Flowmeters Help University Recover Over $1.25 Million in Annual Billings

May 2009
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;May2009, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p39
The article reports on the decision of Virginia Commonwealth University to install a new swirl flowmeter due to steam losses in Richmond. It discusses how this flowmeter, developed by ABB Instrumentation Inc., helps the university recover more than $1.25 million in billing every year. Moreover, it mentions the potential of flowmeters to locate systems that experience problems as well as faulty stream traps.


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