WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

iStock-1054574144 Water Utility OT vs. IT — It’s Not A Battle, It’s A Balance

The chemistry of optimizing water/wastewater treatment extends far beyond chlorine and oxygen. It also involves synthesizing productive insights from the flood of IT data generated by operational technology (OT) sensors, instruments, and control systems. Here’s how better operational intelligence strategies are helping IT and OT personnel collaborate to make processes more cost-efficient.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Improve Your Plant Efficiency With Accurate Water And Wastewater Monitoring

    A West Coast wastewater management facility provides design, management, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system for an entire county, including the conveyance system and treatment system. The wastewater treatment plant has been established for over 50 years and has the capacity to treat 41 million gallons of sanitary sewage per day (mgd).value chain. Siemens suggested that the customer try the Siemens HydroRanger 200 controller. The HydroRanger 200 uses proven, continuous, ultrasonic echo ranging technology to monitor water and wastewater of any consistency up to 15 m (50 ft) in depth.

  • Remote Monitoring Provides Water Resilience During Crisis

    Managing three drinking water treatment facilities, multiple pump stations, more than 350 miles of pipelines, and a wastewater treatment facility is challenging even in normal conditions for a small city where agriculture is an economic driver and water demand can exceed 22 MGD.

  • What Are The Benefits Of The Digital Twin For Water?

    A Digital Twin is a virtual replica of a physical asset that is updated in real-time via a two-way data connection and, as such, representative of its live characteristics.

  • Microbiological Monitoring Of Paints Using 2nd Generation ATP

    A paint manufacturer produces a wide range of paint products for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The products are manufactured in large batches of up to 10 tons. Before each batch is packaged and shipped, a number of tests are performed to ensure that the product meets strict quality control requirements. 

  • Using ATP To Reduce Risks From Legionella In Cooling Towers

    A semiconductor manufacturing facility in France relies on an extensive cooling system to maintain stable conditions throughout their production facilities. The cooling system includes 19 cooling towers and 14 cooling water networks spread over a 135-acre site.

  • Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps

    The main lift station serving the waste water treatment plant in Morgan’s Point, Texas, continually experienced problems with its three standard non-clog pumps. The pumps frequently clogged when rainfall totals reached or exceeded 2 inches. Shop rags, pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, plastic bottles, gloves, and wet wipes all commonly clogged the pumps when the standard demand increased. Pump removal, unplugging, and recurring repairs were required, but the service company was not always available for immediate assistance, causing problems for residents serviced by this lift station.

  • Denver Water Enhances Operations And Water Quality Studies With Live Modeling

    Denver Water serves 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and the surrounding suburbs. It is the largest — and oldest — water utility in the state of Colorado and its service area covers more than 335 square miles.

  • A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility

    Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means.

  • Identifying And Defining The Pressure Rating Standards For Flanged Valves

    Maintenance and performance of pressurized water distribution systems require a complete grasp on the pressure ratings of every component within the system.  Mueller gives valuable insight here for pressure rating standards needed for flanged valves.

  • WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy

    The need for a solid cybersecurity strategy has been discussed and debated for almost a half a century now, and yet the basic worm-type attacks first documented back in 1972 are still with us today. Why? Because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed. 

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Wastewater’s Worst Case Scenarios

    Real-time data is the first line of defense for wastewater utilities. A data infrastructure serves as a window into critical operations, allowing employees to optimize equipment performance and hedge against risk. It is often the most economical solution as well: in many cases, utilities already have many of the core elements for an actionable data infrastructure for improving decision making.

  • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors

    Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  • Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization

    Siemens offers to our customers the ability to both make process measurements and to remotely monitor the activity and health of that instrumentation without the need for SCADA systems or other expensive process control room products. By utilizing Siemens’ ability to offer unparalleled flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weight measurement as well as valve control, we can provide a broad range of process measurements and offer unequaled monitoring of the health and performance of those products.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

The FlexNet EasyLink™ Reader is a portable, radio-based device used to acquire data from utility meters that utilize Sensus SmartPoint® modules and/or Itron ERT radios. The Reader is compact and portable, allowing it to be used in any vehicle providing 12-volt DC power.

Sensus Analytics is a bundle of applications that make meter data management simple, relevant, and actionable.  Unlock the full value of your smart meter data with applications for managing alarms and alerts, pressure monitoring for leak detection and prevention, acoustic monitoring for leak management, predictive modeling for reducing non-revenue water and many more all at an affordable price. ​

LuminUltra’s GeneCount™ qPCR workflow was developed specifically for laboratories so they can extend this competitive offering to clients, or bring costly, outsourced qPCR testing, in-house.

Microorganisms cost the oil & gas, water, and manufacturing industries billions of dollars in damage annually by corroding metal, degrading product, and inhibiting processes.

The HydroRanger 200 gives you unparalleled ease of use, setup in under a minute, customer-driven features, and PROFIBUS DPV1- all to make your work simpler and to provide the reliability you have grown to trust in Siemens ultrasonic controllers.

From the Primary to Quarternary treatment process, find the right ISO compliant test kits, standards & CRMs, key tools and application notes for your wastewater analysis.

LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

  • Efficiently Treating Wastewater And Increasing Opportunities For Your Systems

    Analytics and automation offer a pathway to time, labor, and energy savings while improving regulatory compliance, resiliency, and emergency response.

  • How To Get The Right Rental Equipment To Your Worksite

    For organizations involved in water, wastewater and stormwater projects, renting equipment can be a pivotal part of any endeavor. If an essential piece of equipment is not available, that can result in idle workers and a project falling off schedule and extending beyond budget.

  • TAG Teams Talk Tech

    Five wastewater technology vendors pitched their emerging technologies to the Prince William County Service Authority (SA) and various other regional public and private utilities on November 20 at the SA’s Durward E. Grubbs Jr. Environmental Center in Woodbridge, VA.

  • The Drive Towards Digital Transformation

    It seems that everywhere that you go in the water industry at the current time, somebody is talking about digital transformation…or if we go back five minutes, it was Water 4.0…and 10 minutes ago (it seems), it was “smart water.” These are all very well used buzzwords that the industry is destined to think about for a short-term and then promptly forget about. In reality, though, we as an industry have been hit by a number of different concepts for a number of different technological aspects for a good number of years now. For almost as long we have had a term for all of this — “widgets.”

  • A Practical Approach To Using IoT Devices To Support Legacy SCADA Field Systems In The Transition To Internet-Based Industrial Automation Systems

    In the world of industrial automation, the talk is centered around “industrial internet of things” (IIoT). With buzzwords like “Industry 4.0”, “IoT”, “digital twin”, “cloud computing”, “artificial intelligence”, “machine learning”, and “deep learning”, it is difficult for automation engineers and business managers to determine how to implement these new technologies.

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Hits Its Stride For Water, Wastewater, And Stormwater Treatment

    It took some time for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to find its way to the water industry, but now that it has, a primer is warranted to understand its application.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Rob Gledhill, President and CEO of Blue-White, speaks about the company’s various offerings from chemical metering pumps (diaphragm, peristaltic), to flowmeters (variable-area, paddlewheel, ultrasonic), and water treatment accessories.

Swan Analytical provided trusted online analyzers across a broad range of industries for key water quality parameters. Founded in Switzerland in 1991, Swan now brings Swiss quality and innovation to satisfied customers worldwide.

Use a sewer network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, inexpensive options to improve the resilience and daily management of sewer networks. For example, quickly determine the amount of bypass pumping required in the event of a sewer blockage.

Predict the location, time, duration, and volume of sewer overflows with live weather forecasts. Quickly include a 2D overland flow analysis to determine the extent of flooding.

Analyze the real-time performance of complex sewer networks containing any number of gravity or pressure pipe subnetworks. Accurately simulate pumps, pump controls (including variable speed drives), and the filling and draining of wet wells.