The advanced Model FS10A Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) has received ATEX and IECEx approvals.

With ATEX and IECEx approvals, the FS10A Flow Switch/Monitor is suitable for continuous flow verification applications supporting process analyzer sampling systems operating in hazardous plant areas in the European Community and elsewhere worldwide.

The FS10A’s ATEX and IECEx approvals are as follows: II 3 G Ex nA IIC T4 Gc, II 3 D Ex tc IIIC T T81ºC Dc, IP64; Ex nA and Ex t, Ex nA IIC T4 Gc, II 3 D Ex tc IIIC T81ºC Dc.

The ATEX and IEC approvals specify design criteria for flow meters and other electrically-powered instruments for use in areas where combustible gases may be present.  These approvals assure the instrument has been designed and tested to operate safely in these hazardous conditions.

The Model FS10A Flow Switch/Monitor represents the next-generation, lowest-cost solution for continuously verifying flows within liquid or gas process analyzer sampling systems. It is a small, lightweight instrument featuring superior low flow sensitivity, a relay alarm trip point, an analog output and an RS232 interface.

The FS10A’s advanced electronics and thermal dispersion flow sensing technology provide a superior overall solution to sampling system flow assurance. It is ideally suited for continuous monitoring of analyzer sample flows to provide the highest integrity process analysis without interruption.

In addition to ATEX and IEC, agency approvals for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Monitor include FM and FMc:  Nonincendive, Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C, D; Class II, Division 2 Groups E, F, G; Class III T4@Ta=71ºC Type 4X. It also features the CE Mark.

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