Non-Invasive ATEX approved burst detection
Flo-Tel™ is an ATEX approved, non-invasive, magnetic burst-detection system, providing an excellent solution for identifying when a rupture disc functions within arduous operating conditions. Operating on simple reed switch and magnet technology, Flo-Tel™ is designed to offer a practical and reusable solution for rupture disc detection needs.
Flo-Tel™ offers significant cost savings
Unlike traditional membrane-type detection, Flo-Tel™ is non-invasive to the process, thereby eliminating false alarms associated with other detection systems. Flo-Tel™ offers significant cost savings to customers as after rupturing the disc is the only element to be replaced, this eliminates expensive re-wiring costs and maintenance planning known with these other types of burst detectors.
System operation and technology
The sensor is fitted into a holder with a magnet on the rupture disc. When the rupture disc bursts; the rupture disc with its magnet arc away from the sensor, giving an open circuit signal. After rupturing, the disc is the only element that needs replacing. The Flo-Tel sensor is not in contact with the process medium, therefore, there are no potential leak paths. Flo-Tel™ comprises a non-invasive design, thus not affected by downstream pressure fluctuations or corrosion.
Flo-Tel™ offering a wide range of temperature use
- Ui = 28V d.c.
- Ii = 84Ma
- Pi = 0.55W
- Li = 0
- Ci = 0
- T6 (T85°C) (Ta= -100°C to 50°C)
- T5 (T100°C) (Ta= -100°C to 90°C)
- T4 (T135°C) (Ta= -100°C to 125°C)
- T3 (T200°C) (Ta= -100°C to 190°C)
Maximum process temperature 300°C.
The detection system is ATEX approved, thus able to operate in all levels of potential explosive atmospheres in process temperatures ranging from -100°C up to 300°C available with a 2m, 5m or 10m cable making it compatible with various site designs.
Leading the industry in advanced quality performance
Elfab pride themselves in offering the highest level of quality and are accredited to a number of leading industry standards. When used in combination Elfab’s rupture discs and detection systems can offer industry leading SIL ratings to offer customers increased safety information. Please contact our technically trained sales engineers for more information.
Flo-Tel™ must be connected to an intrinsically safe supply that is compatible with the following values:
- ATEX approved EXII 1GD EEx ia IIC. EC-Type Examination Certificate ITS03 ATEX 21698X, must be connected to an intrinsically safe supply.
- ATEX approved, thus able to operate in all levels of potential explosive atmospheres
- Non-invasive, fail-safe detection system
- Not affected by downstream pressure fluctuations or corrosion
- Sensor is not in contact with the process therefore there are no potential leak paths
- IP 66 rated