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Three of the Most Commonly Used Water Metering Devices

The volume of water used by a residential or business facility supplied with public water is measured using a device known as a water meter. Water metering can also be used to determine the flow of water at a specific location in the system. Water meter readings are the responsibility of the water company, however customers are encouraged to check the meter themselves to verify that their bills are accurate.

Here are three of the most common types of water metering devices:

Velocity Water Meters
Water flow velocity is measured using velocity water meters, which is then translated to volume to get a water usage number. There are three types of velocity water meters: multi-jet, compound, and turbine.
Multi-jet meters are commonly found in small commercial and residential settings, and they use numerous ports to send various water jets into an impeller. The impeller’s rotation speed is affected by the velocity of the water.
Compound water meters are used to measure both very high and very low water flow rates with precision.
Turbine meters are less accurate than jet meters because they do not restrict the course of water flow. Large commercial organizations and fire departments frequently use these meters.

Displacement Water Meters
To measure the volume of water consumed, displacement water meters use water to physically move or “displace” a measuring element. When utilized with low or moderate flow rates from small business or residential buildings, these meters produce accurate results.

Electromagnetic Water Meters
Electromagnetic water meters, also known as magnetic flow meters, use electromagnetic measuring elements to determine the velocity of water. Water meters of this sort can often measure water flow in both directions, making them ideal for measuring untreated water, as well as wastewater.

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Three of the Most Commonly Used Water Metering Devices

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