26 Aug 2014   |   9:00 am - 5:00 pm,   National Metrology Centre (NMC), 1 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118221 Tel.: 62791900 Fax: 62791992

Modern Fluid Flow Measurement and Calibration

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Course Outline

This course aims to provide participants with basic metrological concepts and practical knowledge in liquid and gas fluid flow measurement and calibration, general meter types and their applications and the key aspects of flow measurement & calibration techniques.  The course covers:

  • Fluid flow measurement principles
  • Fluid properties & flow phenomena
  • Type of meter & selection (e.g. Turbine meters, Vortex meters, Magnetic meters, Coriolis mass meters, Critical flow, Ultrasonic meters)
  • Installation effects
  • Traceability & calibration
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Report of measurement & calibration results

Course Instructors 

Mr. Wu Jian is the Head and principal metrologist of the Mechanical Cluster of National Metrology Centre, A*STAR. He has many years’ experiences in establishment of liquid and gas fluid flow standards, and in the calibration, maintenance, laboratory accreditation, consultancy and training on fluid flow measurements. 

Dr Luo Rongmo is a scientist from the Mechanical Cluster of National Metrology Centre, A*STAR. He has good experience in the establishment of liquid and gas fluid flow standards and calibration, computational fluid dynamics, process industry consultancy and training on fluid flow measurements.

Course Details




Introduction to fundamental principles of fluid flow measurements:
  • Basic concepts and quantities of fluid flow measurements and properties,
  • Basic instrumentation, traceability and uncertainty for fluid flow measurements.


Introduction to the  principles of flow measurement system and flow meter selection :
  • Introduction to fundamentals of fluid flow measurement
  • Fundamentals of flow meters
  • Types of flow meters & selection
  • Mass & volume flow
  • Gas flow standard
  • Liquid flow standard
  • Reynolds number
  • Installation Effects
  • Affection of viscosity and two phase


Calibration procedure and measurement setup:

  • Traceability
  • Primary Calibration Standards
  • Secondary Calibration Standards
  • Flow meter calibration
  • Uncertainty & report results
  • Discussions with participants on their measurement issues


  • Demonstration on primary calibration of liquid flow measurement
  • Demonstration on primary calibration of gas flow measurement

Course Fee & Registration

The course fee is $780.00+GST.
To register for the course, please send the signed registration form to  two weeks before the course date.

Due to the limited number of places, acceptance of registration will be based on a first-come-first-served basis.  All successful registrants will be informed.  Payment is required on registration confirmation.  Crossed cheques should be made payable to “SCEI-NMC”.  Payment can also be made by credit card and NETS.  If a registrant is unable to attend, another candidate may replace him/her.  A 50% refund will be made only for withdrawals received in writing at least five days before the commencement of the course.  NMC reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course.  In the event of cancellation, registration fees will be refunded in full.

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