“Axioma Metering” starts a designing process of new generation composite ultrasonic heat and water meters, which is worth 7.2 million Eur. The company has appealed for the financial funds of the European Union; the financial support requested for the project makes up 3.8 million Eur. The new generation meters by “Axioma Metering” will be introduced to the market in 2022.
“Our goal is to design innovative and unique ultrasonic meters: the flow part will be made of composite and nanocomposite materials. We will create products distinguished by new materials and smart solutions that will meet future expectations of the international market.”- says Head of Innovation and Technology Division at “Axioma Metering” Virgilijus Pamakštis.
According to Pamakštis, fundamental scientific research is essential for the development of the new generation accounting devices. The studies will be carried out by scientists at Kaunas University of Technology. Applied studies and experimental development research will be conducted by “Axioma Metering” in cooperation with the Lithuanian Energy Institute.
The new generation of smart composite ultrasonic meters developed during the project will be designed for heat and water users. The high-quality accounting devices will be characterised by lower cost and more advanced features than the current meters. As a comparison, the new meters will last twice as long, and the length of time between periodic metrological controls will be twice as long, too. The new generation of the meters will be environmentally friendly, as they will be produced from recycled secondary raw materials.
The upcoming heat meters will start the new generation of meters by “Axioma Metering”, and water meters will continue the production line of Qalcosonic W1. As the market increasingly recognises composite meters, demand for larger diameter meters is increasing; thus, it is planned to design composite meters up to DN 50 diameter in this project.