Wastewater Measurement White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Remote Monitoring Saves Money, Time For Rural Municipality
    1/23/2014

    With outdated flow-monitoring systems, the Newtown Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority (NBCJMA) faced time-consuming communication gaps between the various sites of its large, decentralized sewer system. After bringing in engineering consulting firm Gannett Fleming, they installed remote telemetry units (RTUs) with solar power, eliminating the need for AC power or field visits to change batteries. Today, technicians can review data in a few minutes instead of a few hours thanks to frequent, regular delivery of data.

  2. Flow Conditioning Improves Flow Measurement Accuracy And Reduces Plant Cost
    12/15/2017

    If you're planning to expand, upgrade or retrofit your plant in the near future, chances are that you'll be facing a real estate crisis when it comes to finding a place for all your new or upgraded equipment. 

  3. How Alarmed Should You Be About Operator Effectiveness?
    10/17/2018

    As water and wastewater treatment plant (WTP/WWTP) processes and control systems become more sophisticated, maximizing operator effectiveness becomes more complex as well. A well-planned alarm and control strategy can make a significant difference between valuable decision-making information and confusing, disjointed, data points. This article highlights key strategies for foreseeing problems in advance, fixing them faster, and having a higher success rate by maximizing operator effectiveness.

  4. The Shifting Challenges Of Wastewater Testing
    11/22/2013

    Wastewater constituents are getting more plentiful and complex, requiring more advanced tools to maintain regulatory compliance.

  5. Why A Little Knowledge About Sensors Can Be A Dangerous Thing
    6/4/2014

    Every day our technical support people answer questions on the selection of sensors for pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and turbidity. No issue generates more confusion than cell constants for conductivity sensors. The vast majority of returns we process are for conductivity sensors that were ordered with the wrong cell constant. It turns out that cell constants are something that we all read but that most of us don’t really understand. Pick the wrong cell constant for a probe and your analyzer will happily give you numbers to 3 significant digits. The only problem is those numbers are wrong. By Mark Spencer, President, Water Analytics

  6. The Evolution Of Collector Monitoring Systems
    3/2/2017

    The vast majority of chain and flight collectors in operation throughout the world do not have any form of monitoring system installed to protect against operational failure. Traditional safety devices consist of a shear pin sprocket device, with a limit switch, designed to protect the drive system if a load or torque exceeds the working load of the drive chain; in the event that this occurs, the shear pin will break, the limit switch will be activated, and the drive motor is shut down. This process will typically protect the drive chain and drive motor from failure. When the shear pin breaks, the clarifier is drained, the cause of the overload is established and corrected, a new shear pin is installed, and the collector is placed back in operation.

  7. 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

  8. Smart Wireless Technology Solves Environmental Monitoring Challenge
    10/31/2013

    Faced with the challenge of meeting environmental monitoring legislation, Korsnäs Gävle needed a way to monitor water from their heat exchangers for contamination before discharging it to the sea. Additionally, the board and paper manufacturer required new sensors for continuous monitoring of pH, dissolved oxygen, and water temperatures from effluent emissions in their basins and ponds. In this case study, learn how Korsnäs Gävle implemented a wireless sensor network to quickly  achieve compliance and meet its monitoring needs.

  9. 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.

  10. The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter
    2/19/2014

    With the introduction of new measurement technologies and the myriad of performance claims from sale literature, it’s easy to lose sight of the important elements that an effective flow meter offers no matter what technology is used. Long known for their longevity, reliability, and long term performance, Venturi meters provide the widest variety of measurement options in piped systems for liquids, gas, steam, and mixed media of any metering technology – all while offering the highest degree of traceable accuracy. By Primary Flow Signal, Inc.