WATER INSTRUMENTATION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

How Can Seasonal Establishments Treat Their Wastewater Economically?

Opened a few months per year, seasonal establishments typically experience important fluctuations in the number of visitors. Energy consumption and operating expenses must continually be analysed and optimized. The implementation of efficient energy management practices and the integration of innovative wastewater treatment solutions that can improve their cost-efficiency ratio have become major sources of savings for this whole industry.

  • Remote Monitoring Solves Overflow And Lost Data Problems
    Remote Monitoring Solves Overflow And Lost Data Problems

    In London, Ontario, an aging combined sewer system created flooding issues, and the city’s outdated monitoring system provided unreliable and inconsistent data to indicate why. By installing a remote monitoring system, engineers were able to determine the exact source of the overflow problems. In this case study, find out how the implementation of wireless flow meters can lower operations and maintenance costs.

  • How Larger Flow Meters Speak Volumes
    How Larger Flow Meters Speak Volumes

    As the price of water continues to increase, errors in flow measurement are magnified for distribution networks that transport large volumes of water. These systems often incorporate meters over 48 inches in diameter, which can be a challenge to calibrate. Learn how choosing the proper calibration method can ensure the most accurate measurements. By Richard Lowrie, Water and Wastwater Industry Specialist, KROHNE, Inc.

  • Continuous Phosphate Monitoring Improves Reliability
    Continuous Phosphate Monitoring Improves Reliability

    When municipalities choose to manually feed phosphates into their potable water, this often creates an over-feed of chemicals. Learn how employing an automatic-dosing phosphate analyzer can reduce operating costs and improve reliability.

  • Smart Wireless Technology Solves Environmental Monitoring Challenge
    Smart Wireless Technology Solves Environmental Monitoring Challenge

    Faced with the challenge of meeting environmental monitoring legislation, Korsnäs Gävle needed a way to monitor water from their heat exchangers for contamination before discharging it to the sea. Additionally, the board and paper manufacturer required new sensors for continuous monitoring of pH, dissolved oxygen, and water temperatures from effluent emissions in their basins and ponds. In this case study, learn how Korsnäs Gävle implemented a wireless sensor network to quickly  achieve compliance and meet its monitoring needs.

  • How To Control Activated Sludge With Online Sensors
    How To Control Activated Sludge With Online Sensors

    The goal for domestic wastewater treatment in the 21st century should be to have a minimal carbon footprint and to be 100% self-sustainable with regards to energy, carbon, and nutrients – while achieving a discharge or reuse quality that preserves the quality of receiving waters (Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), 2009). Sustainability with respect to energy requires both conservation and production. By Dr. Robert Smith, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, YSI, a Xylem brand

  • Bringing Efficiency And Confidence To Wastewater Analysis

    Maintaining the quality of wastewater (WW) effluent is more important than ever before, as municipalities deal with aging treatment systems, budget restrictions, and evolving compliance standards. As a result, water professionals need accurate and efficient tools to check water safety in the lab and in the field to determine levels of chemicals such as sodium, chloride, calcium, fluoride and ammonia, as well as pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. By Dr. George Jarvis, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Water Analysis Instruments

  • Partially Filled Pipe Flow Measurement Challenges And Solutions
    Partially Filled Pipe Flow Measurement Challenges And Solutions

    KROHNE has successfully deployed its TIDALFLUX electromagnetic flowmeter solution for many applications throughout North America to provide crucial process information. This document high-lights the results of two such projects.

  • Cyanide Analysis Of Wastewater Samples From FCC And Hydrocracking Operations
    Cyanide Analysis Of Wastewater Samples From FCC And Hydrocracking Operations

    Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is a major unit operation in refineries around the world. FCC is used to convert lowvalue, high molecular weight feedstocks such as shale oil, tar sands oil, and coker gas oils into lighter, high-value products by “cracking” C-C bonds.

  • Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process
    Online TOC Analysis In The Drinking Water Treatment Process

    In 1974 the Congress of the United States passed Public Law 93-523; the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to protect public health by regulating the nation’s drinking water supply and protecting sources of drinking water. The SDWA first went into effect on June 24, 1977 and has been amended multiple times.

  • How Meter Nozzles Can Deliver Accuracy In Municipal Treatment Facilities
    How Meter Nozzles Can Deliver Accuracy In Municipal Treatment Facilities

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency claims there are approximately 155,000 public water systems in the nation and the public drinking water systems regulated by EPA provide drinking water to 90 percent of Americans. To put this in perspective, a family of four statistically uses 400 gallons of water daily. By Jeff Smith, Primary Flow Signal

  • Thermo Orion pH Electrode Provides Reliable Measurements,Cost Savings In Steam Cycle Applications
    Thermo Orion pH Electrode Provides Reliable Measurements,Cost Savings In Steam Cycle Applications

    A steam generating plant requires very clean water and carefully controlled chemistry for proper operation of a boiler that runs at high temperatures and pressures.

     

  • Instrumentation For Produced Water Applications

    Produced water refers to any water brought up to the surface during oil and gas production, typically as the result of drilling, exploration and hydraulic fracturing. By Steven Smith, Product Business Manager – Analytical, Endress+Hauser

The Next Generation In Water Filtration For The Oil And Gas Industry

There is a need in many segments of the oil and gas production industry for an improvement in water filtration over traditional methods. By Michael Dejak, P.Eng. 

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PRODUCTS

Type UP Pneumatic Universal Rotary Actuators

Type UP Pneumatic Universal Rotary Actuators

Type UP Pneumatic Universal Rotary Actuators regulate dampers, fan inlet vanes, lever-operated valves, turbine governors, fluid drives and other final control elements.

ScreenMaster RVG200 Paperless Recorder

ScreenMaster RVG200 Paperless Recorder

The ScreenMaster RVG200 is a secure, easy-to-use paperless recorder. Up to 24 process signals can be connected directly to the RVG200's analog inputs or transferred to it via digital communications. All process data, including alarm conditions, math calculation results and totalizer values, are displayed clearly to the operator and archived securely in an encrypted format for review using the accompanying DataManager Pro PC software.

Pulsar™ Pulse Burst Radar Level Transmitter

Pulsar™ Pulse Burst Radar Level Transmitter

The Pulsar pulse burst radar level transmitter is the latest generation of loop-powered, 24 VDC, liquid level transmitters. It has lower power consumption, faster response time and is easier to use than most loop-powered radar transmitters.

OPTISONIC 3400 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

OPTISONIC 3400 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 3400 is a unique 3-beam inline ultrasonic flowmeter, especially designed for the continuous measurement of homoge­neous conductive and non-conductive liquids in closed, completely filled pipeline circuits. It is able to measure actual volume and mass flow, the velocity of sound and diagnostic values of flowing liquids. The diameter range available is broad, from DN25 / 1 inch for dosing purposes, up to DN3000 / 120 inch for water transportation pipelines.

MultiLab IDS Multi-Parameter Instruments

MultiLab IDS Multi-Parameter Instruments

The MultiLab IDS line of instruments from YSI includes the MultiLab 4010-1, MultiLab 4010-2, and the MultiLab 4010-3, as well as smart digital probes for optical based BOD5, pH, ORP, and conductivity measurement. Intelligent digital sensors can be moved from instrument to instrument and maintain their calibration data to effortlessly transmit information.

Ashcroft® DG25 Digital Pressure Gauge

Ashcroft® DG25 Digital Pressure Gauge

The new Ashcroft® DG25 digital pressure gauge provides a 5 full digit LCD in ranges up to 25,000 psi. Available in accuracies of 0.5% and 0.25% FS, this new design boasts a minimum battery life of 2000 hours. Standard features include an IP67 enclosure, selectable units of measure, a 20 segment bar graph indicator, min-max, tare and a list of agency certifications. A backlight and rubber protective boot are also available.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PODCASTS

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.

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.

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.

Peristaltic Pumps Improve Hose Life And Save Energy

Peristaltic Pumps Improve Hose Life And Save Energy

Marketing Manager Gregg Johnson and Business Development Manager Jim Richard discuss some of the benefits of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s peristaltic pumps over other pump technologies.

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.

Peristaltic Metering Pump Control Leverages The Latest Communications Technology

Peristaltic Metering Pump Control Leverages The Latest Communications Technology

Bill McDowell, Sales Engineer with Blue White Industries, explains how communications technology is impacting metering pump control and the possibilities that wireless technology will bring.

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WASTEWATER INSTRUMENTATION

Wastewater 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

WATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

YSI Pro1030 Water Quality Meter For Testing Conductivity, pH Or ORP

YSI Pro1030 Water Quality Meter For Testing Conductivity, pH Or ORP

Rugged and reliable, the YSI Pro1030 provides everything you need in a handheld instrument for the measurement of either pH or ORP along with conductivity and temperature. User-replaceable pH and ORP sensors and cables, 50 data set memory, and a convenient calibration routine makes it user friendly. Mil-spec (military spec) connectors, a IP67 waterproof and rubber over-molded case, and 1-meter drop tests ensure the instrument remains in your hands to provide years of sampling even in the harshest field conditions.

Ultrasonic 3400 Flowmeter For Liquids In All Industrial Applications

Ultrasonic 3400 Flowmeter For Liquids In All Industrial Applications

The Ultrasonic 3400 is a multipurpose flowmeter for demanding process industries such as chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, energy, and water. This video highlights key product features such universal usage for conductive and non-conductive liquids, and a full-bore unobstructed sensor tube without moving parts that prevents pressure loss.

Suggested Install Points For Level, Flow, And Volume Measurement

Suggested Install Points For Level, Flow, And Volume Measurement

Increased public health standards for safe drinking water and stronger environmental regulations for responsible energy management are driving the need for process improvements across the industry. Watch this video to learn where to position level, flow, and volume instrumentation products from Magnetrol, such as the R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter, the Thermatel TA2 Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meter, and the Polaris Electromagnetic Flow Meter to help improve efficiency and safety at your water or wastewater plant.

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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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