WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Is Manual Calibration The Right Choice For You?
Is Manual Calibration The Right Choice For You?

When selecting a new analyzer for your plant, there are many different features to consider. One of those is the choice of how the instrument will be calibrated, namely between an inexpensive manual calibration and a more complex automatic calibration method. (To be clear, we will define automatic calibration as a feature that involves no operator intervention at the instrument.) Factors that influence this choice are financial, process, staff levels, and personal preference. Let’s explore each of those.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • The Eaton M-Max VFD Provides QuantumFlo With A Cost-Effective, Energy Efficient Solution
    The Eaton M-Max VFD Provides QuantumFlo With A Cost-Effective, Energy Efficient Solution

    Achieving consistent water pressure is a challenge for geographical areas that have grown faster than the development of infrastructures to accommodate water demand and for businesses such as fast food restaurants and strip malls.

  • Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Prevents Energy Waste With Eaton’s Motor Insight
    Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Prevents Energy Waste With Eaton’s Motor Insight

    To ensure real-time monitoring of pump motor status at its five lift pumping stations, Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, Sheboygan, WI, replaced its bi-metallic overload relays with Eaton’s Motor Insight™ overload and monitoring relays.

  • Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border
    Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border

    A key driver of economic development is the availability of water and wastewater services. For the Town and Village of Champlain, NY, this is no exception. To capitalize on the region’s economic potential and make more land available for new businesses, the Town and Village of Champlain are working together on the Shared Water Project, a major water system upgrade that includes installing 44,000 feet of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe.

  • Sticking with Innovation That Works
    Sticking with Innovation That Works

    With a population of about 15,000, Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba and one of the fastest growing areas in Canada. The current system has been operating since 1993, an eternity in the world of technology. Because the wastewater department was already familiar with operating the existing Xylem/Flygt M&C SCADA system with Aquaview software and APP controllers, they decided to inquire what new technologies the company could offer. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • Superstorm Sandy Spurs NJDOT To Construct Stormwater Pump Stations
    Superstorm Sandy Spurs NJDOT To Construct Stormwater Pump Stations

    In 2012 when Superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey coastline, it devastated Route 35, a critical flood evacuation route, just north of Island Beach State Park. With this critical coastal evacuation route severely compromised, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) took immediate steps to restore safe travel.

  • Biological Water Treatment: Only The Best Instruments Are Good Enough
    Biological Water Treatment: Only The Best Instruments Are Good Enough

    Vallviks Bruk AB, located about 200 km (125 miles) north of Stockholm, produces softwood kraft pulp and chemical pulp for export. Some years ago, increased environmental requirements led to a major investment in a biological treatment plant. Read the full case study to learn why ABB instrumentation was an obvious choice when the Swedish pulp producer Vallviks Bruk AB built a new plant for biological water treatment.

  • No Compromise On Reliability: A WWTP Turns On A Dime
    No Compromise On Reliability: A WWTP Turns On A Dime

    Once discovering its main pump station was at risk, a critical Canadian wastewater treatment plant quickly set up a large bypass pumping system to allow the replacement of pump motors.

  • 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.

  • ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
    ORP And pH — What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

    When I look back at 2016 one of the most significant trends I observed was the growing acceptance of ORP measurements, especially for monitoring disinfection. With one caveat, the ORP value measured in a solution provides an unambiguous measure of the disinfection efficacy.

  • 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.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics
    Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics

    Dosing of the precipitant was adjusted manually based on the laboratory measurement value of the daily composite sample and so was unable to respond to possible peaks. Although being compliant with the effluent limits, the values observed fluctuate between 0.2 and 0.8 mg/L. 

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor

    Hach LDO® technology improves the efficiency of pharmaceutical plant’s wastewater treatment process, helping to protect the environment and the community.

  • Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control
    Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control

    Levels of phosphorus, a chemical element that promotes organic growth, must be controlled in wastewater coming from beverage, food and dairy processing plants. Failure to control phosphorus accurately has a negative impact on water quality and can lead to large fines.

  • DR6000 In The Brewing Industry
    DR6000 In The Brewing Industry

    Compliance and consistent high quality are two of the key goals within the beverage industry. Hach® provides support for these goals through comprehensive analyses of water and beer.

  • Harmonics Reduction Methods
    Harmonics Reduction Methods

    There are several basic methods for reducing harmonic voltage and current distortion from nonlinear distribution loads such as adjustable frequency drives (AFDs). Following is a description of each method, along with each method’s advantages and disadvantages.

  • The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon
    The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon

    Organic carbon compounds vary greatly. In fact, one of the first lessons in most introductory Organic Chemistry courses explains that the number of possible carbon compounds is virtually infinite due to carbon’s ability to form long, chain-like molecules. While chromatographic methods like gas chromatography (GC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) are able to make quantitative determinations for specific compounds, the user must first know which specific compounds to look for.

  • VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications
    VFD Energy Savings For Pumping Applications

    In the early days of variable frequency drive(VFD) technology, the typical application was in process control for manufacturing synthetic fiber, steel bars, and aluminum foil.

  • Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions
    Protecting Pumps From Dead Head Conditions

    The C445 motor management relay offers the most configurable protection options in the industry, with features specifically designed to protect critical pumps from costly damages due to dead-head and other underloaded or starved pump conditions.

  • Active Energy Control – Energy Reductions Of Up To 10% Above Standard Drives
    Active Energy Control – Energy Reductions Of Up To 10% Above Standard Drives

    Energy costs continue to increase. At the same time, there is increased pressure to reduce utility bills without sacrificing operations or comfort.

  • Advances In Paper-Based Devices For Water Quality Analysis
    Advances In Paper-Based Devices For Water Quality Analysis

    Water quality test strips have been around for decades. They are usually constructed from a porous media, including different types of paper, and undergo a color change when dipped into water containing the analyte of interest. These test strips have seen application in swimming pools, aquariums, hot tubs, remediation sites, and other commercial/environmental areas.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

PowerXL® Enclosed VFDs – The Next Generation In Energy Efficiency PowerXL® Enclosed VFDs – The Next Generation In Energy Efficiency

PowerXL enclosed drives is a Next Generation enclosed drives platform that packages Eaton’s PowerXL DG1 drive into a new and innovative solution. A common assembly design used across 9 million pre-engineered standard configurations delivers an easy-to-use product with industry best lead times. Add in the flexibility of custom engineered configurations and the reliability of a UL 508C design and an ISO 9001 manufacturing process, you get the most versatile, fast and reliable product on the market.

Enclosed Industrial Clean Power VFDs – Controlling Water Everywhere It Goes Enclosed Industrial Clean Power VFDs – Controlling Water Everywhere It Goes

Moving water and controlling water systems is no easy task. There are many variables involved with fluid dynamics, the addition of environmental, harmonics and energy cost concerns make system control even more difficult. Eaton understands these problems and provides enclosed drives solutions for water/wastewater. From NEMA 4X enclosures to our Active Energy Control algorithm and five-year warranty, Eaton provides a complete solution for water/wastewater applications.

Power Xpert™ C445 Motor Management Relay – Motor Control Intelligence Made Easy Power Xpert™ C445 Motor Management Relay – Motor Control Intelligence Made Easy

Power Xpert C445 is the most intelligent option in the C400 motor protection family. C445 offers industryleading protection, diagnostics and energy usage analytics. Multiple network options and easy integration tools make leveraging C445 intelligence easy.

<I>XT</i> IEC Power Control – Protect And Improve Your Pumping System XT IEC Power Control – Protect And Improve Your Pumping System

Eaton’s line of XT IEC contactors, motor protectors, overload relays and starters are engineered with your pumping application in mind. With a robust design, high reliability and product efficiency, XT can give you the high-end performance that your customers expect in a quality pumping system.

XV300 HMI & HMI-PLC – Increase Security Access And Decrease Operator Fatigue XV300 HMI & HMI-PLC – Increase Security Access And Decrease Operator Fatigue

Visual Designer is a powerful engineering development and runtime environment that serves as both a potent HMI/Operator Interface for traditional monitor and control functions as well as a fully featured SCADA package. Visual Designer supports alarm, event, and data archiving and retrieval to local storage or to networked SQL relational databases, Web serving to Windows , Android and iOS devices via HTML5, email services, document and media viewing, recipes, report generation, scheduling and a host of advanced security and remote access capabilities. Multi-touch support for gestures such as swipes, pinch, pan and zoom enhances the user experience in a modern, intuitive interface. A ribbon format user interface already familiar to many users makes Visual Designer easy to navigate and learn.

PowerXL&reg; VFDs – Advancing Your Pumping System PowerXL® VFDs – Advancing Your Pumping System

The PowerXL drives family is engineered to provide a complete solution for your demanding pumping applications. The PowerXL DE1, DC1, DA1 and DG1 provide the reliable performance you need while also generating the energy savings you want. With advanced yet easy-to-use features, precise system control and dedicated product support, the PowerXL drives are designed to optimize your pumping systems.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

  • Kevin Costner’s New Waterworld: Advancing Treatment Technology
    Kevin Costner’s New Waterworld: Advancing Treatment Technology

    The actor is behind a company that has introduced advanced membrane technology to overcome water treatment challenges.

  • How Do We Get The Message Out About The Importance Of Water Infrastructure?
    How Do We Get The Message Out About The Importance Of Water Infrastructure?

    The need for improving our nation’s critical infrastructure is as important and necessary as ever.  Yet, when people who are not involved with the water/wastewater industry think of all that needs to be done for infrastructure, they immediately think of the roads they drive on and the bridges that are simply part of those same roads.  Others think of our power grid and its frailties, while some worry about their internet access.  It is hard to find people who consider our water and wastewater delivery system as a priority.

  • A Guide For Effective Utility Management
    A Guide For Effective Utility Management

    Updates to a seminal document for running water and wastewater utilities as efficiently as possible call for review by those facing new obstacles.

  • The Bells And Whistles Of Automation: What to Expect When You’re Commissioning
    The Bells And Whistles Of Automation: What to Expect When You’re Commissioning

    Getting systems online is tough enough without unnecessary alarms and shutdowns, but the safety and visibility of operations are also paramount. During the commissioning process, balance is critical.

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

    If you feel like you have too much data but not enough understandable or usable information, fine-tuning data collection and funneling it into an integrated data management system may be the way to become more proactive and make better decisions.

  • The Future Of Water Management
    The Future Of Water Management

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

George Hawkins On Green Bonds & Sustainability: Goldman Sachs' Impact Investment In Social Change George Hawkins On Green Bonds & Sustainability: Goldman Sachs' Impact Investment In Social Change

George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, talks with Lisa Cox, manager at Sorenson Impact Center, about the first green bond in the US and how DC Water — partnered with Goldman Sachs — catalyzed innovation, social change, and sustainability in DC's water management system.

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 Engineering Aquis Engineering

This video explains how engineers and operators by using Aquis can make intelligent decisions based on known network performance from historical data. Modeling scenarios draw on the digital mapping data for the existing network and the real time data from the SCADA system.

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