Flow Switches & Sensors

FS-925 Series Flow Switch

Part Number: 26919
FS-925_26914
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

FS-925 Series Flow Switches provide accurate detection of excessive or insufficient flow rates in a range of applications including protecting against loss of fluid flow in hydraulic systems, assuring proper coolant flow in semiconductor processing equipment, monitoring high pressure lubrication systems, and ensuring proper air flow in water/waste systems.

LEAD TIME:

5 days
Lead-times and expedites

Lead-times apply to standard parts & configurations. Expedited shipments available by contacting factory. Lead-times may vary based on quantity and/or non-standard configurations.

CE ROHS Gems Compliant CSA

Features

  • Flow Rate Settings: Liquids - 0.1 GPM to 1.5 GPM; Air/Gases - see chart
  • Port Size: 1/4" NPT
  • Primary Construction Material: Brass or Stainless Steel
  • Setting Type: Fixed
Sku
26919
Sensor Type
Piston Type
Model
FS-925
Primary Material Of Construction
Alloy
Body Material
Brass
Wetted Materials
Brass, Polysulfone, 316 Stainless Steel, Viton, Epoxy
Minimum Pressure
Over 500 psi
Maximum Pressure
1,000 psi
Minimum Temperature
-20°F
Maximum Temperature
225°F
Flow Setting
1.50 GPM
Flow Setting Range
1.01-5.0 GPM
Adjustable Range
N/A
Set Point Accuracy
±10%
Set Point Differential
15%
Switch Type
SPDT (20 VA)
Port Size
1/4" NPT Female
Electrical Termination
24" Long, 18 AWG, Polymeric Leads
Recommended Filtration
50 micron
Approvals
UL Recognized, UL Explosion Proof, CSA Listed, CE, FM
Weight
2

Reed Switch Protection

Format .pdf
Size 56 KB

Gems Sensors Instructions, FS-925/926 and FS-927/930

Format .pdf
Size 620 KB

Gems Sensors Catalog, FS-925/926

Format .pdf
Size 505 KB
  • General Industry
  • General Industry - Alarm Panels
  • General Industry - Hydraulics
  • General Industry - Other
  • General Industry - Plasma Cutting
  • General Industry - Printing Equipment
  • General Industry - Welders
  • Medical - Radiology
  • Medical - Washers
  • Medical Equipment
  • Oil & Gas - Other
  • Oil & Gas Equipment
  • Semicon Equipment
  • Semiconductor - Other
Can a flow switch handle more flow than the flow set point?

A flow switch can typically handle a greater flow rate than its flow setting. Many flow switches are set 4 times less than the actual operating flow rate. As flow rate increases, pressure drop also increases, eventually causing a restriction of flow.

Can a flow switch be mounted at an angle?

Yes, piston and shuttle type switches utilizes a small, strong spring, that is not bothered by the mounting attitude of the flow switch and will perform at any orientation. The exception is our FS-400P, which is spring less.

Can a flow switch be cleaned?

Yes. The design facilitates cleaning by flushing out the flow switch with clean water. Some flow switches have removable parts for a more thorough cleaning.

If I add a small diameter connector to my flow switch, will it affect the pressure drop?

The pressure drop across the flow switch will not increase but you could see a pressure drop across the connector itself. Every flow fitting has a pressure drop associated with it.

Why is filtration necessary?

Filtration helps prevent clogging from solid particles. It is recommended but many applications do not use them. Certain flow switches are more susceptible to particles than others. A general rule to follow is the lower the set point the more susceptible to particles the unit becomes.

What is the difference between a flow switch and a flow sensor?

A flow switch detects the presence of the flow at a predetermined set point. A flow sensor is used for monitoring flow rate, telling the user the flow rate (i.e. 5 GPM).

Can flow switches be used for liquid or gas?

Yes, Gems has flow switches for liquid and gas applications. A flow switch intended for liquid flow should not be used on gas flow.

Can flow rate monitors be used for liquid or gas?

Gems flow sensors are limited to liquid flow rates. There are flow sensors available for gas measurement from other manufacturers.

Are flow switches set on the rise or the fall?

Typically, catalog units are set on the rise. Rising set points are most commonly used in coolant loops to insure proper flow. Switches can be calibrated on the fall when required.

What does SPST or SPDT switch mean?

SPST (single pole single throw) switch comes wired only one way, either normally open or normally closed. This is the best choice for OEM applications. It insures that it can only be wired one way. SPDT (single pole double throw) switch comes wired for both normally open and normally closed. Customers like this option when prototyping and unsure of the end requirement.

What is the minimum pressure needed to operate a flow switch?

Gems will list minimum pressure requirement, this is a very conservative specification, one that is application specific. If you have been using a unit below specification without issue, it is fine to continue its use. If you have flow through the unit then you have overcome all pressure drops in your system, including the flow switches.

Does viscosity make a difference?

Yes, as viscosity increases the set points come down. Check the specifications for your flow switch for recommended maximum viscosity.