AW-Lake Company Announces New CSA and INMETRO Certifications

FRANKSVILLE, WI - May 15, 2007 AW-Lake Company, the leading North American manufacturer and distributor of flow meter products, is proud to announce new CSA and INMETRO explosion proof certifications of their popular RT-Ex15 meter-mounted flow monitor, for use in Class I/Div 1 hazardous areas. These explosion-proof certifications are important to engineers designing systems in hazardous locations, because they ensure compliance with all standards set forth by CSA International and INMETRO for safety and performance. The formal evaluation process involves months of examination, testing and continuous follow-up inspections.

"In order to increase our business in areas such as the offshore and petrochemical markets, having products with hazardous area certifications is crucial. The systems built for these markets must meet strict safety standards, and these certifications meet our customer's needs. Having certifications such as INMETRO for Brazil, also allows us to increase our market reach," stated Chris Husson, Director of Engineering for AW-Lake Company.

Other design enhancements to the certified version of the RT-Ex15 monitor include an improved wiring board design and a new repositionable swivel union that allows operators to rotate the unit up to 340°.

AW-Lake will continue to offer the RT-Ex15 monitor in the existing non-certified models for those not requiring such stringent criteria as the CSA and INMETRO certifications mandate.

About AW-Lake Company

AW-Lake Company, a TASI Group company, is a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of flow control products servicing the fluid control needs of several industries, including oil & gas, paints & coatings, hydraulics & pneumatics, food processing, fluid power and waste water treatment. Together with its German sister company, KEM, AW-Lake has distribution throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For information, please contact Marcia Reiff, Marketing Manager, at 800-850-6110, e-mail, or visit AW-Lake's Web site at

About the TASI Group

The TASI Group of Companies is comprised of three technologically advanced product platforms commonly linked by a disciplined focus on Test, Measurement, and Assembly. Each TASI company delivers products and services to today's world manufacturing environments, focusing on Automotive, Medical Devices, Oil and Gas, Plastic Containers, Consumer and General Industrial markets. For more information about the TASI Group, visit their Web site at

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