Badger Meter: E-Series® Ultrasonic Plus Meter: Open vs. Closed Comparison

This video has a side-by-side comparison of an open and closed valve.

The new E-Series® Ultrasonic Plus is a safe, efficient solution that allows utilities to restrict water service remotely. There are three valve positions: open, closed and partially closed. This video has a side-by-side comparison of an open and closed valve, demonstrating how the closed position is designed to allow a residual leak rate less than 0.125 gpm for humanitarian purposes.

The E-Series® Ultrasonic Plus meter combines ultrasonic transit-time technology to measure cold potable water and incorporates an integrated valve into the meter design. This innovative design allows water utilities to actuate the valve remotely to temporarily restrict water service safely and efficiently without the need for proprietary infrastructure. And the modular design of the Ultrasonic Plus meter gives utilities the option to install a valve-ready meter first, then install the valve later. The E-Series Ultrasonic Plus is smart water meter technology.

  • Benefits
      Patented flow restriction valve technology supports open, closed and partially closed options
      Coupled with ORION Cellular LTE-M technology, uses secure cellular networks, eliminating the need for costly infrastructure or gateway installation
      Remote access through BEACON AMA software - saves time and money for utility operations – while improving the safety of their employees
      Flexible, modular design allows installing the meter now and valve later – with field replaceable valve module.
      Patent-pending magnetically coupled valve actuation to extend field life
      Alarms provide early detection to flow disturbances such leaks, reverse flow, empty pipe, exceeding max flow and temperature.
  • Features
      Durable lead-free alloy housing
      Available in 5/8 x ¾, ¾ x 7-1/2, and ¾ x 9 inches
      Valve integrated into the standard lay length of the meter – no need for costly, time-consuming cut-ins
      Consistent 2-way communication through ORION Cellular LTE-M endpoint and BEACON AMA software
      LED signal for valve actuation & status - valve confirmation message sent & visible in BEACON AMA software
      Fully submersible – electronics are completely encapsulated to withstand harsh, flooded pit environments
      Lower pressure loss when compared to other valve assemblies on the market
      U.S. Pat. No. 8,539,827