utility meter reading Articles

  • Consumption estimation with a partial automatic meter reading deployment

    Automatic water meter reading (AMR) is now the best kind of technology to supply real time information on water consumption. Complete equipment of a district metered area enables the assessment of the total consumption of a finite size population, for a time scale sometimes as short as an hour. However, its cost for generalization can generate high capital expenditures (CAPEX), unaffordable for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Benefits of mobile on the rise for energy and utilities companies

    More and more, here in the Intelex Energy and Utilities team, we’re seeing a strong need for mobile access in all areas of the Energy-Utilities community. Energy is generated and delivered in a variety of ways throughout the world and reaches out far from centralized stations and hubs. Therefore, the need to have mobile access on a residential, commercial and/or corporate level is becoming ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Function of an Ultrasonic Flow Meter

    Running a water management operation requires taking a wide range of measurements. In addition to measuring the flow in your system, many systems must measure the water level of their channel, and one of the best tools for accomplishing this goal is an ultrasonic flow meter. ...


    By TRACOM Inc.

  • Portable Hydrant Flow Meters

    Leading the way for hydrant verification flow and pressure measurement Langham Industrial Controls strive to provide the most innovative market leading hydrant verification instrumentation. The Horizontal Standpipe Flow Meter provides unrivalled accuracy of ± 0.5% within a wide flow range. The swan neck design ensures that the AquaMasters electromagnetic sensor is always full and as the ...

  • Smart Water Metering For Smart Cities

    One of a city’s most important pieces of critical infrastructure is its water system. With populations in cities growing, it is inevitable that water consumption will grow as well. The term “smart water” points to water and wastewater infrastructure management system. A smart water system is designed to gather meaningful and actionable data about the flow, pressure and ...

  • How the City of Tavares, FL utilizes a Vacuum Excavator - Case Study

    The City Director came to Phillip Clark, Water Supervisor for Tavares, FL – America’s Seaplane City, with details of a surplus in the budget. “What can we add to our fleet to work smarter and not harder? What out there in the industry is new and innovative?” He asked. Mr. Clark is constantly researching and reading about what is innovative and groundbreaking. He says that ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • Utilizing a Multiple Metal Detector Array for Locating Anomalies Indicative of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous OE/UXO

    ABSTRACT An array of three Geonics Limited EM61-MK2 metal detectors was utilized to identify subsurface metallic anomalies at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. The goal of the 120-acre survey was to locate anomalies indicative of ferrous and nonferrous ordnance and explosives/unexploded ordnance (OE/UXO) in dredge pond berms with particular attention to 20 mm high explosive ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • New LFG Collection System Utilizes QED’s Revolutionary LFG Measurement and Control Technology - Case Study

    “The main advantage, to me, is the Fine Tune™ Control Valve* that is used on the QED wellhead - it’s one of those revolutionary things in the landfill gas industry. Gate valves don’t give you very good control unless you always want the valve 100% open and you can apply as much vacuum as possible. But when it comes to low-flow wells then it’s important to be able to ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • CMOM Workshop, Austin, Texas - Capacity Assurance by Metering and Modeling

    Untitled Document Why is flow metering important? ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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.

  • Wastewater Plant Relies on Thermal Flow Meter for Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant performs primary, secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment processes in serving over 250,000 residential customers and 3000 industrial and commercial customers in a 40-plus square ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

  • Understanding 4-20mA Communications

    Imagine this: You’ve got your meter with 4-20mA output setup. Confidently, you flip the switch, turning it on, and then it happens: the readings are off. You’re not getting the output you need. Frustrated, you tinker with it, and still nothing. Now, you’re out of your depth. You need to get this thing working so you can get your application up and running. What are you ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Computation of Real & Apparent Losses through Pressure-Leakage Relationship Analysis

    This is a method currently being used by Manila Water Company Incorporated (MWCI) in computing for the Real and Apparent Losses of a District Metering Area (DMA). This method utilizes Pressure-Leakage Relationship, and Total Non-Revenue Water comparisons to determine the volume and percentage of Real and Apparent Losses of DMA’s. The Total Non-Revenue Water of DMA’s is basically ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to boost the performance of Pressure Reducing Valves without breaking the budget.

    Pressure Management has become a very useful tool around the world for controlling leakage in piping networks. This has primarily been achieved by utilities forming DMA’s (District metered Areas) and pressure zones in their systems. Typically, pressure is managed by utilizing a pressure reducing valve that can either have a single fixed pressure reducing pilot set point or pressure flow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How To Put Your Building on a Water Diet in 2017

    As you prepare for the new year, why not commit your building to the same resolution as millions of American men and women: a diet! Every year, millions of gallons of water, one of our most precious resources, is wasted through undetected leaks, over irrigation and faulty equipment. Since most building managers and owners only check usage when the bill comes, your water usage is likely to ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Primary Standard Gas Flow Calibration—The Only Guarantee of Accuracy

    At Sierra, we have a saying: “An instrument’s accuracy is only as good as its calibration.” The accuracy of your mass flow controller (MFC) is essential in assuring the efficiency, performance, and quality of your flow meter. In many cases, if your instrumentation is not calibrated, then a decline in performance is possible due to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Breweries - Case Study

    Problem with high wastewater charges because of high COD and suspended solids readings, which were dramatically reduced using BioAmp. Thwaites Brewery Daniel Thwaites is a large independent Brewery based in Blackburn, UK. The Brewery is located in the centre of the city and neighbours commercial, industrial and residential areas. The Brewery operation includes ...


    By NCH UK Ltd

  • Maintaining level of acidulants in the food industry case study

    Reducing delivery costs and time by utilizing Solid's SmartScan 25L for level measurement of acidic liquids in Gadot Biochemical factory. Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd. (GBI) located in Israel, is a prominent world-wide supplier of ingredients and fine chemicals for the food, cosmetic, detergent, and pharmaceutical industries, and specializes in the manufacture and development of Citric Acid, ...

  • Monitoring Water Resources Beyond Irrigation

    Over the past year, California’s governor has taken unprecedented action, requiring Californians to drastically cut potable urban water use. While the restrictions may seem harsh to some, it actually provides an opportunity for building managers and community association boards to implement an effective long-term water conservation program. And the result can be significant dollar savings. ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Measuring IR Light and Near-IR Light

    Infrared (IR) light emits a broad range of non-visible wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum. Applications for infrared, including near-infrared, are defined by the respective IR bands during output. For example, LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) equipment uses 1,000 nm and 1,550 nm IR bands while surveying an area. In the military sector, 850 nm, 1,060 nm and 1,500 nm (and up) are used ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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