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Flow Sensors and Transmitters

Flow Sensing for Maxicom2®, SiteControl™, IQ™ v2.0,
ESP-LXD, ESP-LXME and ESP-LXMEF

Rain Bird flow sensors send flow data to central control or stand-alone controller systems for precise and accurate flow monitoring. Rain Bird flow sensors are available with NPT and BSP ends.

Rain Bird Brass and Plastic Flow Sensors

Rain Bird flow sensors enable you to capitalize on the advantages of Flow Management functionality. Use Rain Bird Flow Sensors with Rain Bird Maxicom2, SiteControl and IQ v2.0 central control applications or in standalone systems using Rain Bird ESP-LXD, ESP-LXME and ESP-LXMEF controllers to benefit from:

  • Flo-Watch™. Flo-Watch constantly monitors for low flow and excess flow conditions caused by broken lines or heads, automatically quarantines and shuts down the problem area and continues to irrigate non affected areas. Saves water, saves plant material and enables irrigation programs to continue and complete.
  • Learned Flow. The controller automatically learns station flow rates resulting in more accurate flow rates. The automatic collection prevents you from having to manually enter data from drawings or physically visiting each valve to collect flow data and manually entering the data into a controller.
  • FloManager®. FloManager determines the optimal station irrigating sequence. The system runs at its fullest capacity until programs are complete. The controller automatically selects and runs multiple valves at the same time within hydraulic parameters allowing for shorter water windows.

Features (Sensors)

  • Simple six-bladed impeller design
  • Designed for outdoor or underground applications
  • Available in PVC, brass or stainless steel construction
  • Available in NPT and BSP ends
  • Pre-installed in tee or insert versions
  • Three-year trade warranty.

Features (Transmitters)

  • Reliable solid-state design
  • Display or signal-alone versions
  • Easy-to-program, menu-driven design
  • Programmable from a laptop computer (PT322)
  • Operates with both MAXILink™ and (hard wire) two-wire satellite systems
  • Mounted in optional NEMA enclosure (3002 only)
  • Three-year trade warranty.

Brass Tee’s

  • FS200B: 2" (50mm) Brass Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS150B: 1 1/2" (40mm) Brass Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS100B: 1" (25mm) Brass Tee Flow Sensor

NPT Plastic Tee’s

  • FS400P: 4" (110mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS300P: 3" (75mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS200P: 2" (50mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS150P: 1 1/2" (40mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS100P: 1" (25mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS075P: 3/4" (20mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor
  • FS050P: 1/2" (12mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor

BSP Plastic Tee’s

  • IFS400PFL: 4" (110mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with DIN Flanged ends
  • IFS300PBSP: 3" (75mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with Female BSP straight threaded ends
  • IFS200PBSP: 2" (50mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with Female BSP straight threaded ends
  • IFS150PBSP: 1 1/2" (40mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with Female BSP straight threaded ends
  • IFS100PBSP: 1” (25mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with Female BSP straight threaded ends
  • IFS075PBSP: ¾” (20mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with Female BSP straight threaded ends
  • IFS050PBSP: ½” (12mm) PVC Tee flow sensor with Female BSP straight threaded ends

Inserts

  • FS350SS: Stainless Steel Insert
  • FS350B: Brass Insert
  • FSTINSERT: Flanged Irrigation PPS Insert Assembly

Pulse Transmitters

  • PT322: Pulse Transmitter, No Display
  • PT3002: Pulse Transmitter, LCD Display
  • PT322SW: PT322 Programming Software
  • PTPWRSUPP: Pulse Transmitter Power Supply
  • NEMACAB: NEMA Enclosure for PT3002

Accessories

  • FSSURGEKIT: Flow Sensor Surge Protection Kit
  • DECPULLR: Pulse Decoder for Two-Wire Satellites
  • SD210TURF: Sensor Decoder for Decoder Systems

Maxicom2 and SiteControl - (Hard Wire) Two-Wire Satellite Systems: The Flow Sensor is installed with a Pulse Transmitter and a Rain Bird Pulse Decoder (DECPULLR).

Maxicom2 - Link Radio Satellite Systems: The Flow Sensor is installed with a Pulse Transmitter (no decoder required).

SiteControl - Decoder System: Software version 2.X or lower, the flow sensor is installed with a Pulse Transmitter and a Two- Wire Decoder Sensor Decoder (SD210TURF). Software version 3.X or higher, the flow sensor is installed with a Two-Wire Decoder Sensor Decoder (pulse transmitter is optional).

IQ v2.0 - (Hard Wire) Two-Wire Systems: The Flow Sensor is installed with a Two-Wire Decoder Sensor Decoder (SD210TURF) (no pulse transmitter required).

IQ2 v2.0 - Traditional Wired Systems: Only the flow sensor is installed (no pulse transmitter, no decoder required).

ESP-LXD - (Hard Wire) Two-Wire Systems: The Flow Sensor is installed with a Two-Wire Decoder Sensor Decoder (SD210TURF) (no pulse transmitter required).

ESP-LXME/ESP-LXMEF - Traditional Wired Systems: Only the flow sensor is installed (no pulse transmitter, no decoder required).

Surge protection (FSSURKIT) is recommended for all systems - One at the Flow Sensor, and if more than 50’ of wire run, one at the Pulse Transmitter.

Operating Specifications (Sensors)

  • Accuracy: ± 1% (full scale)
  • Velocity: 1/2 - 30 feet (0,15 - 9,2 meters) per second, depending on model
  • Pressure: 400 psi (27,5 bars) (max) on metal models; 100 psi (6,9 bars) (max) on plastic models
  • Temperature: 220° F (105° C) (max) on metal models; 140° F (60° C) (max) on plastic models

Electrical Specifications (Transmitters)

  • Input required:
    12-30 VDC/VAC on PT322
    12-24 VDC on PT 3002
  • Output: pulse output
  • Operating Temp: -4° F-158° F (-20° C to 70° C)
  • Units: Domestic and International units available on PT3002

 

Dimensions


Brass Tee’s     

  • FS200B     4.25" x 8.35" x 2.94" ( 108mm x 212mm x 75mm )
  • FS150B     6.5" x 5.19" x 2.5" (165mm x 132mm x 64mm)
  • FS100B     5.45" x 4.94" x 2.21" (138mm x 126mm x 56mm)

NPT Plastic Tee’s    

  • FS400P     7.38" x 7.83" x 5.38" (187mm x 199mm x 137mm)
  • FS300P     6.50" x 6.83" x 4.23" (165mm x 173mm x 107mm)
  • FS200P     5.63" x 5.64" x 2.88" (143mm x 143mm x 73mm)
  • FS150P     5.0" x 5.16" x 2.38" (127mm x 131mm x 60mm)
  • FS100P     3.50" x 3.94" x 1.315" (89mm x 100mm x 33mm)
  • FS075P     3.31" x 3.85" x 1.05" (84mm x 98mm x 27mm)
  • FS050P     3.06" x 3.85" x 0.84" (78mm x 98mm x 21mm)

BSP Plastic Tee’s

  • IFS400PFL     340 mm x 220 mm x 240 mm
  • IFS300PBSP     248 mm x 114 mm x 176 mm
  • IFS200PBSP     225 mm x 89 mm x 151 mm
  • IFS150PBSP      213 mm x 89 mm x 145 mm
  • IFS100PBSP      172 mm x 63.5 mm x 132 mm
  • IFS075PBSP      172 mm x 63.5 mm x 130 mm
  • IFS050PBSP     155 mm x 50.8 mm x 121 mm

Inserts 

  • FS350SS   7.13" x 3"(diameter) (181mm x 76mm (diameter))
  • FS350B     7.13" x 3"(diameter) (181mm x 76mm (diameter))

Pulse Transmitters        

  • PT322        3.65" x 1.75" x 1.00" (93mm x 44mm x 25mm)
  • PT3002      3.78" x 3.78" x 2.21" (96mm x 96mm x 56mm)

 

Suggested Operating Range

The following table indicates the suggested flow range for Rain Bird Flow Sensors. Rain Bird Sensors will operate both above and below the indicated flow rate. However, good design practice dictates the use of this range for best performance. Sensors should be sized for flow rather than pipe size.

Rain Bird Flow Sensor Operating Ranges

Model

Description

Suggested Operating Range
(Gal/Min)

Suggested Operating Range
(L/Min)

Suggested Operating Range
(Cubic m/hr)

FS050P

1/2" PVC T Flow Sensor

1.9 - 18.9

7.2 - 71.7

0.43 - 4.3

FS075P

 3/4" PVC T Flow Sensor

3.3 - 33.2

12.6 - 125.8

0.75 - 7.5

FS100P

 1" PVC T Flow Sensor

5.4 - 53.9

20.4 - 204

1.2 - 12.2

FS150P

1 1/2" PVC T Flow Sensor

 5 - 100

 18 - 378

  1.1 - 22.7

FS200P

 2" PVC T Flow Sensor

 10 - 200

 36 - 756

 2.3 - 45.4

FS300P

 3" PVC T Flow Sensor

 20 - 300

 78 - 1134

 4.5 - 68.1

FS400P

4" PVC Tee Flow Sensor

 40 - 500

 150 - 1890

 9.1 - 113.6

FS100B

1" Brass T Flow Sensor

 2 - 40

 6 - 150

 0.5 - 9

FS150B

1 1/2" Brass T Flow Sensor

2 - 82.6

6.3 - 313

0.4 - 18.7

FS200B

2" Brass T Flow Sensor

4.9 - 294

18.5 - 1112

1.1 - 66.7

FS350B

Brass Insert Flow Sensor

 12 - 45000*

 48 - 168000*

 2.7 - 10200*

FS350SS

Stainless Steel
Insert Flow Sensor

 12 - 45000*

 48 - 168000*

 2.7 - 10200*

*Depends on pipe size and material

 

K Value and Offset

The following table indicates the K Value and Offset for Rain Bird Flow Sensors.

Rain Bird Flow Sensor K Value and Offset

Model

Description

K Value

Offset

FS050P

1/2" PVC T Flow Sensor

0.078

0.9

FS075P

 3/4" PVC T Flow Sensor

0.1563

0.9

FS100P

 1" PVC T Flow Sensor

0.26112

1.2

FS150P

1 1/2" PVC T Flow Sensr

1.697

-0.316

FS200P

 2" PVC T Flow Sensor

2.8429

0.1435

FS300P

 3" PVC T Flow Sensor

8.309

0.227

FS400P

4" PVC Tee Flow Sensor

13.7424

0.23707

FS100B

1" Brass T Flow Sensor

0.41447

0.41447

FS150B

1 1/2" Brass T Flow Sensor

1.06526

0.0892

FS200B

2" Brass T Flow Sensor

2.747

0

FS350B

Brass Insert Flow Sensor

Depends on Pipe Size
and Material

FS350SS

Stainless Steel
Insert Flow Sensor

Depends on Pipe Size
and Material