WATER INSTRUMENTATION RESOURCES

  • As the water industry continues to adopt more high-tech and data-centric solutions, it is important to consider the communications infrastructure that supports such investments

  • The risk level linked to delivered drinking water from municipal utilities is very small, even if some high-profile examples of failure (see Flint, MI) have degraded public confidence to a degree. Our treatment professionals usually hit their targets, so the onus then shifts to the research and guidance that determines the safe level of various constituents through U.S. EPA protocols. But there is one contaminant that rulemaking hasn’t quite caught up to and which is downright deadly — Legionella pneumophila.

  • As the water industry continues to walk the road of digital transformation, here’s a step-by-step guide to help utilities keep pace.

  • In October 2021, the Birmingham Water Works (BWW) in Birmingham, Alabama, discovered a broken water main in one of its city centers. Read the full case study to see how SEMPER RPM provided critical help.

  • The top 1000 largest business customers have a combined consumption of around 26 million m3of water. For these companies, Vitens has launched an AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) tender, that provides realtime information on their water usage and invoicing.

  • After years of relying on an inflexible tracking process, A.P. Nonweiler introduced cloud-based remote monitoring technology to increase inventory transparency, save valuable man-hours, and minimize the risk of costly shutdowns.

  • The following describes how combining of the latest data management and process management solutions can optimize the coagulation process. Coagulation is influenced by several raw water parameters. This new approach uses a feedforward model with machine learning of several raw water parameters for optimal coagulant dosage control. In addition, feed-back control can be used to trim the feed-forward model. In 2020, utilities that have installed the coagulation optimization system have achieved approximately 10% reduction in coagulant dosage while achieving similar settled turbidity.

  • Smart irrigation technology refers to the integration of many scientifically advanced solutions to help in the remote automation and monitoring of the irrigation process. The use of smart irrigation technologies has played a key role in helping the agriculture industry overcome the drawbacks of conventional agricultural practices. 

  • With water supply at a premium and pipelines deteriorating, drinking water utilities must do all they can to preserve their existing assets.

  • New Myron L® Company 900 Series system implementation for pH, Conductivity/TDS, and Temperature control ensures quality, increases production, and reduces chemical usage and overall costs in 5-Stage Pre-treatment Process prior to powder coat.

WATER INSTRUMENTATION SOLUTIONS

  • OPTIFLUX 2050 Electromagnetic Flowmeter

    The OPTIFLUX 2050 is an electromagnetic flowmeter (EMF) for basic water and wastewater applications. It is suitable for all cost-effective measurements where extremely high accuracy, extensive diagnostics or a wide range of communication options are not a priority. The EMF has a wide diameter range (DN25…1200 / 1…48") and all drinking water approvals. The extra isolation of the electronic device and housing makes this EMF particularly suitable for use in areas with extreme humidity.

  • Hydro-Guard® HG-8 Automatic Flushing System

    Designed to increase chlorine residual consistency in potable water systems, Mueller® has added the HG-8 model to the expanding line of Hydro-Guard® Automatic Flushing Systems. Hydro-Guard HG-8 is installed below the frost-line, with all components easily accessible from the ground surface in the Mueller Thermal-Coil® Box. Dechlorinated discharge water is directed to the storm water drainage system or local retention pond. In addition, the product is designed to accept a 1-inch meter.

  • AQUATek 100 Waters-Only Autosampler

    The AQUATek 100 is a purge and trap autosampler that automates the sample preparation steps for the analysis of liquid samples utilizing a fixed volume sample loop filled using a pressurization gas. Two independent volume programmable internal standards are then added to the sample and the entire aliquot is transferred to the Purge and Trap for compound concentration and subsequent separation and detection using a GC/GC-MS quantification system.

  • POWERFLUX 5300 Electromagnetic Flowmeter

    The POWERFLUX 5300 is an electromagnetic flowmeter specifically designed for electrically conductive liquids in applications of the nuclear industry. It comes with a compact or remote digital signal converter and a radiation hardened sensor. The sensor features a high-tech ceramic measuring tube for very aggressive and abrasive fluids, even with high solid content (up to 70%). All construction materials are selected and tested to meet the high demands of the nuclear industry. The POWERFLUX 5300 is one of the most accurate electromagnetic flowmeters available in the market. It features extensive diagnostics for maximum reliability and comes with various digital communication options.

  • Immediate pH Correction For Fluctuating Flow

    In a number of water, wastewater and industrial process applications, pH is one of the most critical and highly sensitive analytical measurements.  Examples of critical pH applications include: Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems in which a controlled feed of caustic solution is typically added to the feed stream in order to convert a portion of dissolved carbon dioxide into bicarbonate precipitate allowing for removal by the RO membrane. By Rafik H. Bishara, Steve Jacobs, and Dan Bell

  • Fairbanks Nijhuis Vertical Turbine Pumps

    Rugged and heavy duty, the Fairbanks Nijhuis vertical turbine pump is designed to successfully operate in a multitude of water sources from wells to oceans.

  • CT5100 Continuous Gas Analyzer

    Rosemount CT5100 continuous gas analyzer from Emerson is the world’s only hybrid analyzer to combine Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) and Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) measurement technologies for process gas analysis and emissions monitoring. The CT5100 is available in two variants: a certified system, housed in a purged and pressurized enclosure for hazardous area installations; and a non-certified system for use in nonhazardous areas. Both can house up to six lasers to measure up to 12 critical component gases and potential pollutants simultaneously within a single system - meeting local, state, national, and international regulatory requirements. The CT5100 is a unique combination of advanced technology, high reliability, and rugged design. Its "laser chirp" technique expands gas analysis in both the near- and mid-infrared range, enhancing process insight, improving overall gas analysis sensitivity and selectivity, removing cross interference, and reducing response time. The laser chirp technique produces sharp, well-defined peaks from high resolution spectroscopy that enable specificity of identified components with minimum interference and without filtration, reference cells, or chemometric manipulations.

WATER INSTRUMENTATION VIDEOS

The PX2+ Photometer is designed for use in continuous process monitoring applications and is a highly sensitive, easy to use, and compact instrument capable of making absorbance or fluorescence measurements.