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FCI introduces retractable packing gland option for ST series of flow meters

FCI introduces retractable packing gland option for ST series of flow meters

May 1, 2019 — Fluid Components International (FCI)  recently introduced ST Series Flow Meters with a retractable packing gland option.

The thermal dispersion ST50, ST80 and ST100 Series Air/Gas Flow Meters all feature insertion style designs now with FCI’s optional packing gland kit.  They requiring a single tap point into the process line, and they are capable of retracting their flow sensing elements from the line.

When it comes to maintaining insertion style meters such as FCI’s ST Series, the sensor assembly is retracted from the pipeline through a ball valve/packing gland. When retracted, the ball valve is closed. 

The FCI Retractable Packaging Gland Kit for the ST Series Flow Meters comes in low or medium pressure configurations.  The low pressure kit is suitable for lines pressurized up to 50 psig [3,5 bar (g)].  The medium pressure configuration is designed for lines pressurized up to 500 psig [34 bar (g)].  They are available with a choice of graphite or Teflon packing material and one threaded or flanged process connection. The Teflon packing material is required when the process media is ozone, chlorine or bromine. 

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