UGSI Solutions provides chemical feed and water disinfection technologies to municipal and industrial clients. With a history that reaches back over 100 years, UGSI Solutions combines iconic brands such as Encore® metering pumps, Varea-Meter® flow meters and Polyblend® polymer activation systems with today’s cutting edge technologies such as Microclor® on-site hypochlorite generation, Monoclor™ disinfectant residual management and Tank Shark® tank and reservoir mixing systems. Tens of thousands of installations validate our experience and know-how in the area of chemical feed and disinfection. UGSI Solutions makes your chemicals work harder for you.
Polyblend® Sizing Guide
Use the Polyblend® Sizing Guide to generate a Polyblend® polymer activation system recommendation for liquid polymer types, flows and applications.
Encore® E/M/S Pump Selection Guide
Use the Encore® E/M/S Pump Selection Guide to determine which model to use for a specific chemical metering application.
Encore® 700 Pump Sizing Tool
Use the Encore® 700 Pump Sizing Tool to configure a recommendation for the most reliable chemical metering pump on the market.
UGSI Solutions, Inc.
13135 Danielson St., Suite 203
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 218-3745
Fax: (858) 218-3790
Contact: Melissa Hill
Polymer activation through proper hydration of the polymer particle is critical in water clarification or sludge dewatering applications. According to Jeff Rhodes, Vice President of Commercial Development for UGSI Solutions, “the key is to have a high energy zone at the moment of initial welding, when the polymer and the water come together.”
There are plenty of bells and whistles at a given water treatment plant. Between pumps, mixers, dry chemical feeders, and other chemical handling equipment, it can be easy to go with the status quo when it comes time to upgrade certain pieces of equipment. For an operation’s chemical metering pumps, this usually meant replacing one unit with its exact replica, instead of facing the often arduous task of researching a better option.
Like many cities within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the City of Coppell experienced water quality challenges at different periods throughout the year. In particular, the City had difficulty maintaining adequate chloramine residuals at the 1.5 MG Southwestern elevated storage tank during the warmer summer months when outdoor watering was restricted to conserve water.
Fairmont, Minnesota, known as the City of Lakes, is located in Martin County in southern Minnesota. The city’s water treatment plant serves a mix of customers including approximately 3,900 residential taps, 500 commercial and 17 industrial customers. Looking to the future, Fairmont city leaders began to investigate upgrading the city’s water treatment plant in 2010. The existing plant had been in operation for well over 70 years and relied on gas chlorine for disinfection.
Like many municipalities in urban and suburban areas, San Bruno’s source water comes both from its own groundwater supply and through a purchase agreement with a major water utility — in this case, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). And, like many municipalities in California, SFPUC, along with San Bruno, switched from free chlorine to chloramines in 2003 largely to reduce disinfection by-products.
Walnut Valley Water District spans a 29 square mile area in semi‐arid southern California about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Like many water districts planning for growth amid periodic droughts is challenging and compounded by the need to deliver high quality water throughout the district of over 100,000 people and more than 26,000 service connections. Read the full case study to learn how Walnut Valley aggressively pursued operational strategies in their water storage tanks to limit nitrification risk.
The Francis L. Hatch water filtration plant is in the coastal town in York county Maine and has an average capacity of 2.6 MGD. This is a surface water plant that utilizes hydrated or “slaked” lime (calcium hydroxide) to maintain the pH level around 7.0. For over 25 years, the district has used two of the UGSI Chemical Feed model 32‐055 Feeders to mix dry hydrated lime with water to create a lime slurry solution that can then be added to the finished water treatment.