Elster Adds Gas Chromatography Assets From SLS

By Elster, PRNE
Monday, June 27, 2011

ESSEN, Germany, June 28, 2011 -

-New technology further
strengthens Elster’s gas measurement portfolio

Elster (NYSE: ELT)
announced today that the company has acquired the gas
chromatography assets, including sophisticated proprietary
intellectual property, from SLS Micro Technology (SLS), a private
company based in Hamburg, Germany.

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The SLS technology is especially effective at assessing
downstream gas quality as gases from different sources, including
biogas, shale gas and substitute natural gas, are added to the gas
distribution stream.

Gas chromatography is used to analyze the quality and chemical
composition of natural gas and is a core component of Smart Grid
solutions for natural gas. Gas chromatography also has multiple
laboratory applications.

“The addition of this innovative gas chromatography technology
from SLS further strengthens Elster’s position in the emerging
biogas and shale gas markets. These sources of gas require precise
volume and quality measurement as they are mixed in with more
traditional natural gas sources,” said Michael Calovini, executive
vice president of Elster’s international gas business.  

Elster plans to integrate the technology from SLS into its
existing gas measurement and quality solutions at its gas quality
competence center in Dortmund, Germany. The new technology will
extend Elster’s existing gas quality portfolio of fast sensor
systems (gaslab Q1) and high-end process gas chromatographs (EnCal
3000) with an additional series of smart micro-gas chromatographs
for energy measurement applications.

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 href="www.elster.com/">www.elster.com.

Investor: John Bluth, Elster Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, +1-919-250-5425, john.bluth at elster.com; or Ronald Botoff, Elster Investor Relations, +1-919-212-4857, ron.botoff at elster.com; or Media: Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann, Elster Corporate Communications, +49(0)6134-605-213, rainer.mueller-mueffelmann at elster.com; or Noreen Pratscher, Elster Corporate Communications, +1-919-212-4858, noreen.pratscher at elster.com

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