The First Intrinsically Safe Loop-Powered Clamp-on Flowmeter to Ever Come to Market: DigitalFlow(TM) ISX878 by GE Sensing

BILLERICA, Mass.—-An ultrasonic flowmeter that is intrinsically safe and can save time and money by avoiding downtime: GE Sensing’s DigitalFlow(TM) ISX878 is all that and much more. The ISX878 system brings all the advantages of clamp-on flow metering to areas requiring explosion-proof design–it is accurate, easy to install, causes no pressure drop, provides drift-free performance and requires virtually no maintenance.
“Many of our customers prefer loop-powered flowmeters because of their low initial cost and ease of installation,” says Christopher Frail, product line manager at GE Sensing. “With the intrinsically safe ISX878, we can now provide these important attributes for use in hazardous environments, keeping all of the benefits of a full functioned ultrasonic flowmeter. We, at GE Sensing, are very excited about this product as it is the first fully intrinsically safe clamp-on meter commercially available.”

The ISX878 features a low-powered design that requires a mere 60mW of power. The ISX878 is able to achieve its low power consumption through new ultrasonic transducer technology that requires much less excitation energy than conventional transducers, while still providing exceptional, high-performing ultrasonic signals. Its low-profile, NEMA4X package features a 128 x 64 pixel LCD display for easy local viewing of flow rate information and a six-button external keypad for accessing the instrument program as well as for verifying meter diagnostics. ISX878 transducers are available to cover pipe size ranges from one-half inch up to 16 inches in diameter.

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GE Sensing is a world leader in advanced measurement and sensor-based technology solutions. GE Sensing designs and produces precision instruments and systems that measure temperature, pressure, liquid level, humidity, gas concentration, and flow rate for the most demanding customer applications. GE Sensing serves customers around the world in the aerospace, healthcare, transportation, process and industrial businesses.

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