Wastewater Management

  1. Improving Wastewater Treatment With Air Flow Instrumentation
    12/7/2017

    In wastewater treatment plants, a variety of processes are employed to eliminate organic pollutants from water to ensure its safety and release for future uses. One of the most common processes is the activated sludge method, which biologically treats the wastewater through the use of large aeration basins.

  2. Is There A Correlation Between ATP And Other Traditional Microbiological Methods?
    12/7/2017

    Perhaps the most common question that we’re asked is how our ATP tests correlate with traditional microbiological methods.  Unsurprisingly, when people are used to getting their information in a certain way, they naturally want to know how a new method will stack up against it.  However, the mechanisms of culture-based techniques and ATP analyses are completely different, and in many ways, so are the results they produce. 

  3. Mass Flow Meter Best Practices For Water Treatment
    12/6/2017

    Air/gas mass flow meters find a variety of applications in many of today’s large urban water treatment plants, both clean water and wastewater. From measuring disinfection gases to controlling air or gas flow in digesters and aeration systems, the proper application, installation and operation of mass flow meters improves process efficiency as well as end product quality while at the same time reducing plant operating costs

  4. Advancing Thermal Mass Gas Flow Meters For 21st Century Process And Plant Needs
    12/5/2017

    Process, instrument and plant engineers are challenged continuously by productivity and plant operating efficiency objectives as well as ensuring plant compliance with an ever expanding list of regulations.

  5. Verify Fluid Flow To Your Analyzer And Keep Your Plant Running
    12/4/2017

    No matter how sophisticated a fluid analyzer system may be, it will be ineffective if a sample flow fails to reach the analyzer sensor or if the sample is contaminated or stale. 

  6. Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    12/3/2017

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. 

  7. Protect Your Pump And Keep It Longer
    12/3/2017

    In today’s complex and frequently rugged process plant environments, liquid pumps are often over-worked and under-protected from adverse operating conditions. Many pumps run nearly non-stop 24-hours a day over multiple shifts. Poor operating conditions can reduce pump performance, require extra maintenance, shorten their lives and increase costs. 

  8. Accurate Gas Flow Measurement Improves Water Disinfection Process Efficiency
    12/3/2017

    Many of today’s large urban water treatment plants rely upon sophisticated chlorination processes in order to provide clean, sanitary water to millions of consumers in the US and around the globe. The efficiency and cost-effective operation of chlorination processes in water treatment facilities can be significantly improved with the installation of flow meters that accurately measure the flow of chlorine gas in the treatment process

  9. Natural Gas Fractionation Process Facilities Rely On Flow Switch For Relief Valve Leak Monitoring
    12/2/2017

    A company with multiple natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation process facilities located in the Southeastern U.S became concerned about a series of missed events and nuisance alarms caused by the flow switches installed to monitor potential overpressure situations with its pressure relief valves. The company wanted a highly reliable flow instrument solution that would detect a real event and avoid the lost productivity of nuisance alarms.

  10. Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy With Flow Conditioners
    12/1/2017

    When looking for a way to reduce plant operating costs, one of the potentially simplest and often least expensive solutions is to measure liquid and gas flow more accurately. Plant upgrade projects that focus on the continuous improvement of flow measurement and control can trim overall production costs by eliminating waste and reducing maintenance costs.