LITRE METER LAUNCHES NEW INSTRUMENTATION DISPLAYUK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter ( www.litremeter.com ) has launched a unique 2-wire state-of-the-art lightweight flow indication display suitable for hazardous areas. It is HART compatible and has a 316 stainless steel enclosure. It is expected to find widespread application in the oil and gas industries, particularly for chemical injection systems.
At just two thirds the diameter of its previous iteration the new FlowPod is one of the smallest flow displays on the market. It is an evolution of the existing large display to provide additional functionality which has been requested by users.
This functionality includes the facility to display flow rate, total flow and analog rate. The backlit display, which features high contrast ratio large flow rate indication and totalizer indication, enables the display to be read at distance in poor light conditions.
Display features include five-digit rate display giving the real time flow rate, the option to display flowrates and totals in many different units and flow range usage. It has a removable memory card for programming and offers 4-20 mA, HART and pulse outputs as standard.
Calibration modes can be easily switched without having to remove the FlowPod from the installation or having to perform difficult on-site calibration curve changes. Data logging capabilities enable recalibration to be tailored to the actual working flow rate of the meter.
All FlowPods are calibrated at the factory. For field recalibration most customers will be able to use a HART programmer or remove the memory card and use a laptop. Where this is not possible the integrated magnetic switches allow for simple programming and menu selection. This means that it can be programmed without having to power down.
The new FlowPod can be supplied either direct-mounted to the flowmeter or remote-mounted using suitable armoured signal cable or conduit. The display can be adjusted to any angle.
The FlowPod is housed in a slim four-inch diameter explosion proof stainless steel enclosure, and is ATEX, IECEx and CSA (USA & Can) approved.