Last edited 26 Dec 2020

Heat meter

Heat Meter Accuracy Testing, published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in November 2016 suggests that:

A heat meter is a device which measures thermal energy provided by a heat source such as a boiler or heat pump, or delivered to a heat sink such as a central heating system or hot water cylinder, by measuring the flow rate of the heat transfer fluid and the temperature (ΔT) between the outflow and return legs of the system.

Heat meters consist of a flow sensor, a pair of temperature sensors, and a calculator. Typical applications of heat meters are the measurement of heat delivered to consumers by district heating systems, or the measurement of the heat output of say a heat pump, or the cooling output from a chiller.

Recently New York-based research company StraitsResearch published that the global heat meters market by wireless heat meters is expected to grow at CAGR 6.6% over the forecast period 2019-2026.

For more information see Heat metering.

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