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November 2017 Flow Instrumentation Field News


In this Issue: VN2000 Inline Webinar | Customer Success Story | HR-Red Available | Interview with Flow Control Magazine | WEFTEC Interviews | Website Update | Document Updates

1. VN2000 Vortex Flow Meter Webinar - NEW meters and features coming soon!
Vortex Monitor.jpg
Earlier this year, Badger Meter released the VN2000 Insertion Vortex flow meters, which are ideal for measuring steam in commercial heating applications, as well as liquids and gases. Coming next month, the VN2000 Inline Wafer and Flange Vortex flow meters will be introduced as the newest products in our Vortex line. We are hosting a webinar for reps on December 15 at 11:00 Central Time. 

In the webinar, we will specifically discuss:

  • How Vortex flow meters operate
  • Overview of VN2000 Vortex flow meters features and benefits
  • Applications for VN2000 Vortex flow meters

At that time, the VN2000 Inline Vortex flow meter data sheet, presentation and price list will be available on the Badger Meter Resource Library. The webinar will be recorded for later reference.

Click here to sign up for the VN2000 Vortex flow meter webinar. I hope you can join us!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

0964Ades-Anspach.jpg Cheryl Ades Anspach

 Manager - Marketing
2. Vortex Insertion Meters Customer Success Story

VN2000 DC Airport Instilation 1.jpgOn October 26, 2017 Ryan Nice and Ted Lindgren, along with reps from HPS Specialties, successfully installed a VN2000 Insertion Vortex flow meter for steam applications at a national airport in the northeast. The performance and cost of the VN2000 were its selling points. The previous installation of an orifice plate would get regularly plugged up and prevent the system from performing properly. Ryan assisted HPS in the selection of the meter and HPS closed the sale. The engineers at the airport were impressed by the ease of start-up and use of the VN2000 and are looking forward to increased system performance. Due to the collaborative efforts of Badger Meter and HPS Specialties, the customer has provided a verbal agreement to change over all orifice plates to VN2000 Insertion Vortex flow meters by the end of summer 2018.

The VN2000 Insertion Vortex flow meters measure the volumetric or mass flow rate of steam, gases or liquids over a large flow range. The meter's heavy duty design is engineered to stand up to the most abusive environments inside and outside the pipe. The VN2000 is currently available as both a Compact Direct Insertion and Hot Tap Insertion meter.


Please contact us if you have any questions.

Ted Lindgren.jpg Ted Lindgren

 Regional Sales Manager
 Badger Meter

Ryan-Nice.jpg Ryan Nice
 Strategic Account Manager
 Badger Meter

3. HR-RED Released for Sale

HR-RED.jpgThe new encoder-compatible high resolution remote electronic display (HR-RED) is now available for sale. The HR-RED is designed to provide remote visual readings when connected directly to Badger Meter high resolution encoder products that are not easily accessible or are in difficult to read locations.  The HR-RED is compatible with the HR-E®, HR-E LCD, HR-E LCD 4-20, and the E-Series® Ultrasonic meters.

The HR-RED is a battery operated device. When attached to Badger Meter high resolution encoders or high resolution E-Series Ultrasonic meters, the unit is designed to provide the same output resolution as the encoder, up to 9 digits for Badger Meter products. It also displays the encoder serial number. To conserve battery life, the HR-RED is awakened only when the internal acoustic switch is activated. This is easily accomplished by tapping the target circle on the register display.

The HR-RED can be ordered through Badger Meter customer service using the following part number: 64466-002.  In addition to ordering the HR-RED, customers may also need additional cable to connect their HR-RED to the encoder/meter. The following cable options are available:

  • 64153-003 One (1) ft. Belden® cable
  • 68307-001 Nine (9) in. Twist Tight® connector cable
  • 66488-007 Ten (10) in. Nicor® connector cable
  • 64153-005 Belden cable (available by the foot) - listed in the utility product price list
  • 66488-007 2 ft. Nicor cable - available until inventory is consumed. Approximately 3K in stock. This offering will not be published.
Please to note this product is not compatible with pulse output products (RTR), so when asked about product information or availability please make sure you are verifying that the HR-RED will be connected to an encoder output products only. 

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Rob Fehl.jpg Rob Fehl

 Product Manager
 Badger Meter

4. Media Spotlight


How much water is your facility wasting?


Flow Control recently sat down for a conversation with Rob Fehl, Badger Meter's resident expert on water measurement solutions. He discussed the issue of inefficient water use, how much water facilities are losing today, and why water loss is such a pressing concern for facility managers.

View Article

5. WEFTEC 2017 In-Booth Video and Radio Interview

WEFTEC 2017 Video.JPGCheryl Ades Anspach, Badger Meter Marketing Manager, participated in an in-booth video and live radio interview at WEFTEC 2017. She discussed both BEACON® AMA and AquaCUE® software solutions that Badger Meter offers both utilities and facilities to manage their metering operations. She also talked about the New Dynasonics® iSonic 4000 Open Channel Flow Meter, which works with both software applications.

Alanna Maya, Assistant Editor of WaterWorld Magazine, and Cheryl Ades Anspach's in-booth interview at WEFTEC 2017.

  • Watch Cheryl's interview here.

Todd Shnick, host of Water Talk by Water Online, and Cheryl Ades Anspach's live radio interview at WEFTEC 2017.

  • Listen to Cheryl's interview here.
website-filters.jpg6. Website Update: Product Filters

The product filters that allow a user to select size, flow range, temperature, and pressure range on the website have been updated to allow a user to enter a number, including fractions, to specify the range they are looking for. Previously the slider was available only for smaller numbers such as 0.25 or 1/2, and it was sometimes hard to specify such a small range, particularly on a mobile device. This is part of a continuing effort to improve the user experience on the website. Updates are continuous and will be announced as they become available.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

amy.jpgAmy Bagurdes
Online Marketing Specialist
Badger Meter

BTO Meter Inventory Report

The ModMAG 
BTO meter inventory report has been updated as of
November 15, 2017.

New Gear Available at the Badger Meter eStore
Clothing and other Badger Meter branded items are available via a Land’s End sponsored eStore.
Full List
of Upcoming 
Events and
Trade Shows
Click the link below for the full list of events and trade shows in your area that you may want to attend.
Doc-Updates-red.pngDocument Updates

Several marketing and technical reference documents have been updated. The new document versions include up-to-date specifications and photos and have been reformatted for improved usability. Note: You need to be signed into the website to view and/or download certain documents.

Blancett® Products
B16N Series FloClean Tri-Clover End Fitting Product Data Sheet -  Part number tables have been updated.
B16D Series FloClean Sanitary Turbine Flow Meter Product Data Sheet - Part number tables have been updated.
B2800 Product Data Sheet - Graphics replaced on pages 2 and 4.
B2800 Panel Mount Advanced Flow Monitor Manual - Graphics replaced on pages 1, 4, 5 and 15.
B2800 Panel Mount Standard Flow Monitor Manual - Graphics replaced on pages 1, 4, 5 and 15.

Dynasonics® Products
iSonic 4000 Open Channel Flow Meter ManualThe equations are updated and there’s a new section on connecting to an ORION Cellular LTE endpoint.

Type HP-15 (15,000) psi) High Pressure Valve Assembly Product Data Sheet - Pressure rating conversion number was corrected.

Vortex Products
VN2000 Modbus Reister User Manual - Updated document.


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