Installation, Operation, Maintenance Ford Water Meter Testing Equipment

All Ford meter testing equipment is hand built and calibrated. It is important to properly install, operate and maintain this equipment for accurate, long-life performance. Please read all of these instructions before
assembling this meter testing equipment. If assistance is required, please contact The Ford Meter Box Company or
an authorized distributor.

TEST BENCH ITEM LIST
The Standard Test Bench for 5/8″, 5/8″ x 3/4″, 3/4″ & 1″ meters
METERS ARE CLAMPED MANUALLY.
STANDARD TEST BENCHES INCLUDE:
1. All adapters and gaskets for 5/8″, 5/8″ x 3/4″, 3/4″ and 1″ meters.
2. Ball Valve at inlet and outlet.
3. Testerate Indicator.
4. Pressure gauges at inlet and outlet of bench.
5. Bleeder or adjusting valve at outlet of each unit.
6. A drain valve at bench outlet.
7. 18″ copper swinging delivery pipe at outlet of bench.
8. Idlers for all but one testing unit.
page 4
The Indianapolis Test Bench for 5/8″ and 5/8″ x 3/4″meters
Tanks
ordered
separately
Tanks
ordered
separately
Catalog Number
Number
of Units
Length
of Pan
Width
of Pan
Approx.
Ship.
Wt. Lbs.
Flow Left
to Right
Flow Right
to Left
Single Row Standard Test Benches
1STB-LR1STB-RL122″16-1/2″200.0
2STB-LR2STB-RL238″16-1/2″290.0
3STB-LR3STB-RL354″16-1/2″360.0
4STB-LR4STB-RL470″16-1/2″430.0
5STB-LR5STB-RL586″16-1/2″490.0
6STB-LR6STB-RL6102″16-1/2″530.0
8STB-LR8STB-RL8134″16-1/2″610.0
Double Row Standard Test Bench
16STB-DR-LR16STB-DR-RL 16140″20″–
Catalog Numbers
Number
of Units
Length
of Pan
Width
of Pan
Approx.
Ship.
Wt. Lbs.
Flow Left
to Right
Flow Right
to Left
Single Row Indianapolis Test Benches
10ITB-LR10ITB-RL10102″16-1/2″550.0
12ITB-LR12ITB-RL12118″16-1/2″600.0
Double Row Indianapolis Test Bench
24ITB-DR-LR24ITB-DR-RL24124″20″900.0
The Indianapolis Test Bench for 5/8″, 5/8″ x 3/4″, 3/4″ and 1″ meters
METERS ARE CLAMPED HYDRAULICALLY.
INDIANAPOLIS TEST BENCHES INCLUDE:
1. All adapters and gaskets.
2. Ball Valve at inlet and outlet.
3. Testerate Indicator.
4. Pressure gauges at inlet and outlet of bench.
5. Bleeder or adjusting valve at outlet of each unit.
6. Globe type blow-off valve at outlet of bench.
7 18″ copper swinging discharge pipe at outlet of bench.
8. Hydraulic cylinder at inlet for automatic clamping of meters.
9. Idlers for all but one testing unit.
The Indianapolis Test Bench for 5/8″, 5/8″ x 3/4″, 3/4″ and 1″ meters
Catalog Numbers
Number
of Units
Length
of Pan
Width
of Pan
Approx.
Ship.
Wt. Lbs.
Flow Left
to Right
Flow Right
to Left
Single Row Indianapolis Test Benches
110ITB-LR110ITB-RL10102″16-1/2″650.0
112ITB-LR112ITB-RL12118″16-1/2″700.0
Double Row Indianapolis Test Bench
124ITB-DR-LR124ITB-DR-RL24124″20″1000.0

INSTALLATION, OPERATION, AND MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS FOR
FORD WATER METER TESTING EQUIPMENT
CONTENTS page
Installation and Operation
Test Bench Listing (items included) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 & 5
Optional Equipment for Ford Test Benches . . . . . . . . 5
Setting the bench . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connecting the plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Installing the calibrated tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9
Installing the Testerate Indicator and gauges onto Indianapolis and Standard Test Benches . . . .. .10
Operation of the Testerate Indicator for Standard and Indianapolis Test Benches . . . . .. . . .10
Installing and operating the Double Range Testerate Indicator and gauges onto Akron Test Bench . .11
Operation of the clamps, gaskets and adapters for the Standard Test Bench . . . . . . . .12
The Ford Tester Clamp for 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ meters . . .. . . . . . . .13
Operation of the clamps, gaskets and adapters for the Indianapolis Test Bench . . . . .14
Operation of the clamps, gaskets and adapters for the 112 Indianapolis Test Bench .. .15
The Akron Test Bench (for 1-1/2″ and 2″ meters) . .. . . . . . . . .16
Operation of the clamps, gaskets and adapters for the Akron Test Bench . . . . . . 17 & 20
Akron Type Tester Clamp for 3″, 4″ and 6″ meters . . . . . . . . . .17
Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-21
Akron Meter Adapter Requirement Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Installing and operating the optional electronic flow control equipment . . . . . . 24 & 25
Accuracy tests for new, rebuilt, and repaired cold-water meters . . . .. . . . . 26 & 27
Maintenance
Test Benches . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Calibrated Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Electric Flow control equipment . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Removal and cleaning of Testerate Indicator Gauge Tube . . . .. . . 26 & 27
Replacement of O-rings in Akron Test Bench Clamping Cylinders .. . . . . . .28
Replacement of O-rings in Indianapolis Test Bench Clamping Cylinders . . . . . .28
Lubrication for the Rockwell Nordstrom® Outlet Flow Control Valve for Akron Test Benches . . . . .29
The Ford Meter Box Company considers all information found in this manual to be correct at the time of publication.
Items and option availability, including specifications, are subject to change without notice. Please verify that your
product information is current. Further information can be found in AWWA publication M6, Water Meters–Selection,
Installation, Testing, and Maintenance.
NOTE:

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