METER WORKERS GAIN ADDITIONAL SAFETY WITH BROOKS UTILITY PRODUCTS’ NEW SAFETY METER SOCKET

Meter socket redesign features the industry’s first fully dead-front meter block, significantly decreasing risk of arc flash and other hazards.

NOVI, Mich. (January 23, 2018) – Brooks Utility Products, a supplier of electric metering products for the utility industry for 145 years, is introducing the Safety Meter Socket, with upgraded safety features that help reduce the risk of meter service professionals’ exposure to electrical hazards and arc-related incidents.

The area of the socket known as the meter block and wire harness has been redesigned so that all live parts of the meter block are fully encased and non-exposed, decreasing the risk of accidental contact, helping prevent electrocution and arc-related hazards. The patent pending Safety Meter Socket is a new design that incorporates finger-safe jaws and finger-safe recessed compression terminals in order to eliminate work-related hazards for metering personnel.NOW COR safety meter

“The Safety Meter Socket was designed for utilities and municipalities with the safety of the metering personnel first in mind,” said Bob Kiessling, Brooks product manager. “We not only redesigned the socket to provide more safety features, but also to be simple and easy to use.”

Installation is easier than ever with straight-through color coded wire harnesses providing simple to trace wiring that can be customized to the utility’s color specifications. The Safety Meter Socket is compatible with all existing meter test switches.

The new design also improves the durability and lifetime of the meter socket by eliminating exposure to contamination, damage and other wear and tear.

The Safety Meter Socket is immediately available for orders at http://www.brooksutility.com/products. The product launches at DistribuTECH and will be demonstrated live at Brooks booth #2024, where visitors are invited to try out the newest products for themselves.

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About Brooks

Brooks Utility Products manufactures and supplies a complete line of metering related products for the utility industry. Brooks UP is part of the Tyden Group of companies, providers of innovative and customized security solutions and product identification technology. For more information about Brooks Utility Products, visit www.brooksutility.com.

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