Hello and greetings.
I send a quick shout out to all of you who I met recently at the NFMT Expo in Baltimore or at
Globalcon in Atlantic City or most recently at the Niagara Summit in Las Vegas. All of these expositions were well attended, I was impressed with both the quantity of attendees as well as the impressive list of presenters and instructors. Furthermore – show management at all these events was truly outstanding. If you stopped by our booth, I thank you!
Briefly – I would like to call your attention to a resource page on our website. The page is called “Monitoring Solutions” where we list possible contacts for various aspects of our metering business.
If your company offers product or technology that supports or enables the WattNode®, we could all benefit by having your company listed in one of the specific categories. Please contact me to get you listed so that we can work together to make this a more helpful resource to everyone.
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Once again, we thank you for your business and look forward to working with you in 2014.
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The WattNode® Pulse
with Featured Options
The WattNode Pulse Energy and Power (kW / kWh) meter (MSRP < $200) is available with many factory configured options including REVENUE-GRADE.
The WattNode Pulse and WattNode Revenue Pulse can be ordered with several factory options – most for a minimal additional charge of 10%. (Some limitations when combined with multiple options).
Top options include:
Option Hz – Custom Pulse Frequency (0.01 Hz to 600 Hz) in most pulse models
Option PV – Photovoltaic Option – Measures energy consumption, energy production and net energy
Option P3 – Per Phase Outputs – Provides three separate pulse output streams, one pulse output per channel per measurement phase
Option DPO – Dual Positive Output – Meter can provide two simultaneous outputs for multiple display devices
Option SSR – Solid State Relays – Standard opto-isolators are replaced with solid state relays
Option PW – Pulse Width – Meter can provide a fixed output pulse width – useful for electro-mechanical displays
Option Kh – Watt-Hours Per Pulse – Meter can be configured for a watt-hours per pulse value
A Revolution in Low Cost Data Monitoring
for network and in-building applications
OmniColl is a modular based communications platform that can carry data from thousands of measurement points from multiple applications without need for extensive wiring. The OmniColl modular system by FCS – Fluid Conservation Systems is made up of a transmitter, repeaters if necessary, the Wi5 data collector and a cloud based DataGate server.
The Transmitter can economically communicate data wirelessly from electric pulse meters, as well as meters measuring water flow, gas, heat, steam as well as many other building parameters. The Wi5 Concentrator collects the data from the transmitter and automatically and securely sends by CPRS, MSM, WiFi or Ethernet to a designated server such as DataGate. The DataGate is a web hosted secure server which receives data from the Wi5 Data Concentrator and SMS/GPRS data loggers. From here, data can be integrated into a customer’s preferred data management system or viewed on the web via FCS Online.
The OmniColl Multi-Sensor Data Collection System collects data every 15 minutes from multiple pulse generating metering points and can cost up to 90% less than conventional and hard wired data logging systems. Compatible with existing infrastructure, its modular design allows for easy integration into existing network management systems.
The WattNode Pulse Energy and Power meter provides a pulse output (options up to 600Hz available) that along with any other type of pulse output meter connects to the OmniColl Transmitter. The Transmitter wirelessly communicates at a frequency of 153.1025MHz to the OmniColl Wi5 Data Concentrator. At the University of Minnesota – Morris where an extensive network and energy management system already existed, pulse meters throughout the building could easily be connected to the client server and accessed without extensive conduit, wiring and added labor through the OmniColl System.
The Green Prairie Living and Learning Community – the University of Minnesota – Morris was designed to meet Minnesota B3 sustainability guidelines. The residence hall is designed specifically for students who are interested in live sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyles. Among its many green initiatives the Green Prairie Community installed this enhanced, economic energy monitoring system in order to insure accurate measurement of energy use an optimal systems function.
Mind your Ps and Qs
When working with a WattNode Pulse meter, all the different “Ps” can be confusing. The “P” at the end of a meter part number signifies a pulse output meter. Simple. But what about the “P1”, “P2”, and “P3” pulse outputs? And if that is not confusing enough, there’s Option “DPO”, Option “P3”, and Option “PV”.
A standard model WattNode Pulse meter without any options can measures both positive and negative energy:
- Output P1 generates pulses in proportion to the total real positive energy (energy that is consumed from the utility grid)
- Output P2 generates pulses in proportion to the total real negative energy (energy that is produced on-site and sent back to the utility grid)
- Output P3 is not used unless the meter was ordered with an option such as DPO (Dual Positive Outputs) or Option P3 (Per-Phase Outputs) or Option PV (Photovoltaic)
Now that’s all the “Ps” related to the pulse output terminals, but there are two other “Ps” that you may encounter: Option “PW” (Pulse Width) and, perhaps the most confusing of all “Ps”, the term “PpPO” (Phases per Pulse Output), which is explained in the Power and Energy Equations section of the user manual.
Minding your “Ps” can be a bit of a challenge but “Qs” are easy, only one-“Q” (Reactive power) a term for the imaginary (non-real) power from inductive loads.
|John Browne 720-287-8431
or 303-444-7422 X431