Octave® Ultrasonic Water Meters

Octave Ultrasonic Water Meters have a ± 1.5% accuracy for nominal flow rates. The vacuum sealed and tamper proof register provides durability and long-term performance. A multi-line digital readout display provides immediate reporting and visual indicators for critical conditions. Lithium batteries provide a 10 year life expectancy. Octave also offers a 5 year pro-rated warranty - the industry's longest.

Product Advantages

  • Double-beam ultrasonic sensors provide highly accurate flow data and reliable operation.
  • No impeller or moving parts in the flow path provides for unrestricted, low pressure loss flows.
  • Reduced maintenance of wear-prone parts commonly found in other meters.
  • Flow ranges from <1 GPM to 5,500 GPM.
  • Multi-line readout screen provides complete flow and volume information along with:
    • Leak detection
    • Flow direction
    • Output mode
    • Battery level
    • Alarms and errors
    • Active communication mode
  • Vacuum sealed and tamper proof IP68 register provides durability and long-term performance.
  • Lithium batteries provide a 10 year life expectancy.
  • Each meter has a unique, unalterable bar-coded serial number for identification.
  • Standard registers are programmed to log and display both forward and reverse flow. Physically reversing the meter will not decrease the forward flow totalizer.
  • Each meter ships with a certificate verifying flow accuracy with a ± 1.5% accuracy for nominal flow rates.

Octave Ultrasonic Water Meter Operation

HOW OCTAVE WORKS

The Octave's measurement method is based on an ultrasonic, transit-time, 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 function as both sender and receiver, each one alternating these functions so that the ultrasonic wave travels both with and against the direction of the flow. Because the ultrasonic wave travels slower against the flow than with the flow, the time difference of the two waves allows the meter to determine the flow rate.

Octave Programming and Digital Display

Multi-line digital LCD readout display provides immediate reporting and visual indicators for critical conditions. The 9 digit display is easy to read at a glance.
Each Octave Meter will be pre-programmed before shipment for an instantaneous flow rate in Gallons per Minute (GPM) and the specified user's requirements for:

  • Volume Totalizer Units (Gallons or Acre Feet)
  • Output Resolution for Optional Pulsed Output

NOTE: Programming software is not available to the end user. Once the meter is programmed by the Netafim prior to shipment, it can only be reset by Netafim. When changing between totalizer options (US Gallons to Acre Feet), the totalizer memory can not be reset so vital data will not be lost.

Warranty

Netafim stands behind our water meters with an unprecedented warranty - the industry's longest - five (5) years.
If the meter encounters a problem, we will repair or replace it with minimal interruption to the irrigation schedule.
All meters are individually tested, calibrated and inspected to ensure they meet the highest quality standards and the testing documents are included with each meter.
This performance and reliability is a valuable tool for managing an irrigation system.

Octave Ultrasonic Water Meter Technical

Specifications

  • Sizes: 2", 3", 4", 6", 8", 10", and 12"
  • Body: Epoxy-coated cast iron with flange inlet and outlet
  • Maximum working pressure: 230 psi
  • Fluid Temperature Range: 32° to 122° F (0.1° to 50° C)
  • Connection: Flanges ANSI ISO for AWWA Connection Standard
  • Power Source: 2 'D' Size non-replaceable Lithium batteries
  • Environmental Protection: IP-68, Ambient operation temperature for display: -13 to 131° F (-25° to 55° C)
  • Output (optional): Programmable single/dual open collector pulse output or externally powered 4-20 mA loop

Installation Guidelines

The following examples are recommendations for achieving top performance.

  • Two (2) diameters of straight pipe are required when installing a 90 degree elbow before or after the meter. (See Figure 1)
  • Two (2) diameters of straight pipe are required when installing the meter upstream or downstream of a valve, tee connection or other source of significant turbulence. (See Figures 2 and 3)
    NOTE: The installation of the meter upstream of a pump or large valve is not recommended due to potential cavitation issues.
  • Five (5) diameters of straight pipe downstream of a pump (before the meter) and Two (2) diameters of straight pipe downstream of the meter are required. (See Figure 4)
  • Meter can be installed horizontally or vertically with the water flowing up. It is not recommended for installation where the direction of flow is below the horizontal plane. (See Figure 5)
  • To eliminate air in the pipeline and maintain accuracy, proper placement of air vents is recommended. Consult your authorized Netafim Dealer for recommendations.

Octave Ultrasonic Water Meter Ordering

Octave Ordering Guidelines

Standard features:

  • Flow Rate Units: Gallons per Minute (G.P.M.)
  • Flow Display: Forward and Reverse Volumes

Options for all Octave Water Meters:

  • Pulsed Output Module - Specify Gallons or Acre Feet pulse output
  • 4-20 mA Output Module (requires an externally powered loop)

The following Programming Options are available by special order only:

  • Volume Units: m3 and ft3
  • Flow Rate Units: m3/h and L/s
    Flow Display Totalizer: Forward Flow Only and Net Flow (forward flow minus reverse flow)
  • Acre Feet Per Pulse Output: 1, 10, 100 and 1,000