WATER INSTRUMENTATION RESOURCES

  • Last year, COVID-19 emerged as a global health threat, in more ways than one. In additional to the toll posed by the virus itself, the pandemic presents a number of other safety threats as priorities and resources shift to tackle the larger concern at hand. In particular, as buildings shut down to accommodate stay-at-home orders, property teams may be suspending routine maintenance tasks for the time being, which enables harmful bacteria to spread until workforces return.

  • Municipal, commercial, and industrial water users all face a common issue — how to monitor the quality of the water they use, dispose of, or distribute in a timely, cost-effective manner.

  • At manufacturing operations using ultrafiltration systems, the ultrafiltration membranes are used for numerous batches without replacement, using Clean-In-Place (CIP) operations in between batches to maintain filter performance. However, ineffective CIP cycles or long-term fouling or degradation of the filter membrane can result in increased cycle times to move the desired amount of product through the filter, lost yield as the product is unable to permeate the filter, or poor product quality as membrane failure may occur.

  • The City of Durham is committed to providing safe drinking water to a service population of more than 289,000.  The City’s Department of Water Management (DWM) ensures the delivery of water to approximately 99,000 service connections through 1,400 miles of watermains. Lake Michie and Little River Reservoir are the two sources that deliver raw water to the City’s two treatment plants, using a combination of gravity flow and electric and hydro-powered pumping systems. Together, these plants have the combined treatment capacity of 64 million gallons per day (MGD) with an average demand is 28 MGD.

  • The digital transformation of the water sector may trail other industries, but it will happen nonetheless — bringing with it tremendous benefits and opportunities.

  • The greatest threats to our water supply can be overcome through the application of digital technologies, but widespread implementation remains a hurdle.

  • Like many companies, when we launched our 2020 strategic plan in January, we had no idea what the year would hold. We will remember 2020 not only as a year of unprecedented challenges, but of resilience and innovation.

  • Gwinnett County is located 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. The County is investigating methods to improve its strategic program for water meters. These improvements include updated testing equipment, a wider selection of approved metering technologies, and increased employee training. The goal is to install the most appropriate meter for each specific use, and to enhance the county’s excellent customer service.

  • Whether you call it Digital Transformation, Water 4.0, or Smart Water, the water industry as a whole is changing drastically in the way that it operates. If you ask a dozen people what these buzzwords mean, you will naturally get a dozen answers. It is because the Digital Transformation of the water industry is different for different people and for different operational and management aspects of what is done to produce water, distribute it to customers, collect it, treat it, and put it back to the environment.

  • Water production and distribution in the City of Redlands, California, is managed by the Municipal Utilities & Engineering Department and is supplied from two water supplies, Mill Creek and the Santa Anna River. Treatment is provided at two conventional water treatment plants, Tate WTP and Hinckley WTP, each capable of producing approximately 14 MGD. Water is then fed into 7 different pressure zones due to elevation changes through a series of pump stations.

WATER INSTRUMENTATION SOLUTIONS

  • 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.

  • ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency

    The task of managing the quantity and quality of potable water is unimaginable without online instrumentation to help water utilities to measure, treat and deliver drinking water to consumers. ABB’s Aztec 600 colorimetric and ion-selective electrode (ISE) analyzers have been designed to measure the key parameters that affect water quality – aluminium, iron, manganese, phosphate, color, ammonia and fluoride.

  • ExactSteam™ V-Cone® Flowmeter

    McCrometer’s ExactSteam V-Cone System is a complete flowmeter for steam metering, factory configured for energy metering or mass flow. The meter accurately measures steam across the entire range with technology-leading low flow cut off. In addition, V-Cone technology enables the lowest permanent pressure loss to maximize plant efficiency.

  • Accurately Measuring Network Leakage

    The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Basics: ORP and Free Chlorine Monitoring

    Oxidation Reduction Potential or Redox is the activity or strength of oxidizers and reducers in relation to their concentration. Oxidizers accept electrons, reducers lose electrons. Examples of oxidizers are: chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, bromine, ozone, and chlorine dioxide. Examples of reducers are sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfate and hydrogen sulfide. Like acidity and alkalinity, the increase of one is at the expense of the other.

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Leveraging Industrial loT, powerful mapping and data visualizations as well as advanced analytics, Mueller is expanding the capabilities of America's most popular fire hydrant with the new Sentryx™ Software Enabled Super Centurion® Hydrant.