Imagine that utilities’ heat meters can be configured with new settings adjusted to the current needs – without logistical challenges and direct access to the meters and without legal registers, meter readings or network control being affected.
Imagine, that the meter’s log can be read in order for abnormal consumption patterns to be investigated – without having to disturb the customer unnecessarily.
With the new built-in 2-way communication in MULTICAL® 403 and a READy remote meter reading system, it is now possible to perform remote configuration of the ultrasonic heat meters and reading of the log without direct access to the installation. Discover the possibilities within flexible and easy remote configuration of heat meters – for less hassle for both the utility and the consumer.
Now, you only need to keep one type of heat meter in stock. With the Kamstrup MULTICAL® 403 everything from inlet/outlet position to energy unit, cut-off dates and much more can be configured individually via the meter’s front panel directly at the installation site.
This allows you to keep a low stock and save resources previously spent on planning.
MULTICAL® 403 can be fitted with a selection of advanced communication modules. Kamstrup offers modules with Modbus, BACnet, M-bus, wireless M-bus and analogue outputs. By combining the meter’s very fast integration time and the modules’ optimised power consumption, you gain access to updated and very frequent meter data. By using M-Bus, the meter obtains a battery lifetime of up to 16 years with meter readings via the module every 10 seconds.
You can upgrade through separate software updates for the meter and module respectively as new possibilities and challenges occur without interfering with legal registers.
The popular remote reading system READy is the perfect fit for MULTICAL® 403 heat meters, which offer full support for remote reading. This gives you quick access to consumption data and the possibility to utilise meter data for analysis and optimisations in your distribution network.
With a READy network, data from the meters are automatically transferred directly to the utility on a daily or hourly basis. Then, you can easily analyse data in the simple and intuitive PC programme, READy Manager.
The collected data can not only be used for accurate billing, but also provide you with increased knowledge about consumption and the possibility of analysing patterns and much more. READy Manager also gives you access to the tools to transform this knowledge into concrete improvements and energy optimisations.
The utility company's field workers read all meters directly using small USB meter readers and netbooks. The switch from manual to automatic meter reading has brought with it significant benefits. Thanks to the wireless reading of meters, an otherwise very tedious job is now completed in just a few days - and with much greater precision than was previously the case.
Ry Heat Utility, Denmark