Automated Meter Reading (AMR): How you can save time and money

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Without Automated Meter Reading (AMR) you could be wasting time sending meter readings to your water supplier or you could be receiving inaccurate water bills. But what is an Automated Meter Reading and how can they benefit your business?

What is Automated Meter Reading (AMR)?

An Automated Meter Reading (AMR) is a small piece of smart technology that is attached to the top of your water meter. This machine will automatically collect and report the data for your water usage and submit the readings to straight to your water supplier.

How does Automated Meter Reading work?

AMR systems work by creating a direct link between your business and your supplier. The AMR, once attached to your water meter, will collect data on your water usage. The AMR will calculate how much water has passed through the water meter in cubic meters. The data it has collected is then sent directly to your water supplier. This is a one-way communication system unlike regular smart meters. So, your supplier will get your meter readings directly meaning there is no need for you to spend time doing your own water meter readings.

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What are the benefits of Automated Meter Reading?

Better leak detection

There are plenty of benefits for having an AMR installed on your business’ water meter. For example, they can be used as a way to detect any leaks. They can provide a real time view on how much water your site is using. This means that our experts can highlight any overuses of water. From this, you can also get a better idea of whether your site has any leaks. By completing regular AMR and reports, your business is in a better position to detect any early signs of a leak on your site. This can help you stay protected against flooding and the pricey costs that come with fixing the leak or repairing any flooding damage.

Time saving

Because an AMR does your meter readings automatically, you don’t have to waste time doing your business’ water meters. Without the need to focus on carrying out manual meter readings, you can get back to focusing on running your business. AMR systems are a great way for your business to maximise efficiency through its water management.

Environmental benefits

If you have an AMR installed, you’ll be able to identify exactly how much water your site is using. This allows you to monitor your usage better so you can pinpoint the areas of you water consumption that you can reduce. This can help your business work towards its sustainability targets by improving your efficiency. You can also contribute to a reduction in emissions that are produced from treating wastewater through reducing your water consumption. While the leak detection from the AMR is useful for protecting your site, it can also help prevent any environmental damage caused by flooding.

How easy is it to have an AMR installed?

If your business is looking to install an AMR on your water meter, you’ll be happy to know it’s not a difficult or complicated process. Get in touch with one of our energy experts and they’ll work with our network of approved suppliers to get your AMR installed quickly. A professional installer will come to your site and complete the installation without any disruption to your site. You’ll then be able to reap the benefits of your Automated Meter Readings.

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Does your business want to install an Automated Meter Reading system on your water meter? Flame Energy can provide your business with total water management to help your business reduce its consumption and save on your water bills. Get in touch with one of our experts today to find out more.

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