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  • Since March of last year, when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, the U.S. has recorded over 33.7 million cases of infection and surpassed 600,000 deaths due to the highly transmissible viral disease.

  • Hydroinformatics offers a fresh perspective that is enabling communities around the world to tackle ageold problems in new ways and with a bigger toolset.

  • Using a single programmable controller such as Schneider Electric’s M580 Safety Controller to manage both process and safety systems can help speed up deployment, improve reliability and sustainability of operations, enhance cybersecurity, and support greater productivity and transparency.

  • Wet weather is a continuous concern for wastewater utilities. Rain-derived infiltration and inflow (RDII) challenges the collection system capacity. It can potentially result in overflows in the collection system and even the wastewater recovery facility (WRF) in extreme cases. These overflows can threaten public health and the environment. Additionally, higher flow volumes associated with wet weather will increase operating costs at the WRF.

  • Advanced technologies have been trickling into wastewater processes for the last decade, but only recently have bodies such as the International Standards Organisation added smart systems to their list of standardised practices. Collaborations with tech startups have played a vital role in bringing standards in line with current technological capabilities, but there’s a long way to go...

  • This white paper presents ABB’s new TSP341-N temperature sensor for non-invasive temperature measurement and provides examples for applications and accuracies that can be achieved. The present Edition II of the whitepaper additionally presents the results of a direct comparison of non-invasive temperature measurements with classic measurements in a measuring medium, achieved in realistic conditions. These results emphasize the outstanding suitability of the device for multiple applications.

  • 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.

  • The City of Decatur Wastewater Treatment plant in Texas includes a polishing pond and effluent discharge basin, both of which can be overcome with algae growth depending on weather and environmental conditions throughout the year. At times, the algae overgrowth would plug areas of these systems and restrict or block the flow from the polishing pond and effluent basin, which sit approximately 300 yards from each other.

  • In industry today, everyone is looking for ways to conserve a bit of energy and save some money. For instance, consider the energy consumption across the United States just in the water treatment process. With thousands of public water utilities, the amount of energy usage is significant.

  • Existing level monitoring, usually for combined sewer overflow (CSO) or event duration monitoring (EDM) purposes has been in regular use in the U.K. for over a decade, but the equipment hasn’t changed much in that time. With the current technology comes limitations. So, the question Dave Walker, co-founder and commercial director at wastewater monitoring specialists Detectronic, has been asking is: How can we do level monitoring better for the benefit of water companies, their customers, and the environment?

WASTEWATER INSTRUMENTATION SOLUTIONS

  • Battery Powered Dura Mag™ Flow Meter

    The Dura Mag is an ideal solution for nearly any water manager. With a five-year battery life (and three-year battery warranty), the Dura Mag eliminates the need for AC power connection, and provides the easiest installation available on the market for a flanged mag flow meter. In addition, the Dura Mag comes equipped with an internal datalogger with five years of data storage to ensure you always have access to your historical data. The Dura Mag also has several telemetry-ready output options, and the converter settings are USB port accessible which eliminates accidental setting changes.

  • newtN Telemetry Systems

    newtN Telemetry Systems is a real game changer for remote telemetry. The newtN customer portal is cloud-based, allowing for real-time information access. Check out the brochure to learn even more about this innovative system.

  • ‘TOTEX’ Is Key When Purchasing Instrumentation

    There’s a lot to be considered in the price tag of an ultrasonic instrument. Derek Moore from Siemens explains how the historical way of thinking only of capital costs needs to change to the more holistic approach of total expenditures (TOTEX).

  • Process Optimization For Flow Measurement

    The Saalfeld-Rudolfstadt Association in Germany is committed to supply around 82,000 inhabitants with clean drinking water. The resulting wastewater must be cleaned and disposed of to enable a closed water cycle. To allow for smooth processes, the customer relies on cutting-edge technologies to optimize flow measurement.

  • TOC Monitoring In Process Return Condensate

    Industrial power plants or co-generation power plants utilize steam for industrial purposes other than power production.
    Part of the steam is extracted from the water steam cycle and used for specific manufacturing processes. Examples of such industrial steam usage are refining, pulp and paper production, brewing, district heating, sugar and rubber production and countless more. After the steam is used it will return to the water steam cycle as a return condensate.
    This is identified as the critical point. If a potentially contaminated condensate from external use is re-fed into the "clean" cycle this can cause critical chemistry issues and damages at major generation components.

    Since the steam generation plant and the industrial plant are typically managed separately and are controlled areas, the return condensate defines the transfer point where either party must ensure that values are meeting requirements.

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