Project Name: Performance Assessment of insitu Flow Meters
Project date: To be agreed between Student and QUU (Ideally commencing July 2018)
Duration of project: It is estimated this would be approximately a 6 week project
Project Type: Unpaid Student Project
Project description:QUU operate a fleet of flow meters as part of its water supply network. These flowmeters are installed in a range of pipe sizes and locations including water mains, Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV’s) and water booster pumps.
The intent of this project is investigate and identify if there is a performance correlation between the age of the flowmeter,its size, its type, its location and the accuracy of the flow meter, and provide recommendations accordingly.
The project will require data gathering on the flow meters including sourcing from in house SCADA systems. Additionally it will require in field testing of flow meters using a calibrated clamp on flow meter. Full training will be provide in how to use equipment and systems.
The desired outcome is an insight and potentially a diagnostic tool that can be used to inform recalibration time frames or replacement timeframe for flowmeters.