A water utilities’ critical process controls are highly reliant on dependable and accurate flow measurement. As flow metering continues to evolve, today there is a myriad of options available to address specific needs. To choose the best flow meter, it is imperative to look beyond low cost and consider other vital factors.
Before deciding on a meter, it is important to examine the full process and determine where the measure would best fit in. Numerous factors such as pressure, viscosity, and the water cleanliness will affect a certain flow meter type. Does the flow require being totaled? It’s also important to examine the characteristics of the media being measured to determine the best meter for the job.
Propeller meters, for example, are useful in well water withdrawal scenarios but they would not be ideal for raw wastewater.
Next up is accuracy, which is determined by how the meter will be used. Flow measurement involving controlling chemical feed may require greater accuracy versus general tracking of treated water.
You’ll also need to consider things like regulatory conditions, turndown rates, and measurement ranges. Furthermore, some utilities may need meters with certifications such as ISO 9001.
Data recording and reporting, the meter installation and its location, all of these should be carefully evaluated before making your ultimate flow meter decision.
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