Drinking Water Measurement

  1. Keep Your Pumps Running Smoothly To Optimize Process Efficiency
    12/1/2017

    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.

  2. Innovative New Air / Gas Thermal Flow Meter Changes The Rules
    12/1/2017

    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. 

  3. Point Versus Continuous Level Measuring Technologies
    11/7/2017

    While point level measuring approaches are regarded as simple and user friendly, they lack the capabilities of more sophisticated continuous measuring instruments.

  4. Eaton Expands Online Training With New Online Commissioner Classes
    11/6/2017

    To help customers use variable frequency drives (VFDs) to enhance safety and reliability, Eaton is offering eLearning courses for VFD technology to support product, installation and commissioning and service knowledge. The robust online training program helps electrical distributors, contractors and industrial customers optimize the performance of VFDs.

  5. How To Clean And Handle pH Sensors
    10/31/2017

    For a pH sensor to maintain an accurate reading, the sensor must remain clean. Specifically, the glass measuring electrode cannot become coated, and the reference electrode assembly must not become coated, plugged or otherwise contaminated by the process solution. Here’s how to clean pH sensors to ensure correct operation.

  6. The Energy Footprint Of Drinking Water
    10/26/2017

    Drinking water and wastewater systems are generally the largest energy consumers for municipal governments. However, there is little published information available on the exact energy usage for specific systems.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.