This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Paddington calls in Micronics

06 May 2008

Network Rail has called in a flowmeter expert to help it get to the bottom of rising water bills at Paddington Station. Micronics was faced with the daunting task of surveying an old and complex system that has changed considerably due to development activity. Vast and intricate, the water system supplies commercial office developments and numerous on-site retail outlets.

Having considered various survey options the management team opted for flow measurement and analysis using Portaflo 300 – Time of Flight – portable flow and logging instruments.

Six Portaflo 300 instruments were utilised in two surveys to gather 24 hour consumption/load profiles for selected hot and cold water services including supplies to public conveniences.

The project is the joint responsibility of building supervisor, Peter Rogerson and M&E supervisor Terry St Ledger. St Ledger said the task of identifying 'what’s flowing where' in a site like Paddington is an ongoing project. The two Micronics surveys are claimed to have produced useful information and an insight into the problem.

Contact Details and Archive...

Related Articles...

Print this page | E-mail this page