Severn Trent Services Introduces Revolutionary Domestic Water Meter with Internal Radio Transmitter
17 July 2006, News release from Severn Trent Services Ltd
SmartMeter" C100R concentric water meter enables seasonal tariff application, itemised billing, calendar reads and improved data transfer capability.
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. - July, 2006 - Severn Trent Services has introduced the latest addition to its SmartMeter" family of fluidic oscillation water meters. The SmartMeter C100R concentric water meter features a range of functions designed to provide real-time monitoring and reporting of domestic water consumption data, identification of peak week demand and the detection of leakages. The C100R helps address concerns about water shortages by improving management and reducing demand of water resources.
Severn Trent Metering Services recognised the need for a new approach to tackle the issue of water resource management. After discussing with seven UK water companies the need for an improved meter, a working group was set up to establish a detailed technical specification and to complete the final design. The development of this revolutionary new water meter took 21 months from conception to launch.
Utilising an internal radio that transmits real-time data, the C100R constantly monitors consumption patterns and stores information on continuous flow, which may indicate leakage on customers' properties. The transmitter produces data every 30 seconds, providing users with the ability to carry out high resolution wireless data logging. The real-time data information enables daily, hourly or more frequent data logging, offering water utilities the ability to perform consumption profiling and to implement time-of-day and seasonal tariffs, encouraging consumers to use water during non-peak demand times.
The C100R is configured with a real-time clock and calendar and is programmed to store meter readings for the previous 14 months to provide accurate billing data and minimise customer disputes. It also is capable of recording the start date, duration and rate of water leakages, enabling water utilities to identify and prioritise where work is required and when the repairs have been successfully completed.
Severn Trent Services' SmartMeters address the increased demand for water meter accuracy, dependability and cost efficiency. The presence of air in water systems does not affect SmartMeter accuracy because the fluidic oscillation technology measures only the flow of water. With no moving parts, the meters are not affected by the wear and subsequent accuracy problems that are caused by grit and particulates. Pre installed meters in boundary boxes expedite the installation process and ensure that the meter does not sustain damage that can occur during installation due to grit and particulates.
Available to suit a range of pipe sizes and flow rates, SmartMeters provide accurate measurement of water flows throughout the product lifetime.
About Severn Trent Services
Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation, and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis, rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our international management services business provides support in all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. An international environmental services leader, Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.
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