Spectra Energy Selects Elster Ultrasonic Meters for Pipeline Project

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Source: Elster Group - Honeywell

- Utilizes Elster Instromet Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Natural Gas Custody Transfer Measurement -

RALEIGH, N.C., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) today announced that Spectra Energy has selected Elster Instromet to supply 16 Q.Sonic ultrasonic meters to provide natural gas custody transfer measurement for one of the company's large-scale pipeline expansion projects. The Elster meters will accurately measure the volume of natural gas as it is transported to markets in the Northeastern United States.

With the precision of bounce technology and a reputation for durability, Elster's Q.Sonic ultrasonic meters provide some of the industry's highest levels of accuracy for gas measurement.

'We are pleased to extend our relationship with Spectra Energy,' said Roy Sutterfield, president, Elster American Meter. 'Natural gas infrastructure continues to expand across North America and with multi-directional measurement capability, low pressure loss and patented diagnostic capabilities, Elster's Q.Sonic ultrasonic meter has become a meter of choice for a number of natural gas projects.'

The Elster Q.Sonic meter utilizes the combination of sophisticated transducers, digital electronics and a patented path configuration to enable precise gas measurement.  With the Elster Q.Sonic meter, gas utilities benefit from no pressure drops, wide range, ease of integration with existing infrastructure and transducer exchange without calibration.

About Elster

Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

For more information about Elster, please visit www.elster.com.

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