Drinking Water Measurement

  1. Ultrasonic Vs. Radar Level Technology In The Water Industry
    3/13/2017

    In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for water and wastewater level measurement and monitoring is heating up. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and open-channel measurement applications in the water industry.

  2. Worry-Free Water Metering With Advanced Electromagnetic Technology
    2/24/2017

    Accurate measurement of water consumption across a large metropolitan area is no easy task, but for a water company it can mean the difference between profitability and throwing money down the drain. That’s why City West Water, a major water supplier to residential, commercial and industrial sites in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia, has been working with Siemens for more than a decade to install SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters at high-consumption sites and in fire service applications.

  3. WirelessHART® Networks: 7 Myths That Cloud Their Consideration For Process Control Measurement Made Easy
    1/20/2017

    Misinformation about WirelessHART networks prevails among many instrument engineers in the process industries. This article attempts to set the record straight by debunking seven myths about these networks.

  4. A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    1/11/2017

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

  5. A Visual Guide To Troubleshooting Your Valves
    1/9/2017

    Water management professionals know all too well that problems arise — usually sometime after 2 a.m., or just as you’re walking out the door for a holiday weekend. No matter how well-prepared you are, or how sophisticated your system, sometimes you’re going to run into challenges. It’s simply the nature of the industry. When you experience an issue with your valves (especially when they’re failing to open or close as expected) your first instinct is to call the factory for support. While some cases may require factory assistance, this isn’t always the most efficient solution.

  6. A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm
    1/5/2017

    Reducing water loss and saving money are two of the highest priorities—and most consistent challenges—facing water professionals. Both of these issues stem from water pressure control.

  7. A Guide To Common Applications In Water Distribution Systems
    1/1/2017

    This short guide is intended to offer guidance on some of the common problems, applications and questions that arise from using automatic control valves in water systems.

  8. Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection
    12/15/2016

    A Municipal Water Plant in the Southeast United States treats and supplies potable water to a large metropolitan area. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system.

  9. ORP Sensors – Are They Really The Best Thing “Since Sliced Bread”?
    12/12/2016

    There have been many publications lately that claim universal appeal of the ORP sensors and their applicability across the board. This concerns me, because the authors sometimes forget to mention some well-known practical limitations of the method, let alone the realities of water treatment applications potentially influencing the sensor performance.

  10. ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
    11/15/2016

    When I look back at 2016 one of the most significant trends I observed was the growing acceptance of ORP measurements, especially for monitoring disinfection. With one caveat, the ORP value measured in a solution provides an unambiguous measure of the disinfection efficacy.