demand meter

demand meter

[də′mand ‚mēd·ər]
(engineering)
Any of several types of instruments used to determine a customer's maximum demand for electric power over an appreciable time interval; generally used for billing industrial users.
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Maximum Demand Meter customers will pay 300 per cent of the last 450 per cent of the last authorised recorded monthly consumption.
First, the company has partnered with a demand meter supplier and its local electricity provider to upgrade its electrical management controls, installing a system that monitors and balances its electric motors and melting furnaces to reduce electrical demand peaks without affecting production.
After shopping around, he decided he was paying too much with British Gas's maximum demand meter tariff.
A flow monitor that operates continually, recording instantaneous rates as well as those for short and relatively long intervals, could be classed as a demand meter as long as some provision is made to interpret recorded data.
On the advice of the electric utility, the property installed an off-peak demand meter, which resulted in annual savings of $1,000 a year.
"Our automatic demand meter is kind of set-it-and-forget-it unless we make minor adjustments," said Robert Murillo, plant engineer, Pacific Steel Casting Co., Berkeley, Calif.
By limiting its EAF's highest power demand during any given interval with the use of a device (readily available from a variety of sources) called a demand meter (DM) Pacific Steel Casting Co., Berkeley, Calif., has curbed the high costs associated with operating the expensive furnaces at three of its metalcasting plants.
The portion of the cost of distribution facilities that is related to the size of the customer is classified as "demand-related", and is recovered through a "demand charge." This demand charge is assessed to customers with watt-hour meters as a charge per kWh and is assessed to customers with demand meters as a charge per kW of monthly billing demand.
Titrators and dissolved oxygen, chemical oxygen demand, and biological oxygen demand meters exhibit the best growth rate among electrochemistry techniques at over 5%.
Customers with halourly meters and maximum demand meters across these regions w ill also have access to the competition.