New feature kits for the Badger Meter M2000 electromagnetic flowmeter expand communication protocols and provide utility and industrial operations with increased efficiency, cost savings, and improved data access. Part of the Badger Meter M-Series family, the M2000 delivers precise flow measurement for a variety of applications from water utility lines to chemical, pharmaceutical, food & 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 percent. 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: Data Logging, Store/Restore, and Firmware Upgrade.
Data Logging Kit
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.
This feature kit decreases installation time and costs by allowing the user to save meter configuration information to a memory token. The Store/Restore feature allows the operator to quickly reset the meter to its original specified parameters, providing the flexibility to accurately and efficiently switch between different configurations when necessary.
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 in operation today can take advantage of the new feature kits with a simple firmware upgrade.