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Easily applicable clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter

The new clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter Sitrans FST020 from Siemens Industry Automation Division is designed specifically for basic applications that only require flow reading functionality along with easy communication capabilities.

The device measures practically any liquid and meets the specific requirements of industries such as water and wastewater, HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), power and chemical. Sitrans FST020 can be installed on pipes up to DN 9000 (360 inches) in size, and because of the simplified configuration options and setup, it can be quickly commissioned.

Sitrans FST020 offers features tailored to the requirements of basic water and wastewater, HVAC, power, chemical and general process industry applications. These include single channel measurement and simplified configuration options that make product selection straightforward while still offering solutions that fit industry requirements. It also comes with RS232 communication and a simple and user-friendly design that ensures easy set-up and configuration. The clamp-on flowmeter Sitrans FST020 is particularly suitable for retrofit applications and installations where corrosive, toxic or high pressure liquids rule out the option of cutting the pipe.

The accuracy of the new Sitrans FST020 clamp-on flowmeter is in the 1-2 % range and as with all other clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters from Siemens it offers great performance and reliable measuring results. Sitrans FST020 also features the optional transit time ultrasonic WideBeam sensor technology, allowing continued operation on even the most challenging applications. It offers high repeatability and sensitivity to changes in fluid type or physical properties.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.

Reference Number: IIA2010092243e

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
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