 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
IN 001 20 - 24 Dec 2020 Dubai 4500 Register

Flow Measurement & Metering


Flow is the most commonly measured variable in most refinery and chemical processes, whether the process is continuous, or batch in nature. Many processes are controlled by varying the flow of a fluid, be it reflux to a pipe still or fractionator column, heating medium to a reboiler, fuel to a fired heater, or the discharge rate from a separator. Accurate measurement and control of gas/fluid flow is also critical from an economic point of view, since practically any gas/fluid that flows through a plant has a price tag attached to it. Control of flow is generally quite straightforward and easily accomplished, usually, the difficulty lies in selecting the proper measurement device.

In this highly intensive Proclad Academy training course, participants will gain sound understanding and extend their knowledge of flow measurement and custody transfer systems, principles and types, and how to assess their impact on the strategic and tactical aspirations of the company. In general, flow measurements can be grouped into four categories: Basic measurement for process monitoring and regulatory control; Unit material balances; Accounting information for custody transfer (product sales); Information required by State or Federal regulatory bodies for permitting.

The key features of Proclad Academy’s Flow Measurement & Metering training course are:

  • The laws governing fluids and gases
  • Important principles of flow-metering including accuracy and repeatability
  • Main types and applications of Flow meters with emphasis on custody transfer
  • Flow meter proving and calibration techniques
  • Custody transfer principles and applications
Learning Objectives

By attending Proclad Academy’s Flow Measurement & Metering training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understanding the Legal and Commercial Metering Requirements
  • Appreciate design criteria and importance of accuracy
  • Understand measurement concepts and types of error
  • Understand the basic concepts, principle of operation and equipment used for Gas metering, liquid metering, proving and sampling
  • Learn about the principles and applications of multiple meters/meter runs, Flow computers, and Quality systems, Calibration, Meter Runs, Proving and Supporting Automation
  • Understood the basic concepts, principle of operation and hardware used for typical flow computers, Prover Control Micro-computers and Supervisory Systems
  • Understand the typical operations, control functions and record keeping requirements
  • Evaluate the results of Turbine Meter Calibration and determine the validity by use of Control Chart
Target Audience

Proclad Academy’s Flow Measurement & Metering training course will greatly benefit all individuals who wish to improve their knowledge and experience, especially;

  • Engineers and Technicians of all Disciplines
  • Instrumentation Personnel
  • Procurement and Quality Control Personnel
  • Inspection and Maintenance Engineers
  • Operations Operators, Supervisors and Engineers
  • Metering Specialists/Technicians
Training Methodology

Proclad Academy’s Flow Measurement & Metering training course will be presented in a fast-paced and highly dynamic style. The training methodology includes theoretical lectures, concepts and role play, work presentation and techniques, case studies and exercises, and general discussions with relevant videos.

Course Outline
  • Pressure/Flow Volume/Continuity Principle/Energy Law (Bernoulli’s Equation)
  • Pressure Change Equation
  • Flow Configurations (Flow Profiles)
  • Laminar Flow/Turbulent Flow/Reynold’s Number
  • Flow Losses (Friction Losses)
  • Viscosity/Ideal Gases
  • Gas Laws, Boyle’s Law, Charles’s Law, Gay-Lussac’s Law
  • System Characteristics
  • Flow range and viscosity range
  • Performance/Accuracy/Stability and Repeatability
  • Sensitivity/Noise/Linearity/Reliability
  • Applications and Usage
  • Sizing
  • Calibration
  • Differential Pressure (DP) Flow Meters, Orifice, Venturi, Nozzles, Pitot tubes
  • Positive Displacement (PD) Flow Meters, Rotor, Oscillating Piston, Oval Gear
  • Turbine Flow Meters, Conventional and Helical
  • Problems with Erosion, corrosion, Cavitation and Obstructions
  • Uses and Applications
  • Installation requirements
  • Calibration, and Standards (AGA3/ AGA7)
  • Ultrasonic Flow Meters
  • Magnetic Flow Meters
  • Coriolis Flow Meters
  • Uses and Applications
  • Installation requirements
  • Straight run requirement
  • Calibration and Standards (AGA9/AGA11)
  • Meter Factor
  • Meter Runs
  • Proving Systems; Direct, Indirect, Master Meter, Volume, Displacement
  • Time Delay/Quality Systems (Gas Chromatographs and Sampling Systems)
  • Custody Transfer Skids
  • Flow Computers and Communication
  • Temperature and Pressure Measurements