As an ongoing obligation, participants who own heat generating installations are required to maintain their equipment to ensure it is working effectively. In accordance with the regulations participants must keep all payment meters:
- continuously operating
- properly maintained and periodically checked for errors
- re-calibrated at least every 10 years, or in line with manufacturer’s instructions where available, whichever is the sooner
- located in accordance with any conditions associated to their accreditation.
When do I have to re-calibrate?
Meters installed and used as part of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are required to be re-calibrated at least every 10 years, or in line with manufacturers recommendations, whichever is the sooner.
What is the process for re-calibration?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to calibrate a meter in situ. To ensure compliance with the appropriate regulations, re-calibration must be done in a suitably approved laboratory. Kamstrup meters should be removed and returned to UK Metering, where arrangements will be made to transport the meter(s) back to the factory in Denmark, perform the re-calibration and return the meter(s) back to UK Metering. The re-calibrated meter(s) will be supplied with new calibration certificates.
How long does it take?
Due to the complexities around import/export to/from the UK and Denmark, the process usually takes around 6 weeks in total – though this can vary due to issues beyond our control.
How much does it cost?
Costs vary depending several factors – number of meters, size/Qp rating, condition of the meters etc. For more information on costs please contact the UK Metering sales team.
Can I replace the meter rather than re-calibrate?
To comply specifically with the meter re-calibration requirement participants can choose to either re-calibrate or replace their meter. All meters must be recalibrated or replaced within ten years (or sooner, in line with the manufacturer’s instructions) of their installation. Many participants decide that it is more financially viable to replace the meter rather than re-calibrate.
The UK Metering team have vast experience in processing calibration work on behalf of Kamstrup and are on hand to answer any questions, queries or concerns you may have. Please contact us with details about your meter(s) and we can present the options available to you.