Jim 'Slim' Mimlitz

Jim ‘Slim’ Mimlitz, SCADAmetrics

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.

The Encodalizer™. Model MBE.

One potential example would be the addition of a Siemens HydroRanger 200 open-channel flow meter into an AMR system. The HydroRanger 200 is typically used to monitor flows through open channel wet wells, flumes, and weirs; and its integral LCD display shows totalization (gal), as well as instantaneous flow rate rate (gpm). Because the totalization is also available via Modbus/RTU, it may be converted into Sensus/Neptune protocols with a SCADAmetrics Encodalizer.

HydroRanger200 Open-Channel Flow Application Illustration.

Because Modbus technology provides the Encodalizer with a direct digital connection to the HydroRanger’s internal memory registers, the Encodalizer is thereby able to provide the connected AMR/AMI system with a Sensus/Neptune-Protocol totalizer reading that is a perfect match to the reading displayed on the HydroRanger itself! – We call this Revenue Grade Accuracy!

HydroRanger / Encodalizer Wiring. Important Note! – The DC-Powered Version of the HydroRanger 200 (shown) is Recommended!

Download PDF Datasheet / User Manual Here: TheEncodalizer

Are you interested in how SCADAmetrics Encodalizer technology can help connect your open-channel flow meters to your AMR/AMI system? Give us a call! We’ll be glad to discuss the details!

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.

2 Thoughts on “Add an Open-Channel Flow Meter to Your AMR/AMI System!

  1. Avatar Raymond on July 1, 2021 at 5:36 pm said:

    Can you do that with a Siemens mag 5000

  2. No — because the Siemens Mag 5000 transmitter does not have Modbus/RTU capability. However, the Encodalizer *will* work with the Siemens Mag 6000 transmitter when Modbus/RTU card is installed. The flow tube (Mag 5100W?) should be OK.

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