Battery-Operated Flowmeter is suited for water industry.

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With typ battery life of 6 years, MAG 8000 W measures flow in both directions to provide both leak detection and billing information with precision of 0.5%. It features internal sensor coned-down design, has no moving parts, and is rated NEMA 6P. Integrated data logger stores consumption figures up to 26 months, along with alarm signals of special events. Unit can be integrated into recording systems via its integral IR interface and 2 pulse outputs.

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Battery-Operated Electronic Flowmeter Optimizes Water Supply and Ensures Correct Billing

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. (May 17, 2005) - Siemens Energy & Automation introduces a new battery-operated flowmeter for a wide variety of water industry applications, including flow measurement for distribution and zone metering, abstraction, revenue metering, and leak detection.

With a typical battery life of six years, the MAG 8000 W is ideal when connecting to a power supply is difficult or expensive. The meter's NEMA 6P rated protection is also suitable in difficult environmental conditions, including underground installations or in flood areas.

The MAG 8000 W instrument is designed to provide accurate leak detection and precise billing information. The internal sensor coned-down design delivers optimal low-flow detection even with insignificant pressure drops.

The Sitrans MAG 8000 W flowmeter employs a robust design that contains no moving parts to break or wear out, and requires no maintenance.

The meter measures flow in both directions with a high precision of 0.5 percent to ensure accurate metering. The MAG 8000 W can be integrated into consumption recording systems with an integral infra-red interface and two pulse outputs, either locally wired or wireless via GSM (global system for mobile communications) in Internet applications. An integrated data logger stores the consumption figures for up to 26 months, along with alarm signals of special events, including violations of the upper and lower limits.

The MAG 8000 W flowmeter is approved for custody transfer in accordance with European water meter standard CEN EN 14154, as well as the international standard OIML R49.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $91.5 billion in fiscal 2004. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Thirteen of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 430,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States:

Siemens Energy & Automation is one of Siemens' operating companies in the United States. SE&A, headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.

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