advanced metering Articles

  • FERC Issues Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff’s eleventh annual report on demand response and advanced metering is required by section 1252(e)(3) of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). Issued in December 2016,  it is based on publicly-available information and discussions with market participants and industry experts. Based on the information reviewed, the report finds ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Business Intelligence for utilities: Five planning strategies

    Guest Blogger, Energy Efficiency Markets Business Intelligence is not a new concept to utilities, as the analysis of data is as entrenched in every utility as the concept of providing safe, reliable and affordable power. However, the unique challenge facing utilities today is that there is exponentially more data, from more ...

  • Route optimization for field service personnel

    There’s a reason why big city residents would rather commute in crammed monorails and subway trains instead of navigating through road traffic, forgoing the comfort of a personal vehicle. Since the travel time remains a virtual constant, office executives are able to plan their days with efficiency and are seldom late for meetings or appointments. The mounting road traffic density has also ...

  • Smart meters: Truly a cure for energy blindness?

    And now for a dose of reality.   No doubt smart meters are a good thing, but even their most ardent fans must admit that a degree of hoopla surrounds these little digital boxes. We hear that if consumers can just see how much power they use in real time, and what it costs, our energy woes will be no more.   Smart meters will even cure the blind. The energy blind that ...

  • Smart Water Metering Market in Asia Pacific to surpass US$ 300Mn by 2024

    The Smart Water Metering Market in Asia Pacific Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $85 million to over $300 million by 2024; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Invariable need to limit consumptions levels, dictated by a host of national policies ...

  • Do Not Fear Left Turns: Takeaways from INTERSECT 2019

    What do the newspaper, postal and local delivery, public works, and utilities industries have in common? They all have high-density routes – that is, routes with 100 or more stops, which makes route optimization even more complex. They’re also the industries that RouteSmart has served for the past 40 years. I had the opportunity to speak at RouteSmart’s INTERSECT 2019 ...

  • Sub-metering of natural gas-flexible flow measurement delivers improved accuracy and substantial savings

    Introduction Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011,95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. natural gas production to increase from 23.0 trillion cubic feet in 2011 to 33.1 trillion cubic feet in 2040, a 44% increase. Almost all of this increase in ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Report: Energy industry sustainability efforts could save water

    Utilities, the oil and gas industry, and governments all use a lot of water. A recent report from Barclays Bank and the Columbia Water Center says that innovation by these organizations could help them become more efficient and sustainable, reducing their use of fresh water to better protect the valuable resource. According to the analysts, a focus on water management best practices could ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Electronic Water Meter For Leakage Repair - Case Study

    Every year, EMS (Energy Management System) produces and markets smart electronic water meters (domestic/ bulk), wireless transmission data logger (GSM/ GPRS), and advanced AMR (Automatic Metering Reading) systems. Unlike traditional mechanical water meter, the magnet-free electronic smart water meter with class C (CNS 14866) metrological performance can maintain 12 years battery lifespan. With a ...

  • Overcoming Natural Gas Sampling Challenges in Oil & Gas Applications

    It is a fact that in order to comply with various government rules and regulations, oil and gas companies have to continually take natural gas samples to prove the gas composition and amount of gas flowing in their oil fields. The challenge comes in trying to actually take an adequate gas sample representative of the gas flow. First, engineers must carefully consider where the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • The Fatal Flaw in Dew Point Measurement for Injection Molding

    Dew-point measurement is a common and important metric in the plastic drying process. A good dew point meter can tell you whether your dryer is working normally or if it’s in need of repair. Dew point meters do this by measuring the humidity in the air that flows through the dryer. What dew point meters won’t tell you anything about, however, is how much moisture is actually present ...


    By AMETEK Brookfield

  • New from Lufft: The laser-based snow depth sensor SHM31

    In future, one of our new products will support weather services, road operators, operators of winter sport areas and energy producers in the field of environmental monitoring: The SHM31 is able to deliver snow depths of up to 15 meters. It represents an advancement of the SHM30, which came onto the market in mid-2009. New snow height sensor SHM31 compared to its predecessor SHM30 ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Have a Question? Here’s How to Get Support from Cirrus

    Whenever you buy a new piece of equipment, you always need Product Support. You want to be able contact the manufacturer and get the help you need. It is exactly the same here at Cirrus Research. Did you know you can contact us directly for any hardware or software problems you are facing? If not, here’s now. How to Contact the Cirrus Support Team The easiest way is to ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Practical Buying Guide When You Need Rotary Kiln From kefan

    Rotary kiln for sale is to point to rotating calcining kiln, is a kind of mining machinery widely used in building material, metallurgy, chemical, environmental protection and many other production industry. Often do mechanically, physical or chemical processing of solid materials. At present, there are many rotary kiln ...

  • Signs of optimism for a smarter future

    There are grounds for growing optimism around the opportunities for smart, data-driven technologies in the water sector, given the views of Amir Cahn, Director of Research and Business Development with SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum. He puts the proportion of water utilities who are moving forward with such technologies at only 5-10%, but he points also to the growing number of strong case ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Keeping Everything Flowing - How process technology from ProMinent secures optimal flow for industry

    Do you know about the flow? That warm and fuzzy feeling when everything is running perfectly? Transferred to the field of process technology, this ideal condition has been reached when all components within a processing plant interact perfectly with one another, when processes are executed efficiently, safely and economically and the system is capable of delivering its maximum productivity. To ...


    By ProMinent GmbH

  • New ISFET pH meter PCE-ISFET

    The new PCE-ISFET pH meter from PCE Instruments has been designed for food applications. The glass free electrode makes it particularly safe to use in food production as no glass splinters can get into the food if the electrode breaks. Unlike glass pH electrodes, ISFET pH sensors are highly resilient and do not require wet storage. They give reliable results under tough conditions. The PCE-ISFET ...


    By PCE Instruments

  • Advantages of flexible flow measurement in sub-metering of natural gas

    The ability to measure gas flow more accurately with sub-metering based on a new technology, can result in substantial savings. Natural Gas: An Abundant Resource Unlike oil, natural gas exists in abundance in the United States. Of the natural gas consumed in the United States in 2011, 95% was produced domestically. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Case study - The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) Project Date: 2007 Type of Pipelines: Transmission Mains Diameter: 16 to 60-inch Pipe Material: Cast Iron Dutile Iron Steel Length: 22.2 miles Results: 47+ leaks identified The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has focused on water loss management programs for the past decade ...

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