Project: Metrology for real-world domestic water metering

Acronym 17IND13 Metrowamet (Reference Number: 17IND13)
Duration 01/06/2018 - 31/05/2021
Project Topic Growing pollution levels and depleting resources mean that the world’s water increasingly needs to be conserved. In urban areas around Europe, this is aided by water meters. Germany alone has 45 million water meters installed, and across the whole of European they represent a production value of almost €1 billion. It’s expected that smart meters will help to accelerate uptake further, giving consumers convenient access to leakage detection and information about their water usage. However, achieving the sensitivity required for these devices remains a challenge and there is an outstanding need to characterise meters in real-world environments.This project will assess domestic water meters under realistic operation conditions, including typical water qualities (suspended particles, hardness, and pH), dynamic load changes, and general wear and tear. This will improve the accuracy of water consumption measurements and extend meter life, establishing their economic viability. In doing so, this should save consumers’ money and ultimately contribute to Europe’s pressing need to decrease its water consumption.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2017

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen Partner Austria
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
4 Teknologisk Institut Partner Denmark
5 TUV SUD Limited Partner United Kingdom
6 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB Partner Sweden
7 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 DVGW Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches - Technisch-wissenschaftlicher Verein e.V. Partner Germany
10 FORCE Technology Partner Denmark
11 Università degli Studi di Salerno Partner Italy
12 Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques Observer France