Micronics water meters reduce usage at Ricoh Arena
Micronics Clamp-On Ultrasonic water meters
Micronics Clamp-On Ultrasonic water meters provide flow measurement for pitch heating, water management and billing at the Ricoh Arena, with water costs reduced by 50 per cent.
Arena Coventry, a total facilities management company which manages facilities at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, has reduced water consumption and achieved significant cost savings.
The company installed a Heat Meter in 2008 to establish and monitor the energy costs associated with underground heating of the pitch.
A meeting with Seven Trent triggered by a reduction in water consumption, meant that the information gained and clarification that the water used for the pitch heating does not go to sewage led to a reduction in water charges.
Water consumption is a big issue on the site, leading to the investment in the installation of three Micronics Ultraflo 2000, Clamp-On, flow-meters in 2009.
These are used with an on-site Monitoring and Targeting system to manage the significant water consumption on the site.
The three meters were supplied and installed by Micronics, and provide individual half-hour consumption data for the north concourse, arena and southern concourse areas.
Within three weeks of installation, the investment identified intermittent continuous flushing periods of some WCs in the southern concourse area, which when remedied reduced the site water consumption by 50 per cent, providing a payback of one month.
Micronics meters have also been installed in the Exhibition Hall to provide consumption data for automatic billing of water consumption for this area, which is shared between the on-site G Casino and the Ricoh Arena.
Clamp-On Ultrasonic meters were selected due to the installation, and maintenance and service benefits associated with the non-invasive technology, these include low cost and minimum disruption installation with no system drain down required plus dry maintenance and service.
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