Netafim To Introduce Octave Water Meter

Fresno, Calif–Octave, a technically-advanced ultrasonic water meter that utilizes double-beam sensors to monitor flow, will be introduced by Netafim USA at the Irrigation Assn Show in November.

Octave offers a new level of accuracy to measuring flow data because the water flow path is unrestricted; there are no moving parts or impeller, which typically propel a meter’s register. With no wear-prone parts, Octave’s ultrasonic technology reduces maintenance and improves long-term reliability.

The meter’s measurement method is based on dual-beam sensors that determine the length of time it takes an ultrasonic wave to travel the distance between the two sensors located in the meter’s body. The sensors alternate as both senders and receivers with the ultrasonic waves travelling both with and against the direction of the flow. The flow rate is determined by the time differences between the two waves.

The meter features an easy-to-read, multi-line digital LCD display that provides immediate reporting and visual indicators for critical conditions.

The display includes volume units, flow rate units, flow director, leak detector, alarms and errors, and more.

Octave is available in sizes from 2” to 12” and monitors flow ranges from 1 GPM to 5,500 GPM. The pulsed output module allows integration with most landscape controllers.

Octave is recommended for use on large residential sites, commercial properties, sports fields, golf courses and other turf areas. The IP68 register is vacuum-sealed and tamper-proof. Two lithium batteries provide a 10-year life expectancy.

The body is constructed from epoxy-coated cast iron with flange inlet and outlet. Working pressure is 175 psi.

For more information on the Octave, visit: www.netafimusa.com.

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