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New plug-and-play mag meters simplify AMR and AMI implementation

McCrometer Smart Output magnetic flowmeters
McCrometer Smart Output magnetic flowmeters

US-based measurement solutions developes McCrometer has added new plug-and-play real-time Smart Output communications to its FPI Mag, SPI Mag, and Ultra Mag flowmeter.

The three meters all provide a solution for automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) in support of utility smart grids that help conserve water resources, reduce expensive non-revenue water costs, and simplify daily operations and routine maintenance.

The mag meters are available for line sizes from 4” to 138” in hot tap or full bore styles, which can be solar/battery or AC/DC powered.

“Smart Output technology gives utilities the option to install a highly accurate magnetic flowmeter in areas where they might not have been able to do so in the past and connect it directly to their AMI system,” Brittany Halterman, senior product manager at McCrometer, said.

The Smart Output mag meters are designed with an intelligent module in their transmitters that is similar to a communication protocol, which allows the meters to transmit data on a schedule or on demand, as well as receive diagnostic queries to ensure or update meter operation.

McCrometer Smart Output magnetic flowmeters