New Ultrasonic Smart Gas Meter ready for Deployment in the UK
Horsens, Denmark, February 4, 2021
With no wear and tear, compact design and ultraprecise measurement, the new ultrasonic gas meter, SciFlo®, promises a one-size-fits-all solution for UK energy suppliers.
Danish based FLONIDAN has built a name around delivering state-of-the-art diaphragm gas meters for mass deployment. Now an ultrasonic gas meter is added to the program.
SciFlo® is the result of years of scientific research and fine-tuning of the ultrasonic measuring principle and is the first ever ultrasonic gas meter from FLONIDAN.
“We have gathered all our learnings from delivering millions of gas meters to mass deployment in recent years and used them to design a long-life, high-performance meter, which meets the majority of requirements in an all-in-one meter, says Head of PM Tomas Skjaerris.
No wear and tear
Unlike mechanical meters, SciFlo® is a static meter with no moving parts. Volume is detected and measured via ultrasonic signals. This principle not only demonstrates high accuracy, it is unaffected by the natural wear and tear a meter is exposed to during a long service life. As a result, SciFlo® has a lifetime of 15+ years with pinpoint accuracy and an absolute minimum of maintenance.
While UK consumers are reportedly more positive towards the benefits of having a smart meter installed in their homes, the ticking sound of a gas meter in operation can alter the opinion and cause frustration. With no moving parts SciFlo® is designed for noiseless operation, putting noise complaints to a stop, and allowing installation even in living spaces.
Indoor as well as outdoor
With an IP67 protection classification, SciFlo® is equally suitable for outdoor installation in semi-concealed meter boxes. Due to its compact design SciFlo® will fit even in the most confined spaces and allow installers to always bring only one meter, regardless of the installation requirements.
In semi-concealed boxes SciFlo® allows a 45° angle with easy access to the Man Machine interface (MMI).
In addition, the small and compact design enables twice the number of meters in a van and only half the space for storage as traditional meters.
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Single band as well as dual band setup
SciFlo® is a SMETS2 gas meter and comes both in a single band and dual band version. Each version includes auto-pairing; the dual band version also offers network assist, helping to achieve a greater success rate for installation and upgrades.
“With millions of installations still to come, UK dual fuel engineers rely on simple and speedy installation and commissioning processes, says Tomas Skjaerris. With SciFlo® we have kicked antenna performance to the next level, enabling HAN-connection even in the most challenged installation scenarios.”
SciFlo® is fully approved and certified. For further info download Datasheet ► SciFlo® Ultrasonic gas meter or contact FLONIDAN or FLONIDAN partner Aclara UK already now.