FE-Sizer Update - Release 3.41.0

Release 3.41.0

1. Added logo capability to all printouts. Logos created in Windows bitmap
"bmp" format can be saved in the program executable directory, usually
c:\programs\fesizer32, to replace the default Control-Soft Enterprises
logo with your own.

2. Added wedge meters to custom meter selection for entering calibrated
meter discharge coefficients.

3. Improved noise calculation for gases & vapors by improvement to method
of calclating Cf factor.

4. Disabled invalid selection of pipe taps for the ASME MFC 3Ma (2007)
with the ISO 5167 (2003) discharge coefficient standard. Valid only for
the Spinks/Buckingham discharge coefficient correlation.

5. Grayed out all discharge coefficient selections other than
Spinks/Buckingham for pressure restriction orifice sizing. Prevents
selecting improper discharge coefficient standard since only the
Spinks/Buckingham pipe tap discharge coefficient is applicable to
this sizing method.

6. Revised restrictive pressure drop calculation to present differential
pressure as differential pressure at flowing conditions and not at 60
deg F or 68 deg F.

7. Issued as Release 3.40.1: Fixed the limits of the Cf factor for the
noise equation to prevent divide by zero error in the noise calculation
for gases and vapors.


Do you perform, maintain, or review/check orifice calculations for your
production plant's orifice flow meters or for process plant instrumentation
design engineering for your engineering firm? Then you must try the latest
release of FE-Sizer - Orifice Flow Meter Sizing Software...the orifice meter
sizing software of choice for many flow meter fabricators.

FE-Sizer has the following new features:

Release 3.40.0
1. Added user defined business logos for all print copys of calculations,
calibrations, data sheets, etc.
2. Added noise calculation for pressure restrictive and critical drop
calculations for liquids, gases, and vapors.
3. Added Combo List Boxes to facillitate entry of flange rating, type and
material and for stud material and nut material for orifice flanges
found in the Options section of the orifice meter datasheet.

Release 3.38.0
1. Included password access utility for added security.
Release 3.36.0
2. Import/export feature now fully compatible with Version 2.0 files.

Release 3.32.0
1. A.G.A. Report No. 8 Gas Property Calculations

Release 3.30.0
1. Cavitiation detection for liquid flows.
2. Flashing detection for liquid flows.

Release 3.22.0
1. Added calc memo section to project data files.

Download the latest demonstration version of FE-Sizer for Windows,
Version 3.0, orifice meter sizing software from the following website:


FE-Sizer is the best in differential pressure type flow meter sizing
software available today. It quickly and accurately sizes flow meters using
the latest standards and discharge coefficient correlations. The user
interface is flexible, easy-to-use, and complete with pull-down menus and
pop-up pick lists.

If you have yet to discover FE-Sizer and have a need for orifice meter
sizing software, do yourself a favor. Find out how easy it can be to size
and document your plant operations orifice meters. Create a database of
orifice meters and recall them for update at anytime.

You owe it to yourself to have the best software on the market for sizing
and selecting orifice meters. Software Technical Specifications follow...


FE-Sizer for Windows, Version 3.0 - Release 3.32

Flow Meter Sizing Software for Control and Instrumentation Professionals.


FE-Sizer is a valuable engineering tool for sizing and selecting head-type
flow meters in closed conduits. It is flexible, easy-to-use, and complete
with appropriate menus and lists. The software includes meter selection,
material tables and pipe data tables.

A table of standard drain and vent hole diameters are available where the
user selects the hole diameter to calculate the drain/vent hole correction
factor, FDH. These factors aid the user in selecting the proper meter
application. Extensive built-in warnings flag potential application and
data entry errors.

The program equations, methods and procedures comply with the following
standards governing the sizing and specification of head-type orifice meter

ASME MFC-3M (Both 1989 and 2004 Editions) * Measurements of
Fluid Flow in Pipes Using Orifice, Nozzle and Venturi

ANSI/API 2530-AGA Report No. 3 (Both 1985 and 1992 Editions) *
Orifice Metering of Natural Gas and Other Related Hydrocarbon Fluids -
Part 3 Natural Gas Applications

ISO-5167 (1991) * Measurement of fluid flow by means of pressure
differential devices inserted in circular cross-section conduits running

Part 1: Orifice Plates, Nozzles and Venturi Tubes

ISO-5167 (2003) * Measurement of fluid flow by means of pressure
differential devices inserted in circular cross-section conduits running

Part 1 - General principles and requirements
Part 2 - Orifice Plates
Part 3 - Nozzles and Venturi nozzles
Part 4 - Venturi tubes

Sizing methods use the iterative procedure described in R. W. Miller's, Flow
Measurement Engineering Handbook, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill
Publishing Company. The discharge coefficient correlations for concentric
bore orifice plates include the following standards:

Miller/Stolz equations - ASME MFC-3M (1989) and ISO-5167 (1991)
Reader- Harris/Gallagher (1998) - ISO 5167 (2003)
Reader- Harris/Gallagher - AGA Report No. 3 (1992)
Buckingham - AGA Report No. 3 (1985)

For all other meter types the discharge coefficient correlations are from
the ASME standard and R. W. Miller's handbook.

Meter Types

FE-Sizer allows the user to select from the following orifice meter types:

Orifice Plates: Concentric, segmental, eccentric, integral, honed small-
bore pipe, quadrant, and conic style orifice plates.

Flow Nozzles: ASME long radius, ASME throat tap, ISA nozzle, and
Venturi nozzle with ISA inlet.

Venturi tubes: Machined inlet, rough cast inlet, and rough sheet metal
fabricated construction with either 7-degree or 15-degree outlet cones.

Universal Venturi Tubes.

Lo-Loss Tubes.

Wedge Meters - both generic types and ABB proprietary.

In addition, the user may enter custom calibrated discharge coefficients for
calculating bores, flows, and differential pressures of custom or calibrated
meter run applications.

Sizing Methods

FE-Sizer calculates the required orifice bore, flow, or differential
pressure for the following fluid types:

Ideal and non-ideal gases - volumetric flow.

Vapors - mass flow.

Viscous and non-viscous liquids - volumetric flow.

Viscous and non-viscous liquids - mass flow.

Gas and vapor sizing equations may be either Pressure-Volume-
Temperature (PVT) or Density form.

Liquid flow sizing equations may be Specific Gravity or Density form.

FE-Sizer includes "critical-drop" flow and bore formulas for sizing
restrictive flow devices for gas, vapor and liquid fluids.


FE-Sizer includes special sizing factors important for flow meter
corrections. Factors included in FE-Sizer are:

Manometer correction.

Drain and vent hole correction.

Water vapor correction.

Two phase flows - saturated liquid
(0.0%-10.0% vapor mass to total mass content).

Two phase flows - saturated vapor
(90.00% - 100% vapor mass to total mass content).

These factors correct the calculated bore, flow or differential pressure for
specific applications.

Units System

FE-Sizer includes a completely selectable units system through pulldown
selection lists that allows the user to change units "on the fly" for any
calculated or input variable.

Record Keeping

FE-Sizer allows user to print calculation sheets, data sheets, calibration
charts, or meter system uncertainty calculations from an easy-to-use menu
system. FE-Sizer saves data records in a retrievable electronic format so
future updates to the orifice sizing calculations and data sheets can be
made simply and easily. Data records are retrieved using a built-in tag/data
listing of the stored information.

Program Features

Project database and management utilities for segregation of
calculations by projects.

Batch print of calculations and data sheets for projects.

ASCII delimited project file import and export to interface FE-Sizer
with existing project databases.

Batch calculation mode for automatic sizing of flow elements from fluid
data imported from an external database.

ASME steam and water property data correlations using the equations
defined by 1967 IPC Formulation for Industrial Use.

Built-in fluid properties database which includes fluid property
correlations for liquid and gases for approximately 100 fluids.

AGA Report 8 Natural Gas Properties

Flow meter index printout from within a project database.

Version 3.0 Enhancements

The FE-Sizer Flow Meter Sizing software package has many new features
that improve the performance of FE-Sizer. Some of the features include:

True 32-bit Windows operating system application compatible with
Windows 95/98 & ME
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP (Home & Pro Editions)
Windows 2003 Server
Windows Vista

Support for long filenames.

Selectable fonts and margins for hardcopy output.

User definable margins for metric paper support.

Easier and more flexible units system allows user to set units for
individual calculations instead of an entire project file.