Water meters receive OIML R49 approval for Europe


Severn Trent Services,
SM150 SmartMeter 
Ft. Washington, PA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 3. 2007 – Severn  Trent Services, a supplier of intelligent water metering, has announced the certification of its range of SmartMeter™ water meters to the European OIML (International Organization of Legal Metrology) R49 standard. The new European Measuring Instruments Directive, effective November 1, allows electronic water meters using fluidic oscillators to be used in Europe for potable water metering.

The SM150 and SM250 family of SmartMeters are accredited for use in drinking water applications in European Union countries and are the first electronic, battery-powered domestic water meters to have successfully received accreditation to the R49 standard.

SmartMeters employ fluidic oscillation technology for lifelong accuracy and are unaffected by grit and air in the network. The water meters provide a range of functions to monitor leakage, supply data and prevent meter tampering, helping water companies optimize their networks. Meters are available in a variety of data output formats for integration into AMR systems. More than 1 million electronic water meters using this technology are already in use throughout the United Kingdom, the United States and the Middle East.