The Aqua-Scope monitor for hot water heating systems records the temperature and pressure of the water in the heating circuit. of the water in the heating circuit. It can be installed either in the flow or in the return.
The device consists of two parts:
- Main housing for signal processing and radio communication with battery compartment.
- The external sensor head is connected to the water pipe. The stainless steel sensor head has a silicon sensor mounted in silicone oil for highly accurate and low-noise pressure measurements in a wide operating range. The measuring range for pressure is between 1 and 10 bar. The sensor values are converted into digital values directly in the measuring head to suppress interference from the connection to the main housing. In addition, the temperature of the liquid medium is measured directly at the stainless steel diaphragm and is therefore very precise.
The sensor can send an alarm message if freely definable threshold values are exceeded or not reached. The sensor's polling frequency can be set between 0.1 second and several minutes and defines the battery life. For a measuring interval of 1 second, a battery life of approx. 10 years is calculated.
The device is available with two different wireless communication systems:
- WIFI: Your mobile app help setting up the connection and gives access the data and present current and historical values and events. However, its also possible to se the sensor without the Aqua-Scope Cloud and the Aqua-Scope App relying on standard protocols for data exchange (MQTT, JSON, ...).
- LoRaWAN: You need to have access to a LoRaWAN network or you built your own one using off-the-shelf gateways. The device can act as Class A oder Class C device and supports OTAA.
The device is powered either via an external power supply with USB-C power supply unit or via an optional internal ER26500 battery (Bobbin Cell C).
Both the sensor head (IP67) and the main housing (IP65) are waterproof and can be used outdoors or in particularly humid and/or dirty environments.
The pressure sensor head complies to standard dimensions used in water distributions systems. Its IP 67 water protected.
The pressure sensor can communicate with a server via LoRaWAN as a Class A device as well as via WIFI.