The Gas Meter Shop is 16,000 square feet of well-lighted space within our 264,000 square foot main facility in York, SC.
11,000 square feet is climate and humidity controlled with the temperature being equalized at a constant level throughout the year.
The remaining 5,000 square feet is used for painting and material handling.
DATA COLLECTION CENTER
Vision Metering is known for tracking meters and capturing meter data with our Power Track Data Collection System.
All meters flowing through the Gas Shop are bar coded upon receipt and tracked throughout the process. Bar coding can be done to customer specifications or provide a format that is standard within the industry.
When meters are shipped back to the Utility, AS LEFT calibration data is emailed to the customer and maintained on our system for five years.
All Provers are networked together through a wireless network with data maintained on Dell Servers. Data is backed up daily on external hard drives and maintained offsite.
Vision Metering provides the following services; other services are available upon request.
Test & Condemn
Gas meters are received into the Power Track System, tested on our certified provers and scrapped. AS FOUND data is provided to the customer in their specific data file format. Vision Metering is responsible for scrapping the meter. Refurbish & Calibrate Gas Meters are received into the Power Track System, bar coded, cleaned, calibrated, painted and a final bar code label affixed to the meter. Meters are packaged for shipment back to the customer. All Snap Seals, Cups and Gaskets are included.
All gas meters equipped with Itron ERT’s are checked and verified against the meter’s index. If the ERT is in agreement with the index, no adjustment is made with an option code set in the data file to indicate that the ERT was checked. If the ERT does not agree with the index, Vision Metering either resets both the ERT and index to zero or resets the ERT to match the index.
ERT Battery Replacement
Gas meters equipped with Itron ERTs that have a battery usage of greater than ten years are replaced with Xeno Energy batteries. Leads from the battery connecting to the ERT are soldered and shrink tubing installed over the soldered connector. Potting compound similar to that provided from the factory is placed around the battery in the ERT enclosure.
Temperature Compensation Conversion
The addition of Temperature Compensation to a meter can be provided for an additional fee per meter plus the cost of the TC module.
Replacement of Index
Index replacement (2 lb. or TC) can be provided for an additional fee, plus the cost of the index.
New meter badges available upon request.