The Qalcosonic W1 water meter produced by Axioma Metering, the developer of smart water and heat metering devices, received a hygienic approval from France (ACS), Italy (ICIM), the Netherlands (KIWA) and Poland (PZH). They certify that the meters are safe and may be used for drinkable water metering.
“The received hygienic approvals are yet another acknowledgement of
the quality of our products. Members from the assessing organisations
from different countries, each applying its own evaluation procedure,
visited our factory, audited our manufacturing processes and materials
used, inspected the product quality, tested the meters 4–5 weeks in
their laboratories, and confirmed that our new smart water meters
Qalcosonic W1 are suitable for metering even drinkable water,” Axioma
Metering’s Head of Product Development Giedrius Vaitkūnas shared his
thoughts on the achievement.
Unlike the MID (Measuring Instruments Directive) certificate
acknowledging that a mater meets metrology requirements of the highest
level and is suitable for commercial water metering throughout the
European Union, the hygienic requirements are defined by the national
legislation of each individual country or region. The inspection
involves the entire company’s quality policy, manufacturing process
sustainability, and statements on product material composition. It takes
3 to 4 months to receive each approval.
“Currently we have started the procedure to receive hygienic
approvals in Germany and the United Kingdom. We will not limit ourselves
to Europe and will seek a similar approval in the Australian and US
markets in the nearest future,” Mr Vaitkūnas explained the company’s
The Axioma Metering team completed the development of the ultrasonic
meter Qalcosonic W1 in 2018. It invested over 1.7 million euros in its
development. Qalcosonic W1 is unique in its especially accurate metering
and essentially unlimited data-transferring possibilities. Accurate
water metering will help consumers save water and allow them to monitor
its consumption remotely, while utility companies will be able to
control water metering much more effectively. The meter is currently
being tested by more than 30 utility companies in Germany, France, the
United Kingdom, Denmark and Norway. Qalcosonic W1 received the MID
certificate in autumn 2018.
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