Kamstrup’s static ultrasonic water meters are characterised by their pinpoint accuracy, longevity and many intelligent features, all of which contributed to SOGEDO’s decision.
“We wanted a reliable meter that would maintain its high level of precision throughout its entire lifetime and that is what you get with a Kamstrup water meter. The quality and robustness of the meter was very important for us. Especially the vacuum sealing making it resistant to moisture and condensation is highly relevant because most of the new meters will be installed in meter pits,” says Mr. Clouet.
The new meters’ intelligent alarms in the event of, for example, leaks and reverse flow, which may be related to fraud, will be a valuable tool for SOGEDO’s customers, but end users are also expected to benefit from the meter’s intelligence. “Our new meters will allow us to offer new features and valuable services to the end users like leak alarms after the meter and consumption tracking,” says Mr. Clouet.
In addition, the meters’ data logger enables professional handling of disputes with end users. “Because historical data and events are automatically stored in the meter and easily accessible, we can return to the end user with the detailed information they need in cases with abnormal consumption, litigation and so on. The same goes for cases where the meter is installed backwards, because the volume is still measured and registered in the data logger.”
According to Mr. Clouet, increasing the transparency not just in their own operations but also for their end users will be one of their most important tasks in the future: “We want to give end users access to their own data via our online platform to enable and empower them to take responsibility for their water consumption. And reliable meter data is a fundamental part of achieving that mission.”