Smart Meters Articles

  • Smart compressed air measurement - Case Study

    Air may be free, but compressed air certainly isn’t. Every day, leaks and inefficient compressors cost companies money and lead to more electricity usage. As air  compressors churn away 24/7, endlessly maintaining the air pressure in compressed air distribution lines, dollars leak away from the bottom line. Measuring compressed air can be a big challenge. In many manufacturing ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Facility reduces process downtime – Case Study

    A facilities subcontractor for Boeing required meters to monitor the make-up air mass flow rate into a painting facility. The make-up fans ensure compliance with OSHA and Boeing air quality standards by reducing contamination and airborne particles that result from over-spray. The Boeing standard dictates a minimum airflow of 125 SFPM to the paint booths. Should the airflow drop below this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Reliable leak measurement with real gas - Case study

    The ability to measure low flow rates with high accuracy and a short response time is important for successful leak measurement. With a turndown ratio of up to 1 : 100 and calibration with the actual gas, Voegtlin thermal mass flow meters offer exceptional accuracy over the entire measurement range. ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • UK/Newmarket: Enabling Smart Infrastructure - Case Study

    Introduction Anglian Water has set itself a goal to become more innovative and deliver superior service to its customers. It is building a "vision of what its future water company ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Unique Danish partnership against global water losses - Leakman, Denmark - Case Study

    Nine Danish partners have formed a consortium with the objective to demonstrate the use and effect of integrated high-end solutions within Leakage Management based on Danish technologies and know-how. The nine partners represent leading technology providers, consultants, water utilities and the Technical University of Denmark. ...


    By Leif Koch A/S

  • Evolution of the Smart Probe

    STS have been working on the next evolution of our ionising radiation contamination simulators! ...

  • 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

  • The future of leak detection starts today

    For many water engineers the day in the office begins with a look at the screen. They can analyse the results of the nightly measurements of their fresh water pipelines in a few minutes and make important decisions for the day. Are there any new leaks in the system? Using the information found, the water engineer can send his workers to precisely those points that the leak detection system has ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • 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

  • Sound recording to characterize outdoor tap water use events

    Obtaining disaggregated water use at the home typically involves expensive smart metering. In this study, water use events at the outdoor tap were captured using recorded sound. Outdoor taps at 10 homes were fitted with small-sized microphones and digital sound recorders. Sound files recorded over a 1-month period were used in the analysis. In the preliminary analysis, a human operator browsed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Xylem unveils fifth generation HYDROVAR

    Highly efficient variable speed drive reduces energy consumption Xylem, a global water technology leader, has released the fifth generation HYDROVAR, an intelligent pump controller that accurately adapts to system demands, helping end users realize cost and energy savings while achieving optimum system performance. The new drive can reduce energy consumption of a pump by as much as 70 ...

  • Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance

    Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements 3+ years early Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than three years in advance of the 2020 compliance date. In addition, ...

  • Advancing household water-use feedback to inform customer behaviour for sustainable urban water

    Sustainable water management is increasingly essential in an age characterised by rapid population growth, urban and industrial development and climate change. Opportunities to promote conservation and water-use efficiencies remain attractive in directly reducing water demand. Smart water metering and the provision of detailed water-use feedback to consumers present exciting new opportunities ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are Those Inexpensive iPad Sound Measurement Apps Any Good?

    Are those inexpensive iPad sound measurement apps any good? Are they as accurate as a properly calibrated $2,000 type 2 sound level meter? Let's review three separate studies, and an article: Study #1 In early 2014, NIOSH reviewed 192 sound measurement apps. NIOSH concluded, ...

  • Amistad Dam: Identifying Critical Leaks in the Amistad Dam - Case Study

    Why was the Amistad dam emptying—and what could be done to solve the problem? In 1996, the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the national electric company of Mexico responsible for the Mexican half of the Amistad Dam, contacted AGI. The CFE heard about the capabilities of our instruments to look into the ground, and they were ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

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