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Early warning device raises dry running and cavitation alerts

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The FLT93 Series Flow Switch from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides a reliable early warning alert to the potential of dry running conditions, cavitation and other pump issues.
If not resolved these can lead to emergency shutdowns, service interruptions and unplanned costly maintenance.
Many industries, such as chemical, electric power generation, food/beverage, oil/gas, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and water/wastewater treatment plants, depend on pumps to move process fluids and keep cooling systems up and running.
Pumps are expensive to operate and costly to maintain - especially when dry running conditions suddenly occur due to system variable demand, leaks, clogs or other problems that could affect a pump’s seals or bearings.
The resulting damage can require expensive, time-consuming repairs, overhauls or replacement at an even higher cost.
FCI’s dual alarm FLT93 Series Flow Switch reliably monitors the flow and temperature of liquids, gases, slurries and more.
It is ideal for pump wet/dry detection, where sudden, unexpected reductions in media flow rates can leave pumps vulnerable to over-heating conditions that shutdown process lines and require trouble-shooting, fixes and more.
This SIL2 rated instrument is designed for heavy-duty, potentially hazardous process industry environments and comes with a comprehensive list of global safety approvals.
The FLT93 Switch, with its no moving parts design, offers a highly robust scheme for pump protection with its dual alarm capability.
With Alarm 1, the switch will detect a low flow situation anywhere between 0.01 and 3 feet per second FPS (0.003 to 0.9 meters per second MPS). This low flow alarm can be regarded as a pre-warning signal for the control system or operator. The system or operator can then decide to keep the pump running or to shut it down.