What is our Metering System Lifecycle? The lifecycle is a view of our metering system that addresses all phases of its existence to include system conception, design and development, production and/or construction, distribution, operation, maintenance and support, retirement, phase-out and disposal.
Let's take a look at our 3 stage cycle.
Design & Assess
In the initial concept stage, designers are pressed a problem they are trying to solve, and must use their engineering skills to find an effective solution. Early prototypes, even on paper, are checked against local state legislation and company metering requirements to make sure they will comply.
Initial concepts are also measured against budgetary concerns – it’s important to make metering systems that can affordably be used by companies while also maintaining the high quality standards that MetSolv is known for.
The Functional Design Specification is then taken to manufacturing, where the working device is then constructed.
The finished product is then put through a series of rigorous tests to make sure the metering system can be replicated accurately by the factory, and that it also meets the needs of the installation site.
Any errors in this process can be quickly fixed and the process starts again with a new round of testing.
Now that the metering system is installed, it then starts going through its expected procedures and generating records.
It goes through correct calibration and operation procedures, and generates records such as log books and audits that can be checked later and used to process asset records or royalty payments.