# Fluid Flow Measurement, Part 1

3.0 1 Review SKU: ICFF100CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course covers fundamental information pertaining to the way in which differential pressure measurements can be used to determine fluid flow. Most plants contain miles of piping that provide for the efficient transportation of fluid from one location to another. In some cases, the flow of fluid through a pipe must be measured in order to ensure that equipment is lubricated or that a certain mass or volume of fluid is present at a given time and place. There are several methods that can be used to measure the rate at which a fluid flows through a pipe. One commonly used method is to measure fluid flow in terms of differential pressure, which is the difference between two related pressures in a system of flowing fluid. This course covers fundamental information pertaining to the way in which differential pressure measurements can be used to determine fluid flow.

### Course Details

#### Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

### Learning Objectives

• Fluid Flow Basics
• Explain how pressure and velocity affect the flow of a fluid through a pipe.
• Describe the difference between laminar flow and turbulent flow.
• State two methods of expressing flow measurements and provide examples of each.
• Flow Devices, Part 1
• Explain how an orifice plate creates a measurable difference in pressure.
• Identify three types of orifice plates.
• Explain how a venturi tube creates a measurable effect in a flow measuring system.
• Explain what a flow nozzle is.
• Flow Devices, Part 2
• Explain what an elbow tap is and how it works.
• Explain what a pitot tube is and describe how it works.
• State the purpose of straightening vanes and explain how that purpose is accomplished.
• Describe how flow measuring installations are typically mounted.
• Explain the purpose of condensate chambers and sediment traps in relation to fluid flow measuring systems.
• Differential Pressure Measurement
• Explain what a delta P device is.
• Describe three types of delta P devices and explain how they work.
• State a formula that can be used to convert a delta P measurement into a flow measurement.
• Use this formula to convert a differential pressure measurement into a flow measurement.
• Square Root Extractors
• State how a square root chart converts delta P measurements into flow measurements.
• Explain what a Ledoux bell is and state the principle by which it operates.
• Describe how a square root cam can be used to convert the rotating action of a gear mechanism into a linear motion that is directly proportional to flow.

### Customer Reviews

3/26/2019

#### AN OK COURSE!!!

“AN OK COURSE!!!”

Todd R. Verified Customer