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UNIFORMITY OF METHODS IN THE BENCHTESTING OF WATER METERS; ALSO COMPRISING A FEW SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE APPARATUS THEREFOR, WITH TABLES OF DELIVERIES THROUGH SMALL ORIFICES OF SPECIFIED FORM UNDER DEFINITE PRESSURE.

Issue 16 and Volume 1895 18.

UNIFORMITY OF METHODS IN THE BENCHTESTING OF WATER METERS; ALSO COMPRISING A FEW SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE APPARATUS THEREFOR, WITH TABLES OF DELIVERIES THROUGH SMALL ORIFICES OF SPECIFIED FORM UNDER DEFINITE PRESSURE. IN BENCH-TESTING, WHICH SHOULD BE THE STANDARD OF REFERENCE, THE METER OR THE QUANTITY FOUND IN THE TANK? Theoretically there is hardly any question but that, in running a trial quantity into a gauged receptacle, the meter ought, to be stopped when the amount intended to be indicated by the meter is in fact shown by the scale or tank; but practically this is not as convenient, nor can accurate answers be obtained ordinarily, as when the quantity intended to be run is indicated, whether correctly or incorrectly, as by the register of the meter. The reason for this view of the subject, is that commercial water meters, even in the smaller sizes, are not adapted to be…

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