The meter size is only one of the basic inputs to review and therefore, I can not say what the minimum size should be. However, it might be said, review your larger customer base first and then review smaller sizes second. Other inputs that should be considered is volume and cost of meters ownership to … Read more
There isn’t a common denominator for this answer. Each meter principle should be considered for every meter application reviewing both low and high flow characteristics, and pressure losses. Understanding your clients, demand profile and inventory, use of building, seasonal uses, etc. would be some of the items to consider when determining the best meter for … Read more
Meter sizing allows the water purveyor to capture all revenue possibly while balancing the potential pressure losses du to higher flows. An undersized meter will create a pressure loss, while an oversized meter will not have this issue, rather it will under-read due to low flow demand. P.S. Remember an improper sized meter might be … Read more
Meter sizing can be done after the fact. Using the customer account information and meter size along with meter specifications (AWWA or other), will assist in prediction of whether the meter is under/over-sized. However, to ensure the meter is sized properly, a field flow demand profiling study will need to be done to overlay against … Read more
Meter selection is paramount and should be done in consideration with meter sizing. If the meter selection does not satisfy the customer demand applications, the overall accuracy might not yield the best performance, and hence lower revenue. In addition, poor meter performance would only suggest that a premature replacement would result losing any investment benefit … Read more
Yes. Verification allows the owner to realize performance status across an expected operating range or industry standard like AWWA. The testing results identified in a sample of meters predict the best time for meter replacement program rather than accepting a standard that does not know your meters, your customers, etc.