Flow meters are an important part of many industrial processes, providing accurate and reliable measurements of the flow rate of a particular liquid or gas. As such, flow meters require regular maintenance and service to ensure their continued accuracy and reliability. In recent years, AMI (Automatic Meter Infrastructure) and AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) technologies have emerged as powerful tools to help with the maintenance and service of flow meters.
AMI/AMR technology is a combination of hardware and software that allows for remote monitoring of flow meters. It can assist technicians better support flow meters. For example, AMI/AMR can allow for remote troubleshooting of flow meters, providing a technician with the ability to diagnose issues from a distance. This can reduce the time and cost associated with on-site visits and can help to ensure that flow meters remain properly functioning. Maintenance of the meters becomes more of a proactive activity, allowing the utility to prioritize maintenance activities based on actual data. This can help reduce the costs associated with service and maintenance.
Finally, AMI/AMR also provide support for data logging and analysis. By using AMI/AMR, technicians can collect and analyze data on the performance of flow meters. This can help to identify any trends or patterns in performance that could indicate a need for service or maintenance as well as health of the distribution network. This can lead to more efficient scheduling of maintenance and service and can help to ensure that the distribution network operates as efficiently as possible.
Overall, AMI/AMR technology is an invaluable tool for providing the technical support needs of flow meters. By providing support for remote troubleshooting, proactive maintenance and service, and data logging and analysis, AMI/AMR can help to ensure that flow meters remain properly functioning and that maintenance and service costs are kept to a minimum.
To learn more about the Avanti Company and the services and products we provide, including flow meters and AMR/AMI technical support, please visit us online or call us at 800.284.5231.