Flow Control and Measurement Podcasts

  1. External Solutions To Water/Wastewater Flow Measurement
    10/21/2019

    Installing flow meters in new piping is one thing. Replacing a 20-year-old meter or adding new metering to piping where it never existed before is quite another. In this Water Talk interview, Cheryl Ades Anspach, marketing manager with Badger Meter, offers a non-invasive alternative using easily retrofittable clamp-on ultrasonic meters offering accuracy to + 0.5 percent and flow rates to 33,000 gpm in pipes up to 48” diameter. Two palm-sized rail-mounted transducers provide simpler, more affordable installation than having to shut down or cut into a live pipeline or bring in heavy equipment to install a full-bore mag meter. Built-in datalogging backup (8 GB) with time-date stamp granularity down to one second provides ample opportunity for detailed flow analysis.

  2. Using Fingerprints To ID Ideal Instrument Performance
    10/20/2019

    Everyone wants peak accuracy from their instrumentation, but nobody wants to disrupt their field process to verify it. Purvang Upadhyay, the global water industry manager for measurement and analytics with ABB, shared an attractive alternative to such disruption with the Water Talk moderators at WEFTEC 2019 — in-situ verification. This classic example of digitalization in the water industry enables users to check the health and accuracy of an electromagnetic flow meter against a digital ‘fingerprint’ of that meter’s performance the day it was originally calibrated or installed. 

  3. A Cost-Effective Answer To Partial-Pipe Flow Metering
    10/14/2019

    One of the most perplexing challenges for wastewater plant operators is the need to measure the various sources of influent. This is especially true for closed-pipe systems where the use of traditional flow devices requires intensive and expensive engineering to keep the pipe full at the point of measurement.

  4. Putting Digital Instrumentation To Multipurpose Use
    10/13/2019

    Instruments that deliver only one measurement point are achieving just a fraction of their potential, according to Ryan Williams. That is why smart technology is the essence of this Water Talk discussion with him and his Endress+Hauser associate Alan Vance. It explores how digitalization can elevate the role of instrumentation systems or independent flow, level, pressure, and temperature sensors to make utility managers and maintenance crews more productive than ever. Opportunities range from an electromagnetic flow meter with zero straight-pipe-run requirements, to self-diagnosing instruments, to remote-access monitoring and control, to predictive analytics for the newest members of the utility workforce. 

  5. Predictive Maintenance Enabled By Moving Secured Data To The Cloud
    10/24/2017

    Cloud-based monitoring and reporting was all the rage at WEFTEC 2017. Water Talk sat down with Tom Perry, National Product Manager with Veolia to discuss Aquavista, one of the more established technologies for capturing critical data, storing it in the cloud and allowing it to be accessed real time, 24/7 from any smart, web-enabled device.

  6. Understanding Big Data In The Water Industry
    10/18/2016

    There’s a lot of data floating around the water industry these days. SCADA, flow statistics, online monitoring, DO measurements, air flows, LIMS system data in the Lab, and CMMS data from maintenance software to name but a few.

  7. Helping Customers Make Informed Decisions
    11/3/2015

    Badger Meter has 10 metering technologies that exist in the marketplace, so there is a lot of variety in what they do. Brian Kettner, Marketing Manager with Badger Meter, sat down with Water Online Radio to talk about the company, and what they are currently focusing on.

  8. Phosphorus Recovery And Revolutionary Algae
    10/27/2015

    Phosphorus recovery from wastewater and a newly-developed algae product that doesn’t require photosynthesis are the latest examples of intense product development within Ovivo. In this Water Online radio interview, Jim Porteous, Ovivo’s Vice President and General Manager, explains some of the changes he is seeing in the industry that are fueling the Company’s focus for the future.

  9. Combating I&I With Sensor Technology
    10/21/2015

    Hampton Roads Sanitation District is using flow monitoring to help get inflow and infiltration (I&I) out of the sewers. Learn why this method will save the municipality millions versus alternative approaches.

  10. Flow Meters: Long-Term Energy Savings, Cost Efficiency, And Low Maintenance
    10/21/2015

    Endress is very well known for instrumentation in several different markets such as chemical, food and beverage, mining, life sciences, and oil and gas, but they are also in the water and wastewater market. Water is a resource that we all need, and it’s very important that we monitor this resource, especially with some of the drought conditions seen in the news today.