The 212 Heat Calculator is designed to measure the energy consumed in hot water heating systems and chilled water cooling systems. The 212 is supplied complete with temperature probes and will interface with a wide range of flowmeters, including positive displacement and inferential water meters, magnetic flowmeters with pulse outputs, turbine and paddle wheel flowmeters.
Provides flexibility to meet all application
The 212 is able to cross international boundaries in heat meter applications. Multilingual capability, datalogging and peak/off-peak operation are standard. In addition, four modes of operation covering heating and cooling ensure that the 212 is flexible enough to meet all energy measurement applications.
The high accuracy of the 212 ensures that it meets European and International approvals for heat calculators.
Accuracy to OIML R75 Class 4 and EN1434
The 212 can be supplied with two precision 4-wire Pt100 RTDs and has inbuilt correction for the non-linearity of the RTDs. For chilled water measurement where the temperature difference (Δt) is likely to be small, provision is made in the set-up program to zero out any offset between RTDs. The 212 is fully programmable and all set-up data and totals are stored in a non-volatile memory for a minimum of 10 years.
Features at a glance
- Complies with OIML R75 and EN1434 standards
- Multilingual capability
- Heating, cooling and air conditioning
- Built-in density and enthalpy tables
- Meter-bus interface or RS485 communications
- Metric or US units
- 4-wire Pt100 RTD temperature inputs
- Fully programmable
- Calculates and displays Volume, Energy, Temperatures and Peak Energy
- Watertight to IP66 (Nema 4X)
- High accuracy
- CE Compliant
- 4-20mA output option
Field proven in thousands of installations around the world
Watertight wall or panel mount enclosure
The 212 Heat Calculator is housed in a rugged yet attractive IP66 (Nema 4X) rated polycarbonate enclosure which is completely watertight. Mounting is either by a wall bracket or by panel mount.
Integration with energy management systems
A Meter-bus interface enables the 212 Heat Calculator to be incorporated into energy management systems complying with European IEC 870-5 protocol standards. The 212 is also supplied with an RS485 bus, which uses industry standard Modbus RTU protocol, for interfacing to computers and DCS systems.
The 212 Heat Calculator will store energy totals by hour, day, week or month for up to 31 periods. The totals are stored for each period and can be downloaded to a computer via the Meter-bus or RS485 communications ports.
Peak and off-peak registers
If selected, the peak/off-peak feature will assign two separate registers which will totalise peak energy and off-peak energy. The changeover times between peak and off-peak are fully programmable.
A 4-20mA output option is available and can be programmed to output flow rate, energy flow rate, feed or return temperature or Δt. Note that the high & low alarms are not available if the 4-20mA option is installed
Modes of Operation
The 212 Heat Calculator is flexible enough to handle a wide range of applications. Four operating modes are available.
where positive Δ t’s only are totalised.
where negative Δ t’s only are totalised.
where the flow of energy may be for heating or cooling. In this mode the energy total is increased regardless of whether Δ t is positive or negative.
where two separate registers totalise positive and negative totals.
Calculates the density and enthalpy of water
The 212 Heat Calculator measures the temperature in the feed and return lines and, from this, calculates the density and enthalpy of the water. By also measuring the volume of water flowing in the system, the 212 will then compute the energy consumed. Power is calculated as:
P = V x p x (hTV – hTR)
P = Power (W)
V = Volumetric flow rate (m /s)
p = Density (kg/m )
hTV = Specific enthalpy (J/kg) at Feed temperature
hTR = Specific enthalpy (J/kg) at Return temperature
The volume, energy, temperatures and peak energy are all calculated and can be displayed on the large LCD.
7 digit LCD – 7 numeric digits and 11 alpha characters. Digits: 15.5mm (0.6″) high.
6mm (0.24″) high.
kWh, MWh, MJ, GJ, therm, BTU x 1000, tons x hours (refrigeration).
Maximum Thermal Power:
3000MW. Measurement Time: 0.5s.
OIML R75 Class 4 and EN1434.
Approved by Swiss Federal Office of Metrology to OIML Class 4.
12 to 24V dc @ 100mA maximum. ac Power: Supplied via power adaptor.
5 to 55°C.
20 to 70°C.
EN1434 Classes A & C.
IP66 (Nema 4X) watertight.
Polycarbonate and ABS.
Wall mount bracket.
Frequency or pulse between 0.01Hz to 20KHz. Default low frequency cutoff is 0.25Hz.
Programmable in the range 0.001 to 999,999.9 pulses per litre, m3, US gallon or ft3.
Pulse, open collector, reed switch, proximity switch or coil.
In either the return or feed lines.
4-wire Pt100 RTD’s to IEC 751. 1/10 DIN.
1 x Feed Line and 1 x Return Line.
Built-in RTD linearisation.
-10 to 220°C (1 to 200°C approved).
1 to 200K (3 to 199K approved).
< 50m. Connection: G2B.
Open collector will sink up to 100mA, 30V dc maximum.
Volume or Energy (scaled).
1 pulse every preset number of units of energy or volume total.
(Not available with 4-20mA output)
Two solid state opto-isolated relays which will sink up to 100mA, 30V dc maximum.
High and low alarms individually programmable as unsigned values for flow rate, energy flow rate, feed temperature, return temperature or temperature difference.
4-20mA Output Option
Volumetric flow rate, energy flow rate, feed or return temperature, ∆ t.
Maximum of 300 ohms at 12V.
Conforms to CEN/TC176 Meter-bus standard.
All data calculated can be transmitted. Baud Rate: 300 to 9600 baud.
Odd, even or none.
One or two.
Programmable for multiple instruments on the same bus.
RTD Connections Flowmeter Signals Communication Alarm Relays Power Supply 4-20mA Output No. No. No. No. No. No. 1 High temp RTD Current (+) 9 Namur Switch (+) 24 Meter-Bus 52 Relay 0
(+) dc voltage only
50 12V dc Supply (+) 52 4-20mA (+) 2 High temp RTD Current (-) 10 Flow Signal Input 25 Meter-Bus 53 Relay 0
(-) dc voltage only
51 12V dc Supply (-) 53 4-20mA (-) 3 Low temp RTD Current (+) 11 Coil Reference 54 Relay 1
(+) dc voltage only
4 Low temp RTD Current (-) 12 Flow Signal Common 56 RS485 (+) 55 Relay 1
(-) dc voltage only
58 Shields 5 High temp RTD Input (+) 57 RS485 (-) 6 High temp RTD Input (-) 7 High temp RTD Input (+) 16 Pulse Output (+) 8 High temp RTD Input (-) 17 Pulse Output (-)
When specifying please indicate mode(s) required using the following method.