• Flue gas flowmeter earns TÜV Certification for compliant continuous emissions monitoring at heavy industrial sites
    The MT100 Series Multipoint Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International

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Flue gas flowmeter earns TÜV Certification for compliant continuous emissions monitoring at heavy industrial sites

Sep 15 2021

The cutting-edge MT100 Series Multipoint Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) is aTÜV QAL1 certified solution that complies with EU Directive 2010/75/EU.

This flowmeter, which includes tried and tested thermal dispersion flow sensing technology, is designed to monitor flue gas flow in large stacks, ducts, chimneys and pipes. The MT100 precisely and reliably monitors and reports flow rate and/or totalised flow of all gases and mixed gas compositions, and is an ideal solution for applications with hot, moist, aggressive and dirty flue gas emissions at industrial plants which need to be treated and reduced to help alleviate global warming. 

The MT100 Series Multipoint Mass Flow Meter is now TÜV-certified as AMS compliant with EN15267-3 with QAL1 and EN14181 (2015). Certification by TÜV, means that FCI’s customers will comply with EU air pollution directives and that this flowmeter is suitable for flow data reporting as stipulated by these directives.

The MT100 Series teams up FVCI’s highly advanced electronic technology with proven and precise flow sensors housed in a highly robust housing that can withstand the harshest industrial conditions.   End users will obtain highly accurate and repeatable, temperature-compensated measurements from large diameter stacks, rectangular ducts as well as chimneys and pipelines, without the need for routine, time-consuming, tedious and potentially costly maintenance and calibration.     

The QAL1 compliant model features on-demand or automated instrument self-checking facility with FCI’s unique, TÜV tested and certified test routines to monitor sensor drift and validate transmitter operation and to produce reports for the requisite documentation for local authorities.

Heavy industry, such as chemical, electric power generation, and oil/gas refineries among others, often work with large diameter pipes and ducts which create unique obstacles to achieving successful flow meter installation and operation. Hot, moist and/or dirty gases combined with a lack of pipe straight-run, distorted flow profiles, low flow rates and wide turndowns rates are ubiquitous performance challenges for flowmeter operators.  The thermal mass MT100 Series is available with one to eight flow rate sensing points to solve these problems. Several sensors are deployed at various depths within a stack, duct, chimney or pipe and their various outputs are averaged to give an accurate flow rate and measurement and totalise flow within the process line.

The flowmeter’s sensors can be deplyed either across a mast or inserted at multiple points around the process line in a single plane. As there are no moving parts, orifices or glass windows to foul or clog, the MT100 is an ideal instrument for operation in the harshest of conditions in which moist, hot, corrosive and dirty gases are commonly found. The flowmeter measures flue gas processes operating up to 454 °C (850 °F) and flow rates over a wide range from 0,07 to 305 NMPS (0.25 to 1000 SFPS) with 100:1 turndown and with a high level of accuracy of ± 1.75% of reading, ± 0.5% of full scale.

The robust MT100’s transmitter’s all stainless steel enclosure is NEMA4X/IP66 rated for  long service life in outdoor deployments.  Its electronics has an extensive choice of output options to interface with virtually any DCS, PLC, SCADA, or recorder.  High resolution, 16 bit, dual 4-20mA analogue outputs with NAMUR 43 compliance, HART I/O, and Modbus RS485 RTU/ASCII are standard.  In addition, Profibus-PA or Foundation Fieldbus communications are optionally available too.

Its clear, large colour touch-screen LCD readout offers comprehensive process information to operators with both analogue and digital displays of flow rate, temperature and totalised flow and a user time-base selectable strip-chart of flow rate and sensor status diagnostics.

This instrument’s electronics also includes a user-programmable data logger facility with which flow rate, temperature and totalised flow and fault codes can be recorded on a removable, 8GB microSD card.

All MT100 meters are independently tested and verified to comply with IEC safety directives for EMC and LVD, and carry the CE marking. For process installations with hazardous, potentially explosive gases and/or dust, these meters can be obtained with optional ATEX or IECEx or FM/FMc agency approvals for Division II/Zone 2

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