Fuji Electric Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeter Model FSC

Fuji Electric Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeter Model FSCThe Fuji Electric FSC portable type ultrasonic flowmeter consists of a compact and lightweight flow transmitter and a clamp-on detector. With the latest electronics and the digital signal processing technology, it delivers precise measurement while allowing easy operation.


Compact and lightweight

The adoption of the latest electronics and digital signal processing technologies has reduced the size and weight of the flow transmitter by 30% and 30%, respectively, in comparison with the Fuji conventional portable flowmeter (Model FSC). (in comparison to our existing model)

Battery operation

The flowmeter is designed for 12 hours of continuous operation via built-in battery which is recharge- able in 3 hours with the exclusive power adapter.

Full variety of detectors

The flowmeter is suitable for various types of detec- tors applicable for small to large diameter pipe (pipe inner diameter ø13 to ø6000mm) and low to high temperature (−40 to +200°C).

High accuracy and high-speed response

The flowmeter is designed for high accuracy (±1.0%).
Response time is within 1 second.

Improved anti-bubble characteristic

Anti-bubble characteristic is greatly improved by
digital signal processing.

Excellent performance and easy operation

Large graphic LCD that is outside but easy to read. Minimum number of function keys are used for page selection, allowing easy setting.
While battery is working, the flowmeter is water resistant and tolerates exposure to rain.

Large capacity storage by SD memory card

Measured data is periodically stored in SD memory card. For example, in the case of 512MB (option), it can be saved about 2 year measurement date(In case of saving period 30 seconds, 14 kinds of saved data). Available up to 8MB.

Serial communication

Use of a USB port allows easy connection to a per- sonal computer. Measured date collection panel and Loader software for PC (standard) which is available for display and change of parameter (site setting) are prepared.

Heat quantity (calorie) measurement

Heat quantity (calorie) may be measured by temperature input, making energy management easy for cooling and heating.

For more information, contact Advance Instruments by calling (888) 388-6446 or visit their web site at https://advanceinstruments.com.

Remote Temperature Monitoring for the Protection of Pharmaceuticals

Protection of PharmaceuticalsWhen you are responsible for keeping pharmaceuticals and vaccines cold, disaster is always looming, particularly when you're off premises. A refrigerator full of vaccines worth thousands of dollars can be ruined if the exact temperature is not maintained while in storage. Furthermore, there's even greater risk from compromised outcomes due to inactive vaccines or “bad” pharmaceuticals.

SENSAPHONE, a manufacturer of innovative remote environmental monitoring systems located in Aston, PA has authored a good eBook outlining ways you can use remote monitoring to protect pharmaceuticals. The table of contents are:
  • Cold chain: What is it, and why is it critical?
  • Potential consequences for pharmacies and vaccine providers 
  • Recommendations for storing pharmaceutical products
  • Overview of medical-grade refrigerators and freezers
  • Temperature sensors, probes and buffers
  • Data logging vs. continuous temperature recording
  • Calibration recommendations
You can download the eBook from this Advance Instruments web page. For more information about SENSAPHONE products, contact Advance Instruments by calling (888) 388-6446 of visit https://advanceinstruments.com

NOSHOK Needle and Manifold Valves

NOSHOK's patented needle and manifold valves provide an innovative design, featuring a unique body-to-bonnet, metal-to-metal seal that significantly increases the pressure range of the valve without compromising the flow coefficient. The design also assists in maintaining the integrity of the bonnet threads by segregating them from the process media.

Built for maximum durability and performance in the toughest applications, NOSHOK valves are available with Zinc-Nickel plating, which provides one of the highest levels of corrosion resistance available. Additionally, all NOSHOK valves are 100% helium leak tested to 1 x 10-4 ml/s for guaranteed performance and reliability.

Valve models incorporating this patented design include the 100 Series hard seat mini valves, 800/850 Series bleed valves, all 2-valve block and bleed valves along with 5-valve manifolds.

For more information on all NOSHOK products, contact Advance Instruments by calling  (888) 388-6446 or by visiting https://advanceinstruments.com.

The Teledyne ISCO Signature® Flowmeter

Teledyne ISCO Signature® Flowmeter
The Signature® flowmeter by Teledyne ISCO was created for open channel flow monitoring software.   The meter may compute flow using regular open channel level-to-flow and area velocity conversions, as well as user-defined equations, amount to area info points, or level to stream information points, depending on the application demand.

The Signature® flowmeter has unique features to verify data integrity.  It logs key events like changes in calibration and electricity outages to validate data accuracy.  Data are readily assessed to detect any kind of information alteration.  With multiple intelligent port options and multi-parameter logging (such as pH), the Signature flowmeter gives a common platform for control activity, reporting, and communicating.

Multiple flow technologies are available so that you are able to select the best flow technologies for the measurement site and channel requirements.  Accessible technology are: bubbler, ultrasonic, constant tide area velocity, and non-contacting LaserFlow™ velocity.

Standard Signature® Flowmeter Features
Teledyne ISCO Signature® Diagram
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  • Multiple simultaneous flow technologies
  • SDI-12 input
  • RS-485 Modbus input
  • RS-485 Modbus output
  • Rain gauge input
  • Multiple parameter data logging
  • Program and Summary Reports
  • Data integrity verification
  • Triggering, sampler enabling
  • Compatibility with Flowlink® software
Applications for Signature® Flowmeter
  • Industrial Pretreatment Compliance
  • Shallow Flow Measurement in Large and Small Pipes
  • Permit Enforcement
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Outfall

For more information on the Teledyne ISCO Signature® Flowmeter, contact Advance Instruments by calling (888) 388-6446 or visit their web site at https://advanceinstruments.com.

Process Gas Analyzers by Fuji Electric

FUJI developed the first infrared gas analyzer to use mass-flow sensors. Since then, Fuji has supplied customers with a wide varity of gas analyzers to support environmental preservation and control efforts. These efforts include measurements of atmospheric pollution and detection of low density of SOx and NOx, generated by incinerating facilities and boilers. FUJI's gas analyzers are widely used to monitor the atmosphere to help maintain a cleaner natural environment.


  • NDIR
  • Laser
  • Zirconia
  • Paramagnetic
  • Thermal Conductivity

For more information, contact Advance Instruments by calling (888) 388-6446 or visit their web site at https://advanceinstruments.com.

Teledyne ISCO Samplers: Selection and Programming

Sampling studies of wastewater concentrate mainly on gathering samples of the influential or effluent in domestic and non-domestic facilities. There are many reasons why water or wastewater should be sampled. It is often a legal necessity, but it also helps safeguard surface water, track wastewater treatment procedures or identify discharges into a sewage system. Sampling activities are usually conducted for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance, compliance assistance, civil and criminal investigations, and water quality studies. Collection of wastewater samples is necessary in order to obtain reliable data that can support compliance or enforcement activities.

Teledyne ISCO automatic water samplers are the smart and time-tested way of sampling. Fully automated devices take samples from industrial and municipal sewage treatment plants, water management authorities and all industrial clients where reliable water sampling is essential.

This video presentation describes the selection and programming of Teledyne ISCO Samplers.

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The Top Three Reason Why Pressure Gauges Fail

Industrial pressure gauges
Industrial pressure gauges (NoShok)
Since the mid-eighteen hundreds, the technology used in today's pressure gages has been around, and the pressure gage is still one of today's most common pressure measurement methods. Today, most pressure gages still include the bourdon tube, socket, and geared motion along with a pointer and dial indicating process pressure.

Because the pressure gage is a purely mechanical device, it is essential to take care of three process circumstances. Temperature, vibration, and pulsation are the three factors that can adversely affect accuracy and performance.

Effects from Temperature

For each 100-degree temperature change from which the gage is calibrated, the user may encounter an extra reading error of up to 2 percent. The cause is the temperature shift in the bourdon tube element's elasticity or spring rate. Although the effects of ambient temperature are difficult to circumvent, we can address the effects of process temperature. In steam service, to dissipate process heat, the common practice is to install coil syphons or pigtail syphons. Another popular practice is to install a capillary diaphragm seal to separate the gage from the source of elevated heat. In the seal and capillary scheme, there are many choices available with fill liquid to withstand temperatures up to 600 degrees F. Many users choose to heat their instrumentation via electric trace or steam trace under severe cold ambient conditions. When choosing and implementing pressure gages, process and ambient temperature is a significant consideration.

Pressure snubbers
Pressure snubbers.
Effects from Vibration

Vibration due to pumps, motors and other rotating equipment may result in excess wear and potential premature failure of the internal working parts of a pressure gage, including the bourdon tube and the movement or gear mechanism. Due to pointer oscillation, vibration also causes difficulties in accurate reading of the gage. Exposure to constant vibration is one of the most prevalent causes of pressure gage failure. Applying and installing a liquid filled pressure gage is the most commonly accepted solution. Either glycerin or silicone is the filling fluid of choice. Liquid-filled case gages not only address pointer oscillation, but also safeguard and lubricate inner geared motion.

Effects from Pulsation

Pulsation of the process can occur around the pump discharge as well as rapid operating
Diaphragm seals
Diaphragm seals.
valves. Many consumers believe that pulsation will be completely addressed by fluid filling a pressure gage. While a liquid-filled case gauge helps to dampen the pulsation effects, this process condition is often not fully addressed. Upstream of the gauge socket, pulsation dampers are mounted and can be a piston-like snubber, a sintered metal snubber, or a threaded in-flow restrictor in the gauge socket. Another common practice for addressing pulsation is a needle valve installed upstream of the gage that is "pinched down" or slightly opened. Because the user could inadvertently open the valve and thereby negate the flow restriction, it is not recommended to rely solely on a needle valve to address pulsation. A threaded orifice / flow restrictor or a sintered metal snubber is the least expensive way to deal with pulsation in clean fluids (gases or clean low viscosity liquids).  A piston snubber is generally mounted in dirtier and greater viscosity liquids.


Three process conditions are temperature, vibration and pulsation that adversely affect a pressure gauge. Being aware of and taking the necessary steps to address these three process conditions can help minimize accuracy errors and add to the pressure gauge's service life.

For more information about the proper application of pressure instrumentation, contact Advance Instruments. by visiting https://advanceinstruments.com or by calling (888) 388-6446.

Fuji Electric Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeter Model FSC

The  Fuji Electric  FSC portable type ultrasonic flowmeter consists of a compact and lightweight flow transmitter and a clamp-on detector....