Flow Meters & Metering Systems

Differentiating FlowCom and FlowConnect

FlowCom and FlowConnect. These two McCrometer products sound similar yet irrigators seeking a propeller meter register solution should take the time to figure out how they differ and which is best.

Agriculture mainstays such as a pump control system or a center pivot may already be implemented when integrating a new flow meter into existing irrigation operations, meaning there may be a telemetry alternative. Should this be the case, a FlowCom alongside one of McCrometer’s McPropellers may be the best way to go. In the current system, the meter will be another sensor, and the FlowCom could send the telemetry unit a 4-20mA or pulse. The flow meter and digital register will then relay flow rate and totalization data. If telemetry is not available or, apart from an existing network, you might prefer an alternative telemetry solution, then FlowConnect could be the right option.

FlowConnect can significantly benefit day-to-day data management for irrigators that need to do frequent water use reporting. When weekly, daily, or even hourly data flow is required, FlowConnect can automatically report the data, enabling you to collect data at whatever frequency is needed. FlowConnect offers real-time data on water usage that can be correlated with the use of crop water. This allows for more regulated irrigation water management and can help extend the amount of water that was allocated over the entire duration.

Even though data management with an existing telemetry unit is possible using FlowCom, the true differentiator is ExactRead, the FlowConnect technology that assures the reading of the totalizer accurately reflects the pipe flow. To measure totalization, ExactRead technology conveys the precise totalizer number from the meter versus pulses.

The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide water meters , metering systems, AMI support , on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection, and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum, and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Badger Industrial, Hach Flow, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com , email us at info@avanticompany.com , or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering s

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