Micronics U1000 helps allocate heating charges at the London Borough of Croydon
A Micronics Ultraflo 1000 was selected by Ben Hughes, the proprietor of BC Hughes Plumbing & Heating to reliably allocate heating and water charges for a school in Croydon, which shares a communal heating system with a Community Hall. The London Borough of Croydon consulted Edward Pearce Chartered Consulting Engineers of Surbiton who recommended the Micronics flow-meter and sub-contracted Ben Hughes’ company to carry out the work.
The U1000 was chosen as it offered a quick and reliable flow measurement solution. Because it is non-invasive there was no requirement to cut into pipes which, in turn meant that installation costs were minimal because the system did not need to be drained down. Also, this meant that the procedure could be carried out quickly, minimising disruption to the school. Similarly, because it is configured for pipe size there is nominal configuration on site, again saving time and expense. It is more cost-effective than an alternative traditional in-line meter. Furthermore dry servicing is possible so that ongoing maintenance time is kept to a minimum, vital in a school.
Ben Hughes was fully satisfied with the performance of the U1000 and believes that its operation has proved exceptional. “Micronics’ extensive experience with clamp-on, ultrasonic, flow measurement technology and their competitive pricing in comparison to similar technology solutions or alternatives was an added bonus. The results have proved to be very worthwhile and were well received by my client.”