ABB's WaterMaster flowmeter boasts world's first onboard in-situ flowmeter verification capability

ABB's electromagnetic WaterMaster flowmeter is raising precision flow measurement to a new level, with the integration of the world's first easily accessible and in-situ flowmeter verification capability. Built into ABB's WaterMaster flowmeter, the VeriMaster system provides users with the ability to perform in-situ verification across the complete range. WaterMaster is designed specifically for the water, waste water and effluent sewage markets.

ABB's WaterMaster flowmeter boasts world's first onboard in-situ flowmeter verification capability

The VeriMaster software tool is based on over 10 years of verification experience within the water industry and takes advantage of WaterMaster’s innovative and versatile attributes. Verification diagnostics monitor and validate across an impressive performance-wide matrix, whilst the latest precision flow measurement techniques are employed in the sensor with a revolutionary octagonal bore at core sizes.

By using the simultaneous and parallel operation of the HART protocol, remote HMI and cyclic data output are all achieved with zero measurement loss during data capture. Proven in the toughest applications, WaterMaster’s rugged and robust sensors provide a long, productive and maintenance free asset life. The addition of the VeriMaster software tool enables operators to quickly produce a printed verification certificate for regulatory compliance.

Part of ABB’s FlowMaster range of flowmeters, WaterMaster is packed with advanced features and functionality that bring superior measurement capabilities and enable users to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and increase profitably. WaterMaster is available in flowmeter sizes: 40 - 2200mm (1.5” – 88”).

'Fit and Flow' data storage inside WaterMaster eliminates the need to match sensor and transmitter in the field. On initial installation, the self-configuration sequence automatically replicates into the transmitter all calibration factors, meter size and serial numbers as well as customer site-specific settings.

WaterMaster is proven to be robust and reliable, with unmatched diagnostic capabilities providing the right information to keep the process up and running. Alarms and warnings are classified in accordance with NAMUR NE107.

The meter is also verified to OIML R49 type 'P' requirements to ensure the highest accuracy and long term performance of the system by continuous self checking the sensor and transmitter in the field.

WaterMaster gained one of ABB’s first MCERTS flow product approval certificates in November 2008 and has been adopted by several EPR operators and water companies for EA Consented applications. The introduction of the VeriMaster Software Tool strengthens the ability of users to be able to electronically verify flow meters and actively demonstrate a good metering maintenance regime. ABB service teams offer users the complete verification service utilising the CalMaster2 and VeriMaster suite of verification tools.

All ABB flowmeters are designed and manufactured in accordance with international quality procedures (ISO 9001) and are calibrated on rigs that are accredited to UKAS and international flow standards to provide the end-user with complete assurance of both quality and performance.

“WaterMaster delivers speed, simplicity and ease of use at every stage of the process” says Tony Hoyle UK Flow Products Manager. “With the addition of VeriMaster, the bar has been raised to the next level for all water, waste water and effluent applications.”

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