Severn Trent Services' SmartMeter fluidic oscillation water meters have been selected by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in the United Arab Emirates to upgrade the Authority's water metering technology. SmartMeter solid-state water meters have been specified by ADWEA to replace existing mechanical meters in order to meet the utility's requirement to improve metering accuracy and reliability. An additional key feature of SmartMeters is their capability to communicate metering data using various networked AMR systems.
SmartMeter water meters address the global demand for economic and dependable metering technology. 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 negatively affected by the wear and subsequent accuracy problems that are caused by sand and grit. Available to suit a range of pipe sizes and flow rates, SmartMeters provide accurate measurement of water flows throughout the entire product lifetime.
The scope of Severn Trent Services' contract with ADWEA includes the supply of water meters and touch pads used to take readings at residential and commercial properties. Severn Trent Services will provide local technical support throughout the metering program. Installation of the meters and touch pads will be carried out by Astraco Construction, a local firm specializing in mechanical and electrical contract implementation.
Severn Trent Services, based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions.