DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT

When It Comes To Smart Water Management, It All Starts With Flow
When It Comes To Smart Water Management, It All Starts With Flow

There is a lot of buzz about smart water management in the water and wastewater market these days. It seems that every manufacturer, service provider and consultant is attempting to differentiate their offering by focusing on how smart it is. But in this modern age of data-driven operations, an old adage holds true: junk in, junk out.  Regardless of how good your analytics package is, if you don’t collect reliable source data, your results will be skewed.  

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  •  ATP And DNA – Who’s On First?
    ATP And DNA – Who’s On First?

    As some of you may have heard, LuminUltra has partnered with Microbe Detectives to offer DNA testing services to the drinking water and wastewater industries. So “Who’s on First?” (pun intended); simply put, the partnership’s combined technologies tell you who is in a given water or wastewater sample, and how much is in that sample.

  • Look For Advanced Performance And Safety Benefits When Choosing An Ultrasonic Level Switch
    Look For Advanced Performance And Safety Benefits When Choosing An Ultrasonic Level Switch

    Contact ultrasonic level switch technology was first applied to process control in the 1960s – and continues to provide accurate and reliable liquid level measurement in virtually every process industry today.

  • Technology Advancements Improving Real Time Spectral Analysis

    Real time spectrophotometers offer the immediate detection capability of a wide range of important and emerging contaminants of concern.

  • A Visual Guide To Troubleshooting Your Valves
    A Visual Guide To Troubleshooting Your Valves

    Water management professionals know all too well that problems arise — usually sometime after 2 a.m., or just as you’re walking out the door for a holiday weekend. No matter how well-prepared you are, or how sophisticated your system, sometimes you’re going to run into challenges. It’s simply the nature of the industry. When you experience an issue with your valves (especially when they’re failing to open or close as expected) your first instinct is to call the factory for support. While some cases may require factory assistance, this isn’t always the most efficient solution.

  • An Energy System For Power Generation Relies On Quality Monitoring Instruments From Siemens
    An Energy System For Power Generation Relies On Quality Monitoring Instruments From Siemens

    A U.S. company develops energy technologies that are environmentally sustainable and provides their customers with the ability to use their energy sources in a more practical and cost-effective manner.

  • Desalination Plants Benefit From MagMeters With Unique Virtual Reference Feature
    Desalination Plants Benefit From MagMeters With Unique Virtual Reference Feature In certain applications, conventional grounding of electromagnetic flowmeters can pose special challenges. This article illustrates those challenges and sheds light on a unique solution that is especially suitable for problematic applications, some of which are found in desalination facilities.
  • Reducing Costs of Steam Flow Measurement
    Reducing Costs of Steam Flow Measurement

    Traditionally, steam flow has been measured with a differential pressure device. This is typically an orifice plate. However, such devices are inherently volumetric flow measurements. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, changes in pressure and temperature will change the mass flow rate of steam.

  • AMERICAN Valve And Pipe Groups Join Forces To Serve The Citizens Of Eastern Pennsylvania
    AMERICAN Valve And Pipe Groups Join Forces To Serve The Citizens Of Eastern Pennsylvania

    Together, AMERICAN Flow Control and AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe are providing a complete package of valves, hydrants and pipe for a new waterline to serve the eastern Pennsylvania communities of North Wales and Chalfont Borough.

  • In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation
    In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of flow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • What Lies Within… What You Need To Know About Hardness Monitoring
    What Lies Within… What You Need To Know About Hardness Monitoring

    Water hardness can wreak havoc on your boilers, creating holes in tubes, eating away at the walls. To keep the hardness at bay, you’re going to need to monitor the levels of calcium and magnesium seeping into your system.  There are things you need to know to ensure that you are doing this properly. First, use an automated system to increase reaction time to hardness. Next, monitor the softeners; they are critical in keeping the system functioning. Last, learn the temperament of your individual boiler; no two are alike.  

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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

Echotel® Non-Contact Ultrasonic Two-Wire Transmitter Echotel® Non-Contact Ultrasonic Two-Wire Transmitter

Echotel® Model 355 is a loop-powered, non-contact-type ultrasonic transmitter that performs liquid level, volume or open channel flow measurement.

Professional Plus Handheld Multiparameter Instrument Professional Plus Handheld Multiparameter Instrument
The YSI Professional Plus handheld multiparameter meter provides extreme flexibility for the measurement of a variety of combinations for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, specific conductance, salinity, resistivity, total dissolved solids (TDS), pH, ORP, pH/ORP combination, ammonium (ammonia), nitrate, chloride and temperature.
Level and Open Channel Flow Measurement Level and Open Channel Flow Measurement

Whether you are measuring liquids, slurries or bulk solids, Siemens provides the ideal level transmitters for every job. Our best-in-class level transmitter devices set the standard in their respective disciplines for water, cement, mining, chemical, petrochemicals, food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries.

InnovaMass Reinvented: 240i Inline/241i Insertion InnovaMass Reinvented: 240i Inline/241i Insertion

Sierra was the first to introduce a combination volumetric vortex and multivariable mass flow meter in 1997. Today, Sierra's completely redesigned InnovaMass® iSeries™ 240i/241i builds on two decades of success measuring five process variables for gas, liquid and steam with one connection. Now, with the latest hyper-fast microprocessors, robust software applications, field diagnostic and adjustment capability, and a new state-of-the-art flow calibration facility, Sierra’s vortex iSeries delivers precision, performance, and application flexibility never before possible.

Signet 4150 Turbidimeter Signet 4150 Turbidimeter
The Signet 4150 Turbidimeter system provides accurate and reliable EPA-compliant water quality monitoring for municipal and industrial applications.
Water Quality - D.O. Impaired Waterways Water Quality - D.O. Impaired Waterways
Conventional aeration systems elevate D.O., but at prohibitively high energy costs and with limits to the D.O. boost that can be achieved.
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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT

  • How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?
    How Do We Get To 'Meaningful' Measurement?

    The question of how to get the most out of the data that we collect as an industry was central to the Sensing in Water Conference recently hosted by the Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG). The two-day conference highlighted several themes on how to get the best of the data that the Water Industry collects and how to make our measurements “meaningful.” Chief among those themes was greater collaboration among the different stakeholders, including water companies, universities, and the supply chain.

  • 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.

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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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