Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
WattNode® Electric Power Meters — Now With a Revenue-Grade Option
At EMC West 2013, Continental Control Systems will be showcasing its recently announced line of revenue-grade electric power meters, the WattNode® Revenue. These meters are designed for use in applications requiring revenue-grade accuracy for billing, cost allocation, and tenant submetering. The WattNode Revenue meters meet the accuracy requirements of ANSI C12.1 and support Modbus®, BACnet®, or LonTalk® communications protocol or a pulse output. This compact and cost-effective energy and power metering solution complements the company’s line of high-accuracy, revenue-grade current transformers (CTs). The WattNode Revenue meters are designed for 120/208/240 Vac or 277/480 Vac applications. Each meter is calibrated using NIST-traceable equipment following the procedures specified by the ANSI C12.1 metering standards, and is supplied with a certificate of calibration. In addition to revenue-grade, bidirectional energy (kWh) metering, the networkable WattNode Revenue meters provide dozens of additional measurements: bidirectional power, demand, peak demand, reactive power, voltage, current, power factor, and line frequency.
All WattNode energy meters provide line-powered single and three phase, wye or delta configurations up to 600 Vac and loads to 6000 Amps. The newest member of the family, the WattNode BACnet meter, which was recently tested and listed by the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL), supports full self-discovery of the meter and all of its objects, offering more than 50 electric power-related measurements, 64 addresses, and selectable baud rates up to 76.8 k baud.
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CTL Series Revenue-Grade, Split-Core Current Transformers
Available now, and a highlight at Continental Control Systems’ EMC West 2013 booth, is the company’s line of revenue-grade, split-core current transformers (CTs). The CTL line of CTs provide IEEE C57.13 Class 0.6 revenue-grade accuracies together with a UL listing for energy management equipment in accordance with UL 916 and CSA C22.2 No. 610010-1. The result is current transformers for use on loads to 400 Amps that combine the ease of installation of an opening current transformer with the accuracy normally associated with solid-core current transformers. With their 333.33 mVac output, they are an ideal companion to the WattNode® Revenue meter for revenue-grade electric power metering applications.
Editorial Resource: Additional Product Information:
“For commercial and industrial facilities, the need for energy efficiency has never been higher. With demand charges becoming the focus, energy efficiency efforts in casinos, hotels, and other commercial buildings continue to prevail. Precise energy metering for building automation systems is an indispensable tool for accurately monitoring and reducing energy consumption. At the 31st annual Energy Management Congress (EMC) West in Las Vegas, we are excited to showcase unique submetering products that allow the facility to meet its energy management or reduction goals, including our new revenue-grade WattNode power meters and Accu-CT split-core current transformers.”
— Cynthia A. Boyd, Director of Sales at Continental Control Systems
About Continental Control Systems
Founded in 1995, Colorado-based Continental Control Systems specializes in electric power metering and monitoring equipment. The company’s solutions are designed to provide key electrical system measurements including power (kW) and energy (kWh) through a variety of communication protocols including BACnet®, Modbus®, and LonWorks® or as pulse outputs. Applications for the WattNode® meter and Accu-CT® current transformers include building automation, LEED certification, tenant submetering, performance verification/evaluation/diagnostics, net metering, and energy management.
All Continental Control Systems products are listed or recognized by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for use in both the United States and Canada.
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