Meter Testing and Calibration
Flowmetrix Technical Services is an industry leader in meter verification/calibration services for water meters, flow meters, pressure & level instrumentation, and water quality instruments. Testing and calibration services include;
• On-site or laboratory testing and calibration using either clients flow rates, AWWA specifications, average flow rate test flow rates, etc,
• Customer dispute testing and reporting
• Site setup recommendations for future best management practices related to water meter/flow meter instrumentation testing, calibration, reporting, and SCADA data review,
• Repair and maintenance also available
Is water meter/flow meter verification important?
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 a population of meters predict the best time for meter replacement program rather than accepting a standard that does not know your meters, your customers, etc.
Is water meter/flow meter verification calibration required?
No it is not required if you are willing to accept the numbers as is. Meter calibration is part of a meter verification program. Meter calibration is conducted when a meter falls outside an acceptable level of tolerance within a certain level of confidence.
Meter calibration ensures all flows are measured to the best truth possible for accountability, revenue, and balances.
Should water meter calibrations be done each year?
A general answer is NO. This would depend on the benefit or predicted return on the investment to conduct such calibration practices.
Working within a greater study incorporating meter selection and changeout, meter sizing, meter verification and meter accuracy programs work together to form a complete metering program.