Jan 13, 2015

Industry Tests Confirm Sensus Electric Meters Comply with Safety Standards

The city of Medicine Hat requested performance & safety testing be performed on 40 meters

Sensus electric meters Underwriters Laboratories safety standards

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) performed independent tests at the request of two Sensus customers and confirmed that the Sensus Generation 3 iCon A 2S remote disconnect electric meter is in compliance with its latest safety standards. UL is an organization for testing, certifying and validating electric meters.

In a news release by SaskPower issued Dec. 17, 2014the utility wrote that the meters "were subjected to the performance requirements in the newest industry standard, the UL 2735 Standard for Safety for Electric Meters, and the meters were found to comply."

The city of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada asked UL to perform different performance and safety tests on 40 Sensus meters. The tests included nine UL 2735 ANSI (American National Standards Institute) tests and nine UL 2735 tests. The utility also asked UL to conduct specialized tests for dust and water penetration, damp heat and extended overvoltage. In a Dec. 18, 2014 news release, the city wrote that "as a result of the positive test results, the Energy Committee today recommended continuing with electric automated metering installations using the Sensus Generation 3 iConA metering products." City council approved the recommendation and the utility plans to install the remaining meters.

"Safety and customer satisfaction remain our top priorities," said Sensus President Randy Bays. "We recognize that the industry has concerns about the performance of electric meters and we are taking a leadership position in developing solutions that address the issues."