The Art of Selecting a Water Submetering System
Selecting the right water submetering system is part art, part science. When we speak to property owners and managers about this topic, many times the conversation comes around to a few overlooked or unknown details which can make or break the success of a project.
The two primary components to a submetering system are the Meters and the Read System. The meter is the component installed in-line to actually measure consumption, while the Read System is the supplemental component installed to communicate the meter readings back to an accessible location, or in most cases, back to a central computer/gateway to be accessed from a location offsite.
We will review the many factors to consider when it comes to selecting the right meter, and help detail some questions which will help you make an informed decision. In addition, there are plenty of factors to consider when selecting a read system and we will address some of these factors and help provide useful questions to ask when assessing and comparing read systems.
Jeramy Cannon is the owner of Cannon Metering, Inc., which specializes in gas, electric and water submetering solutions. From engineering drawings to project planning, system design, installation project management, and client training, Jeramy's 20 years in the utility industry have taught him a thing or two about what NOT to do. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1999 with a BA in Economics, but quickly found his calling with utility hardware and has installed hundreds of thousands of meters in a wide range of applications, utilizing every major manufacturer in the industry. Jeramy's core focus is to support sustainability efforts by helping clients select the right metering equipment and data delivery for their specific needs. In his free time, Jeramy enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying outdoor activities such as golf and fishing, both of which sometimes require creative storytelling.