Remote telemetry eliminates site visits

Remote telemetry eliminates site visits
Multilog LX-2 from Fluid Conservation Systems

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Making site visits to collect data from the water monitoring equipment in your distribution network is often a tedious process. Those lost hours could be more valuably spent on other tasks, but data collection is an important component to keeping the network operating to its full potential. Thankfully, the next-generation Multilog LX-2 from Fluid Conservation Systems offers remote 3G telemetry that’s designed to eliminate those water monitoring site visits.

The unit is a battery-powered, multiple-channel data logger for flow and pressure monitoring in water distribution networks. The device builds on the monitoring capabilities of its predecessor, the Multilog, with the addition of remote data transfer and upgraded processing abilities.

Designed to fit inside very shallow Atplas box installations, the logger is ideal for many applications, including logging key customers and monitoring flow and/or pressure in a district or zone to assess demand, leakage and pressure conformance. It utilizes GPRS technology to provide rapid transmission at low cost, enabling data to be retrieved more frequently for analysis and response.

“It’s a good fit for applications that require pressure and flow monitoring, trunk main monitoring for pressure and noise, CSO, flow, level, pump run time, and rain event monitoring,” says Vincent Favre, the North American sales director for Fluid Conservation Systems. “Its versatility is what makes it an upgrade on the Multilog.”

In addition to digital and analog inputs, the Multilog LX-2 has a serial input that enables it to connect easily to a wide range of leak noise and ultrasonic level sensors and water meters, including the SonicSens ultrasonic level sensor, Permalog+ leak noise loggers, and Modbus-compatible sensors and meters. Multiple recording options can capture a mixture of minimum, maximum, average or spot values in each sample interval. Resulting data can be transferred wirelessly to the Fluid Conservation Systems secure DataGate web-based portal and easily accessed from any internet-enabled device. “Its unique range of inputs offers a nice value for the user,” Favre says.

A 5-year battery life along with remote programming and firmware upgrades eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming site visits. It is IP-68 rated fully waterproof, having been tested to a depth of 10 meters over a 24-hour period. “The feedback from customers using it has been excellent,” Favre says. “We’re very excited about it.” 800/531-5465;


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