Future-Ready ST100 Flow Meter Is SIL Compliant

August 5, 2013

FCI announces that its ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) is now rated for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 1 compliant service.

FCI’s SIL compliance rating for the ST100 Flow Meter has been documented in a failure analysis report with FMEDA techniques by Exida, an accredited global functional safety certification company.  The ST100 Flow Meter has been classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0. The Probability of Failure on Demand (PFD) meets SIL-1 capability standards.

SIL ratings provide a key assurance of confidence that safety rated equipment has been tested and shown to prevent dangerous failures and to control them in the event they occur.  FCI’s new SIL-1 safety compliance assures its customers that the third-party testing organization (Exida) has tested the ST100 Flow Meter and when the product is in use, the processrisk is reduced to the designated level.  FCI’s customers can rely on the company to improve safety and reliability continually.

The ST100 Series Flow Meter sets a new industry benchmark in process and plant air/gas flow measurement, offering the most feature-rich and function-rich electronics available.  The ST100’s performance delivers unsurpassed adaptability and value to meet plant gas flow measurement applications for today and tomorrow.

The ST100 Flow Meter’s graphical, multivariable, backlit LCD display/readout brings new meaning to the term “process information”. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive information with continuous display of all process measurements and alarm status, and the ability to interrogate for service diagnostics.

The user-friendly ST100 stores up to five unique calibration groups to accommodate broad flow ranges, differing mixtures of the same gas and multiple gases, and obtains up to 1000:1 turndown.

Also standard is an on-board data logger with an easily accessible, removable 2-GB micro-SD memory card capable of storing 21 million readings.

Source: Fluid Components International, 2013.