WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL RESOURCES

  • Extraneous water in the wastewater network is likely to increase as the climate change progresses. Wastewater components can offer key information for water utilities for prioritizing network inspections and renovations, such as CCTV and manhole cover inspections. At the same time, calculating wastewater components out of pumping stations data is a valuable example of how water utilities can extract concrete insights from large data sets.

  • With the dearth of quality source water a major and worsening issue for utilities and industry, water-level monitoring is paramount for successful operations — as is stepping up to IoT technology.

  • Wastewater analytics are already being used around the world to monitor contamination, optimize treatment processes, and catch environmental scofflaws. So why has the U.S. been so slow to adopt these technologies?

  • Effectively managing hundreds of thousands of miles of sewer network is not an enviable task. And with ever changing industry regulation, stricter statutory targets, additional compliance, and a growing abundance of technology, that task could easily be regarded as insurmountable. How can you ever know exactly what’s going on throughout your entire network? It’s impossible. Or is it?

  • Raw sewage enters our rivers, lakes, and oceans at an alarming volume and frequency. This is a problem faced around the world. In some locations, great strides are being made to tackle this through infrastructure investment, often as a result of public and regulatory pressure, and because we all know that we need to do better.

  • This presentation will focus on converting and expressing flow rate gallons in minutes, converted from flow rate gallons in hours.

  • Klargastechnik Deutschland GmbH is a leading bioengineering, designer, manufacturer and installer of biogas and disgester gas processing equipment and systems that is headquartered in Germany. The company’s products include all-welded gas storage tanks, flare systems, dry and biological desulphurization systems, explosion proof (ATEX) certified blowers, gas drying units, filters and accessories.

  • The City of Memphis teamed with Brown and Caldwell to pilot a smart sensor network where water-quality monitors could be installed directly at permitted discharge points for five of the largest industrial users. The pilot project also served as a proof-of-concept project for the City to assess the feasibility of making a paradigm shift to digital water-quality monitoring as a long-term solution.

  • The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) produces and supplies drinking water to over 11 million people in the Bangkok Metropolitan area covering the provinces of Bangkok, Nonthaburi, and Samutprakarn. On average, around 5.47 million cubic meters of water gets distributed daily through a network of pipelines spanning 37,700 kilometers.

  • Water Online’s “Math Solutions Explained” series, presented by wastewater consultant and trainer Dan Theobald (“Wastewater Dan”), educates operators by explaining pipe volume gallons calculations.

WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS

  • SITRANS FS290 Portable Clamp-On Flow Meter Test Kit

    Each measuring path is formed by two coordinated transducers that transmit ultrasonic signals back and forth through the pipe. Using the transmit and receive time difference between the two signals, caused by the flow in the pipe slowing the transit time against the flow and accelerating the time with the flow, the transmitter calculates the resulting flow measurement.

  • DigitalFlow™ DF868 Liquid Ultrasonic Flowmeter

    The DigitalFlow DF868 is a full-featured, fixed-installation liquid flowmeter designed to meet all your flow metering and energy measurement needs. Its patented Correlation Transit-Time™ digital signal processing provides drift-free measurements in ultraclean and most “dirty” liquids. This includes fluids with gas bubbles and entrained solids that have previously required Doppler-type meters.

  • XMTC Panametrics Thermal Conductivity Binary Gas Transmitter

    The microprocessor-based XMTC is a compact, rugged, online thermal conductivity transmitter that measures the concentration of binary gas mixtures including hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, helium and many others. The analyzer also combines computer enhanced signal measurement with fast-response software, real-time error detection and digital communication via an RS232 or RS485 interface.

  • PanaFlow ZxG Gas Meter System

    The PanaFlow gas meter system consists of two models— the one-path PanaFlow Z1G and the two-path PanaFlow Z2G. Both meters offer a high-performance, yet affordable solution for a variety of gas flow applications.

  • XMO2 Oxygen Transmitter

    Proven robustness in hazardous area oxygen analysis. Designed for stability and longevity in oxygen percent measurement, the XMO2 can easily recover from process upsets and maintain high accuracy readings in hazardous areas.

WASTEWATER FLOW CONTROL MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn how to achieve reliable and accurate measurements on your water and wastewater operations. Panametrics’ flow meters and process analyzers can help your water treatment facility get the most out of challenging operations through innovative technology. Our goal is to help water and wastewater operators optimize profitability by preventing downtime and improving efficiency.

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.