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CP403  Meter Training Metering
Project Appreciation and Objectives

The measurement of water flowing is becoming ever more critical to a water company's operations from source to tap - production, supply, network operation, leakage and revenue.

It is essential therefore that those involved with meters either directly - selecting, installing, maintaining and operating - or indirectly - those using the data - have a good understanding of the types of meters used, their performance and their limitations.

However, there are currently no metering courses specifically aimed at water - those that are available tend to be focussed on oil, gas or process measurement. and do not cover the technologies or applications used in the water industry.

This project is developing a syllabus specifically aimed at water industry staff involved in clean water applications to provide a good understanding of the measurement techniques and their considerations.

Benefits to Clients

  • Better trained staff leading to improved measurement performance across the business including leakage estimation, regulatory reporting, revenue collection.
  • Substantial discounts (50%) on future training.
  • Comprehensive course notes which could form the basis of future in-house training programmes, and so reduce external training costs.

Work Programme

There are 3 key steps in the work programme:

  1. Develop and agree an outline syllabus - including meter technologies, installation considerations, performance, maintenance and verification and standards.
  2. Develop detailed materials against the syllabus - lectures, course notes and hands-on demonstrations.
  3. Deliver training sessions to participant companies - up to 5 delegates per contributor.

Project Output

  • Delivery of training for up to 5 delegates per contributor.
  • Comprehensive course notes for both delegates and prospective trainers.

Related WRc Work

  • Long established capability and experience in meter testing and evaluation
  • Meter technology studies including two volumes on non-household metering and CP139 New Technology Meters.
  • Abstraction metering Manual and staff training, Environment Agency. 1997 - 2002.
  • Drain repair course, annually since 2005.
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