The quality of the ultrasonic water meter Qalcosonic W1 produced by Axioma Metering has been once again confirmed in the United Kingdom. The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme certificate awarded in February, proves that the quality of Qalcosonic W1 fully conforms to the stringent regulation standards of the UK water market and is suitable for the metering of drinking water. This certificate is also recognised and valued in the countries of the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, etc.).
“Even though we are now holders of the MID (Measuring Instruments Directive) certificate, which confirms that Qalcosonic W1 meter conforms to the top level metrology standards and is suitable for commercial metering of water throughout the European Union, we still additionally plan to test it individually in every country or region, in order to dispel any doubts of our partners and buyers,” said Rytis Kepalas, Head of Water Meter Sales Division at Axioma Metering.
WRAS is a company operating in the United Kingdom since 2008, uniting 26 local water supply enterprises. The purpose of WRAS is to contribute to the protection of public health by preventing contamination of water supplies and encouraging the efficient use of water by promoting compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Byelaws. One of the company’s core objectives is to provide cost effective support to water companies by offering guidance for compliance with the regulations, choice of partners and suppliers and their products.
The UK WRAS certificate is an addition to the already available ultrasonic water meter Qalcosonic W1 hygiene certificates issued in France (ACS), Italy (ICIM), Netherlands (KIWA) and Poland (PZH). All of them serve as an additional proof of quality demonstrating that Qalcosonic W1 meters are safe and can be used for metering of drinking water. The national hygiene requirements are defined by the national legal acts of every country or region. The issue of these certificates involves verification of the quality policy and processes in the company, sustainability of the production process, provision of the product material composition declarations and performance of product testing in independent laboratories.
Qalcosonic W1 ultrasonic water meter is characterised by high precision metering and practically unlimited LoRa, WMBus and NB IoT connection options. Accurate water accounting can help consumers save water, allows remote monitoring of consumption, and offers the utility companies the improved management of water accounting. Qalcosonic W1 is already used or being tested by water suppliers in over 60 countries. The main export destinations are Germany, Finland, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Israel and Oman.