Badger Meter Named official Sponsor of ACE13 Meter Madness Contest
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) will be the official sponsor of the 2013 Meter Madness Contest at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE13) in Denver, Colo., June 9-13. In this national competition, water industry personnel will work against the clock, and each other, to determine who can accurately assemble the Badger Meter Recordall Disc Series Meter M25 in the shortest amount of time.
According to Jan Boyer, marketing product manager at Badger Meter, the company selected its Recordall Disc Series Meter M25 for the competition because its innovative nutating disc design makes it the most accurate meter in low flow environments.* Ideal for small- to mid-sized residential and commercial applications, it meets or exceeds registration accuracy rates for volumes as low as 1/8 gallon per minute (gpm) to as high as 170 gpm, while also reducing wear and pressure loss and extending field performance.
Throughout the year leading up to the national contest, AWWA Sections host their own competitions and then have the opportunity to send two representatives per Section to compete for the national Meter Madness title. Competitors may request a practice meter from the sponsoring meter manufacturer to prepare for the event. Boyer says Badger Meter already has shipped out about 200 practice units. To request one, participants should visit http://www.badgermeter.com/metermadness.
“The Meter Madness Contest is a great way for utility professionals to showcase their skills and join in a friendly competition,” says Boyer. “We’re excited to be the official sponsor for ACE13 and look forward to the event.”
Available in engineered polymer and a lead-free bronze alloy, the Recordall Disc Series Meter line meets or exceeds the AWWA C700 or C710 standards, meets the Jan. 4, 2014 federal lead content limitation, and has been certified to comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61, Annex G and NSF 372. These meters are compatible with all Badger Meter reading systems and approved technologies.
About Badger Meter
As an innovator in flow measurement and control products, Badger Meter serves water utilities, municipalities, commercial and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring water, oil, chemicals and other fluids, Badger Meter products are known for accuracy durability, and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit www.badgermeter.com.
*Richards, G. L., Johnson, M. C., Barfuss, S. L. (2010). Apparent Losses Caused by Water Meter Inaccuracies at Ultralow Flows. Journal AWWA, 120(5), 123-132.