Electromagnetic flowmeter does more with new feature kits
M-Series kits from Badger Meter increase data efficiency and expand communication protocols.
Several new feature kits for the Badger Meter M2000 electromagnetic flowmeter expand communication protocols that can provide utility and industrial operations with increased efficiency, cost savings, and improved data access. Part of the Badger Meter M-Series family, the M2000 can deliver precise flow measurement for a variety of applications from water utility lines to chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and other industrial applications. Its open-flow tube design virtually eliminates pressure loss and with an advanced, processor-based signal conversion, the M2000 achieves an accuracy rate of ± 0.25%.
Badger Meter has broadened its M2000 communication connection protocols to include HART, Modbus RTU and Profibus DP options. In addition, Badger Meter offers three feature kits to enhance M2000 performance, including data logging, store/restore, and firmware upgrade.
The data logging kit allows customers to access, save, and extract more data from their meters and provides the ability to record modifications to parameters. The kit allows users to change or update meter values, view and change settings, download flow data, and alter communication settings. Customers can use this feature to record three types of meter events to a memory token: totalizer and error log, startup log, and configuration event log. Data can be collected temporarily for diagnostics or continuously for remote meter operational data logs.
Manual data reconfigurations are eliminated with the store/restore kit. This feature kit decreases installation time and costs by allowing the user to save meter configuration information to a memory token. It also allows the operator to reset the meter to its original specified parameters, providing the flexibility to switch between different configurations when necessary.
Save on downtime by installing the latest version of firmware in the field with the firmware upgrade kit. Instead of removing the meters from the line to make firmware upgrades, customers can upgrade on location using the kit, making the process more efficient and significantly reducing downtime. Many of the M2000 meters currently in operation can take advantage of the new feature kits with a simple firmware upgrade.
Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander(at)cfemedia.com