RALEIGH, NC - May 21, 2013
Sensus, a leading utility infrastructure company, is helping utilities increase safety and reliability through its innovative RGS-10 remote gas shutoff technology. Now, when a customer reports a gas leak, utilities using RGS-10 can remotely turn off gas flow and safely address the situation. Featuring built-in sensors and a radio transmitter, RGS-10 also shuts off service automatically when it detects, a fire, or high or low pressure exceeding utility-programmed limits. Sensus will demonstrate the RGS and other gas utility technologies in Booth 819 at the American Gas Association Exhibition in Orlando, FL.
The RGS-10 is built around the SmartPoint™ GM transceiver, which leverages two-way communication for customer service and improved operational efficiency. The SmartPoint transceivers leverage technology that can grow and change automatically enabling gas utilities to upgrade from walk-by or drive-by to fixed-base communications. This combination allows utilities to immediately shut off gas flow from the office, eliminating the delay required to drive to the residence. While RGS-10 is constantly monitoring pressure and temperature, this communication capability enables immediate gas flow shut off for any reason, including on demand shutoff.
“Natural gas is a clean, efficient and safe energy option that fuels the primary heating needs of more than 50 percent of American households,” Chris Wykle, director of gas marketing at Sensus. “As reliance on natural gas increases, RGS-10 ensures remote access and control of the flow of natural gas to a customer’s property whenever the need arises and underlines the gas industry’s commitment to safety.”
Sensus is a leading utility infrastructure company offering smart meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric, gas, and water industries. Sensus technology helps utilities drive operational efficiency and customer engagement with applications that include advanced meter reading, data acquisition, demand response, distribution automation, home area networking and outdoor lighting control. Customers worldwide trust the innovation, quality and reliability of Sensus solutions for the intelligent use and conservation of energy and water.Download PDF