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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

FCI ST Series Flow Meters

Thermal Mass Flowmeters for Economical Tank Blanketing

June 26, 2014
FCI’s mass flowmeters are calibrated to specific gases such as nitrogen for superior accuracy in FCI’s NIST-approved Calibration Laboratory. Read More
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FCI Video: The Importance Of Flow Meter Calibration

July 9, 2013
Accurate calibration of flow meters to the specific fluid and application environment ensures accurate performance. Tour the in-house FCI Flow Calibration Laboratory. Read More
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FCI Video: Flat Panel Flow Conditioning Simplifies Installation

July 9, 2013
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. Read More
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FCI Video: Process Analyzer Fluid Sample Monitoring Ensures Accurate Data

July 9, 2013
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. Read More
FLT93 as Interface Device

FLT93 as Interface Device

June 5, 2013

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

FCI ST102A thermal mass flow meter

Accurate Air/Gas Measurement In Large Pipes & Ducts

September 20, 2013

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

March 20, 2013
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. Read More
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Relief Valve and Flare Gas Flow or Leak Detection

February 15, 2013
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. Read More
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Air/Gas Mass Flow Meter Point Measurement

February 6, 2013
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. Read More
FCI Model FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor

Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor

January 7, 2013
The Model FS10A Analyzer Flow Switch/Monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) ensures flow to water or gas sampling systems or analyzers. Read More

White Papers

FCI Measuring Flare

Measuring Flare Gas Within the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

February 13, 2013
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. Read More
FCI Verify Fluid Flow

Verify Fluid Flow to Your Analyzer and Keep Your Plant Running

November 21, 2012
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 Read More
FCI Flare Gas

Flare Gas Flow Measurement and Control

August 29, 2012
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 Read More
FCI Precision

Precision Air/Gas Flow Measurement Helps Turn Landfills Into Green Electric Power Generators

July 20, 2012
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 Read More
FCI Measuring Methane

Measuring Methane-Based Digester Gas Flow In Wastewater Treatment Plants

July 3, 2012
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. Read More
FCI Advanced Solutions

Advanced Solutions for Process and Plant Gas Flow Metering

November 22, 2011
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 Read More
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Advances in Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meter Accuracy

November 22, 2011
Thermal flow measuring technology has advanced through the years, necessitating the need for improved calibration methodologies for flow meters. Read More
FCI Improve Flow Meter Flexibility

Improve Flow Meter Flexibility By Combining Wired and Wireless Technologies

November 22, 2011
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 Read More
FCI How Biogas Processing

How a Biogas Processing System Manufacturer Identified the Best Flow Meter for Gas Measurement

November 22, 2011
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 Read More
FCI Flowmeter Selection

Flow Meter Selection for Improved Gas Flow Measurements

November 22, 2011
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 Read More
FCI Improve Flow Accuracy

Improve Flow Accuracy and Reduce Costs: Putting Smart Flow Conditioning Practices to Work

November 22, 2011
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 Read More
FCI Greenhouse gas

Greenhouse Gas Flow Monitoring

November 22, 2011
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 Read More
FCI Digester Biogas

Digester Biogas Flow Measurement

November 22, 2011
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. Read More

Product Demos

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FCI ST100 interactive demo

March 13, 2013
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. Read More
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