Drinking Water Measurement

  1. Colorado Springs Utilities Streamlines Operations With Centralized PI System Data
    11/27/2018

    One of the nation’s largest four-service utility providers, Colorado Springs Utilities supplies energy and water to over 450,000 people. The state-certified laboratory of the Water Quality Assurance section processes over 14,000 samples and 80,000 analytes per year from eight watersheds, seven finished water treatment facilities, 38 finished water reservoirs, four post-chlorination stations, two wastewater treatment facilities, and over 2700 miles of pipeline.

  2. Troubleshooting A Sudden Fecal Coliform Non-Compliance Event
    11/26/2018

    A municipal wastewater treatment plant investigated a sudden increase in fecal coliform exceedance events.

  3. Smartphone App Delivers Reproducible And Precise pH Analysis
    11/8/2018

    Traditionally when it comes to analysis, there have been two ways to measure pH. The first is the inexpensive method of using test strips, which requires little time or training. The second requires the use of a pH electrode or probe and because it requires more training, time, and equipment, is far more expensive. However, a hybrid application is now available that brings together the ease of use of test strips with technology to ensure preciseness.

  4. Big Data Problem Solved With Magnetic Flow Meter Technology
    10/25/2018

    SUEZ operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people. SUEZ operates several water systems in the suburbs of New York City including SUEZ New Rochelle and SUEZ Westchester in Westchester County, New York.

  5. An 8-Point Checklist Of Pressure Gauge Application Best Practices
    10/1/2018

    As electronic measurement, microprocessor or computerized control, and wireless networking have worked their way deeper into industrial processes, new opportunities for accuracy, convenience, and cost-saving efficiency have multiplied. Electronic accuracy and communication have delivered performance advantages down to even the simplest functions — including pressure readings.

  6. Double Duty Flow Measurement: How To Conquer Changing Flow Conditions And Tight Footprints
    9/24/2018

    While accurate flow measurement is critical for most industries, flow conditions that change over time can make it difficult to properly size a flow meter. Replacing a meter as the flow changes is impractical and expensive. In addition, flow disturbers can greatly impact meter accuracy, so addressing that issue is important as well. A uniquely designed flow meter may be the solution to both problems.

  7. The Role Of pH Measurement During Coagulation
    9/20/2018

    In the wastewater treatment industry, coagulation has become one of the most widespread processes for effectively separating contaminants and effluent. But coagulation is a complicated and sensitive process, one that alters the chemical balance of the wastewater in order to strip it of unwanted constituents. As in many such processes, pH plays a critical role, and treatment professionals must analyze it closely if they want to properly coagulate their product.

  8. Measuring pH And Its Role In Corrosion Control
    9/19/2018

    Corrosion control has always been a priority for distributing safe drinking water throughout the world’s networks of pipeline. This has become all the more critical following the outrageous lead poisoning revelations in Flint, MI — an incident caused directly by corrosion of the city’s lead-based infrastructure.

  9. The Importance Of pH Measurement During Industrial Treatment
    9/18/2018

    Nearly every industry requires water and wastewater treatment to some degree. From food and beverage to pulp and paper operations, influent and effluent must meet certain conditions to adhere to regulatory and/or performance requirements, and water used during the process must conform as well.

  10. How To Get Accurate Flow Measurements Despite Flow Disturbers
    9/17/2018

    Flow meter accuracy is critical for process control but can be hampered by upstream and downstream flow disturbers. This problem may be addressed during the design process, though in some circumstances it’s impossible to eliminate disturbers.