Thermal Mass Flow Meter 8800 MP

Outputs: 4 – 20mA, 0 – 5VDC
Signal Interface: RS232 & RS485 Modbus RTU
Accuracy: +/- 1%
Gas Temperature Range: -40…+200C
Power: 24VDC 250mA
Display: 2 lines, 16 characters
Keypad: 4-buttons
Wetted Materials: 316 Stainless Steel (Hastelloy optional)
Protection: IP66
Traceable Calibration Certificate: NIST Standard

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There are three types of thermal mass flow meters in industry. Industrial thermal mass flow meters, also known as thermal dispersion or immersible mass flow meters comprise a family of instruments for the measurement of the total mass flow rate of a fluid, primarily gases, flowing through closed conduits. A second type is the capillary-tube type of thermal mass flow meter. Many mass flow controllers (MFC) which combine a mass flow meter, electronics and a valve are based on this design. Furthermore, a thermal mass flow meter can be built by measuring temperature differential across a silicon-based MEMS chip.

Both types measure fluid mass flow rate by means of the heat convected from a heated surface to the flowing fluid. In the case of the thermal dispersion, or immersible, type of flow meter, the heat is transferred to the boundary layer of the fluid flowing over the heated surface. In the case of the capillary-tube type, the heat is transferred to the bulk of the fluid flowing through a small heated capillary tube. The principles of operation of the two types are both thermal in nature, but are so substantially different that two separate standards are required. Additionally, their applications are much different. Thermal dispersion flow meters are commonly used for general industrial gas flow applications in pipes and ducts, whereas capillary types are primarily used for smaller flows of clean gases or liquids in tubes. This type is most widely used for thermal mass flow meters in industry. Nevertheless, the capillary type is not the subject of this discussion.

Compressed Air monitoring * Natural Gas consumption * Powder paint air flow * Paint booth/paint oven ventilation

Stack or Flue Gas * Wastewater aeration * Ventilation systems * Digester Gas * Gas flows * Nitrogen purge * Combustion air * Boiler inlet air

Drying air * Ventilation systems * Boiler inlet air * Exhaust gas * Process control * Compressor lines * HVAC Air balancing * Duct flows * Energy conservation * Fume hoods * Cleanrooms * Laminar flow benches

Flow research * Biomedical studies * University studies * Toxicology studies * Energy studies * Industrial Hygiene * Occupational Safety * Experimentation

Custody transfer * Landfill Gas recovery * Flare Gas measurement * Gas mixing * Gas quality studies * Leak testing

Pulp & Paper mills * Mining * Semiconductor manufacturing * Chemical processing * Primary metals * Plastics & synthetics


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  • Linear signal output: 0–5 VDC & 4–20 mA
  • Signal Interface: RS232 & RS485 Modbus RTU
  • Accuracy, including linearity (Ref.: 21°C): ±[1% of Reading + (.5% + .02%/°C of Full Scale)]
  • Repeatability: ±0.2% of Full Scala
  • Sensor response time: 1 second
  • Turn down ratio: 100:1 minimum
  • Electronics temperature range: -40°–85°C (-40°–185°F)
  • Gas temperature range: -40°–200°C (-40°–392°F), extended range available
  • Gas pressure effect: Negligible over ± 20% of absolute calibration pressure
  • Pressure rating maximum: 500 PSI Std., > 500 PSI special
  • Input power requirement: 24VDC @ 250mA 115 VAC 50/60 Hz optional 230 VAC 50/60 Hz optional
  • Flow Transmitter power requirements: 5 watts maximum
  • Flow Transmitter enclosure: NEMA 4X, ABS plastic with clear polycarbonate cover, 5" x 5" x 4"
  • Wetted materials: 316 Stainless Steel (Hastelloy optional)
  • Standard temperature & pressure: (STP) 70°F & 29.92" Hg (Air .075 lb./cubic foot)
  • NIST traceable calibration: Standard

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