Automatic Meter Reading
Automatic meter reading, or AMR, is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meters and transferring that data to a central database for troubleshooting and analyzing. This technology saves utility owner the expense of periodic trips to each physical location to read a meter. Another advantage is that usage can be based on near real-time consumption rather than on estimates based on past or predicted consumption.
Sewer Deduct/Credit Meters
Most water authorities across the country a credit can be achieved by separately metering grounds irrigation systems and cooling tower make-up lines in which water delivered for this purpose is used for landscaping or evaporation and does not enter into the sewer system. A separate meter is installed on the water service to the irrigation system and cooling tower and a credit or deduct is taken from the main water bill at each quarter. The property owner can save more than half of the water/sewer bill when the meters have been installed and the credit is achieved.
Hot Tap Insertion Meters
Hot tap insert sensor models feature isolation valves and mounting hardware to install or remove the sensor from a pipeline that would be difficult to shut down or drain. In a true “hot tap” installation the sensor is mounted in the pipe under pressure by attaching a service saddle or weld-on fitting to the pipe and mounting the isolating valve and nipple to the threaded connection. Then the sensor assembly is mounted to the isolation valve and extended into the pipeline to measure flow. The meters have a local display, and can be connected to the buildings automation.