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Composite Water Meters: Setting The Standard

Source: Sensus, a Xylem brand
Composite Water Meters: Setting The Standard

For the past 150 years, Sensus has brought water metrology products to market that have led the industry in technology, efficiency and accuracy. Today is no different as environmental regulations and sustainable technologies are key concerns for water utilities. Sensus is on the leading edge of these concerns and offers products constructed with durable composite materials that create a new standard in the water metering industry. As environmental responsibility is increasingly mandated, the entire industry is evolving the way it approaches intelligent water distribution systems.

Sensus made a conscious decision to develop composite materials for its residential water meters, making them stronger and more durable. The new composite meters have been successfully launched in Europe where they have met with widespread acceptance. Composite meters were introduced in North America in 2010 with the launch of the Sensus iPERL™ residential water meter.

The iPERL intelligent water management system features a construction with zero lead in the flowtube, comprised of a long-fiber-reinforced polyamide composite material. The Sensus accuSTREAM™ positive displacement meter is comprised of a fiber reinforced thermoplastic material.