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White Paper Highlights Conservation and Cost Benefits of Hydronic Energy Meters

September 19, 2012

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Mary von der Ehe
800-876-3837, ext. 16213

New reference provides facility and maintenance managers with technology overview and tips for selecting and installing Btu Meters

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A new white paper illustrates why it’s never too late to install energy meters that help balance hydronic heating and cooling systems at commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential facilities. Written by flow control and energy management experts from Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI), Lower Operating Costs and Conserve Energy in Hydronic Heating and Cooling Systems, provides in-depth information about the benefits, mechanics, selection and installation of hydronic energy meters. Achieving a balanced system through metering provides optimal energy usage and temperatures, accurate cost allocations, verification of energy savings and contract promises, and extra money through energy program incentives. The white paper is available for download in a PDF format.

After initial installation, hydronic systems require ongoing rebalancing to adjust for factors including performance changes due to system age, building occupancy fluctuations, temperature preference changes, and the addition or removal of machinery. Using hydronic energy meters, also known as British thermal unit (Btu) meters, to monitor energy consumption provides data that can be used to balance hydronic systems. Energy meters are an affordable technology that can easily be added to an existing hydronic system during a scheduled maintenance visit.

In addition to a thorough explanation of hydronic metering benefits, the white paper provides a quick reference guide on how Btu meters work, installation diagrams and considerations for evaluating and selecting energy management technology. It is a useful information source for facility managers and others who want to optimize the efficiency of heating/cooling systems.

About Badger Meter

Badger Meter is a leading innovator of flow measurement and control products, serving water utilities, municipalities, commercial, and industrial customers worldwide. Measuring a variety of fluids — from water to oil and lubricants in industrial processes — products from Badger Meter are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and the ability to provide valuable and timely measurement information. For more information, visit