Meter Reading Articles

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Detecting leaks through AMR data analysis

    Automatic meter reading (AMR) provides real-time consumption data, enabling to collect a huge amount of information about daily, even hourly, consumptions. It is then easy to assess lost volumes on the network, using supplied volumes information. However, because of the multiple components of water losses, the metering and calculation inaccuracies, the occurrence of new (detectable) leaks is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Often You Should Calibrate A Sound Level Meter

    Do you calibrate a sound level meter frequently? Most sound level meter users know they must calibrate their sound level meters but a questions I frequently get asked if “how often?” Here’s my best practice advice so you can calibrate with confidence. What Do We Mean by Sound Level Meter ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Effective and reliable communication: the International System (SI) of units

    Diversity of measurement units, particularly related to volume and volume-related quantities, has become common in papers and presentations from the Water Reuse Specialists Group activities. Metric system units, like cubic meter (m3), traditionally used by authors from numerous European countries, share written space in technical documents with new measurement units (megaliters, gigaliters), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Winning the Future: Grand Ronde Solar Projects Reduce Pollution, Cut Costs

    Challenge: Situated on nearly 12,000 acres in the heart of Western Oregon’s scenic coastal range, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon has a strong connection to the earth and nature and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship. Landless from 1954 until 1983 when the Grand Ronde Restoration Act returned a portion of its land base, the Tribe has ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Avoid common mistakes when buying a decibel meter

    Why it pays to avoid quick fix solutions when it comes to noise monitoring Whether you run or own a construction site, a metal cutting workshop or an open cast mine, as an employer of a noisy working environment, you must ensure that the hearing of the employees you are responsible for is protected. In the UK The Control of Noise ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 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

  • 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.

  • A CFD study of the effect of venturi geometry on high pressure wet gas metering

    Venturi meter is increasingly being preferred as wet gas flow meter because of its simple construction and ease of operation. It has been found that the performance of venturi in single phase gas is very different from that of water. In this work, with a view to optimise the design, the effects of diameter, diameter ratio and convergent angle on the performance of a venturi meter for wet gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cost recovery in urban water services : select experiences in Indian cities

    The report draws on a Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) study from 2008 which made a comparative analysis of 23 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)-looking at seven cities in detail and another 16 based on secondary data-to understand the factors affecting cost recovery in India and provide an indication of current performance. It also draws out examples and lessons to inform reform approaches and ...


    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.

  • GEM provides fast payback for Italcables

    Metered tests carried out on Thermal Energy International’s GEM steam traps by Italcables, Italy’s largest producer of wire strands for pre-stressed concrete and post-tensioned structures, have shown steam savings of up to 30% compared to mechanical traps.  Now, Italcables has fitted GEM traps to its steam baths and kettle boiler used for ‘pickling’ and treating iron ...

  • Buying Noise Measurement Equipment: how to cut costs, not quality

    At a time when budgets are under strain, the Pulsar Model 14, ultra-simple digital sound level meter offers a compliant, reliable, yet affordable noise meter. It is the preferred choice of employers looking for a meter for general purpose use whilst meeting the “Noise at Work” Regulations and the requirements of IEC 61672 to Class 2.  The ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Decision support system for main pumping station control, BOS Delfland

    The waterboard Delfland uses a DSS to automatically control the 7 pumping stations in its main canal system. Delfland manages a small part of the dutch watersystem in the south-west of the country. The area is mostly below sealevel and it is intensively used, for residential areas, greenhouses and industry. It is only 400 km/2, yet houses 1,6 million inhabitants, multiple cities among which the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of Groningen – going for sustainable

    The city of Groningen, counting over 180,000 inhabitants is the largest city of the northern provinces of the Netherlands. The city is known for its lovely architecture, its vibrant nightlife and many cultural destinations. And lately the city wants to be known as well for its ambition to become Holland’s most sustainable city. Energy saving is the most effective way to obtain ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Energy efficiency and Weight Watchers

    By Elisa Wood April 27, 2011 We’ve been hearing for years that the energy efficiency industry needs to find its equivalent to the cell phone. These days industry folks refer to it as the ‘killer app,” the revolutionary ...

  • The Shark RS-232/RS-485 Bluetooth Transmitter: Bridging the Gap with Short Range Bluetooth Communication

    Getting data from one point to another follows many unique protocols, but one overlooked aspect is often the “last mile problem”, where getting data over a short distance is problematic due to environmental circumstances or economic constraints. ...

  • Multivariate consumption profiling (MCP) for intelligent meter systems: a methodology to define categories and levels

    Multivariate Consumption Profiling (MCP) is a methodology to analyse the readings made by Intelligent Meter (IM) systems. Even in advanced water companies with well supported IM, full statistical analyses are not performed, since no efficient methods are available to deal with all the data items. Multivariate Analysis has been proposed as a convenient way to synthesise all IM information. MCP ...


    By IWA Publishing

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