Drinking Water Measurement

  1. The Importance Of Accurate Metering In Irrigation

    In the agriculture sector today, where water usage reporting is increasingly becoming a requirement for irrigation system operators that divert water in regulated areas from ground and surface sources, accurate metering is critical.

  2. Understanding Head Loss … And Why It Matters

    Satisfying water purification and volume requirements at the treatment plant or wellhead are not the only cost-performance impacts on physical operations. There are other variables related to distribution operations that affect head loss and energy costs throughout a distribution system. Here are several strategies for identifying, calculating, and minimizing head loss.

  3. Innovative New Air / Gas Thermal Flow Meter Changes The Rules

    The decisions and ROI calculations get even more complex when plant staff and their engineering partners are constrained by or must factor in obsolescence should the plant want to consider upgrading their process systems’ communication method. 

  4. When It Comes To Smart Water Management, It All Starts With Flow

    There is a lot of buzz about smart water management in the water and wastewater market these days. It seems that every manufacturer, service provider and consultant is attempting to differentiate their offering by focusing on how smart it is. But in this modern age of data-driven operations, an old adage holds true: junk in, junk out.  Regardless of how good your analytics package is, if you don’t collect reliable source data, your results will be skewed.  

  5. Flow Data Red Flags: When To Act

    Accurate flow measurement is critical to most water and wastewater processes. Red flags may pop up to indicate meter problems, but which ones should lead you to act — and when? The answer depends on the type of meter, what it is used for, and whether the readings are local or remote.

  6. Flow Conditioning Improves Flow Measurement Accuracy And Reduces Plant Cost

    If you're planning to expand, upgrade or retrofit your plant in the near future, chances are that you'll be facing a real estate crisis when it comes to finding a place for all your new or upgraded equipment. 

  7. Ozone Gas Flow Monitoring For Water Treatment Systems

    Many municipal water treatment plants utilize Ozone Treatment Systems to produce clean water for residential and industrial users. While all the various types of water treatment systems have their advantages and disadvantages, Ozone (O3) systems provide excellent disinfection and avoid some of the chemical byproduct problems experienced with the use of chlorination. 

  8. Improving Wastewater Treatment With Air Flow Instrumentation

    In wastewater treatment plants, a variety of processes are employed to eliminate organic pollutants from water to ensure its safety and release for future uses. One of the most common processes is the activated sludge method, which biologically treats the wastewater through the use of large aeration basins.

  9. Is There A Correlation Between ATP And Other Traditional Microbiological Methods?

    Perhaps the most common question that we’re asked is how our ATP tests correlate with traditional microbiological methods.  Unsurprisingly, when people are used to getting their information in a certain way, they naturally want to know how a new method will stack up against it.  However, the mechanisms of culture-based techniques and ATP analyses are completely different, and in many ways, so are the results they produce. 

  10. Mass Flow Meter Best Practices For Water Treatment

    Air/gas mass flow meters find a variety of applications in many of today’s large urban water treatment plants, both clean water and wastewater. From measuring disinfection gases to controlling air or gas flow in digesters and aeration systems, the proper application, installation and operation of mass flow meters improves process efficiency as well as end product quality while at the same time reducing plant operating costs