Meter Reading Articles

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Coop Mineraloel Profits from Integrated Solution with OpenTAS® and SAP® OGSD case study

    “With the introduction of SAP® and OpenTAS®, we have achieved a level of automation for the business processes that enables us to further pursue our growth within the gas station market.” This is the positive verdict of Walter Eberle, director of Coop Mineraloel AG (CMA) in Allschwill. CMA assigned Implico with the integration of all the logistical processes concerning the gas ...


    By Implico Group

  • 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 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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