FPI Mag Flow Meter With Quick Connect Cable Simplifies Installation and Speeds Set-Up

Oct. 10, 2013
With its new rugged Quick Connect Cable, the advanced FPI Mag electromagnetic flow meter from McCrometer is easier than ever to install and set-up for use.

With its new rugged Quick Connect Cable, the advanced FPI Mag electromagnetic flow meter from McCrometer is easier than ever to install and set-up for use.

Featuring an innovative meter design unlike anything else on the market, McCrometer’s FPI Mag flow meter takes accuracy and ease-of-use to a new level. With its precision multi-point flow sensing technology and efficient hot tap installation method, which eliminates the need for extra labor, heavy equipment, or line shut down, this next generation mag meter delivers superior performance, convenience and installation cost savings of up to 45 percent.

Now available with Quick Connect cabling, the FPI Mag flow meter’s set up process is simplified even further. The easily detachable Quick Connect Cable can be sent to the plant ahead of the sensor to allow for advance completion of wiring assembly work prior to sensor installation. Once the prep work is done, technicians can quickly install the sensing element without having to carry or manipulate extended lengths of heavy cable.  Disconnect is also easy should the cable need to be removed from the sensor for maintenance or any reason.

The Quick Connect Cable for the FPI Mag flow meter is compliant with the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) IP68 standard.  That means McCrometer customers can be assured the meter’s cable connection meets international requirements with regard to protection from both solid particles and liquid ingress.  The durable cable connection is resistant to dust and water-tight to a depth of 3 ft (1m).

Unlike all other insertion mag meters, which only have a single point of measurement, the FPI Mag flow meter’s advanced multi-electrode sensor compensates for variable flow profiles including swirl and turbulent conditions. The electrodes, which are placed across the entire sensor body, continuously measure and report the average flow rate across the full diameter of the pipe, delivering accuracy comparable to the performance of a full-bore mag meter.

Multi-point sensing technology makes the FPI Mag flow meter ideal in cramped plant retrofit equipment layouts or in confined space areas with limited straight pipe run availability. The sensor's body also is hermetically sealed and protected by NSF certified 3M fusion-bonded epoxy coating.

The signal converter on the FPI Mag flow meter features an advanced filtering algorithm to support accuracy of ±0.5% of reading from 1 to 32 ft/s and ±1% from 0.3 to 1 ft/s. The signal converter also includes: built-in dual 4-20 mA outputs for communication flexibility, additional programmable outputs to support SCADA systems and a simplified menu structure for ease of use.

Available for forward-flow only or a bi-directional measurement, the FPI Mag flow meter supports line sizes from 4 to 138 inches. The flow sensor comes pre-calibrated from McCrometer’s NIST traceable Calibration Lab and requires no recalibration in the field.

The FPI Mag flow meter supports liquid flow measurement requirements in municipal water plant applications, including: distribution, wells and booster stations, disinfection dosing, filter balancing and backwash and effluent. Wastewater applications include effluent treatment and recycle/reclaim.

For industrial processes, the FPI Mag flow meter’s applications include: intake water, feed water, chilled water, cooling water, fire water, water recycling and effluent discharge.  Such applications are found in diverse industries: chemical, electric power, food/beverage, oil/gas refining, metals/mining, pulp/paper and more, as well as chilled water and HVAC applications in large campus facilities.

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