Liberty Lake, WA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 5, 2012 – Itron has acquired C&N Engineering’s GasGate(TM) shut-off valve technology to augment its gas solutions, the company has announced.
Remote shut-off in gas metering has proved controversial because of safety concerns. GasGate’s shut-off valve can be used in both residential and commercial applications and is designed to take advantage of a variety of communication options, according to Itron.
The company said it is working cooperatively with C&N engineers to install and test the product in the field with various gas distribution utilities. Initially, it will be integrated with Itron’s ERT-based communications for gas network and mobile system customers in North America.
“We’ve seen a growing demand for remote gas shut-off in the market place, and this product will meet our customers’ gas safety and reliability needs,” commented Phil Holdbrooks, Itron director product marketing, Energy.