The NIVUS group is one of the foremost developers, producers and suppliers of measurement equipment for water economy worldwide. The product range contains units for measuring flow, level, pressure, water quality, density and turbidity as well as units required for data acquisition, data transfer, data logging and data evaluation. A comprehensive process control system with many special functions for water economy completes the product range.

About Us

  • We are developer, producer and supplier of measurement equipment for water industry. For more than 45 years we are working on the field of flow measurement and we are one of the technology leaders in this sector worldwide.
  • Our product portfolio includes exact flow measurement systems, flow velocity detection, level measurement, pressure measurement and measurement of water quality.
  • We also offer software for data acquisition, -logging and –analysis of measurement results. A comprehensive process control system completes our program.
  • Our principal office is in Eppingen/Germany. We have 7 international settlements and we are operate with 40 distributors worldwide.



State of the Art Technology, Quality and best Consultance
The task we face is simply formulated: We want to offer you the perfect measuring solution for your application.

One of the most important key aspects for ideal measuring solutions is a good quality of advice from the beginning. Our employees have a long lasting or even decade treasure trove of experience and can advise you optimally.

The most important points are the measurement and the individual requirements. Our experts do not only listen exactly to what is important for you, furthermore they ask the right questions to get a comprehensive view of your requirements.

Beside the specific installation stations our advisers also involve the total costs of a system over the endurance into the ranking of the optimal measuring system and can therefore offer the optimal measuring system.

At a first glance the cheapest system is not always the most favorable. To keep the high advising quality up, our employees are educated oneself intern and extern.

Our ambition to offer you the best measurement related to administration, reliability, variety and accuracy motivates us to correct our existing solutions constantly.

In addition we develop one the one hand on the existing range of products and on the other hand we are preparing the next generation of devices. The development team does not work autarkic, it incorporates the constant dialogue and the strong networking with partners in the fields of service and customer service and your wishes and hopes for the new measurements.

The complete product range gives you the opportunity to choose the best measurement for your application. We access to flowmeters with cross-correlation technology, time difference method, Doppler method and also hydraulic methods.

In addition we support you after the purchase with our service team, so you can use the measurement without any problems.

Whether it be commissionings, maintenances or reperatures: after many years of practice we are available to abide the measurement technology fast and uncomplicated.

Eventually our whole team is motivated to offer you the ideal measurement with the best service. This follows from the first contact to a timely distribution and from a first advice to a rotational service – you and your requirements are the centre of our attention.



Searching for the best possible measurement systems right from the start
When Udo Steppe established his company in 1967, no one could have imagined the face of the world a few decades later. Searching for the best possible solution has always been the key impetus of Udo Steppe and his team right from the start. By now we can look back to a couple of milestones we have set in the world of level measurement and flow measurement.

None of our successful past and our international growth, however, have changed our ambition to provide the best possible measurement systems. Quite the opposite, it is what we achieved in the past that spurs us most for the future. Even today we spare no effort to provide the best technology for the future. You can count on it.

Research and Development


With our own research and development division
New things never come out of nothing. Those who want to achieve progress need to step ahead. This is why our team of physicists, engineers and technicians is committed to integrating our customer’s requirements into their daily work. This is where the course for tomorrow’s measurement technology is set.

State-of-the-art test equipment
Our precision in the area of research and development is well known. State-of-the-art test systems specially built allow to perform extensive test series for new technologies. For example, a hydrophone test rig specially designed in close cooperation with the university of Ulm/Germany permits to visualise ultrasonic beams.

This allows even more efficient alignment of transmitter and receiver modules. Improved adjustment as well as options to align components transmitting ultrasound even more accurate provides high-quality measurement results which could not be achieved using previous methods.

A custom-built test channel with a length of 10 m and a flow capacity of 200 l/s is used to research flow conditions and hydro-dynamic relations. This is where we simulate hydraulic conditions just as they occur in reality on site. Gaining a better understanding of the processes within systems conducting water is paving the ground for developments providing crucial benefits in practice.

NIVUS regularly invest in the future of the in-house test labs. Not least, this is why we at NIVUS are a worldwide technology leader in the field of contactless ultrasonic measurement systems.

Approvals and concrete applications
Thanks to holding a large number of permits and approvals (e.g. Ex, IEC Ex, MCerts, UL / CSA) our measurement systems enable us to create highly customised solutions.

Apart from merely developing sensors, electronic components and software we are particularly interested in the specific conditions prevailing on site. The result is a constant flow of new ideas, improving the performance of existing products or allowing new technologies to make their breakthrough.

Facing future demands is a constant source for new tailored solutions in close cooperation with international universities and high schools.


  • Continuous improvement is our incentive.
  • We are convinced: a company can not be forced into quality management.
  • Top quality will only arise when the idea of quality is shared by everybody: the managers, the employees and the suppliers. That is what we live.
  • To scrutinize our products operating processes to get better constantly is a challenge that we enjoy facing.
  • In the continuous improvements we take up the perspective of our costumers and users to make the products we offer even better.
  • In this connection the direct dialogue with our customers helps us as well as the continual and interdisciplinary exchange in our own house and in the supply chain.
  • High-quality measurement – starting from the level measurement in difficult hydraulic conditions – is only one building block for the best measurement results.
  • Rather the competent advising causes in combination with custom-designed measurement an optimal measure.
  • The fact that we are living this quality perception since a long time, shows the ISO 9001 Certificate, the ATEX-Certificate as well as our long time customer relations worldwide.
  • Since then, the M-CERT Certificate and the IECEx-Scheme have been added.


KDA Doppler Wedge Sensor - Wedge-shaped flow velocity sensor for channels

KDA flow velocity sensors are suitable for continuous measurement of slight to heavily polluted media. The wedge-shaped sensors are designed for installation on either the channel wall or the channel bottom. Combined with transmitter types such as PCM F and OCM F the result is a complete flow measurement system.

Model OCM Pro CF - Transmitters for for Ultrasonic Flow Measurements

High accurate for slight to heavily polluted media. For ultrasonic flow measurements in slight to heavily polluted media in part filled and full pipes and channels. Best possible results even under difficult conditions.


Flow and analysis measurement for food industry

Application: Pipe with 0.3 m diameter. Part filled. Pipe made of HDPE. Shift production. Heavy flow fluctuation. Low sedimentation.

Nighttime Supply Flow Measurement for drinking water industry

Application: Pipe with 0.1 m diameter. Full filled. Made of stainless steel. Low water volumes of approx. 3 l/s.


Technician Services

Here you can request a service technician, easily and for your convenience. Our service team will contact you immediately. In order to ensure rapid processing we kindly ask you to describe the purpose as thorough as possible.

Customer Service

Our customer service ensures that all customer requests and repair orders are processed expertly and professionally. The customer service team is able to impress with its competence and qualification. NIVUS places the focus on customer satisfaction. Even high-quality measurement systems may fail or functions may be impaired due to various factors. From this point on, the NIVUS customer center provides skilled assistance when you need it. We place ...


NivuSoft - Measurement Data Processing Software

Measurement data processing in the wastewater industry. Software with adjusted functions for the wastewater industry. Functions: documentation of measurement places, graphs and table views, creation of statistics/reports etc.



We at NIVUS make sure that you will always obtain the best possible results from your measurements. In our courses and trainings we teach you and your team how to always get the best out of your plant and how to utilise your resources as efficient as possible. In order to prepare your staff for the perfect use of your measurement system, we offer expert courses and trainings for operators at various levels.


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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Monitoring and Testing

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Globally (various continents)

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10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

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