WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PUMPS & VALVES WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors
Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors

Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  • Fort Worth Texas Tackles Stormwater Infiltration Treatment With Dynajet Dry Polymer Feed System
    Fort Worth Texas Tackles Stormwater Infiltration Treatment With Dynajet Dry Polymer Feed System

    Like wastewater treatment plants across the country, Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility experiences fluctuations in the volume of water to be treated due to the inflow and infiltration of stormwater. During storm events, this variation can be between X and Y mgd.

  • City Solves Wastewater Plant Dilemma With Dynablend™ Liquid-Polymer Technology
    City Solves Wastewater Plant Dilemma With Dynablend™ Liquid-Polymer Technology

    The City of Marengo, Illinois operates an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant that processes an average volume of 1.8MGD with a maximum capacity of 5.94MGD. In the fall of 2007, the operators of the plant began to observe reduced performance of their liquid-polymer feed system that was in place at the city’s facility. The Dynablend™ liquid-polymer unit was a good fit for the Marengo plant because of its reliability and performance over a wide range of polymers commonly used for sludge processing. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Two Tennessee Water Utilities Discover ALPHA™ Joint Makes Installations Faster, More Efficient
    Two Tennessee Water Utilities Discover ALPHA™ Joint Makes Installations Faster, More Efficient

    From Nevada to South Dakota and now Tennessee, cities across the U.S. are installing the AMERICAN Flow Control® ALPHA restrained joint, because it saves labor, time and money. Introduced almost a year ago, ALPHA is used on AMERICAN’s Series 2500 4- to 12-inch Resilient Wedge Gate Valves and American-Darling and Waterous fire hydrants.

  • Large Utility Turns To Artificial Intelligence At Major Pump Station
    Large Utility Turns To Artificial Intelligence At Major Pump Station

    Pump Station #8 was outfitted with old equipment and operation and reliability had become problematic. It was time to turn over a new leaf and embrace new technology to solve the problem.

  • Insertion Valves Eliminate System Shutdown
    Insertion Valves Eliminate System Shutdown

    Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) faced challenges regarding two separate sections of town. The lines required maintenance due to old inoperable inline valves that needed to be replaced. The challenge - replacing these valves using a procedure that eliminated the shutdown of the water lines that service hundreds of homes and businesses.

  • Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Works Under Pressure
    Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Works Under Pressure

    Buchanan County had a project which required repairs to a pumping station that boosts the pressure high enough to get water to a tank at the top of a mountain. The line pressure needed to accomplish this is 250 psi. After considering options, Buchanan County selected the Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve 250 Patriot. Read the full project profile to learn more.

  • Mixing It Up In Michigan
    Mixing It Up In Michigan

    The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) employs a total of 30 mixers in its aeration tanks as part of an anoxic nutrient removal process, and the mixers were failing. The mixers were old, inefficient, and starting to fail, so YCUA elected to replace them with Flygt 4320 mixers. Read the full case study to learn how the potential energy savings for YCUA could easily approach $1 million over a decade.

  • Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border
    Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border

    A key driver of economic development is the availability of water and wastewater services. For the Town and Village of Champlain, NY, this is no exception. To capitalize on the region’s economic potential and make more land available for new businesses, the Town and Village of Champlain are working together on the Shared Water Project, a major water system upgrade that includes installing 44,000 feet of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe.

  • No Compromise On Reliability: A WWTP Turns On A Dime
    No Compromise On Reliability: A WWTP Turns On A Dime

    Once discovering its main pump station was at risk, a critical Canadian wastewater treatment plant quickly set up a large bypass pumping system to allow the replacement of pump motors.

  • A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

AMERICAN Zinc, V-Bio Protect Iron Pipe Against Aggressive Soils In Bismarck, North Dakota
AMERICAN Zinc, V-Bio Protect Iron Pipe Against Aggressive Soils In Bismarck, North Dakota

More than 6,800 cubic yards of structural concrete are being used in the construction of a new Trickling Filter and Trickling Filter Pump Station in Bismarck, North Dakota. These structures are being built well below the area’s water table, and the more than 6,800 cubic yards of concrete will protect them against the effects of Mother Nature.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PUMPS AND VALVES PRODUCTS

PumpDrive 2 Variable Frequency Drive PumpDrive 2 Variable Frequency Drive

The PumpDrive 2; a self-cooling variable frequency drive that can be motor or wall/cabinet mountable , allows you to reduce your pump’s energy consumption proficiently. The system comes ready for operation, pre-parameterized to the pump and motor, with adjustability possible. PumpDrive 2 adjusts the rotational speed of the motor – and with that the pump’s flow rate and head – to match current demand to keep on the best efficiency levels.

Insta-Valve 20-24 Insertion Valve For 20-24 Inch Pipes Insta-Valve 20-24 Insertion Valve For 20-24 Inch Pipes

As the latest addition to Hydra-Stop’s award-winning Insta-Valve family of solutions, customers with 20- and 24-inch pipes can now benefit from the only insertable gate valve with the superior performance and reliability you would expect from the Insta-Valve name.

Equipment Controller EC 531 Equipment Controller EC 531
The EC 531 is an all-in-one solution for control and monitoring of sewage pumping stations with one or two pumps. It offers straightforward control and monitoring via floats or advanced control via a continuous level signal. EC 531 is also equipped with smart VFD control including PID and Best Efficiency Point (BEP), which save energy, and equipment costs.
Dynajet™ Dry Polymer Blending System Dynajet™ Dry Polymer Blending System

Compact, high performance dry chemical blending system utilizes blower-assisted conveyance system to transport and disperse the dry polymer prior to wetting. The wetting technology reduces plugging. The equipment is built from stainless steel to withstand extreme conditions and harsh environments.

Dynablend™ Liquid Polymer Blending Systems Dynablend™ Liquid Polymer Blending Systems

Dynablend™ liquid polymer blending systems are proven to be the most effective and reliable hydraulic polymer activation technology. The L4 and L6 are the smallest Dynablend units and the use of a peristaltic pump makes them the most economical of the Dynablend™ blending system. Patented Hydroaction technology follows the science of polymer activation. Two-stage mixing with the highest energy applied first at the moment of initial wetting (MIOW) followed by a "quiescent" zone allowing for more gentle activation as polymer science dictates.

Lineseal® Butterfly Valves Lineseal® Butterfly Valves

Mueller® Lineseal® 350 Butterfly Valve offers 350psi operating pressure, under flow conditions of 16 ft/sec up to temperatures of 250°F and meets the design criteria for AWWA C504. This valve is available in sizes 6” – 36” for mechanical joint ends and 6” – 48” for flanged ends. This product adds to the Company’s existing line of 350psi products which includes resilient wedge gate valves and Super Centurion® fire hydrants.

Singer™ Model 106 / 206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve With Integral Backup Singer™ Model 106 / 206 PGM-2PR-630-SM Pressure Management Valve With Integral Backup

A simple valve package that saves both water and money, the Model 106 / 206 PGM-2PR-630-SM is an extension of the 2PR-630 pressure management valve with safety back-up.

Alignment Gauge Kits Allow for Textbook Valve Cartridge Insertion Alignment Gauge Kits Allow for Textbook Valve Cartridge Insertion

The Hydra-Stop 4” – 8” and 10” – 12” Alignment Gauge Kits allow Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve equipment owners increased crew safety and productivity by simplifying the valve cartridge alignment process.  In three steps – align the cartridge, set the depth, and lock the cartridge in place – users can swiftly setup for final cartridge insertion.  No guessing or measuring required.  Reliable and repeatable valve insertions every time. 

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PUMPS AND VALVES PODCASTS

Cutting Sewage Problems Down To Size Cutting Sewage Problems Down To Size

For the past 10 to 15 years, wastewater treatment operators have faced increased clogging issues related to baby wipes, disposable diapers, rags, and other foreign debris. At the same time, the use of low-flow toilets has increased the solids concentration of sewage flow. This discussion with Brad Jernigan and Christina Foster from Pentair addresses differences between how grinder pumps (low flow/high head) and chopper pumps (higher flow/lower head) can benefit that situation. They also compare the advantages of how axial-cutter design vs. radial-cutter design can aid in shredding large debris, bit by bit, without sucking it into the body of the pump where it can clog and shut down the unit.

Fixing Aging Infrastructure With Minimal Disruption Fixing Aging Infrastructure With Minimal Disruption

Coping with service or repairs to aging pipeline infrastructure without disrupting customers is always a challenge. Chris Vazzana of Hydra-Stop has a better idea that includes the use of insertion valves, which enable water utilities to install a permanent valve into a live water main without ever shutting down the line. His discussion with the Water Talk moderators at WEFTEC 2019 details how the initial perception of insertion valves as a temporary measure is no longer true, and how these time-saving devices are now permanent assets that have passed AWWA testing, including burst testing and 500-cycle testing. Chris also describes the company’s newest 24” insertion valve, with an anecdote about saving a utility and 10,000 of its customers from a disruptive service shutdown.

Protecting Pump Motors In Water/Wastewater Operations Protecting Pump Motors In Water/Wastewater Operations

With electric motors playing such key roles in water and wastewater treatment and water distribution operations, protecting those motors is fundamental to keeping processes flowing smoothly. In this Water Talk interview, Steve Zbytowski, product manager for motor protection and soft starters with Eaton, shares his insights on ground-fault identification that helps maintenance personnel pinpoint exactly where the fault is and react to remedy the situation quickly. He also relates how complementary Internet of Things (IoT) network communication improves data collection, making it easier to manage field-monitoring and troubleshooting efforts and improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of motor operation.

Turning Pumps Into Smart Drives Turning Pumps Into Smart Drives

Nicole George, Product Manager - Pumping Variable Frequency Drives with Eaton, starts this Water Talk discussion with a description of the Internet of Things (IoT) before going deep on capabilities, particularly with pumping systems and variable frequency drives (VFDs). Learn how IoT-enabled pumps can help manage operation more efficiently and save on labor costs with cloud-connected, VFD-powered data analytics and health monitoring.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PUMPS AND VALVES VIDEOS

Water: It Matters More Than Ever Water: It Matters More Than Ever

Water. It’s vital to human life, our economy, and ecosystem - the very survival of our planet. But water challenges are growing more intense than ever before. Increasing volatile weather patterns fueled by climate change, crumbling infrastructure, pollution, and over population that is causing a surge in the demand for water. This means the world’s supply of clean water is rapidly declining putting our future at risk.

Pump Station Rehabs Extend Service Life Pump Station Rehabs Extend Service Life

Retrofitting your existing S&L Pump Station with new components can give it new life. In fact, you just might retire before it does.

A Partner That Cares About Our Success A Partner That Cares About Our Success

Carlsen Systems in Woodbridge, Connecticut is a company with a mantra: “we never walk away from a problem.” The reliable performance of Sulzer products backed up by Sulzer’s expert support helps Carlsen to solve their customers’ challenges.

The Dependability That We Need The Dependability That We Need

With 53 lift stations, the City of Huntsville, Alabama needs dependable equipment and suppliers. Sulzer’s submersible pumps have consistently given them the reliable day-to-day performance and the blockage protection they need.

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