WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL RESOURCES

  • City of Warren, MI, Installs Promag W For Waste-Activated Sludge Application

    The City of Warren Water Recovery Facility in Michigan, treats and protects the waters of the state. Proper water treatment is the main goal for the City as it has a direct impact on the future, ecosystem and providing residents safe and clean water to drink and participate in outdoor activities. Read the full case study to learn how the City of Warren Water Recovery Facility has been able to attain accurate data at a high repeatability rate since the installation of the Promag W unrestricted mounting 0 x DN electromagnetic flowmeter.

  • Using IoT-Based Tank Level Monitoring For Volume Measurement

    Level monitoring systems has successfully triumphed every implementation. Their deployments allow the users to measure the level of liquid stored in a container of any shape, size, orientation, or material. Powered with the advanced telemetric technology of Internet of Things, these systems measure liquid level without making any contact with the liquid and transmit the readings to a comprehensive platform suite.

  • Ensuring Water And Wastewater Resiliency During The Pandemic

    Remote monitoring helps keep employees safe while mitigating emergencies.

  • COVID-19 And Wastewater Utilities

    Today, the world is facing unprecedented circumstances that are affecting every single sector and the water service is no exception. Although there is still more research to be done, this article has collected the currently available information to highlight how wastewater utilities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, this article will attempt to look at the outbreak’s impact on utilities, the potential hazards, and the predominant solution.

  • Improve Your Plant Efficiency With Accurate Water And Wastewater Monitoring

    A West Coast wastewater management facility provides design, management, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system for an entire county, including the conveyance system and treatment system. The wastewater treatment plant has been established for over 50 years and has the capacity to treat 41 million gallons of sanitary sewage per day (mgd).value chain. Siemens suggested that the customer try the Siemens HydroRanger 200 controller. The HydroRanger 200 uses proven, continuous, ultrasonic echo ranging technology to monitor water and wastewater of any consistency up to 15 m (50 ft) in depth.

  • Remote Monitoring Provides Water Resilience During Crisis

    Managing three drinking water treatment facilities, multiple pump stations, more than 350 miles of pipelines, and a wastewater treatment facility is challenging even in normal conditions for a small city where agriculture is an economic driver and water demand can exceed 22 MGD.

  • Calibrating Success: Improved Tools To Maintain Flowmeter Accuracy

    Water utilities with highly successful monitoring programs tend to share a common trait: they have a well-defined plan for calibration that emphasizes frequency and tracking. However, when done properly, this process is time-consuming and often leads to unnecessary labor and downtime. The good news is that advanced metering technology is available for plants to get a better handle on the instrument’s performance with significantly less effort.

  • Water Monitoring's Triple Threat: Bad Habits, Bad Readings, Bad Results

    When water and wastewater plant operators can’t get accurate flow measurements or analytical readings — or lack confidence in their instruments’ readings — it creates challenges with the process. When substandard water goes to homes and causes a boil order, or discharge pollutes a lake or reservoir, the resulting bad press, fines, and potential lawsuits erode public confidence. Avoiding these kinds of problems is rooted in good preventive maintenance habits.

  • Sounding The Alarm On Silent Noncompliance

    Water and wastewater utility operators work diligently to operate within strict guidelines, ensuring their facilities are producing the best drinking water and highest quality effluent possible. Despite all their efforts, however, it can be easy to fall outside of regulatory compliance without even being aware. The key to avoiding problems like these is to understand how silent noncompliance can happen and knowing when to raise a red flag.

  • Sending Your Wet Weather Problem Back To The Cloud(s)

    Most of us don’t have to think about the vital infrastructure that supports our society.  Water is delivered to our homes and businesses 24/7, and wastewater is efficiently and cleanly whisked away.  The ability of our utilities to manage these services means we only take notice at times of inconvenience: water outages, sewer blockages, or stormwater overflows. 

WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS

  • ModMAG® M5000 Electromagnetic Flow Meters

    The ModMAG® M5000 Electromagnetic flow meter is an ideal solution for remote potable water applications, providing consistently reliable and accurate measurements. It is conveniently powered by a battery and built for field verification testing.

  • ModMAG® M4000 Electromagnetic Flow Meters

    The ModMAG® M4000 electromagnetic flow meter provides an accurate and reliable long-term solution in most applications because it’s virtually unaffected by density, temperature, pressure and viscosity changes. It is approved for Class 1, Division 1 environments.

  • ModMAG® M3000 Electromagnetic Flow Meters

    The ModMAG® M3000 electromagnetic flow meter is virtually unaffected by density, temperature, pressure and viscosity changes, making it an accurate and reliable long-term metering solution. This meter is approved for Class 1, Division 2 environments. 

  • ModMAG® M2000 Electromagnetic Flow Meters

    Combining a general-purpose detector with an amplifier, the ModMAG® M2000 electromagnetic flow meter features an advanced, user-friendly design that is built for field verification testing with the use of a simple, handheld device. It has a wide selection of liner and electrode materials to help ensure maximum compatibility and minimum maintenance over a long operating period.

  • HydroRanger 200

    The HydroRanger 200 gives you unparalleled ease of use, setup in under a minute, customer-driven features, and PROFIBUS DPV1- all to make your work simpler and to provide the reliability you have grown to trust in Siemens ultrasonic controllers.

WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Engineers challenged by flow meter inaccuracy and repeatability issues will want to watch a new video featuring, “Vortab Flow Conditioners.” This video explains how air, gas and liquid flow measurement can be greatly improved anywhere restricted pipe runs in cramped equipment areas make following the flow meter manufacturer’s pipe straight-run requirements impractical or impossible.

FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT

 

Flow measurement can be defined as quantification of the movement of water in a given channel. Flow can be measured either by determining the displacement and/or Velocity of the water. Water meters usually control measure and display total usage in cubic meters, on either mechanical or electronic registers. 

Flow can be divided into two main flows which are: Open channel flow and Closed conduit flow. Flow is controlled by use of valves at intervals to either to slow down, allow faster flow or completely shut down the flow. Some water meters usually perform both the function or making readings and controlling flow while others just conduct measuring only. 

Meters for reclaimed water contain special lavender register covers show that the water is non-potable. Velocity-type meters measure the velocity of flow through a meter of a known internal capacity. The speed of the flow can then be converted into volume of flow for usage. Since Multi-jet meters are usually very accurate in small sizes they are normally used for residential and smaller commercial uses. Turbine meters are not as accurate as jet meters and displacement meters at low flow rates. 

A compound meter is used where high flow rates are necessary. Magnetic flow meters are a velocity-type water meter, except that they use electromagnetic properties to determine the water flow velocity. In water treatment plants, measurement and control devices can be installed in the following locations: within interceptors or manholes, the head of the plant, in the force mains that lead to main tanks etc. Automatic Meter Reading has compelled producers to build pulse or encoder registers to provide electronic output for radio transmitters, reading storage devices, and data logging devices.