SCOTTISH Water is using Micronics portable flowmeters to establish the load profiles of its water treatment sites. The PDFM IV is being used to survey wastewater flow rates at 111 facilities around the Dundee area. The company is undertaking the study so it can analyse the performance of its plants. The instrument has enabled its engineers to verify diurnal sewage patterns and prioritise future developments. According to the water provider, they chose the ultrasonic, clamp-on device because it provided non-contact analysis and could be easily installed. The survey has is 50% complete.