BSW Heating Ltd

Micronics flowmeters aid accurate billing in Housing Association apartments

A leading provider of social housing gas repair and maintenance services in London and the Southeast used Micronics U1000 flowmeters in March 2017 in boiler rooms of several blocks of apartments belonging to Housing Associations in London. The flowmeters helped to determine the exact amount of energy being used by individual flats in order to bill them accurately.

The Micronics unit was specified by Darren Watts, of Watts Consultancy who called in BSW Heating of Surrey to carry out the work. Because they offer quick and reliable flow measurement, the U1000s were ideal for BSW’s requirements.

Richard Day, BSW’s Commercial Projects Manager installed the unit. “The Micronics units were easier to fit as we did not need to drain any services as they simply clamp onto the pipe. The wiring process was a bit complicated but because they were specified by Darren Watts we did install them and they have performed their desired function excellently.”

These excellent flow meters only require nominal configuration on site, minimising intervention. The easy to follow menu made it a very cost-effective alternative to traditional in-line meters. Furthermore, dry servicing is possible so that downtime is kept to a minimum. The U1000 is a fixed installation, clamp-on flowmeter that requires only the minimum of input from the user in entering information. Accurate flow measurements are provided by a multiple slope transit time algorithm.

For further information on this project or the Micronics range call Micronics on +44(0)1628 810456, or visit

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