Magnetic Flowmeters target irrigation applications.

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Offering alternative to propeller-style flowmeters, battery-operated MAG 8000 units range in size from 2-12 in. diameter. Meters feature accuracies up to 1% of actual flow and can be installed directly on water well discharge. There are no propellers or bearings to replace, and obstruction-free units have no moving parts. Each includes IP68/NEMA 6P enclosure, integrated data logger, and open communications platform.

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Siemens Battery-Operated Magnetic Flowmeter is Ideal for Applications in Irrigation

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. (November 2004) - Siemens Energy & Automation introduces a new, maintenance-free, battery-operated magnetic flowmeter for irrigation applications including, measuring the water transport to farm outlets. Meters range is size for 2 inch to 12 inches in diameter.

The high accuracy and long battery life of SIEMENS MAG 8000 flowmeter offers a competitively priced alternative to propeller-style flowmeters. They feature higher accuracies up to 1% of actual flow. The MAG 8000 flow meter can also be installed directly on the water well discharge, which results in lower installation costs without sacrificing accuracy.

There are no propeller or bearings to replace, and the MAG 8000 is obstruction-free and with no moving parts. The only maintenance needed on this flow meter would be a 5-minute battery replacement. The MAG 8000 flowmeter will operate maintenance free for 6 years in a typical application.

The MAG 8000 is easy to install. Its low-flow tube design improves low-flow performance with minimal pressure drop. Each unit comes with an IP68/NEMA 6P enclosure, integrated data logger, and open communications platform. The MAG 8000 flowmeter complies with most international approvals.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is a leading global electronics and engineering company with reported worldwide sales of $80.5 billion in fiscal 2003. With its United States corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the U.S. has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 65,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 417,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the U.S.:

Siemens Energy & Automation is one of Siemens' operating companies in the United States. SE&A, headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.

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