Fluid Components International

Nov. 18, 2005
Flow switch handles corrosive fluids with ease
With its thermal mass flow sensor, wetted materials available in either CPVC/Hastelloy C-22 or 316SS/ Hastelloy C-22 combinations, and no moving parts, the compact M180 Flow Switch from Fluid Components Int'l. is the ideal OEM flow switch solution for equipment flowing, dispensing or measuring corrosive fluids such as chlorine.Pharmaceutical manufacturers will find the M180 Flow Switch provides precision gas or liquid flow monitoring, control and alarm switching. The M180 switch can also be applied as a level or interface detection and alarm for harsh fluids.The M180 Flow Switch features a precision thermal mass flow sensor, which provides direct mass flow measurement and all units are temperature compensated for exceptional installation repeatability and reliability. The flow sensor is enclosed in a rugged package that is designed for long-life in corrosive environments. Pigtail or M12 connectors are provided for the sensor’s output or power connections. With its no-moving parts design, thermal mass flow sensor technology, rugged construction and low cost, equipment design engineers can confidently specify the new M180 Flow Switch when high repeatability and low maintenance are prime considerations.The M180’s sensor element is fully sealed, with no orifices to plug or foul to further ensure long and dependable operation in even the dirtiest of media and plant conditions.Unlike mechanical float sensors that frequently break down, the M180Flow Switch offers a minimally invasive sensor design, with no orifices to plug or foul, that ensures virtually maintenance free continuous operation. It measures accurately and effectively in clean media, dirty media and even slurry or foaming applications. Its two highly stable platinum RTD sensors are mounted in fully sealed, miniature thermowells that ensure long and dependable operation in even the dirtiest of media and plant conditions. Its miniature sensor design ensures both fast-response and superior repeatability under all process conditions. With a mean time between failure (MTBF) rating calculated to exceed 60,000 hours of service, the M180 Flow Switch delivers unmatched reliability and long-life that will minimize maintenance costs and increase the equipment user’s long term satisfaction.More than seven different standard configurations are available to match specific OEM design criteria. Further, FCI can create custom sensor and packaging designs to meet any OEM specifications and requirements for any process media, line size, installation environment, temperature, pressure, calibration and output signals. Sensor designs comply with industry standards, including CE, FM, ATEX, CSA and more. FCI is an ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 manufacturer. A product brochure is accessible at www.fluidcomponents.com/ProdOEMProducts.htm.