Metrology for real-world domestic water metering

Project: EU project

Project Details


Characterising water meters in real-world conditions to improve their accuracy and to extend their life.        
To meet present-day demands for accurate metering, domestic water meters need to be tested in real-world operation conditions.
Project evaluates domestic water meters under realistic operation conditions in order to improve the accuracy of water consumption measurements and to extend meter life.          
VTT MIKES will set up and validate a test rig for dynamic load changes and test commercial in-use domestic water meters with the rig.
Call 2017: Metrology for Industry
This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/06/1830/09/21

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • Danish Technological Institute (DTI) (Project partner)
  • TÜV SÜD Ltd (Project partner)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Project partner)
  • TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (UME) (Project partner)
  • Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. (DVGW) (Project partner)
  • FORCE Technology (Project partner)
  • University of Salerno (UNISA) (Project partner)
  • Centre Technique des Industries Aérauliques et Thermiques (CETIAT) (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation


  • domestic water meter
  • water consumption measurement