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Dr. Richard W. Miller - Leading Authority on Flowmeters

 

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Dr. Richard W. Miller authored the definitive McGraw Hill text Flow Measurement Engineering Handbook.  Until it’s publication in 1983 flow measurement books were limited to the differential producers (orifice, nozzle, Venturies, etc).

Notable books published by The Foxboro Company (L.K.Spink, 1961) and Honeywell (C. Cusick, 1961) were the “Bible” for all industries. These texts covered basic equations for “head “ class meters only with little information on equation development, fluid properties, accuracy calculations, etc., material required for the dawning of the computer age.

The field of flow measurement had entered a new age where product cost was now significant and repeatability of flow meters for control no longer the singular flow meter objective. Starting with the oil embargo of 1974 accuracy for improved plant balancing and contractual requirements became equally important.

In the early days of instrumentation leading instrument companies had a single expert for the three horseman of industrial measurement; Pressure, Temperature and Flow. These experts were granted a great deal of latitude in all aspects of their specialty covering research, development and marketing. They attended all national and international related conference and society activities related to their specialties. This made them uniquely qualified to write papers, books and lecture on the subject. Today this company tradition has vanished.

Dr. Miller was one of these fortunate company “experts” and is now president of R.W. Miller & Associates. He serves, or has served, on many standards and technical committees both nationally and internationally. Holds numerous patents, has published many technical papers. He directed and designed many of the Foxboro Company’s compressible fluids and liquid laboratories used for product or research and development purposes. Recently he designed the entire AMITY flow meter  product line.

He is a Bristol Fellow (Foxboro Company), an ASME Fellow, a Northeastern University Outstanding Alumni, Lifetime member Who's Who in Engineering, National Registry of Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and  National Registry of Who's Who in America.

He holds numerous patents and holds membership on many USA and International Committees. He has written many technical papers on Flow Measurement.

The Flow Measurement Engineering Handbook now in its third edition is considered by many to be the worldwide reference text on flow measurement as is the companion Software written by Dr. Miller The FLOW CONSULTANT.

 

 

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