New Meter Helps City Gain Withdrawal Permit

The City of Aberdeen, MD, contracted with McCrometer to install a V-Cone differential pressure flow meter at its raw water pumping station...

The City of Aberdeen, MD, contracted with McCrometer to install a V-Cone differential pressure flow meter at its raw water pumping station to assist in fulfilling the city's permit renewal to allow water withdrawal from the Deer Creek tributary.

The piping configuration at the station is extremely tight and includes several piping transitions. A number of flow meters were evaluated for this installation, but the V-Cone was chosen due to its ability to condition flow prior to measurement allowing the flow meter to be installed virtually anywhere in a piping system. The meter can be sized for line diameters of 1/2 to over 120 inches.

In addition, the city's water pumping station runs at a high discharge pressure of approximately 170 lbs./sq. inch. The V-Cone met the requirements of both issues, adapting for limited space installation, plus high accuracy and repeatability at higher pressures.

"After researching multiple flow meter options, the V-Cone quickly became the obvious choice for our water pumping station," said George Skinner, senior plant operator for the City of Aberdeen. "We are very satisfied with the V-Cone's performance so far."

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