Watts makes pressure monitoring standard on series of large diameter backflow preventers
March 20, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
Sensor replacement/upgrade kits and BMS monitoring connection kits also available to retrofit existing Watts valves.
Pressure monitoring capability is now standard on Watts large diameter (2-1/2-in. or larger) Series LF007 and LF709 backflow preventers with NRS gate valves for non-fire applications.
The pressure monitoring can be activated on these valves with the purchase of add-on activation kits.
After activating the pressure monitoring system, users (building owners and facility managers) can access live pressure data with their existing building management system (BMS).
Live monitoring provides instantaneous assessment of system pressure and check differentials, giving users immediate feedback on the performance of their backflow preventer.
With constant pressure measurement, users gain advanced warning of potential issues, adding a layer of protection to the potable water supply from potential backflow events.
Customers can also retrofit existing Watts valves with performance monitoring by ordering a sensor replacement/upgrade kit and BMS monitoring connection kit.