The importance of optimizing your flow meter system for precise, accurate dosing cannot be overstated. Not only can poor performing water meters increase your operating costs via maintenance intervals or downtime in production, but they can also hamper your ability to produce a quality product — in the concrete manufacturing industry, the performance of your flow meter can affect the appearance, quality, and durability of the concrete you produce.
No matter the industry, no matter the application, sustainability has become more than a trend in recent years — in fact, it’s actually emerged as a top priority for manufacturers across North America as more than 90% of those surveyed issue an annual sustainability report.
Today’s oil & gas industry has a very distinct set of challenges plant operators and engineers must overcome. And these hurdles are only amplified by the specific nature of the three distinct streams in oil & gas production: upstream, midstream, and downstream.
A precise, efficient water metering system is key for any industrial application that requires water flow. This is especially important for concrete batch plants because consistent and accurate water batching helps create a quality, durable final product. While concrete batch plants can and do operate year-round, spring is typically the beginning of the busy season ahead of a summer surge in productivity, and concrete batch plants need to ensure the component parts of their industrial water meters are functioning at peak performance.
Sustainability is a top-level concern for companies in the industrial space, especially when it comes to water management and how industrial players in the oil & gas, concrete, and chemical industries manage their water consumption, flow, and distribution to foster superior performance and efficiency. In fact a recent study published in IIoT World revealed around 32 billion cubic meters of water is lost every year due to inefficient water flow management.
You can’t measure what you don’t control. In other words, industrial flow meters are a mission-critical tool in controlling how much water your industrial application uses, how your water supply is used, and where inefficiencies can be curbed to reduce consumption and cost.
When batching additives or water into your concrete mix, it’s vital that each component is added to the mix accurately. When concrete and admixtures are not properly mixed — or if water is not added in the right proportion — workability is not guaranteed. Your meter and transmitter can help you batch accurately every time, but how do you calibrate it? Here, we’ll discuss how to calibrate your meter for accurate batching.