WIT Press


Conservation Through Calibration And Communication

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WRM090071

Volume

125

Pages

9

Page Range

65 - 73

Published

2009

Size

1,722 kb

Author(s)

B. P. Tullis & S. L. Barfuss

Abstract

To effectively manage a water resource, one must be able to quantify it. For appropriately constructed flow measurement structures, the level of practical and technical understanding of the operations and maintenance personnel often controls the difference between accurate and inaccurate flow measurement. In addition to accurate discharge data, another key element to effective water resource management is the availability of the data in real time. As part of a case study, the flow measurement structures associated with a local water distribution system were inspected, evaluated, and corrective actions recommended, where appropriate, to improve flow measurement accuracy. Telemetry communications systems were also installed making the data available real time via the Internet. This paper presents the results of this case study, including the findings, corrective actions, and training provided. Keywords: flow measurement, telemetry, flumes, calibration, real-time data.

Keywords

flow measurement, telemetry, flumes, calibration, real-time data