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FTI Introduces Magnetic Flowmeters for Low-Flow Applications

October 1, 2007

The Extended Linearity 500 Series delivers accuracy not only in turbulent flow but also during transitional and laminar flow regimes.

ARCwire -- Flow Technology Inc. (FTI), a manufacturer of precision flow measurement instruments, systems, and calibrators, announced the introduction of the Extended Linearity (EL) 500 Series of electromagnetic flowmeters. Available in line sizes from 1/8 to 3/4 inch, these meters are designed for accurate low-flow rate measurement in a wide range of applications.

The latest in a new line of electromagnetic flowmeters from FTI, the EL 500 Series creates a unique electromagnetic field profile ensuring accuracy not only in turbulent flow, but also during transitional and laminar flow regimes. The compact meters provide extended linearity and a wide measurement range of up to 1000:1 without the aid of linearization software. The EL 500 has a bidirectional flow capability, with no moving parts and no pressure drop. The meters cover the temperature range –4°F to 320°F.

The meters use a 316 stainless steel flow tube with AISI 316 UNI 338 male-threaded, NPT, or tri-clamp/ISO 2852 fittings. Connections can be supplied in Hastelloy C or titanium options. The standard liner material is PTFE. The flowmeter enclosure is stainless steel. Electronics available for the EL 500 series consist of a base transmitter, with an optional panel-mounted display, as well as a multiple output converter with integral display. Electronics can be mounted directly on the flowmeter or remotely mounted. When the electronics are remotely mounted, the entire flowmeter meets IP 68 requirements and is suitable for permanent immersion in water up to a depth of 1.5 meters. A batching capability is also provided with MC 308C electronics.

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