|FCI says that its ST100 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter is well-suited to flare gas applications on offshore platforms.|
Fluid Components International (FCI) say that the ST100 Series Thermal Mass Flow Meter is now available with FCI's VeriCal In-Situ Calibration Verification System, combining advanced measurement capability with the convenience of in-situ calibration verification to lower operating costs in flare gas applications aboardOffshore platforms.
The company says its VeriCal In-Situ Calibration System and the ST100 Flow Meter Series are designed to comply with the US Minerals Management Service (now BOEM) mandate per final rule, 30 CFR Part 250, Subpart K, Section 250, stipulating that all domestic USOffshore rigs processing more than an average of 2,000 b/d of oil must install flare/vent gas flow meters. These regulations are intended to protect the environment through the monitoring of greenhouse gases.
With the VeriCal In-Situ Calibration System, validating flow meter calibration is no longer labor intensive, costly or challenging. The system allows for the verification of flow meter calibration in minutes without removing the meter from the pipe or process, and makes it easy to meet process validation more effectively and comply with environmental regulation requirements. In the past, flow meters had to endure the cost and hassle of being pulled from the process, then returned to the manufacturer or a calibration lab for testing and then shipped back for re-installation.
Beyond continuously measuring, displaying and transmitting the industry's most extensive array of parameters, FCI says that the ST100 is the first thermal mass flow meter with a migration path to tomorrow. Whether the need is for 4-20 mA analog, frequency/pulse, alarm relays or digital bus communications such as HART, Fieldbus, Profibus or Modbus, FCI says that ST100 can provide the appropriate solution.
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