Flow Measurement Devices – Installation Conditions and Maintenance Requirements

Consideration must be given to how the flow meter and accessories are to be nstalled and what is required for maintenance and calibration. Availability of parts and vendor support are also factors. Sometimes, even if a flow meter meets all the process conditions and performance requirements, it may not be suitable for a particular job because of difficulty of installation (e.g., requiring plant shutdown or too much space) or maintenance.

Finally, the flow meter and its installation must be acceptable to operators and must be maintainable, preferably by local personnel.