Elster is providing customized meters that meet the specific needs of the Kuwaiti market. The company’s automatic meter reading (AMR) meters will enable Kuwait to more effectively monitor consumption and strengthen the nation’s water management programs. Elster M190 water meters will be deployed inside and outside of house walls and in sidewalks.
Designed to withstand both hot and cold extreme temperatures, sand and dust storms, the Elster smart meters function properly regardless of sediments or containments in the water supply and can accurately measure varying levels of water quality. The meters are also equipped with connectivity and interface systems designed to meet the demands of future Smart Grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) projects.
Water is an extremely valuable resource in Kuwait and water conditioning is very complex and expensive so fresh water is not always delivered through pipes to homes. Accurately monitoring water consumption and educating citizens on proper water conservation practices are essential to maintaining the nation’s water infrastructure.
Jerry Lauzze, executive vice president of Elster’s global water business says, “Elster water meters are deployed all over the world, helping residential, commercial and industrial locations more efficiently conserve valuable water resources. Elster specifically designed the water meters for Kuwait to withstand a number of extreme environmental conditions. Our smart metering solutions are ideally suited for desert conditions across the Middle East.”
For all projects in Kuwait, Elster is partnered with Al Khatla which will deliver the meters and accessories to Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water.
Over the last 10 years, Elster has amassed one of the most extensive installed meter bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial customers.