Product Overview: Vaetrix DTG – Distribution Test Gauge
Vaetrix DTG – Distribution Test Gauge
Timed Test Mode with countdown feature and auto logging
Datalogging up to 64,000 readings
Bluetooth apps for remote monitoring
Lightweight lockable IP67 Enclosure (10″ x 7″) with viewing window
1/4″ FNPT Pressure connection with backup plate
Panel mount USB port for easy data uploading
AC power option via USB
Quick Start Guide, NIST Certificate with Data, AC to USB Power Adapter, and 4 Year Warranty
Most products will ship within 48 hours direct from factory in the United States.
Pressure Accuracy: ±0.1% Full Scale (Includes all effects of linearity, hysteresis, repeatability, temperature, and stability based on one year.
Barometric Accuracy: ±0.35% Full Scale
Power: 3 AA Alkaline or USB Micro B
Operating Range: 12°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Storage Range: -10°F to 150°F (-23°C to 65°C)
Update Rate: Four readings per second
Process Connection: 1/4″ FNPT
Bluetooth: Optional BLE Low Energy, registered under FCC: WAP2001
We can create custom software to fit your needs. Read our blog here.
WHY DID WE CREATE TIMED TEST MODE?
Historically, in residential gas service testing, technicians were required to perform pressure integrity tests at the main distribution line as well as at the residential service line itself. While the main line tests could last 4-8 hours, the service tests at the residence may only last 10 minutes and typically do not require temperature records. Technicians were manually recording the start pressure, waiting 10 minutes, then manually recording the end pressure to document their test for inspectors. How did they accomplish documenting this test in a quantifiable way with a time stamp? CELL PHONE PICTURES! They took a picture of the gauge pressure at the start with a time stamp, and then a picture after 10 minutes with the end pressure and a time stamp. They then uploaded the pictures in their final report for visual proof.
THE PROBLEMS: (1) Remembering to check the gauge at exactly 10 minutes from the start time in order for the test to be valid; (2) No record or proof of any leakage between the 10-minute time period unless watching the gauge the entire test. (3) No physical document for proof of the test being properly performed, heavy reliance on cell phone pictures, times and word of technician – no data points. Read more about Timed Test Mode here.