Fox obtains hazardous area approvals for Mass Flow Meter

  • August 29, 2012
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August 28, 2012 – Fox Thermal Instruments announced FM, FMc, ATEX, and IECEx approvals of their Model FT3 Thermal Mass Flow Meter & Temperature Transmitter.   The FM (U.S.), FMc (Canadian), ATEX (EU), and IECEx (Global) approvals assure Fox customers around the world of the highest national and international safety standards used in the manufacture of the new Model FT3.  Not only do the approvals declare that the FT3 performs reliably, it also shows it is safe for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.  To receive these approvals, Fox Thermal Instruments’ Quality System was carefully inspected through a three-tiered assessment, and the Model FT3 was put through rigorous multi-phased testing.  The FT3 Mass Flow Meter has received the following approvals:

  •  FM and FMc approvals (*temperature ratings vary based on meter configuration):

             o    Class I, Division 1, Groups B, C, D;               o    Class II, Division 1, Groups E, F, G;              o    Class III, Division 1; T3C, Ta=-40°C to 70°C               o    Class I, Zone 1, AEx/Ex d IIB + H2 T6*/T4*/T1*; Ta=-20°C to 70°C; Type 4X, IP67. 

  • ATEX approvals (*temperature ratings vary based on meter configuration):

            o    II 2 G Ex d IIB + H2 T6*/T4*/T1* Gb Ta=-20°C to 70°C; IP67             o    II 2 D Ex tb IIIC T85°C*/T135°C*/T450°C*; Db Ta=-20°C to 70°C; IP67. 

  • IECEx approvals(*temperature ratings vary based on meter configuration):

            o    Ex d IIB + H2 T6*/T4*/T1* Gb Ta=-20°C to 70°C; IP67             o    Ex tb IIIC T85°C*/T135°C* Db Ta=-20°C to 70°C; IP67 These approvals certify that the resilient design of the FT3 conforms to national and international safety standards for loss protection and risk management.   

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