The FlexMASSter ST98 Flow Meter Series from Fluid Components International, with its precision thermal dispersion mass flow sensor and highly intelligent digital electronics, is now compatible with the HART communication protocol for use in large scale process and plant automation systems.
HART is a field-proven instrumentation communications protocol that is easy-to-use and provides reliable two-way digital communication without disturbing the integrity of the 4-20mA analog signal. HART communications permit remote process variable interrogation, cyclical access to process data, parameter setting and diagnostics. Unlike other technologies, HART provides a unique communication solution that is backward compatible with the installed base of instrumentation in use today.
FCI’s ST98 Flow Meter with HART communications provides reliable measurement, quick data transmission and interoperability for process and plant engineers in search of a flexible, accurate air/gas flow meter. The ST98 with HART is now a drop-in network replacement instrument for any other HART-compatible flow meter, providing process flow rate and totalized flow data in a matter of minutes.
With two-way HART communications, process and plant engineers have simplified control and access to important ST98 flow data. Diagnostics, calibration and configuration information are also available from HART. With an advanced thermal mass sensing element, the ST98 Flow Meter provides rigorous flow measurement over a wide flow range.
The ST98 flow meter is extremely flexible and dependable. It is suitable for service in numerous process gases, hydrocarbon mixed or dirty gases, biogases including methane, and plant compressed air and HVAC systems. The ST98 has been installed in plants worldwide, including a wide range of industries such as chemical, energy production, food/beverage, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, pulp/paper, steel, wastewater treatment and more.
Fluid Components International is a global company, represented in Australia by AMS , committed to meeting the needs of its customers through innovative solutions to the most challenging requirements for sensing, measuring and controlling the flow and level of air, gases and liquids.