The CA80AM analyzer helps water resource recovery facilities meet EPA rules, cut treatment chemical costs, and reduce aeration basin power consumption.
Endress+Hauser introduces the Liquiline System CA80AM ammonium analyzer for monitoring critical control points in water and resource reclamation facilities. The CA80AM analyzer and its sample preparation systems provide an automated approach to process control and regulatory compliance.
To keep discharges at permitted levels and to avoid penalties, managers of water treatment and other resource recovery facilities need accurate and reliable measurements in their nutrient monitoring systems. The Liquiline CA80AM colorimetric analyzer provides these measurements by using the standard indophenol blue method, which is compliant to ISO 7150-1, DIN 38406-5 and GB 7481-87 standards. The CA80AM analyzer also provides data storage and retrieval using on-board logbooks to allow continuous documentation for reporting to regulatory agencies.
Multiple communications methods—including EtherNet/IP, Modbus, Ethernet and an integrated web server—allow the analyzer to be integrated into any control system. The integrated web server allows a user to remotely analyze process disturbances and decide on required measures quickly, all through any web browser.
The Liquiline CA80AM and its sample preparation systems help plant managers keep their costs under control while optimizing their ammonia control strategies and complying with regulatory requirements. For example, using the CA80AM analyzer for aeration basin control based on ammonia load allows for proper nutrient removal, while reducing the amount of energy expended by running blowers unnecessarily.
Three sample preparation systems offer various filtering methods based on the characteristics of the sample, and include automatic backwash systems to keep the filters clean. All sample preparations are digitally controlled by the Liquiline CA80AM analyzer to guarantee synchronization of the measuring point. A CA80AM analyzer can have up to two channels of input to further reduce the cost of measurement across the water reclamation facility.
Ownership costs for colorimetric analyzers are highly dependent on the volume of reagents consumed and the reagent lifetime. The CA80AM has highly precise, positive displacement dispensers to mimimize the amount of reagent used for analysis, and it can be fitted with a smart, energy-efficient Peltier cooling module for the primary reagent. The cooler is controlled automatically via the analyzer’s electronics, and does not require maintenance. Thanks to the very low rate of reagent consumption and cooling, reagents can last for up to 12 weeks.
Integrated automatic cleaning and calibration functions ensure the analyzer and its sample preparation work reliably and without manual intervention for extended periods of time. If an issue with the system arises, the analyzer’s advanced diagnostics and remote access quickly guide operations personnel to resolution.
The Liquiline electronics platform in the analyzer allows for the creation of a complete measuring system by connecting up to four analytical sensors via the digital Memosens protocol. Memosens sensors from Endress+Hauser include dissolved oxygen, total suspended solids, chlorine, pH and ORP.
When installed in an aeration basin and combined with a suitable Memosens dissolved oxygen and solids sensors, the CA80AM analyzer provides the required measurements for precise, load-dependent control of oxygen blowers with just one device, helping to substantially reduce instrument installation and energy costs.
For more information on the CA80AM analyzer, visit www.us.endress.com/ca80-analyzer.
About Endress+Hauser in the U.S.
Endress+Hauser is one of the largest instrument manufacturers in the United States’ industrial automation industry – specializing in automation solutions for the Chemical, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Water and Wastewater, Life Sciences, Power and Energy, Primaries, and Pulp and Paper Industries. Endress+Hauser, a Switzerland based company, first began operations in the U.S. in 1970. Since that time, Endress+Hauser has continued to invest in its U.S. operations - investing an average of 10% of its annual revenue into its infrastructure.
About the Endress+Hauser Group
Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs 12,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of approximately $2.2B in 2014. Endress+Hauser supplies sensors, devices, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as liquid analysis and measured value recording. The company supports its customers with automation, logistical and IT services and solutions.
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