Replacing Water Meters in the city, want to use a non moving part meter, what would u recommend?
asked 8 February 2017 asked by Jim Rademacher (540 points)
I would use electromagnetic meters
Sensus makes a residential mag meter that is worth taking a look at. Same lay length as traditional water meters and are 5/8" as well.
I did a year study using the new Badger E meter, Sensus IPearl and an Elster and I found that over all the M25 Badger recorded better results than all three. Of course the cleanliness of your water will dictate those results for you. But If I had to choose one I would pick the Badger. The Elster M700 under performed, the Badger E25 performed well, and the IPearl performed well at higher flows as compared to low flow. Of course this test was performed on the meters that are hooked up to my Board of Directors. I currently use the Badger Polymer Meters.
We use Mag. Meters with a daily flow of around 1.6 million a day and they are great.We have them calibrated only once a year,maintenance free,love them.