New book highlights frontiers of research in flowmeter technologies

Jan. 3, 2023
The first book of a new two-volume set on flowmeter technology by Dr. Jesse Yoder is now available from CRC Press.
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Jesse Yoder Book

Wakefield, Massachusetts; January 3, 2023 (Flow Research release) — The first book of a new two-volume set on flowmeter technology by Dr. Jesse Yoder is now available from CRC Press. The set, Advances in Flowmeter Technology, discusses the history, operating principles, growth factors, representative companies and frontiers of research for all 10 types of flowmeters. The first volume, New-Technology Flowmeters, released on September 6, 2022, was followed by the second volume, Conventional Flowmeters on December 15.

The main purpose of New-Technology Flowmeters is to provide an easy-to-understand yet in-depth look at the five types of flowmeters in the fast-growing new-technology segment: Coriolis, magnetic, ultrasonic, vortex and thermal. Topics include how these meters work, the major suppliers, typical applications and the advantages of each type of meter. It also looks at technological advances and the frontiers of research for each meter type, including:

  • Larger line sizes in Coriolis meters in the last decade, from 6 inches to 16 inches
  • Improvements in Coriolis straight tube meters
  • Introduction and increasing popularity of two-wire magmeters
  • Battery-operated and wireless magmeters
  • Rapid growth in multipath ultrasonic meters for custody transfer of natural gas
  • Increasing popularity of multivariable and dual-meter vortex meters
  • Enhanced accuracy, reliability, redundancy, cost, materials, and use of communication protocols

The book is designed to serve as a basic resource for the general public as well as for professionals who are involved with flow measurement and want to deepen their knowledge: end users who are considering buying flowmeters, product managers who understand a particular flowmeter but want to learn about other flowmeter technologies, or employees new to the technology, for example.

“Flow is all around us, whether we’re talking about air, water, traffic, or gasoline, yet people take it for granted,” says Yoder. “Flowmeters are everywhere, measuring liquids and gases out at sea on oil rigs, in factories, and even in apartment complexes. This book addresses the many different types of flowmeters. It gives their history, current developments, and areas for future research. I hope this book will help people appreciate the fascinating world of flowmeters and flow measurement just a little bit more.”

New-Technology Flowmeters is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online sites.

About Jesse Yoder

Jesse Yoder, Ph.D. is president of Flow Research, Inc., a company he founded in 1998 in Wakefield, MA. He has 36 years of experience as an analyst and writer in process control. He has authored more than 280 market research studies in industrial automation and process control and has written more than 300 published journal articles on instrumentation topics. Dr. Yoder has become a world-renowned authority and expert in flow measurement and market research. As an entrepreneur, author, consultant, and inventor, he has helped define the concepts used in flow measurement and is widely respected as an innovator in this field.  He holds two U.S. patents for a new dual tube meter design that measures flow by placing two tubes with sensors inside a larger meter body.  He is also the author of The Tao of Measurement, published by ISA, with Richard E. Morley as co-contributor.

About Flow Research

Flow Research ( is the only independent market research company whose primary mission is to research flowmeter and other instrumentation products and markets worldwide.  Flow Research, founded in 1998 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, specializes in flow measurement devices, and conducts market research studies in a wide variety of instrumentation areas.  These studies are developed through interviews with suppliers, distributors, and end users.  Topics include all of the flowmeter technologies – both new and traditional – as well as temperature sensors, temperature transmitters, level products, and pressure transmitters.  The company has a special focus on the energy industries, especially on oil and gas production and measurement.  

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