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.

COMPANY INFORMATION

NIVUS, a company at the forefront of flow technology solutions for the water, wastewater and environment industry. NIVUS products are contributing to protect our environment and resources. Contact us to find out more on how we can help you with our solutions to your applications.

COMPANY INFORMATION

NIVUS, a company at the forefront of flow technology solutions for the water, wastewater and environment industry. NIVUS products are contributing to protect our environment and resources. Contact us to find out more on how we can help you with our solutions to your applications.

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NIVUS – Pointing the Way
Our contributions to improve and to protect our environments and our resources

NIVUS - Today
The NIVUS group is one of the foremost developers, producers and suppliers of measurement equipment for water economy worldwide. In the past we made every effort to acquire experience in the field of ultrasonic measurement technology. NIVUS have rendered real pioneering work in this area. In cooperation with partners NIVUS introduced the first ultrasonic level measurement units for industrial use in the seventies on a wide base in central Europe. Many new products were rapidly developed on that basis. Today NIVUS are capable of acting as a full-range supplier for measurement technology in the water economy. These units are used successfully in respective applications in the entire industry of course.

Product range
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.

Service
In the service sector NIVUS offer measurement campaigns to record flow and water quality/load in sewer channel systems as well as processing and evaluation of data. It needs sound knowledge about hydraulics and experience with measurement technology to achieve useful results in various municipal channel systems. We have both of them. Our engineers meet these requirements and have years of experience in this field. Another great advantage that speaks well for the NIVUS service department is that our specialists know best the own units and have a large pool of devices available. This enables us to carry out comprehensive measurement campaigns on short call. That is why we are able to interact with our development division in terms of quality or improvement requests if necessary. This results in constant product enhancements which of course benefits customers.

Know-how
We consider the transfer of service and know-how to have major importance. Further, we endeavour to impart as soon as possible any required knowledge about our units, their correct installation and initial start-up to each customer on short call. This is why we constantly organize trainings at our premises, our distributors and our customers. Our hotline is available if any problems should occur. Here, we can help you quickly and with professional competence. Apart from that we are able to fully access our new generation of units via Internet if the required prerequisites are available on-site. This is feasible from any PC in the world without installing additional software.

Aims
Our aim is to provide high-quality and economic products and solutions to meet the permanently increasing requirements on measurement technology. This is why we constantly invest in technology and the know-how of our staff. Currently the NIVUS group consists of approx. 100 persons. Ten percent of them are employed in the development department, another 20 specialists work as advisors for you all over Germany and worldwide.

Company History

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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.

2014

Development of the hydrophone test rig in cooperation with the University of Ulm. This test rig for the first time allows a realistic visualisation of ultrasonic waves.

2011

Foundation of NIVUS Korea

2010

Foundation of NIVUS Middle East in the United Arab Emirates

Introduction of GPRS technology for wireless data transmission in Ex areas

2009

Expansion of the management team: Ingrid Steppe, Udo Steppe and Marcus Fischer manage the company.

Establishment of the Water Expert Days as branch summit for instrumentation in the water industry

2007

Introduction of ultrasonic measurement systems for full pipelines as sustainable alternative to EMFs

2005

Further development of ultrasonic transit time method (time of flight) using signal correlation by audio signature

2004

Opening of NIVUS U.K. 

Extension of the parent company building. Development and construction of the 10m test rig.

2000

NIVUS  introduce the patented ultrasonic cross correlation technology. For the first time it is possible to create flow profiles featuring a spatial allocation within a range of millimetres.

1999

Foundation of the subsidiary in France

1998

Opening of NIVUS Poland. 

Development of a process control system for the water industry and industry under Windows

1996

Innovative further development of ultrasonic flow measurement. 

Foundation of the subsidiary in Austria

1992

Move to the new company building with large seminar and training rooms.

1991

Foundation of the subsidiary NIVUS AG in Switzerland

1990

Development of data acquisition system for stormwater treatment plants

1987

Development and introduction of the first microprocessor-driven level measurement device to the German market

1979

Incorporation of NIVUS GmbH

1975

Pioneering work by Udo Steppe in the field of ultrasonic measurements. Introduction of ultrasonic technology for industrial level measurement applications.

1967

Udo Steppe founds the company

 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

NivuFlow 750 - Transmitter with intuitive operation

NIVUS GmbH present a new generation of intelligent transmitters for wastewater flow measurement on IFAT 2014 NivuFlow 750 is the successor to the well-known OCM Pro CF. The compact dimensions of the new transmitter allow to install the unit on DIN rails and in switching cabinets even under confined conditions. The connecting options using plug-in terminals on the transmitter front ensure quick and reliable wiring as well as to quickly exchange the ...

Model OFR Radar - Stationary

NIVUS add non-contacting flow metering system for open channels and part filled geometries to their product range The new OFR radar-based velocity measurement system shows its strengths particularly in combination with known ultrasonic measurement methods. Supplementing Doppler, transit time or the cross correlation method patented by NIVUS, the system provides added value to accuracy and reliability of flow measurement covering the entire measurement ...

FEATURED APPLICATIONS

Power-independent flow measurement with GPRS

In a pit water purification system it was necessary to detect the discharge volumes. The operator wanted a regular and automatic transmission of readings. On the selected measurement place no mains power connection was available. Due to the risk of vandalism, it was not planned to install a switching cabinet. See the NIVUS solution for this measurement task here.

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.

FEATURED SERVICES

Data Editing Services

Data editing for visualization of channel network discharge behaviour.

Data Investigation Services

Data investigation in channel networks covering large areas. NIVUS offers an economic, professional and reliable service - all from one supplier.

FEATURED SOFTWARE

NivuSoft - Version Windows XP / Vista / 7 - Software For Measurement Data Evaluation

Software for measurement data evaluation for the devices: OCM Pro CF, PCM 4 and PCM Pro, NivuChannel and NivuSonic. For Windows XP / Vista / 7.

FEATURED DOWNLOADS

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EVENTS ATTENDED

Environment 2009, IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 - Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management, Wasser Berlin International 2013, Water, Sewerage and Waste Exhibition - Bradford, Water, Sewerage and Waste Exhibition - Exeter, Water, Sewerage and Waste Exhibition - Peterborough

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Company details

Business Type:
Technology - Manufacturer

Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Monitoring and Testing

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Year Founded:
1967

Employees:
101-1000

Turnover:
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

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