A running meter (abbreviation: running meter, running meter, running meter or running meter) is a unit of measurement that is used to measure goods that can be purchased by the meter (or running goods, continuous goods, rolls) and have a constant cross-section . It also serves as a length specification for constant elements, regardless of their other dimensions .
The unit of measurement is to be equated with the meter . The conversion into area dimensions is done by multiplying it with the width of the goods, in room dimensions by multiplying it with the cross-sectional area.
- Example: 3 running meters of fabric with a width of 1.60 m = 4.80 m² of fabric
- In the construction industry , the unit is mainly used for tenders , offers, orders and billing of linear components for quantifying and measuring , which can (mostly) be tailored in any length. Examples are baseboards , power lines , roof battens or rain pipes , but also flat goods such as building textiles , wood-based panels or glass panes .
- In the textile beings we speak of fabric length and meter lot (you are not square to the fabric width is given) - in distinction to the sale of textiles by weight, as is customary for some materials.
- In library magazines , archives and in warehousing , the term is also used synonymously with the unit of measurement, shelf meters .