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November 03, 2011

Q4000 with Replaceable Battery Pack Introduced by Elster
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

A new version of the Q4000 electromagnetic water meter has been introduced by Elster. For extended meter operating life, the new version includes a replaceable battery pack. The latest innovation for Elster in its C&I product portfolio is represented by this solution. The product was launched this month by Elster in Europe and the Middle East. An announcement in this regard has been made one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers, Elster.

Utility applications like network monitoring and commercial billing will find the Q4000 ideal. Bi-directional pulse communications are featured by the Q4000. Compatibility with the latest data logging and advanced meter reading equipment is therefore ensured. The Q4000 also features low head loss, high accuracy and a fully sealed waterproof IP68 housing construction. The latest technology in battery-powered electromagnetic motors is therefore represented by the Q4000.

Long, reliable battery life is provided by the new version of the Q4000. The number of expensive service visits is therefore reduced. A fast 0.5 second sampling rate is maintained by the meter. No loss of measurement accuracy is therefore ensured. The meter's operating life is extended with the specially designed battery pack which is also easy to exchange. Operation of the Q4000 is therefore possible beyond 10 years even in the very hot climates of the Middle East.

In a release, Gary Vincent, regional general manager, water metering business at Elster, said, "By lowering the service interval for battery replacement, utilities can now spend more time focusing on real value-creating activities such as reducing leakage and ensuring an effective distribution of water throughout their network."

According to Vincent, the meter’s operating life is extended with its replaceable battery pack. The Q4000 can be also set up easily. A forward leap in electronic water metering is represented by the new Q4000.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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