FS Series Flow Sensors

Compatible with IQ3, IQ4, Maxicom, SiteControl, LINK, Site SAT, ESP- LXD, LXME, LXMEF, ESP-ME3 and LX-IVM Controllers

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 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.

Features

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
Sensors
Simple six-bladed impeller design
Designed for outdoor or underground applications
Available in PVC, brass, or stainless steel construction
Pre-installed in tee or saddle mounted insert versions
Transmitters
Programmable from a computer (PT322 – Maxicom and SiteControl Systems only – not required for ESP-LXMEF or ESP-LXD)
Reliable solid-state design, available with or without LCD display
Operates with MAXILink,™ and (hard-wire) two-wire satellite systems
Easy-to-program, menu-driven design
Mounted in optional NEMA enclosure (PT5002 only)

Specs

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 brass models; 100 psi (6.9 bars) (max) on plastic models  
Temperature: 220° F (105° C) (max) on brass models; 140° F (60° C) (max) on plastic models
Configuration
For ESP-LXIVM Two-Wire Systems: the Flow Sensor is installed with a Two-Wire Sensor Device (LXIVMSEN)
For ESP-LXD Decoder Systems: the Flow Sensor is installed with a Two-Wire Decoder Sensor Decoder (SD210TURF)
For ESP-LXMEF Systems: the Flow Sensor is attached to the FSM-LXME Flow Smart Module
For (Hard Wire) Two-Wire Satellite Systems (Maxicom²® and SiteControl): the Flow Sensor is installed with a Pulse Transmitter and a Rain Bird Pulse Decoder (DECPULLR)
For Link Radio Satellite Systems (Maxicom² and SiteControl): the Flow Sensor is installed with a Pulse Transmitter (no pulse decoder required)
For ESP-SITE Satellite Systems (Maxicom): the Flow Sensor is installed with a Pulse Transmitter (no decoder required)
For SiteControl Decoder Systems: the Flow Sensor is installed with a Two-Wire Decoder Sensor Decoder (SD210TURF)
*Surge protection (FSSURGEKIT) is recommended for Maxicom and SiteControl systems – One at the Pulse Transmitter, and if more than 50’ of wire run, one at the Flow Sensor. FSSURGEKIT is not compatible with ESP-LXMEF and ESP-LXD Controllers

Dimensions

FS100P: 3.50" x 3.94" x 1.315" (89mm x 100mm x 33mm)      
FS150P: 5.0" x 5.16" x 2.38" (127mm x 131mm x 60mm)      
FS200P: 5.63" x 5.64" x 2.88" (143mm x 143mm x 73mm)      
FS300P: 6.50" x 6.83" x 4.23" (165mm x 173mm x 107mm)  
FS400P: 7.38" x 7.83" x 5.38" (187mm x 199mm x 137mm)  
FS100B: 5.45" x 4.94" x 2.21" (138mm x 126mm x 56mm)      
FS150B: Flow Sensor 6.5" x 5.19" x 2.5" (165mm x 132mm x 64mm)      
FS200B: 4.25" x 8.35" x 2.94" (108mm x 212mm x 75mm)    
FS350B: 7.13" x 3"(diameter) (181mm x 76mm (diameter)

Model Comparison

FS100P: 1" (25mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor  
FS150P: 1 1/2" (40mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor  
FS200P: 2" (50mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor  
FS300P: 3" (75mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor  
FS400P: 4" (110mm) PVC Tee Flow Sensor  
FS100B: 1 1/2" (40mm) Brass Tee Flow Sensor  
FS150B: 1" (25mm) Brass Tee Flow Sensor  
FS200B: 2" (50mm) Brass Tee Flow Sensor  
FS350B: 3" and higher, Brass Insert Flow Sensor  
FSTINSERT: Replacement insert for Tee type sensors

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