WATER INSTRUMENTATION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Utah Water District Saves Time And Resources, Improves Accuracy By Upgrading Sensors And Analyzers

Monitoring chlorine and fluoride levels in the drinking water of Utah’s Taylorsville-Bennion Improvement District used to be expensive, labor intensive, and often sensitive to interference from the vari­able frequency drives used to operate the chlorine injection pumps. That is, until the district upgraded to Rosemount Analytical free chlorine and fluoride sen­sors and analyzers from Emerson Process Management.

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.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PRODUCTS

EchoShore®-TX platform: Monitor More, Worry Less

EchoShore®-TX platform: Monitor More, Worry Less

A proven technology platform designed to monitor water transmission mains.

Electromagnetic Flowmeters From KROHNE

Electromagnetic Flowmeters From KROHNE

As founder and world market leader in electromagnetic flowmeter technology, KROHNE has been impressing their customers with innovation for more than 45 years, innovations that continue to set the standard for the competition. The OPTIFLUX product line is an excellent example of this: a converter for all applications. A one-of-a-kind diagnostics package that can even look into the process. An intuitive operating concept featuring a quick start function for simple start-up.

AM-TBR Turbidimeter

AM-TBR Turbidimeter

The AM-TBR was designed to be cost effective to purchase and even more cost effective to maintain. The turbidimeter is modular to make servicing and cleaning quick and easy. The compact sample volume of 30 ml means that you will go through less calibration solution over time.

EXO2 Water Quality Sonde

EXO2 Water Quality Sonde

The EXO2 water quality sonde is a new YSI multiparameter instrument that collects data with six user-replaceable sensors, a central wiper to keep sensors clean of biofouling, and an integral pressure transducer for depth.

Aquis Water Network Management

Aquis Water Network Management

80% of your capital is invested in the distribution network. Aquis puts you in control.

QbD1200 Laboratory Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

QbD1200 Laboratory Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

The Hach QbD1200 takes the pain out of TOC analysis and lowers your total cost of ownership.

DR 1900 Portable Spectrophotometer

DR 1900 Portable Spectrophotometer

The DR1900 excels in the field because it is the lightest and most compact portable spectrophotometer. Your field testing takes you to potentially dusty and wet conditions where other equipment simply won’t be safe.

Wallace & Tiernan® Analyzers and Controllers

Wallace & Tiernan® Analyzers and Controllers

Wallace & Tiernan MFC analyzer/controller offers a broad combination of drinking water analysis and disinfection/chemical control in a single unit.The MFC analyzer/controller offers an easy, software selectable range of control modes from flow proportional, residual control only, compound loop and set point trim enabling precise control of a chlorinator or metering pump to maintain the desired level of disinfection and water quality.

FLUXUS® F401 Portable Flow Meter

FLUXUS® F401 Portable Flow Meter

The FLUXUS® F401 is FLEXIM's dedicated single channel portable flow meter for applications in the municipial water and wastewater sector offering long term stable and precise bidirectional flow measurements in remote areas outdoor - being ideal for water loss activities prescribed in AWWA M-36.

FLUXUS ADM 5107 Water Flowmeter

FLUXUS ADM 5107 Water Flowmeter

The FLUXUS ADM 5107 is FLEXIM's solution for many flow metering applications found in the water and wastewater sector and adjacent industries. As FLEXIMs basic and economic alternative, the ADM 5107 offers the same benefits in terms of accuracy and reliability as its bigger brothers, the FLUXUS ADM 7407 and ADM 8027.

FLUXUS F704 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

FLUXUS F704 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

With one or two flow channels and versatile electrical inputs and outputs, the FLUXUS F704 can optimally be configured to your application needs, measuring and handling a variety of process parameters.

FLUXUS F601 Portable Flowmeter

FLUXUS F601 Portable Flowmeter

The FLUXUS F601 is the portable clamp-on flow meter of choice for servicing and maintenance activities, the control and auditing of measurement points not covered by permanent meters, or even the temporary replacement of permanently installed flow meters.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PODCASTS

Big Pipe, Big Consequences

Big Pipe, Big Consequences

When you go really big on pipe, the stakes get higher. Maintenance and energy costs can easily skyrocket, and failure on components such as valves is not an option.

Reduce Maintenance And Extend Longevity With Dual Tubing

Reduce Maintenance And Extend Longevity With Dual Tubing

Bill McDowell, Sales Engineer with Blue-White Industries, sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss the new things happening with their company and their peristaltic pump tubing lines.

Are You Analyzing Water Hardness?

Are You Analyzing Water Hardness?

Heyl Brothers is a manufacturer of analyzers that specializes in analyzing some of the more uncommon parameters in water such as hardness, alkalinity, phosphates and polymers. Hardness in particular can be incredibly … well… hard on a plant’s boiler.

Technology Helps Reduce Pressure On Pipes … And Utilities

Technology Helps Reduce Pressure On Pipes … And Utilities

Water distribution might sound as easy as passing water through pipes, but good municipal managers know better. With failing infrastructure rampant and an increased focus on operational efficiency, water quality, and conservation, distribution systems demand oversight and optimization. 

Internet-Enabled Water Quality Analysis

Internet-Enabled Water Quality Analysis

The Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived at the water authority. Online analyzers sampling water quality 24/7 are being coupled with software running on mobile computing devices such as cellphones and tablets to provide the modern utility worker with up-to-the-minute results.

Moving Water Quality Innovation Forward

Moving Water Quality Innovation Forward

Hach is a company that does several kinds of water analysis, with solutions from laboratory and water/wastewater, to power, pharmaceutical, and more. Pam Moss, a technical sales specialist in the Southeast for Hach, sat down with Water Online Radio at ACE to briefly discuss some of Hach’s offerings for looking at the biologics and chemistry in water.

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.

Ultrasonic Flowmeters Drive Portability Trend

Ultrasonic Flowmeters Drive Portability Trend

Flowmeter portability is a growing trend as improved flow measurement accuracy and longer battery life allow operators to monitor flow without large capital investment.

How To Improve Utility O&M With Fewer Personnel

How To Improve Utility O&M With Fewer Personnel

Time is money, and the value proposition from Siemens Process Industries and Drives is to save both for utilities.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

SMART Digital Dosing Video

SMART Digital Dosing Video

Grundfos SMART Digital pumps offer exciting technology with clear advantages over other metering pumps that are easily understood and demonstrated. SMART digital dosing pumps DDA, DDC, DDE offers cost-effective, precise feed solutions with modularity, simplicity, and flow intelligence. With our vast knowledge of the markets and processes of water treatment, we possess the ability to adapt to customer requirements and tackle nearly any problem with a SMART solution.

Grundfos iSOLUTIONS: Dosing and Disinfection

Grundfos iSOLUTIONS: Dosing and Disinfection

As customers demand better performance, reliability and energy efficiency in their pumps, Grundfos has a new approach to optimization. It is not just about the pump any more, but a better system control and design. Seamless connectivity relays the intelligence of Grundfos iSOLUTIONS. With a comprehensive range of communication offerings for both system integration and remote management, the user gets control and monitoring solutions that minimize time spent on data collection and maintenance.

Safeguarding Source Water: How Online Monitoring Of Algae Leads To Data-Driven Decisions

Safeguarding Source Water: How Online Monitoring Of Algae Leads To Data-Driven Decisions

Join Dr. Arash Zamyadi, UNSW Australia, and Kevin Simpson, YSI on July 28 at 2:00 EST for a webinar in which they will discuss recent work deploying optical sensing technology to monitor for harmful algae blooms (HAB’s) in raw water.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION SUPPLIERS

  • ABB Measurement & Analytics
    ABB Measurement & Analytics

    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.

  • FLEXIM Americas Corp.
    FLEXIM Americas Corp.

    FLEXIM offers the most reliable measurement system for water production, treatment and distribution.

  • 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