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Polymers, especially flocculants and other thickeners, can be a major headache for drinking water and wastewater treatment plant managers. Power costs aside, buying polymer often represents the biggest expense of the treatment train. Not only are polymers pricey, but their high level of viscosity also presents a challenge to reliable measurement in varying conditions and at different levels of demand.
Accurate flow measurement is increasingly imperative for sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and combined sewer overflows (CSOs), which are a rapidly growing area of concern for municipalities. The challenge is that traditional metering solutions for those applications rely on open channels, which can be problematic. Because of the drawbacks, plant operators might consider switching to a closed-pipe solution.
Variable area (VA) flow meters offer an economical solution in many hazardous wastewater applications, as well as a variety of other uses, but are often overlooked by engineers and plant operators who think a higher level of flow measurement technology is necessary. More advanced VA devices have overcome previous limitations while retaining Class 1 Division 1 hazardous area approvals, even with the addition of capabilities such as communication protocols and other features.
As municipal water systems grapple with ever-tightening budgets and water scarcity continues to be a growing issue, communities must look toward solutions that reduce their need for source water, bring down the costs of treatment, and allow for better management of the pipeline assets that comprise their distribution networks.
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Available Options For Measuring Wastewater Flow In Partially Filled Pipes
A variety of devices can be used for measuring water or wastewater flow where pipes cannot be kept full. Examples include open channel flow (OCF) devices like flumes and weirs in combination with secondary level measurement devices and/or electromagnetic flow (EMF) meter options. Each has its pluses and minuses. However, new proven EMF technology can deliver higher accuracy and the best performance when sized for flow rates at levels above 25 percent filled pipe. It also offers a safer environment, simpler installation, and better measuring performance than other available options.
The session will outline how a unique metering technology has accomplished this challenging task with superb performance and longevity. Over the course of the last 30 years, since it was first introduced, KROHNE's TIDALFLUX meter has proven to be the only product that has stood the test of time. It is a full-bore device, it has no moving parts, it is factory-calibrated, and is approved for hazardous areas and for water, wastewater, and industrial applications.
Wastewater treatment facilities have a tremendous opportunity to utilize the biogas they generate to lower energy costs and minimize odors. However, the practice isn’t as widespread as it could be, as the precision gas flow and methane content readings required to optimize the process often clash with the misconception that biogas is messy and difficult to measure reliably. With the proper equipment, it is possible to accurately measure biogas to cut emissions and reduce or eliminate the energy bill.
Electromagnetic flow meters offer significant benefits in water, wastewater, and industrial applications because they can be reliably used to measure liquid with many different characteristics. Since these devices contain no moving parts, making them virtually maintenance-free, they are becoming the workhorse for a growing number of utilities and industrial operations. Despite the advantages, however, electromagnetic flow meters are often avoided based on the misconception that there are limitations on what they can measure.
Most pipelines are below grade, so vaults have traditionally been installed to provide access to any place where a meter and valve are necessary. Vault pits tend to be large, and the installation is by far the biggest expense of a metering project. The good news is that direct burial metering options can greatly simplify the installation requirements, significantly lowering the costs, while also boosting safety.
Safe drinking water is often taken for granted, but the reality is that it requires an extensive network of equipment and qualified personnel to keep it flowing. One major issue is that traditional chlorine sensor technology can be laborious and expensive to maintain. However, an alternative is available for water treatment plant operators who already have plenty of responsibilities and want to keep their disinfection duties and costs to a minimum.
As the sheer number of pipelines crisscrossing the country continues to increase, there is an urgent need to ensure pipeline infrastructure safety. The age of many of the pipelines and the number of different products flowing makes this a challenging prospect. Now, new technology has been developed that meets the need for reliable protection that complies with regulatory requirements while eliminating false alarms.
Tight control of the biological process in aeration basins is the lynchpin of wastewater treatment at municipal facilities. To perform at their peak, the “bugs” in these basins require a specific amount of oxygen. However, the air blowers controlling this process consume a significant amount of energy and thereby represent a major expense. Now, advanced solutions are available that provide a cost-effective method to measure the oxygen for automatic control in the basins without the need for frequent maintenance.
ABOUT KROHNE, INC.
KROHNE Inc. headquartered in Peabody, MA covers the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean regions through a vast network of direct sales personnel and representative partners. We are on the mission of exceeding our customers' expectations by providing unparalleled application expertise, on-time delivery, and cost effective quality products. To accomplish that, we pay special attention to the following areas:
Technical Support Services...
Dedicated technical, field application and repair teams located throughout the regions provide unsurpassed customer service. Our TASC (Technical Application Support Center) is the heart of KROHNE's technical support capability with a staff of trained engineers and technicians at your disposal by phone, fax, or e-mail for product application, installation, operation or troubleshooting questions.
Local Assembly with just-in-time inventory systems...
Single and parallel bent-tube meters are completely fabricated at our Peabody facility and are exported not only to NAFTA countries but to the entire world. In addition, we hold stock on most popular items, and assemble prefabricated items to complete meters for over 70% of deliveries to NAFTA. We have our own on-site calibration facilities for variable area flowmeters, coriolis meters, magmeters and level gauges instruments.
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We offer a technically proficient, KROHNE-trained direct sales force that gets involved in all aspects of technical sales, product service and applications support. We are committed to providing you with KROHNE's 83 years of flow and level measurement expertise at your facility.