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New Thermal Mass Flowmeter Serves the Needs of the Oil and Gas Sector

Feb 12 2018 Read 495 Times

Fox Thermal Instruments have recently launched their new Model FT4X Thermal Mass Flow Meter ideal for serving the oil and gas sector and a variety of industrial process applications.

Fox Thermal Instruments has expanded its product line with the addition of the FT4X Thermal Mass Flow Meter. The FT4X is a high-end flow meter, and it features a robust design.

The notable new feature of the Model FT4X is the Data Logger. The FT4X Data Logger records flow rate, totals, and other events and alarms. The highly advanced Model FT4X Data Logger will log up to 40 daily totals and includes a settable contract time which defines the contract day and time/date stamped alarm and event logs covering a 7 year history. Also featured is a power off totaliser so any power failure creates an event log entry. Model FT4X will also display density and gross heating value. based on selected gas composition

The logs in the Model FT4X Data Logger also give information about the meter’s settings and functionality. Users can view the meter’s gas or gas mix composition and its configuration and other meter settings as well as calibration validation historical test data and checking and printing logs of events and alarms

The FT4X features a 2nd generation non- cantilevered DDC-Sensor™ with advanced direct digitally controlled sensor technology. Its expanded Gas-SelectX® menus have 3 onboard gas selection menus and the CAL-V™ offers an in situ calibration validation test. The optional communications protocols are RS485 Modbus RTU or HART and a standard USB port a;;ows the operator to gain direct meter-to-PC Connections. Fox have also included the FT4X View™ an advanced software for configuring, graphing, and viewing logs.

The FT4X is ideal for applications monitoring pure gases, mixed gases, and even complex flare gas compositions. Gas-SelectX provides an expanded selection of gases from 3 menus; the pure gas menu with 11 common gases available, the mixed gas menu: with 11 common gases available to mix in 0.1% increments and the O&G Gas Menu with C1 – C9+, Nitrogen, and CO2 gases available to mix in 0.1% increments.

FT4X is equipped with the 2nd generation of DDC-Sensor that eliminates the sensor element vibration which can lead to metal fatigue and failure. Its unique design provides a technology platform for calculating accurate gas correlations for the Gas-SelectX feature.

The FT4X’s CAL-V feature allows users to confirm that the meter is functioning properly and accurately -- with just a simple push of a button. FT4X also includes Standard isolated 4-20mA output configured for flow – HART communication option, this can also be configured to indicate for flow or temperature. Also included are an isolated open collector pulse/alarm output and remote switch input.

FT4X View™ software allows easy adjustments to the meter configuration, evaluation of alarm conditions, collection of process data, and measurement viewing from your PC or control station. Moreover, this software can be used to initiate CAL-V -- and it automatically logs the results of each CAL-V test. If any regulatory submission is required, the software will generate a certificate for easy recordkeeping.

A USB connection port comes standard on the new Model FT4X which allows quick and easy access with a laptop.

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