QuadraTherm® Thermal Mass Flow Meters Obtain HART and Profibus DP Certification

Opening Up Wastewater and Heavy-Industrial Gas Measurement Markets

Monterey, CA- July 10, 2014 – Sierra Instruments, a leading global mass flow meter manufacturer, announces its QuadraTherm® 640i and 780i air flow meters are now available with HART and Profibus DP certifications. The new certifications are indications of full compliance with both the HART Communication Protocol and Profibus DP Protocol. These new Hart and Profibus DP digital communication protocols give customers flexible application solutions in wastewater and heavy-industrial applications.

“Adding the HART and Profibus DP protocols make our QuadraTherm an ideal fit for the wastewater treatment and heavy industrial plant management industries. Now customers who demand the highest accuracy flow measurement and also need these protocols will have a perfect application solution. Our goal has always been to offer our customers the most comprehensive solutions for their flow applications,” says Scott Rouse Product Line Director.

HART and Profibus are industry-proven global standards of digital communication protocols. Both HART and Profibus are easy-to-use communication protocols that allow for faster and more flexible production and plant management. Both Profibus and HART bring efficiency to the plant facility with their easy migration, giving transparency to plant operation information down to air flow meter activity.

Sierra’s QuadraTherm 640i/780i equipped with HART and Profibus digital communication protocals is yet another way that the QuadraTherm is bringing increased flexibility and precise flow measurement to its users. With either HART or Profibus, or both, end users will have easy access to all relevant data available in their flow meter, allowing them to see where they need to make improvements in their process.

QuadraTherm provides the best accuracy +/- 0.5% of reading above 50% of full scale for flow meter air measurement and other gases; built-in flow conditioning (inline version); multivariable outputs; flow ranges up to 60,000 sfpm (305 smps); qTherm® Dial-A-Gas®, Dial-A-Pipe™, and Hazardous Area approvals. The QuadraTherm is available in two models: the 640i insertion and 780i inline. The QuadraTherm family  has a no-drift sensor with lifetime warranty; has multivariable output: mass flow, temperature, pressure (optional); measures all inert and all non-condensing clean gases; flammable gases (methane, propane, hydrogen, and digester gas); repeatability for mass flow rate is +/- 0.15% ; ValidCal™ Diagnostics  to validate calibration in the field; and gas accuracy is +/- 1°C (1.8°F).

Sierra’s digital communications solutions across our product line include HART, Profibus DP, Modbus RTU, Foundation Fieldbus, and BACnet (DeviceNet pending). Sierra’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for end users to find the information they need to integrate our flow instruments into their digital communications network.

View our full digital communications solutions offering today. Sierra offers comprehensive engineering services to support all available communications protocols for seamless integration.

QuadraTherm® 640i/780i Air Flow Meters

Now With Full Suite of Global Agency Approvals-cFMus, ATEX and IECEx

 Hazardous-Environment Flowmeters for Facilities Management, Chemical Processing, Oil & Gas, WasteWater, and Natural Gas Measurement
MONTEREY, CA — July 10, 2014 —Sierra Instruments, a leading global mass flow meter manufacturer, is pleased to announce its evolutionary QuadraTherm® 640i/780i air flow meters haves received global approvals for the following standards of safe operation in potentially hazardous environments: cFMus (USA and Canada), ATEX (European Union) and IECEx (International). This signifies that the QuadraTherm is certified as flame-proof and protected from dust ignition sources and meets all design criteria for electrically-powered flow meters used in areas where combustible gases may be present.

The IECEx and ATEX certification programs ensure explosion-proof and hazardous area compliance in the European Union and international destinations. The cFMus certification program ensures explosion-proof and hazardous area compliance in the United States and Canada. With approvals, QuadraTherm is approved for applications in hazardous plant areas like facilities management, chemical processing, oil & gas, wastewater, and natural gas throughout the European Union and international communities.

“We designed and tested the QuadraTherm air flow meter for safe operation in heavy industrial applications. The global approvals are a recognition that years of hard work in design and testing were right on target. Now our customers can use the QuadraTherm in even more heavy industrial application across the globe,” says Scott Rouse, Product Line Director.

The QuadraTherm thermal mass flow meter’s approvals are as follows:

cFMus
Class I, Division 1, Groups B,C, and D
Process Temperature Range: -40°C to 200°C (-40°F to 392°F)
T3C Ta = -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Type 4x

ATEX and IECEx Approvals
II 2 G Ex d IIC T3 Gb
II 2 D Ex tb IIIC T200°C Db
Ta = -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Process Temperature Range: -40°C to 200°C (-40°F to 392°F)

With these global approvals, Sierra’s QuadraTherm air flow meter can be used throughout the world where hazardous or explosive environments may be present, expanding the market for our customers.

The QuadraTherm provides the best accuracy +/- 0.5% of reading above 50% of full scale for flow meter air measurement and other gases; built-in flow conditioning (inline version); multivariable outputs; flow ranges up to 60,000 sfpm (305 smps); qTherm®, Dial-A-Gas®, Dial-A-Pipe™; and Hazardous Area approvals. The QuadraTherm is available in two models: the 640i insertion and 780i inline. The QuadraTherm family has a no-drift sensor with lifetime warranty; has multivariable output: mass flow, temperature, pressure (optional); measures all inert and all non-condensing clean gases; flammable gases (methane, propane, hydrogen, and digester gas); repeatability for mass flow rate is +/- 0.15% ; ValidCal™ Diagnostics  to validate calibration in the field; and gas accuracy is +/- 1°C (1.8°F).

 

BP leveranse til Autek – 19.05.2014

Autek skal levere flowmetere, trykk transmittere, temperaturtransmittere og prosessventiler til BP Valhall IP Crestal Gas Lift prosjektet.

Autek AS setter stor pris på anerkjennelsen denne ordren gir oss. Dette er en spennende leveranse med høye krav til oppfølging og kunnskap innen NORSOK og BP’s egne krav til material, sveis og NDT.

Leveransen vil bli gjennomført i 2014/2015.

Leverer til Gina Krogh  – 01.2.2014

Autek AS har blitt tildelt kontrakt for levering av venturi flowmeter til Gina Krogh i Nordsjøen.

Venturiene blir levert til FMC og bli gass kalibrert for å tilfredsstille alle krav til fiskal mengdemåling.

Levering av flowelemente vil bli gjennomført sommeren 2014