Badger Meter Introduces Blancett B2900 Industrial Flow Monitor

March 15, 2016
The Blancett B2900 flow monitor offers advanced digital signal processing technology.

The new Blancett B2900 flow monitor offers digital signal processing technology and accessible design, according to Badger Meter. Enclosed in a polycarbonate NEMA 4X housing, the electronics are located on a single board, designed for straightforward, convenient field installation. The large enclosure provides room for the user’s hands and tools when wiring the monitor in the field. The B2900 enclosure features an LCD display with push button programming as well as a pre-drilled hole for external wiring connections, such as Modbus RTU and other outputs.

The Blancett B2900 flow monitor processes a frequency output from a flow sensor and interprets the signal to calculate flow rate and total flow simultaneously with 10-point linearization for improved accuracy. The B2900 monitor is suited for use with low-level frequency input signals found in Blancett turbine flow meters and other flow sensors producing a low amplitude AC output or contact closure signal. The monitor provides communication capabilities over an RS485 bus using Modbus RTU and control outputs, allowing operators to connect meters to a network for process automation and/or remote flow monitoring. The Modbus RTU connection can be configured with user-selected baud rates.

For security in remote applications, alarm parameters provide fast warning when something changes in the process or pipeline. The keypad display can be password protected to prevent unauthorized tampering. The B2900 monitor can be configured for loop power and battery power for remote monitoring applications. The battery also acts as a backup power source in the event of loop power loss or interruption.

B2900 flow monitors are hazardous location certified (Class I Division 1, Groups C, D; Class II, Division 1 Groups E, F, G; Class III for US and Canada. Complies with UL 913 and CSA C22.2 No. 153) and are suitable for critical flow measurement applications in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Applications include secondary oil recovery, remediation and reclamation, fracture/refracture, coal bed methane, regulatory compliance and environmental accountability, aggressive chemical processing and industrial batching and dispensing.