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ABB launches next generation of flow meters for the water industry

Posted: Monday 29th September 2008

A new generation of flow meters for water and waste water treatment applications has been launched by ABB. The WaterMaster flow meter range brings a host of advanced features and functionality, including superior measurement capabilities, enabling users to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and increase profitability.

Foremost amongst the new features is the WaterMaster’s revolutionary octagonal sensor design. By improving the flow profile, the octagonal design minimises the upstream and downstream pipe lengths required from the point of installation, greatly reducing the cost of fitting the meters into new or existing pipelines.

Another world first is the inclusion of onboard verification capability. Called VeriMaster, it assures operators of the performance of the meter through constant self-checking. When coupled with the VeriMaster software tool, it will enable operators to produce a printed verification certificate for regulatory compliance.

By using high frequency excitation combined with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, the WaterMaster’s transmitter is able to more clearly separate the sensor signal from reduced background noise, thereby providing high quality outputs especially in harsh environments involving hydraulic noise, pH changes and temperature fluctuations. Improved software filtering also ensures a faster speed of response, giving operators real time measurement of flow conditions, resulting in more accurate and reliable flow measurements.

All WaterMaster sensors have a rugged, robust construction to ensure a long, maintenance-free life even under the most difficult conditions experienced in water and waste water applications. The sensors are inherently submersible (IP68, NEMA 6P) as standard, ensuring suitability for installation in chambers and metering pits which are liable to flooding.

Operation has been simplified by the use of ABB’s new universal Human Machine Interface (HMI), which has now been extended across its range of instrumentation products.

All ABB flow meters are designed and manufactured in accordance with international quality procedures (ISO 9001) and are calibrated on nationally-traceable calibration rigs to provide the end-user with complete assurance of both quality and performance.

For more information about the WaterMaster range, email moreinstrumentation@gb.abb.com or cal 0870 600 6122 ref. ‘WaterMaster’.




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