Measurement of fluid flow by means of pressure differential devices inserted in circular cross-section conduits running full - Part 1: General principles and requirements
General principles for methods of measurement and computation of the flow rate of fluid flowing in circular cross-section conduits running full.
This International Standard, a part of the ISO 5167 series, defines terms and symbols and establishes the general principles for methods of measurement and computation of the flow rate of fluid flowing in a conduit by means of pressure differential devices (orifice plates, nozzles and Venturi tubes) when they are inserted into a circular cross-section conduit running full. This part of ISO 5167 also specifies the general requirements for methods of measurement, installation and determination of the uncertainty of the measurement of flow rate. It also defines the general specified limits of pipe size and Reynolds number for which these pressure differential devices are to be used.
ISO 5167 (all parts) is applicable only to flow that remains subsonic throughout the measuring section and where the fluid can be considered as single-phase, but is not applicable to the measurement of pulsating flow.
History and related standards
This International Standard supersedes BS EN ISO 5167-1:1997 which is withdrawn.
This standard includes the following cross-references:
ISO 4006:1991, ISO 5167-2:2003, ISO 5167-3:2003 and ISO 5167-4:2003.