The new Q4000 electromagnetic water meter of Elster’s C&I product portfolio was launched in Europe and the Middle East this month.

Elster said the Q4000 is ideal for utility applications, including network monitoring and commercial billing.

The Q4000 features bi-directional pulse communications that are fully compatible with the latest data logging and advanced meter reading equipment.

Elster water metering business regional general manager Gary Vincent said by lowering the service interval for battery replacement, utilities can spend more time focusing on real value-creating activities such as reducing leakage and ensuring an effective distribution of water throughout their network.

"With its replaceable battery pack to extend the meter’s operating life and sheer simplicity to set up and use, the new Q4000 represents a leap forward in electronic water metering," Vincent said.

Elster is a electricity, gas and water measurement and control provider.