Ultrasonic Water Meter

Explore cutting-edge water technology with ultrasonic water meters, setting new standards for precision and flow dynamics. Through collaboration with our sister company “Axioma Metering“, we deliver a superior solution of water metering, guaranteeing cost efficiency and unwavering reliability.

What is Ultrasonic Water Meter

Ultrasonic water meter is an advanced IoT metering device used to measure water consumption with exceptional accuracy and efficiency. Ultrasonic meters use high-frequency sound waves instead of typical mechanical rotors to measure the flow rate of water through pipes. By avoiding physical touch and interfering with water flow, this non-intrusive technique minimizes pressure loss and guarantees accurate readings. 

One of the main benefits of ultrasonic meters is their capacity to identify even minute variations in water flow, allowing for quick action in the event of a leak or other system irregularity. One of the main benefits of ultrasonic meters is their capacity to identify even minute variations in water flow, allowing for quick action in the event of a leak or other system irregularity. In addition to preventing water waste, this proactive method saves users a substantial amount of money.

Axioma W1 Ultrasonic Water Meter

When it comes to water measurement, the Axioma W1 Ultrasonic Water Meter leads the way in innovation due to its unmatched accuracy, dependability, and versatility. The W1’s advanced ultrasonic technology ensures long-term stability and endurance by eliminating the need for moving parts to give incredibly accurate readings. The W1 gives consumers the ability to improve water usage, quickly detect leaks, and support sustainable water management practices.

Seamless Integration

The Axioma W1 Ultrasonic Water Meter isn’t just a standalone device; it’s part of a comprehensive water management solution. With integrated LoRaWAN communication capabilities, the W1 seamlessly connects to the Mainhive data management platform, ensuring efficient data transmission, analysis and leak detection. LoRaWAN technology offers long-range communication, enabling smart meters to transmit data securely over extended distances without repeaters or transceivers.

Meter placement

An important factor in effective water management is where water meters are placed. Flexibility is king with Axioma Ultrasonic Water Meters like the W1. There is no need for stringent orientation criteria because these meters can be set in any position: horizontally or verticallyThis adaptability streamlines the process and reduces any interruptions by making installation easier for utilities and plumbers.

One Meter for Many Applications

The Axioma W1 Ultrasonic Water Meter meets a wide range of submetering installation needs in the US market with 3/4″ and 1″ meters.  Because of its sophisticated design, the same meter can be used for hot and cold water applications. Long-term performance and low maintenance are guaranteed by the W1’s more than 16-year battery life, which makes it a great option for industrial, commercial, and residential applications.The meter can withstand a maximum operating pressure of 232 psi (16 bar), ensuring durability and reliability even in 

high-pressure environments. Data transmission is made frictionless by integrated LoRaWAN connectivity. Internal memory stores the hourly, daily, and monthly values of measured parameters, offering important insights into trends of water usage. The W1 also has a number of alarms and event detection features, such as radio communication, low-temperature warning, leakage, burst, backflow, empty pipe, flow direction indicator, and battery level indication. 

Smart Water Meter vs Regular Water Meter

 Smart Water Meter Regular Water Meter 
Principle of operation Utilizes ultrasonic technology to measure water flow Operates based on mechanical gears and dials, turbine or a piston 
Accuracy Offers higher accuracy due to its advanced technology May degrade over time due to mechanical wear and buildup of debris or minerals in the meter 
Maintenance Less maintenance since it has no moving parts that can wear out periodic calibration may be necessary to maintain accuracy. Scheduled technician visits according to government regulations (every 2-5 years) 
Data Collection Remote, almost real-time data. Manual reading, usually done by a customer once a month.  
Leak Detection Quick detection No detection 
 Costs Initial cost tends to be higher due to the advanced technology involved. However, savings can be realized over time through improved accuracy, reduced water loss from leaks, and lower maintenance costs. Lower initial cost but may incur higher long-term costs due to maintenance, manual reading, and potential inaccuracies leading to revenue loss for utilities. 
Durability More durable as it has no moving parts prone to wear and tear.  Susceptible to damage from debris in the water, temperature fluctuations, and physical wear on moving parts, which can lead to degradation in performance and accuracy over time. 
Mounting Orientation Any angle According to specific instructions 

Water Submetering use cases

Automated data collection

All data is collected remotely, eliminating the need for walk-by/drive-by systems. This saves time, reduces fuel costs and provides a safe solution during the coronavirus pandemic.

Automated billing

Set up automated billing for utilities. Our platform sends consumption data to your invoicing platform.

Leak detection

Detect leaks as soon as they happen and prevent further damage to the property.