Flow Meters & Metering Systems

Fatbergs Are No Match for the SL-RAT

We’re taking a trip to New Zealand today to focus on a problem at Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the country. For more than a year, the lake was dealing with a major problem involving the presence of fatberg, a congealed mass in a sewer system that sometimes forms when non-biodegradable solid matter like … Continued

Better Water Asset Management with WaterPoint Network

  As more and more municipalities race to become “Smart Cities”, the chase for non-revenue water as well as water asset management has become one of great importance. The WaterPoint Network (WPN) tool by 64seconds has increasingly become a vital solution to assist with these efforts. Keeping track of pipe, valve, meters and water source … Continued

Flow Measurement Solutions for Power Plants

Steam generating power plants often see varied types of water flow, from process samples of small size to much larger condenser cooling water. Monitoring these different flows can prove to be a challenge, particularly the high volume flow of larger pipes or pipes that lack enough straight run sections where a standard meter could be … Continued

Utilities Can Benefit from IoT

With the continued fusion between AI and the Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities will continue to improve the lives of citizens in 2019 as the sheer amount of data makes it easier to maintain a digital ecosystem. Creating smart cities will likely involve the integration of various aspects of urban life. With the decades … Continued

Read a Book Excerpt from Our Co-Founder

More than four decades ago, husband and wife team Paul and Justine Devlin co-founded The Avanti Company in Avon Park and since then, we have continued to service the Florida flow meter and metering systems market. Justine recently wrote a new book titled “When did I see you Lord” and we thought our blog readers … Continued

Another City Chooses OpenWay Riva

  The Water Finance & Management website is reporting that Waco, Texas has become one of the latest cities to ink a deal with Itron to install the company’s powerful IoT (Internet of Things) OpenWay Riva solution. OpenWay Riva includes a series of leak sensors and water communication modules aimed at improving water delivery and … Continued

What’s Your Meter Data Worth?

There is little doubt that modern water meters have shown their tremendous benefits, such as getting rid of the need for manual reading for instance. As a utility, have you ever evaluated how regular meter data affects the bottom line? Meter data has massive value, but this value is only apparent when it’s actually utilized. … Continued

Smart Water Meters Dramatically Improve Water Usage

The November 2018 issue of Journal AWWA shows some fascinating findings regarding the relationship between smart water meters and data analytics. Water leaks remain a major issue for utilities all around the world. Here in the United States, over ten percent of indoor water consumption that’s lost is a result of leaks. In fact, about … Continued

Smart Water Meters Save Money

Installation cost is something important to keep in mind when dealing with water meters and your distribution network. With that in mind, there are a couple of useful things smart water meters can do that may end up being valuable and save a utility money in the long run. Temperature detection. While temperatures rarely drop … Continued

FLO-DAR Delivers Easy Open Channel Flow Monitoring

For industrial water, wastewater, or collection systems applications, the Hach FLO-DAR® AV Sensor delivers a unique approach to monitoring open channel flow. Using a fusion of modern technology like Digital Doppler Radar velocity sensing with ultrasonic pulse echo depth sensing, the FLO-DAR is able to measure this channel flow remotely. It works with the wireless … Continued

Yet Another City Relies on the SL-RAT

Over in Duncan, Oklahoma, heavy rainfall during the two-year period of 2015-2016 made it increasingly clear the city’s wastewater collection system was not up to the task of dealing with so much water, exposing deficiencies in the system. Though Duncan’s Wastewater Treatment Plant was built to treat just over six million gallons of wastewater on … Continued

From The Blog

Accurately Measure Fluid Density and Mass Flow with the Badger Coriolis RCT1000

The Badger Coriolis RCT1000 Flow Meter uses a measurement of fluid density and mass flow to identify flow rate, delivering an exceptional degree of accuracy. For homogenous fluids comprised of a pair of components such as sugar and water, the RCT1000 Badger Coriolis system can derive the component’s concentration and mass based on fluid properties … Continued