Series GFC Gas Mass Flow Controllers

Series GFC Gas Mass Flow Controllers

Series GFM3 Gas Mass Flow Meter

Flow Monitoring, Push-Button Configuration

The Series GFM3 Gas Mass Flow Meter is an ideal choice for the measurement of flow rates of a wide variety of gases. This digital flow meter features a 12-digit totalizer for total gas volume indication, and is available in the choice of 0 to 5 VDC, 0 to 10 VDC, or 4 to 20 mA output signals. Standard LCD and four button keypad allows easy access to the many features of the GFM3. Digital interface operates through available RS-485 or RS-232, providing access to internal data parameters and multi-drop capability of up to 255 units (RS-485 only). Set alarms remotely via digital interface for flow to alert user of high or low thresholds being exceeded. With a high ±1% FS accuracy and ±0.25% FS repeatability, the GFM3 is the optimal choice in gas flow metering and monitoring. The GFM3 comes with a NIST traceable certificate.

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Product Applications

  • Gas Monitoring
  • Operating Pumps and Valves
  • Process Equipment
  • Vacuum Processes
  • Glass and Metal Coating
  • Film Deposition
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Specifications

Service:
Clean gases compatible with wetted parts.
Wetted Materials:
316 SS, 416 SS; Fluoroelastomer, Buna-N, EPR or PTFE O-rings.
Accuracy:
±1% FS.
Repeatability:
±0.25% FS.
Response Time:
0.6 to 1.0 s to within ±2% of setpoint over 20 to 100% FS.
Output Signal:
Output Signal: Linear 0 to 5 VDC (3000 Ω min. load impedance); 0 to 10 VDC (6000 Ω min. load impedance); 4 to 20 mA (500 Ω max. loop resistance).
Relay Rating:
1 amp @ 24 VDC.
Max. Particulate Size:
5 microns.
Temperature Limits:
Ambient: 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C); Dry Gases: 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C).
Power Supply:
12 VDC; 15 VDC; ±24 VDC.
Process Connections:
1/8" compression fitting for flow rates ≤ 10 L/min; 1/4" for ≤ 50 L/min; 3/8" for ≤ 100 L/min.
Pressure Limits:
500 psia (35 bar).
Leak Integrity:
1 x 10-9 smL/sec of helium.
Display:
128 x 64 graphic LCD with backlight.
Weight:
1 lb (.45 kg).

Features

  • Multi-drop capability of up to 256 units (for RS-485 option)
  • Programmable 12 digit totalizer indicates total gas volume
  • Four button keypad and large 128x64 graphical LCD with backlight
  • Internal conversion factors for up to 32 gases
  • Automatic zero adjustment
  • Self diagnostic tests
  • Free communication software available for download at dwyer-inst.com
  • Set alarms remotely via digital interface for flow to alert user of high or low thresholds being exceeded
  • NIST traceable certificate included

Product Literature

Manuals

Catalog Pages

Model Chart

 

EXAMPLE GFM3 AIR 010 2 B A L A A 2 Series GFM3-AIR-010-2-B-A-L-A-A-2, Gas Mass Flow Meter
SERIES GFM3                   GFM3 Gas Mass Flow Meter
SPECIALTY GAS
K FACTOR AND
DESIRED GAS
  AIR
AR
C2H2
C3H8
C4H10
CH4
CO
CO2
HE
HF
H2
N2
NH3
O2
SO2
                1.0000 Air
1.4573 Argon
0.5839 Acetylene
0.3500 Propane
0.2631 Butane
0.7175 Methane
1.0000 Carbon Monoxide
0.7382 Carbon Dioxide
1.4540 Helium
0.9998 Hydrogen Fluoride
1.0106 Hydrogen
1.0000 Nitrogen
0.7310 Ammonia
0.9926 Oxygen
0.6900 Sulfur Dioxide
BODY SIZE     010
050
100
              Low Flow
Medium Flow
High Flow
SUPPLY POWER       2
4
5
            12 VDC
24 VDC
+/- 15 VDC
SEAL MATERIAL         B
E
T
V
          Buna-N
EPR
PTFE
Fluoroelastomer
FITTINGS           A
B
D
        1/4” Compression (low)
1/8” Compression (medium)
3/8” Compression (high)
DISPLAY             L       LCD Display
OUTPUT SIGNAL               A
B
G
    0-5 VDC
4-20 mA
0-10 VDC
DIGITAL INTERFACE                   2
5
9
RS232
RS485
Profibus

Questions

Question
What is the difference between a Gas Mass Flow Meter to a Gas Mass Flow Controller?
Answer
The major difference between the GFM and the GFC is the that GFM is just used to measure the flow going through the meter. The GFC has the added feature of a electromagnetic valve to control the flow to a desired set rate. Our newer GFM flowmeters (GFM2, GFM3, and GFM4) have some added features to the base GFM unit, such as optional relays, push button configuration, and pressure and temperature monitoring, respectively.
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