- July 28, 2010
- FCI - Fluid Components International
July 28, 2010 - The ST51 Flow Meter is ideal for the measurement and monitoring of industrial plant greenhouse gases. The ST51 features a no-moving parts design that‚Äôs non-clogging and operates over a wide flow range with low-flow sensitivity. It‚Äôs packaged in an explosion-proof transmitter, and the calibration is matched to the user‚Äôs actual gas composition and installation conditions. FCI designed the ST51 Flow Meter to measure and monitor GHG per the EPA‚Äôs requirements. It features a thermal mass, insertion-style flow element with flow accuracy to ¬±1% of reading over a broad flow range from 0.3 to 400 SFPS (0.08 to 122 MPS), and repeatability of ¬±0.5 percent of reading. The flow element is available for use in line sizes from 2 to 24 inches (51 to 610 mm). It operates over a wide turndown range of 100:1 and at temperatures from 0 to 250¬∞F (-18 to 121¬∞C). It withstands pressures up to 500 psig [34 bar (g)].The ST51 Flow Meter‚Äôs robust thermal mass flow sensing element has no moving parts and no orifices to clog or foul to attain virtually maintenance-free service in wet, dirty biogas applications. The flow element is constructed with a 316L stainless steel body and Hastelloy C-22 thermowell sensors to resist corrosion. It includes built-in temperature compensation circuitry for accurate, repeatable measurement year-round as temperatures rise and fall seasonally. For ease of use and applications flexibility, the ST51 flow meter is rich with outputs for user interfaces and information. Dual 4-20mA analog outputs are user assignable to flow rate and/or temperature, and there is a 0-1kHz pulse output for totalized flow. The transmitter‚Äôs digital communications include an RS-232C port, and with units that have the digital display option there is a wireless IR link for PDA use.The ST51‚Äôs optional integral digital display features a two-line, 16-character LCD screen that is easy to read and can be rotated in 90-degree increments for optimum viewing and installation flexibility. The LCD screen‚Äôs top line is assigned to flow rate, and the bottom line is user assignable for temperature readings or totalized flow.For applications with difficult access or display readability, the ST51‚Äôs flow transmitter is also available in a remote mount configuration that can be mounted up to 50 feet (15m) away from the flow element inserted the pipe. Both the remote mount and integral transmitters are housed in an aluminum enclosure that is NEMA 4X approved and meets IP67 requirements for water and dust ingress protection. Input power for the ST51 can be selected as either 18 to 36 Vdc or 85 to 265 Vac.