Wastewater Measurement

  1. Digester Biogas Flow Monitoring
    12/1/2017

    A wastewater treatment plant needed to measure biogas traveling into and out of a gas line leading into a Digester Dystor gas bag. The amount of gas and direction of flow is critical for measurements to meet EPA regulations. 

  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. Sizing Pages For Differing Screens
    11/27/2017

    A commonly encountered challenge is to develop pages that can be used on many screens where those screens may vary greatly in size, aspect ratio and resolution.

  4. SCADA Server OS Updates
    11/22/2017

    Recently, I received a call from an experienced system integrator regarding VTScada’s stance on installing updates on a SCADA server. They had a customer questioning advice from another SCADA software provider who has positioned themselves with the following stance. For the sake of the server stability, the servers should never receive any Windows® feature or security updates, ever.

  5. 3 Dirty Little Secrets About Coriolis Flowmeters
    11/16/2017

    Ever since Coriolis flow measurement technology achieved mainstream appeal, industry has been fervently striving to take advantage of its benefits. And while Coriolis is clearly a highly advantageous solution for many crucial flow measurement applications, it is not without flaw.

  6. From The 1970s To Today – 4 Key Advances In Coriolis Flow Measurement
    11/8/2017

    Since the first Coriolis flow sensors were introduced to the marketplace in the 1970s, the technology has evolved considerably. As the installed base for Coriolis grew, the sensors were being called upon to deliver data in environments with increasing levels of complexity. This meant that Coriolis sensors had to adapt and conform to a dizzying array of ever-changing installation requirements, process conditions, communication formats, and configuration parameters. The following article highlights four key advances in Coriolis flow measurement’s journey from the 1970s to today.

  7. Arrington Automation And TICM Make Advanced SCADA Affordable For Texas Chemical Manufacturer
    11/7/2017

    Last year when a R&D chemical manufacturer needed help with their largest capital project to date; the Greenfield plant construction project, they turned to Texas Industrial Control and Manufacturing (TICM) who provided the electrical design support and control panels for the project along with Arrington Automation to architect the control system, lead the control system design process, and implement the controls solution.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. What Happens When Your SCADA Server Buys The Farm?
    11/2/2017

    Scenario 1: It is 3 am and you are fast asleep at home in your bed. At your office across town, the server that monitors and controls your critical water and wastewater infrastructure goes offline. Maybe, the hard drive failed or the power supply died. Perhaps it just lost connection to the network. Regardless, all polling, logging, monitoring and alarming have ceased. What happens next?