WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT RESOURCES

  • The city of Baltimore uses a collection system hydraulic model to address asset management issues and improve sewer, stormwater and flood mitigation. This client was able to resolve critical challenges using the latest modeling software. 

  • Our customer case studies illustrate how our proven level and flow controls are helping industry leaders improve the safety of their mission-critical applications. This recent case study demonstrates that pulse burst radar technology can provide a highly reliable level control solution for challenging process applications.

  • 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.

  • Many thermal mass flow meters are of the insertion type. As a starting point, proper insertion depth and straight run per the manufacturer’s recommendations should be adhered to.

  • Within the São Paulo metropolitan area, the city of Diadema in Brazil comprises 400,000 residents. Supplying water to 28.8 million people and treating and collecting sewage for 23.2 million people, Sabesp – Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo provides water and collects and treats sewage for 366 cities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

  • When water and wastewater plant operators can’t get accurate flow measurements or analytical readings — or lack confidence in their instruments’ readings — it creates challenges with the process. When substandard water goes to homes and causes a boil order, or discharge pollutes a lake or reservoir, the resulting bad press, fines, and potential lawsuits erode public confidence. Avoiding these kinds of problems is rooted in good preventive maintenance habits.

  • In this article, we will take a closer look at how water and wastewater utilities can monetize data and improve profitability by generating top-line growth and reducing costs.

  • ‘Smart’ devices have transformed nearly every aspect of our home and work life: smart phones, smart televisions, smart appliances, even smart homes. Process instrumentation for wastewater monitoring and control is no exception. The online sensors available today are far superior to versions available just 10 years ago providing more measurements more reliably, and at a reduced cost. By Patrick Higgins

  • The digital revolution is well underway across business, industry, and culture, but water utilities have some catching up to do. Utilities are not necessarily known for trailblazing new ideas and technologies, but that’s not a criticism; far from it, in fact. Water providers often prefer the tried and true for a very sound reason — the lives of their customers depend on their success. However, the jury is no longer out on the advantages of going digital, and the time to flip the switch is now.

  • Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, provides 70% of all water, and 80% of the drinking water for the country. Mekorot sought to reduce production costs through improved energy efficiency and tighter process control. By leveraging GE Digital's software and GE's hardware automation solutions, Mekorot is now using real-time data to automatically monitor and control devices from a single control room. This has created a connected environment in which minimal intervention by operational staff is required. Full redundancy was also employed to virtually eliminate downtime and to simplify controller backup. 

WASTEWATER 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 MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Due to the Revised Lead and Copper Rule and the (eventual?) passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), utilities are now required and incentivized to better assess and replace lead pipes within their networks.