Ideal for Gas or Liquid Analyser Sampling Systems in Oil/Gas Refining, Chemical Processing, Stack Monitoring, Advanced Materials, Pharmaceuticals Semiconductor Fabrication
The Model FS10A Analyser Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) is a compact flow switch/monitor that can be easily incorporated into gas and liquid process analyser sampling systems with a convenient SP76 adapter that supports and/or integrates easily with NeSSI™ standard compliant hardware.
FCI’s SP76 adapter for NeSSI modular manifolds allows the FS10A to be installed into a standardised mechanical platform for analysers and sensors. The NeSSI (New Sampling/Sensor Initiative) has been evolving for two decades-plus as an industry-driven effort to define and promote analyser and sensor standardization.
In NeSSI compliant devices, sample system components such as the FS10A can be mounted onto a standard fluidic interface for modular surface-mount components, which features standard wiring and communications interfaces and a standard platform for micro analytics. The FS10A conforms to NeSSI Generation I and is prepped for Generation II and III compliance. It requires only a single 1.5-x-1.5-inch SP76 base.
The breakthrough FS10A Analyser Flow Switch/Monitor represents the next-generation, lowest-cost solution for continuously verifying flows within liquid or gas process analyser sampling systems. It is a small, lightweight instrument featuring superior low flow sensitivity, a choice of electronic outputs and a no-moving parts design that ensures maximum reliability.
The FS10A is ideally suited for continuous monitoring of analyser sample flows to provide the highest integrity process analysis without interruption.
Featuring a precision flow sensor element with no moving parts to foul, clog or maintain, the FS10A ensures continuous reliability and requires virtually no maintenance. The instrument’s wetted parts are corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel with Hastelloy-C sensor tips. The FS10A Analyser Flow Switch/Monitor can be used with nearly all types of process and emissions sampling systems, including: gas chromatographs (GCs), mass spectrometers, optical spectrometers, photometers and others. The FS10A Analyser Flow Switch fits in a standard 0.25 inch tube tee as well as the SP76 adapter (ANSI/ISA Standard 76.00.02-2002, Modular Component Interfaces for Surface-Mount Fluid Distribution Components).
Operating over a wide flow range in multiple configurations, the FS10A features a flow range in air from 50 to 20,000 cc/min, and a flow range in water from 4 to 100 cc/min. It accommodates wide turndowns with a ratio up to 100:1. A single model can be used for most gas and liquid applications with a simple in-field set up.
The FS10A is designed with a fully-sealed aluminium housing to protect electronics in harsh plant environments. The electronics can be integral mounted with the sensor element in a uni-body configuration or remotely mounted for easy front panel display viewing.
The FS10A features a top-mounted, ten (10) LED array and two pressure-sensitive button touch controls. The LED display provides users visibility of flow rate trend, alarm status and power on/off. The flow switch’s set-up and setpoint values can be changed via the two push-buttons or via its standard RS232C serial interface.
The FS10A is available with a choice of electronic outputs. The switch output can be either an open collector (transistor) or a 1A relay settable for NO or NC operation. The switch settings are user programmable for trip control of hysteresis and time delay. An optional 4-20 mA output is available for trending, which is field settable to represent the flow rate span.
The SIL rated FS10A features multiple agency approvals including FM and FMc: Nonincendive, Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Division 2 Groups E, F, G; Class III T4@Ta=71ºC Type 4X. It has also ATEX and IECEx approval, along with EAC/TR CU.
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