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FCI

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Contact: Mary Pund
Phone: 800-854-1993

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FCI-Fluid Components International
1755 La Costa Meadows Dr.
San Marcos CA 92078
United States

Fluid Components International solves flow and level measurement applications for industrial process and plant applications using patented thermal dispersion flow measurement technologies. With more than 40 years experience and the world’s largest installed base of thermal dispersion instruments, you can count on FCI to know your application and have proven solutions that will save you time and expense.

FCI was founded in 1964 in Canoga Park, California area. In 1980, we relocated our corporate and manufacturing facility to San Marcos, California (near San Diego). In order to support our increasing international customer base, we opened our European Sales and Service Center in the Netherlands in 1993. In January 2003, FCI added the coveted AS9000 certificate to our certifications portfolio.

Our design, manufacturing and calibration systems, processes and facilities are continuously reviewed, audited and accepted by the major industry leaders. Our Industrial Division provides flow, liquid level, interface and temperature sensors utilizing thermal dispersion flow measurement technologies. Our world-class Flow and Level Calibration Facility is continually being improved, expanded and upgraded to meet our customer's increasing requirements.

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FCI Video: FLT93 as Interface Device

FLT93 as Interface Device

FCI Video: The Importance Of Flow Meter Calibration

Accurate calibration of flow meters to the specific fluid and application environment ensures accurate performance. Tour the in-house FCI Flow Calibration Laboratory.

FCI Video: In-Situ Flow Meter Calibration Solution

Validating flow meter calibration is no longer a labor-intensive, costly or challenging task. Learn how to verify flow meter calibration in minutes without removing the meter from the pipe or process.

FCI Video: Setting Relay Contact Alarms On The FLT93 Flow/Level/Temperature Switch

Tutorial demonstrates how to monitor flow or level by setting relay contact alarms on the FLT93 Flow/Level/Temperature Switch.

FCI Video: FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor Control Button Functions

Tutorial demonstrates how to use Control Buttons on the FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor for the monitoring of fluid samples in process analyzer systems.

FCI Video: Process Analyzer Fluid Sample Monitoring Ensures Accurate Data

Even the most sophisticated Process Analyzer Systems can't operate effectively without a proper fluid or gas sample. Learn how to avoid this problem with a new sample monitoring solution from FCI.

FCI Video: Flat Panel Flow Conditioning Simplifies Installation

Learn how to increase flow meter accuracy and measurement repeatability in turbulent pipeline flows with an advanced flow conditioning technology featuring a unique panel design

Articles

Aeration Flowmeter with Profibus Bus PA

Wastewater treatment plant engineers searching for a solution to flow measurement in aeration basins that is Profibus PA compatible will find Fluid Components International’s precision ST100 Thermal Mass Flow Meter provides superior accuracy combined with digital bus communication flexibility to reduce air flow energy costs.
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Thermal Mass Flowmeters for Economical Tank Blanketing

FCI’s mass flowmeters are calibrated to specific gases such as nitrogen for superior accuracy in FCI’s NIST-approved Calibration Laboratory.
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FCI Video: The Importance Of Flow Meter Calibration

Accurate calibration of flow meters to the specific fluid and application environment ensures accurate performance. Tour the in-house FCI Flow Calibration Laboratory.
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FCI Video: Flat Panel Flow Conditioning Simplifies Installation

Learn how to increase flow meter accuracy and measurement repeatability in turbulent pipeline flows with an advanced flow conditioning technology featuring a unique panel design.
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FCI Video: Process Analyzer Fluid Sample Monitoring Ensures Accurate Data

Even the most sophisticated Process Analyzer Systems can't operate effectively without a proper fluid or gas sample. Learn how to avoid this problem with a new sample monitoring solution from FCI.
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FLT93 as Interface Device

FCI’s FLT93 Series are the most popularly installed heavy duty thermal dispersion flow and level switches in the world. The reasons are simple; FLT93s were developed from more than 40 years of flow and level switch engineering and application experience to deliver the most reliable, repeatable, rugged and longest life industrial grade switch products found anywhere.


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New Products

Flowmeter Optimizes Plant Burner Fuel-to-Air Ratio

The advanced ST75 Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI), which measures fuel gas, process gas, inert gas, waste gases and air in small line sizes, is ideal for optimizing the fuel-to-air ratio for plant burner-boiler control, reducing plant fuel costs while protecting the environment
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Effective, Economical Nitrogen Tank Blanketing Achieved With FCI Thermal Mass Flow Meters

Process engineers in search of a flow measurement solution to support accurate, safe and economical nitrogen tank blanketing operations will find the ST Series Family of Flow Meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides a wide range of choices designed to accommodate various tank and line sizes.
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Accurate Air/Gas Measurement In Large Pipes & Ducts

The future-ready ST102A Air/Gas Thermal Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) features an advanced dual-element averaging system.


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Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flowmeter

The ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) has received ATEX and IECEx approvals, assuring FCI’s customers that the ST100 Flow Meter has been designed and tested for safe operation in potentially hazardous environments.
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Relief Valve and Flare Gas Flow or Leak Detection

Ideal for use in oil/gas upstream production or downstream refining, storage and distribution, the FCI FLT93 Series FlexSwitch provides dependable relief valve monitoring and flare gas flow or leakage detection.
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Air/Gas Mass Flow Meter Point Measurement

The rugged ST75 Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) delivers precision flow measurement while reducing the consumption of energy fuel gases, specialty gases and pneumatic air.
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Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor

The Model FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) ensures flow to water or gas sampling systems or analyzers.
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White Papers

Seven Tips To Cut Wastewater Aeration Energy Costs With Thermal Mass Flow Meters

One of the biggest expenses in wastewater treatment operations is the cost of energy to run the blowers and compressors that produce air for the aeration basins.
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Measuring Flare Gas Within the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

Measuring flare gas emissions in the offshore oil and gas industry is notoriously difficult. In fact, the EU commission recognized this and decided not to apply the same accuracy targets for flare gas as other important gas streams such as fuel gas, which, for Tier 3 is ± 2.5 percent.
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Verify Fluid Flow to Your Analyzer and Keep Your Plant Running

No matter how sophisticated the fluid analyzer, results aren’t accurate without a valid fluid sample. Industry best practices dictate that sampling systems of chromatographs, spectrometers and other analytic instruments have
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Flare Gas Flow Measurement and Control

In oil/gas production, refining and storage operations around the globe, flare gas systems are used to burn-off and dispose of waste, excess or off-gases, and as a safety system. The
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Precision Air/Gas Flow Measurement Helps Turn Landfills Into Green Electric Power Generators

A leading supplier of landfill gas extraction and recovery systems located in the Midwest region of the US relies on flow meters from Fluid Components International (FCI) for gas flow
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Measuring Methane-Based Digester Gas Flow In Wastewater Treatment Plants

Wastewater treatment digester gas systems, as well as other biogas applications such as landfills, are challenged by wide flow variations, dirty and wet gas, and a potentially explosive gas.
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Advanced Solutions for Process and Plant Gas Flow Metering

The ST100 is an all-new thermal dispersion technology gas flow meter that combines feature- and function-rich electronics with the industry''s most advanced flow sensors to achieve a truly state-of-the-science flow
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Advances in Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meter Accuracy

Thermal flow measuring technology has advanced through the years, necessitating the need for improved calibration methodologies for flow meters.
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Improve Flow Meter Flexibility By Combining Wired and Wireless Technologies

If you’ve been thinking that wireless technology for process control is still too far away or not as reliable as you would like for critical or hazardous applications in your
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How a Biogas Processing System Manufacturer Identified the Best Flow Meter for Gas Measurement

The engineering team at a German biogas and digester gas processing equipment firm evaluated several types of flowmeters for their processes and discovered thermal dispersion flowmeter technology was the
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Flow Meter Selection for Improved Gas Flow Measurements

As the costs of fuels and consumables, such as natural gas, hydrogen, and oxygen, continue to rise, the ability to accurately measure the amount used in a process becomes
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Improve Flow Accuracy and Reduce Costs: Putting Smart Flow Conditioning Practices to Work

Find out how you can increase your plant's productivity and reduce its operational costs. Focusing on flow measurement can result in significant monetary savings, potential product quality improvements and
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Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring

The EPA has implemented new regulations entitled, “Mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases.” Measuring the flow of industrial process flue gas is a challenge. This paper will guide you through a flowmeter
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Digester Biogas Flow Measurement

Find out how the engineers at a municipal wastewater treatment utility expanded their biogas digester system and sought an improvement over their existing, maintenance-intensive flow metering technology.
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Product Demos

FCI ST100 interactive demo

With FCI's new ST100 Series, the science of process gas flow metering has never been so advanced. Use this interactive demo to select the ST100 for your application.
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Videos

FLT93 as Interface Device

FCI’s FLT93 Series are the most popularly installed heavy duty thermal dispersion flow and level switches in the world. The reasons are simple.
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FCI VeriCal In-Situ Calibration Sensor Installation and VeriCal Procedure Demonstration

FCI's VeriCal In-Situ calibration verification system provides you the ability to perform periodic field validation and verification of your FCI flow meter's measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process. .
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