Pipe2000 has a powerful capability to utilize meters to allocate demands in potable water distribution systems. The picture below illustrates using meters. There are two ways meters are used:
- Each pipe section can be assigned a number of Residential Meter Connections (1). An Average Residential Demand (per meter) is defined (2) and the total residential demand for the meters is distributed equally to the end nodes of he pipe section (3).
- Metered connection nodes (4) allow metered demands to be placed anywhere in the distribution system. Data for each pipe section includes the average demand and identifying information(5). This information is stored in a spreadsheet which can be updated using meter records (6). The demand for each metered connection is distributed to the end nodes based on the distance from the end nodes (7).
Learn more about meters here.