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Liquicap M FMI51, FMI52

Operating conditions: Installation

Installation instructions Liquicap M FMI51 (rod probe) can be installed vertically from above or below.
Liquicap M FMI52 (rope probe) can be installed vertically from above.

! Note!
• The probe may not come into contact with the container wall! Do not install probes in the area of the
filling curtain!
• When using in agitating tanks, make sure you install at a safe distance from the agitator.
• If multiple probes are mounted next to each other, a minimum distance of 500 mm (19.7 in)
between the probes must be observed.
• Rod probes with a ground tube should be used in the event of severe lateral load.
• When mounting, ensure there is a good electrically conductive connection between the process
connection and the tank. Use an electrically conductive sealing band for example.
For containers that conduct electricity e.g. steel tanks

≥500 (19.7)


Dimensions mm (in)

For containers that do not conduct electricity e.g. plastic tanks


Probe with ground tube and grounding

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With separate housing

! Note!
• The maximum connection length between the probe and the separate housing is 6 m (L4). The
desired length must be quoted when ordering a Liquicap M with a separate housing.
• The overall length L = L1 + L4 may not exceed 10 m.
• If the connecting cable is to be shortened or passed through a wall, it must be separated from the
process connection.

Zone 1
Zone 0

L4 ≤ 6 m


Rod length L1 max. 4 m

Rope length L1 max. 9.7 m (the maximum total length of L1 + L4 should not exceed 10 m).

Extension heights
Housing side: wall mounting Housing side: pipe mounting Sensor side
r ³100 (3.94)
~61 (2.4) B ~75 (2.95) B



~41 mm
~41 (1.6)

r ³100 (3.94)

Dimensions mm (in)

! Note!
• The cable has a bending radius of r  100 mm
• Connecting cable: ø10.5 mm
• Outer jacket: silicone, notch-resistant

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Polyester housing Stainless steel Aluminum housing

(F16) housing (F15) (F17)
B (mm) 76 64 65
H1 (mm) 172 166 177

H5 (mm) D (mm)
Probes Ø10 mm rod 66 38
Probes Ø16 mm rod or rope G¾", G1", NPT¾", NPT1", Clamp 1", 66 38
(without fully insulated inactive Clamp 1½", Universal Ø44,
length) flange <DN 50, ANSI 2", 10K50
G1½", NPT1½", Clamp 2", DIN 11851, 89 50
flanges DN 50, ANSI 2", 10K50
Probes Ø 22 mm rod or rope (with 89 38
fully insulated inactive length)
Wall holder unit

! Note!
• The wall holder unit is part of the scope of supply for device versions with a separate housing.
• The wall holder unit first has to be screwed to the separate housing before you can use it as a drilling
template. The distance between the holes is reduced by screwing it to the separate housing.

86 (3.39)
6.2 (0.24)
28 (1.1)

3 (0.12) 70 (2.76)


Dimensions mm (in)

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