WATER INSTRUMENTATION WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

Long Term Performance Of V-Cone Flow Meters
Long Term Performance Of V-Cone Flow Meters

This paper presents the results of 12 V-Cone DP Flow meters tested over a period of 17 years. Service applications for the V-Cones included natural gas as well as coke oven gas measurement, a dirty aggressive fluid that is problematic over long period of time for most flow meters. All testing was conducted in air by a 3rd party calibration laboratory, CEESI Colorado. Results will be presented for each of the meters over the 17 year span. Conclusions and recommendations will be made to the long term performance and recalibration intervals for the V-Cone flow meter.

Advancing Management Of Urban Water Infrastructure
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.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PRODUCTS

Sievers TOC Analyzers Sievers TOC Analyzers

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions manufactures Sievers Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers that enable near real-time reporting of organic carbon levels for treatment optimization, quality control, and regulatory compliance. Accurate measurement of TOC throughout a water treatment plant allows operators to reduce TOC levels, control DBPs, and implement efficiency and cost savings into the treatment processes. SUEZ offers a variety of laboratory, on-line and portable analyzers that measure TOC levels ranging from 0.03 ppb to 50,000 ppm.

SIPART PS100 SIPART PS100

Positioners are essential to the smooth and reliable operation of your process. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible performance throughout your plant. A great example is our new electropneumatic positioner, the SIPART PS100. Its ease and speed of initialization make it a winner for valve manufacturers, the chemical industry, the energy sector, and many other fields. Special benefits of the SIPART PS100 include robust construction and ease of operation.

Endress+Hauser Service Portfolio Endress+Hauser Service Portfolio

Endress+Hauser is committed to your business, for improved plant performance.

Solutions To Improve Productivity While Lowering Your Costs Solutions To Improve Productivity While Lowering Your Costs

The combination of reliable products and expertise in customized solutions.

SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0 SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0

Efficiently service and maintain intelligent field devices
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used

Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager

Endress+Hauser releases the Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager DIN rail version, an intelligent remote device with extensive communication capabilities, making it ideal for IIoT applications and use as an edge device for getting data to cloud-based servers. Thanks to its intuitive operation, Memograph M adapts quickly and easily to any application. The process values are clearly presented on the display and logged safely, limits are monitored and analyzed.

Better Data Handling With 2D Smart Labels Better Data Handling With 2D Smart Labels

Smart, Quick, Easy - with 2D labels.

3S Reagents For Volumetric Titration 3S Reagents For Volumetric Titration

Connect Your Lab
3S is an intelligent packaging solution protected with an originality seal. The cap provides information via Radio-frequency identification or RFID, enabling automated data transfer between the reagent and titration instrument. Intelligent communication for improved performance.

PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller

Shelter space and the overall initial investment in analytical equipment can be expensive. The PGC5000 oven with an integrated controller offers a low initial investment solution by integrating the single board computer (SBC) directly into the PGC5000B or PGC5000C gas chromatograph ovens.

Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series

With no consumables or frequent calibration requirements, LGR-ICOS laser process analyzers can significantly improve process monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes and other applications requiring fast, sensitive quantification of trace gases in ambient air, high purity gases, or in complex matrices.

LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch

Delivers leading-edge technology to the non-invasive switch market by facilitating accurate level measurement for oil & gas, chemical, and power generation applications.

Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 950 Series Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 950 Series

Where the most challenging of detection capabilities are required for quality assurance, critical process control or the protection of a precious process catalyst from poisonous impurities, no other laser analyzer can match the capability of this analyzer in performance.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION PODCASTS

Plastic Piping Systems Adapting To Water Industry Needs Plastic Piping Systems Adapting To Water Industry Needs

There’s a big difference between pipe and a true piping system, according to Brian LaBelle of GF Piping Systems. His insights from this Water Talk interview captured at ACE19 in Denver highlight the advantages of ever-advancing plastic piping capabilities that are helping the water industry engineer and fabricate resilient alternatives to aging infrastructure by using customized polyethylene, polypropylene, and PVDF piping systems.

A More Precise Route For Chemical Feed Metering A More Precise Route For Chemical Feed Metering

In water treatment applications with varying flow rates, keeping chemical dosing rates in proportion is critical for minimizing chemical costs while still achieving optimum treatment levels. A new plastic-bodied ultrasound flow meter delivers high precision at extremely low flow rates — down to 0.15 gph (10 ml/minute), about one-third of the 0.50 gph rates offered by most other chemical flow meters.

How Advanced Flow Meters Are Changing The Game For Water Managers How Advanced Flow Meters Are Changing The Game For Water Managers

Flow meters are not just hardware anymore. Advanced flow meters act as a data collection tool that can gather and relay valuable information for engineers and technicians trying to be more proactive in the operation of their water systems. In this Water Talk interview, Dave Baker, a regional sales manager for McCrometer, discusses advanced flow meter capabilities that are more user friendly as well as the importance of selecting the proper meter for specific applications.

How Continuous Monitoring Helps Systems Grappling With Quality Issues How Continuous Monitoring Helps Systems Grappling With Quality Issues

As regulations become more stringent and increased demand is putting pressure on sources, traditional sampling to maintain water quality just isn’t cutting it anymore. Relying on periodic samples analyzed in a laboratory means water managers aren’t in touch with potentially large swings in the organic load and other problems flowing into their treatment plants. In this Water Talk interview, Kerim Kollu, an applications research scientist for Real Tech, discussed the emerging technology that is enabling municipalities to reliably perform continuous monitoring.

Advanced Testing For Better Biofilm Control In Distribution Systems Advanced Testing For Better Biofilm Control In Distribution Systems

Excessive amounts of diverse microorganisms, also known as biofilm, significantly impact water quality and promote corrosion in distribution systems. The fastest way for biofilm to proliferate is through ineffective management. However, taking control isn’t as simple as adding plenty of disinfectant to the water, and traditional testing involves sending samples to a lab and waiting days. In this Water Talk interview, Dave Tracey, director of strategic sales channels for LuminUltra, discusses innovative biological monitoring technologies that simplify testing so it can be done in the field with immediate results.

Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload Demystifying Intelligent Water, Or What To Do With Data Overload

Do your eyes glaze over when the words "smart water" or "intelligent water" are mentioned? If so, a new collaborative paper between Arcadis and Bluefield Research may be your antidote. First, learn the who, what, where, and why from Jim Cooper, the Intelligent Water Lead for Arcadis, in this Water Talk interview.

Improved Monitoring Produces Better Decision-Making Data Improved Monitoring Produces Better Decision-Making Data

Each municipal water utility faces its own unique challenges, so there’s no on-size-fits-all solution for any specific problem faced by plant operators. The good news is there are ways to collect actionable data for making smarter decisions with plant assets. Armed with this information, water managers can better optimize equipment, contain costs, and produce a high-quality product. In this Water Talk interview, Amanda Scott, an industrial and environmental manager with Suez Water Technologies and Solutions, discusses how advanced water quality monitoring technology and newer approaches to emerging problems provide tighter control over daily operations at treatment plants.

New AMI Capabilities Help Satisfy Utility Aims New AMI Capabilities Help Satisfy Utility Aims

Finding new ways to capture and utilize data is important for utilities looking to improve operating efficiency and customer service. This interview with Frank Brooks and Dave Rubin from Aclara — a smart-infrastructure solutions partner for water, gas, and/or electric utilities — outlines ways to do both within a common infrastructure.

How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker How To Turn Data Into A Difference-Maker

With the proliferation of sensors, data collection, and cloud storage, there is the potential for operational insight heretofore never available, and the opportunity will only expand as the technology evolves and the Internet of Things becomes, well, more of a thing. But data is only truly useful if it informs decision-making that results in positive impact — for an organization's bottom line, its personnel, its customers, or even the world at large (i.e., the environment).

Coming Around To Big Data Coming Around To Big Data

Big Data is on the minds and lips of many water system managers, but how many utilities are actually utilizing it? Jason Carter, the Water Utility Innovation Leader at Arcadis, notes that the water industry is a bit behind, but he also sees a clear path forward — one where Big Data plays a central role in operations and, consequently, newfound efficiencies.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

Flow Meter Calibration Flow Meter Calibration

Specialized calibration of gas mass flow meters and flow switches is what Fluid Components International does best. FCI's calibration lab has 18 NIST traceable precision flow stands to ensure you are getting the gas mass flow meter or flow switch calibrated to it's actual published specifications to match your application needs.

White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation

Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.

Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs Thames Water: Using IT/OT Data To Change Behaviors To Hit KPIs

Thames Water focuses on extracting value from specific combinations of structured and unstructured business data together with real-time operational data provided by Thames' PI System from across more than 3000 plant and 140,000 km of water and sewerage networks.

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WATER INSTRUMENTATION SUPPLIERS

  • ABB Measurement & Analytics
    ABB Measurement & Analytics

    ABB is the best partner throughout the entire water cycle. From extraction and treatment, to distribution and the management of the wastewater process, ABB supplies an extensive range of reliable measurement products and solutions. With the most expertise in water and wastewater applications worldwide, ABB is the partner to help customers choose the optimal measurement solution precisely meeting their requirements.

  • Emerson
    Emerson

    Rosemount Analytical, one of Emerson’s leading process management companies, is the world’s premier supplier of technologies for liquid and combustion analysis, process analysis, gas measurement, and emissions monitoring. With an 80-year legacy of manufacturing liquid and gas analytical products that have revolutionized the process industries, we continue to provide real, quantifiable analytical solutions.

  • Endress+Hauser, Inc.
    Endress+Hauser, Inc.

    Endress+Hauser has more than 50 years of experience in the areas of Municipal Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, and Portable Water.

  • FLEXIM Americas Corp.
    FLEXIM Americas Corp.

    FLEXIM offers the most reliable measurement system for water production, treatment and distribution.

  • GF Piping Systems
    GF Piping Systems

    George Fischer Piping Systems is the sales, marketing and logistics organization for Engineered Piping Systems, Valves and Actuation, and Signet Instrumentation in the Americas. In addition, GFI provides our customers with a wide range of value add capabilities through the Custom Products group

  • Hach
    Hach

    For more than 60 years, Hach has been at the crest of the industry - finding solutions that help you best manage your water. Our analytical instruments and reagents are used to test the quality of water in a variety of industries and markets - from around the corner, to around the globe.

  • JCS Industries Inc.
    JCS Industries Inc.

    JCS Industries, Inc. was founded in 2002 as a product development company charged with developing an alternative to the current vacuum feed liquid doser technology for a worldwide manufacturer of water and waste treatment equipment. After one year of design and two years of beta testing, JCS developed the Model 4100 Automatic Vacuum Liquid Feeder.

  • KROHNE, Inc.
    KROHNE, Inc.

    We are committed to providing you with KROHNE's 83+ years of flow and level measurement expertise at your facility.

  • Myron L Company
    Myron L Company

    The Myron L Company, originally founded in 1957 as a Research and Development company, is a privately owned and operated California Corporation

  • Real Tech Inc.
    Real Tech Inc.

    Real Tech is bringing intelligence to water with a comprehensive line of water quality monitoring instruments and custom software analytics. We detect and predict a wide array of water quality parameters and compounds in real-time including UVT, UV254, TOC, DOC, COD, BOD, TSS, turbidity, nitrate, nitrite, algae, permanganate, chromium, colour, dyes, BTEX, oil in water, surfactants, black liquor, pH/ORP, DO, conductivity and so much more.

  • De Nora
    De Nora

    De Nora Water Technologies is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. We provide our clients with some of the industry’s brightest minds, advanced technologies, and quality products to provide you with truly efficient, cost-effective solutions to your water and wastewater challenges

  • Evoqua Water Technologies
    Evoqua Water Technologies

    Evoqua Water Technologies, formerly Siemens Water Technologies, is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipal customers. We offer a wide range of proven product brands and advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service contract options.

  • Swan Analytical USA
    Swan Analytical USA

    Swan Analytical Instruments is a leading manufacturer of high quality on-line analytical instruments for water analysis in applications such as high purity water, steam, condensate, cooling water, potable water, and effluent.

  • Thermo Scientific
    Thermo Scientific

     

    Thermo Fisher Scientific offers a full range of water analysis instruments from pH, ISE, conductivity and dissolved oxygen meters, electrodes and solutions, to colorimetry, titration and on-line process monitors.

     

  • Trihedral Engineering Limited
    Trihedral Engineering Limited

    Trihedral is recognized as a leading manufacturer of computer software for SCADA and HMI applications, particularly in the water & wastewater industry. The worldwide appeal of our software is demonstrated by a large and satisfied customer base spanning six continents.

  • WRT - Water Remediation Technology, LLC
    WRT - Water Remediation Technology, LLC

    WRT provides effective processes for removing radium, uranium and other contaminants from water. Our complete package of services includes process equipment, proprietary treatment media, safe exchange of media, and proper handling and disposal of used media

WATER INSTRUMENTATION

 

 

Process instruments are used widely in water and wastewater treatment plants to monitor the effluent quality. However, their applications are not limited to monitoring effluent quality. These water and wastewater quality monitoring devices can be applied throughout the network of collection, treatment, and disposal

Instrumentation can give guarantee of proficient treatment processes of water quality parameters such as turbidity, pH, ORP, conductivity and dissolved oxygen.  Instrumentation is done in the following aspects.

  • Flow measurement
  • Stage /Level measurement
  • Physical and chemical water quality measurement
  • Biological water quality measurement
  • Water sediment and biota samplers
  • Data storage and management

 

Measurement Techniques include, Gravimetric analysis or, simply, weighing, Colorimetry or spectrophotometry, Titration, and Mass Spectrometry:

 

Platforms on which instrumentation can be carried out include

  • Stationary vertical profilers – Used for in situ sampling.
  • Flow-through systems -Most research ships have built-in flow-through systems that constantly circulate water collected a few meters from the surface.
  • Towed vehicles- towed vehicle such a system is able to provide a continuous series of data points for remote sensing applications where transect lines can follow the flight paths of a remote sensor.
  • Moored platforms - These stationary, or Eulerian, platforms offer data streams synoptically that match with satellite-based imagers.
  • Automated underwater vehicles - Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) afford their own propulsion there by allowing high-resolution sampling of the ocean’s interior in multiple directions.

Some of the instruments used in water management are:

  • Pressure Transmitters
  • General Service Gauges
  • Pressure Regulators
  • Digital Panel Meters
  • Process Calibrators
  • Thermometers
  • Differential Pressure Gauge and Switches
  • Multi-Point Thermocouple Displays
  • HART Calibrator/Communicator