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Low Cost Paddlewheel Flow Meter

Paddlewheel Flow Sensors

$354.09

Item# FP-5300

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Paddlewheel Flow Sensors FP-5300 FP-5300
  • Accurate to ±0.2 fps
  • Repeatability at ±0.1 fps
  • Simple and Accurate Flow Measurement

FP-5300 Model Options

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Pipe Size Range
Category
Velocity Range
Accuracy
Max Process Temperature
Max Operating Pressure
Wetted Materials
Output Signal
Compatible Fittings
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Streamline your flow measurement operation with the FP-5100 Series flow sensor. Using this compact flow sensor, a matched sensor installation fitting, an OMEGA™ flow meter or controller, and ordinary handtools, you can assemble a complete flow monitoring or controlling system in minutes. Accurate to ±0.2 fps, with repeatability at ±0.1 fps, this insertion sensor operates on a simple electromechanical principle, proven in thousands of liquid flow applications worldwide. It all adds up to precision, dependability, and convenience– basic advantages that are quickly surpassing its in-line competition.

Convert your maintenance hours into minutes with the FP-5300. Should a sensor, rotor, or O-ring need to be replaced, it takes only seconds. Reduce your system downtime substantially with a stand-alone FP-5300 sensor, or simply add a Wet Tap Assembly and eliminate downtime completely. Combined with the FP-5300 during initial installation, the Wet Tap allows sensor removal without system shut-down. Optional local or remote capability lets you place your meter up to 200 feet away without signal amplification, and you can install the FP-5300 in pipe sizes ranging from 1/2 inch to 36 inches without a lot of additional cost, because the price of the FP-5300 increases only slightly for larger pipe sizes.

Available in a choice of chemically resistant, non-contaminating housing materials, the FP-5300 stands up to the harshest environments. The glass-filled polypropylene housing version is lightweight but strong, which makes it ideal for handling a wide range of liquids, including corrosive fluids in chemical processing. For processes involving acids and solvents, the PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) housing version is a tough fluorocarbon that is highly resistant to more severe fluids.

The sensor works on a simple but precise electromechanical principle based on measuring the rate and volume of flow in your pipe. Four permanent magnets, imbedded in the rotor blades, spin past a coil in the sensor body. As the fluid flow causes the rotor to move, a sine wave signal is produced, directly proportional to the flowrate. The patented “open cell” feature of the rotor ensures a linear, repeatable output, up to 20 fps, with accuracy of ±0.2 fps. The result is minimal head loss and no cavitation.

Designed to allow optional conduit installation, the FP-5300 easily lets you comply with local codes requiring conduit protection. For instance, pry off the plug on top of the sensor: underneath, you’ll find a 1/2 FNPT thread. Using an optional conduit adaptor fitting kit, you can connect your conduit FPM-5000-SCAK conduit adaptor kit), and an optional instrument back-cover kit will provide everything you need for quick conduit connection to a meter or controller. Additionally, you can adapt to both rigid and flexible liquid-tight conduits, protecting your system hookup from harsh elements and mechanical damage.

Flow Range
Pipe
Size
½" ¾" 1" 1¼" 1½" 2" 2½" 3" 4" 5" 6" 8" 10" 12"
Range
(gpm)
1
to
19
1.7
to
34
2.7
to
54
4.7
to
94
6.4
to
127
10.6
to
210
15
to
300
24
to
461
40
to
794
63
to
1247
91
to
1801
156
to
3119
246
to
4915
349
to
6977

SPECIFICATIONS
Accuracy: ±1% full scale
Output Signal: 1 V p-p/fps
Output Frequency: 6 Hz/fps nominal
Flow Rate Range: 1 to 20 fps
Source Impedance: 8 k?
Maximum Pressure:
   FP-5300 Series: 180 psig max @ 20°C (68°F)
   FP-5100 Series: 200 psig max @ 20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature: 0°C (32°F)
Maximum Temperature: See chart on spec sheet for complete temperature and pressure rating
Pressure Drop: Equal to 2.5 m (8') of straight pipe
Material:
   Transducer Housing: glass-filled polypropylene or PVDF
   O-Rings: FKM
   Shaft: Titanium or Hastelloy C(PVDF optional)
   Rotor: PVDF
Maximum % Solids: 1% of fluid volume, non-abrasive, nonmagnetic, <100 micron diameter and length
Standard Cable Length: 7.5 m (25')
Max Viscosity: 1 centipoise (water); up to 5 cp above 5 fps velocity
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