Meter box height: 175mm
Inside face-to-face length: 325mm
Meter box bottom width: 193mm
Meter box opening width: 270mm x 124mm
Locking device: can be fitted
Base plate: fitted, with slots on each side to allow water drainage in case of flooding
Inlet/outlet connections: ¾” male thread (other options possible)
Amanzi Above Ground Meter Box
Smart Metering - Amanzi Meters Smart Systems (AMSS)
Meter box height: 821mm
Meter box width: 120mm
Locking device: lid fitted with locking devices, one on each side
Base plate: fitted
Segments: the top white segment can be assembled with locking devices to enable its removal; this will make working in the inside pipe easier when the box is installed
Inlet/outlet connections: ¾” female thread (other options possible)
The Amanzi Meters Smart System (AMSS) is an integrated system of smart meters, communication networks and data management systems, enabling two-way communication between utilities and customers. It uses bi-directional, ultra-low-power radio networks, integrated with GPRS and/or satellite to allow the reading of meters as well as to control of the iMvubu valve (open/close/restrict) from a remote office.
Amanzi’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is well suited for gated communities and complexes wanting to control their water, as well as for utilities wanting an advanced system that allows remote control, including open/close and restriction. Satellite communication is available in collaboration with a supplier who has been providing solutions to the Department of Water Affairs and SANDF for the past 12 years.
AMSS operates in the ISM 868MHz licence-free bandwidth and does not pose any health hazards due to electromagnetic emissions. AMSS is a true AMI system with advanced functionality not requiring electricity connections. A long-life battery can be replaced in the field to ensure an extended life span of the equipment. The system can effectively be used for credit control, meter reading and billing, service suspension and reconnection as well as leak detection.
Amanzi’s iMvubu valve, initially designed for the allocation of subsidised water to indigent communities, has now been upgraded with pre-paid capabilities. A unique trickle flow function is being patented. The iMvubu valve can be applied for drought control in cases where water restrictions are enforced.
The AMR Reader is a cost-effective alternative to the iMvubu valve and can also be wirelessly linked to a display in the user’s premises. Data can now be sent to the utility for monthly billing but without the controls of the iMvubu.