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KROHNE to Manufacture WATERFLUX 3070 Battery Powered Water Meter in New Beverly MA Facility Production highlights commitment to manufacturing in the US

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KROHNE, Inc. announces that it has begun manufacturing the updated WATERFLUX 3070 battery powered water meter at its newly opened state of the art flow and level instrument manufacturing and calibration facility located in Beverly, MA. WATERFLUX 3070 is the first all-in-one water meter with integrated pressure and temperature sensor. Simplified installation, integrated diagnostics, a long battery lifetime, remote communication options, and low overall maintenance make WATERFLUX 3070 ideal for installation in remote locations. The updated WATERFLUX 3070 now offers a mains power option with battery backup and a Modbus RTU communication option for transmission of readings, meter status, and alarms.

The polycarbonate converter housing with protection class IP68 rating is now standard for both compact and remote versions. The meter features IP68 waterproof plug and play connectors that do not require wiring on site, and a small installation footprint to fit into electrical cabinets.
For locations where mains power is available, WATERFLUX 3070 is now available with an external FlexPower unit to connect the meter to a 110…230V AC or 10…30V DC power source on site. The FlexPower module also has an internal battery that serves as a battery backup in case the external power source fails.

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The new integrated pressure and temperature sensor option allows WATERFLUX to be used for a wide variety of drinking water network tasks, including pressure monitoring, maintaining the water balance, and district zoning (DMA). It can also be used for leak detection in drinking water networks when comparison of pressure and flow values is used as the leak detection method.
With WATERFLUX, KROHNE now offers the first all-in-one water meter for this application, eliminating the installation and wiring of separate flow, pressure, and temperature sensors. Pressure and temperature values are available using either the display or Modbus. Alarms can be generated by the status output or by Modbus when critical limits for pressure and/or temperature are exceeded. The integrated pressure and temperature sensor is available for diameters DN50…200 / 2…4″. The water meter is certified to OIML R49 and MID MI-001 with 0 DN/0 DN up to DN600/ 24 inches.
The communication options have also been extended to meet water companies’ increasing demand for more measurement and status data from water meters. The new Modbus RTU output offers an alternative to the two pulse and two status outputs, transferred data includes measurement data, status data, actual values for pressure and temperature, and alarms. Modbus RTU can be provided by low (battery) power and a high (mains) power version. The low power Modbus version is unique to the market and can be used for data communication between a stand-alone battery-powered WATERFLUX 3070 version and a data logger GPRS module. When mains power is operated with FlexPower, the high featured Modbus option can be used for data transfer to automation and process control systems.

KROHNE is a worldwide technological leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of accurate, reliable and cost-effective measuring instruments for the process industries. KROHNE focuses on forming partnerships with its customers to provide them with the most reliable and innovative solutions available in the marketplace. For more information about KROHNE’s complete line of measuring instrumentation for the process industries, contact KROHNE at 1-800-FLOWING (978-535-6060 in MA); fax: (978) 535-1720, email: [email protected], Twitter, Facebook, or visit www.us.krohne.com.

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