Low Flow Water Meter for Hog Farmers

WM-PD Plastic, Low Flow Water Meter helps ensure health of livestock

Low Flow water meter measures water consumptionBecause water consumption is a key indicator of pig health and feed consumption, a hog farmer was looking for a flow meter to accurately measure the water consumption of his suckling piglets. The water meter he was currently using could not measure the smaller water consumption of these young pigs.


Low Flow water meter


The farmer contacted Assured Automation for a solution to his low water flow problem. The WM-PD Series water meter was recommended.

While the meter he was currently using could only measure flow down to 0.25 GPM, the WM-PD can measure lower flow rates of 0.06GPM in the ½” line size and 0.11GPM in the ¾” models.

The WM-PD is constructed of high quality materials; the glass reinforced body is extremely durable and stands up well to the harsh feeding conditions of the pens. The eight digit register with protective, hinged cover is liquid sealed to ensure a clear reading in any operating condition.

While the display is set to be most easily read in the vertical position, the farmer liked that the meter can also be installed horizontally in areas where there are space limitations.  In addition, this meter incorporates a non-return check valve to avoid back-flow.

The farmer purchased and installed the WM-PD with great results. He was able to accurately measure each pen’s consumption and quickly address the pens with lower water consumption. His yield increased, his business is thriving and we are all the beneficiary of his delicious bacon.


About Kim O'Neill

Marketing administrator at Assured Automation, a leading provider of automated valves and flow components for industrial process control applications. For over 30 years Assured Automation has provided state of the art automation to a diverse clientele ranging from small equipment manufacturers to Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies. The Assured Automation product line consists of a complete offering of standardized automated valve assemblies with a variety of commonly used accessory items. In addition, we offer complete valve automation services where we supply special automated valve assemblies designed around your specified products or your particular applications. Full design capabilities are offered including AutoCAD, Solidworks or other commonly used design and drawing programs. In addition to standard products, Assured Automation develops customized solutions for specific customer challenges. You can find Kim O'Neill on LinkedIn.
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