• Lifetime achievers Bob Deane and Mac McQueen.
    Lifetime achievers Bob Deane and Mac McQueen.

Fluid Components International (FCI) founders Bob Deane and Mac McQueen have been recognised for their lifetime achievements in thermal mass flow sensing technology after more than 50 years in business together.

They are now members of the Measurement, Control and Automation Association (MCAA)'s Hall of Fame.

The pair began their partnership in 1964 with the development of the industry’s first successful thermal flow switch designed to provide accurate, reliable service in the operating environment of the oil/gas industry.

In the 1970s, Bob and Mac next developed FCI’s first thermal mass flow meter, which gained rapid acceptance in the chemical, electric power, solid waste and water industries.

Then in 1978, they qualified their flow switch and other products for the nuclear power industry.

In the 1980-90s they achieved successes on the Rockwell B1 Bomber and other military and commercial programs, forming an aerospace division.

FCI’s flow meters combine precision mass flow measurement accuracy with a design that is compatible with caustic, corrosive, humid and high temperature environments.

They are highly reliable, easy to install, require virtually no maintenance and are designed for long-life.

The flow meters are available from AMS Instrumentation & Calibration.