Elster adds chromatography assets from SLS

Elster, a provider of measurement and control for electricity, gas and water, has acquired the gas chromatography assets, including proprietary intellectual property, from SLS Micro Technology (SLS), a private company based in Hamburg, Germany.

According to Elster, this 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.

Elster plans to integrate SLS’s technology into its existing gas measurement and quality solutions at its gas quality competence centre in Dortmund, Germany.

The new technology will extend Elster’s existing gas quality portfolio with an additional series of smart micro-gas chromatographs for energy measurement applications.