Panametrics XGS868i Ultrasonic Flow Meter ideal steam flow measurement

XGS868i Steam Flowmeter

  • Ideal for Steam Flow Measurement
  • High Accuracy
  • Zero Pressure Drop
  • No moving parts Nothing can wear out!
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Overview

The XGS868 is a complete ultrasonic flow monitoring system for the mass measurement of saturated steam and superheated steam. The XGS868 flow meter has many advantages. It creates no pressure drop, requires very low maintenance, has no moving parts and provides reliable, drift free operation.

The XGS868 ultrasonic flow meter can be installed directly at the flow measurement point as the electronic components are housed in a compact transmitter package.

The onboard flow transmitter is able to calculate the mass flow of steam once the flow velocity has been measured and the pressure and temperatures have been input.

A dual channel model of the XGS868 flow meter is also available which provides greater accuracy when measuring across two paths on the same path. The dual channel transmitter can also be used to measure flow rates in two separate pipes in a cost effective manner.

The XGS868s transducers do not obstruct the flow inside the pipe so generally cause no pressure drop. ?

PanaView software can be used with the transmitter to communicate with a PC.

Manufactured by: GE Panametrics
Model: XGS868i Steam Flowmeter

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
  • Rental
  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance

Applications

Saturated steam
Superheated steam

Specification

Operation and Performance
Fluid Types Saturated or superheated steam
Pipe Sizes 2 in to 48 in (50 mm to 1200 mm) nominal bore (NB)
Pipe Materials All metals. Consult RS Hydro for other materials
Flow Accuracy (velocity) ±1% to 2% of reading typical
Accuracy depends on pipe size and whether measurement is one-path or two-path. Accuracy to ±0.5% of reading may be achievable with process calibration.
Repeatability ±0.2% to 0.5% of reading
Range (Bidirectional) 1500:1
Specifications assume a fully developed flow profile (typically 20 diameters upstream and 10 diameters downstream of straight pipe run) and flow velocity greater than 3 ft/s (1 m/s).
Measrement Parameters Mass flow, standard and actual flow, totalized flow, and flow velocity.
Electronics
Flow Measurement Transit time
Enclosures - Standard: Epoxy-coated aluminum Type 4X IP66 Class I, Division 1, Groups B,C,D Flameproof ISSeP02ATEX008 II 2 GD EEx d IIC T5 IP66 T95°C
- Optional: Stainless steel
Dimensions (h x d) Standard: Size 8.2 in x 6.6 in (208 mm x 168 mm),
Weight 10 lb (4.5 kg)
Channels - Standard: One channel
- Optional: Two channels (for two pipes or two-path averaging)
Display Optional: 2 line x 16 character backlit LCD display, configurable to display up to four measurement parameters in sequence
Keypad Built-in infrared, six-button keypad for full functionality operation
Power Supplies - Standard:100-240 VAC
- Optional: 12 to 28 VDC, ±5%
Power Consumption 20 W maximum
Operating Temperature -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
Storage Temperature -67°F to 167°F (-55°C to 75°C)
Standard Inputs / Outputs Two 0/4 to 20 mA isolated outputs, 600 W maximum load
Optional Inputs / Outputs All analog and digital I/O are available in specific combinations. Consult RS Hydro for available option cards.
• Two additional 0/4 to 20 mA isolated outputs, 1,000 S maximum load
• Two 4 to 20 mA isolated inputs, 24 VDC loop power
• Two or four isolated, three-wire RTD (temperature) inputs, -148°F to 662°F (-100°C to 350°C), 100 W platinum
• Two or four pulse or frequency outputs, optically isolated, 3 A maximum, 100 VDC maximum, 1 W maximum, from DC to 10 KHz maximum
• Alarm relays:
- Two or four Form C relays;
120 VAC, 28 VDC maximum, 5 A maximum;
DC 30 W maximum, AC 60 VA maximum
Digital Interfaces • Standard: RS232
• Optional: RS485 (multiuser)
• Optional: HART® protocol
• Optional: Modbus® protocol
Data Logging • Standard: None
• Optional: Memory capacity (linear and/or circular type)
to log over 150,000 flow data points
European Compliance System complies with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC, 2006/95/EC, LVD (Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2) and transducers comply with PED 97/23/EC for DN<25
Preamplifier • In-line preamplifier for long cable lengths or attenuating installations
• Operating temperature: -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)

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FAQ's

Yes, the ordering process is very easy. Orders can be made via purchase order or by credit/debit card. Once we have the paperwork we can delivery next day to any location in Europe. Provided with the equipment is a quick start guide, and if you need extra support, the technical support engineers can be contacted via phone call.
The flow meters typically provide an accuracy of ±1 to 2% of rate, so if you are measuring 100l/sec then the accuracy is between 98-102l/sec.
We are here to help. If the self-help and quick start guides do not help, then call one of our technical support engineers on +44 (0) 1527 882060. We have supplied and supported many clamp on rental installations throughout Europe.
If the stock is permitting, and all paperwork is received by 12pm then flow meters can usually be available the next day.
Without exception, all our flow meters are tested. If you need a 110v plug instead of the standard 230v plug let us know.
As long as the pipe is relatively clean, coatings or paint is usually not a problem for clamp on flow meters but if the pipe is corroded or the paintwork has bubbled then a quick sanding down with sandpaper or a wire brush is recommended.
An ultrasonic wall thickness gauge, that measures to within 0.05mm, is provided as standard with all flow meter rental packages.
We have hired more ultrasonic clamp on flow meters than any other company in Europe. We are now one of the world's largest distributors of GE Panametrics flow meters. We always review your application before hire so no unwanted surprises are encountered. Every effort has been made to make your flow meter hire and enjoyable experience: quick start guides to help you set up with ease, online videos for further help, rugged packaging for extra durability anywhere, and real flow engineers available for online/telephone support.