FCI announces enhancements to FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor

  • September 15, 2017
  • FCI - Fluid Components International
FCI announces enhancements to  FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor
FCI announces enhancements to FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor

September 15, 2017— The dual function FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) delivers two functions in a single instrument, providing process and plant engineers a flow monitor.

The FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor is designed for gas flow safety-related applications because it provides a high- or low-trip point alarm.  It also includes an analog 4-20 mA output signal.  Configured in the field, the FS10i also may eliminate the burden of additional calibration costs that are normally associated with other flow measurement applications.

The FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor operates over a flow range in air/gas from .25 FPS to 400 SFPS [0,076 MPS to 122 MPS] and in water from 0.01 FPS to 0.5 FPS [0,003 MPS to 0,15 MPS].  Repeatability: ±0.5% of reading.

The range capability of the FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor can be employed in gas applications, including hazardous gases. With its optional Div 2/Zone 2 approvals, the FS10i is ideally suited for applications monitoring seal leaks, compressed air leaks, and assuring that purge air flow is verified. The FS10i’s analog span is established by simulating low flow and high flow conditions under the setup mode. The 4-20mA output, though non-linear, will now track the flow over that range.

The FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor’s analog output is ideal for trending flows that can provide an early warning of clogged filters, pipe fitting leaks, wearing seals, pump problems and other causes of flow disruptions before system shutdown. This instrument’s capabilities are a tool in avoiding damage to expensive pumps and compressors and other equipment that can require extensive maintenance or replacement.

The FS10i is designed for insertion into 0.5-inch (13mm) or larger diameter pipes and square ducts. This switch/monitor also includes a 10-LED array that provides both a useful visual indication that the trip point has been exceeded (LED flashes on/off) and of relative flow rate (10 percent increments) across the flow range.

The FS10i Flow Switch/Monitor provides features for installation in rugged environments and in industrial plants, process and large buildings. Its flow sensor’s thermowells are constructed of corrosion resistant Hastelloy C-22.  It operates in fluid temperatures up to 250°F/121°C, in pressures up to 2000 psi [138 bar] and also features IP protection rating to IP67 for its housing.  

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