WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

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. 

  • From The 1970s To Today – 4 Key Advances In Coriolis Flow Measurement
    From The 1970s To Today – 4 Key Advances In Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Since the first Coriolis flow sensors were introduced to the marketplace in the 1970s, the technology has evolved considerably. As the installed base for Coriolis grew, the sensors were being called upon to deliver data in environments with increasing levels of complexity. This meant that Coriolis sensors had to adapt and conform to a dizzying array of ever-changing installation requirements, process conditions, communication formats, and configuration parameters. The following article highlights four key advances in Coriolis flow measurement’s journey from the 1970s to today.

  • Ultrasonic vs. Radar In The Water Industry
    Ultrasonic vs. Radar In The Water Industry

    In recent years, the debate about which technology is best suited for level monitoring and open channel monitoring (OCM) applications has taken some traction. There are those who argue that ultrasonic level technology has been uncontested as the standard for level and OCM applications in the water industry. The counter-argument is that radar technology is more effective because it is more robust and accurate than ultrasonic technology. 

  • Automatic In-Situ Verification Of Accuracy For CoriolisMaster Mass Flowmeters
    Automatic In-Situ Verification Of Accuracy For CoriolisMaster Mass Flowmeters

    Users often question whether their measuring devices are working properly and within specified measurement accuracy. The new CoriolisMaster flowmeter models by ABB include technology for integrated online diagnosis and accuracy verification. This technology constantly monitors the oscillating meter tube within the flowmeter for erosion and coating deposits.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection
    Meters Monitor Flow And Provide Pump Protection

    A Municipal Water Plant in the Southeast United States treats and supplies potable water to a large metropolitan area. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system. Part of the process requires accurate flow measurement of the water from individual pumps to the main distribution system.

  • 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.

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WASTEWATER WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

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.

Model FT4A Thermal Mass Flow Meter And Temperature Transmitter Model FT4A Thermal Mass Flow Meter And Temperature Transmitter

Offering you the flexibility to monitor multiple gas types at the push of a button, rotate the housing as needed for tight installations, and configure meter settings from advanced software, the FOX Model FT4A thermal mass flow meter and temperature transmitter can be used in a large variety of Oil & Gas, Industrial, and Wastewater gas flow measurement applications.

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.

Fox Model FT1 Gas Mass Flow Meter Fox Model FT1 Gas Mass Flow Meter

The Fox DDC-Sensor™ is a new state-of-the-art sensor technology used in the Fox Model FT1 Thermal Gas Flow Meter. The DDC-Sensor™, a Direct Digitally Controlled sensor, is unlike other thermal flow sensors available on the market. Instead of using traditional analog circuitry, the DDC-Sensor™ is interfaced directly to the FT1 microprocessor for more speed and programmability. The DDC-Sensor™ accurately responds to changes in process variables (gas flow rate, pressure, and temperature) to determine mass flow rate, totalized flow, and temperature.

 

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.

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WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL AND MEASUREMENT PODCASTS

Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud

Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.

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

  • Air / Gas Mass Flow Meter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency

    One of the most common processes in wastewater treatment is the activated sludge method, which biologically treats the wastewater through the use of large aeration basins. This process requires the pumping of compressed air into the aeration basins where a diffuser system ensures the air is distributed evenly for optimum treatment. The energy needed to provide compressed air is a significant cost in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.

  • 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.

  • 2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Siemens Reveals 3 Key Factors For Water Quality Siemens Reveals 3 Key Factors For Water Quality

Jack Roushey, product manager for instrumentation at Siemens, gives his take on trends in the water industry, including the three most important factors for ensuring a quality end product — safety, performance, and reliability within your process measurement and control regime. Talking to Water Online's Kevin Westerling, Roushey illuminates the impact of these important parameters with a discussion on lead in drinking water, which has recently caused contamination events, regulatory scrutiny, and a mandate for improved process control.

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.

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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.