ACTON, Mass. — Spire Metering Technology, formerly Shenitech, working in flow and energy management solutions, announced the release of its NSF 61 Annex SpireG-certified cold water meter, the Prime Series 280W-D Ultrasonic Water Meter, according to a press release.

The 280W-D is guaranteed to deliver accurate, non-intrusive flow measurement of potable water across a broad array of pipe sizes and environmental conditions — with the ability to detect minute water leaks as low as 2-3 drops per second, stated the release.

Spire Metering's recent certification for the 280W-D Water Meter can be found on the NSF website.

"When it comes to measuring the flow of clean drinking water, the 'smarter,' more efficient a meter is, the better its ability at minimizing wasted resources, revenue or both," said Douglas Cheung, marketing director of Spire Metering Technology. "We took the best features and patented technology we use in our other metering products and combined them with a truly unique construction to provide years of accurate performance even in the most remote, extreme environments."

The 280W-D includes features normally found in products made by larger brands with larger price tags. Tough yet sensitive, the 280W-D enables proactive monitoring of drinking water with the ability to detect leaks as low as a few drops per second.

Its bronze alloy construction and vacuum-sealed design is completely submersible and impervious to sand, sediment and condensation. The new water meter has a 10-year battery life and includes a 6-year warranty, ensuring long-term stability and performance in harsh, dry or even wet climates.

The 280W-D can also reliably integrate with AMR/AMI networking solutions using M-Bus, radio and pulse, with automated switchover to power when available to conserve battery life.

Like all of Spire Metering's ultrasonic and magnetic measurement and metering products, the new Prime Series 280W-D Ultrasonic Water Meter delivers premium quality and results at a lower price than competing products.

For more information, visit www.SpireMT.com or call 1-888-738-0188 (toll-free).