RALEIGH, N.C., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) today announced that two SCANA Corporation companies, South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCEG) and Public Service of North Carolina (PSNC), have selected Elster American Meter to supply all classes of Elster American Meterdiaphragm meters to their service areas in 2011.
Marking its 175th anniversary in the gas metering industry, Elster has enjoyed a long-term relationship with SCANA, delivering high-quality metering products, pressure control devices and piping products for residential, commercial and gas transmission applications.
"PSNC Energy's decision to select Elster American Meter as a part of our overall gas measurement solution was greatly influenced by the excellent customer service that we have experienced over the past few years," said Todd Mingus, manager, engineering and measurement services, PSNC Energy. "That dedication to service complements the strong and reliable product line that we have been familiar with for many years."
"Elster's focus on our needs as a customer has given us the confidence we need to select Elster American Meter as our primary supplier of residential and commercial diaphragm meters," Mingus added.
Elster American Meter diaphragm gas meters have measurement chambers formed by movable diaphragms. With the gas flow directed by internal valves, the chambers alternately fill and expel gas, producing a nearly continuous gas flow through the meter. The Elster American Meter diaphragm meter is preferred by many customers due to its accuracy over a long service life, outstanding durability and impact on maintenance costs.
"SCANA is committed to continually enhancing its infrastructure, and we are pleased to play a larger role in supporting those efforts with Elster solutions," said Roy Sutterfield, president, Elster Gas North America.
"As one of the largest gas metering suppliers in the world, Elster continues to rely on a dedication to high quality standards to differentiate our metering solutions and we look forward to helping SCANA customers enjoy the benefits of increased reliability and dependability," Sutterfield added.
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.