A water authority uses Venturi primary flow elements and a DP pressure transmitter for their flow measurement in the large distribution lines. Most of these locations are remote and communicate to RTUs (Remote Terminal Units). The information is sent wirelessly to the main SCADA system for billing purposes. The previous supplier only offered a transmitter that could be set up via a Hart communicator or with a software program.
This customer also monitors over 300 points for line pressure throughout the distribution network. They were using a competitor’s gauge pressure transmitter for the measurements. Due to the remote nature of the application and the potential for lightning damage, it was quite costly to replace these units on a regular basis due to storm damage.
In this case study, learn why they chose to use Siemens pressure transmitters.