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Fox Model FT4A Wins 2017 Innovation Award

Fox is proud to announce that the Model FT4A has been named the Overall winner for Flow Control's 2017 Innovation Awards due to its innovative design elements such as the 2nd Generation DDC-Sensor™ technology platform and the new expanded Gas-SelectX® gas menu selection tool. The Model FT4A measures gas flow rate in standard units without the need for temperature and pressure compensation.


Bestobell is pleased to introduce new Model FT4A insertion flow meter. The FT4A provides significant advancements in features and technology. Although the FT4A has primarily been designed for Oil & Gas upstream flare applications, there are many Industrial and Refinery applications. 

2nd Generation DDC-Sensor

The FT4A will be offered for sale starting May 19th. 

Here are some of the major differences that you will find with the FT4A from our other Fox flowmeters:

  • 2nd Generation DDC-Sensor™ (Direct Digitally Controlled sensor) with robust non-cantilevered (welded at both ends) design.
  • Gas-SelectX™ Expanded gas menu including flare gases (C1 through C9+).
  • Cal-V calibration validation test; can run without stopping flow or removing the meter from the pipe.
  • FT4A View software allows user to change settings, data log to an Excel spreadsheet and access PDF logs for configuration, gas/gas mix, daily totals and calibration validation.
  • 150 PSI Retractor option.
  • Accuracy compliant with BLM 3175 and API 14.10.
  • 40 daily (24-hour) totals.
  • In-field housing and display rotation capability allows for easy set-up by the customer.
  • Other features available on the FT4A:
    • Probe sizes between 6" - 36".
    • Standard Display and Configuration Panel.
    • 4-20 mA (with HART option) output; the 2nd output can be pulse or RS485 Modbus RTU.
We are excited about the advancements in technology featured in this new product including the new DDC-Sensor™ design and the Gas-SelectX™ expanded gas selection menu. Contact Bestobell for further information. 
Partech Instruments-releases new version of their 7300w² Monitor:

The 7300w² Monitor now has the following new features:

  • Boot Loader – with the ability to update Firmware using a simple USB stick
  • Datalogging and download function – 10,000 points, for customer recording and trouble shooting
  • 24 hour trending with adjustable axis on display panel
  • MODBUS Slave versions available in addition to standard 4-20mA outputs

7300w Monitor
We've very excited to be kicking off 2017 with the launch of a brand new product!  The Partech SoliTechw² IL Sensor is an Inline Sensor for sludge density, suspended solids and turbidity monitoring. The optical element has a sapphire window, this offers excellent resistance to fouling and damage caused by the abrasion from flow particles.
The added bonus is that it is compatible with Partech's best-selling 7300 monitor, meaning that all of their sensors are now available on the 7300 platform

FT1 Flowmeter was Featured in Market Barometer

Fox FT1 Gas-SelectX® Improvements Featured in Flow Research

Fox Thermal Instruments recently expanded the

Gas-SelectX® gas selection feature available on the FT1

Thermal Mass Flow Meter and people are taking notice.

The FT1 was recently featured in the Market Barometer publication from Flow Research.

Bestobell-Aquatronix is excited to announce our association with Rivertrace Engineering (RTE)

Bestobell-Aquatronix is now the exclusive RTE distributor for the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI.   Rivertrace is a market leader with over 30 years experience of Oil in Water Quality Monitoring. RTE manufacture oil content monitors for the marine, offshore and industrial markets with up to date technological engineering solutions to meet strict regulatory requirements.

New Agency Approvals and Feature on the Model FT1!

Bestobell is pleased to share that the FT1 now offers a broader set of features like 5 retractor options, HART communication, and an optional 24DC Power Supply. The FT1 is also now approved for FM/FMc, ATEX, IECEx, and CE. I have attached the FT1 Sales Literature with this email. The new features on the FT1 is available for sale with immediate effect.  

Here are some of the major changes that affect the price list and coding of the meter:

  • In Feature 1: Five (5) model codes have been added for the retractors now available on the FT1.
  • There is now a third code for Feature 3: BH (4 to 20mA output/HART + Pulse output).
  • A power supply option has been added.
  • A ¾" NPT/M20 x 1.5 Adaptor option has been added.

With Model FT1's low cost and FM/FMc/ATEX/IECEx Class 1, Division 1 agency approvals now confirmed, the FT1 can be introduced to new markets and used in applications where safety approvals are required. If you or your team would like to request training on the new features or on product applications, please contact us at to schedule training.

Download the Revised FT1 Datasheet Now! 

 We are excited about the improvements in this product. We look forward to your comments