Rating of water meters
In order to choose the best counter that suits you 100%, you should clearly distinguish between your wishes and budget, and also understand in what conditions the device will work.
- Conditions — in all apartments in old houses there are problems with plumbing. Even if your pipes have been changed, it is far from a fact that everything is fine with pressure in the common house system. Owners of such housing should look at meters with water hammer protection and endurance.
- Cost is one of the main criteria. However, the difference between different brands usually does not exceed 200-300 rubles. So do not engage in dubious savings and take the cheapest Chinese water meters. Pay attention to the brands from the list of the best water meters.
- A guarantee is the best indicator of reliability, because the manufacturer is responsible for its water meters and undertakes to repair or replace a defective meter (usually it is a replacement).
Otherwise, there is only one piece of advice — look at the reviews, read the tops and reviews of the best models, trust the installation to professionals, and everything will be fine.
The best water meters
SVKM-15U is a series of universal meters designed to measure the actual consumption of cold and hot water. The model is designed for a maximum volume of not more than 1.0 MPa. The body of the device is made of high-quality brass alloy LS-59 by casting. This material is characterized by resistance to intense water exposure, which ensures a long service life of the meter. As an additional measure of protection, the manufacturer covers the body with a layer of chrome.
The model belongs to the category of wing-type meters — the principle of operation is based on measuring the number of revolutions of the impeller rotating due to the passing water flow. Measurement results are displayed in cubic meters. The model complies with the requirements of current standards and is included in the state register of measuring instruments. To protect the mechanism from the effects of an external magnetic field, there is a special clutch.
The manufacturer offers users to upgrade the base model by installing an impulse sensor for remote data transmission or expanding the operating temperature range. Manufacturer’s warranty — 36 months from the date of initial verification.
VALTEC VLF-15U-I is a universal cold and hot water meter from a well-known company that specializes in the production of engineering plumbing. The model is characterized by reliability and workmanship, which ensures a long service life — the average time to failure reaches 86 thousand hours.
The meter is equipped with a pulse output, which allows organizing remote transmission of readings. In addition, the design provides for the possibility of equipping the device with an RS-485 standard connection channel. The housing is protected against external magnetic fields in accordance with the requirements of current standards. The model is included in the register of measuring instruments, which allows you to freely use the device on the territory of Russia.
According to the type of execution, the device belongs to the category of single-jet dry meters, in the flow part of which there is an impeller rotating due to the kinetic energy of the liquid. The counting mechanism is isolated from the measured medium by a special cover with a sealing ring.
ECO NOM SV 15-110
ECO NOM SV 15-110
ECO NOM SV 15-110 is a simple and reliable Russian-made universal meter designed to measure the actual consumption of cold and hot water. The model is characterized by a low level of error and high throughput. This meter is ideal for use in apartments and private households.
For the manufacture of the case, high-quality materials are used that are resistant to intense exposure to a humid environment. The principle of operation of the meter is extremely simple — an impeller is located inside the case, which rotates under the action of water pressure. The measurement results are displayed on the board using a roller-type indicator device. The unit of measurement is cubic meters.
During installation, the meter must be installed in a horizontal position, dial up. To increase the service life, it is recommended to install a ball valve and a mechanical filter before the inlet. In the process of fixing threaded connections, the tightening torque should not exceed 40 N * m.
Betar SHV-15 is a cold water meter, which is of high quality and resistant to external factors. The model is designed for operation at temperatures from 5 to 50 ºС and relative air humidity not more than 80%. The maximum volume of liquid should not exceed 1.5 cubic meters per hour. The degree of protection against ingress of dust and moisture corresponds to the class IP 54.
The peculiarity of this model is that users can independently choose the complete set of the device, based on personal preferences and operating conditions. The basic design can be upgraded by installing a pulse output for connection to an automated energy metering system, a check valve, as well as anti-magnetic protection, which will prevent manipulation of the meter readings.
This model is covered by an official manufacturer’s warranty, which is valid for 42 months from the date of manufacture. It should be remembered that the company is not responsible in case of non-compliance of water with the requirements of sanitary and epidemiological rules and regulations.
ITELMA WFK20.D110 is a mechanical cold water meter designed for installation in individual houses, apartments, offices and administrative buildings. In this case, it must be taken into account that the maximum allowable water flow is 1.5 m3 / h. The model is protected from external magnetic field by means of a special coupling.
The principle of operation of the meter is based on measuring the number of revolutions of the impeller rotating under the influence of the flow of water flowing in the pipeline. The moment of rotation is transmitted to the indicator device by means of magnetic couplings. This device, through a scaling mechanical gearbox, displays the measured volume of water with five black rollers using five black rollers, two red rollers and an arrow pointer. As an additional option, users can order the meter with an installation kit that includes two gaskets and two threaded fittings made of brass alloy.
The SVU-15 meter is a universal meter for measuring the level of consumed cold and hot water that flows through pipelines with a pressure of not more than 1.6 MPa. The model is ideal for installation in apartments, residential buildings and commercial facilities, where the nominal water flow does not exceed 1.5 m3/hour. It is worth noting the high quality of the device — the meters are assembled at the factory with an automated production line, which ensures a high level of accuracy.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, the meter can be installed in confined spaces. A special clutch provides reliable protection against an external magnetic field. Features of a design practically exclude probability of breakages and leaks of water. The model is able to withstand short-term temperature rises up to 100 ºС without negative consequences. If necessary, the basic model can be upgraded by installing a sensor or module for remote readings. In addition, users can order a mounting kit that includes a non-return valve and reliable taper threaded fittings.Метки: expert, meters, rating, water