The XGS868i steam flow transmitter is a complete ultrasonic flow metering system for the measurement of saturated and superheated steam. It is a unique combination of range ability, ease of installation, low maintenance and accuracy make it the choice for a low-cost transmitter. The all-digital XGS868i creates no pressure drop; has no moving parts or parts that foul or collect debris; seldom requires maintenance, and provides reliable drift-free operation.
The DigitalFlow XGS868i steam flow transmitter is a complete ultrasonic flow metering system for measurement of saturated steam and superheated steam. The DigitalFlow XGS868i is designed to measure the mass flow rate of saturated or superheated steam. The DigitalFlow XGS868i offers a unique combination of rangeability, ease of installation, low maintenance, and accuracy in a low-cost transmitter. The state-of-the-art DigitalFlow XGS868i steam flow transmitter shares the many advantages offered by the other products in GE’s line of innovative ultrasonic flowmeters. The all-digital XGS868i creates no pressure drop; has no moving parts or parts that foul or collect debris; seldom requires maintenance; and provides reliable drift-free operation.
• Economical flow measurement in a compact transmitter
• No moving parts
• No pressure drop
• Wide rangeability with 1500 to 1 turndown ratio
• Non-obstructive flow measurement
• Tolerance to dirty streams
• Low maintenance
• Suitable for high temperatures
• Two-path measurement available for maximum accuracy
All of the DigitalFlow XGS868i’s electronic components are housed in a compact transmitter package that can be installed right at the flow measurement point. This greatly simplifies wiring of the transducers and results in trouble-free operation.
Steam Mass Flow Rate
The measured flow velocity rate, along with the input of temperature and pressure, allow the powerful onboard computer to calculate the steam mass flow rate. The mass flow rate can be displayed locally, or transmitted to a remote system via an analog or digital communications link.
In addition to the standard single-channel model, an optional two-channel model provides enhanced accuracy when measuring two paths on a single pipe. It can also be used to measure a single path on two different pipes.
Low Operational Costs
Because a DigitalFlow XGS868i installation produces no flow obstruction, the energy-robbing pressure drops and high maintenance requirements characteristic of other flowmeters are eliminated. The special sealed metal transducers supplied with a DigitalFlow XGS868i system are immune to the erosion and stress caused by thermal expansion cycles.
PanaView PC Interface Software The DigitalFlow XGS868i communicates with a PC through a serial interface and Windows® operating systems. Consult the manual for details on sites, logs and other operations with a PC.
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