New water meter launched


Ocala, FL, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — May 14, 2008 – Elster AMCO Water, Inc., part of Elster Group, a provider of advanced metering infrastructure, integrated metering and utilization solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries, has announces the upcoming launch of the evoQ4 mag meter – the latest addition to the evolution™ line of innovative, solution-driven products developed for the water utility industry by Elster AMCO Water.

The evoQ4 mag meter brings pioneering technology to the commercial water metering market by delivering the functionality of four traditional commercial meters – Compounds, Turbines, Single Jets, and Mag Meters. Embedded with sophisticated measurement technology, the evoQ4 mag meter provides high accuracy through a wide range of flows.

Mark Patience, senior product manager for Elster AMCO Water, says: “Utilities are demanding water metering solutions that are highly accurate, versatile and adept at reducing operating expenses, protecting and enhancing revenue, and efficiently managing water resources. These demands, along with the need for utilities to account for every drop of water it delivers, have driven Elster AMCO Water to develop the evoQ4, a highly advanced commercial meter that is reliable, precise and delivers unparalleled performance.”

With advanced flow technology, the evoQ4 is designed for commercial applications that require a meter to accurately measure water over a wide flow range in any number of conditions and applications. The evoQ4‘s wide flow range is accomplished in part by a high resolution 0.5 second sampling rate. Fully submersible, solid state, lightweight, and with a 10 year battery life, the evoQ4 is designed to measure accurately without the need of moving parts, eliminating the need for calibration, battery change-out or any type of regular maintenance that may be required with traditional mechanical and electromagnetic meters. The evoQ4‘s features provide the capabilities needed to effectively manage water resources while reducing operating costs that can impact a utility’s revenue stream, delivering instant measurable benefits.

It is embedded with the technology needed to remotely monitor leaks and manage billing systems through Elster AMCO Water’s own evolution™ AMI system, or any other AMR/AMI solution. Additionally, the bi-directional pulse output allows utilities to connect to critical water management systems, making it a revenue meter and effective tool for distribution management.