WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant
Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant

Employing roughly 5,000 workers in 12 countries, Vandemoortele bakery and production plant owes its success to high standards of quality, innovative production technologies, and a flair for finding economic alternatives. The latest example is the SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter.

  • Digester Biogas Flow Monitoring
    Digester Biogas Flow Monitoring

    A wastewater treatment plant needed to measure biogas traveling into and out of a gas line leading into a Digester Dystor gas bag. The amount of gas and direction of flow is critical for measurements to meet EPA regulations. 

  • Digester Biogas Flow Measurement
    Digester Biogas Flow Measurement

    The engineers at a municipal wastewater treatment utility were expanding their biogas digester system and were seeking an improvement over their existing, maintenance-intensive flow metering technology. They needed to measure the amount of gas contained within a gas bag as well as the flow rate of the gases traveling from the gas bag system into a co-generation power system. By Steven Craig, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

  • Case Study: Aeration Basin Air Flow Monitoring At A Stockholm Wastewater Plant
    Case Study: Aeration Basin Air Flow Monitoring At A Stockholm Wastewater Plant

    At a wastewater treatment plant in Stockholm, Sweden, each aeration basin has several diffuser systems. Each diffuser system requires individual air flow monitoring and independent control. The air flow pipes leading to the diffusers typically do not have much straight run of pipe. This makes accurate measurement of the air flow more difficult. In addition, the air flow coming from the compressors is inconsistent

  • Weighing And Remote Monitoring For Reliable Wastewater Treatment
    Weighing And Remote Monitoring For Reliable Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater treatment can be a dirty job — but someone has to do it. At a Canadian wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serving around 75,000 citizens, between 240 and 300 cubic meters of digested sludge are treated each and every day!

  • How To Reduce Compressed Air Energy Costs In Aeration
    How To Reduce Compressed Air Energy Costs In Aeration

    A fast-growing city in the arid desert regions of the western U.S. recently addressed the need to expand its municipal service for new residents and subdivisions.

  • Wastewater Plant Relies On Thermal Flow Meter For Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process
    Wastewater Plant Relies On Thermal Flow Meter For Co-Gen Power Gas Blending Process

    The Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA), which operates a large wastewater treatment plant in New Jersey, embarked on a green co-generation waste-to-energy project to power a portion of its operations. The plant’s management team became interested in pursuing the gas-to-energy power co-generation system for both environmental and cost reasons.

  • Engineers Without Borders Uses Siemens Clamp-On Flow Meter To Restore Water Supply In Les Anglais, Haiti
    Engineers Without Borders Uses Siemens Clamp-On Flow Meter To Restore Water Supply In Les Anglais, Haiti

    The Siemens Channel Partner in Oregon, has a customer from an engineering firm who also volunteers for Engineers Without Borders (EWB). The Portland chapter of EWB took on a project in Les Anglais, Haiti, to restore their drinking water supply system that had been disrupted in the Fall of 2008.

  • Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits
    Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits

    A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

  • Louisiana Wastewater Treatment Facility Benefits From Siemens Product Support
    Louisiana Wastewater Treatment Facility Benefits From Siemens Product Support

    A municipal wastewater treatment facility located in Louisiana was having problems with a clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter that was supplied by a Siemens competitor.

  • Bury A SITRANS MAG Sensor? Sure!
    Bury A SITRANS MAG Sensor? Sure!

    A large east coast water supplier faced a number of challenges with one of its pumping stations. It was built more than 35 years ago on a 25’ earth mound (“ant hill”) to protect it from flooding, the pumping station was becoming very expensive and inefficient to operate.

Company Reduces Wastewater Treatment Billing Rates
Company Reduces Wastewater Treatment Billing Rates

A medical research company in the Midwest United States offers comprehensive services to help determine the safety of life-changing compounds and assist in bringing them to the marketplace as rapidly as possible. Their drug safety evaluation research services offer dedicated expertise in a wide variety of medical arenas.

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WASTEWATER WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

Service, Training and Rentals Service, Training and Rentals

Siemens Process Instrumentation Service group provides a highly-skilled staff of competent, trained engineers and specialists to provide service and support.

Valve Positioners: Precise and Intelligent Valve Positioners: Precise and Intelligent

For more than 30 years, Siemens valve positioners have provided safe, uninterrupted performance for process industries worldwide. Our valve positioners control a broad range of pneumatic actuated rotary and linear valves and specialty tasks like damper drives with absolute reliability. Siemens positioners meet changing market needs and expectations.

Head Transmitter Head Transmitter

SITRANS TH – the smallest in our family – suitable for everything from simple applications right up to PROFIBUS and Foundation Fieldbus.

Field Transmitter Field Transmitter

SITRANS TF is used where other transmitters can't cope. One main point is its rating of IP67.

Temperature Measurement Temperature Measurement

SITRANS T temperature measurement devices can be connected to many different thermocouples and resistance thermometers, as well as mV and resistance sensors. The SITRANS T temperature transmitters are available as intrinsically safe, explosion proof and non-sparking versions and also as non-hazardous.

Pressure Transmitter Pressure Transmitter

Our SITRANS P transmitters stand for measurement precision, ruggedness and maximum user-friendliness. And of course, when it comes to international approvals or industry standards, our measuring devices reliably meet the demands of the increasingly complex tasks found in the process industry.

Vortex Flow Meters Vortex Flow Meters

SITRANS FX300 vortex flow meters provide accurate standard volumetric and mass flow measurement of steam, gases and liquids as an "all-in-one solution" with integrated temperature and pressure compensation for a broad range of industries.

Coriolis Mass Flow Meter Coriolis Mass Flow Meter

Coriolis mass flow meter systems, sensors, and transmitters utilize the latest technology for high performance.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT PODCASTS

Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe

Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. 

Helping Customers Make Informed Decisions Helping Customers Make Informed Decisions

Badger Meter has 10 metering technologies that exist in the marketplace, so there is a lot of variety in what they do. Brian Kettner, Marketing Manager with Badger Meter, sat down with Water Online Radio to talk about the company, and what they are currently focusing on.

Combating I&I With Sensor Technology Combating I&I With Sensor Technology

Hampton Roads Sanitation District is using flow monitoring to help get inflow and infiltration (I&I) out of the sewers. Learn why this method will save the municipality millions versus alternative approaches.

Flow Meters: Long-Term Energy Savings, Cost Efficiency, And Low Maintenance Flow Meters: Long-Term Energy Savings, Cost Efficiency, And Low Maintenance

Endress is very well known for instrumentation in several different markets such as chemical, food and beverage, mining, life sciences, and oil and gas, but they are also in the water and wastewater market. Water is a resource that we all need, and it’s very important that we monitor this resource, especially with some of the drought conditions seen in the news today.

A New Approach To Accurate Water Flow Management A New Approach To Accurate Water Flow Management

Accurate flow measurement is often overlooked at a water treatment plant. Many operators look at flow as being what it is. In reality, accurately measuring your plant’s flow(s) is critically important for operational efficiency, from back-washing to chemical dosing and a host of other processes.

Diagnosing And Fixing Flow Measurement Problems Diagnosing And Fixing Flow Measurement Problems

Utility personnel and engineers want to know more — now more than ever, due largely to drought and water scarcity concerns, according to Greg Webster of McCrometer.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money

    Facility administrators will find the advanced ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them improve the accuracy of specialty gas point of use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in their labs for better cost tracking and control.

  • Energy Measurement Tools Make Processes More Efficient While Reducing Costs

    Rising energy prices have made accurate energy measurement a hot topic in recent decades. The need for accurate measurement technologies extends to many different application areas, including heating and cooling; compressed air; steam production and distribution; heavy fuel oil consumption; energy monitoring; and custody transfer. In response, new technology is being developed that integrates tasks previously requiring several measurement devices.

  • Non-Contact Radar Level Meter Improves Reactor Vessel Measurement

    A North Carolina-based specialty chemical manufacturer, a major producer of insect repellent, was looking for a better way to measure the liquid level in its glass-lined agitated reactor. The company uses a number of complex technologies to manufacture sebacates, adipates, isophthalates, catalysts, alkyds, and other natural and renewable chemistries based on castor and citrates.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

SITRANS P: Offering 100% Dependability Under Pressure SITRANS P: Offering 100% Dependability Under Pressure

Every process, every infrastructure and every environmental condition brings with it specific requirements. That’s why we provide you a complete device family with SITRANS P pressure transmitters featuring a range of performance levels, load capacities and materials.

Fluid Components International: Capabilities Overview Fluid Components International: Capabilities Overview

Knowing the fluid levels and the flow rates at which liquids and gases are traveling through pipes are measurements critical to industry. FCI Instrumentation combines precision sensors with ruggedized electronics designed to provide accurate, highly repeatable flow and level measurement solutions for these industrial process applications.

FCI VeriCal In-Situ Calibration Sensor Installation And VeriCal Procedure Demonstration FCI VeriCal In-Situ Calibration Sensor Installation And VeriCal Procedure Demonstration

FCI's VeriCal In-Situ calibration verification system gives you the ability to perform periodic field validation and verification of your FCI flow meter's measuring performance without extracting the meter from the pipe or process. This video illustrates the VeriCal procedure and ease of sensor installation.

McCrometer Video Celebrates 60th Anniversary McCrometer Video Celebrates 60th Anniversary

McCrometer flow meters are in service worldwide — and even in outer space. From the American farmer to U.S. metropolitan water systems to subsea production systems in the North Sea to rugged industrial plants in Brazil, the Middle East and Asia, McCrometer meters are hard at work setting industry standards for the past 60 years.

Excellence In Flow Calibration Excellence In Flow Calibration

As a pioneer in flow measurement, Siemens designs their calibration rigs based on decades of experience. They take pride in wet-calibrating every single flow meter according to the highest confidence level. Siemens offers calibration for standard & custody transfer applications, re-calibration, and validation.

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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.