With the objective of providing reliable knowledge on water consumption and engage consumers in water conservation, smart water metering offers an array of possibilities.
The residential water meter has its place at the far most end of the distribution system from where a high frequency of reliable data is crucial for water pricing as well as for estimating renovation projects.
When applying smart technology in water meters they will not only serve as instruments for billing, but even act as tools for trouble shooting, early warning, and analysis and for consumer oriented visualization of consumption.
Two aspects of the smart water meter must be considered as equally important: the metering principle and the intelligent features.
Especially the ultrasonic metering principle has proven to be a certain method of providing reliable data. One of the world’s technology centers for ultrasonic metering is the company Kamstrup who has for more than 20 years developed ultrasonic heat meters for district heating and today claims a place among the world’s largest manufacturers of ultrasonic heat meters.