



The FLOW CONSULTANT
is the only software endorsed by Richard W. Miller covering
all differential producers
and exact equations of
state presented in
The Flow Measurement Engineering Handbook.



The Flow Consultant
includes Restrictive Orifice, Turbine meters, Vortex meters, Fluidic
meters, Swirl meters, All frequency /digital output meters, Fixed Geometry and VCone Flowmeters.
Constants for the following Flowmeters: Annubar, Elbow, Foxboro
Integral Flow Orifice (IFO), Preso, Multiport Averaging (MPA),
Taylor Wedge, Veris Verabar and the ability to enter
the flow coefficient.
Users interested in other devices may contact us for
consideration. 





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Accuracy /
Uncertainty 

AGA 8 

Flow Versus
Differential Pressure 

Gas
Mixtures 

Fixed
Geometry Devices
Compact Orifice,
Elbow, IFO, Multiport Averaging, Wedge Meters and VCone 

Fluid PropertiesOnly The FLOW CONSULTANT ™ software
contains fluid properties modules using the exact solution and not a
generalize equation of state. 

ISA
DataSheet Export Data to Microsoft ™ Excel
using the standardized Datasheet or customize your own corporate
version. 

Meters covered by The FLOW CONSULTANT ™ 

Units 

Data Storage 

Pipe Material And Primary
Element Material 

Noise Calculation 

Restrictive Orifice 

Support 

Standards and Reference Texts
April 2004  Regarding ISO
5167 and ASME 3M
Standards Notice
From R.W. Miller 

Wide Range Metering 



Tap into a Wealth of
Knowledge 



The FLOW CONSULTANT ™continuously monitors input throughout
the computational process. Warnings are issued and default
data displayed for entries outside the manufacturer's
recommendations or published standards.
Constants are built in for virtually
every model of Orifice Plate, Nozzle or Venturi are included. Solve for
Liquid, Gas and Vapor fluid states.
Exclusive engineering features
include continual checks for Cavitation or Flashing Flows, Critical
(Choked) FlowRate Computations, Restrictive Orifice Computations,
Energy and Overall Pressure Loss and unique solutions derived by
R.W. Miller for computations outside standard
limits.
Meters covered by The FLOW CONSULTANT ™
Fixed Geometry Devicesbecame available in The FLOW CONSULTANT ™ Version 5.1.
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Flexibility 

The Flow Consultant is a
modular design. Each segment of our program is
compartmentalized for total design flexibility. Users can
change any design element without any down time to
recompute.
For example, modify the Beta Ratio or Pipe Size to immediately
update the FlowRate or vary the FlowRate for immediate change to
the Beta Ratio.
Print Screens Shots directly from The FLOW CONSULTANT ™ without going
into a separate application. 



Standards and Reference Texts 



AGA8
Detail Method, Gravity Method and Heating Value
AGA3
Accepted US standard for the use of orifice meters used to meter
natural gas and other fluids.
ASME3M
Accepted
standard used by many industries for the metering of many fluid
and in particular steam and water flow measurement.
ASMEPT6
For Throat Tap nozzles
ANSI 2530
The
American National Standards Institute's (ANSI) standard that
duplicates AGA 3
ANSI
2530/AGA3/ Buckingham/Spink
The original AGA/ANSI/ASME standard for the metering of fluid with
the flange tap orifice Flowmeter. Once widely used by all US
industries in designing flow measurement equipment, this standard
has been superseded by the above reference documents.
API Chapter 14
The ANSI standards for the metering of Natural gas.
ISO5167 (2003)*
The International Standards Organization's (ISO) Standard, now in
three parts, for the metering of all fluid using Orifices (all
tapings), Nozzles, and Venturi Meters.
Miller (1983 to
date)
NX19
SGERG Equation of State for Natural Gas is widely used in Europe for
custody transfer measurements. SGERG requires input of the
heat content BTU (Joules), the relative density (Specific Gravity)
and the mole fraction of carbon dioxide.
Spink (1935 to
date)
ImportantNotice
Regarding ISO
5167, ASME 3M, and AGA/API/ANSI 2530
From R.W.
Miller  April 2004
ASME has recently approved separate
standards for Orifice, Nozzle, and Venturi Flowmeters. There
is a major change to the
 Orifice Discharge coefficient computational
equation for all tappings
 The Gas Expansion factor equation for all
tappings
ASME3M and International standard ISO 5167
now use identical equations.
Other US standards (API/AGA/ANSI) no longer
agree with International practice for either calculation.
Only The FLOW CONSULTANT software contains the new equation.
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Only
The FLOW CONSULTANT ™
software solves for fluid properties modules using the exact
solution and not the generalized state equation used in most
software. These solutions can be in error by several percent or
more.
The Fluid Properties modules
contain equation constants for computing the properties for
hundreds of fluids. Fluid Properties constants The FLOW CONSULTANT ™
are maintained in accordance with all the current reference
texts and standards.
Enter only Pressure and Temperature
to compute Base Compressibility, Base Specific Gravity, Base
Density, Flowing Compressibility, Flowing Density, Flowing Specific
Gravity, Liquid Compressibility, Viscosity or the Isentropic
Exponent.
Enter your own fluid properties
through our custom fluid screen.
AGA8 for Natural Gas Heating Value, Gravity Method and theDetail Method
AIChE Constants for over 250 fluids. Exact
solution correcting for Liquid Compressibility,
Temperature and Pressure.
ASME  equations for Water, Saturated Steam and Superheated Steam
Modified Benedict Webb
Rubin exact equations for Air,
Ammonia, Argon,
Butane, CO2 , Ethane, Heptane, Hexane, IButane, IPentane, Methane, Nitrogen, Octane, Oxygen, Pentane,
Propane and Propylene.
NX19and SGERG for
Natural Gas
Fluid Property Reference
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Mercury Meters
TwoPhase Flow/MultiComponent Flow
using either the James or Murdock flow
rate computational solution
Drain and Vent Hole
Saturated Liquids
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US and SI units can be interchanged and modified at
any time without the time consuming task of
recalculating. The Flow Consultant operates on SI units so
converting existing data is automatic.
Storage of user defined templates allows for
infinite unit combinations with just one click of the mouse.
All units are verified to industry standards for the
current design conditions.
If you don't find your units in our software, contact
us and we will add it.
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Our simplified interface for entering mole fraction percentages
solves the often cumbersome detail method solution.
AGA8
and Gas Mixtures entry screens
Fluids covered by AGA8 and
Gas Mixtures.
Also included:
Heating Value, Gravity, N2 and CO2
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Developed by R.W. Miller, the Gas Mixtures interface expands the AGA8 interface with
additional fluids not included in the AGA8 standard.
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Select from all standard pipe sizes or manually enter pipe size.
The thermal expansion factor is
calculated by selecting from these pipe materials and primary
element materials:
Carbon Steel
ChromeMoly Steel
Stainless Steel (300, 304, 316, 321, 400)
Duplex
Super
Duplex
Hastelloy B
Hastelloy C
Inconel X, annealed
Inconel,
624
Haynes Stellite
KMonel
Monel
400
Titanium
Tantalum
PVC
Existing
Flow Consultant users may note some older materials are no longer
listed. These can still be used by Entering the Thermal
Expansion Coefficient. Removed materials were
Yellow Brass,
Beryllium Copper,
Cupronickel and
Pyrex Glass. If you are upgrading data from older versions
of the Flow Consultant, these will default to entering the thermal
expansion coefficient.
Enter the Thermal Expansion Coefficient for pipe material and
primary element material if your materials are not in the pick
list.
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Noise Calculation 

The ISA SP1, SP2, etc are ISA standards compatible or identical to the
work on noise done by Hans Bauman, Masonelian for control valves.
This work is considered the basis for the
most practical solution for noise on restrictive devices available in
the literature. It is the source document for the solution used for the
Flow Consultant noise calculation.




Restrictive Orifice 

An independent
review of our competition's software shows the following:




Printing 

Users can suppress or print
any warnings or error messages generated during the computational
process.
Our detailed specification sheet can be completely customized by
using the Data Exporter.
Includes a customizable ISA style
datasheet.
Print Screens Shots directly from The FLOW CONSULTANT ™ without going
into a separate application.
A Print Preview
window is now available 





The Flow Consultant is backed by Microsoft
Access TM. Our software provides a utility to create and maintain
multiple databases for easy to use, directory based storage.
Create a new data warehouse by simply picking a
name and destination.
Create custom external data objects
with The Data Exporter. The Data Exporter creates
user defined Microsoft
Access TM
tables export to spreadsheets,
corporate databases or any other means of analysis.
Using the Data Exporter, share data
with Microsoft Excel TM
spreadsheets.
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ISA DataSheet
for Microsoft Excel
TM


Data is
exported to an Excel worksheet in the ISA format.
This puts the
full capabilities of Excel graphical and mathematical capabilities
at your fingertips.
Included on the standard printout is a data and graphical showing
dp vs flowrate.
Or
Modify the ISA format data sheet to create a custom company
specific worksheet.
Click Here To View a
Sample Data Sheet 



Accuracy / Uncertainty
Calculations


The estimated uncertainty
based on the measured and unmeasured variables used in the flow
rate computation are combined in accordance with the selected
standards procedures to give the overall uncertainty (Accuracy).
The estimated
uncertainty of the discharge coefficient and gas expansion factor
is computed using the appropriate standards. The user inputs the
uncertainties of the other measured or unmeasured variables.
Click Here to
View Accuracy Screen 



Flow Versus
Differential Pressure


Unique
to The FLOW CONSULTANT ™
is the exportable (and printable) tabulation shown below. The
Standard graph is exported to Microsoft Excel™
via the Export Excel Function.
First
you select the number of points to compute then the screen
displays:
 Scaled flow rate as a
function of the differential
 The exact flow rate
corrected for the discharge coefficient and gas expansion factor
for flow rate
 The directional Bias error
between actual and scaled flow rate at the measured
differential.
Click Here to
View Flow Vs Differential Pressure 

Wide Range Metering


Wide Range Metering Accuracy can now easily be
determined by
Step
1
select Flow Vs Dp to determine
the +/ Bias, errors that occur by not including changes in
discharge coefficient and gas expansion factor with FlowRate
Step 2
select Accuracy to determine
the+/ error at the lowest acceptable flow rate.
Combine
the bias and precision error by summation and repeat for
additional transmitters. 



Technical Upgrades are free of charge for one year after purchase.
Support Contracts 



System Requirements
Windows
95/98/NT 4.0/02K/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
Recommended P5 Processor or Higher 



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User
Manual 



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