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This page contains published articles on flow and measurement written by Dr. Jesse Yoder.  These articles have been published in various trade journals beginning in 1995.  The links below are to PDF files that contain the articles.  In a few cases, PDFs or links are not available

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227 Pressure Transmitter Perspectives: Technology Trends, Application Scenarios & Market Insights - Flow Control, August 2014
226 Introducing the 'Multi-Tech' Flowmeter: When Technologies Unite in the Name of Flow Measurement - Flow Control, June 2014
225 In the Eye of the Vortex: The History and Evolution of Vortex Flow Measurement - Flow Control, May 2014
224 Coriolis vs. Ultrasonic Flowmeters: comparing and contrasting two popular solutions for flow measurement - Flow Control, March 2014
223 Why are Electromagnetic Flowmeters so Popular? - Flow Control, February 2014
222 Mass Flow Controllers: Broadening the Application Beyond Semiconductor  - Flow Control, December 2013
221 Magnetic Flowmeters: Suited for Many Challenging Liquid Measurements - Flow Control, December 2013
220 Is the United States Really Set to Surpass Saudia Arabia as Leading Supplier of 'Oil'? - Flow Control, December 2013
219 Differential Pressure Flowmeters: Legacy Technology Adds Features to Meet Modern Application Needs  - Flow Control, December 2013
218 Coriolis Flowmeters: Adapting to Meet New Market Opportunities - Flow Control, December 2013
217 Positive Displacement Flowmeters: A Proven Solution for a Wide Range of Applications - Flow Control, December 2013
216 Thermal Flowmeters: Benefiting from a Boom in Environmental-Related Flow Applications - Flow Control, December 2013
215 Turbine Flowmeters: Low Cost, Improved Reliability Give Turbine Flowmeters Staying Power - Flow Control, December 2013
214 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: A Versatile Solution from Water to Custody Transfer of Natural Gas - Flow Control, December 2013
213 Vortex Flowmeters: An Advantageous Flow Measurement Solution with Upside Potential - Flow Control, December 2013
212 Open Channel Flowmeters: A flow Measurement Application Ripe for New Technology Innovation - Flow Control, December 2013
211 The History & Evolution of Mass Flow Controllers - Flow Control, November 2013
210 Energy Energizes the Technology Marketplace: How oil & gas exploration worldwide will dictate instrumentation investments going forward - Flow Control, October 2013
209 Ultrasonic flowmeters wow them at CEESI workshop - Processing, October 2013
208 The History & Evolution of Thermal Flowmeters - Flow Control, August 2013
207 The Many Phases of Multiphase Flowmeters - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2013
206 Part II: Trend Watch. A Look at Recent Developments in Traditional Technology Flowmeters - Flow Control, June 2013
205 Custody Transfer of Natural Gas: Cooperation Leads to Success - Processing, July 2013
204 Part I: Flow Trend Watch. A Look at Recent Developments in New-Technology Flowmeters - Flow Control, May 2013
203 A Decade Dominated by the Rise of New-Technology Flowmeters - Processing, April 2013
202 The Good Gets Better: Coriolis Flowmeter Suppliers Continue to Innovate an Already Strong Technology - Flow Control, March 2013
201 Part 2: The Role of Oil & Natural Gas - Digging Down on the Pros and Cons of Each and Every Possible Solution - Flow Control, February 2013
200 Part 1: The Role of Oil & Natural Gas - Flow Measurement Opportunities in the Increasingly Complicated Global Energy Market - Flow Control, January 2013
199 LNG: Key to Supplying Asia Pacific Energy Needs - Processing, January 2013
198 Energy Applications Drive Flowmeter Technology Improvement - Flow Control, December 2012
197 Vortex Flowmeters - Positioned Well for More Widespread Use Going Forward - Flow Control, December 2012
196 Turbine Flowmeters - Technology Upgrades Enhance Turbine Flowmeter Reliability - Flow Control, December 2012
195 Ultrasonic Flowmeters - Measurement Methods & Mounting Options Support a Range of Applications - Flow Control, December 2012
194 Coriolis Flowmeters - Alternative Designs Aims to Expand the Application Base - Flow Control, December 2012
193 Differential-Pressure Flowmeters - An Old Standard Remains Strong- Flow Control, December 2012
192 Magnetic Flowmeters - A Meter Well Positioned to Meet the Needs of Many Applications - Flow Control, December 2012
191 Multiphase Flowmeters - A Solution to Meet the Changing Demands of Oil & Gas Measurement - Flow Control, December 2012 December 2012
190 Positive-Displacement Flowmeters - Flow Measurement's Unsung Hero - Flow Control, December 2012
189 Thermal Flowmeters - A Versatile Meter Competing for Share In Greenhouse Applications - Flow Control, December 2012
188 Custody Transfer of Oil & Gas - Flow Measurement Accuracy with Money on the Line - Flow Control, October 2012
187 What ever happened to Doppler Flowmeters? - Processing, October 2012
186 The Path to Chordal Harmony: Differentiating a 'Chord' & a 'Path' in Ultrasonic Flow Measurement - Flow Control, September 2012
185 Leading the Way: Strong R&D Drives Coriolis and Ultrasonic Flowmeters to New Heights - Flow Control, August 2012
184 Oil & Gas Measurement Still Dominate the Energy Markets - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2012
183 Recent Flowmeter Advances Reflect Energy Market Priorities - Processing, July 2012
182 Understanding Ultrasonics: Custody Transfer Drives the Market, but Inline and Clamp-Ons Gain Popularity - Flow Control, July 2012
181 Flow Measurement Trendlines: A Look at Traditional and New Technology Flowmeters  - Flow Control, May 2012
180 Multiphase Flowmeters: A Chorus of Instruments - Processing, April 2012
179 A Look at Leading Flow Measurement Conferences - Flow Control, March 2012
178 Flowmeter Spin: History & Evolution of Turbine Flow Measurement - Flow Control, February 2012
177 Ultrasonic and Coriolis Flowmeters a Big Hit at Norway's North Sea Flow Workshop - Global Processing, February 2012
176 Multiphase Flow Measurement a Main Focus of Norway's North Sea Flow Workshop - Processing, January 2012
175 Considering Variable Area Flowmeters - FlowControlNetwork.com, January 2012
174 Viewpoint: Flowmeter Applications to Watch in 2012 - Flow Control, December 2011
173 Coriolis: The Trend Toward Large-Line Coriolis Continues - Flow Control, December 2011
172 DP: Seizing Opportunity from a Rise in Oil & Gas Exploration - Flow Control, December 2011
171 Magnetic: A Trusted Solution for the Measurement of Most Liquids - Flow Control, December 2011
170 Positive Displacement: A Traditional Technology Learns Some New Tricks - Flow Control, December 2011
169 Thermal Flowmeters: An Ideal Solution for Emissions & Certain Gas Flow Applications - Flow Control, December 2011
168 Turbine: A Traditional Technology Learns Some New Tricks - Flow Control, December 2011
167 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: So Many Paths to Choose From - Flow Control, December 2011
166 Vortex: A Growing Market in Need of More Research & Development- Flow Control, December 2011
165 Innovations Dominate Flow Measurement Market - Pipeline & Gas Journal, November 2011
164 The Exclusive Large Line Size Meter Club - Processing, November 2011
163

The Coriolis Effect: Unquestionable Accuracy, But Are Coriolis Meters Aptly Named? - Flow Control, November 2011

162 Part II: Pros and Cons of Gas Flowmeters - Flow Control, September 2011
161 Part I: Pros and Cons of Gas Flowmeters - Flow Control, August 2011
160 Custody Battles: Positioning for Market Share in Custody Transfer of Oil & Gas - Flow Control, July 2011
159 Ge F. Fischer Tells It His Way: Reflections from a Pioneer of Flow Measurement - FlowControlNetwork.com, June 2011
158 A Golden Age for Gas Flow Measurement - Processing, May 2011
157 The Future of Oil & Gas - Understanding The Measurement of Two Key Energy Sources - Flow Control, May 2011
156 Pressure Update: From Gauges to Transmitters - A Primer on Pressure Measurement Technology - Flow Control, March 2011
155 Flow Update: Flow Business in the Middle East - Flow Control, February 2011
154 Vortex Flowmeters: Versatile Flowmeter to See Growth Due to Industry Approvals - Flow Control, December 2010
153 Variable-Area Flowmeters: A Low-Cost Solution for Simple Applications - Flow Control, December 2010
152 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: An Evolving Technology Expands Its Application Reach - Flow Control, December 2010
151 Turbine Flowmeters: A Strong Position in Gas Flow Applications - Flow Control - December 2010
150 Thermal Flowmeters: Emissions-Monitoring Market to Drive Demand - Flow Control, December 2010
149 Positive-Displacement Flowmeters: Large Installed Base & Competitive Advantage for Certain Applications - Flow Control, December 2010
148 Magnetic Flowmeters: A Solid Replacement for Mechanical Meter Types - Flow Control, December 2010
147 Differential-Pressure Flowmeters: A Traditional Technology Incorporates Advanced Features - Flow Control, December 2010
146 Coriolis Flowmeters: When Performance Matters - Flow Control, December 2010
145 Flow Update: 4 Key Flowmeter Applications to Watch - Flow Control, December 2010
144 Flow Update: Something to be Said for Tradition - FlowControlNetwork.com, November 2010
143 Flow Update: Trends in New Technology Flowmeters - Flow Control, October 2010
142 Flowmeter Market Watch - Mergers & Acquisitions in the Turbine & Positive Displacement Segments - Flow Control, August 2010
141 Flowmeter Battle Royale - The Competition in an Expanding Custody Transfer Market - Processing, July 2010
140 Energy Demand Propels Custody Transfer Flow Measurement - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2010
139 Accuracy Matters - The Where and Why of Flowmeter Calibration - FlowControlNetwork.com, July 2010
138 Measuring Gas Flows - Flowmeter Suppliers Jockey for Position in Critical Applications - Flow Control, June 2010
137 A Difficult Year - Flowmeter Markets Emerge from the Recession of 2009 - Flow Control, May 2010
136 A Hot Technology for Steam & Gas Flows - Flow Control, March 2010
135 Calibration Issues Bedevil the Fast-Growing Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market - Processing, January 2010
134 Turbine Flowmeters -An Industry Standard Faces New Competition - Flow Control - December 2009
133 DP Flowmeters - An Old Technology Gets Some New Looks - Flow Control, December 2009
132 Thermal Flowmeters - Emissions Control Efforts Figure to Drive Demand - Flow Control, December 2009
131 Ultrasonic Flowmeters - Technology Evolves to Meet Custody-Transfer Requirements - Flow Control, December 2009
130 Magnetic Flowmeters - A Versatile Solution for Most Liquid Flow Applications - Flow Control - December 2009
129 Coriolis Flowmeters - Addressing Cost & Line-Size Limitations - Flow Control, December 2009
128 Observing the Middle East - Prospects for Flow Measurement Applications in a Complex Region - Flow Control, December 2009
127 Not so Element-ary - New Primary Elements Expand the Reach of DP Flow Measurement - Flow Control, September 2009
126 The 'Cleaner' Fossil Fuel - Considering Natural Gas as Part of the Alternative Energy Future - Flow Control, August 2009
125 The Heavyweights of Flow Measurement - Coriolis, Magnetic, and Ultrasonic Flowmeters Square Off for Flow Measurement Supremacy - Processing, July 2009
124 Ultrasonic Flowmeters in the Energy Measurement Spotlight - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2009
123 Measurement Guru Waxes Philosophically Over Flowmeters - Pipeline & Gas Journal, June 2009
122 What's so Great about Vortex Flowmeters? - Proven Technology Struggles to Differentiate in a Competitive Market - Flow Control, June 2009
121 Magmeter Market Rising - Application Flexibility Drives Demand for Magnetic Flowmeters - Flow Control, May 2009
120 New-Technology Flowmeters: A Growing Trend - Processing, May 2009
119 A Market Prime for Boom: Thermal Flowmeters Positioned to Gain from Environmental Push - Flow Control - March 2009
118 Measuring the World's Water Supply - Flowmeters for Water & Wastewater Applications - Flow Control, February 2009
117 Pioneers of Flow Measurement - Founding the Technologies of Today - Flow Control, January 2009
116 Vortex Flowmeters: When the Steam Clears - Flow Control, December 2008
115 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: A Market in Boom - Flow Control, December 2008
114 Magnetic Flowmeters: Low Cost of Ownership Drives Demand - Flow Control, December 2008
113 Differential Pressure Flowmeters: Elemental Improvements - Flow Control, December 2008
112 Coriolis Flowmeters: When Accuracy Matters - Flow Control, December 2008
111 Thermal Flowmeters: Hot Market for Mass Flow Controllers - Flow Control, December 2008
110 Turbine Flowmeters: Users Stick With What They Know - Flow Control, December 2008
109 Market Outlook for Flowmeters by Technology - Flow Control, December 2008
108 Something to be Said for Tradition - Legacy Flow Measurement Systems Live On - Flow Control, November 2008
107 Mass Appeal - Market Outlook for Mass Flow Controllers - Flow Control, August 2008
106 The Changing Face of Coriolis - Flow Control, July 2008
105 High Prices Drive Flow Measurement in the Energy Markets - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2008
104 New Realities Bring New Measurements - Processing, July 2008
103 Measuring a 1% Gain in a $4.5 Billion Market - Flow Control, June 2008
102 Behind the Scenes of Steam Flow Measurement - Intech, May 2008
101 7 Technologies for Steam Flow - Flow Control, May 2008
100 What the Future Holds; Trends in Pressure Transmitter Technology - Flow Control, March 2008
99 The Ultrasonic Boom - Flow Control, February 2008
98 Ultrasonic Flowmeters for Custody Transfer - Flow Control, January 2008
97 Vortex Flowmeters: Growth Expected for Gas & Steam Applications - Flow Control, December 2007
96 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: Multipath for Custody Transfer Drives Market - Flow Control, December 2007
95 Turbine Flowmeters: A Low-Cost Solution for High-Speed Flow - Flow Control, December 2007
94 Thermal Flowmeters: A Low-Cost Solution for Low-Flow Applications - Flow Control, December 2007
93 Magnetic Flowmeters: The Matter of AC vs. DC - Flow Control, December 2007
92 Differential-Pressure Flowmeters: Multivariable Technology on the Rise - Flow Control, December 2007
91 Coriolis Flowmeters: Accuracy & Reliability Provide Competitive Edge - Flow Control, December 2007
90 Use of Differential Pressure Flowmeters Expand With Petroleum Industry - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2007
89 The Expanding Use of DP Flowmeters in the Energy Industry - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2007
88 Temperature Transmitters Becoming Smarter - Flow Control, June 2007
87 A Primer on Primary Elements - Understanding a Key Aspect of DP Flow Measurement - Flow Control, May 2007
86 DP Flowmeters Ride the Wave of Growth in the Oil & Gas Industry - Processing, May 2007
85 From the Glass Thermometer to Fiber Optics - An Overview of Leading Sensor Technologies and Applications - Flow Control, February 2007
84 Turbine/Paddlewheel Flowmeters: Turbine Remains Viable Solution - Flow Control,  December 2006
83 Thermal Flowmeters: Low-Cost, Low-Pressure Solution - Flow Control,  December 2006
82 Magnetic Flowmeters: Magmeters Replace Traditional Technologies - Flow Control,  December 2006
81 Differential-Pressure Flowmeters: DP is Most Used Flowmeter Type - Flow Control,  December 2006
80 Coriolis Flowmeters: Principle of Operation - Flow Control,  December 2006
79 Evolution of Magnetic Flowmeters - Technological Innovation Makes a Proven Meter Type More Useful - Flow Control, November 2006
78 Applying the Paradigm Case Method for Flowmeter Selection - Chemical Engineering Processing, September 2006
77 2006 Flowmeter User Study Results - DP Remains Dominant, but New Technologies are Catching On - Flow Control, September 2006
76 The Key to Unlocking the DP Flowmeter Market - Processing, September 2006
75 Vortex Flowmeters Gaining Traction [Finally] - Technology Enhancements, Standardization Efforts are Reason for Optimism - Flow Control, August 2006
74 A Growing Need for Oil Flow Measurement - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2006
73 Dramatic Changes Ahead for Vortex Flowmeter Market, Processing, May 2006
72 You Say Fahrenheit and I Say Celsius - Flow Control, February 2006
71 In Magmeters We Trust - Technology Improvements Drive Magnetic Flowmeter Uptake - Flow Control, November 2005
70 Exploring the Possibilities: Instrumentation to Benefit from High Oil Demand - Flow Control, August 2005
69 The Energy Outlook: A Win-Win for Instrumentation Suppliers - Flow Control, August 2005
68 Old Faithful: Traditional PD Meters Offer Reliable Gas Flow Measurement - Flow Control, July 2005
67 Positive Displacement Flowmeters are Positively Popular for Gas Applications - Flow Control, July 2005
66 Steamed Up: Flow Technology Evolves to Support Critical Energy Source - Flow Control, May 2005
65 Coriolis & Thermal: Two Approaches to Mass Flow Measurement - Flow Control, March 2005
64 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: Many Paths to Successful Flow Measurement - Flow Control, February 2005
63 Principle of Attraction: The Rise of Magnetic Flowmeter Technology - Flow Control, January 2005
62 The Difference with Differential Pressure - Flow Control, November 2004
61 Pressure Transmitter Market Trends: From Globalization to New Technology - Flow Control, August, 2004
60 It's Full Speed Ahead for Gas Flow Measurement - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2004
59 Gas Measurement Trends: Matching the Flowmeter to the Job - Flow Control, July 2004
58 Water Works: Flowmeter Selection for Utility Applications - Flow Control, June 2004
57 Flowmeters Used in the Water and Wastewater Industry - Asian Water, May 2004
56 Thermal Flow - How the Technology Came to Be - Flow Control, March 2004
55 Flowmeter Winners & Losers - Flow Control, February 2004
54 Trends in Flowmeter Design - Flow Control, January 2004
53 Flowmeters and Their Apps - Sensors, October 2003
52 Magnetic Attraction: The Food & Beverage Industry's Pull to Magmeters - Flow Control, October 2003
51 When Will the Vortex Flowmeter Market Pick Up Steam? - Processing, October 2003
50 Thermal Flowmeters: Welcome to the Club! - Control, October 2003
49 Need to Measure Flow? Pick Your Technology - Sensors Magazine, October 2003
48 Measurement in the Oil & Gas Industries - Flow Control, September 2003
47 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: A Market of Dichotomies - Flow Control, August 2003
46 Trends Among the Top 10 Flowmeter Technologies - Control, July 2003
45 Flow Measurement in the Petroleum Industry - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2003
44 New Study Shows Growth of New-Technology Flowmeters - Intech, June 2003
43 Flowmeter Measurement Trends in the Water Industry - Flow Control, June 2003
42 Exclusive Look at Vortex Flowmeter Penetration - Flow Control, May 2003
41 Back to Basics: The Paradigm Case Method of Selecting Flowmeters - Control Engineering, April 2003
40 New-Technology Flowmeters Break Through Barriers - Control Solutions, March 2003
39 How is the Economy Affecting Instrumentation Spending? - Flow Control, March 2003
38 The Varied Effects of Oil Prices on the Petroleum Industry - Flow Control, February 2003
37 Measurement Nuts & Bolts: Coriolis, Thermal, and Multivariable Flowmeters - Flow Control, January 2003
36 Meet the Flow Freshmen - Control, January 2003
35 Flow Measurement for the Masses - Flow Control, January 2003
34 Traditional Technology Flowmeters Hold Their Own - Control Solutions, January 2003
33 A New Perspective on Traditional Technology Flowmeters - Flow Control, November/December 2002
32 A Place for Positive Displacement - Control, October 2002
31 Despite Market Declines, Turbine Flowmeters Remain Major Segment - Flow Control, October 2002
30 Lanes Merge Ahead - Flow Control, September 2002
29 Multivariable: The Hot New Trend in Vortex Flowmeters - Flow Control, June 2002 
28 Go New-Tech or Stick with DP? - Control, June 2002 
27 Ultrasonic Flowmeter Market is Expected to Grow Strongly - Pipeline & Gas Journal, April 2002
26 New Technology Flowmeters Offer Performance Breakthroughs - Control Solutions, April 2002; 
25 A Complex Flow Instrumentation Market - InTech, February 2002
24 Multivariable and New-Technology Flowmeters Lead the Way - Control, January 2002 
23 Big Shift to New-Technology Flowmeters Predicted - Flow Control, January 2002 
22 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: The Fastest Growing Market - Flow Control, November 2001 
21 Mass Appeal - Plant Services, April 2001 
20 Flowmeter Shootout Part III: How Users Choose - Control, April 2001
19 Flowmeter Shootout Part II: Traditional-Technology Flowmeters - Control, March 2001 
18 Flowmeter Shootout Part I: New-Technology Flowmeters - Control, February 2001 
17 Raising the Bar for Primary Elements - Control Engineering, October 2000
16 Flowmeter Calibration: How, Why, and Where - Control, August 2000 
15 Ultrasonics Reverberate Through Flowmeter Market - InTech, July 2000
14 Ultrasonic Meters: A Natural Choice to Measure Gas Flow - Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2000 
13 Temperature Transmitters: Analog is Still in, but Smart is Making its Move - I&CS, July 2000
12 Growth Prospects for I/P Transducers - Plant Services, July 2000
11 Taking the Mystery out of Infrared - Control, June 2000 
10 Making Contact with Temperature - Control Engineering, April 2000
9 Thermocouple Technology: A Matter of Resistance and Metal - InTech, March 2000
8 Plumbing the Depths of Open Channel Flow Measurement - Control, July 1999
7 Using Meters to Measure Steam Flow - Plant Engineering, April 1998
6 Developments in DP Flowmeters - Control, April 1998
5 Flow Measurement Technologies Move Forward - I&CS, November 1997 
4 Ultrasonic Flowmeters: A Technology Whose Time Has Come - Chemical Engineering World, November 1997
3 Fast Action Plus Emissions Control Boosts Quarter-Turn Valves in Batch - InTech, November 1997
2 Major Forces Drive Industrial Automation - Honeywell's Journal Industrial Automation and Control - Honeywell Journal - April 1995
1 Getting to the Heart of Smart - InTech, February 1995

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