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Flow-X

Xseries flow computing

Flow-X series of flow computers is a powerful and versatile automation platform, especially designed for the custody transfer of liquid and gas.  It provides different enclosure options for panel-mount and field-mount installation and possesses measurement certifications from multiple, 3rd-party agencies.  

Class 1 Division 2 and ATEX / IECEx Zone 2 certification extends the operating temperature range to withstand harsh field conditions, delivering high accuracy and increased reliability.

  • World-class flow computing now with un-precedented, un-compromised accuracy
  • Credible accounting data with a certified, purpose-built device
  • A single flow computer for the safe and hazardous area
  • Investment protection by a modern, future-proof ABB device

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Key Industries

  • Upstream onshore
  • Midstream & storage
  • Chemicals
  • Offshore
  • Downstream
  • Marine


Flow-X complete offering
Flow-X/M
Flow-X/C
Flow-X/K
Flow-X/S
Flow-X/P
Flfow-X R
Flow-X/T
Flow-X/Web

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Overview

As of January 2021, the Flow-X/M, X/S and X/K are certified for C1D2 and ATEX/IECEx Zone 2, with a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F) at 5% to 95% humidity.  This makes Flow-X the only certified, high-accuracy flow computer that can be used both in the control room and the field, providing a single, cost-effective solution for all custody transfer applications. Custody transfer is also known as fiscal metering or royalty metering.

Flow-X/M module is the building block for all SpiritIT flow computer products and enclosures. Each module provides IO and communication ports to accommodate any gas or liquid flow metering system, including high-accuracy 4-20 mA inputs, dual pulse inputs and double chronometry proving. The device is configurable and operable from a touch screen or a web browser over a secure HTTPS link.

The standard application software, available in both metric and US customary units, provides comprehensive and configurable measurement and control functionality, eliminating the need for programming for most installation. Virtually unlimited customization is possible with the complimentary Flow-Xpress software.

Flow-X is able to control the flow rate, block valves, sampling systems, proving systems, multi-product pipelines (batching) LACT racks and liquid loading and unloading systems, which eliminates the need for an additional PLC or a sampler controller.

Flow-X seamlessly integrates with the ABB SpiritIT metering supervisory and measurement data management software.



Data

I/O per Flow-X/M module

Each module provides:

  • 6 Analog inputs
  • 4 HART inputs*
  • 2 PT100 temperature inputs
  • 4 Analog outputs
  • 16 Digital I/O
  • 2 Serial ports (RS-232 / RS-485)**
  • 2 Ethernet (RJ45)

Each of the 16 digital I/O channels can be assigned to a :

  • 4 pulse inputs (single/dual)
  • 4 time period inputs (density)
  • 4 prover detector inputs
  • 16 status inputs
  • 16 status outputs
  • 4 pulse outputs
  • 1 prover bus output

* Analog inputs 1 through 4 support HART
** Flow-X/C provides 3 RS232/RS485 ports in total.  Flow-X/P provides 2 additional RS485/RS232 ports and 1 RS232 port

 

Standards & calculations

Liquid properties

  • API 11.1 :2004 incl. Add 1:2007 and Add 2:2019, Tables 5,6,23,24,53,54,59 and 60, Tables A,B,C,D
  • API 11.2.1, API 11.2.1M, API 11.2.2, API 11.2.2M
  • API 11.2.4 LPG/NGL Table E
  • API 11.3.2.1 Ethylene (API-2565)API 11.3.2.2 Propylene
  • API 11.4.1 Water
  • API 2540 5,6,23,24,53,54
  • API historical 1952 tables 5,6,23,24,53, 54
  • ASTM D1550 Butadiene
  • ASTM D4311 Asphalt
  • GOST 8.595
  • GPA TP15, GPA TP25, GPA TP27
  • IAPWS-IF97 (water)
  • IUPAC Ethylene
  • ISO 91-1 (IP2), ISO 91-2 (IP3)
  • NIST 1045 Ethylene, NIST CO2
  • OIML R22 Ethanol/Alcohol
  • R 50.2.040, R 50.2.076
  • STO 5.9 B1, B2, B3


Gas properties

  • AGA 5, AGA 8 Part 1 (AGA8:1994), AGA 8 Part 2 (GERG-2008), AGA 10
  • AGA NX19-Mod
  • GERG-2008
  • GPA 2145, GPA 2172
  • GOST 30319 Parts 1, 2 and 3, GOST 31369, GOST R 8.662
  • GSSSD MR113
  • IAPWS-IF97 (steam)
  • ISO 5167, ISO 6976, ISO 12213 Parts 2 and 3, ISO 20765 parts 1 and 2
  • MI 3213
  • S-GERG


Flow rate calculation

  • AGA3, AGA7, AGA9, AGA11
  • GOST 8.586.2, GOST 8.611, GOST 8.740
  • ISO 5167-1, 2, 3 and 4, ISO/TR15377
  • MI 3213
  • STO 5.2
  • V-cone
  • Wet gas (De Leeuw, Reader-Harris)


Reporting and auditing

  • AGA 13
  • API 12.2.1 , API 12.2.2, API 12.2.3, API 21.1, API 21.2


Hazardous area

(Applies for FlowX/M, X/S and X/K only)

  • Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D, T4
  • Class I, Zone 2, Group IIC, T4
  • IECEx Ex ec IIC Gc
  • ATEX II 3 G Ex ec IIC Gc


EU Directives

  • 2014/32/EU Measuring Instruments Directive (MID)
  • 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
  • 2012/19/EU WEEE Directive (WEEE 2)
  • 2011/65/EU RoHS


UL / CSA

  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No 61010-1
  • ANSI/UL 61010-1


Electrotechnical & Metrology standards

  • EN12405-1
  • IEC 60068-2-1
  • IEC 60068-2-2
  • IEC 60068-2-3
  • IEC 60068-2-31
  • IEC 60068-2-36
  • IEC 60654-2
  • IEC 61000-4-2
  • IEC 61000-4-3
  • IEC 61000-4-4
  • IEC 61000-4-5
  • IEC 61000-4-6
  • IEC 61000-4-8
  • IEC 61000-4-17
  • IEC 61000-4-29
  • IEC 61000-6-2
  • IEC 61000-6-4
  • IEC 63000
  • OIML R117-1
  • WELMEC 7.2, 8.3, 8.8

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