WATER INSTRUMENTATION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

DM Petroleum Operations Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter For Tough U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Application

New tests recently performed by DM Petroleum Operations Company with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter from McCrometer continue to confirm the flow meter’s accurate performance and reliability on two rugged Texas brine disposal lines supporting the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

  • 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.

  • City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds
    City Solves Reliability And Maintenance Problems For WTP Hypo Feeds

    A municipal water quality manager reports replacement of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) vacuum feeder units with a more advanced type at one water treatment plant (WTP) has helped allow for continued reliability for chlorination.

  • 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

  • City Of Akron Modernizes Treatment Plant To Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations
    City Of Akron Modernizes Treatment Plant To Meet EPA Turbidity Regulations

    GF Piping Systems technology and its unique approach to business are an integral part of Akron’s plant improvement plans.

  • 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.

  • Why A Little Knowledge About Sensors Can Be A Dangerous Thing
    Why A Little Knowledge About Sensors Can Be A Dangerous Thing

    Every day our technical support people answer questions on the selection of sensors for pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and turbidity. No issue generates more confusion than cell constants for conductivity sensors. The vast majority of returns we process are for conductivity sensors that were ordered with the wrong cell constant. It turns out that cell constants are something that we all read but that most of us don’t really understand. Pick the wrong cell constant for a probe and your analyzer will happily give you numbers to 3 significant digits. The only problem is those numbers are wrong. By Mark Spencer, President, Water Analytics

  • Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)
    Solving A Taste and Odor Problem Step By Step (Article)

    The City of Alliance Ohio’s water system has experienced annual Taste and Odor (T&O) events since the mid 1950’s, when the first of two reservoirs, Deer Creek Reservoir, was placed into service. Nutrient contaminants, in particular phosphorous, in the watershed accumulate in the reservoirs causing algal blooms. By Terry Keep of TrojanUV, Said Abou Abdallah of Arcadis, and Dr. Dean Reynolds, Department of Water Treatment City of Alliance, Ohio

  • 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.

  • Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank
    Protecting Our Water – Keep Chemicals In The Tank

    Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water, and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. By Bill Sholette, Level Products Business Manager, and Ricardo Chavez, Solutions Business Manager, Endress+Hauser

  • Making Accurate pH Measurements
    Making Accurate pH Measurements

    Like the old saying goes, give a man a watch and he always knows what time it is. Give him two watches and he never knows the correct time. What do watches have to do with pH? In this article, we will tie the analogy of accurate time to pH measurement and show how to make more accurate, dependable and believable pH measurements by using three pH sensors.

Thermal Dispersion Technology Helps Utility Meet Federal Environmental And Health Regulations

Many water quality plants are using flow controls to help achieve critical operational goals.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PRODUCTS

Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

Almost 40 years ago, Dohrmann began designing and manufacturing premier Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers. Since joining the Tekmar family, the tradition of producing innovative laboratory Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzers continues. The Dohrmann Series Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer is no exception. The Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer offers more flexibility, intelligence and user friendliness making this analyzer ideally suited for the most demanding laboratory needs.

Lotix Automated High Temperature Combustion TOC Analyzer

Lotix Automated High Temperature Combustion TOC Analyzer

TOC users from around the globe requested an instrument that meets the following criteria: simplicity, performance, and durability.

Torch Combustion TOC/TN Analyzer

Torch Combustion TOC/TN Analyzer

Tekmar’s newest addition to the TOC analyzer product line, the Torch, utilizes a patent pending Static Pressure Concentration (SPC) for the analysis of TOC/TN using high temperature combustion.

AutoMate-Q40 Automated QuEChERS Sample Preparation Workstation

AutoMate-Q40 Automated QuEChERS Sample Preparation Workstation

The AutoMate-Q40 is a revolutionary system specifically designed and optimized to automate the QuEChERS sample preparation workflow.

AQUATek 100 Waters-Only Autosampler

AQUATek 100 Waters-Only Autosampler

The AQUATek 100 is a purge and trap autosampler that automates the sample preparation steps for the analysis of liquid samples utilizing a fixed volume sample loop filled using a pressurization gas. Two independent volume programmable internal standards are then added to the sample and the entire aliquot is transferred to the Purge and Trap for compound concentration and subsequent separation and detection using a GC/GC-MS quantification system.

Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System

Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System

The latest advancement in VOC instrumentation by Tekmar is the Atomx Automated Sample Prep System.  The Atomx 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.

Versa Automated Headspace Vial Sampler

Versa Automated Headspace Vial Sampler

Static headspace is one of the most popular techniques due to its versatility for analyzing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a complex variety of matrices. This is due to the elimination of tedious sample preparation steps and prevents contamination problems that are common to other sample introduction techniques. Teledyne Tekmar draws on our experience as a leader in low-level VOC analysis with the introduction of this companion autosampler to the Headspace product line.

SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer™ (PPA) Platform

SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer™ (PPA) Platform

The new Hach SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) performs the same tests with less than half the manual steps. Get highly accurate results, with less opportunity for errors, in a fraction of the time. Up to six parameters, tested simultaneously.

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.

EcoSense ODO200

EcoSense ODO200

EcoSense ODO200 is an optical-based dissolved oxygen meter ideal for DO sampling.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PODCASTS

Distribution System Monitoring: How To Collect Data In Remote Locations

Distribution System Monitoring: How To Collect Data In Remote Locations

Consistent and reliable data acquisition is recognized as essential to efficient operations and asset management. But collecting data outside the plant can be difficult, especially when no power is available.

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?

Transit Time Flow Measurement Versus Ultrasonic Doppler Technology

Transit Time Flow Measurement Versus Ultrasonic Doppler Technology

According to Gerry Harrington, Director of Sales and Marketing with Spire Metering Technology, improved flow measurement is primed to have a growing impact on reducing water loss across the entire water distribution network.

Water Quality Analysis: What’s In Your Water?

Water Quality Analysis: What’s In Your Water?

Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPPCs), levels of lead and a host of viruses are all on the regulatory horizon for water quality managers, says Lynda Eisenmann with Palintest, the water and environmental analysis equipment manufacturer.

The Benefits Of Process Monitoring

The Benefits Of Process Monitoring

Efficiency is the buzzword with utilities these days — there is little tolerance for wasted time, money, or water.

Enhanced Flow Measurement For Challenging Flow Situations

Enhanced Flow Measurement For Challenging Flow Situations

Flow metering is a key element in water plant operations and distribution. As operational efficiency has grown in importance over the past 5 years so has flow measurement, informing operators of flow rates, destinations, and critically, how much treated water is getting lost on its way to customers.

Portable Parallel Analyzer Measures Six Parameters Simultaneously

Portable Parallel Analyzer Measures Six Parameters Simultaneously

Tom Siller, global product manager with handheld instruments for Hach, speaks to Water Online radio about the company’s new SL-1000 portable parallel analyzer ( PPA). The PPA combines an electrochemistry meter and a colorimeter into one and was designed to be extremely simple to use.

Submersible Wastewater Pumps Emphasize Reliability, Response Time And A Reduced Carbon Footprint

Submersible Wastewater Pumps Emphasize Reliability, Response Time And A Reduced Carbon Footprint

Chantale Lhersonneau, Sales Manager for KSB, discusses the keys to success for the Company’s global distribution of submersible wastewater pumps.

Ensuring Accurate Water Analysis Measurements

Ensuring Accurate Water Analysis Measurements

Jim Cairns, Process Business Manager, and Ricki Hartwell, Global Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific explain the importance of combining the process side and the laboratory side of water analysis.

Portable Pump Trends: Remote Monitoring And A Rise In Pump Rentals

Portable Pump Trends: Remote Monitoring And A Rise In Pump Rentals

Todd Huffman, Regional Manager for Godwin, a Xylem brand, discusses recent trends such as remote monitoring and the migration from buy to rent.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

Real-Time Test Challenge with the SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA)

Real-Time Test Challenge with the SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA)

See the difference for yourself how the new SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) dramatically streamlines water quality testing.

Less Hassle with the SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA)

Less Hassle with the SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA)

Discover how the new SL1000 Portable Parallel Analyzer (PPA) dramatically streamlines water quality testing Perform up to four colorimetric and two probe-based measurements in parallel, and complete the entire test suite in 25% of the time. Complete more tests on site, get the results you need faster, and visit more sites in each shift.

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. 

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION SUPPLIERS

  • ABB Measurement Products
    ABB Measurement Products

    ABB is the best partner throughout the entire water cycle. From extraction and treatment, to distribution and the management of the wastewater process, ABB supplies an extensive range of reliable measurement products and solutions. With the most expertise in water and wastewater applications worldwide, ABB is the partner to help customers choose the optimal measurement solution precisely meeting their requirements.

  • Emerson Process Management, Rosemount Analytical
    Emerson Process Management, Rosemount Analytical

    Rosemount Analytical, one of Emerson’s leading process management companies, is the world’s premier supplier of technologies for liquid and combustion analysis, process analysis, gas measurement, and emissions monitoring. With an 80-year legacy of manufacturing liquid and gas analytical products that have revolutionized the process industries, we continue to provide real, quantifiable analytical solutions.

  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
    Endress+Hauser, Inc.

    Endress+Hauser has more than 50 years of experience in the areas of Municipal Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, and Portable Water.

  • GF Piping Systems
    GF Piping Systems

    George Fischer Piping Systems is the sales, marketing and logistics organization for Engineered Piping Systems, Valves and Actuation, and Signet Instrumentation in the Americas. In addition, GFI provides our customers with a wide range of value add capabilities through the Custom Products group

  • Hach Company
    Hach Company

    For more than 60 years, Hach has been at the crest of the industry - finding solutions that help you best manage your water. Our analytical instruments and reagents are used to test the quality of water in a variety of industries and markets - from around the corner, to around the globe.

  • JCS Industries Inc.
    JCS Industries Inc.

    JCS Industries, Inc. was founded in 2002 as a product development company charged with developing an alternative to the current vacuum feed liquid doser technology for a worldwide manufacturer of water and waste treatment equipment. After one year of design and two years of beta testing, JCS developed the Model 4100 Automatic Vacuum Liquid Feeder.

  • KROHNE, Inc.
    KROHNE, Inc.

    We are committed to providing you with KROHNE's 83+ years of flow and level measurement expertise at your facility.

  • Myron L Company
    Myron L Company

    The Myron L Company, originally founded in 1957 as a Research and Development company, is a privately owned and operated California Corporation

  • Real Tech Inc.
    Real Tech Inc.

    Real Tech Inc. Is dedicated to providing high quality UV photometric and spectroscopic analytical instrumentation for the water and wastewater industry.

  • Schneider Electric
    Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric’s integrated solutions make water and wastewater management efficient, reliable, and sustainable. From the smallest pumping station to the most complex treatment plant, we are dedicated to serving your requirements, and in turn, the needs of your community. Our solutions can help you save up to 30%in energy and design costs, which is good for the budget, and great for the environment.

  • Severn Trent Services
    Severn Trent Services

    Severn Trent Services is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. We provide our clients with some of the industry’s brightest minds, advanced technologies, and quality products to provide you with truly efficient, cost-effective solutions to your water and wastewater challenges

  • Evoqua Water Technologies
    Evoqua Water Technologies

    Evoqua Water Technologies, formerly Siemens Water Technologies, is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal customers. We offer a wide range of proven product brands and advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service contract options.

  • Swan Analytical USA
    Swan Analytical USA

    Swan Analytical Instruments is a leading manufacturer of high quality on-line analytical instruments for water analysis in applications such as high purity water, steam, condensate, cooling water, potable water, and effluent.

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Thermo Fisher Scientific

     

    Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a full range of water analysis instruments from pH, ISE, conductivity and dissolved oxygen meters, electrodes and solutions, to colorimetry, titration and on-line process monitors.

     

  • Trihedral Engineering Limited
    Trihedral Engineering Limited

    Trihedral is recognized as a leading manufacturer of computer software for SCADA and HMI applications, particularly in the water & wastewater industry. The worldwide appeal of our software is demonstrated by a large and satisfied customer base spanning six continents.

  • WRT - Water Remediation Technology, LLC
    WRT - Water Remediation Technology, LLC

    WRT provides effective processes for removing radium, uranium and other contaminants from water. Our complete package of services includes process equipment, proprietary treatment media, safe exchange of media, and proper handling and disposal of used media

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION

 

 

Process instruments are used widely in water and wastewater treatment plants to monitor the effluent quality. However, their applications are not limited to monitoring effluent quality. These water and wastewater quality monitoring devices can be applied throughout the network of collection, treatment, and disposal

Instrumentation can give guarantee of proficient treatment processes of water quality parameters such as turbidity, pH, ORP, conductivity and dissolved oxygen.  Instrumentation is done in the following aspects.

  • Flow measurement
  • Stage /Level measurement
  • Physical and chemical water quality measurement
  • Biological water quality measurement
  • Water sediment and biota samplers
  • Data storage and management

 

Measurement Techniques include, Gravimetric analysis or, simply, weighing, Colorimetry or spectrophotometry, Titration, and Mass Spectrometry:

 

Platforms on which instrumentation can be carried out include

  • Stationary vertical profilers – Used for in situ sampling.
  • Flow-through systems -Most research ships have built-in flow-through systems that constantly circulate water collected a few meters from the surface.
  • Towed vehicles- towed vehicle such a system is able to provide a continuous series of data points for remote sensing applications where transect lines can follow the flight paths of a remote sensor.
  • Moored platforms - These stationary, or Eulerian, platforms offer data streams synoptically that match with satellite-based imagers.
  • Automated underwater vehicles - Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) afford their own propulsion there by allowing high-resolution sampling of the ocean’s interior in multiple directions.

Some of the instruments used in water management are:

  • Pressure Transmitters
  • General Service Gauges
  • Pressure Regulators
  • Digital Panel Meters
  • Process Calibrators
  • Thermometers
  • Differential Pressure Gauge and Switches
  • Multi-Point Thermocouple Displays
  • HART Calibrator/Communicator