The Stratus® residential meter from Sensus delivers more data than any other product on the market, ensuring the safe, accurate and reliable management of the electric grid. Using the true two-way communications on the Sensus FlexNet® network, utilities and municipalities can instantly configure, upgrade and customize the meter’s electricity management platform for unparalleled efficiency and responsiveness.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees the development, distribution and implementation of U.S. standards and guidelines for the electric utility industry.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) provides safety-related certification, validation, testing and inspection services across a wide range of industries, including electric utilities.
Intense stress-testing methodology determines meter reliability and exposes design and process weaknesses.
Tests measure minimum and maximum values for temperature, humidity and voltage to ensure meter functionality.
The Sensus outdoor meter farm measures long-term performance against airborne contaminants and runs lifecycle testing at -40° C, ambient temperature and +85°C, as well as no load to 200 amps.
Stratus meters are tested to perform against hot sockets, internal heating and overvoltage incidents to ensure protection.
Weather tightness is tested against gutter downspout, direct water insertion and wind-driven rain, establishing resistance to intrusion caused by wet weather and other factors.