volumetric water meter Articles

  • Estimating residential water demand in the absence of volumetric water pricing

    Rapid population growth has significantly increased the magnitude of water shortages in California. Although water shortages already exist, some of the state's utility systems are still not providing their residents with financial incentives for water conservation. Instead of using water meters to charge households according to their actual water usage, they are charging a flat fee for unlimited ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter works by measuring the amount of water that passes though the flow meter. The most common mechanical types work by measuring the speed of flowing water that causes a turbine or piston to rotate. The volumetric flow rate of the water is proportional to the rotational speed. Other water flow meters include ultrasonic, magnetic and vortex flow meters. The best type of water flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A water flow meter is a device that measures the amount of water flowing through a pipe. There are several water flow meter technologies to choose from depending on the water measurement application, maintenance requirements, and budgetary terms.  Each of these types of water flow meters has a unique principle of operation, specific application benefits, and overall ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Water Flow Meter Work?

    A flow meter works by measuring the amount of a gas, liquid or steam that passes through or around the flow meter sensors. While flow meter sensors work in many different ways, the end goal is the same: Deliver the most accurate and repeatable flow measurements for the specific application, whether for general research, process control or semiconductor processing. Flow meters measure either mass ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Case Studies Demonstrate the Implications of Metering Errors

    General anomalies that occur in the management of apparent losses are identified and include determination of apparent loss indicators that fail to take into account both the random and bias errors inherent in metering. Estimating the volume of water losses that could be attributed to meter errors is also incorrectly assumed to be equivalent to the error limits (i.e. envelope) stipulated in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Preventable Mistakes with Vortex Flow Meters

    Vortex flow meter technology is an ideal technology for many applications particularly saturated and supersaturated steam, volumetric water applications as well as flow energy management (natural gas, compressed air, steam, water) in facilities and large campuses. In some of these applications, vortex installations can be tricky and take flow expertise for the most successful installations. Kam ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Introducing ozone to water purification – Case Study

    Traditionally, chlorine has been used to disinfect water for drinking. Unfortunately, chlorine produces carcinogenic by-products called trihalomethanes (THM’s) when it reacts with organic substances in surface waters. The recent adoption of the Surface Treatment Rules by the U.S. E.P.A. places strict limits on chlorine. Because ozone produces fewer disinfecting by-products, the EPA, along ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Municipal water pricing and tariff design: a reform agenda for South Asia

    The water tariffs currently in use in most cities in South Asia are not accomplishing their principal objectives. They are not generating sufficient revenues to ensure that utilities can recover their financial costs. They are not sending the correct economic signals to households, i.e., that water is scarce and must be treated as a valuable commodity. They are not helping the majority of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Mass Flow Meters for Power Plant Applications

    Generating electricity in a natural gas power plant is a complex process due to the multiple steps involved with the different types of fluids being used and optimized. Dr. John Olin, Founder of Sierra Instruments, explains how thermal mass flow meters, vortex flow meters, and ultrasonic flow meters can improve the flow energy management in power plant ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Calibration and characterization of an improved low-cost water content sensor

    Inexpensive, accurate, and reliable soil moisture measurements are necessary in countless applications from research to hydroponics. Many have dreamed of these types of sensors being so inexpensive that they could be spread over a wide area to monitor water status at numerous locationsin a watershed, greenhouse, or golf course to name a few. However, measurements of this sort are only as valuable ...


    By METER Group, Inc.

  • How an Ultrasonic Flow Meter Works

    An ultrasonic flow meter utilizes ultrasound to measure the velocity of a fluid and is used in a variety of fluid applications. Ultrasonic flowmeters are ideal for water and other liquids. Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters achieve high accuracy at low and high flows, save time with no pipe cutting or process shutdown, and are not affected by external noise. Here’s how ultrasonic flow ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • What are the key steps in measuring pH? Why do I need to calibrate?

    pH is a useful parameter which is used across all industries for quality control, environmental monitoring, lab work and much more. There are 10 key steps which should be followed to ensure pH measurements using a meter are accurate. pH is a useful parameter which is used across all industries for quality control, environmental monitoring, lab work and much ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Moyno 2000 Model G2 Progressing Cavity Pump features open throat design

    Moyno, Inc. offers the Moyno 2000 Model G2 Progressing Cavity Pump. This versatile, high-performance pump features an open throat hopper design with an auger for positive product feed when handling semi-dry or high solids content sludges. The 2000 Model G2 Pump features Moyno's crown gear-type universal joint - the heaviest duty drive train configuration available in the industry. It is capable ...


    By Moyno, Inc.

  • Contact-free indirect measurement

    The non-contact mode of measurement is very interesting for hygienic applications in the food-, pharmaceutical- and cosmetics industry, as well as for industrial applications with thick, adhesive and solid containing liquids. Experience has shown that conventional volumetric flow meters quickly come to their limit, while other measuring procedures are often very complex and/or are not suitable ...


    By Lutz Pumpen GmbH

  • Tuning Your Boiler for EPA Boiler MACT Compliance

    The EPA’s Boiler MACT regulations are heating up. Boiler MACT is an EPA rule to limit hazardous air pollutants (HAP) from commercial and industrial boilers and process heaters. Originally proposed in 2011 as a mandate driven by the Clean Air Act,  the rules are Area Source Boiler MACT 40 CFR 63, subpart JJJJJJ for smaller boilers (stores, hotels, apartments, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • The First Vortex Flow Meter with Apps Wins Innovation Award!

    Thank you to the readers of industry publication, Flow Control Magazine, who voted for Sierra’s InnovaMass 240i/241i iSeries multivariable and volumetric vortex flow meters in Flow Control’s 2016 Innovation Awards. Sierra was awarded an honorable mention. Sierra’s tradition and spirit of innovation ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Optimizing air flows to aeration basins – Case Study

    As a result of clean energy mandates and the rising cost of energy, wastewater treatment facilities around the country are retrofitting their instrumentation to run highly efficient, cost-effective, clean facilities. To reduce emissions and produce clean energy, solid wastes are often digested in large digester tanks to reduce the volume of waste (sludge) and produce more biogas, which is then ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • OSU Researchers Deploy Stevens Equipment in Study of Green Infrastructure Treatment for Groundwater Runoff

    Stormwater runoff pollution is a serious issue that faces almost every urban and suburban environment. In older city infrastructure, runoff from roofs, parking lots, and streets flows directly into the sewer system and must be handled by the municipal wastewater treatment facility, increasing the amount of work the system must undertake. For the past 30 years, the infrastructure for stormwater ...

  • OSU researchers deploy Stevens equipment in study of green infrastructure treatment for groundwater runoff - Case Study

    Stormwater runoff pollution is a serious issue that faces almost every urban and suburban environment. In older city infrastructure, runoff from roofs, parking lots, and streets flows directly into the sewer system and must be handled by the municipal wastewater treatment facility, increasing the amount of work the system must ...

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