WATER INSTRUMENTATION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

When I look back at 2016 one of the most significant and most satisfying trends I observed was the growing acceptance of ORP measurements, especially to monitor disinfection. To insure the killing of pathogens the measured ORP value provides an unambiguous indicator. The same cannot be said of measuring free chlorine, whose measurement must be combined with pH to determine disinfection efficacy.

  • AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease
    AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease

    The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is one of three capital projects being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.

  • Ozone Vent Gas For Aeration At Wastewater Plant Expansion In China
    Ozone Vent Gas For Aeration At Wastewater Plant Expansion In China

    The Jimo, China, municipal wastewater plant was originally designed to treat a combination of municipal and textile wastewater (120,000 m3/d) with Class IB effluent limits for BOD, COD, ESS, TN, NH3-N and TP.

  • Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate
    Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate

    A landfill operator’s leachate treatment plant in Missouri required pH reduction following lime-softening and prior to the biological wastewater treatment process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was chosen as a substitute for sulfuric acid due to improved process control and a reduced tendency to form scale.

  • In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility
    In-Situ Oxygenation System Enables Increase In Capacity For Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility

    To increase capacity within the existing footprint of a wastewater treatment facility in Michigan, two existing tanks were converted to aeration tanks with pure-oxygen aeration provided by Praxair’s In-Situ Oxygenation (I-SOTM) System.

  • Monitoring Lead In School Drinking Water
    Monitoring Lead In School Drinking Water

    The EPA’s guidance documentation “3T’s for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Training, Testing, Telling” recommends for schools to routinely test their facility’s drinking water, with a focus on lead levels in drinking water fountains.

  • In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation
    In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of flow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Precise Biogas Flow Measurement
    Precise Biogas Flow Measurement

    As oil prices remain high, we are in the midst of a nation-wide initiative to seek renewable sources of energy to increase energy efficiency and energy security. Renewable energy accounted for 13.2% of the domestically produced electricity in 2012. Among the sources of renewable energy is the production of biogas from landfill gas (LFG) or digester gas. By Scott Rouse, VP Product Management, Sierra Instruments

  • Smart Antenna Technology Enhances AMI Network Reliability
    Smart Antenna Technology Enhances AMI Network Reliability

    Advancements targeting the challenges related to a flooded meter pit environ­ment have occurred slowly over the years, with limited success.

  • Local Support Saves Time And Money
    Local Support Saves Time And Money

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  • Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter
    Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter

    A rural water treatment plant in the Southwestern U.S. treats, stores, and distributes 325,00 gallons per day of water to the village it serves. The village consumes an average of 125,000 gallons a day and can store up to 1 million gallons. Unfortunately, the treatment plant was also losing 210,000 gallons a day due to an unknown leak.

  • 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.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PRODUCTS

Waltron 9096 Degas Conductivity Analyzer Waltron 9096 Degas Conductivity Analyzer

The NEW 9096 Degassed Acid Conductivity Analyzer delivers accurate measurement of specific, cation, and degassed cation conductivity with unprecedented degassing efficiency of 93.5%.

Waltron 3041 Silica Analyzer Waltron 3041 Silica Analyzer

Waltron’s 3041 Silica Analyzer is the first choice for online analysis of dissolved silica in ultrapure water applications.

Waltron 9033X Sodium Analyzer Waltron 9033X Sodium Analyzer

Waltron’s 9033X Sodium Analyzer delivers exceptional results in a streamlined low-cost package. An enhanced color touch screen user interface makes the 9033X easy to operate and easy to maintain.

Waltron 9065 Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen Waltron 9065 Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen

The 9065 Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer utilizes new luminescent technology for measuring dissolved oxygen in water at sub ppb levels.

ATP And DNA Services ATP And DNA Services

Combining LuminUltra’s 2nd Generation ATP monitoring solutions with Microbe Detectives’ advanced DNA analysis and classification service allows you to identify and analyze the entire microbiome. This provides critical answers as to why control was lost AND how to fix and prevent future problems. For drinking water and wastewater utility managers, that means mitigating risk while improving capital and operating efficiencies.

Mobile Sensor Management Mobile Sensor Management

Hach® Mobile Sensor Management provides clarity through easy access to crucial information, helping you manage your process and be proactive in your maintenance.

Laser Level Transmitter LLT100 Laser Level Transmitter LLT100

The LLT100 is a high performance laser transmitter that accurately measures level, distance and position over short and long ranges. It is a non-contact, level measuring instrument designed for industrial applications and harsh environments.

Signal Converter For Electromagnetic Flowmeters Signal Converter For Electromagnetic Flowmeters

The electromagnetic signal converter IFC 050 is a perfect choice for measuring volumetric flow in various kinds of applications in the water industry but also in the food and beverage business.

TL23 Series Benchtop Turbidimeter TL23 Series Benchtop Turbidimeter

Trusted measurement for high range turbidity applications; simplified.
The new TL23 Series laboratory turbidimeters blend trusted technology and improved features to simplify testing in the most demanding industrial and wastewater applications.

TU5 Series Benchtop Turbidimeters TU5 Series Benchtop Turbidimeters

The TU5 Series benchtop turbidimeters for drinking water and other pure water applications feature a revolutionary 360° x 90° Detection Technology™, engineered to see more of your sample than any other turbidimeter. This unique technology is used in both the TU5 online and TU5 benchtop turbidimeters, allowing you for the first time to remove the uncertainty of which measurement to trust. The 360° x 90° Detection delivers the best low level precision and sensitivity while minimising variability from test to test.

Aquis Water Network Management Aquis Water Network Management

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

Aquametrix 2250 Multi-Parameter Controller Aquametrix 2250 Multi-Parameter Controller

Designed to be the most flex­ible, easy to use, and easy to see multi-parameter controller on the market, the 2250 and 2250 TX excels in measuring Conductivity, pH, ORP or Flow.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PODCASTS

Flow Measurement Meets Advanced Metering Infrastructure Flow Measurement Meets Advanced Metering Infrastructure

As utilities update their metering to automatic meter reading (AMR) or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, integration with measurement devices in the distribution system has many benefits. McCrometer’s Dan Hardin recently sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss the flow measurement company’s Smart Output protocol that allows mag meters to connect to a water district’s AMI/AMR system.

Water Regulations Change As Data Accuracy Intensifies Water Regulations Change As Data Accuracy Intensifies

It makes sense that water regulations are written in line with the available means to detect contaminants. The same logic would suggest that as newer, more accurate diagnostic technologies become available, the list of MCLs and the depth of water regulations will continue to evolve.

Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry

There’s a lot of data floating around the water industry these days. SCADA, flow statistics, online monitoring, DO measurements, air flows, LIMS system data in the Lab, and CMMS data from maintenance software to name but a few.

Mobile Sensor Management Provides Greater Clarity For Operators Mobile Sensor Management Provides Greater Clarity For Operators

Beyond measurement, Hach is on a mission to provide its customers with the information to make better decisions. Sam Utley, Vertical Market Manager for Wastewater with Hach, recently sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss the movement towards greater clarity in data collection and evaluation.  

Eradicating Water Loss Starts With Accurate Flow Measurement Eradicating Water Loss Starts With Accurate Flow Measurement

McCrometer’s Full Profile Insertion (FPI) magnetic flow meter inserts into a pipe via a two-inch hot tap, avoiding the need to cut in a full bore mag. As Dan Hardin, Regional Sales Manager for McCrometer, explains in this Water Online Radio interview, it can then connect to any SCADA or radio system the utility might have to measure flow rate to within half a percent accuracy.

Portable Water Quality Monitoring Tools For Source Water Portable Water Quality Monitoring Tools For Source Water

Monitoring the quality of your raw water sources is a not-to-be-overlooked process argues Pam Moss, Application Development Manager for Hach’s Software Solutions Group in this Water Online Radio interview.

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.

Data Validation: Accurate Measurements Every Time Data Validation: Accurate Measurements Every Time

Swan Analytical USA manufactures water quality analyzers for continuous online monitoring — they cover a wide range of variables ranging from ammonia, fluorides, PHs, and turbidity.

UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection UVT-LED Sheds Light On UV Disinfection

Learn why measuring UV transmittance is so important to efficient disinfection, and how LED helps get you there.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

Utilizing Mobile Devices To Assist In Sensor Management Utilizing Mobile Devices To Assist In Sensor Management

Hach’s new Mobile Sensor Management solution is an example of the instrumentation company’s mission to provide greater clarity to its customers. As Ray Ruth, Global Product Manager at Hach, explains to Bill King in this exclusive Water Online video, the software running on your mobile device-of-choice makes sense of the Big Data coming from your sensors to assist operators and lab technicians in prioritizing maintenance, analyzing samples both in the field and the lab and can even walk you through maintenance tasks.

Temperature and Pressure Measurements Enhance Flow Data Temperature and Pressure Measurements Enhance Flow Data

The third version of KROHNE’s Waterflux meter introduces temperature and pressure measurement to enhance its leak detection capabilities. In this Water Online video, Rich Lowrie, Water and Wastewater Industry Manager for KROHNE, explains the benefits of adding temperature and pressure to traditional flow measurement.

Modularity The Secret To Wastewater Analysis Modularity The Secret To Wastewater Analysis

Theresa McGeady introduces the latest analytical products from YSI, a Xylem brand, including the modular IQ SensorNet, the latest sensors with slanted tip to prevent air bubbles affecting the reading, a handheld DO analyzer and an automated sampler.

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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
    Emerson

    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.

  • De Nora
    De Nora

    De Nora Water Technologies 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 Scientific
    Thermo 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