Oil Exploration and Extraction
The FLUXUS F801 flow meter for liquids is FLEXIM's solution for explosion hazard environments Offshore (being ATEX (IECEx) approved for
usage in zones 1 and 2).
With a flameproof field-enclosure made entirely of stainless steel, the flow meter is permanently sea spray and seawater proof and can easily be operated by a magnet pen without having to open the housing.
The FLUXUS F801 flow meter allows for an inherently bi-directional flow measurement of volume and mass flow rates of nearly any liquid media - ranging from crude oil to refined products - and can be equipped with various outputs to be used for a sophisticated process control. As the ultrasonic transducers are mounted on the outside of the pipe wall, enclosed in the rugged stainless steel VARIOFIX C mounting fixture, the system does not suffer from wear, tear or clogging and can't be a risk for leaks.
Due to it's matched and paired transducers as well as the internal temperature compensation (compliant to ANSI/ASME regulations), the measurement system is drift free and zero stable. Moreover, as the transducers calibration data is automatically loaded by connecting the transducer to the transmitter, set-up times are significantly reduced. As of its exceptional dual-uP technology, the high number of measuring cycles per second and the adaptive signal processing, the FLUXUSF801 flow meter produces stable and reliable measuring results even under the most difficult conditions.
The F801 flow meter can be applied at inner pipe diameters ranging from 10 mm up to 6500 mm (no limitations on pipe wall thickness or material) and media temperatures from -170 °C up to +600 °C (by usage of the high temperature mounting fixture ).
With up to two measurement channels, the FLUXUS F801 flow meter can also be applied to difficult measurement points with non-ideal flow profiles. Even liquid streams with a high content of solids or gas bubbles are not a problem due to the innovative HybridTrek mode implemented into the flow computer.
1 or 2
Operating temperature of the transmitter
-20°C ... 50°C
Degree of protection
Functional Safety (acc. to IEC / DIN EN 61508)
Optional hazardous area classification
ATEX and IECEx Zone 1 and 2
ATEX Zone 1 mining certification optional
1 current, 1 binary (OC)
1 or 2 binary outputs (relay), 1 binary (OC) and 1 current, 1 binary (OC) and 1 frequency
HART, Modbus, RS485
-40°C ... 200°C (-170 °C ... +600 °C with WaveInjector mounting fixture for extreme temperatures)
Pipe diameter range
10 mm ... 6500 mm
Flow velocity range
0,01 ... 25 m/s
±1,6 % of reading ±0,01 m/s
±1,2 % of reading ±0,01 m/s
±0,5 % of reading ±0,01 m/s
±0,15% of reading, ±0,01 m/s
Corrosion-proof and seawater-proof flow meter; resistant to saltwater mist
Connection enclosure and electronics enclosure are hermetically sealed
Connection compartment: increased safety, Output circuits: intrinsic safety
240V or 24V DC power supply version of the transmitter available