Badger Meter has been an innovator in flow measurement for more than 115 years, serving water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide with an emphasis on metering, measurement, AMI and Network as a Service (NaaS). The company has recently added s::can, ATi, and Syrinix to the family, building its portfolio of smart water solutions and moving beyond the meter.
Products include the E-Series Ultrasonic meters for residential and commercial smart water meter applications. These meters use solid-state technology in a compact, totally encapsulated, weatherproof and UV-resistant housing. The meters feature an easy-to-read, 9-digit LCD display. Coupled with ORION Cellular endpoints, which use existing cellular infrastructure to efficiently and securely transmit two-way communication of meter reading data, utility operators can access more information than ever at their fingertips. This data lives in BEACON Software as a Service (SaaS) to provide visibility, control and optimized information for utilities of all sizes.
Collected data provides robust pressure management, leak detection and alerts, network condition assessment and enhanced operational insights for customers. While this data may be most valuable to utility operators, certain notifications and critical alerts can also be sent directly to consumers through the EyeOnWater consumer engagement tool, which allows consumers to view and manage their water use in near real-time.
Now utility operators can also extract more insights from their network by monitoring pressure alongside their smart metering deployment. PIPEMINDER pressure monitors use advanced pressure signature algorithms and high-frequency pressure monitoring, enabling asset and operational improvement. Innovative network calming and transient analysis tools include pressure waveform classification, event source triangulation and smart event alarms to mitigate and reduce future leaks effectively and quickly.
Collected data is then compiled in RADAR, an intuitive platform that tracks trends over time so that utilities can prevent breaks and, ultimately, extend the life of potable distribution and wastewater collection networks.
Real-time, reagent-free solutions enable water quality to move out of the lab and into the critical points of the network. For monitoring drinking water quality in pipes under pressure, pipe::scan modular sensor systems measure up to 10 parameters in one device: total organic carbon, dissolved organic carbon, UV254, turbidity, color, chlorine, pH/redox, conductivity, temperature and pressure — all without the maintenance, chemicals and bypass streams associated with traditional solutions.
An even lower-power, modular system for monitoring water quality at remote locations, MetriNet offers continuous data collection from anywhere in a distribution network. To provide insights where previously thought unattainable, smart digital sensor technology is leveraged for proactive water quality management.
Since launching the first ORION Cellular endpoints in 2013, Badger Meter has proven through satisfied customers that cellular is an ideal solution for data backhaul in water applications.
With end-to-end solutions ranging from mechanical, ultrasonic and electromagnetic flow meters, to proven meter-reading technologies and powerful analytics software, intelligent measurement is at the heart of the company’s full range of water quality, distribution and analytical monitoring capabilities, bolstered by reliable communications via a cellular network. WW
Badger Meter is exhibiting at WEFTEC, booth #831 South Hall. Learn more at www.badgermeter.com/beyondthemeter.