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Flow/Level Switch Suitable for Demanding Environments

Plant engineers in search of an accurate flow/level switch for use in liquids, interface service, air or gases will find the new FLT93 Series FlexSwitch from Fluid Components Intl. (FCI) provides a reliable solution. It is a dual-function instrument that can be configured for flow or level sensing; flow and temperature sensing; or level and temperature sensing.

Case Studies

Creating a Chlorine Metering Solution

The water municipality of a mid-size city in the Western region of the U.S. serving a population of approximately 180,000 people needed to address a chlorine disinfection system problem at one of its water treatment plants. The city’s engineers take great pride in providing the community with a safe source of drinking water and gave this issue the highest priority.

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Flow Conditioner Eliminates Swirl for Accurate Measurement

Wastewater treatment engineers who cannot find room for the recommended straight pipe run needed by electromagnetic flowmeters in sewage lift stations will find that the Vortab elbow flow conditioner from the Vortab Co. eliminates the problem by removing swirl and asymmetric velocity profiles caused by pumps placed too close to the meter.

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Improving Gas-to-Energy Efficiency

The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green cogeneration waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment processes in serving more than 250,000 residential customers and 3,000 industrial and commercial customers in a 40-plus-sq-mile region. A maximum peak flow of 105 mgd can be processed daily.

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FCI Offers Updated CD Catalog

Featuring best practices information, case studies and applications notes, the new FCI Flow/Level Measurement Product and Services Catalog CD Release 14.0 from Fluid Components International (FCI) includes a range of instrument solutions that help lower operating costs, increase process productivity and reduce plant maintenance. 

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FCI Offers Best Practices Engineering Guide

Fluid Components International (FCI) has released the new “Best Practices Engineering Guide: Installation Recommendations for FCI Single-Point, Thermal Dispersion Flow Meters.” Instrumentation process control and plant engineers with challenging air- or gas-flow measurement applications will find the guide provides succinct data addressing actual field conditions.

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FCI Introduces ST98 Thermal Mass Flowmeter

Fluid Components International’s (FCI) ST98 thermal mass flowmeter, when combined with the Vortab Model VIP flow conditioner, helps to minimize compressed airflow energy costs.

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FCI Offers FlexSwitch FLT93 Pump Protection Flow Switch

The new FlexSwitch FLT93 pump protection flow switch from Fluid Components International (FCI) detects dry running conditions caused by irregular liquid flows or slurries.

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FCI Exhibits Flowmeter at WEFTEC 2013

Process, plant and instrument engineers visiting WEFTEC 2013 Booth 3944 learned more about the advanced ST100 flowmeter and other solutions to flow metering, conditioning and switching challenges from Fluid Components Intl. (FCI)

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Protect Your Pump and Keep Maintenance Costs Low

FCI flow switches are ideal for pump protection and flow assurance to prevent pump run-dry conditions that can damage pump components, degrade pump performance over time and reduce their useful lifecycle.

These flow switches feature a no-moving-parts thermal dispersion flow sensor and plant-rugged design that makes them ideal for a wide range of point-level process applications. Their versatile design also allows them to measure flow or level or temperature.

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Flowmeter Operates in Cramped Layouts

Wastewater treatment engineers in a tight spot who need an accurate, economical solution for air/gas flow measurement in aeration basins with cramped layouts or retrofit requirements will find the FCI ST98 thermal mass flowmeter, combined with the Vortab Model VIP flow conditioner, performs in tight spaces to minimize compressed air flow energy costs.