Certified DURABILITY for high performances
When evaluating which gas meter best meets certain requirements, we can’t forget to consider the durability of the product. In fact, when dealing with gas management, most of the time durability of a device means safety while it is in use.
Besides the remotely controlled shut-off valve, Prodigi has another safety component: its stainless-steel body. That is welded to ensure strength, the external seal and resistance from corrosion (internal and external) both at low and high temperatures.
We find evidence of this in different kinds of tests that the smart gas meter has been stressed to. In order to obtain the compliance with the most important normative requirements, this gas meter passed many mechanical tests such as impact strength and etching. Then, the gas meter body was subjected to an accelerated corrosion test in a neutral salt spray chamber. The sample was immersed continuously for 500 hours in a 5% solution of sodium chloride dissolved in deionised water. At the end of the above tests and a subsequent one lasting 340 hours in a humidistat chamber at 100% relative humidity, the sample was washed, dried with compressed air and evaluated. No appreciable fractures or incisions were found and on a scale of 0 to 5 – where 5 corresponds to 40/50% rusted area – the degree of rusting was less than 1.
IP rating: what it is and how it’s important when we talk about a gas meter
Another important aspect to be considered is the IP rating of the gas meter. IP stands for Ingress Protection and, as per the international standard EN 60529, this rating is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies (tools, dirt etc) and moisture. The IP rating is expressed by the means of two numbers, each corresponding to a specific kind of protection. The first number after IP indicates the degree of intrusion protection, and the second one represents the protection level that the casing enjoys from various forms of moisture. The Ultrasonic Smart Gas Meter by Mesura Metering complies to the IP65 enclosure. That means it is fully protected against:
• dust and other particulates – including a vacuum seal, tested against continuous airflow;
• water projected from a nozzle.