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EX-FLOW F-231MX

High-Pressure Mass Flow Controller for Gases, Ex-proof style

  • ATEX approval Cat.2, Zone 1
  • High accuracy, excellent repeatability
  • Virtually pressure and temperature independent
  • Operating pressure / delta-P up to 400 bar
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EX-FLOWF-231MX

Intrinsically Safe Gas Mass Flow Controllers for High Pressure / High Delta-P

Bronkhorst® EX-FLOW Mass Flow Controllers (MFCs) are suited for precise gas flow control in ATEX Zone 1 hazardous areas. The flow meter part and the control valve of the MFC should be connected (via separate cables) to a power supply with galvanic isolation / preamplifier / readout system (located in the safe zone) which contains a controller board to complete the control loop. See Bronkhorst® E-8000 Series.

EX-FLOW model F-231MX covers flow ranges from 10...500 mln/min up to 0,2...10 ln/min (N2-equivalent) at operating pressures up to 400 bar and max. 400 bar pressure difference (ΔP).

The intrinsically safe measuring head of the flow meter is tested according to ATEX 114 Directive 2014/34/EU and approved under EC-Type Examination Number: KEMA 01ATEX1172, protection II 2 G Ex ib IIC T4 Gb.
The intrinsically safe valve coils are explosion proof certified and available in two options (ATEX certification only):
Coil XB: protection II 1 G Ex ia IIC T6 / protection II 1 D Ex ta IIIC T80°C
Coil XC: protection II 2 G Ex eb IIC T4 / protection II 2 D Ex tb IIIC T130°C


Technical specifications

Measurement / control system
Flow range (intermediate ranges available)min. 10…500 mln/min
max. 0,2…10 ln/min
(based on N2)
Accuracy (incl. linearity) (based on actual calibration)± 1 % FS
Repeatability< 0,2 % RD
Turndown ratio1:50 (2…100%)
Time constant5 sec.
Control stability≤ ± 0,1 % FS typical
Operating temperature-10 … +65 °C
Temperature sensitivityzero: < 0,05% FS/°C; span: < 0,05% Rd/°C
Leak integrity, outboardtested < 2 x 10-9  mbar l/s He
Attitude sensitivitymax. error at 90° off horizontal 0,2% FS at 1 bar, typical N2
Warm-up time30 min. for optimum accuracy
2 min. for accuracy ± 2% FS
Mechanical parts
Material (wetted parts)Stainless steel 316L or comparable
Pressure rating (PN)400 bar abs
Min. ΔP6 bar dif.
Max. ΔPup to 400 bar dif.
Process connectionscompression type or face seal (VCR/VCO) couplings
Sealsstandard: Viton®;
options: EPDM, Kalrez® (FFKM)
Ingress protectionIP65
Electrical properties
Signal circuittype of explosion protection: intrinsic safety Ex ib IIC, only for connection to a certified intrinsically safe circuit with the following maximum values:
Ui = 28 V, Ii = 98 mA, Pi = 686 mW
The effective internal capacitance between:
Terminals 1 and 3: Ci = 1 nF;
Effective internal inductance: Li = 0,3 mH
Output signal15 … 20 mA (linear)
I/O signals via PS/Readout (located in safe area)analog: 0…5 Vdc, 0…10 Vdc, 0…20 mA, 4…20 mA;
digital: RS232, PROFIBUS DP, DeviceNet™, Modbus RTU or ASCII, PROFINET, EtherCAT®, FLOW-BUS
XB-coilCoil voltage max. 28 V/110 mA;
295 Ohm at 20°C
XC-coilCoil voltage max. 24 V;
65 Ohm at 20°C, Pmax = 9 W at 20°C
Electrical connection
Ex-proof measuring headTerminal connection, cable gland M16x1,5
Control valve coilcable gland M20x1,5
Control valve options
External actuator options to be connected to the controller
Ex-proof specifications
Approvals / certificates

Technical specifications subject to change without notice.

For dimensional drawings and hook-up diagrams please visit the product page on our website

Downloads

Brochures
EX-FLOW brochure

Manuals
Manual EX-FLOW meters and controllers - ATEX
Manual EX-FLOW meters and controllers - IECEx
Manual EX-FLOW meters and controllers - TIIS
Manual EX-FLOW meters and controllers - KCs

Hook-up diagram
MFM Measuring Head
XB-Coil
XC-Coil

Dimensional drawing
Dimensional drawing F-230MX-F-231MX-F-232MX

Certificates
IECEx Certificate EX-FLOW MFM Measuring Head X100 : IECEx DEK14.0060
TIIS Certificate EX-FLOW MFM Measuring head X100 : 検・第TC21584号 (Japanese certification)
KCs Certificate EX-FLOW MFM Measuring Head X100 :: Ex ib IIC T4 (Korean certification)
ATEX CAT 2 Certificate EX-FLOW MFM Measuring Head X100 : KEMA 01ATEX1172
EU Declaration of Conformity Measuring Head X100 : ATEX CAT 2 (doc. 9.06.032)
ATEX CAT 2 Certificate XB-coil
ATEX CAT 2 Certificate XC-coil
ATEX CAT 2 Notification Directive 2014/34/EU : DEKRA 12ATEXQ0100


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