Fluid Components International’s Future-Ready ST100 series air/gas flowmeter has been selected as a finalist for the Engineer’s Choice Innovation Award 2011. The award will be voted for by the readers of the Control Engineering Magazine.
This ST100 thermal mass flow meter sets a new market standard in air/gas flow measuring instrumentation, providing electronics with currently available superior functions and features. With this superior electronics, the ST100 flow meter ensures increased performance and flexible adaptability, when it is used in plant gas flow detection technologies in future. These ST100 flow meters were designed to provide comprehensive measurement for future plant and process control applications.
The user-friendly ST100 series air/gas flow meter can continuously monitor, display and transmit a wide range of parameters. This thermal mass flow meter can be used for frequency/pulse, 4-20 mA analog, alarm relays or digital bus communication including Fieldbus, HART, Modbus or Profibus. The ST100 flow meter integrated with a plug-in card replacement can be used in facilities requiring desirable changes and can be upgraded over time. The ST100 flow includes a distinct multivariable backlit LCD display unit that continuously outputs the alarm status and process measurements in a graphical pattern. This flow meter with removable 2-GB micro-SD memory card can accommodate five calibration sets and 21 million readings, which enables it to store wide flow ranges, obtain up to 1000:1 turndown and differing gas mixtures.
The ST100 air/gas flow meter is capable of offering various patterns of flow sensors such as a general purpose shroud FP for compressed air/gas applications, fast-response shroud FPC and unshrouded S styles for wet/dirty gas applications. The ST100 model flow meters are configured using FCI’s VeriCal in-situ calibration technology, such that it can measure wet, dry, dirty and mixed gases. This flow meter comprises a sensing device that measures flow from 0.07-305 NMPS with +/-0.75% reading accuracy at a temperature of about 454°C. The ST100 series comes in both remote and integral electronic and is approved for its use in hazardous environmental conditions.