(19)
(11)EP 1 983 311 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
11.04.2012 Bulletin 2012/15

(43)Date of publication A2:
22.10.2008 Bulletin 2008/43

(21)Application number: 08103536.2

(22)Date of filing:  15.04.2008
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G01F 1/66(2006.01)
G01F 15/00(2006.01)
G01F 15/14(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR
Designated Extension States:
AL BA MK RS

(30)Priority: 17.04.2007 DK 200700560

(71)Applicant: KAMSTRUP A/S
8660 Skanderborg (DK)

(72)Inventor:
  • Drachmann, Jens
    8260, Viby J (DK)

(74)Representative: Plougmann & Vingtoft A/S 
Sundkrogsgade 9 P.O. Box 831
2100 Copenhagen Ø
2100 Copenhagen Ø (DK)

  


(54)A Consumption Meter with Embedded Components


(57) A consumption meter for measuring a quantity value corresponding to a consumed quantity, e.g. heat, water, electricity etc. The meter comprises measuring means for measuring the quantity value, an electronic circuit for operating the consumption meter, a transmitter for transmitting the quantity value, a power supply for powering the meter, and a casing. An embedding material encapsulates the measuring means, the electronic circuit, the transmitter and the power supply so as to form an embedded unit. The casing houses the embedded unit. Such consumption meter provides a simple way to seal off electrical elements from any potentially harmful elements, such as water, moist or dust. The embedding material can be such as: a hydrophobic material, a water impermeable material, an at least partly transparent material, a solid material, a viscous material, a resilient material, a material comprising polymerized siloxanes, a material comprising a polymer material, a filler material, a material comprising a material for inhibiting organic growth, a material comprising a dye, a non-conductive material, or adhesive.







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