Drinking Water Measurement White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Sensing The Future: Water Technology’s 'Holy Grail'
    2/24/2014

    Real-time contaminant detection, featuring a network of sensors throughout the distribution network, is poised to revolutionize the water industry.

  2. Are Test Strips Still Relevant For Water Analysis?
    9/26/2017

    Today’s environmental laboratories are audited and accredited companies where quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) reign. Advanced technology is needed to measure parameters for regulatory compliance down to parts per billion. In a world of regulatory mandates, can test strips still be used for water analysis?

  3. In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation
    5/1/2016

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of flow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  4. Article: The Field UVT Meter In A Demo/Test Arsenal
    12/23/2008
    Having the ability to test water in the field gives your customer confidence, adds to your credibility, can help you close the sale, and can help with future servicing of equipment. By Jodi Glover
  5. Case Study: Leveraging Data To Optimize Operations And Manage Budgetary Pressure
    5/23/2011
    Budgetary pressure on water utilities continues to grow due to factors such as new infrastructure demands, increasing regulatory compliance requirements, and the scarcity or declining quality of source water. By Gabi Miles, Hach Company
  6. DM Petroleum Operations Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter For Tough U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Application
    10/15/2014

    New tests recently performed by DM Petroleum Operations Company with the FPI Mag® Flow Meter from McCrometer continue to confirm the flow meter’s accurate performance and reliability on two rugged Texas brine disposal lines supporting the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

  7. Turbidity 101: What It Is, And Why It Is So Important
    6/12/2018

    Turbidity, a measure of the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid, was originally intended as a qualitative measure of the aesthetics of drinking water. It is not a measure of actual particles in the water; it measures how much those particles affect light being transmitted through the water, or how that light reflects off particles in the water. Today’s turbidity designs and methods have been regimented in an attempt to bring quantitative consistency to the measurement for both aesthetic and pathogenic qualities of drinking water.

  8. Turbidity 'A Quantum Leap In Technology'
    12/18/2012

    Turbidity is a principal physical characteristic of water and is an expression of the optical property that causes light to be scattered and absorbed by particles and molecules rather than transmitted in straight lines through a water sample. By Randy Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  9. The Value Of Continuous Instrumentation To The Operator & Why Manufacturers Should Listen To Their Needs
    7/2/2013

    When I began my career as a power plant chemist most continuous analyzers were trending devices at best.  Conductivity was the most reliable analyzer and the temperature compensation algorithms were marginal.  Sample conditioning with respect to sample temperature control was not very good as well. By Randy C. Turner, Technical Director, Swan Analytical USA

  10. Digital Engineering Models Enable Comprehensive Lifecycle Information Management For Water And Wastewater Treatment Plants
    4/17/2018

    Water and wastewater treatment plant design is a large scale, complex engineering effort that requires a multi-discipline design team, often spread across many offices, and involving collaboration among different consulting firms, contractors, and owners.