Monday, December 16, 2019

Happy Holidays from Flow-Tech

"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!”
D.M. Dellinger

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Enhanced New Features for the McCrometer FPI Mag Flow Meter


Introducing the reimagined McCrometer FPI Mag flow meter. The new design has the same great FPI benefits, plus some new enhanced features. The goal was to make flow monitoring efforts even more simple. That's why the new design is compatible with McCrometer's brand new PRO COMM magmeter converter.

The FPI's scientifically placed electrode spacing and isolated reference electrodes continue to offer industries' leading insertion magmeter technology. The FPI model 394 are forward and reverse flow, and the model 395 the forward-only flow, are battery power capable.

As always, the McCrometer FPI Mag flow meter is a great choice for a wide range of municipal and industrial applications. It's great for both retrofits and new installations, and is a perfect solution for large line sizes. The McCrometer FPI offers a quick and simple installation without all the cost and downtime of a usual installation of a full bore magmeter, leveraging the FPI Mag's ability to hot tap into a line that is pressurized. Additionally, the FPI Mag is includes NSF certified fusion bonded epoxy, is Class 1, Div. 1 approved and CE certified.

For more information in Maryland, Washington D.C., or Virginia, contact Flow-Tech by calling 410-666-3200 or by visiting their web site at https://flowtechonline.com.

Friday, November 22, 2019

New Product Alert: The World's Only Clamp-on Steam Meter from Flexim

FLUXUS G721 ST
FLUXUS G721 ST
FLEXIM presents the world’s ONLY clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter capable of  measuring volume and mass flow of saturated and superheated steam at temperatures up to 180 °C / 356°F.

With FLUXUS ST, for the first time ever, it is possible to capture all steam usage from very low to very high flow rates with one meter size. The acoustic measuring method proves to be impressive with its exceptionally high measuring dynamics, is highly sensitive even at very low flow velocities and functions independently of the flow direction. Due to this large flow range (flow velocities from 0.003 ft/s up to 200 ft/s, there is no need to reduce pipe diameter to fit an inline meter’s requirement of minimum flow velocity. Moreover, the non-invasive measurement does not cause any pressure loss. The transducer mountings can be completely insulated to reduce any heat loss to the environment.
FLUXUS G601 ST
FLUXUS G601 ST

FLUXUS G721 ST is the stationary flow meter for steam and offers a variety of digital
communication interfaces such as Profibus, Modbus RTU, TCP and others. The FLUXUS G601 ST is the new state-of-the-art portable Flow and Energy meter for all Flow and Energy applications found within the industry.

The new measuring system offers the same advantages as FLEXIM’s well known flowmeter series FLUXUS: Reliable and accurate flow measurement from outside the pipe, free from pressure loss, wear and tear, and maintenance. The installation requires minimal effort, no pipe work, and never affects operation and supply.




For more information about Flexim products in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia contact Flow-Tech, Inc. Call them at 410-666-3200 or visit their web site at https://flowtechonline.com.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Today We Celebrate Our Veterans

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day of observance and celebration for those who have served in the United States military. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day because of the November 11 Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954 it was officially changed to Veterans Day to include Veterans of all wars. This holiday honors those who took an oath to defend the United States and our Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. Through the observance of Veterans Day, we remind ourselves of our Veterans patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Flow-Tech thanks our Veterans, past and present, for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Did You Know Flow-Tech Offers On-site Service?


The Flow-Tech Field Service Department can install, calibrate, repair and replace your process control instrumentation and control valves. With a focus on detail and "doing it right," a Flow-Tech service technician will get the job done on time, and on budget.

Flow-Tech offers the following on-site services:
  • Certified Gas Detection Service and Calibration Contracts
  • Flow and BTU Surveys
  • On-Site Troubleshooting
  • Maintenance Service Contracts
  • Instrument Start-up & Calibration
  • Flow and Data Acquisition Rentals
Flow-Tech, Inc.
410-666-3200
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Chlorine Gas Flow Meter in Chlorinator System

FCI Model ST100L

Chlorinators are a frequently used system for water disinfection in municipal and industrial water treatment processes.

Problem

The chlorinator system’s flow measurement system was drifting which resulted in poor control over the amount of chlorine being used. The system was initially supplied with simple, site-gauge rotameters and later, for automation and control, differential pressure (dP)-type orifice plate flow meters were added. The dP meters were continuously drifting out of calibration and could not be relied upon to accurately signal the chlorine dispensing control system.




Flow Conditions

  • Pipe diameter: 1 สบ [DN25]
  • Flow rate: 150 lb/day to 2,000 lb/day [68 kg/day to 907 kg/day] Temperature: 60 °F to 100 °F [16 °C to 38 °C]
  • Pressure: 0 psig to 10 psig [ 0 bar(g) to 0.7 bar(g)]
  • Media composition: Chlorine gas
  • Straight run: Limited, inadequate
  • Flow range encompasses transitional region

Solution

FCI Model ST100L constant power technology thermal flow meter was installed in the chlorine gas inlet line to the chlorinator panel. The flow body included built-in Vortab ® flow conditioner to overcome both lack of straight-run and transitional flow region to provide repeatable flow profile and accurate measurement. The ST100L sensor element and flow body, including Vortab flow conditioner, are fabricated of Hastelloy C-276 for protection and long service life in highly corrosive chlorine. Because chlorine gas is a safety issue for calibration labs and air equivalency calibrations for chlorine are inadequate, FCI provided on-site start-up assistance which included calibration adjustments based on the site’s rotameter measurements.

For more information in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Virginia, contact Flow-Tech, Inc. They can be reached by calling 410-666-3200 in Maryland, or 804-752-3450 in Virginia. You can also visit their web site at https://flowtechonline.com.

Reprinted with permission from Fluid Components, Inc.