DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT

Point Versus Continuous Level Measuring Technologies
Point Versus Continuous Level Measuring Technologies

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

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection
    Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection

    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.

  • Case Study: Customized Hydraulic And Water Quality Model Interface
    Case Study: Customized Hydraulic And Water Quality Model Interface In March 2003, Black & Veatch started a project to streamline the hydraulic and water quality modeling processes for one of the largest wholesale water suppliers in Florida. The water supplier delivers water from fourteen different sources to more than two million people in six different communities. The client needed a way for its staff of water quality, planning, and engineering professionals to perform hydraulic simulations on a regular basis
  • Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing
    Portable Parallel Analysis: Streamlining Distribution System Water Testing

    A Water Quality Specialist used the Hach SL1000 Parallel Portable Analyzer (PPA) to test 6 parameters simultaneously – all within about 8 minutes.  Previously, the procedure took 20 minutes just for one parameter.

  • New Electromagnetic Water Meter Technology Improves Accuracy And Reliability

    Electromagnetic water meters are becoming more and more popular for bulk measurement of residential and commercial drinking water, especially as pricing and metering gain traction as tools for more efficient use of water and water conservation.

  • Louisiana Wastewater Treatment Facility Benefits From Siemens Product Support
    Louisiana Wastewater Treatment Facility Benefits From Siemens Product Support

    A municipal wastewater treatment facility located in Louisiana was having problems with a clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter that was supplied by a Siemens competitor.

  • Natural Gas Fractionation Process Facilities Rely On Flow Switch For Relief Valve Leak Monitoring
    Natural Gas Fractionation Process Facilities Rely On Flow Switch For Relief Valve Leak Monitoring

    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.

  • A Guide To Common Applications In Water Distribution Systems
    A Guide To Common Applications In Water Distribution Systems

    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.

  • Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy With Flow Conditioners
    Improving Flow Measurement Accuracy With Flow Conditioners

    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.

  • Case Study: Monitoring And Protecting Water Quality In Lake Mead, Nevada Lake Mead is one of several reservoirs along the Colorado River; however, due to increases in population and agricultural operations in recent decades, this once-expansive lake in the desert is becoming more compromised. While inflow into Lake Mead primarily is from the Colorado River, a small percent is also from rivers on the northern side of the Lake and from Las Vegas Wash on the northwest side. Las Vegas Wash transports treated municipal wastewater effluent, stormwater and urban runoff, and shallow groundwater seepage from the Las Vegas urban area to Boulder Basin in Lake Mead. Effluent flow rates have more than doubled in recent years, prompting concern over potential effects to reservoir water quality, especially since some of the water is pumped for the municipal water treatment plant at Saddle Island
  • United Water Solves Big Data Problem With Siemens Magnetic Flow Meter Technology
    United Water Solves Big Data Problem With Siemens Magnetic Flow Meter Technology

    United Water, a division of the global conglomerate Suez Environement, operates regulated water systems in eight states, and provides contract services to over five million people.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency
    ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency

    The task of managing the quantity and quality of potable water is unimaginable without online instrumentation to help water utilities to measure, treat and deliver drinking water to consumers. ABB’s Aztec 600 colorimetric and ion-selective electrode (ISE) analyzers have been designed to measure the key parameters that affect water quality – aluminium, iron, manganese, phosphate, color, ammonia and fluoride.

  • Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications
    Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications

    Fox Thermal Flow Meters use a constant temperature differential (constant Δ T) technology to measure mass flow rate of air and gases.

  • Accurate Flowmetering For Enhanced Water Network Performance
    Accurate Flowmetering For Enhanced Water Network Performance

    Being able to accurately measure both the quantity and rate of water passing through a water distribution system is crucial to gaining an informed understanding of overall efficiency. As such, achieving a measurement that is exact as possible can have a significant impact on key areas including supply planning, maintenance and resource deployment, leakage detection and rectification and the overall environment, in terms of controlling abstraction and reducing unnecessary draw on natural resources.

  • Harmonics Reduction Methods
    Harmonics Reduction Methods

    There are several basic methods for reducing harmonic voltage and current distortion from nonlinear distribution loads such as adjustable frequency drives (AFDs). Following is a description of each method, along with each method’s advantages and disadvantages.

  • Disinfection In Drinking Water: Choosing The Right Chlorine Analyzer For Your Application
    Disinfection In Drinking Water: Choosing The Right Chlorine Analyzer For Your Application

    Disinfection is a very important part of the drinking water treatment process, and choosing between an amperometric and colorimetric chlorine analyser is a decision that depends on a variety of factors. Below you will find out why a colorimetric analyser was the right choice for our customer, given their specific situation.

  • Control Of Drinking Water Clarifiers
    Control Of Drinking Water Clarifiers

    "The variable concentration of solids when purging lamella clarifiers creates problems with sludge dewatering. These problems are exacerbated when changing the flocculant. Read the full application note to learn how automatic control of purge cycles for clarifiers using the Sonatax sludge level probe resulted in reduced energy consumption and maintenance at the plant."

  • The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon
    The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon

    Organic carbon compounds vary greatly. In fact, one of the first lessons in most introductory Organic Chemistry courses explains that the number of possible carbon compounds is virtually infinite due to carbon’s ability to form long, chain-like molecules. While chromatographic methods like gas chromatography (GC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) are able to make quantitative determinations for specific compounds, the user must first know which specific compounds to look for.

  • Control Of Active Chlorine Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) Of Drinking Water Using The THM Plus Method
    Control Of Active Chlorine Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) Of Drinking Water Using The THM Plus Method

    Determining trihalomethane levels using standard analytical methods requires expensive equipment and highly qualified personnel, which also means that analysis costs are very high. For these reasons, trihalomethane analysis poses a serious problem for companies that supply drinking water. Read the full application note to learn how two drinking water laboratories improved quality control of water delivered to end users.

  • Chlorine Method For UKAS Accreditation And DWI Compliance At Welsh Water
    Chlorine Method For UKAS Accreditation And DWI Compliance At Welsh Water

    In 2013 the Drinking Water Inspectorate for England & Wales announced that water samples collected in England and Wales must be tested in a laboratory that meets specific standards for drinking water sampling and analysis. At the time of the new instruction, the chlorine method employed at the Welsh Water Bretton laboratory was unable to meet these requirements, notably for the prescribed limit of detection. This prompted the laboratory to investigate new analytical options for monitoring residual chlorine.

  • VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications
    VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications

    In the early days of variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for manufacturing synthetic fiber, steel bars, and aluminum foil.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

Capital Controls® Series WP840 Gas Feeders Capital Controls® Series WP840 Gas Feeders

Easy to install for indoor installation, each Series WP840 wall panel is factory tested and needs no field adjustment prior to start-up. Six different flowmeter capacities ranging from 10 to 500 PPD (200 g/h to 10 kg/h) provide versatility in meeting gas flow requirements.

Temperature Measurement Temperature Measurement

SITRANS T temperature measurement devices can be connected to many different thermocouples and resistance thermometers, as well as mV and resistance sensors. The SITRANS T temperature transmitters are available as intrinsically safe, explosion proof and non-sparking versions and also as non-hazardous.

Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer

The Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer utilizes UV Persulfate oxidation allowing superior carbon liberation from even the most challenging matrixes. Low-end sensitivity is achieved from a Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) detector. The Fusion Total Organic Carbon (TOC) UV Persulfate Analyzer offers more flexibility, intelligence and user friendliness making this analyzer ideally suited for the most demanding laboratory needs.

Adhesive Labels For MicroPlate Labelers Adhesive Labels For MicroPlate Labelers

Authentic Agilent automation certified labels with application matched ribbon guarantee the highest level of system performance and superior instrument and applications support.

ENVIROMAG 2000 Electromagnetic Flow Sensor ENVIROMAG 2000 Electromagnetic Flow Sensor

The ENVIROMAG 2000 magmeter is the optimum solution for North American water and wastewater measurement applications. It’s design and performance makes it the choice for flow measurement throughout the process.

Signal Converter For Electromagnetic Flowmeters Signal Converter For Electromagnetic Flowmeters

The electromagnetic signal converter IFC 050 is a perfect choice for measuring volumetric flow in various kinds of applications in the water industry but also in the food and beverage business.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT

  • The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America
    The Next Wave Of Water Loss Management In North America

    Though the field of water loss management is ever-growing and refining, a validated water audit to disaggregate volumes and values of all loss components remains the essential first step to reduce water loss in a way that is economically sustainable, both for your utility and your ratepayers. With extreme weather events, conservation rate structures, and regional population shifts changing the face of business as usual, it’s time to get with the program.

  • Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology
    Advancing Alternative Supplies With Sensor Technology

    New water brings new challenges, such as overcoming heightened regulatory standards and consumer wariness. To ensure water quality and quell concerns, utilities moving toward alternative water sources might also consider updating their monitoring technology.

  • 10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017
    10 Water-Tech Winners From WEFTEC 2017

    For the second straight year, the Water Environment Federation Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) came to McCormick Place in Chicago, returning also to the city which launched WEFTEC 90 years ago. As always, it was a showcase of the latest technologies and ideas available in the water/wastewater industry, but each show also has its own "feel" that reflects the times.

  • 4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities
    4 Steps For Controlling Water Loss At Small Utilities

    The bigger water utilities have the resources, but small utilities face many of the same problems — namely failing pipeline infrastructure and water loss. So what are the solutions and best practices within small utilities’ grasp? One small utility shared its successful approach to controlling water loss as guidance for those with similar struggles.

  • Flow Measurement Management Enables Total Visibility Of Water Use
    Flow Measurement Management Enables Total Visibility Of Water Use

    Advancements in submetering and cloud-based data analytics help reduce consumption, lower costs, and improve operational efficiency.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Engineers Design New Lead Detector For Water

New sensor offers continuous monitoring, immediate detection of lead.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

Putting Drinking Water To The Test Putting Drinking Water To The Test

Appearing on The Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al" morning show, water expert Dan Theobald puts drinking water to the test by measuring total dissolved solids (TDS) in tap water samples from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and New Jersey, as well as bottled water samples.

Earth Day Outreach: Insights On Water Conservation And Quality Earth Day Outreach: Insights On Water Conservation And Quality

"Wastewater Dan” talks with FOX 4 News Kansas City about drought conditions in California and procedures to conserve water in the home. He also demonstrates the use of a total dissolved solids (TDS) meter to test drinking water quality, and interprets the results.

Introducing EXO - A New, State-Of-The-Art Water Monitoring Platform Video Introducing EXO - A New, State-Of-The-Art Water Monitoring Platform Video

EXO, a state-of-the art water quality monitoring platform, is designed to address the many challenges of collecting accurate field data in the natural environment.

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