Yes! We have Pulse-Output Gas Meters that have a pulse output that can be read remotely.  For each unit of gas that flows by the meter produces an electrical pulse that can be measured from a distance.  The total gas usage can always be read on the face of the meters as well - as standalone devices.

 

Spec Sheets: http://www.ekmmetering.com/information/spec-sheets.html


 

Our EKM-Omnimeter Pulse v.4 electric meters have the ability to read basic, 2-wire pulse output from the gas meters.  These electric meters can accept the input of up to 3 pulse output devices (such as these gas meters).

 

You can read the EKM OmniMeter Pulse v.4 on the face, or set it up to be read with your computer.  The remote read is a simple RS-485, 2 wire system which allows the meter string to be read from up to 4000 feet away.  This string of meters can then be connected to one of our EKM Push units, plugged into the internet, and from there you can read your meters over the internet from anywhere in the world.  If you need to go short range wireless, you can wirelessly bridge the hardwired RS-485 network at any point using our 485Bee wireless mesh.

 

You can use our EKM Push system to make this data available easily via the Cloud.  The EKM Push can be connected to an internet connection or even cellular modem as long as you have a way to plug into its RJ45 ethernet jack.


Encompass.io makes use of the the EKM Push data and makes your gas meter data available online in your own secure account. The web application lets you visualize your gas usage in a variety of graphs and it also also allows you to generate reports. These can be used to bill your tenants or simply as a way to monitor your gas usage over time. Encompass is free for all EKM Push users so there is no risk if you want to try it out.

We also have our EKM Dash software that will let you log the meter usage to your computer.  This software does not have any monthly fees and can be used on an unlimited number of meters.  You can set it up to make a monthly report on any day of the month.  The software can automatically generate a report and email it to you, or your tenant/user.  Our software has the ability to respond to events configured by the user.  You could set it up to email you, for instance, when a certain usage amount has been reached.  This is in the Triggers page of the Dash software, under Events.

 

Alternatively you could have a computer running on site with the Dash software running on it.  You could connect the Omnimeter Pulse v.4 to this computer via the iSerial or our $25 USB Converter.  You could set the Dash software to email you monthly or daily, etc., reports of your usage.


Take a look at our customizable Metering Package for remote reading electricity, water and/or gas here: Remote Water, Gas, and Electricity Metering Package


The image below shows the wired connections that are necessary for remote gas metering (you would simply need to substitute a gas meter for the water meter that is shown here). In reality these wired connections will be extended over further distances (up to 200 feet for the pulse output wires coming from the water meter, up to 4000 feet for the RS485 wires going to the EKM Push gateway). Keep in mind that up to 3 gas meters can be connected to the v.4 Omnimeter.