Badger Meter introduces two new electromagnetic flow metering solutions to its line of M-Series® Mag Meters. The M-5000 and M-2000 Mag Meters expand the company’s mag meter portfolio, delivering precise and timely flow measurement information with minimum maintenance requirements.
“We’re always looking for ways to better serve our customers in the utility and industrial markets with the most accurate and up-to-date technologies for flow management,” says Rob Fehl, commercial and industrial meter product marketing manager at Badger Meter. “These two new options will provide additional versatility to help round out our high quality mag meter line.”
Battery-operated M-5000 Mag Meter offers a “go-anywhere” design
The M-5000 Mag Meter is a battery-operated, general purpose detection mag meter in a stand-alone package. Suitable for a wide range of utility and industrial applications, the M-5000 is ideal for remote settings and other applications without access to power. It can be used to measure well water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and
bi-directional flow applications that have minimal electrical conductivity. Whether the fluid is water, highly corrosive or requires special handling, this meter can accurately measure flow.
“The M-5000 has no moving parts, low maintenance requirements and a ten-year battery life,” explains Fehl.
“When compared to mechanical meters that take a crew of people to test and repair every year, the M-5000 is more cost effective because the battery rarely needs to be replaced. Plus, it can be field-tested for accuracy, quickly and easily.”
As a battery-driven solution, the M-5000 allows for the flexibility to install a reliable water meter virtually
anywhere, independent of a power line — without sacrificing accuracy or performance. The flow detector has no parts in the flow stream, thus preventing pressure loss and keeping maintenance to a minimum — even in less than ideal fluid conditions. Thanks to a sophisticated, processor-based signal conversion, the M-5000 can achieve an accuracy of ±0.5% and a flow range better than 300:1.
The mag meter is comprised of two main components: a detector and amplifier. The M-5000 amplifier can be integrally mounted to the detector, or it can be mounted remotely. Housed in a NEMA 4X (IP66) enclosure, the amplifier targets a variety of applications and is well suited for the diverse water and wastewater treatment industry.
Low-maintenance, user-friendly M-2000 offers high accuracy
The second addition to the Badger Meter M-Series, the M-2000, delivers precise flow measurement for a variety of purposes — on potable meter lines, in fluids with suspended solids, and most applications requiring exacting measurement.
As with all Badger Meter electromagnetic meters, the M-2000 is built without any moving parts to impede the flow stream. And because of its advanced, processor-based signal conversion, the M-2000 can achieve an accuracy of ±0.25%. The non-intrusive, completely open flow tube design virtually eliminates pressure loss.
The M-2000 is a general purpose detection mag meter built for field verification testing with the use of a simple, handheld device. The ability to verify mag meters in the field eliminates the need for remote testing and increases the frequency of testing to maintain functionality and accuracy. The wide selection of liner and electrode materials helps to ensure maximum compatibility and minimum maintenance over a long operating period.
Mobile verification device enables cost-effective testing
As a third addition to the M-Series family, the M-Series Field Verification Device is designed for use with the
M-2000 and M-5000 mag meters. This compact, handheld tool greatly simplifies the process of field verification testing. It allows the user to perform a series of field verification and analytical performance tests on site and in less than 20 minutes.