Drinking Water Measurement

  1. Do You Really Want Manual Calibration?
    9/29/2017

    Many of us who have been around the water industry for a while can recall the days of manually calibrating online analyzers.  The arsenal would include:  a cart of tools, calibration standard, “calibrators”, and “zero sources”.  These tools would only be used a few times a year, if that.  Although the calibration of water analysis instruments should be performed on a monthly basis, most operators would admit to only calibrating them once or twice a year. 

  2. What's Faulty — Your Treatment Or Your Testing?
    9/29/2017

    The primary reason for laboratory testing at a water or wastewater plant is to determine if the facilities are meeting regulatory limits. Both proper operation and accurate testing are of utmost importance to ensure compliance. However, regulators and operators must consider limitations of the test methodology, as they may affect analysis results. The last thing any plant manager wants is unwarranted problems as a result of faulty analysis.

  3. 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?

  4. Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City
    9/19/2017

    As a bulk emergency chlorine vapor scrubber system approached the end of its anticipated 20-year useful life, the city engaged Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS) inspected the equipment and proposed a system refurbishment plan that would ensure proper system performance and safe storage of the 30,000 gallons of corrosive caustic soda contained within it.

  5. What Lies Within… What You Need To Know About Hardness Monitoring
    9/12/2017

    Water hardness can wreak havoc on your boilers, creating holes in tubes, eating away at the walls. To keep the hardness at bay, you’re going to need to monitor the levels of calcium and magnesium seeping into your system.  There are things you need to know to ensure that you are doing this properly. First, use an automated system to increase reaction time to hardness. Next, monitor the softeners; they are critical in keeping the system functioning. Last, learn the temperament of your individual boiler; no two are alike.  

  6. Water Quality — Critically Important To Countless Industries
    9/6/2017

    Myron L® Company’s 900 Series is the Reliable, Accurate, Simple and Flexible Answer.

  7. Flow Meter Selection 101: Not All Flows Are The Same
    8/24/2017

    Flow measurement is critical to effective process control and management, whether for municipal or industrial uses. Before you purchase a flow meter, there are a lot of factors to consider. Be sure to answer these questions before deciding on the type of meter to install.

  8. U Of I Urbana-Champaign Implements Remote Monitoring System
    8/23/2017

    The Utility Distribution team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign manage the water system which serves the entire campus. The University purchases water from Illinois American Water which is distributed across the campus for uses as diverse as chemistry labs, agricultural research, and competitive swimming complexes.

  9. Keep Your Pumps Running Smoothly To Optimize Process Efficiency
    7/5/2017

    Industrial pumps consume up to 20% of the world’s energy production and can be responsible for 25 to 50% of a process plant’s energy bill, according to Europump, the Hydraulic Institute and other sources. Nothing moves without them in a process plant, and they are expensive to purchase, maintain and even more to repair or replace. Reducing pump lifecycle costs (their purchase, operation and maintenance) is critical in a process plant optimizing efficiency and product output. The process and the surrounding equipment configuration can be responsible for unnecessary high pump lifecycle costs.

  10. Ultrasonic vs. Radar In The Water Industry
    6/30/2017

    In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for level monitoring and open channel monitoring (OCM) applications has taken some traction. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and OCM applications in the water industry. The counter-argument is that radar technology is more effective because it is more robust and accurate than ultrasonic technology.