Air and gas flowmeter has wireless option

Paul Boughton

Process and plant engineers looking for a more convenient, time-saving and lower cost way to communicate with flowmeters will find the new ST50 Flowmeter from Fluid Components International (FCI) not only provides best-in-class measurement and value for line sizes from 2 to 24 inches (51 to 610mm), but it also is now available with an exclusive wireless communication option.

Utilising a wireless IR technology built-in to the ST50 flowmeter and a standard, low cost PDA, field technicians can obtain measurements, make setting changes and read trouble-shooting codes without ever having to open the instrument. This feature is suitable in applications for flow meters that are installed in hard-to-reach locations or where opening the instrument is inconvenient or labour intensive.

The wireless IR link eliminates the need for expensive proprietary programmers, which simplifies maintenance and reduces the overall cost of use. FCI's wireless IR sensing capability is included in all ST50 air/gas flowmeters with a digital display readout.
To complete the system, FCI also supplies the easy-to-use, user interface software for downloading into any Palm-OS based PDA.