HOUSTON, TEXAS, AUGUST 24, 2021 – In strategic partnership with Eagle Research Corporation (ERC), SICK is launching an exciting new addition to enhance the FLOWSIC500 flow meter device.
ERC is an independently owned, automation and telemetry solutions provider, focused on industrial and natural gas applications. This new partnership pairs the revolutionary FLOWSIC500 with ERC’s 9040500USM cellular monitoring device. This is a device specific to SICK’s FLOWSIC500 that enables a cellular communications system and allows for remote, cellular-based data polling. This system will also work with any third-party polling using standard industry protocols.
With this partnership, SICK can provide the latest technology with a degree of measurement accuracy. The FLOWSIC500 ultrasonic compact gas meter enables extremely accurate natural gas distribution measurement. Thanks to its lack of mechanical moving parts, the FLOWSIC500 is rugged, reliable, and maintenance-free – allowing for a significant reduction in operating costs. It is overload-proof, accurate and is monitored by an intelligent diagnostics system.
The FLOWSIC500 can easily be integrated into existing measuring stations. It operates either in a self-sufficient energy configuration or in failsafe network operation with battery back-up. It complies with all pertinent standards and directives. When used in custody transfer stations and measuring stations, the FLOWSIC500 provides the security of a continuous and blockage-free gas supply.
The implementation of a remote monitoring device with the FLOWSIC allows users to remotely access data from the gas meter via cellular modem. This enables users to continuously maintain a high-degree of measurement accuracy, monitor needs for maintenance, and continue to operate a high level of efficiency.