Neptune Technology Group and Fluid Conservation Systems form alliance

[img:Charles.thumbnail.jpg|Chuck DiLaura,
President,
Neptune Technology
Group Inc.
]Tallassee, AL, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 11, 2008 – Neptune Technology Group Inc. and Fluid Conservation Systems, Inc. (FCS) have combined two field-proven technologies to offer water utilities a single system for automatic meter reading and advanced leak monitoring.

Emerging Demand for operational metering


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Douglas Houseman
Abstract: Presented by Douglas Houseman at World Meter Design Congress

Powerline Related Intelligent Metering Evolution; PRIME project


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Inigo Berganza
Abstract: Presented by Inigo Berganza at World Meter Design Congress

Application of ZigBee sensor network for data acquisition and data monitoring


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Mitsugu Terada
Abstract: Presented by Mitsugu Terada at World Meter Design Congress

A ZigBee sensor network for data acquisition and data monitoring is shown in this paper.  Sensor nodes are made for trial use in a laboratory class of undergraduate course in the university. 
The subject of the experiment is “Mechanical equivalent of heat” of physics laboratory.  Apparatus that are used in the experiment subject are a water calorimeter with electrical heater element and stirrer, a mercury thermometer, an electrical power supply, an ampere meter and a volt meter.  All operations are done by students manually and measurement data are recorded in their notebooks.  Distilled water contained in the copper container of the water calorimeter is heated by the electrical power supplied to the heater.  The water temperature is measured once per 30 seconds.  The value of the mechanical equivalent of heat is calculated from the values of voltage and current, and difference between the temperatures at start of and at end of the supplying electrical power to the heater.  So the sensors that measure values of current and voltage, and temperature are necessary for this application.

Latest trends in the design of magnetic latching relays for prepaid...


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Zhang Weizhong
Abstract: Presented by Zhang Weizhong at World Meter Design Congress

Technical issues with various relay components


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: James Zhang
Abstract: Presented by James Zhang at World Meter Design Congress

Connect and disconnect – the latching relay for consumer and load...


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Andreas Beck
Abstract: Presented by Andreas Beck at World Meter Design Congress

During the recent decades, smart homes, energy management and prepayment developed to a stage, where it is known to nearly everybody.
The limited availability and also high prices for electricity created the need for reducing peak demands and accurate billing of consumers. Consumers refusing to pay for energy consumed lead to the development of prepayment systems. A switch was required, which is able to meet the requirements in such systems.

The disconnection and reconnection of loads requires a special switch (relay). It has to meet the specifications defined in the IEC 61037. The switch must be able to withstand over currents, until the circuit breaker responds with disconnection. The amount of switching operations of the relay under rated conditions must ensure a lifetime of the equipment of more than 15 years.

Relays, which are employed in metering equipment or disconnection and reconnection of consumers, are exposed to more severe conditions.

IMS research project findings on component industry


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Michael Markides
Abstract: Presented by Michael Markides at World Meter Design Congress

Integrated design and manufacturing of the electrical meter and home automation


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: John Heibel
Abstract: Presented by John Heibel at World Meter Design Congress

Why one meter design is (nearly) impossible


Conference: World Meter Design Congress
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Presenter: Aaron F. Snyder
Abstract: Presented by Aaron F. Snyder at World Meter Design Congress

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