Elster has unveiled its AC-800 commercial diaphragm gas meter, a compact, high-capacity, positive displacement meter designed for commercial and industrial applications.

The AC-800 enables customers to reduce their costs while maintaining high, long-term accuracy measurement and reliability.

The AC-800 is AMR/AMI compatible, enabling seamless integration with any advanced metering project.

The meter’s design incorporates a front mount index that enables the use of a lower cost residential style radio for automated meter reading or advanced metering infrastructure.

Elster Gas North America president Roy Sutterfield said the AC-800 diaphragm meter is an accurate, reliable, cost-saving solution that enables utilities to improve bottom-line results while simultaneously enhancing their customers’ and employees’ safety.

The new gas meter weighs half as much as traditional diaphragm meters, which facilitates installation by a single technician and reduces the possibility for injury, the company said.

Elster is engaged in advanced metering infrastructure and integrated metering and utilization solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries.