Jim 'Slim' Mimlitz

Jim ‘Slim’ Mimlitz, SCADAmetrics

SCADAmetrics is pleased to introduce a technique that fosters meter-reading harmony between a water utility and its major commercial & industrial customers…

The vast majority of Water Utility customers consist of homes, apartments, and small businesses. However, within every water district there exist a set of customers who, due to the size or nature of their businesses, consume much higher volumes of water.

In many such cases, the large water consumer is interested in closely monitoring water usage on a frequent basis. Common reasons include the implementation of early leak-detection efforts, as well as business accounting and utility minimization.

Unfortunately, the water meter is often installed within an inaccessible, utility-owned vault.

Today, with SCADAmetrics’ introduction of its patent-pending Universal Duplexer, water meter data may now be cooperatively shared, so that both the utility and the industrial or commercial consumer may enjoy shared access to the meter reading! — The meter data cable can now be simultaneously connected to the utility’s AMI/AMR endpoint and an above-ground visual meter display, such as the Kemp-Meek VL-9 “VisuLink”, without interference.

Universal Duplexer Enables Parallel Utility AMI and Customer Visual Display

Illustrated Solution (click to zoom):

Meter Sharing System for Water Utilities and Industrial/Commercial Customers

The Universal Duplexer is truly “universal”, as it enables the splitting of signals from every major encoder-type water meter to every major AMI/AMR/Visual endpoint in the industry — including those from Sensus, Neptune, Metron-Farnier, Kemp-Meek, Aclara, Mueller, Kamstrup, Badger, Master Meter, RG3, Zenner, Itron, Elster-AMCO/Honeywell, McCrometer, and many others!

Are you interested in how SCADAmetrics technology can foster harmonious meter-data sharing between a Water Utility and its most important Customers? Give us a call! We’ll be glad to discuss the details!

Important Note: Water meters are generally owned by the utility, so please discuss any approval issues with your utility’s engineering or permitting department in advance.

P.S. – Due to popular request, we have published this meter-sharing technique in a downloadable White Paper (PDF): CLICK HERE.  Please feel free to download and share with your colleagues!

Jim 'Slim' Mimlitz

About Jim 'Slim' Mimlitz

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer @ SCADAmetrics. Specialties: Connecting Flow Meters with SCADA, Telemetry, and Building Automation Systems. Electronic Circuit Design, Software Development.

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