AMI, AMR, and Metering Features

  1. Next Generation Mag Meter: A Tool For Leak Detection

    Water — our most precious resource — is depleted globally by multiple activities. Common uses include drinking water, fire protection, agricultural/irrigation, manufacturing, food processing, etc. As our global population continues to increase, so does the need for fresh water supply. As a dynamic resource with many universal commitments, it is not surprising, with so many different global variables, that water scarcity is becoming a concern for both developed and developing countries. By Michelle Pawlowicz, marketing specialist, McCrometer

  2. Making The Most Of AMI

    The notion of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), if not its practice, has become ubiquitous in the water industry. It’s hard to escape the feeling that following the evolution from manual to drive-by metering, the power and efficiency of AMI will soon become a utility standard.

  3. Expert Advice On The Lead-Free Law And Compliance

    The national lead-free law that went into effect in January 2014 arrived with a certain amount of confusion tied to it. What does “lead free” really mean? What constitutes a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture? How are lead-free products identified? How is the law enforced?

  4. 7 Ways Smart Meters Save Water

    In an era of drought and conservation, smart meters can be utilities’ best allies in the fight to preserve water supplies.

  5. The New Way Is Two-Way – Implementing A Revolutionary R450 System

    Located on Lake Michigan 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, Evanston was named in 1857 for one of the founders of renowned Northwestern University, which predated its surrounding municipality by a couple of years.

  6. Feeling The Pressure To Reduce Leakage?

    Water is a resource that is often taken for granted. As we see the effects of climate change and population growth, the challenges we will face regarding water supply and availability will only increase. Examples of this are beginning to surface extensively in many areas of the world. In Adelaide, Australia, the Murray River has long supplied Adelaide with its source of water however the Murray River has seen extensive overuse for potable, agricultural and industrial use and now combined with changing weather patterns, Adelaide is in trouble. By Brad Clarke, VP of Marketing & Sales, Singer Valve

  7. Mueller Systems: Davie County Public Utilities Improves Customer Service And Operational Efficiency With Hot Rod™ From Mueller Systems

    The manual bi-monthly collection of readings from each meter was no small challenge—or expense—for Davie County Public Utilities. Oftentimes, meters in its water system were separated by a half-mile or more, and covering the routes could take a driver and a meter reader as many as 50 days.

  8. Replacing The Right Main At The Right Time

    The 100-year main replacement cycle isn’t always best — it can lead to replacing mains that have years of remaining useful life.

  9. Fixed Network AMR: The Right Choice For The District Of Columbia

    With over 90,000 meters delivering daily meter readings, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) is reaping customer service and operational benefits beyond its original expectations. When fully deployed to the planned 125,000 meter points, this will represent the largest fixed network metering installation in the water industry to date.

  10. R450 System Grabs More Info From The Inflow

    The City of Clermont, Florida is located in Lake County 22 miles west of Orlando; and, like its neighbor, has an economy driven largely by tourism.