WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Beating Your Water Bill: How Fast, Accurate Water Usage Data Improves Customer Relations

Municipality arrives before the water bill to alert customers of unusual spikes in usage.

  • Next Generation FPI Mag Flow Meter Helps Provide Clean Water For Seattle
    Next Generation FPI Mag Flow Meter Helps Provide Clean Water For Seattle

    The Cedar Water Treatment Facility (CWTF) serves the residents of the City of Seattle. This state-of-the-art plant was designed and built, and is now operated by CH2M Hill.  Working together, CH2M Hill and McCrometer improved flow measurement at the facility with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter.

  • Ultrasonic Flow Measurement System Saves WWTP $72,500 Annually
    Ultrasonic Flow Measurement System Saves WWTP $72,500 Annually

    If the wastewater treatment plant serving Reading, PA, and 11 surrounding municipalities has a mission statement for its day-to-day operations, it couldn’t be simpler or more critical: “95°F.”

  • Water Surge Prevention: Analysis Of Solutions And Alternatives
    Water Surge Prevention: Analysis Of Solutions And Alternatives

    Water Surge could cause damage in a water conveyance system, from leaking pipes to serious breakdowns and accidents the consequences of which could lead to heavy financial costs and even loss of life.  There are various solutions that are able to prevent or reduce the damage.  It is important to know the differences between the solutions, and the advantages and disadvantages of each technology, before recommending the most suitable solution for the system.

  • New Developments In Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters
    New Developments In Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters

    This paper describes a newly developed microprocessor-based thermal dispersion mass flow meter that uses four temperature sensing elements in its flow sensor instead of the traditional two elements and automatically manages changes in gas selection, gas temperature, gas pressure, and outside temperature. By John G. Olin, Ph.D., Founder/Chairman, Sierra Instruments

  • Advanced Diagnostics of Thermal Mass Flow Meters
    Advanced Diagnostics of Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    Many thermal mass flow meters are of the insertion type. As a starting point, proper insertion depth and straight run per the manufacturer’s recommendations should be adhered to.

  • Two Phase Flow Considerations For Coriolis Meters
    Two Phase Flow Considerations For Coriolis Meters

    Two phase flow is notoriously problematic for most flow technologies. Read how ABB is tackling the 2-phase flow problem through an entire meter-design approach, which entails a state of the art electronics platform and innovative sensor technology. By Ron DiGiacomo

  • Thanks To Digital Upgrade, Castle Rock’s Asset Management Becomes Model For State
    Thanks To Digital Upgrade, Castle Rock’s Asset Management Becomes Model For State

    With a population of 55,000, the town of Castle Rock, Colorado, was named to “Money” magazine’s list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. It’s also a town on the cutting edge of managing its water, wastewater and storm water system assets with the help of the Hydrant and Valve Inspector from AMERICAN Flow Control (AFC) and Trimble Navigation.

  • AMERICAN Valve And Pipe Groups Join Forces To Serve The Citizens Of Eastern Pennsylvania
    AMERICAN Valve And Pipe Groups Join Forces To Serve The Citizens Of Eastern Pennsylvania

    Together, AMERICAN Flow Control and AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe are providing a complete package of valves, hydrants and pipe for a new waterline to serve the eastern Pennsylvania communities of North Wales and Chalfont Borough.

  • Versatility Of Thermal Mass Flow Meters
    Versatility Of Thermal Mass Flow Meters

    There are many well documented flow meter technologies that are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing: measure fluid flow rate. Some of the technologies that are entrenched in the market, such as flow meters that utilize differential pressure as the measurement principle, are well understood by customers. Thermal mass flow meters however, such as the Magnetrol® Thermatel® TA2, are a rapidly growing technology that is continuously evolving.

  • The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter
    The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter

    With the introduction of new measurement technologies and the myriad of performance claims from sale literature, it’s easy to lose sight of the important elements that an effective flow meter offers no matter what technology is used. Long known for their longevity, reliability, and long term performance, Venturi meters provide the widest variety of measurement options in piped systems for liquids, gas, steam, and mixed media of any metering technology – all while offering the highest degree of traceable accuracy. By Primary Flow Signal, Inc.

Remote Monitoring Saves Money, Time For Rural Municipality

With outdated flow-monitoring systems, the Newtown Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority (NBCJMA) faced time-consuming communication gaps between the various sites of its large, decentralized sewer system. After bringing in engineering consulting firm Gannett Fleming, they installed remote telemetry units (RTUs) with solar power, eliminating the need for AC power or field visits to change batteries. Today, technicians can review data in a few minutes instead of a few hours thanks to frequent, regular delivery of data.

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WASTEWATER WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

CoriolisMaster FCB130 And FCB150 System Integration Meter

CoriolisMaster FCB130 And FCB150 System Integration Meter

CoriolisMaster FCB130 & 150 compact coriolis flowmeters feature low pressure drop, high capacity high speed RS485 Modbus communication and 2 digital outputs.

Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

The Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer utilizes UV Persulfate oxidation allowing superior carbon liberation from even the most challenging matrixes. Low-end sensitivity is achieved from a Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) detector. The Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) UV Persulfate Analyzer offers more flexibility, intelligence and user friendliness making this analyzer ideally suited for the most demanding laboratory needs.

Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System

Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System

The Atomx Automated Sample Prep System combines an Autosampler and Purge and Trap into a single instrument for the analysis of VOCs in soils and waters. This is the first of its kind and only system that employs a unique methanol extraction automation feature for high level soils in accordance with USEPA Method 5035.

HT3 Static And Dynamic Headspace Analyzer

HT3 Static And Dynamic Headspace Analyzer

Static Headspace analysis is a time-tested and robust technique for the analysis of volatile compounds in almost any matrix. The popularity of the technique is due to Headspace analysis providing a clean, reliable result.

Stratum PTC Purge And Trap Concentrator

Stratum PTC Purge And Trap Concentrator

In 1974, Tekmar developed an idea that revolutionized the way laboratories performed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) testing. Since then, Tekmar has continued to build on the foundation of the initial Purge and Trap technique one innovative layer at a time. The Stratum PTC builds on eight previous generations, making us the industry’s cornerstone of technique and support.

Flygt Cloud-Based SCADA

Flygt Cloud-Based SCADA

With Flygt controllers in more than 155,000 municipal pump stations worldwide, we know water management. Our systems are built on years of customer feedback as well as our 50+ years of experience. We know exactly what you need in a SCADA solution. Xylem’s Flygt Cloud-Based SCADA offers a cost-effective Software as a Service (SaaS) solution: high-end SCADA capabilities that are still simple to use, with no up-front costs, a low monthly fee, and proven performance and reliability from the leader in water solutions. Flygt Cloud-Based SCADA not only informs you of issues so you can address them quickly, it alerts you to future situations that enable you to take preventative action—saving time and money.

RDLO – Split Case Pump

RDLO – Split Case Pump

The versatile RDLO split case pump from KSB is a reinforced pump that is ideal for applications ranging from raw and pure industrial water to seawater. The RDLO’s state-of-the-art engineering ensures a cost-effective, long-lasting solution for water managers in need of an efficient, sustainable, and low-maintenance product.

DXN Portable Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter

DXN Portable Hybrid Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The DXN is simply the best option for your next portable application, with true hybrid transit time and Doppler operation, an expandable 1GB data logger that takes readings over 50 times a second, and the ability to store site-specific parameters using plain English site descriptions. Take control of your toughest applications, add the DXN Portable to your flow measurement toolkit today.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT PODCASTS

Leak Detection: Catching And Monitoring Leaks As They Form

Leak Detection: Catching And Monitoring Leaks As They Form

Echologics, a division of Mueller Corporation, is an acoustic company doing acoustic-based leak detection and condition assessment. Eric Stacey, Product Manager with Echologics, joined Water Online Radio for an interview to discuss Echologics’ lastest technologies.

Selecting The Right Valve For Your Needs

Selecting The Right Valve For Your Needs

Henry Pratt is a manufacturer of water and wastewater products, and offers most valves that are used to convey water and wastewater through systems. Ed Schutz, Director Marketing with Henry Pratt, joined Water Online Radio for an interview to tell us more.

Advancements In Flow Meter Technologies

Advancements In Flow Meter Technologies

Bill McDowell, Sales Engineer with Blue-White Industries, sat down with Water Online Radio at WEFTEC to update us on the various types of flow meters available today. His company offers several types of flow meters, and can help you determine which is right for your project.

The End Of The Flow Meter?

The End Of The Flow Meter?

A system of sensors, flow meters, and telemetry has been the typical setup for many wastewater treatment plants. Kraig Moodie, president of FloWav, and Kelly Abercrombie, Director of Sales and Marketing, FloWav, tell us in an interview with Water Online radio, that they take out the flow meter out of the equation and capitalize on Smart Sensor technology.

A New Way To Measure Flow

A New Way To Measure Flow

CiDRA is a process optimization company traditionally focused on the mining, oil, sands, pulp and paper, and agro processing industries, but now setting its sights on water and wastewater. Why the sudden interest?

How Cloud-Based Technology Is Changing The Wastewater Flow Monitoring Industry

How Cloud-Based Technology Is Changing The Wastewater Flow Monitoring Industry

Kevin Marsh, Vice President of Flow Sales at Hach, explains how the latest advancements in mobile technology allow customers to measure data such as speed and depth of sewage flow from a remote location, allowing for increased insight and reduced capital expenses.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Portable Flow Meter For Troubleshooting

Portable Flow Meter For Troubleshooting

A portable ultrasonic flow meter is a great tool for troubleshooting flow issues or as part of your arsenal of tools for conducting preventative maintenance.

The Benefits Of Ductile Iron Pipe

The Benefits Of Ductile Iron Pipe

V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe.  In this interview with Water Online, Maury Gaston of American Ductile Iron Pipe and American SpiralWeld Pipe talks about the many benefits of iron pipe and the company’s improved polyethylene encasement, including how its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations. 

Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom

Smith & Loveless Pumping Line From Top To Bottom

In 1946, Smith & Loveless manufactured the first factory-built packaged pump station, which revolutionized the wastewater pumping industry. Now, more than 60 years later, packaged Smith & Loveless pumping systems, featuring durable S&L Non-Clog Pumps, handle water and wastewater for municipalities, developments and industry. Our complete line of factory-built and tested pumps and systems include above-grade and underground wastewater lift stations, packaged water booster stations, vacuum primed centrifugal pumps, flooded suction centrifugal pumps, immersible pumps, grit pumps, trash handling pump impellers, and multiple pump control systems. Smith & Loveless offers standard and custom system designs, tailored to meet customer demands for performance and delivery time.
 

Select-It™ Pump Selection Program

Select-It™ Pump Selection Program

The Select-It™ pump selection program from Smith & Loveless gives consulting engineers the ability to design entire Smith & Loveless pump stations online in just minutes with 24/7 access. Unlike any other program in the industry, Select-It eliminates the need for CAD requests and drastically reduces the time required to design a complete pump station. Users can select the optimal pump station based on desired criteria, including pump efficiency data, and save session work at any point in the process.

How Thermal Mass Flow Meter Technology Works

How Thermal Mass Flow Meter Technology Works

In this NEW video from Sierra, you’ll learn the operational principles of thermal dispersion mass flow technology.

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FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT

 

Flow measurement can be defined as quantification of the movement of water in a given channel. Flow can be measured either by determining the displacement and/or Velocity of the water. Water meters usually control measure and display total usage in cubic meters, on either mechanical or electronic registers. 

Flow can be divided into two main flows which are: Open channel flow and Closed conduit flow. Flow is controlled by use of valves at intervals to either to slow down, allow faster flow or completely shut down the flow. Some water meters usually perform both the function or making readings and controlling flow while others just conduct measuring only. 

Meters for reclaimed water contain special lavender register covers show that the water is non-potable. Velocity-type meters measure the velocity of flow through a meter of a known internal capacity. The speed of the flow can then be converted into volume of flow for usage. Since Multi-jet meters are usually very accurate in small sizes they are normally used for residential and smaller commercial uses. Turbine meters are not as accurate as jet meters and displacement meters at low flow rates. 

A compound meter is used where high flow rates are necessary. Magnetic flow meters are a velocity-type water meter, except that they use electromagnetic properties to determine the water flow velocity. In water treatment plants, measurement and control devices can be installed in the following locations: within interceptors or manholes, the head of the plant, in the force mains that lead to main tanks etc. Automatic Meter Reading has compelled producers to build pulse or encoder registers to provide electronic output for radio transmitters, reading storage devices, and data logging devices.