UK_ Smart_Gas_Meter_User_Manual

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(UK) Smart Gas Meter User & Safety Manual
RF1 sV ZB
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Table of Contents.............................................................................................................................. 1
1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 3
1.1
ATTENTION ....................................................................................................................... 3
2 Important Safety Instructions ..................................................................................................... 4
3 EC Directives ............................................................................................................................. 4
4 Transport and Storage ............................................................................................................... 5
5 Description ................................................................................................................................. 5
6 Characteristics ........................................................................................................................... 5
7 Construction............................................................................................................................... 7
7.1
Dimensions ......................................................................................................................... 7
7.2
Display ................................................................................................................................ 8
8 Tamper and Security.................................................................................................................. 8
9 Communication .......................................................................................................................... 9
10
Prepayment and Credit Operation ........................................................................................ 10
10.1 Tariff ................................................................................................................................. 10
10.2 Credit Mode ...................................................................................................................... 10
10.3 Prepayment Mode ............................................................................................................ 10
11
Displays and Controls .......................................................................................................... 11
11.1 Display Operation ............................................................................................................. 11
11.2 Display .............................................................................................................................. 12
11.3 F/W versions ..................................................................................................................... 13
12
Firmware Update .................................................................................................................. 14
13
Battery.................................................................................................................................. 14
13.1 Battery Life ....................................................................................................................... 14
13.2 Battery Safety ................................................................................................................... 14
14
Battery/Communication Module Exchange ........................................................................... 14
15
Functional Safety.................................................................................................................. 14
16
Marking ................................................................................................................................ 15
17
Installation ............................................................................................................................ 15
17.1 Installer. ............................................................................................................................ 16
17.2 Pressure. .......................................................................................................................... 16
17.3 Location. ........................................................................................................................... 16
17.4 Safety ............................................................................................................................... 16
17.5 Transportation................................................................................................................... 16
Note: The meter described in this document is in development. The content of this document is subject to
change and will only be confirmed when the development is complete.
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1 Introduction
This document describes and defines the Smart Gas meter for the UK market.
1.1
ATTENTION
The RF1 sV ZB Meter has an internal valve.
After each automatic shut-off of gas supply by the meter:
1. Ensure that all gas appliances are turned off (command button in closed position).
2. AFTER STEP 1 ONLY, proceed with meter opening according to the procedure
described in this user manual.
3. WAIT 3 minutes (180 seconds) minimum before turning back on all the gas
appliances, this needs to be according to the safety instructions required by the
manufacturer.
Battery Warning
 This product contains a Lithium Battery
 Fire, explosion and severe burn hazard.
 Do not recharge, short circuit, crush, disassemble, heat
above 100°C (212°F), incinerate or expose contents to
water.
 Do not solder directly to the cell.
 Respect the storage and disposal
recommendations.
Safety Warning:
Static Hazard – Clean the meter only with a damp cloth
Keep this manual easily accessible for all installers.
Please respect all national rules for installation, operation and service of gas meters.
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2 Important Safety Instructions
The following important safety instructions have to be ensured:
 All national rules for installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of gas
meters must be respected.
 The RF1 sV ZB meters are designed to measure gases of the 2nd and 3rd gas
family as specified in EN437 as well as various filtered and non-corrosive gases.
 If aggressive gases are to be measured, please contact Itron for specific advice.
 If there is a risk of internal or external corrosion, inspect the device regularly. If the
device is clearly affected by corrosion, put it out of use.
 The operating conditions indicated on the nameplate, especially maximum
admissible operation pressure and flow rate have to be respected. The device is
not designed to withstand earthquakes and floods.
 Repairs of the device must be performed by properly instructed skilled personnel
only. Repairs must be followed by a leakage test with 1.5 x maximum pressure.
The guarantee only covers repairs done by Itron.
 Relieve internal pressure completely before removing the device. Ensure proper
ventilation because of possible escapes of residual gas. Cap the inlet/outlet
connections.
 For installation, follow the instructions mentioned in the section “Installation and
Commissioning”.
3 EC Directives
The meter meets the requirements and is marked in accordance with the following directives:
Directive 2004/22/EC (MID) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on
measuring instruments
Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 March 1994 on the
approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems
intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres:

Device group and category
II 3G
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Gas group
IIA

Temperature class
T3

Ambient temperature(1)
-25ºC to +55ºC
Directive 1999/5/EC (RTTE) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 1999 on
Radio and telecommunications terminal equipment
The batteries comply with the battery directive:
Directive 2006/6/EC (Batteries directive) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6
September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries
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4 Transport and Storage
For transport and storage, the following instructions have to be considered:
 Before installation, the meter must be checked for possible damage. Never install a damaged
meter.
 The caps fitted at the inlet and outlet connections must stay in place until installation.
 Storage temperature range of -40° to +70°C (4 hours maximum between +55° and 70°C) has to
be ensured.
 Handle gas meters with care during transport. Shock must be avoided. On receipt, carefully
examine the shipping container and the meter itself for any external damage. Any visible damage
should be reported to the carrier. Always keep the meter vertical during transport and installation.
Make sure it is well fixed on the lorry and handled without dropping. Please note that the packing
material of the meters shall be recycled.
 Do not remove any seal from the meter; you will invalidate the guarantee of the product and
maybe the metrological approval of the meter.
5 Description
Itron’s ‘RF1 sV ZB meter is a result of combining more than 100 years of diaphragm meter
engineering experience with latest high quality electronic and communication technologies. It
consists of a gas containing steel case, enclosing a diaphragm measuring unit and shut off valve,
connected to an electronics unit which is enclosed in a housing mounted on the outside of the steel
case. The measuring unit is the latest version of the field proven 2 litre RF1 diaphragm unit, which
has been used in large volumes for many years and in many different environments.
The shut off valve is designed to minimise the time and energy involved in operation in a way that
the effect on battery life is less critical and also simplify user operation. It is located in the outlet of
the measuring unit, and consists of an integrated electronic and mechanical unit. It is connected to
the external electronics unit through the steel case, whilst still enabling the meter to meet the high
ambient temperature requirement.
The electronics unit includes interchangeable batteries and communication modules, located under
a sealed cover. The electronics unit uses a proven optical detection in order to provide accurate, low
power and bi-directional functionality.
The modular communications interface design offers the possibility to choose from a range of
different communication protocols and interfaces as per the customer requirements. The normal
interface for UK is Zigbee Smart Energy.
The meter is connected to the gas supply through standard size UK bosses, with the outlet boss (on
the right when facing the meter) having a pressure test point incorporated. The RF1 sV ZB meter is
available in the following variant and size for UK.
Product Name
RF1 sV ZB
Available Sizes
G4
Description
RF1 meter with a ZigBee communication
6 Characteristics
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Properties
Technical Data
Meter sizes
G4
Cyclic volume
2.0L ±0.1L
Transportation Temperature
-25°C to +55°C, +70°C for up to 8 hours
Storage and Operating Ambient Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
Degree of Protection
IP54 (EN 62059)
Operating Humidity
<= 93%, between -25°C and +40°C
<= 90%, between +40°C and +55°C
Gas Temperature
-25°C to +55°C
Gas type
Groups L and H (2nd family of EN437) and LPG
Gas conditions
Clean and non-condensing gas
Gas Pressure
0-100 mbar
Gas Flow rates
In accordance with EN1359 table 1 G4
Qmin 0.04m3/hr, Qmax 6m3/hr
Pressure Absorption
<2 mbar
ATEX
Zone 2 :
Maintenance
Field changeable battery and communication modules
Battery
Lithium batteries with an average lifetime of minimum 15 years under
reference conditions
Accuracy
Class 1.5
Display
LCD with icons and 9 segment characters
Mechanical Environment
M1
Electronic Environment
E2
Color
Grey
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7 Construction
7.1
Dimensions
The meter has bosses to BS 746:2005+A1:2009 spaced at 6” pitch and is suitable for installation in
accordance with BS 6400-1:2006 and for use in meter boxes to BS8499.
Meter Location:
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Atex zone 2, MID EMC E2
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7.2
Display
The display consists of an LCD with icons and 9 segment characters as shown in the diagram
below.
The display shows measured Gas Volume (m3) and can sequence through a range of other
parameters, including consumption in kWh, Tariff, Time, Date and Credit.
The icons are used to indicate low credit, valve status, valve able to be opened, low battery,
Emergency Credit, Communication status, legally relevant display, message available, monetary
value.
Volume characters are 8mm high, 6 mm wide.
8 Tamper and Security
Access to the meter is protected by metrological seals – attempts to tamper will leave visible marks.
In addition detection of opening of the metrological part is detected electronically and reported as an
alarm
Access to the battery/communications department is protected by utility seal and is separately
detected and reported electronically. Battery change does not require any change to metrology
seals.
The meter metrology is able to operate correctly in normal magnetic fields and is able detect and
report high magnetic fields which may affect metrology.
The meter monitors ambient temperature and will detect and report attempts to tamper by excess
ambient temperature.
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9 Communication
The meter has an optical port for maintenance and a Zigbee Radio module for normal use. The
optical port is normally disabled after manufacturing.
Optical Port:
EN62056-21:2002
Zigbee Module
Zigbee Pro stack, Smart Energy profile
2.4 GHz ISM band
Zigbee Application
SEP1.2 with
Zigbee Clusters supported:
End point
Cluster - Client Side
Cluster - Server Side
Time
Basic
Key Establishment
Key Establishment
Price
Metering
TOU Calendar
Prepayment
OTA Upgrade
Message
Gas Meter
Device Management
Zigbee Mirror/Sleepy device:
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to support mirroring. The Meter wakes periodically to update
the values in the mirror and check for any required actions
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10 Prepayment and Credit Operation
The meter can operate in Credit mode and Prepayment mode in accordance with the tariff.
10.1 Tariff
The meter is able to operate according to tariffs, defined in £p/kWh. The Meter utilises the defined
Calorific Value to determine gas use in kWh and hence the applicable charge, based on the volume
measured.
10.2 Credit Mode
In Credit mode the valve is open and the meter uses the tariff information to estimate the cost of gas
consumed in the current billing period.
10.3 Prepayment Mode
In Prepayment mode, the meter maintains a credit balance.
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11 Displays and Controls
The meter display displays the current status and together with the two buttons may be used to
manage the meter.
11.1 Display Operation
The display is normally OFF and turns on when a button is pressed, turning OFF again after 30
seconds without activity.
When the Display is OFF the first button press switches ON the Display. The first Display shown
depends on the mode and status of the meter:

When configured in credit mode, the Display starts on Display A0

When configured in prepayment mode, the meter starts on Display J0

To navigate the displays:
o Make short presses to the buttons to move within a specific row, e.g. A0 to A1 etc.
o Make longer presses to change the column e.g. A to B etc.
o The Blue “X” button increases the number or letter of the alphabet (1 to 2, A to B)
o The Orange “triangle” button decreases the number or letter of the alphabet
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11.2 Display
The display consists of 4 parts:
 The “index” to indentify which display is showing
 The 9 Characters on the display with related decimal points and colons
 The Display type identifier
 The Display units
 The Icons
These are positioned as shown below:
The icons have meanings as follows:
Indicates that legally relevant data are currently displayed
Indicates that the valve is open
Indicates that the valve is closed
Indicates that the valve is released (may be opened by the user)
Steady: credit is below low credit threshold
Steady: Emergency credit is available
Flashing: Emergency credit is ready to be used
No Icon Emergency credit is not available/exhausted
Is flashing to indicate that the battery has reached his estimated end of life
is displayed, if the communication module is connected to the network.
Is flashing when the meter is trying to join a network
Is on when a message is available
Not used
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11.3 F/W versions
The meter is also capable of displaying the Firmware version on the screen. This can be seen in
Menu G1 of the meter. The date when the current firmware was loaded in the meter is also visible.
The screen in menu G1 first displays the firmware version and then the date in a continuous cycle.
Each entity appears on the screen for one second as shown below.
Firmware Version (displayed for 1 sec and then moves to next screen below):
Date (displayed for 1 sec and then moves to the first screen again):
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12 Firmware Update
The meter is able to update its firmware via “Over the Air Update” using the defined Zigbee SE
process. The update process is managed with controls to verify the completeness and correctness
of the firmware before a change to the updated firmware. The meter continues to measure during
the update process.
13 Battery
The meter contains Lithium batteries.
13.1 Battery Life
The life of the batteries is dependent on the use of the meter, including the frequency and length of
communications.
The battery life in defined conditions is 15 years
13.2 Battery Safety
The battery selected forms part of the ATEX, R&TTE and MID approvals for the Meter.
The battery MUST NOT be changed in a hazardous area.
The battery must only be changed by trained operator.
The battery uses lithium construction, and therefore waste disposal needs to be considered
carefully.
The following warning applies to the battery:
“Warning: Do not recharge, open, heat or dispose of in fire. Do not drop, damage, immerse, force
discharge or short circuit”.
Therefore as applied to the Meter:
“Warning: Do not open, heat or dispose of in fire. Do not drop, damage, or immerse”.
14 Battery/Communication Module Exchange
The Batteries and Communication module may be exchanged in the field by a Meter Worker only.
The cover is protected by a seal to prevent unauthorised access.
15 Functional Safety
The meter is designed to EN61508:2010 Functional safety of electrical/electronic/programmable
electronic safety-related systems, SIL2 requirement.
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16 Marking
The Meter is marked with the markings required by the MID, R&TTE, ATEX directives and includes
the meter number information and barcode.
The meter bears on its front face resistant and secure markings that include:

Logo/name of manufacturer

Accuracy class (1.5)

Maximum and minimum ambient temperature

Maximum approvable gas overpressure

Qmax, Qmin and Qt

Meter type

Cyclic volume

Numbers of the EC-Type Examination Certificate (reference to directives : MID)

CE-marking plus additional metrology marking

Declaration of measuring unit [m³] in immediate proximity to the digit with the lowest value of
the totalizing unit

ATEX marking

Equipment identifier

Itron serial number

Year of manufacturing

Manufacturer site

Customer specific information (serial number including Bar Code in customer defined format)
17 Installation
The Meter must be installed in the network, in a manner that complies with the requirements of:
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Gas Acts, Various
Health and Safety at Work Act
Gas Safety (Management) Regulations
Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations
OFGEM Codes of Practice 1A and/or 1C.
The installation must be made with the Meter upright (within 10°of vertical in both planes), below a
Meter support bar
Any necessary meter pipe work, soldering, drilling or other installation works must be completed
before the meter is unboxed, uncapped and fitted.
The commissioning operation takes place after a Meter has been installed in the network. The
Meter is intended for installation in domestic premises. The Meter must only be installed with the
occupier present. Installations must be made in accordance with BS6400.
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17.1 Installer.
The installer must be suitably qualified to complete the installation safely, and must instruct the
occupier of the premises in the safe operation of the Meter. Additionally, the person fitting the Meter
MUST be a "Competent Person" (that is, registered Gas Safe, or similar/successors ).
The Meter installer must be registered with OFGEM as an OAMI (Ofgem Accredited Meter Installer).
17.2 Pressure.
Pmax = 100 mbar
Normal Working Pressure = 21 mbar
The Meter will impose less than 2 mbar pressure drop at 6 m³/hr (when the Valve is open)
17.3 Location.
The Meter may be installed indoors in a suitably ventilated area, or in an outdoor Meter box
constructed for the installation of Gas meters, and compliant with the requirements of BS6400,
provided that the door is fitted to the box and is kept closed at all times, excepting when interaction
with the meter is necessary.
17.4 Safety
The safe operation of the Meter and installation may be impaired if the Meter is damaged in any
way. The Meter must not be punctured, drilled, distorted, deformed, cracked, dropped, exposed to
temperatures, flow or gas pressure/differential pressure/gas system outside specified range,
soaked, submerged, radiated or otherwise interfered with. If the Meter has or may have suffered
from any of these factors or there is any indication of damage or interference to the Meter (including
damage to seals or fixings) the safety and integrity could be impaired and it must not be installed or
if already installed must be removed.
See also Section 13.2 regarding the battery.
17.5 Transportation
The Meter contains Lithium Batteries and must always be transported appropriately. See Section 13
for details about the batteries.
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