Sensus, a Xylem Brand (Morrisville, NC) manufactures a broad line of flow meters and AMI/AMR systems, serving the municipal water utility industry. Here at SCADAmetrics (Wildwood, MO), we manufacture flow metering instrumentation in support of this industry, with the stated mission of helping users extend such meters for enhanced SCADA interoperability and functionality. Sensus offers Read More →

In certain industrial water meter applications, a 4-20 milliamp flow rate output, pulse-per-volume output, or both, is required to provide signaling to a connected batching or telemetry system. When using a member of the electro-mechanical flow meter family from Neptune Technology Group (Tallassee, AL, USA), a traditional solution was to outfit the meter with Neptune’s Read More →

Venturi-Type Flow Meters are utilized within the municipal water industry to measure flows both within the water treatment plant, as well as within distribution. The Venturi flow measurement is based upon measuring the pressure drop between two sections of the tube with differing diameters. Often times, Venturi meters are outfitted with only a 4-20 milliamp Read More →

Master Meter Inc (Mansfield, TX) manufactures a broad line of flow meters and AMI/AMR systems, serving the municipal water utility industry. Here at SCADAmetrics (Wildwood, MO), we manufacture flow metering instrumentation in support of this industry, with the stated mission of helping users extend such meters for enhanced SCADA interoperability and functionality. Like many manufacturers Read More →

Endress+Hauser USA (Greenwood, IN) manufactures instrumentation for the industrial process sphere, including solutions for flow, level, pressure, and temperature. Typical served industries include chemical, food & beverage, life sciences, power & energy, mining, minerals, metals, oil & gas, and water & wastewater. The Endress+Hauser Promag W 400 (pictured left) is a popular magnetic flow meter Read More →

Flow-Tronic (Welkenraedt, Belgium) develops and manufactures flow measurement instrumentation for the water & wastewater industries. The Flow-Tronic Torpee-Mag (pictured left) is a full-profile, insertion-type magnetic flow meter. Insertion-type magmeters may be installed via hot-tap, which precludes the need to shut down, empty, or cut the pipe. Such technology can provide most economical installations for flow Read More →

Neptune Technology Group (Tallassee, AL) manufactures a broad line of flow meters and AMI/AMR systems, serving the municipal water utility industry. Here at SCADAmetrics (Wildwood, MO), we manufacture flow metering instrumentation in support of this industry, with the stated mission of helping users extend such meters for enhanced SCADA interoperability and functionality. Like many manufacturers Read More →

The model evoQ4 is a popular magnetic flow meter manufactured by Honeywell (formerly Elster-AMCO); and it is available in pipe diameters 1.5-12 inch. Like many AWWA-style flow meters, the evoQ4 is available with several remote signaling options, including: Encoded and pulse signaling modules for the evoQ4 are detailed in the following Honeywell documents: HERE (pulse Read More →

In certain industrial water meter applications, a pulse-per-volume output is required to provide signaling to a connected batching or telemetry system. When using a member of the electro-mechanical flow meter family from Neptune Technology Group (Tallassee, AL, USA), the traditional solution was to outfit the meter with Neptune’s Tricon/S register. The Tricon/S provided a visual Read More →

SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce the newest member of our DINstrumentation™ series – The Analog Pulse Kit! This new instrument is available in two different model variations: the Model APK, which mounts on standard industrial DIN-rail, and the Model APK.PLUS, which features an LCD display and is contained within its own NEMA-4X enclosure. The Analog Pulse Kit utilizes Read More →

Also, if the water meter, instrumentation, and/or cabling is installed in the vicinity of electrically noisy equipment, such as motors, welders, or variable-frequency drives, the use of shielded cables is especially recommended! Also, if there is an extended distance between the water meter and the SCADA/Telemetry/BMS instrumentation (10+ feet), shielded cable is recommended for these Read More →

In the past, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) Systems for municipal water were generally limited to collecting flow totalization from water meters that were natively outfitted with a Sensus/Neptune protocol signal. Today, the SCADAmetrics Encodalizer™ is able to provide a Sensus/Neptune protocol option to many flow meters that otherwise would be precluded from your AMR/AMI system. Read More →

SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce a new member of our DINstrumentation™ series – the Smart Bell 202 Modem! The Model SB.202 Modem delivers non-proprietary, Bell-202 data modulation and demodulation for many popular analog telemetry radios. Its rugged design is optimized for use with industrial serial communication protocols, such asModbus/RTU, Allen-Bradley DF1, and DNP3. Non-proprietary, Bell-202 Read More →

In response to customer requests for a sealed, meter vault-compatible version of TheSignalizer™, SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce a harsh-environment enclosure option! In most instances, TheSignalizer can be installed within a protected, above-ground control panel. However, there are certain instances where installation within a vault environment is unavoidable. To address this need, we have developed Read More →

METER AUTO-DETECTION INTRODUCED… North-American encoder-type water meters communicate using one of three protocol families: Neptune, Elster, and Sensus (..which is generally comprised of all makes, except Neptune and Elster). Furthermore, various meter makes/models have their own additional idiosyncrasies. In the past, there were two EtherMeter tuning parameters which often required adjustment to help the EtherMeter Read More →

TheMeterDisplay™, was was submitted to the Testing Laboratories of the National Council of Weights and Measures for evaluation within the context of its National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP). NTEP Certification provides confidence that a device will be manufactured in accordance with United States standards, as adopted by NCWM and published in Handbook 44. We are Read More →

TheMeterDisplay™, Model TMD, integrates state-of-the-art power-minimization technologies into its design, to the benefit and convenience of the user. During beta-testing in the Winter of 2020, the successful application of these technologies was rigorously evaluated; and the battery longevity results are conveyed within this article. The test Display was powered by a new Panasonic Lithium CR-123A Read More →

SCADAmetrics® is pleased to introduce the industry’s most revolutionary remote display for water meters – ever! Not just ‘a’ meter display – TheMeterDisplay™! Our economical, USA-Made remote display offers every feature one could ever wish for! – including the ability to work in conjunction with a co-connected AMI/AMR endpoint! In the past, water meter owners Read More →

The Honeywell (formerly Mercury Instruments) TCI is a very popular temperature-compensating index for gas flow meters.  Because it is equipped with solid-state pulse outputs, it can be connected to Ethernet-based SCADA systems via the SCADAmetrics EtherMeter®. If you would like to connect a TCI-equipped gas meter to your SCADA, Telemetry, or Building Automation system — Read More →

The Honeywell (Elster) evoQ4 is a very popular magnetic flow meter in use throughout North America.  It is available with an Absolute Encoder Output signal, pulse signal, or both.  At time of purchase, the AMR encoder signal may be specified as either “Elster K-Frame” protocol or “Sensus” protocol. If you would like to connect an Read More →