Badger Meter: Cost-Effective Metering Solutions

Dec. 6, 2010
Badger Meter: Cost-Effective Metering Solutions

Badger Meter, an innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement solutions, is introducing two new electromagnetic flow metering solutions to its line of M-Series Mag Meters. The M-5000 and M-2000 Mag Meters expand the company’s mag meter portfolio, delivering precise and timely flow measurement information with minimum maintenance requirements.

“We’re always looking for ways to better serve our customers in the utility and industrial markets with the most accurate and up-to-date technologies for flow management,” says Rob Fehl, commercial and industrial meter product marketing manager at Badger Meter. “These two new options will provide additional versatility to help round out our high quality mag meter line.”

The M-5000 Mag Meter is a battery-operated, general purpose detection mag meter in a stand-alone package. Suitable for a wide range of utility and industrial applications, the M-5000 is ideal for remote settings and other applications without access to power. It can be used to measure well water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and  bi-directional flow applications that have minimal electrical conductivity. Whether the fluid is water, highly corrosive or requires special handling, this meter can accurately measure flow.

“The M-5000 has no moving parts, low maintenance requirements and a ten-year battery life,” explains Fehl.  “When compared to mechanical meters that take a crew of people to test and repair every year, the M-5000 is more cost effective because the battery rarely needs to be replaced. Plus, it can be field-tested for accuracy, quickly and easily.”

As a battery-driven solution, the M-5000 allows for the flexibility to install a reliable water meter virtually anywhere, independent of a power line — without sacrificing accuracy or performance. The flow detector has no parts in the flow stream, thus preventing pressure loss and keeping maintenance to a minimum — even in less than ideal fluid conditions. Thanks to a sophisticated, processor-based signal conversion, the M-5000 can achieve an accuracy of ±0.5% and a flow range better than 300:1.

The mag meter is comprised of two main components: a detector and amplifier. The M-5000 amplifier can be integrally mounted to the detector, or it can be mounted remotely. Housed in a NEMA 4X (IP66) enclosure, the amplifier targets a variety of applications and is well suited for the diverse water and wastewater treatment industry.

The second addition to the Badger Meter M-Series, the M-2000, delivers precise flow measurement for a variety of purposes — on potable meter lines, in fluids with suspended solids, and most applications requiring exacting measurement.

As with all Badger Meter electromagnetic meters, the M-2000 is built without any moving parts to impede the flow stream. And because of its advanced, processor-based signal conversion, the M-2000 can achieve an accuracy of ±0.25%. The non-intrusive, completely open flow tube design virtually eliminates pressure loss.

The M-2000 is a general purpose detection mag meter built for field verification testing with the use of a simple, handheld device. The ability to verify mag meters in the field eliminates the need for remote testing and increases the frequency of testing to maintain functionality and accuracy. The wide selection of liner and electrode materials helps to ensure maximum compatibility and minimum maintenance over a long operating period.

As a third addition to the M-Series family, the M-Series Field Verification Device is designed for use with the
M-2000 and M-5000 mag meters. This compact, handheld tool greatly simplifies the process of field verification testing. It allows the user to perform a series of field verification and analytical performance tests on site and in less than 20 minutes.

The full line of Badger Meter electromagnetic flow meters offers a wide variety of size configurations, liner materials and connection options, including meters for hazardous Class 1, Division 2 and Division 1 environments. For more information about the M-5000, M-2000, or other products in the Badger Meter portfolio, please visit A demonstration video illustrating how Mag Meters work is also featured on this web page.

About Badger Meter:

Badger Meter is a leading innovator, manufacturer and marketer of flow measurement and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring a variety of liquids — from potable water to oil lubricants in industrial processes — products from Badger Meter are known for their high degree of accuracy, long-lasting durability and their ability to provide valuable and timely measurement information to customers. Residential and commercial metering technology from Badger Meter is designed for optimal system performance, superior reading and billing accuracy, and maximized revenue generation. For more information, visit