Sage Metering is happy to announce that our Sage Paramount thermal mass flow meter is now available with the option of Bluetooth for wireless connectivity to enable remote programming. This is extremely beneficial to permit remote communication with hard-to-reach integral-style meters.
Reconfiguring an Industrial Flow Meter with Software
The Paramount is an industrial thermal mass flow meter that measures gas flow rate and consumption.
The SageCom Validation and Configuration Software, installed on a laptop or PC, permits the user to reconfigure or verify the flowmeter, perform diagnostic tests and ensure the meter is functioning correctly. Traditionally, this communication occurs through a mini-USB cable between the meter and the computer.
Wireless Connectivity for Remote Reconfiguration
The new option permits wireless connectivity between a Bluetooth-enabled laptop and any Bluetooth-enabled Paramount flowmeter within 50 feet away (and we’ve witnessed connectivity up to 75 feet). SageCom recognizes the Paramount meter(s) within the range and assigns unique ports for each meter.
The Bluetooth® option allows the user to change settings remotely. The user no longer needs to climb ladders while lugging a laptop to access hard-to-reach flow meters to make changes to the flow meter’s settings.
The settings the user can change remotely include the full-scale setting of the meter, the pipe area, a new gas mix, units of measurement, or even low-flow cutoff. SageCom also supports data logging. The user can remotely log flow data from nearby Paramount flow meters and export the data for analysis in Excel.
Modbus or BACnet Users
When Modbus and BACnet users employ Bluetooth-enabled Paramount meters, they can make changes through their host computer (SCADA system or Building Management System) and do not require SageCom.
3 Settings Commonly Requiring Change
Here are three common issues, particularly for new thermal mass flow meter users, that require changes in flow meter settings. While these modifications can be made with any Paramount and SageCom, only the Bluetooth® option permits remote changes and avoids having to access hard-to-reach meters.
- Users often order their flow meter for a specific pipe size, only to learn that the flow meter is to be installed in a different pipe size than specified initially. The Bluetooth and the free SageCom software allow the customer to change the pipe size associated with the flow meter, so the new configuration is accurate for the correct piping.
- Sometimes, the user’s specified maximum flow rate is incorrect but changing it with remote capability is easy with the wireless option.
- The full-scale rate commonly requires changing.
Keep in mind that this new wireless feature is optional and, for a minor expense, can save the user time and money to remotely reconfigure any Bluetooth-enabled Paramount meter at least 50 away from an enabled laptop with SageCom.
Learn what really matters when measuring gas mass flow. If you want to learn more, call us at +1 (831) 242-2030 or send us a message.