WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

Worry-Free Water Metering With Advanced Electromagnetic Technology
Worry-Free Water Metering With Advanced Electromagnetic Technology

Accurate measurement of water consumption across a large metropolitan area is no easy task, but for a water company it can mean the difference between profitability and throwing money down the drain. That’s why City West Water, a major water supplier to residential, commercial and industrial sites in and around the city of Melbourne, Australia, has been working with Siemens for more than a decade to install SITRANS F M MAG 8000 electromagnetic water meters at high-consumption sites and in fire service applications.

  • 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.

  • Automated Wireless Monitoring Of  Wastewater Collection Systems
    Automated Wireless Monitoring Of Wastewater Collection Systems

    Telog Instruments, Inc. offers a comprehensive remote monitoring system, Telogers, for wastewater collection system operators. Telogers provides an automated system of collecting, archiving, analyzing, presenting, reporting and sharing data from collection system remote assets such as flow meters, rain gauges, CSO/SSO surcharge sensors, lift stations, pretreatment water quality, air quality, and pressure sensors.

  • AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease
    AMERICAN Pipe And Valves Ensure Georgia Project Flows With Ease

    The estimated $30-million West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is one of three capital projects being conducted by the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. For the project, a 48-year-old, 36-inch pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) that recently failed is being replaced with 48-inch ductile iron pipe.

  • 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.

  • Precise Biogas Flow Measurement
    Precise Biogas Flow Measurement

    As oil prices remain high, we are in the midst of a nation-wide initiative to seek renewable sources of energy to increase energy efficiency and energy security. Renewable energy accounted for 13.2% of the domestically produced electricity in 2012. Among the sources of renewable energy is the production of biogas from landfill gas (LFG) or digester gas. By Scott Rouse, VP Product Management, Sierra Instruments

  • Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant
    Flow Meter Ensures A Smooth Running Recovery Process At Bakery Production Plant

    Employing roughly 5,000 workers in 12 countries, Vandemoortele bakery and production plant owes its success to high standards of quality, innovative production technologies, and a flair for finding economic alternatives. The latest example is the SITRANS FC430 Coriolis flow meter.

  • Local Support Saves Time And Money
    Local Support Saves Time And Money

    At a water treatment plant that provides drinking water for distribution to a large area of customers, a contractor decided to switch to SITRANS FM MAG 5100W flowmeters. A local representative saved a the contractor time and money by recognizing the need for the magmeter to be isolated from the piping protection before startup, which also saved the customer from added downtime.

  • Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter
    Rural Water Plant Finds Leak With Clamp-On Flowmeter

    A rural water treatment plant in the Southwestern U.S. treats, stores, and distributes 325,00 gallons per day of water to the village it serves. The village consumes an average of 125,000 gallons a day and can store up to 1 million gallons. Unfortunately, the treatment plant was also losing 210,000 gallons a day due to an unknown leak.

  • Digester Biogas Flow Monitoring
    Digester Biogas Flow Monitoring

    A wastewater treatment plant needed to measure biogas traveling into and out of a gas line leading into a Digester Dystor gas bag. The amount of gas and direction of flow is critical for measurements to meet EPA regulations. 

  • Digester Biogas Flow Measurement
    Digester Biogas Flow Measurement

    The engineers at a municipal wastewater treatment utility were expanding their biogas digester system and were seeking an improvement over their existing, maintenance-intensive flow metering technology. They needed to measure the amount of gas contained within a gas bag as well as the flow rate of the gases traveling from the gas bag system into a co-generation power system. By Steven Craig, Sr. Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International

Case Study: Aeration Basin Air Flow Monitoring At A Stockholm Wastewater Plant
Case Study: Aeration Basin Air Flow Monitoring At A Stockholm Wastewater Plant

At a wastewater treatment plant in Stockholm, Sweden, each aeration basin has several diffuser systems. Each diffuser system requires individual air flow monitoring and independent control. The air flow pipes leading to the diffusers typically do not have much straight run of pipe. This makes accurate measurement of the air flow more difficult. In addition, the air flow coming from the compressors is inconsistent

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WASTEWATER WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

FlowConnect FlowConnect

FlowConnect is a built-in solution for collecting and transmitting flow data from McCrometer’s Mc Propeller and Water Specialties Propeller meters, automating data collection to provide accurate and reliable information for water resource management.

ExactSteam™ V-Cone® Flowmeter ExactSteam™ V-Cone® Flowmeter

McCrometer’s ExactSteam V-Cone System is a complete flowmeter for steam metering, factory configured for energy metering or mass flow. The meter accurately measures steam across the entire range with technology-leading low flow cut off. In addition, V-Cone technology enables the lowest permanent pressure loss to maximize plant efficiency.

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.

Pratt® Metal Seated Solid Wedge Gate Valve Pratt® Metal Seated Solid Wedge Gate Valve

Designed and manufactured for use in wastewater and sewage applications, the Pratt® Metal Seated Solid Wedge Gate Valve is available in both non-rising stem and OS&Y designs. Available in sizes 3”-96”, the valve meets AWWA C500, ANSI and ASTM standards. All valves 16” and larger are designed with bronze body and wedge guides. The valve is available with hand wheels, operating nuts and integrally cast mounting pads for gears or electric actuators. All valves are coated internally and externally with liquid epoxy conforming to AWWA C500.

Turbidity And Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Sensor: Aztec ATS430 Turbidity And Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Sensor: Aztec ATS430

The simplest way to remain compliant with turbidity and TSS level monitoring
Featuring ABB’s innovative adaptive TSS calibration technology, the ATS430 can be counted on to provide improved control of turbidity and suspended solids throughout its operational life. Its service-free design, plus features including in-situ cleaning, simplified calibration, predictive maintenance diagnostics and EZLink connectivity, enables it to offer the lowest cost of ownership of any device on the market.

Laser Process Analyzer LGR-ICOS™ Series 950 Laser Process Analyzer LGR-ICOS™ Series 950

LGR-ICOS Series 950 laser process analyzers accurately measure gas concentrations with extraordinarily high sensitivity, fast response and over a wide dynamic range in both simple and complex mixtures.

Service, Training and Rentals Service, Training and Rentals

Siemens Process Instrumentation Service group provides a highly-skilled staff of competent, trained engineers and specialists to provide service and support.

Valve Positioners: Precise And Intelligent Valve Positioners: Precise And Intelligent

For more than 30 years, Siemens valve positioners have provided safe, uninterrupted performance for process industries worldwide. Our valve positioners control a broad range of pneumatic actuated rotary and linear valves and specialty tasks like damper drives with absolute reliability. Siemens positioners meet changing market needs and expectations.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT PODCASTS

Flow Measurement Meets Advanced Metering Infrastructure Flow Measurement Meets Advanced Metering Infrastructure

As utilities update their metering to automatic meter reading (AMR) or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, integration with measurement devices in the distribution system has many benefits. McCrometer’s Dan Hardin recently sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss the flow measurement company’s Smart Output protocol that allows mag meters to connect to a water district’s AMI/AMR system.

Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry

There’s a lot of data floating around the water industry these days. SCADA, flow statistics, online monitoring, DO measurements, air flows, LIMS system data in the Lab, and CMMS data from maintenance software to name but a few.

Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe Measuring Flow In A Partially-Filled Pipe

Accurate partially-filled pipe measurement is essential when dealing with variable stormwater flows or over-sized community systems built for future growth. In Europe, new stormwater regulations requiring treatment before release are driving a change in measurement that will likely be seen in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. 

Helping Customers Make Informed Decisions Helping Customers Make Informed Decisions

Badger Meter has 10 metering technologies that exist in the marketplace, so there is a lot of variety in what they do. Brian Kettner, Marketing Manager with Badger Meter, sat down with Water Online Radio to talk about the company, and what they are currently focusing on.

Combating I&I With Sensor Technology Combating I&I With Sensor Technology

Hampton Roads Sanitation District is using flow monitoring to help get inflow and infiltration (I&I) out of the sewers. Learn why this method will save the municipality millions versus alternative approaches.

Flow Meters: Long-Term Energy Savings, Cost Efficiency, And Low Maintenance Flow Meters: Long-Term Energy Savings, Cost Efficiency, And Low Maintenance

Endress is very well known for instrumentation in several different markets such as chemical, food and beverage, mining, life sciences, and oil and gas, but they are also in the water and wastewater market. Water is a resource that we all need, and it’s very important that we monitor this resource, especially with some of the drought conditions seen in the news today.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • New Ultrasonic Flow Meters Improve Biogas Measurements

    As interest in biogas grows, more attention is being paid to measuring biogas flow, which has long been a problem area in process measuring technology.

  • Optimize Your Water Discharge Quality Through Accurate Turbidity And Suspended Solids Measurement

    The clarity of water in a stream, river or ocean is a key determinant in fostering a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem. The clearer the water, the greater the ability of light to penetrate to aquatic plants which generate the oxygen needed for aquatic life.

  • Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money

    Facility administrators will find the advanced ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them improve the accuracy of specialty gas point of use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in their labs for better cost tracking and control.

  • Energy Measurement Tools Make Processes More Efficient While Reducing Costs

    Rising energy prices have made accurate energy measurement a hot topic in recent decades. The need for accurate measurement technologies extends to many different application areas, including heating and cooling; compressed air; steam production and distribution; heavy fuel oil consumption; energy monitoring; and custody transfer. In response, new technology is being developed that integrates tasks previously requiring several measurement devices.

  • Non-Contact Radar Level Meter Improves Reactor Vessel Measurement

    A North Carolina-based specialty chemical manufacturer, a major producer of insect repellent, was looking for a better way to measure the liquid level in its glass-lined agitated reactor. The company uses a number of complex technologies to manufacture sebacates, adipates, isophthalates, catalysts, alkyds, and other natural and renewable chemistries based on castor and citrates.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

SITRANS FS230 Video Installation Guide SITRANS FS230 Video Installation Guide

The FS230 simplifies and optimizes your day-to-day operation with an unparalleled data update rate, superior user-friendliness and a leading variety of options for customization, securing the highest measurement quality at the lowest cost. Watch the video demonstration for an explanation of the three simple steps of installation.

SITRANS F S: Digitize Your Productivity SITRANS F S: Digitize Your Productivity

Digital innovation. Unmatched noise immunity. The Siemens ultrasonic flowmeter solution, best-in-class performance and day-to-day operation for all liquids and pipe sizes. Watch the video for an overview of the SITRANS F S ultrasonic flowmeter product family.

Using Magmeters In Zero Upstream And Zero Downstream Applications Using Magmeters In Zero Upstream And Zero Downstream Applications

Jack Roushey, Product Manager for Siemens electromagnetic flowmeters, presents on how to use magmeters in zero upstream and zero downstream applications. Based on their demonstrated ability to perform in non-ideal conditions, the SITRANS F M MAG 5100W and MAG 8000 electromagnetic sensors from Siemens have received approval for 2% accuracy custody transfer (MI-001) and non-custody transfer applications for installation with zero diameter upstream pipe and zero diameter downstream straight run pipe from the sensor.

Aquis Day To Day Operation Aquis Day To Day Operation

Operating staff can benefit from using Aquis in their daily work. The operator gets a complete overview of pressure and flow parameters of the entire network. The user interface is intuitive and requires no previous knowledge of Aquis. The interface can be configured to suit the operator's specific needs and requirements.

Aquis Water Quality Aquis Water Quality

Aquis monitors and visualizes water quality covering parameters such as the age of the water, the direction and rate of flow and even the mixing of water from multiple sources. This enables the operator to choose the optimal combination of supply sources to achieve optimal water quality and optimizing production cost.

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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.