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Technical Specification

FLUXUS F608

Portable Ultrasonic Flow Measurement of Liquids in Hazardous Areas


Portable instrument for non-invasive, quick ultrasonic flow measurement with clamp-on technology for all
types of piping

Features
Precise bi-directional and highly dynamic flow measurement with the non-intrusive clamp-on technology
High precision at fast and slow flow rates, high temperature and zero point stability
Portable, easy-to-use flow transmitter with 2 flow channels, multiple inputs, an integrated data logger with a
serial interface
Extremely resistant carbon fiber housing
Covered by FM class I Div. 2 certification
Compact and very lightweight, allowing the measuring
system to be easily carried as personal luggage, e.g.
for offshore visits
Water tight; resistant against oil, many liquids and dirt
Li-Ion battery provides up to 14 hours of measurement
operation
Automatic loading of calibration data and transducer
detection for a fast and easy set-up (less than 5 min),
providing precise and long-term stable results
User-friendly design
Transducers available for a wide range of inner pipe diameters ( 0.25 to 256 in) and fluid temperatures
( -40 to +374 F)
Rugged transducers (FM Class 1 Div. 2, resistant to
rough environments and humidity)
Robust, water-tight (NEMA 4) transport case with comprehensive accessories
HybridTrek automatically switches between transit time
and NoiseTrek mode of measurement when high particulate flows are encountered
QuickFix for fast mounting of the flow transmitter in difficult conditions

FLUXUS

F608

FLUXUS F608 supported by handle

Measurement with transducers mounted by the portable


Variofix VP

FLUXUS F608

Applications
Designed for the following industries:
Upstream (on- and offshore)
Midstream and downstream (pipelines and refineries)
Chemical industry
Energy sector (e.g. HVAC, geothermal, power plants)

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Measurement with the flow transmitter fixed to the pipe by


the QuickFix pipe mounting fixture

FLUXUS F608

Technical Specification

Table of Contents
Function ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
Measurement Principle ..................................................................................................................................... 3
Calculation of Volumetric Flow Rate ................................................................................................................. 3
Number of Sound Paths.................................................................................................................................... 4
Typical Measurement Setup ............................................................................................................................. 4
Flow Transmitter ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Technical Data .................................................................................................................................................. 5
Dimensions ....................................................................................................................................................... 6
Standard Scope of Supply ................................................................................................................................ 6
Transducers..................................................................................................................................................... 7
Transducer Selection ........................................................................................................................................ 7
Transducer Order Code .................................................................................................................................... 8
Technical Data .................................................................................................................................................. 9
Transducer Mounting Fixture ...................................................................................................................... 12
Coupling Materials for Transducers............................................................................................................ 14
Connection Systems..................................................................................................................................... 15
Transducer Cable............................................................................................................................................ 15
Clamp-on Temperature Probe (optional) ................................................................................................... 16

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FLUXUS F608

Function
Measurement Principle
Transit Time Difference Principle
In order to measure the flow of a medium in a pipe, ultrasonic signals are used, employing the transit time difference principle. Ultrasonic signals are emitted by a transducer installed on the pipe and received by a second transducer. These signals are emitted alternately in the flow direction and against it.
As the medium in which the signals propagate is flowing, the transit time of the ultrasonic signals in the flow
direction is shorter than against the flow direction.
The transit time difference, t, is measured and allows the flowmeter to determine the average flow velocity
along the propagation path of the ultrasonic signals. A flow profile correction is then performed in order to obtain the area averaged flow velocity, which is proportional to the volumetric flow rate.
Two integrated microprocessors control the entire measuring process. This allows the flowmeter to remove
disturbance signals, and to check each received ultrasonic wave for its validity which reduces noise.
HybridTrek
If the gaseous or solid content in the medium increases occasionally during measurement, a measurement
with the transit time difference principle is no longer possible. NoiseTrek mode will then be selected by the
flowmeter. This measurement method allows the flowmeter to achieve a stable measurement even with high
gaseous or solid content
The transmitter can switch automatically between transit time and NoiseTrek mode without any changes to
the measurement setup.

t
Path of the ultrasonic signal

t
1

t
2

Transit time difference t

Calculation of Volumetric Flow Rate

V = kRe . A . ka . t/(2 . tfl)


where

V
kRe
A
ka
t
tfl

=
=
=
=
=
=

volumetric flow rate


fluid mechanics calibration factor
cross-sectional pipe area
acoustical calibration factor
transit time difference
transit time in the medium

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Number of Sound Paths


The number of sound paths is the number of transits of the ultrasonic signal through the medium in the pipe.
Depending on the number of sound paths, the following methods of installation exist:
reflect mode
The number of sound paths is even. Both of the transducers are mounted on the same side of the pipe.
Correct positioning of the transducers is easier.
diagonal mode
The number of sound paths is odd. Both of the transducers are mounted on opposite sides of the pipe.
direct mode
Diagonal mode with 1 sound path. This should be used in the case of a high signal attenuation by the medium, pipe or coatings.
The preferred method of installation depends on the application. While increasing the number of sound paths
increases the accuracy of the measurement, signal attenuation increases as well. The optimum number of
sound paths for the parameters of the application will be determined automatically by the transmitter.
As the transducers can be mounted with the transducer mounting fixture in reflect mode or diagonal mode,
the number of sound paths can be adjusted optimally for the application.
.

a = transducer distance

Reflect mode, number of sound paths: 2


a

Diagonal mode, number of sound paths: 3


a>0

a<0

Direct mode, number of sound paths: 1

Direct mode, number of sound paths: 1,


negative transducer distance

Typical Measurement Setup


transducers

U L T R A S O N IC

F L O W M E T E R

C H A N N E L A

C H A N N E L B
Q

N E X T

O N

Q -

E N T E R

M U X

1
0

5
Q

6
2

O F F

L IG H T

3 x O F F

B R K

D IS P

B A T T E R Y

Q +

E N T E R

D IS P

M O D E

O N

transmitter
temperature inputs
Example of a measurement setup in reflect mode
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FLUXUS F608

Flow Transmitter
Technical Data
FLUXUS
design

measurement
measurement principle
flow velocity
repeatability
medium
temperature compensation
accuracy1
with standard calibration
with advanced calibration
(optional)
with field calibration2
flow transmitter
power supply
battery
power consumption
number of flow measuring
channels
signal attenuation
measuring cycle (1 channel)
response time
housing material
degree of protection
dimensions
weight
fixation
operating temperature
display
menu language
explosion protection
marking
F
M
measuring functions
physical quantities
totalizer
calculation functions
diagnostic functions
data logger
loggable values
capacity
communication
interface

F608**-F2
portable, FM class I Div. 2

transit time difference correlation principle,


automatic NoiseTrek selection for measurements with high gaseous or solid content
0.03 to 82 ft/s
0.15 % of reading 0.03 ft/s
all acoustically conductive liquids with < 10 % gaseous or solid content in volume (transit time difference
principle)
corresponding to the recommendations in ANSI/ASME MFC-5.1-2011
1.6 % of reading 0.03 ft/s
1.2 % of reading 0.03 ft/s
0.5 % of reading 0.03 ft/s
100 to 240 V/50 to 60 Hz (power supply unit, outside of explosive atmosphere),
10.5 to 15 V DC (socket at transmitter, with power adapter (optional)),
integrated battery
Li-Ion, 7.2 V/4.5 Ah
operating time (without inputs and backlight): > 14 h
<6W
2
0 to 100 s, adjustable
100 to 1000 Hz
1 s (1 channel), option: 70 ms
PA, TPS, PC, Polyester, stainless steel
NEMA 4
see dimensional drawing
4.2 lb
QuickFix pipe mounting fixture
14 to 140 F
2 x 16 characters, dot matrix, backlight
English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish
NI/Cl. I /Div. 2/
GP. A,B,C,D /
T5 Ta = 60 C
volumetric flow rate, mass flow rate, flow velocity,
heat flow (if temperature inputs are installed)
volume, mass, optional: heat quantity
average, difference, sum
sound speed, signal amplitude, SNR, SCNR, standard deviation of amplitudes and transit times
all physical quantities, totalized values and diagnostic values
> 100 000 measured values
RS232/USB

for transit time difference principle, reference conditions and v > 0.49 ft/s

reference uncertainty < 0.2 %

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FLUXUS F608

FLUXUS
serial data kit
software (all Windows
versions)

Technical Specification

F608**-F2
- FluxData: download of measurement data, graphical presentation,
conversion to other formats (e.g. for Excel)
- FluxKoef: creating medium data sets

able
adapter
transport case
dimensions
inputs
number
type
connection
range
resolution
accuracy

- FluxSubstanceLoader: upload of medium data sets


RS232
RS232 - USB
19.7 x 15.7 x 7.5 in
The inputs are galvanically isolated from the transmitter.
see standard scope of supply on page 6
temperature input
Pt100/Pt1000
4-wire
-238 to +1040 F
0.01 K
0.01 % of reading 0.03 K

2.32

Dimensions

U L T R A S O N IC F L O W M E T E R

C H A N N E L A
O N

Q -

E N T E R

M U X

Q +

E N T E R

D IS P

O F F

L IG H T

3 x O F F

B R K

D IS P

5
Q

8.39

C H A N N E L B
Q

N E X T

B A T T E R Y

M O D E

O N

8.9
in inch

Standard Scope of Supply


order code
application
inputs
temperature input
accessories
transport case
power supply unit, mains cable
battery
QuickFix pipe mounting fixture
for transmitter
serial data kit
measuring tape
user manual, safety instructions, Quick Start Guide
connector board at the upper
side of the transmitter

F608 Standard
FLUXUS F608ST-F22-3N-NN-NN-NN-NN-NN
flow measurement on liquids

F608 Energy
FLUXUS F608EN-F22-3N-TT-NN-NN-NN-NN
including energy calculator for BTU and heat measurements

x
x
x
x

x
x
x
x

x
x
x

x
x
x

C H

C H
C O M M

D C

- IN

C H

T 1 /T 3

C O M M

In p u t

C H

T 2 /T 4

D C

- IN

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FLUXUS F608

Transducers
Transducer Selection
transducer order code
FSK
FSM

FSQ
FSS

0.39
0.24

0.4

141.7
78.7

3.9

0.98
0.39

0.2
recommended

7.9

3.9

5.9

15.7

20

255.9
133.9

2.8
2

40

200
inner pipe diameter [in]

possible

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Transducer Order Code


7, 8

9 to 11

12, 13

no. of character

option

extension cable

description
connection system

5, 6
explosion protection

4
operating temperature

3
transducer frequency

transducer

1, 2

FS

set of ultrasonic flow transducers for liquids measurement, shear


wave
K

0.5 MHz

1 MHz

4 MHz

8 MHz
N

normal temperature range

extended temperature range (shear wave transducers with transducer frequency M, Q)


F2

FM Class I Div. 2
NL

with Lemo connector


000

without extension cable


LC

long transducer cable (only FSK)

example
FS

F2

NL

000

shear wave transducer 1 MHz, normal temperature range,


FM Class I Div. 2, connection system NL with Lemo connector
/

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Technical Data
Shear Wave Transducers
CLK1N51
FSK-NF2NL/LC
0.5

in
in
in
in

3.9
7.9
141.7
255.9

3.9
7.9
141.7
255.9

in
in

PEEK with stainless steel


cap 304
PEEK
NEMA 6

PEEK with stainless steel


cap 304
PEEK
NEMA 6

ft

1699
16

1699
29

in
in
in

4.98
2.01
2.66

4.98
2.01
2.66

contact surface
degree of protection
transducer cable
type
length
dimensions
length l
width b
height h
dimensional drawing

CDK1N51
FSK-NF2NL
MHz 0.5

technical type
order code
transducer frequency
inner pipe diameter d
min. extended
min. recommended
max. recommended
max. extended
pipe wall thickness
min.
max.
material
housing

operating temperature
min.
F
-40
max.
F
+266
temperature compenx
sation
explosion protection
explosion protection temperature
min.
F
-40
max.
F
+257
F
NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
M marking
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
Temp. Codes dwg 3860
type of protection
non incendive

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-40
+266
x

-40
+257
NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
Temp. Codes dwg 3860
non incendive

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Shear Wave Transducers


CDM1N51
FSM-NF2NL
MHz 1

CDQ1N51
FSQ-NF2NL
4

CDS1N51
FSS-NF2NL
8

in
in
in
in

2
3.9
78.7
133.9

0.39
0.98
5.9
15.7

0.24
0.39
2.8
2.8

in
in

stainless steel 304


PEEK
NEMA 6

stainless steel 304


PEEK
NEMA 6

stainless steel 304


PEI
NEMA 4

ft

1699
13

1699
9

1699
6

in
in
in

2.36
1.18
1.32

1.67
0.71
0.85

0.98
0.51
0.67

technical type
order code
transducer frequency
inner pipe diameter d
min. extended
min. recommended
max. recommended
max. extended
pipe wall thickness
min.
max.
material
housing
contact surface
degree of protection
transducer cable
type
length
dimensions
length l
width b
height h
dimensional drawing

operating temperature
min.
F
-40
max.
F
+266
temperature compenx
sation
explosion protection
explosion protection temperature
min.
F
-40
max.
F
+257
F
marking
NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
M
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
Temp. Codes dwg 3860
type of protection
non incendive

10

-40
+266
x

-22
+266
x

-40
+257

-40
+257

NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
Temp. Codes dwg 3860 Temp. Codes dwg 3860
non incendive
non incendive

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Shear Wave Transducers (extended temperature range


technical type
order code
transducer frequency

CDQ1E51
FSQ-EF2NL
4

in
in
in
in

2
3.9
78.7
133.9

0.39
0.98
5.9
15.7

in
in

stainless steel 304


Sintimid
NEMA 4

stainless steel 304


Sintimid
NEMA 4

ft

1699
13

1699
9

in
in
in

2.36
1.18
1.32

1.67
0.71
0.85
h

inner pipe diameter d


min. extended
min. recommended
max. recommended
max. extended
pipe wall thickness
min.
max.
material
housing
contact surface
degree of protection
transducer cable
type
length
dimensions
length l
width b
height h
dimensional drawing

CDM1E51
FSM-EF2NL
MHz 1

operating temperature
min.
F
-22
max.
F
+392
temperature compenx
sation
explosion protection
explosion protection temperature
min.
F
-40
max.
F
+374
F
marking
NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
M
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
Temp. Codes dwg 3860
type of protection
non incendive

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-22
+392
x

-40
+374
NI/Cl. I,II,III/Div. 2 /
GP A,B,C,D,E,F,G/
Temp. Codes dwg 3860
non incendive

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Transducer Mounting Fixture


6

fixation

size

4
measuring mode

transducer

transducer
mounting fixture

1, 2

7 to 9

no. of character

outer pipe diameter

Order Code
description

FS

mounting frames (transducers with transducer frequency S)

LM

ladder chain mounting accessory

VP

portable Variofix
A

all transducers

transducers with transducer frequency M

transducers with transducer frequency Q

transducers with transducer frequency S


D

reflect mode or diagonal mode/direct mode

reflect mode
M

medium

small
C

chains

without fixation
L08

0.5 to 8 in

L22

0.5 to 22 in

010

0.39 to 3.9 in

025

0.39 to 9.8 in

055

0.39 to 21.7 in

055

portable Variofix and chains

example
VP

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mounting frames FS and chains

transducer frequency: S
material: stainless steel 304,
301, 303
dimensions:
8.27 x 1.26 x 1.73 in
chain length: 1 ft
outer pipe diameter:
max. 5.9 in

ladder chain mounting accessory LM

transducer frequency: M, Q
chain length: 30/78 in
outer pipe diameter:
max. 24 in

portable Variofix VP and chains

material: stainless steel 304,


301, 303
dimensions:
16.3 x 3.7 x 2.99 in
chain length: 6 ft

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Coupling Materials for Transducers


normal temperature range
(4th character of transducer order code = N)
< 212 F
< 338 F
coupling compound type N
coupling compound type E

extended temperature range


(4th character of transducer order code = E)
< 302 F
< 392 F
coupling compound type E
coupling compound type E or H

Technical Data
type

coupling compound
type N
coupling compound
type E
coupling compound
type H
coupling foil type VT

order code

990739-1

operating
temperature
F
-22 to +266

mineral grease paste

990739-2

-22 to +392

silicone paste

990739-3

-22 to +482

fluoropolymer paste

990739-0

14 to +392

fluoroelastomer

990739-6
990739-14
990739-5

14

material

remark

for transducers with transducer


frequency G, H, K
for shear wave transducers with
transducer frequency M, P
for shear wave transducers IP68
and Lambwave transducers with
transducer frequency M, P
for transducers with transducer
frequency Q

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Connection Systems
connection system NL
x

transmitter

transducer frequency
(3d character of transducer
order code)
N
L

cable length ft
cable length (option LC) ft

G, H, K

x
6
6

M, P

y
9
22

l
-

x
6
22

y
6
6

l
-

x
6
26

y
3
3

l
-

x
3
-

y
3
-

l
-

x, y = transducer cable length


l = max. length of extension cable

Transducer Cable
Technical Data
type
standard length
operating temperature
sheath
material
outer diameter
cable jacket
material
outer diameter
thickness
color
shield

ft
F

transducer cable
1699
see table above
-67 to +392

in

stainless steel 304


0.31

in
in

PTFE
0.11
0.01
brown
x

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Clamp-on Temperature Probe (optional)


Technical Data
technical type
order code
design
type

PT13N
670413-1
Pt1000

connection
measuring range

accuracy T
accuracy T

response time
housing
degree of protection
weight (without
connector)
fixation
accessories

lb

PT13F
PT13F
670413-2
670412-2
short response time
Pt1000
Pt1000 matched according to EN 1434-1
4-wire
-58 to +482

Pt1000 matched according to EN 1434-1


4-wire
-22 to +482

(0.27 F + 2 . 10-3 . (T [F] - 32 F))


class A
0.1 K
(3K < T < 6 K), more
corresponding to
EN 1434-1
50
aluminum
NEMA 4
0.6
1.1

(0.27 F + 2 . 10-3 . (T [F] - 32 F))


class A
0.1 K
(3K < T < 6 K), more
corresponding to
EN 1434-1
8
PEEK, stainless steel 304, copper
NEMA 4
0.7
1.4

clamp-on
-

clamp-on
plastic protection plate,
insulation foam

0.59
0.59
0.79
A

0.55
1.18
1.06
B

in
in
in

dimensions
length l
width b
height h
dimensional drawing

PT13N
670412-1

extension cable

Connection
Temperature Probe
red/blue

red

white/blue

white

Connector
pin
1
2
3, 4, 5
6
7
8

cable of temperature probe


white/blue
red/blue
not connected
red
white
not connected

extension cable
blue
gray

2
4
1

red
white

5
8

3
7

Cable
cable of temperature probe
type
standard length
max. length
cable jacket

16

ft
ft

4 x 0.25 mm black or white


9
PTFE

extension cable
LIYCY 8 x 0.14 mm gray
16/32/82
328
PVC

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FLEXIM AMERICAS Corporation


Edgewood, NY 11717
USA

18

internet: www.flexim.com
e-mail: usinfo@flexim.com
1-888-852-7473

Tel.: (631) 492-2300

Subject to change without notification. Errors excepted.

Fax: (631) 492-2117

FLUXUS is a registered trademark of FLEXIM GmbH.


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