MARS Launches New Water Meter Test Bench Technology and Feature Enhancements
Patented, Ultra-Low Flow and Back Flow Features Drive Next Generation of Water Meter Testing
For Immediate Release
OCALA, Fla., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – MARS Company, global leader in water meter testing and technology solutions, announced today that it has launched new water meter test bench technology and feature enhancements that provide unique abilities with regard to meter testing performance, form factor and application.
Patented, Ultra-Low Flow Water Meter Testing and Accuracy Measurement – Optional Feature
MARS Company announces that it has optimized the design of a patented, test bench meter adapter to assist in accurately measuring the next generation of ultra-low flow water meters. As water meter technology advances and water conservation becomes more vital, the need to monitor and test the meters at ranges lower than the current testing parameters is of increasing importance. MARS Company has designed the Ultra-Low Flow feature to adapt to existing and new installations, with minimal impact on field installations for current customers. “Our state-of-the-art test bench system coupled with the industry’s only Enterprise-grade Software provides the industry with unparalleled flexibility to meet the most demanding water meter test requirements. Our technology can revolutionize how water meters are tested for generations to come.” said Dave Corey, CEO of MARS Company.
• Advanced Ultra-Low Flow Water Meter Testing Option
• Full compliance with American Water Works Association (AWWA) meter testing parameters
• Minimizes disturbance during all phases of the test(s)
• Adaptable to various meter sizes
• Adaptable to various meter types and manufacturers
• International flow rates have exceeded 1/32nd gallon per minute
The Ultra-Low Flow Feature may be coupled with other MARS Company products to further minimize disturbance issues and achieve a high degree of accuracy for the meter test. These products include, but are not limited to, the MARS Gravity-Based Recirculation System and the MARS M3 2017 Enterprise Software System.
Backflow Preventer Testing - Optional Feature
Customer and market demand led to the new MARS optional test bench feature for comprehensive testing of backflow preventers, in compliance with state or local directives. In addition, this system not only tests the backflow device but also records the data for report generation and historical reference and storage. MARS Company has developed this exclusive solution to provide inhouse testing of the backflow preventer prior to field deployment and when the unit is returned to the testing center after field removal.
• Back Flow Water Meter Testing Option
• Added as a feature of the MARS Small Meter Test Bench System (5/8" through 2")
• Added as a feature of the Large Meter Test Bench System (3" through 16")
• Report generation through the MARS M3 Meter Management Software System
• Operation either in stand-alone mode or with the Test Bench System
• Compliance with State and Local mandates
The patented, Ultra-Low Flow optional feature is immediately available and the Back Flow Optional Feature will be available in the 3Q of 2017. MARS Company will be exhibiting at AWWA 2017 Trade show, June 12-14 in Philadelphia, PA at booth #2225. For more information about MARS Company please visit www.MARSwater.com.
About MARS Company
MARS Company is a global leader in water meter testing and technology solutions. With more than 30 years of experience assisting municipal and private utilities throughout the world, MARS has a long track record of success. MARS core business and expertise include: Patented Water Meter Testing Systems & Software Technology, Innovative AMR/AMI Technology Products and Software Solutions and Water System Specialty Products. Innovative thinking allows MARS to leverage its unique, proprietary technology, patent positioning, manufacturing infrastructure and world-class management strength, to further position itself as the leader in the water industry.