ATEX Rated Flow Monitors from Blancett

Introducing the new B3100 ATEX rated flow monitors from US manufacturer Blancett. This explosion proof flow monitor features advanced application options with user-friendly “thru-glass” operation which allows for the use of finger proximity detection buttons. Available now from Bell Flow Systems Ltd.

ATEX Rated Flow Monitors - B3100 Flow Meter Display

The unit supports data logging, remote data access and programming – without the need to open the enclosure. Thus ensuring application integrity in demanding installations. The B3100 is “explosion-proof” in accordance with ATEX, IECEx, FM and CSA c-us.

The programming software allows for easy remote configuration of the B3100 flow monitor. The unit can process the frequency output from a flow meter to calculate flow rate and accumulated total. The B3100 can also store an optional 16-point linearization table of the flow curve (with interpolation) for improved accuracy.

A rugged one-inch NPT threaded port is provided for direct flow meter mounting. The flow monitor has a large backlit LED display, which shows flow rate, total and measuring units in addition to a flow rate-indicating graphic. Both hourly flow totals and settings which are logged in an archive. Each log contains flow rate, flow total, accumulated total plus a time and date stamp. The data is also tagged with a log number for accountability and quality control. Logged data can be viewed through the display or via Modbus RTU Communications or free PC software options. Interval logs are available both by minute or hourly increments, with daily and event logs also provided. The flow monitor’s PC based programming software also enables log data to be downloaded as a .csv file.

The B3100’s remote programming facility is a key product feature, which allows for full configuration of the flow monitor. The software automatically detects the monitor and downloads the stored data. Configurations for multiple units can be saved on a PC, and configuration data can be changed and easily uploaded back to the monitor.

Why use ATEX rated flow monitors?

The B3100 is an ATEX rated flow monitor. As a result, it is suitable for use in a range of explosive atmospheres. ATEX derives its name from the French title of the 94/9/EC directive: Appareils destinés à être utilisés en ATmosphères EXplosibles. Suitable applications which require ATEX rated flow monitors would include within paint spraying facilities, fuel handling plants and distilleries. Additionally, the B3100 can be used in dusty or other hazardous particle-heavy atmospheres.

For more information on the Blancett B3100 and other ATEX rated flow meter models, please visit our website or contact the Bell Flow Systems Sales team

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