INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES

  • Hydro-Electric Power Station Benefits From The Use Of Siemens Flow Meters

    Pumped storage hydro-electric power is a method of producing electricity to supply high peak power demands by moving water between water reservoirs at different elevations. At times of low electrical demand, excess generation capacity is used to pump water back into the higher reservoir. When there is higher demand, water is released back into the lower reservoir through a turbine. Pumped-storage schemes currently provide the most commercially important means of large-scale grid energy storage. Such systems greatly improve the daily capacity factor of power generating systems though out the world.

  • Clamp-On Flow Meters From Siemens Help To Regulate Outflow From A Dam

    A utility company in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States needed to regulate the outflow of a large dam built in the 1930s. The outflow of the dam feeds a river into which the state government wanted to reintroduce a salmon run. Because of this, the utility company would need to comply with some very restrictive limits on how quickly they could change the level of the river. They were now required to account for all water flowing downhill from the dam.

  • Power Generation Efficiency Boosted Up By Clamp-On Flow Meters

    When an energy storage facility in New York, USA was looking for a way to improve the efficiency of their power generating turbines they did not have many options to choose from. Because of the sheer size, the space limitations and performance requirements of the application, the only option was to install a SITRANS FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic flow meter from Siemens. 

  • Refinery Treats Groundwater Contamination While Saving Precious Facility Space

    A large, Midwestern oil refinery installed two identical, 110’ diameter S&L Model R OXIGEST® treatment systems to solve a groundwater treatment problem on-site. Each plant incorporates aeration, clarification, and effluent holding, treating peak flows of 7.2 MGD combined; 4.3 MGD in each plant.

  • Plastic Micro- And Nanoparticles In Drinking Water And Foods

    The prospect of plastics working their way into humans is a rising concern for the public, with information presented to them from various, and sometimes suspect, sources. To cut through the noise, findings from the top available sources — detailed international reviews — are presented here with commentary.

  • 4 Benefits Of Electrocoagulation For Groundwater Treatment

    Even though groundwater sources are somewhat safer from pollution and contamination due to their underground location, they are still susceptible.

  • U.S. Military Bases With Cancer-Linked Contaminated Water Are Undercounted

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of an estimated 5,000 man-made fluorinated chemicals that have been used, since the 1940s, in the manufacturing processes of various consumer products and industries. PFAS are widely used, especially because of their oil and water repellency and temperature and chemical resistance.

  • Mine Waste Dams Threaten The Environment, Even When They Don't Fail

    Scars from large mining operations are permanently etched across the landscapes of the world. The environmental damage and human health hazards that these activities create may be both severe and irreversible.

  • Your Sewage Is Valuable Muck

    A world without phosphorus is a world without life. But phosphorus is a finite resource, so researchers are recovering it from sewage.

  • DAF System Effectively Removes 95% Of TSS For Railcar Bearing Manufacturer

    A manufacturer of railcar bearings, wheels, and axles needed a wastewater system upgrade to treat for oil, grease, suspended solids, and dissolved metals in a mix of process water and storm water runoff. The existing wastewater treatment system in place at the facility consisted of a small equalization tank, traditional clarifier and sand filter. 

INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

  • Pista® Sand Removal Chamber

    Applied successfully in thousands of water and sewage treatment schemes on all continents, the PISTA® Sand Removal Chamber serves as the efficient choice for 95 percent sand removal at water treatment plant intakes, power-gen water intakes and similar sand removal applications.

  • Electromagnetic Flow Meter Enhances Scramjet Engine Component Testing

    An engineering research and development company, providing inventive and distinctive solutions for Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Combustion Analysis, and Pressure/ Force Measurement applications, contacted Flow Technology's local representative looking for a flow measurement system for metering recirculated, treated cooling water.

  • QCT Series In-Line Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Low Viscosity Liquid Applications

    The compact QCT Series has no moving parts and there is nothing in the flow stream that will cause an increase in pressure drop; this results in a very rugged, reliable and accurate flow meter. High accuracy & repeatability is achieved through the unique measurement section within the flow meter where the flow is conditioned and delta T is measured along the axis of the flow meter. The small footprint, lightweight device is ideal for low viscosity liquid applications including water, water-based products, oils, and its all plastic construction makes it the meter of choice for many corrosive fluids.

  • QLF Series In-Line Ultrasonic Flow Meters For Low Viscosity Low Flow Rate Applications

    The QLF Series in line ultrasonic flow meter has been specifically designed for low flow rate applications that require excellent accuracy & reliability. The compact QLF Series has no moving parts, non-wetted sensors and no obstructions in the flow stream to cause an increase in pressure drop; this results in a very rugged, reliable and accurate flow meter. High accuracy & repeatability is achieved through the unique measurement section within the flow meter where the flow is conditioned and delta T is measured along the axis of the flow meter. The small footprint, lightweight device is ideal for low viscosity liquid applications including water, water-based products, oils, and its all plastic construction makes it the meter of choice for many corrosive fluids.

  • QEM Series In-Line Ultrasonic Flow Meters For Low Viscosity Liquid OEM Applications

    The QEM Series in-line ultrasonic flow meter has been specifically designed for applications that require excellent accuracy & reliability at an OEM price point. The compact QEM Series has no moving parts; this results in a very rugged, reliable and accurate flow meter. The small footprint, lightweight device is ideal for low viscosity liquid applications including water, water-based products, oils, and its plastic and stainless steel construction makes it the meter of choice for many corrosive fluids.

INDUSTRIAL VIDEOS

For a growing chemical processing and distribution company that was experiencing downtime and costly repairs, Grundfos’ Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ—featuring the new CR 95—offered a needed solution. Distributor Illinois Process Equipment identified this efficient system to save the company more than $30,000 annually on rebuild and maintenance costs. The four-pump BoosterpaQ uses four vertical multistage pumps to provide redundancy, allowing one pump to be serviced while three pumps continue to handle the plant’s demand.