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Avanti Company Offers Professional AMR and AMI Technical Support

  Automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies are growing increasingly popular as utilities attempt to improve consumer interactions, streamline operations, and provide data in real time. At the Avanti Company, we are committed to providing the most dependable and high-quality water meters available, as well as the most effective and complete … Continued

The Value of Meter Data in Water Utilities

Water meter data can be a utility’s best friend or its worst enemy. Collecting water data is a challenging operation for certain utilities. Antiquated technology or inaccurate meters make it difficult to get reads at all, let alone evaluate them. Analytics software can assist utilities in overcoming these obstacles and maximize the value of their … Continued

Determining Flow Technology Compatibility

Many considerations will impact what type of meter is best for the job. It will help tremendously to consider the local environment, any possible pipeline intervention, and what the project priorities are. The flow meter can be used as a guide to making rational decisions about flow by knowing how it will interact with the … Continued

Badger Meter Solutions for HVAC Applications

Hydronic systems are stringent and have exact criteria for flow calculation that must be met by commercial and industrial facilities. Flow meters take care of measuring closed-loop energy where the liquid is absorbed by a source, cooled or heated, and then provided to a load as needed. Effective hydronic device installation is a crucial phase, … Continued

McCrometer’s McMag 2000 and McMag 3000 Are More Than Meets the Eye

The McCrometer® McMag 2000 and McMag 3000 may have similar names and a small number change, but the differences between the two electromagnetic (mag) meters go much deeper. For example, the Mc®Mag 3000’s sensor is identical to the FPI’s, except it has more electrodes, and the line is more invasive. The tilted sensor positioning, however, … Continued

What Does It Mean to ‘Calm’ a Water Network?

As a result of factors like fatigue and stress, joints and fittings on the pipeline experience leaks. In the case of pipeline wall failures, they may also experience thinning due to these same factors. Although a multitude of factors may lead to stress on the pipeline, ‘pressure transients’ is the one we’re concentrating on for … Continued

The Avanti Company Receives Itron Outstanding Performance Award

We are proud to announce that The Avanti Company recently received the Itron® Outstanding Performance Award for our work with Miami-Dade Water and Sewer’s Collection Department (MDWASD) on the development of a Wastewater Advanced Metering Infrastructure (WW AMI) solution. Through collaboration with MDWASD, Avanti as well as the companies Utility Systems Science & Software (US3), … Continued

Syrinix Remote Monitoring Solutions Adapt to Evolving Workforce Needs

As water professionals choose to retire, many utilities face a lack of operational wisdom. Syrinix’s versatile, intuitive, high-resolution remote monitoring offers a trustworthy experience to help and enhance a changing workforce of utilities. With the RADAR tech framework, a host of innovative analytical methods can be used collaboratively by the team to offer a new … Continued

Little Rock Solves Overflow Issues With the SL-RAT

About two decades ago, Little Rock, Arkansas was dealing with a severe overflow issue. Any time it rained, hundreds of overflows were occurring, including lasting for several hours. Today, that number has been reduced dramatically and that is partially due to InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT). As part of the initiative, the Little … Continued

Reasons to Choose an Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meter

The Dynasonics® TFX-5000 Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meter by Badger Meter is an award-winning solution providing accurate flow measurement for a multitude of applications. These ultrasonic meters monitor flow velocity through ultrasound waves and are available in both transit time and Doppler technology choices. Let’s explore a few reasons why these flow meters are worth considering. … Continued

Should You Choose a Flow Straightener or Straightening Vane?

In parallel with propeller meters, straightening vanes and flow straighteners have become a significant component of flow calculation in the agricultural industry, and with an important purpose. Flow straighteners and vanes, usually mounted close to flow disturbers or in short straight-run applications, minimize swirl and assist propeller meters in achieving a precise flow reading. With … Continued

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Improved Flow Meter Accuracy through Regular Calibration and Maintenance

Considering the variety of factors that can have a significant negative impact on the measurements made by flow meters, it is crucial that the equipment is installed and configured according to the manufacturer’s recommendations by trained technicians to ensure that the system operates at or above its maximum potential.   It’s crucial to keep in … Continued