WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

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 MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo

    The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

  • Carbon Dioxide For pH Control Of Landfill Leachate

    A landfill operator’s leachate treatment plant in Missouri required pH reduction following lime-softening and prior to the biological wastewater treatment process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) was chosen as a substitute for sulfuric acid due to improved process control and a reduced tendency to form scale.

  • Scalable SCADA: Deploying Ignition In Any Architecture

    The Internet continues to transform the way business is done, industries are in transition, new markets are opening, and consumer habits are shifting. Even if your architecture is working well now, is it scalable enough to adapt to unpredictable changes?

  • Mexican Power Plant Meeting Tough Wastewater Challenges Recovering water for boiler feed makeup can come with many challenges for power stations; however, the level of complexity involved with treatment is raised considerably when having to deal with municipal wastewater. By Geoff Hong, Regional Sales Manager – Water and George Di Falco, Communications Coordinator, Eco-Tec Inc.
  • Smart Water: Remote Sensing

    Automated metering systems (AMSs) or “smart meters” can provide valuable data for electric and water utilities. Data analytics can be used to improve customer service, boost conservation, monitor the system, and even forecast demand. An ultimate goal might be to eventually monitor everything from streetlight intensity to fire hydrants.

  • A Tale Of Two SCADA Conversions

    J.D. Irving, Limited Sawmill Division has invested $70 million in the latest operational equipment as part of their continuous investment in sustainable forest management strategies. In 2015, the company chose VTScada monitoring and control software to replace the aging SCADA systems used in their biomass boiler and trim line processes. Jody Gallant, an Electrical Engineering Technologist for JD Irving describes the some challenges and benefits of implementing a modern industrial SCADA system.

  • Monster Clears Clogs And Streamlines Septage Delivery At Ventura Regional Sanitation District

    The Ventura Regional Sanitation District’s Liquid Waste Treatment Facility (LWTF) was experiencing a double-threat to safety and productivity.

  • Advancing Management Of Urban Water Infrastructure

    A wide range of issues can disrupt the normal functioning of an urban water system, such as storms and other natural disasters, pollution, physical damage, cyber incidents, aging and insufficient infrastructure, and rapid urban growth.

  • 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Cone Meters (But Really Should Find Out)

    Cone meters have been around for decades, since the mid-1980s. They are frequently confused with other technologies for a number of reasons.

  • Leveraging Predictive Analytics: A Case Study

    Often the first notification of a spill comes from a member of the public, hours and sometimes days after the first spill. This can intensify public health and environmental impacts and the cost of clean-up efforts. Following a sewer spill at an environmentally significant site at Midway Point in August 2017, TasWater sought a way to reduce the likelihood and impact of spill events occurring in the future.

WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT 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.

Wastewater utilities face difficult operational challenges when timely decisions are needed for events associated with a range of conditions, from normal operation to sewer overflows, blockages, and network power outages. You not only need a good sense of what is happening in your network right now, but also the ability to accurately predict what is about to happen, and how to respond to achieve the best possible outcome.

OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions. OpenFlows WaterOPS empowers water utilities to instantaneously gain better visibility into dark data between monitored locations, predict future performance, and react to events and emergencies.

LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT 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.