Fluid Components International
FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor
Process or analytical instrumentation engineers looking for a flow verification solution for their process analyzer sampling systems, the Model FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) meets the requirements for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 compliant service.
FCI’s SIL 2 compliance rating for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor has been documented in a failure analysis report with FMEDA techniques by the accredited certification body exida. The FS10A has been classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0.
The product ensures continuous reliability and requires virtually no maintenance, featuring a precision flow sensor element with no moving parts to foul, clog, or maintain. Unlike alternative technologies, such as magnetic floats, capillary bypass, or rotameters, the FS10A has no cavities, orifices, or dead-legs that can trap fluids and lead to contaminated samples, which preserves sample integrity and provides faster system sampling times.
The monitor is ideal for use with nearly all types of process and emissions sampling systems, including gas chromatographs (GCs), mass spectrometers, optical spectrometers, photometers, and others.
The FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor outputs include a 1A relay settable for NO or NC operation and with user-settable for failsafe, hysteresis and/or time delay, and a 4-20mA analog output for trending. In addition to SIL 2 compliance, agency approvals for the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor include FM, FMc, ATEX and IECEx for hazardous location installations.