Hydronic Manometers
Hydronic Manometer
Model HM680
Owner’s Manual
LIMITATION OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
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TSI Incorporated / 2007-2008 / All rights reserved.
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TSI Incorporated / Alnor Products / 500 Cardigan Road / Shoreview, MN 55126 / USA
Telephone No.
651 490 2811 / 800 874 2811
Fax No.
651 490 3824
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c.
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Service Policy
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our service policy is designed to give prompt attention to any problems. If any malfunction is discovered,
please contact your nearest sales office or representative, or call Customer Service at (651) 490-2811 or
(800) 874-2811.
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CONTENTS
About This Manual..................................................................................................................... iii
Formatting and Typography ....................................................................................................iii
Technical Assistance—Help! ..................................................................................................iii
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Chapter 1. Safety......................................................................................................................... 1
Safety Warnings...................................................................................................................... 1
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Chapter 2. Introduction .............................................................................................................. 3
Instrument Description ............................................................................................................ 3
Unpacking ............................................................................................................................... 4
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Chapter 3. Getting Started ......................................................................................................... 5
Keypad .................................................................................................................................... 5
Powering the Instrument ......................................................................................................... 6
Using the AC Adapter ....................................................................................................... 6
Installing the Batteries....................................................................................................... 6
Instrument Start-up ................................................................................................................. 7
Zeroing the Manometer........................................................................................................... 7
Zeroing the Gauge Pressure Sensor ................................................................................ 7
Zeroing the Differential Pressure Sensor .......................................................................... 8
Connecting the Manometer to the Test Points........................................................................ 8
Attaching the Hoses to the Manometer ............................................................................. 8
Bleeding the Entrained Air ................................................................................................ 8
Attaching the Hoses to the Test Points ............................................................................. 9
Making Pressure Measurements ............................................................................................ 9
Accessing the Pressure Measurement Screen ................................................................. 9
Pressure Measurement Screen ........................................................................................ 9
Continuous Measurements ............................................................................................. 10
Making Flow Measurements ................................................................................................. 10
Accessing the Flow Measurement Screen ...................................................................... 10
Flow Measurement Screen ............................................................................................. 10
Making Temperature Measurements .................................................................................... 11
Connecting the Temperature Probe ................................................................................ 11
Setting Units of Measure....................................................................................................... 11
Storing Discrete Measurements............................................................................................ 11
Disconnecting the Manometer from the Test Points ............................................................. 12
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Chapter 4. Main Menu............................................................................................................... 13
Zero Gauge Pressure............................................................................................................ 13
Select Cv/Kv Factor .............................................................................................................. 13
Select Fluid ........................................................................................................................... 13
Water............................................................................................................................... 13
Other ............................................................................................................................... 13
Edit Current Cv/Kv Factor ..................................................................................................... 14
Set K Factors-Offsets............................................................................................................ 14
dP K Factor ..................................................................................................................... 14
Gauge K Factor............................................................................................................... 14
Temperature Offset ......................................................................................................... 14
Set Date and Time ................................................................................................................ 14
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Setup Instrument................................................................................................................... 14
Decimal ........................................................................................................................... 14
Contrast........................................................................................................................... 14
Beeper............................................................................................................................. 14
Time Constant................................................................................................................. 14
Auto Off ........................................................................................................................... 15
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Chapter 5. Data Logging Menu ................................................................................................ 17
View Test ID Statistics .......................................................................................................... 17
View Log Data....................................................................................................................... 17
Choose Test ID ..................................................................................................................... 17
Edit Test ID Name................................................................................................................. 18
Setup Logging ....................................................................................................................... 18
Delete Data ........................................................................................................................... 18
Delete a Sample.............................................................................................................. 18
Delete a Test ID .............................................................................................................. 18
Delete All Log Data ......................................................................................................... 18
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Chapter 6. Calculations Menu.................................................................................................. 19
Brake Power.......................................................................................................................... 19
Heat Flow .............................................................................................................................. 20
Cv/Kv..................................................................................................................................... 21
Pump Law Impeller Diameter................................................................................................ 22
Pump Law Delta P ................................................................................................................ 23
Pump Law Brake Power........................................................................................................ 24
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Chapter 7. Maintenance and Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 25
Routine Maintenance ............................................................................................................ 25
Draining the Hoses.......................................................................................................... 25
Draining the Manometer Valve........................................................................................ 25
In-Line Pressure Snubbers ............................................................................................. 25
Cleaning the In-line Pressure Snubbers ......................................................................... 26
Cleaning the Instrument Housing.................................................................................... 26
Battery Charging ................................................................................................................... 26
Calibration ............................................................................................................................. 27
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................... 27
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Chapter 8. USB Downloading to a Computer ......................................................................... 29
Installing the USB Software .................................................................................................. 29
Connecting the Manometer to the Computer ........................................................................ 29
First Time Connection ..................................................................................................... 29
Software Interface ................................................................................................................. 30
All TestIDs....................................................................................................................... 31
Cv Factors....................................................................................................................... 31
TestIDs Folder................................................................................................................. 31
Downloading Data................................................................................................................. 31
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Specifications* .......................................................................................................................... 33
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About This Manual
This manual explains how to set up, operate and maintain the Alnor® HM680 Hydronic Manometer. Read
it thoroughly before using the instrument.
Formatting and Typography
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Step-by-step instructions are numbered in boldface type: 1, 2, 3, etc., set flush-left against the
margin.
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References to keys on the manometer and the instrument's displayed readout are represented by a
typeface called Arial. In addition to the different typeface, displayed messages appear in quotes.
Technical Assistance—Help!
For technical assistance or questions about the instrument or this manual, or if the HM680 Hydronic
Manometer needs repair or recalibration, call Technical Support at (651) 490-2811 or (800) 874-2811.
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Chapter 1. Safety
Safety Warnings
Carefully read each of the following safety warnings prior to using the HM680 Hydronic
Manometer.
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Never use the HM680 Hydronic Manometer or accessories on potable water systems or other systems
which may be used to convey fluids for human or animal consumption.
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Never use the HM680 Hydronic Manometer to measure the pressure of volatile, flammable, or
otherwise hazardous fluids or gasses. The instrument is not designed to be intrinsically safe, nor is it
designed for use with caustic or corrosive chemicals.
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Never connect the HM680 Hydronic Manometer or accessories to systems which exceed the
instrument’s maximum pressure specification (300 psi; 2068 kPa).
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Observe proper safety precautions and wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including
gloves and eyewear, when working on high pressure or high temperature systems. Ruptured or
leaking lines pose a potential risk of serious personal injury.
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When using the HM680 Hydronic Manometer, verify all hose connections are secure prior to taking
pressure measurements. Loose connections may result in the discharge of pressurized water or air,
posing a potential risk of serious personal injury.
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Exercise caution when disconnecting the HM680 Hydronic Manometer from a pressurized system.
Water or air discharged under pressure poses a potential risk of serious personal injury.
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Exercise caution in using the HM680 Hydronic Manometer near electrical equipment. Water spray
associated with purging or disconnecting hoses presents a potential risk of damage to such equipment.
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Thoroughly drain and dry the HM680 Hydronic Manometer hoses and internal piping after each use.
This will help in limiting the potential for growth of hazardous microorganisms.
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Chapter 2. Introduction
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer is an easy-to-use instrument designed for the accurate measurement of
pressure and calculation of flow in non-potable water and air systems. Features of the manometer include
the following:
‰ Single-function keys for ease of use
‰ Simultaneous measurement and display of High-side gauge and Differential pressure
‰ Direct calculation and display of Low-side gauge pressure
‰ Direct calculation and display of flow
‰ Automatic density corrected readings
‰ Data logging with calculated statistics
‰ Output port for downloading stored data to a computer
‰ User-selectable units of measure
‰ User-selectable time constant
‰ Easy-to-read, dot matrix LCD with backlight
‰ Power supplied via AC adapter or batteries (alkaline or rechargeable NiMH)
‰ Internal NiMH battery charging
‰ Automatic power shutoff
‰ Splash-proof case
‰ Rugged carrying case for storage of meter, hoses, accessories, tools, and paperwork
‰ 6-inch temperature probe
Instrument Description
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer includes a meter, 6-inch temperature probe, hard carrying case,
(2) 6-foot (1.8 m) hoses with shut-off valves, (2) P/T gauge adapter probes, (2) B&G readout probes,
(2) ¼” Flare male × ¼” NPT male fittings, AC adapter, (4) NiMH batteries, external battery charger, neck
strap, owner’s manual, and NIST traceable certificate.
Bottom Port Cover
Keypad
Dot Matrix
LCD Display
Valve Handle
Neck/Hanging
Strap Clips
Pressure
Ports
AC Power
Adapter
Input Port
USB Port
Temperature
Probe Port
Temperature Port Cover
Figure 1: HM680 Meter Description
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Unpacking
As you unpack the instrument and accessories, check the components against your packing list. If any
parts are missing or damaged, notify Alnor immediately. Tables 1 and 2 list standard and optional
components for the HM680 Hydronic Manometer.
Table 1: Standard Components
Item
6 in. (15 cm) long, 0.125 in. (3.175 mm) dia. Temperature probe
Carrying case
Red hose assembly with shut-off valve
Blue hose assembly with shut-off valve
P/T gauge adapter probes (2)
B&G readout probes (2)
AC adapter
AA-size NiMH battery, four required
Battery holder
Neck strap
Owner’s manual
Pocket screw driver
External battery charger with (4) AA NiMH batteries (USA only)
Part No.
801291
1319409
632650035
632650034
632360004
632360010
2182003
1208048
1801206
2913011
1980518
3012054
801093
Table 2: Optional Components
Item
12 in.(30 cm) long, 0.125 in.(3.175 mm) dia. Temperature probe
Accessory fittings kit
Part No.
801292
HMFIT
Please complete the registration card included with this product and mail it promptly. Registration of the
product allows us notify you of product updates. If you prefer, you may register your HM680 through our
website at www.alnor.com.
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Chapter 3. Getting Started
Keypad
Each key and its function is described below.
▲▼
The ▲and ▼keys are used to navigate through menus or to select an item to change. When entering
text, these keys change the highlighted letter/number.
◄►
The ◄ and ► keys are used to change the selected item. When entering text, these keys are used to
index the cursor to the desired location.
ESC
The ESC key is used to return to the previous screen or to cancel an operation without saving
changes made to displayed information.
The ENTER key is used to select a menu item, or to accept changes made within a menu item and
return to the previous screen. From either the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens, pressing the
ENTER key accesses the Main Menu.
READ
Pressing the READ key initiates taking a time-averaged reading based on the current time constant
setting. After taking the reading, the values are stored to memory (current Test ID) and displayed on
screen for a period of ten (10) seconds or until the READ key has been pressed again.
Press the BACKLIGHT key to turn the display’s backlighting on or off.
Note:
Backlighting has a significant impact on battery life. Use backlighting only when working in
areas where you cannot read the display with existing light.
DATA
Pressing the DATA key from either the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens provides access to the
Data Logging Menu.
PRESS
Pressing the PRESS key from the Flow Measurement screen provides access to the Pressure
Measurement screen.
ON/OFF
Press the ON/OFF key to turn the HM680 Hydronic Manometer on or off.
CALC
Pressing the CALC key from either the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens provides access to the
Calculations Menu.
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FLOW
Pressing the FLOW key from the Pressure Measurement screen provides access to the Flow
Measurement screen.
Powering the Instrument
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer is equipped to be powered either by four (4) AA-size batteries
(alkaline or rechargeable NiMH) or the AC adapter.
Using the AC Adapter
The AC adapter allows the HM680 Hydronic Manometer to be powered from a standard AC wall outlet.
When using the AC adapter, the batteries (if installed) will be bypassed. The AC adapter also charges the
NiMH type batteries (if installed) in the unit.
Note:
With the battery-type selection switch set to NiMH, the manometer will initiate charging the
batteries whenever the AC adapter is connected.
Installing the Batteries
To install/replace the batteries:
1.
Turn the manometer off and locate the battery cover on the back of the unit.
2.
Loosen the screw on the battery compartment cover and lift to remove.
3.
Remove the battery holder. Tapping the backside of the meter against your hand may assist in
removing the battery holder.
4.
Remove the old batteries and replace with fresh batteries (alkaline or rechargeable NiMH). Ensure
that the batteries are correctly oriented within the battery holder.
5.
Set the battery-type selection switch to indicate the type of batteries to be used (alkaline or
rechargeable NiMH).
Battery Type
Selection Switch
Figure 2: Location of Battery-Type Selection Switch
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Reinstall the battery holder. Ensure the battery holder orientation is such that its terminals make
contact with the spring contacts within the battery compartment.
7.
Replace the battery compartment cover.
Notes: The NiMH batteries included with the instrument may require recharging prior to first use.
Fully charged batteries should enable the instrument to operate for a period of at least twelve
(12) hours
Setting the battery-type selection switch properly will prevent unwanted charging of nonrechargeable alkaline batteries and provide charging of NiMH batteries when the AC adapter is
connected.
A battery charge life remaining indicator is shown on the display whenever the manometer is
powered by batteries, and turned on.
When using NiMH batteries, the indicator of battery charge life remaining will not be accurate
due to their inherent non-linear voltage drop with power use.
Due to the danger of battery leakage, remove batteries from the battery compartment prior to
storage.
Never mix battery types.
For maximum battery life, ensure backlight is “off” when not needed.
Instrument Start-up
Upon turning the HM680 Hydronic Manometer on, the meter will engage in a brief self-check while
displaying the serial number, model number, and revision of the instrument being used. In completing the
self-check, the user is given the option to zero the gauge pressure sensor prior to proceeding to the
Pressure Measurement Screen.
Zeroing the Manometer
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer is equipped with both a gauge and differential pressure sensor,
allowing for simultaneous measurement and display of High-side gauge and Differential pressure. The
gauge and differential pressure sensors are zeroed independently of one another.
Zeroing the Gauge Pressure Sensor
To ensure the most accurate gauge pressure (High P) measurements, the HM680 gauge pressure sensor
should be zeroed prior to taking readings on each new system. When not in the instrument start-up
sequence, the gauge pressure sensor is zeroed as follows:
1. Enter the Main Menu.
2. Select Zero Gauge Pressure.
3. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the gauge pressure sensor zeroing process.
Notes: Zeroing the gauge pressure sensor requires the user to disconnect the High pressure (red)
hose; as such it is often most convenient to zero the gauge pressure sensor as part of the
start-up sequence (i.e,. before hoses have been connected).
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The zero offset of the gauge pressure sensor is sensitive to temperature changes. If moving
the manometer between areas of extreme temperature difference, it is best to allow the meter
to settle to the new temperature prior to zeroing.
Zeroing the Differential Pressure Sensor
To ensure the most accurate differential pressure (dP) measurements and calculated flow (Flow) values,
the HM680 differential pressure sensor should be zeroed prior to taking readings on each new system.
The differential pressure sensor is zeroed as follows:
1. Turn the valve handle on the manometer to the BYPASS position.
2. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the differential pressure sensor zeroing process.
Notes: Zeroing of the differential pressure sensor is unaffected by pressures applied to the meter
during zeroing. This feature allows for successful zeroing of the differential pressure sensor
while maintaining connections to the system under test.
Zeroing of the differential pressure sensor is initiated any time the valve handle has been
turned to the BYPASS position while in the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens. This
feature allows for successful zeroing of the differential pressure sensor while entrained air is
being purged from the hoses.
The zero offset of the differential pressure sensor is sensitive to temperature changes. If
moving the manometer between areas with extreme temperature difference, it is best to allow
the meter to settle to the new temperature prior to zeroing.
Connecting the Manometer to the Test Points
Attaching the Hoses to the Manometer
1. Connect the straight female flare fitting on the High pressure (red) hose to the male fitting on the top
of the manometer marked with a plus (+) sign.
2. Connect the straight female flare fitting on the Low pressure (blue) hose to the male fitting on the top
of the manometer marked with a minus(-) sign.
Bleeding the Entrained Air
To ensure the most accurate pressure measurements, all entrained air within the hoses should be purged as
follows:
1. Turn the shut-off ball valve on both the High and Low pressure hoses to the closed position.
2. Turn the valve handle on the manometer to the MEASURE position.
3. Using an appropriate fitting, connect the open end of the High pressure (red) hose to the test point
with the higher line pressure.
4. Attach the appropriate fitting to the open end of the Low pressure (blue) hose.
5. To ensure all the air is bled from the hoses, hold the open end of the Low pressure (blue) hose in an
upright position over a suitable receptacle or near a drain.
6. Turn the shut-off ball valve on both the High and Low pressure hoses to the open position.
7. Turn the valve handle on the manometer to the BYPASS position to allow the liquid flow to displace
the entrained air.
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Note:
Zeroing of the differential pressure sensor is initiated any time the valve handle has been
turned to the BYPASS position while in the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens. This
feature allows for successful zeroing of the differential pressure sensor while entrained air is
being purged from the hoses.
8. Once the liquid is flowing steadily from the Low pressure (blue) hose, turn the valve handle on the
manometer to the MEASURE position.
Note:
The time to fully prime the hose with fluid may take up to one minute depending on the line
pressure. Higher line pressure will reduce the bleed time.
Attaching the Hoses to the Test Points
1. As indicated previously, use an appropriate fitting to connect the open end of the High pressure (red)
hose to the test point with the higher line pressure.
2. Using an appropriate fitting, connect the open end of the Low pressure (blue) hose to the test point
with the lower line pressure.
Note:
If the hoses are connected in the inverse orientation (i.e. High pressure (red) hose to the
lower line pressure), the displayed High-side gauge pressure (High P) will be less than the
Low-side gauge pressure (Low P), and the Differential pressure (dP) and resulting
calculated flow (Flow) will be negative.
Making Pressure Measurements
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer allows for simultaneous measurement and display of the High-side
gauge and Differential pressure. The calculated Low-side gauge pressure is also displayed. While in the
Pressure Measurement screen, the manometer makes and displays continuous pressure measurements, and
allows for discrete data storage to the memory.
Accessing the Pressure Measurement Screen
The Pressure Measurement screen is accessed by pressing the PRESS key from the Flow Measurement
screen, or by pressing the ESC key from any of the primary menus (Main Menu, Data Logging Menu,
and Calculations Menu) when that menu was accessed from the Pressure Measurement screen.
Pressure Measurement Screen
High-Side Gauge
Pressure
Low-Side Gauge
Pressure
*Temperature
Differential
Pressure
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Current Test ID
*Shown with the accessory temperature probe attached.
Figure 3: Pressure Measurement Screen
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High-Side Gauge Pressure
The High-side gauge pressure measurement is indicated as High P on the manometer display.
Low-Side Gauge Pressure
The Low-side gauge pressure reading is indicated as Low P on the manometer display. It represents a
calculated value determined from the measured High-side gauge and Differential pressure as follows:
Low P = High P - dP
Differential Pressure
The Differential pressure measurement is indicated as dP on the manometer display.
Continuous Measurements
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer makes and displays continuous pressure measurements whenever the
manometer is in the Pressure Measurement or Flow Measurement screen, with the exception of when the
READ key is pressed. The displayed readings are averaged measurements taken over the sampling period
as defined by the current time constant setting. The display is updated once per second.
Making Flow Measurements
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer allows for continuous calculation and display of flow. While in the
Flow Measurement screen, the manometer makes and displays continuous pressure measurements,
calculates and displays continuous flow readings, and allows for discrete data storage to the memory.
Note:
The Cv (Kv) value of the measured valve must be known in order to obtain meaningful flow
readings.
Accessing the Flow Measurement Screen
The Flow Measurement screen is accessed by pressing the FLOW key from the Pressure Measurement
screen, or by pressing the ESC key from any of the primary menus (Main Menu, Data Logging Menu,
and Calculations Menu) when that menu was accessed from the Flow Measurement screen.
Flow Measurement Screen
Current Cv (Kv)
factor name
*Temperature
Current Cv (Kv)
factor value
Differential
Pressure
Flow
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Current Test ID
*Shown with the accessory temperature probe disconnected.
Figure 4: Flow Measurement Screen
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Flow
The flow reading is indicated as Flow on the manometer display. It represents a calculated value
determined from the measured Differential pressure and user entered values for the valve flow
coefficient (Cv or Kv) and fluid specific gravity.
Cv/Kv
The valve flow coefficient is indicated as Cv (Kv) on the manometer display. The Cv (Kv) value
may be edited within the Flow Measurement screen by using the ▲ and ▼ keys to highlight the
current setting, and the ◄ and ► keys to change its value.
Notes: The Cv (Kv) value of the measured valve must be known in order to obtain meaningful flow
readings.
100 different Cv (Kv) names and values can be stored in the instrument (Reference
Chapter 4).
Making Temperature Measurements
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer accessory temperature probe is a 1/8” diameter, stainless steel sheathed
immersion probe designed for measurement of water line temperatures. When using the accessory
temperature probe, the HM680 Hydronic Manometer is equipped to make and display continuous
temperature measurements in both the Pressure and Flow Measurement screens.
Connecting the Temperature Probe
Connect the keyed 3-pin plug of the accessory temperature probe to the mating connector located on the
right-hand side of the manometer.
Notes: A locking nut is provided on the accessory temperature probe plug to allow for a more secure
attachment when connecting to the manometer.
Setting Units of Measure
The units of measure for gauge pressure, differential pressure, flow, and temperature are adjusted within
either the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens by using the ▲ and ▼ keys to select the unit to change,
and the ◄ and ► keys to adjust to the desired unit setting. Available unit settings are as follows:
Gauge Pressure: psi, inH2O, ftH2O, inHg, kPa, mH2O, mmHg, and bar
Differential Pressure: psi, inH2O, ftH2O, inHg, kPa, mH2O, mmHg, and bar
Flow: USGPM, UKGPM, m3/h, l/s, l/m
Temperature: °F or °C
Storing Discrete Measurements
Taking a discrete measurement allows for measurement, display, and storage of a single time-averaged
reading taken over the sampling period as defined by the current time constant setting. Discrete
measurement values are stored to the memory (current Test ID) and displayed on-screen for a period of
ten (10) seconds or until the READ key has been pressed again.
1. Press the READ key (from the Pressure or Flow Measurement screen).
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2. Allow the manometer to stand undisturbed until the reading is complete (time of completion is
dependent on the time constant setting).
Note:
Discrete measurements stored from the Pressure Measurement screen will not contain flow data.
Disconnecting the Manometer from the Test Points
Caution should be exercised when disconnecting the HM680 Hydronic Manometer from a pressurized
system, as water or air discharged under pressure poses the potential risk of serious personal injury. The
following provides a guideline for disconnecting the manometer from the test points once measurements
have been completed.
1. Turn the shut-off ball valve on both the High and Low pressure hoses to the closed position.
2. Disconnect the High pressure (red) hose from the higher line pressure test point.
3. Disconnect the Low pressure (blue) hose from the lower line pressure test point.
Note:
If additional measurements at another location/system containing the same fluid are to be
made, it is not necessary to proceed to step 4 and drain the fluid entrained within the hoses at
this time. The fluid remaining within the hoses will help minimize the time necessary to bleed
entrained air prior to making subsequent measurements.
4. Place the open end of the Low pressure (blue) hose in a suitable receptacle or near a drain.
5. Turn the valve handle on the manometer to the BYPASS position.
6. Turn the shut-off ball valve on the Low pressure (blue) hose to the open position to discharge the
pressurized fluid out of the open end of the Low pressure (blue) hose.
7. Elevate the High pressure (red) hose and turn its shut-off ball valve to the open position to allow for
draining of the remaining entrained fluid.
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Chapter 4. Main Menu
The Main Menu is accessed by pressing the ENTER key from either the Pressure or Flow Measurement
screens.
Figure 5: Main Menu
Zero Gauge Pressure
This Main Menu option allows for zeroing the manometer’s gauge pressure sensor.
Select Cv/Kv Factor
This Main Menu option allows for selecting any of the 100 user-programmed valve flow coefficients (Cv
or Kv) stored within the instrument. The most recent selected Cv (Kv) factor will be the default when
entering the Flow Measurement screen.
Select Fluid
This Main Menu option allows for setting the fluid type (Water or Other) of the system being measured.
Defining the fluid type is necessary in order for the manometer to account for the fluid’s specific gravity
when calculating flow.
Water
In selecting Water, the instrument will automatically determine the specific gravity based upon the
measured temperature of the fluid (Tprobe).
Note:
If the accessory temperature probe is not connected, the user will have the option of manually
entering the fluid temperature (T-entered).
Other
In selecting Other, the manometer will prompt the user to enter the fluid’s specific gravity.
Note:
When Other is selected as the fluid type, the entered value for specific gravity will not be
compensated with changes in temperature.
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Edit Current Cv/Kv Factor
This Main Menu option allows for editing the type (Cv or Kv), name (up to 9 characters), and value of
the current selected Cv (Kv) factor.
Set K Factors-Offsets
This Main Menu option allows for defining a K-factor (multiplier) or offset to adjust the baseline factory
calibration curve for the differential pressure sensor, gauge pressure sensor, or accessory temperature
probe.
dP K Factor
A K factor for differential pressure measurements is selectable from 0.800 to 1.200. The default is 1.000.
Gauge K Factor
A K factor for gauge pressure measurements is selectable from 0.800 to 1.200. The default is 1.000.
Temperature Offset
An offset value for temperature probe measurements is selectable between ± 5.4 °F (± 3.0 °C).
Set Date and Time
This Main Menu option allows for adjustment and setting of the instrument real-time clock.
Setup Instrument
This Main Menu option allows for defining the following parameters:
Decimal
This setting adjusts the format of the delimiter in both displayed and stored data. The available decimal
settings are PERIOD and COMMA.
Contrast
This setting adjusts the contrast of the manometer display.
Beeper
This setting adjusts whether or not keypad presses are accompanied by an audible beep. The available
beeper settings are ON and OFF.
Time Constant
This setting adjusts the current value of the time constant. The available settings for the time constant are:
1, 5, 10, 20, and 30 seconds.
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Notes: The time constant is the sampling period over which the manometer averages measurements.
Example: with the time constant equal to ten (10) seconds, the displayed reading represents the
average of measurements taken over the previous ten (10) seconds.
Increasing the time constant will serve to improve measurement stability, particularly when
measuring systems with fluctuating pressures.
Auto Off
This setting adjusts whether or not the instruments automatic shut-off feature is enabled. The automatic
shut-off feature helps to extend battery life by turning off the instrument if the keypad has been inactive
for a period of thirty (30) minutes. The available settings for the Auto-Off feature are ON and OFF.
Note:
The automatic shut-off feature is disabled whenever data logging is active.
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Chapter 5. Data Logging Menu
The Data Logging Menu is accessed by pressing the DATA key from either the Pressure or Flow
Measurement screens.
Figure 6: Data Logging Menu
View Test ID Statistics
This Data Logging Menu option allows for viewing statistical data for all samples stored to the current
Test ID. The ◄ and ► keys are used to toggle between the available statistics as follows:
AVG
The average of all values stored in that TEST ID.
MIN
The lowest value stored in that TEST ID.
MAX
The highest value stored in that TEST ID.
SUM
The sum of all values stored in that TEST ID.
Note:
SUM is only presented for flow readings.
View Log Data
This Data Logging Menu option allows for viewing the data for each sample stored to the current Test ID.
The ◄ and ► keys are used to toggle between the individual data samples. The ▲ and ▼ keys are
available to scroll up and down to see the entire contents of stored data for a particular sample.
Choose Test ID
This Data Logging Menu option allows for selecting any of the 100 available Test IDs within the
instrument. All new data stored will be saved to the most recently selected Test ID.
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Edit Test ID Name
This Data Logging Menu option allows for editing the name (up to 10 characters) of the current selected
Test ID.
Setup Logging
This Data Logging Menu option allows for setting the parameters, and initiating, continuous unattended
data logging.
Interval
The interval defines the frequency period with which the manometer will log readings. The available
settings for the logging interval are: 5, 10, 20, 30 seconds; 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes; and 1 hour.
Note:
The logging interval must be set at a time period that is greater than or equal to the current
setting of the time constant.
Samples
This defines the total number of readings to be stored as part of the continuous unattended data
logging.
Note:
The instrument can store a maximum of 1000 different samples. These samples can be
distributed over one or all of the available Test IDs.
Delete Data
This Data Logging Menu option allows for deleting discrete samples, an entire Test ID, or all data stored
to the instrument.
Note:
Deleted data cannot be retrieved.
Delete a Sample
This option allows for deleting discrete samples within the current Test ID. The ◄ and ► keys are used
to toggle between the individual data samples.
Note:
Test ID statistics will automatically be re-calculated upon deletion of an individual stored
sample.
Delete a Test ID
This option allows for deleting all samples within the current Test ID, as well as restoring its factory set
default name.
Delete All Log Data
This option allows for deleting all samples stored to the instrument, as well as restoring the factory set
default names to each of the Test IDs.
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Chapter 6. Calculations Menu
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer is capable of performing a variety of calculations useful in evaluating
hydronic system performance. The Calculations Menu is accessed by pressing the CALC key from either
the Pressure or Flow Measurement screens.
Figure 7: Calculations Menu
Brake Power
This Calculations Menu option allows for determination of pump brake power.
Flow
Differential
Pressure
Pump Efficiency
Pump Brake
Power
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Figure 8: Brake Power Screen
Inputs
The following inputs are necessary for calculating brake power. Use the ▲ and ▼ keys to select the
parameter to be updated, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the value of the highlighted field. Units for
the inputs are driven by what was last set in the Pressure and Flow Measurement screens.
Flow
The pump flow rate.
dP
The pressure drop measured across the pump.
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Note:
The pressure drop across the pump can be entered as a real-time measurement. With the
value for differential pressure highlighted, press the READ key. The field will begin
updating with measured values of differential pressure. Press the READ key again to
discontinue real-time updates.
Eff
The pump efficiency (as a percent).
Notes: The pump efficiency should be provided by the manufacturer.
If the pump efficiency is not known, allowing for an efficiency factor of 70 % is a good
rule-of-thumb.
Output
The calculated pump brake power (BP) will automatically update as the input parameters are
changed. Using the ▲ and ▼ keys to scroll, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the selected field, the
unit of measure for brake power may be adjusted. Available units for brake power are: bhp, W, and
kW.
Heat Flow
This Calculations Menu option allows for determination of heat flow.
Upstream
Temperature
Downstream
Temperature
Flow
Specific Heat
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Heat Flow
Figure 9: Heat Flow Screen
Inputs
The following inputs are necessary for calculating heat flow. Use the ▲ and ▼ keys to select the
parameter to be updated, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the value of the highlighted field. Units for
the inputs are driven by what was last set in the Pressure and Flow Measurement screens (with the
exception of specific heat).
Temp1
The upstream fluid temperature of the device being measured.
Note:
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The upstream temperature can be entered as a real-time measurement if the accessory
temperature probe is connected. With the value for the upstream temperature
highlighted, press the READ key. The field will begin updating with measured values of
temperature. Press the READ key again to discontinue real-time updates.
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Temp2
The downstream fluid temperature of the device being measured.
Note:
The downstream temperature can be entered as a real-time measurement if the accessory
temperature probe is connected. With the value for the downstream temperature
highlighted, press the READ key. The field will begin updating with measured values of
temperature. Press the READ key again to discontinue real-time updates.
Flow
The flow rate through the device.
Note:
The flow rate through the device can be entered as a real-time measurement. With the
value for flow highlighted, press the READ key. The field will begin updating with
calculated values of flow. Press the READ key again to discontinue real-time updates.
SpHeat
The specific heat of the system fluid.
Notes: The unit of measure for specific heat is driven by that selected for heat flow as follows:
ƒ Heat flow in Btu/hr → specific heat in Btu/lb‚°F
ƒ Heat flow in W or kW → specific heat in kJ/kg‚°C
The default specific heat is that of water: 1.00 Btu/lb‚°F (4.19 kJ/kg‚°C)
Output
The calculated heat flow (HF) will automatically update as the input parameters are changed. Using
the ▲ and ▼ keys to scroll, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the selected field, the unit of measure
for heat flow may be adjusted. Available units for heat flow are: Btu/hr, W, and kW.
Cv/Kv
This Calculations Menu option allows for determination of a valve flow coefficient (Cv or Kv).
Differential
Pressure
Flow
Specific Gravity
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Flow Coefficient
Figure 10: Cv/Kv Screen
Inputs
The following inputs are necessary for calculating the flow coefficient. Use the ▲ and ▼ keys to
select the parameter to be updated, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the value of the highlighted
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field. Units for the inputs are driven by what was last set in the Pressure and Flow Measurement
screens.
dP
The pressure drop across the valve.
Flow
The flow rate through the valve.
SG
The specific gravity of the system fluid.
Output
The calculated valve flow coefficient (Cv or Kv ) will automatically update as the input parameters
are changed.
Note:
Whether a Cv or Kv value is being calculated is dependent on the type (Cv or Kv ) set for
the current selected valve flow coefficient (Reference Chapter 4).
Pump Law Impeller Diameter
This Calculations Menu option allows for determination of required pump impeller size. The calculation
is based upon the following affinity law: Flow varies directly as the change in impeller diameter.
Actual Flow
Actual Impeller
Diameter
Desired Flow
Required Impeller
Diameter
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Figure 11: Pump Law Impeller Diameter Screen
Inputs
The following inputs are necessary for calculating the required impeller diameter. Use the ▲ and ▼
keys to select the parameter to be updated, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the value of the
highlighted field. Units for the inputs are driven by what was last set in the Pressure and Flow
Measurement screens (with the exception of impeller diameter).
Flow1
The actual system flow rate.
Diam1
The actual pump impeller diameter.
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Flow2
The desired system flow rate.
Output
The calculated required impeller diameter (Diam2) to achieve the desired flow will automatically
update as the input parameters are changed. Using the ▲ and ▼ keys to scroll, and the ◄ and ►
keys to change the selected field, the unit of measure for impeller diameter may be adjusted.
Available units for impeller diameter are: in, and mm.
Pump Law Delta P
This Calculations Menu option allows for determination of required pump pressure drop. The calculation
is based upon the following affinity law: Pump pressure drop varies as the square of flow.
Actual Flow
Actual Differential
Pressure
Desired Flow
Required
Differential
Pressure
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Figure 12: Pump Law Delta P Screen
Inputs
The following inputs are necessary for calculating the required pump pressure drop. Use the ▲ and
▼ keys to select the parameter to be updated, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the value of the
highlighted field. Units for the inputs are driven by what was last set in the Pressure and Flow
Measurement screens.
Flow1
The actual system flow rate.
dP1
The actual pump pressure drop.
Flow2
The desired system flow rate.
Output
The calculated required pump pressure drop (dP2) to achieve the desired flow will automatically
update as the input parameters are changed. The units for pump pressure drop are driven by what was
last set in the Pressure and Flow Measurement screens.
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Pump Law Brake Power
This Calculations Menu option allows for determination of required pump brake power. The calculation is
based upon the following affinity law: Pump brake power varies as the cube of flow.
Actual Flow
Actual Pump
Brake Power
Desired Flow
Required Pump
Brake Power
Battery Status or
Power Input Type
Figure 13: Pump Law Brake Power Screen
Inputs
The following inputs are necessary for calculating the required pump brake power. Use the ▲ and ▼
keys to select the parameter to be updated, and the ◄ and ► keys to change the value of the
highlighted field. Units for the inputs are driven by what was last set in the Pressure and Flow
Measurement screens (with the exception of brake power).
Flow1
The actual system flow rate.
BP1
The actual pump brake power.
Flow2
The desired system flow rate.
Output
The calculated required pump brake power (BP2) to achieve the desired flow will automatically
update as the input parameters are changed. Using the ▲ and ▼ keys to scroll, and the ◄ and ►
keys to change the selected field, the unit of measure for pump brake power may be adjusted.
Available units for pump brake power are: bhp, W and kW.
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Chapter 7. Maintenance and Troubleshooting
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer has been designed to provide long-term field use with minimum
required maintenance. As with any precision electronic device, proper care, maintenance, and handling
will ensure its accurate and reliable operation.
Routine Maintenance
The following guidelines should be followed whenever storing the HM680 Hydronic Manometer:
Draining the Hoses
Fluid within the High (red) and Low (blue) pressure hoses should be properly drained whenever the
instrument is being stored after use.
1. Disconnect the manometer hoses from the test points (Reference Chapter 3).
2. Disconnect the High (red) and Low (blue) pressure hoses from the manometer.
3. Turn the shut-off ball valve on both the High and Low pressure hoses to the open position.
4. Using a suitable high pressure air source, blow the entrained liquid from both hoses.
Draining the Manometer Valve
Fluid within the manometer valve should be properly drained whenever the instrument is being stored
after use.
1. Disconnect the High (red) and Low (blue) pressure hoses from the manometer.
2. Turn the valve handle on the manometer to the BYPASS position.
3. Hold the manometer with the pressure ports directed downward to allow liquid to drain from the unit.
4. Turn the valve handle on the manometer to the MEASURE position.
5. Hold the manometer with the pressure ports directed downward to allow liquid to drain from the unit.
Note:
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer should be stored with the valve handle in the MEASURE
position.
In-Line Pressure Snubbers
The blue and red hose assemblies include pressure snubbers. The pressure snubbers must be used to
prevent damage to the pressure sensors from unexpected water hammering or pressure spikes. Do not use
the HM680 Hydronic Manometer without the pressure snubbers installed in the hose assemblies or sensor
damage will occur.
Shut-Off Valve
Short Hose Section
Pressure Snubber
Figure 14: Inline Filter Assembly
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Cleaning the In-line Pressure Snubbers
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer is equipped with in-line pressure snubbers upstream of the shut-off
ball valve on both the High and Low pressure hoses. These pressure snubbers should be flushed
periodically with clean water to minimize potential clogging.
1. Disconnect the hose from the manometer.
2. Turn the shut-off ball valve on the hose to the closed position.
3. Connect the straight female flare fitting (farthest from the hose shut-off valve) on the hose to a
suitable water source.
4. Place the open end of the hose in a suitable receptacle or near a drain.
5. Turn the shut-off ball valve on the hose to the open position and allow water to flush through for
several minutes.
6. Using a suitable high pressure air source, blow the entrained water from the hose.
7. Repeat with the second hose.
Cleaning the Instrument Housing
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer may be cleaned using a soft, damp, clean cloth.
Notes: Solvents or abrasive cleaners should never be used to clean the instrument housing, keypad, or
display.
Battery Charging
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer allows for internal charging of AA-size type NiMH (only) batteries.
Charging of the batteries is initiated as follows:
1.
Turn the manometer off and locate the battery cover on the back of the unit.
2.
Loosen the screw on the battery compartment cover and lift to remove.
3.
Remove the battery holder. Tapping the backside of the meter against your hand may help in
removing the battery holder.
4.
Verify the batteries installed are rechargeable type NiMH.
5.
Set the battery-type selection switch to NiMH.
6.
Reinstall the battery holder. Ensure the battery holder orientation is such that its terminals make
contact with the spring contacts within the battery compartment.
7.
Replace the battery compartment cover.
8.
Plug in the AC Adapter.
Notes: Full charge of the batteries is achieved within four (4) hours.
Fully charged batteries should enable the instrument to operate for a period of at least twelve
(12) hours.
The manometer is fully operational while charging batteries.
Never attempt to charge battery types other than AA-size rechargeable NiMH.
For maximum battery life, ensure the backlight is “off” when not needed.
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Never mix battery types.
NiMH batteries should only be charged at room temperature. Starting with batteries that are
too cold or too warm can cause the charge cycle to terminate early.
Calibration
TSI recommends that the HM680 Hydronic Manometer receive an annual calibration. TSI will verify
calibration of the instrument and re-issue a certificate of calibration with traceability to NIST. This
“annual checkup” helps to ensure the specified accuracy of the instrument is maintained.
To calibrate the instrument, please ship TSI the complete package that includes the meter and accessory
temperature probe. Everything should be packed carefully within the carrying case and then inside a
shipping box. The original shipping box is preferred. Prior to shipment, please contact Customer Service
for an RMA (Return Materials Authorization) number at (651) 490-2811, (800) 874-2811; or visit the
service page on our website at www.alnor.com to complete an RMA# form online.
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Ship directly to:
TSI Incorporated
ATTN: Customer Service
500 Cardigan Road
Shoreview, MN 55126-3996
Troubleshooting
The following table lists the symptoms, possible causes, and recommended solutions for common
problems encountered with the instrument. If your symptom is not listed, or if the recommended solutions
do not address your problem, please contact the factory.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
No display
Unit not turned on.
Press On/OFF key.
Low or dead batteries.
Replace or recharge the batteries.
Dirty battery contacts.
Clean the battery contacts.
AC adapter not connected.
Low battery charge.
Plug in AC adapter.
Replace or recharge the batteries.
Dirty battery contacts.
Clean the battery contacts.
The indicated measurement is
out of range.
The allowable ranges for pressure and
temperature measurements are shown on
the specifications page.
The allowable ranges for pressure and
temperature measurements are shown on
the specifications page.
“
“
flashing on display
“8888”
flashing on display
“-----”
on display
The indicated value is invalid.
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The following table lists error codes which can be displayed should the instrument detect a problem.
Should any of these error codes recur repeatedly, the instrument should be returned to the factory for
servicing.
Error Code
Possible Causes
RTC CODE:
Problem detected in reading or setting the time and date.
COUNTER CODE:
Problem detected with the counter chip.
LCD CODE:
Problem detected in writing to the display.
ADC7718 CODE:
Problem detected in reading the pressure voltage.
ADC3300 CODE:
Problem detected in reading a non-pressure voltage.
EEPROM A CODE:
EEPROM B CODE:
Problem detected in reading from or writing to one of the chips that
store calibration data, user settings and logged data.
USB CODE:
Problem detected with the USB chip.
Calibration CODE:
The meter’s calibration data has been corrupted.
The Lithium Battery is Low.
Low voltage detected on the on-board lithium battery.
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Chapter 8. USB Downloading to a Computer
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer allows for downloading of stored data to a computer by using the
included Windows-based CompuDatTM–USB downloading program and USB interface cable.
Installing the USB Software
Successful installation of the CompuDat–USB downloading software is completed as follows:
1. Insert the CompuDat–USB Software CD into the computer CD drive.
2. Allow the Autorun program to initiate the installation.
Note:
If the program fails to start automatically, run the file setup.exe located on the CD.
3. Follow the on-screen instruction to properly install the program.
Notes: You must have administrative rights on the computer in order to successfully install the
included USB downloading software.
You will need to restart the computer (as prompted) upon completing the installation prior to
first running the USB downloading program.
Connecting the Manometer to the Computer
The HM680 Hydronic Manometer is connected to the computer using the provided USB interface cable.
The meter must be powered on in order to properly establish communication.
First Time Connection
The first time the meter is connected to the computer, you will be prompted to complete the following
New Hardware installation.
1. Select Automatic Install and click Next.
Figure 15: Found New Hardware Wizard
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2. Click Continue Anyway.
Figure 16: Hardware Installation
3. Click Finish.
Figure 17: Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard
Software Interface
With the HM680 meter connected to the computer, the CompuDat–USB program will launch
automatically. All downloadable data stored to the instrument will be presented in a form similar to as
follows:
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Figure 18: USB Folders and Files
All TestIDs
The All TestIDs file contains all data stored to each of the instrument’s 100 available Test IDs.
Cv Factors
The Cv Factors file contains all data associated with the instruments 100 available Cv/Kv valve
coefficients.
TestIDs Folder
Each TestIDs folder contains files for each of the Test ID numbers indicated (example: the folder
‘TestIDs 1-10’ will contain files of stored data for Test ID 1 through Test ID 10). TestIDs folders can be
downloaded in their entirety or opened for access to individual Test ID files.
Downloading Data
Downloading stored data is completed as follows:
1.
Single-click the desired file/folder to highlight.
2.
Click the Save As icon in the toolbar.
Note:
3.
You may also use the Save As option in the file pull-down menu.
Choose the filename, file type, and directory to save data to.
Note:
Double-clicking or using the Open menu option allows for automatically opening the selected
file using an appropriate application (i.e., Microsoft Excel) upon having saved the file to the
computer.
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Specifications*
Range
Differential Pressure .........
Gauge Pressure................
Flow1....................................................
Operating Temperature ....
Storage Temperature .......
Temperature Probe ..........
0 to 300 psi (0 to 2068 kPa)
0 to 300 psi (0 to 2068 kPa)
0 to 9999 USGPM (0 to 631 l/s, 0 to 2271 m3/h)
40 to 100°F (4 to 38°C) electronics
0 to 140°F (-18 to 60°C)
-40 to 250°F (-40 to 121 °C)
Resolution
Pressure (best) ................. 0.001 psi (0.01 kPa)
Flow (best) ........................ 0.0001 USGPM (0.00001 l/s)
Temperature ..................... 0.1°F (0.1°C)
Accuracy
Pressure2 .......................... ±1% of reading or .072 psi (0.5 kPa), whichever is greater
Flow .................................. per pressure accuracy + valve deviation
Temperature ..................... ±0.5°F (0.3°C) from 32 to 160°F (0 to 71°C);
max ±2.0°F (1.2°C) from -40 to 32°F (-40 to 0°C) and from 160 to 250°F
(71 to 121°C)
Units
Pressure ........................... psi, in. H2O, ft H2O, kPa, mm Hg, in. Hg, m H2O, bar
Flow .................................. USGPM, UKGPM, m3/h, l/s, l/m
Temperature ..................... degrees F, degrees C
Statistics ................................ min, max, average, sum up to 1000 readings
Data Storage .......................... 100 Test IDs, 1000 combined readings, time and date stamped
Logging Interval .................... user selectable (5 to 3600 seconds)
Averaging Interval................. user selectable (1 to 30 seconds)
Display.................................... dot matrix LCD with backlight
Dimensions (meter only)........ 11.1 in. × 4.7 in. × 3.5 in. (28.2 cm × 11.9 cm × 8.8 cm)
Pressure Connection ............ ¼” 37° Flare Fitting, Male
Weight with Batteries............ 2.65 lb. (1.20 kg)
Power Requirements ............ four AA-size cells, alkaline or rechargeable NiMH (included), or AC
adapter (included) 7.5 VDC, 1.6 A, regulated
Battery Life3 ........................... minimum of 12 hours with backlight on
minimum of 18 hours with backlight off
Recharge Time ...................... 4 hours (internal charger)
Warranty................................. 2 year factory warranty
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
1
The flow reading is a calculated value determined from the measured Differential pressure, user entered valve flow coefficient
(Cv or Kv), and fluid specific gravity.
2
Accuracy statement applies from 0–250 psi (0–1724 kPa).
3
The minimum battery life stated will occur after the NiMH batteries have been recharged 2-3 times after initial charge.
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