Article | March 26, 2014

A New Breakthrough In Flow Metering


By Mark Gimson

Municipalities that are looking to accurately measure their water flow rates often fall into one of three categories:

  1. They want a flow control valve that has the ability to vary flow rates over time but would rather not to have to install a flowmeter, a valve with an actuator and positioner.
  2. When filling a reservoir they would like to know how many gallons have been used.
  3. They would like to install a conventional flowmeter in their control valve station but don’t have the space.

The common choice in the municipal world to date has been the electcro-magnetic flowmeter due to cost, reliability, turndown etc.  Unfortunately they require straight runs upstream and downstream prior to the meter – typically 5 pipe diameters upstream and 2 diameters downstream to give reasonable accuracy. There are other technologies but they also require straight runs and in many cases even more than the magnetic flowmeter.


Get unlimited access to:

Trend and Thought Leadership Articles
Case Studies & White Papers
Extensive Product Database
Members-Only Premium Content
Welcome Back! Please Log In to Continue. X

Enter your credentials below to log in. Not yet a member of Water Online? Subscribe today.

Subscribe to Water Online X

Please enter your email address and create a password to access the full content, Or log in to your account to continue.


Subscribe to Water Online