WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

Not All Differential Pressure Meters Are Created Equal
Not All Differential Pressure Meters Are Created Equal

Due to the dynamics of liquids and gases flowing through elbows, valves, pumps, and other pipeline structures, every flow-meter methodology has its own design limitations. Unlike Venturi meters, pitot tubes, orifice plates, and other devices, V-Cone meters provide highly accurate and reliable readings with minimal straight-pipe length restrictions and virtually no maintenance, in pipe sizes up to 120”.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps
    Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps

    The main lift station serving the waste water treatment plant in Morgan’s Point, Texas, continually experienced problems with its three standard non-clog pumps. The pumps frequently clogged when rainfall totals reached or exceeded 2 inches. Shop rags, pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, plastic bottles, gloves, and wet wipes all commonly clogged the pumps when the standard demand increased. Pump removal, unplugging, and recurring repairs were required, but the service company was not always available for immediate assistance, causing problems for residents serviced by this lift station.

  • Denver Water Enhances Operations And Water Quality Studies With Live Modeling
    Denver Water Enhances Operations And Water Quality Studies With Live Modeling

    Denver Water serves 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and the surrounding suburbs. It is the largest — and oldest — water utility in the state of Colorado and its service area covers more than 335 square miles.

  • A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility
    A Deluge of BIG DATA: The Connected Water Utility

    Water industry professionals are experiencing a data deluge. There’s a lot of data out there, gathered from sensors monitoring everything from water quality to pipe bursts — but altogether, it’s too much data divided among too many silos to make sense of what it all means.

  • Identifying And Defining The Pressure Rating Standards For Flanged Valves
    Identifying And Defining The Pressure Rating Standards For Flanged Valves

    Maintenance and performance of pressurized water distribution systems require a complete grasp on the pressure ratings of every component within the system.  Mueller gives valuable insight here for pressure rating standards needed for flanged valves.

  • WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy
    WannaCry And NotPetya Demand A Cybersecurity Strategy

    The need for a solid cybersecurity strategy has been discussed and debated for almost a half a century now, and yet the basic worm-type attacks first documented back in 1972 are still with us today. Why? Because even the most basic measures to protect control systems from these types of attacks are still not systematically employed. 

  • City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge
    City Saves Big Money By Using Cloth Media Filters To Treat CSO Discharge

    The City of Rushville, Indiana had to remedy a consent order filed in 2007 for its untreated combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges that were polluting the Flatrock River, a violation of the Clean Water Act. The city originally planned to install a 1 MGD stormwater storage tank, but was approached by Aqua-Aerobic representatives with a pilot test proposal utilizing a new technology.

  • ABB Ability: Our Offering For Power Plants
    ABB Ability: Our Offering For Power Plants

    ABB provides an extensive selection of proven measurement and analytical products and solutions for power generation industry applications.

  • How Digitalization Can Boost Natural Disaster Resiliency In Municipal Water And Sewerage Treatment
    How Digitalization Can Boost Natural Disaster Resiliency In Municipal Water And Sewerage Treatment

    Digitalization of the municipal water treatment industry is fragmented today, with instrumentation, control, and automation technologies mixed with manual operational activities. Such infrastructures can be detrimental in cases of hydro-geological events, such as severe storms and earthquakes. The good news: When natural disasters strike, digitalization can help get municipal water treatment back online quickly and effectively.

  • Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World
    Securing Industrial Systems In A Digital World

    The development of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) over the past two decades has changed the face of many industries. Operation Technology (OT) — largely industrial equipment — has become increasingly connected, and the integration of Information Technology (IT) components allows such devices to leverage software that drives data collection and analysis, resulting in enhanced performance and ultimately "smarter" machines.

  • Tunnel Protects Chicago Neighborhood From Flooding
    Tunnel Protects Chicago Neighborhood From Flooding

    A Chicago stormwater diversion tunnel designed to correct a chronic flooding problem that has plagued the city’s Albany Park neighborhood over the past decade has been recognized for its effectiveness and ingenuity.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors
    Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors

    Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  • Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization
    Remote Monitoring And Maintenance Through Digitalization

    Siemens offers to our customers the ability to both make process measurements and to remotely monitor the activity and health of that instrumentation without the need for SCADA systems or other expensive process control room products. By utilizing Siemens’ ability to offer unparalleled flow, level, pressure, temperature, and weight measurement as well as valve control, we can provide a broad range of process measurements and offer unequaled monitoring of the health and performance of those products.

  • Air / Gas Mass Flow Meter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency
    Air / Gas Mass Flow Meter Improves Wastewater Treatment Processing Efficiency

    One of the most common processes in wastewater treatment is the activated sludge method, which biologically treats the wastewater through the use of large aeration basins. This process requires the pumping of compressed air into the aeration basins where a diffuser system ensures the air is distributed evenly for optimum treatment. The energy needed to provide compressed air is a significant cost in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant.

  • Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money
    Lab Gas Sub-Metering Accuracy Improves With Thermal Flow Meters To Save Money

    Facility administrators will find the advanced ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) helps them improve the accuracy of specialty gas point of use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in their labs for better cost tracking and control.

  • 2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement
    2 Applications That Triggered The Rise Of Coriolis Flow Measurement

    Coriolis measurement has been adopted as a default technology in many application scenarios due to its high accuracy and immunity to process variables (temperature, pressure and flow profile). However, Coriolis wasn't always widely accepted. Two applications, in particular, helped what was once a nascent flow measurement technology gain a foothold in the marketplace.

  • Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications
    Thermal Flow Meters For Mixed Gas Applications

    Fox Thermal Flow Meters use a constant temperature differential (constant Δ T) technology to measure mass flow rate of air and gases.

  • Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics
    Precipitant Savings Through Optimized Phosphate Elimination With Integrated Predictive Diagnostics

    Dosing of the precipitant was adjusted manually based on the laboratory measurement value of the daily composite sample and so was unable to respond to possible peaks. Although being compliant with the effluent limits, the values observed fluctuate between 0.2 and 0.8 mg/L. 

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Works Hard To Be A Good Neighbor

    Hach LDO® technology improves the efficiency of pharmaceutical plant’s wastewater treatment process, helping to protect the environment and the community.

  • Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control
    Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control

    Levels of phosphorus, a chemical element that promotes organic growth, must be controlled in wastewater coming from beverage, food and dairy processing plants. Failure to control phosphorus accurately has a negative impact on water quality and can lead to large fines.

  • DR6000 In The Brewing Industry
    DR6000 In The Brewing Industry

    Compliance and consistent high quality are two of the key goals within the beverage industry. Hach® provides support for these goals through comprehensive analyses of water and beer.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS

Complete Solutions For Wastewater Analysis Complete Solutions For Wastewater Analysis

From the Primary to Quarternary treatment process, find the right ISO compliant test kits, standards & CRMs, key tools and application notes for your wastewater analysis.

OpenFlows SewerOPS OpenFlows SewerOPS

Wastewater utilities face difficult operational challenges when timely decisions are needed for events associated with a range of conditions, from normal operation to sewer overflows, blockages, and network power outages. You not only need a good sense of what is happening in your network right now, but also the ability to accurately predict what is about to happen, and how to respond to achieve the best possible outcome.

Bevel Gear Actuator Bevel Gear Actuator

Hydra-Stop is proud to introduce the Bevel Gear Actuator to our line of solutions for control, now available for purchase. Ideal for shallow bury applications, the Bevel Gear Actuator allows for the operation of horizontal Insta-Valve 250 installations on lines as shallow as 12-18 inches."

OpenFlows WaterOPS OpenFlows WaterOPS

OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions. OpenFlows WaterOPS empowers water utilities to instantaneously gain better visibility into dark data between monitored locations, predict future performance, and react to events and emergencies.

PumpDrive 2 Variable Frequency Drive PumpDrive 2 Variable Frequency Drive

The PumpDrive 2; a self-cooling variable frequency drive that can be motor or wall/cabinet mountable , allows you to reduce your pump’s energy consumption proficiently. The system comes ready for operation, pre-parameterized to the pump and motor, with adjustability possible. PumpDrive 2 adjusts the rotational speed of the motor – and with that the pump’s flow rate and head – to match current demand to keep on the best efficiency levels.

OPTISONIC 7300 Ultrasonic Flowmeter OPTISONIC 7300 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 7300 is a universal 2-path ultrasonic gas flowmeter for process and utility gas measurements in oil and gas refineries or the chemical or petrochemical industries. It is also suitable for non-custody transfer natural gas applications or applications with (compressed) air, mixed or flue gases (up to +180°C / +356°F). Using the transit time differential measuring principle, the OPTISONIC 7300 delivers high performance over a wide flow range (up to DN600 / 24", turndown ratio: 100:1). Its patented titanium transducers are perfectly focused, equalizing process fluctuations and avoiding acoustic feedback.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT

  • Using Fingerprints To ID Ideal Instrument Performance
    Using Fingerprints To ID Ideal Instrument Performance

    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. 

  • New STEPs Minimize Biosolids, Energy, And Installation Costs
    New STEPs Minimize Biosolids, Energy, And Installation Costs

    When low population density and troublesome topography make traditional gravity sewers cost-prohibitive, septic-tank effluent-pumping (STEP) technology offers an affordable alternative. In this Water Talk discussion, Mike Saunders, market segment leader for engineered systems at Orenco Systems, outlines how to match the right technology to the need. Orenco’s new decentralized liquid-only sewer systems treat septic effluent that is reduced by about 80 percent of its strength. Its smaller-diameter pressure mains run for 10 miles without supplemental pumps and install at just a fraction of the depth of traditional sewers. The approach minimizes biosolids, runs on little pumping power, and requires no blowers, so it minimizes energy requirements and keeps both installation and maintenance costs lower than those of conventional sewer systems.

  • Cutting Sewage Problems Down To Size
    Cutting Sewage Problems Down To Size

    For the past 10 to 15 years, wastewater treatment operators have faced increased clogging issues related to baby wipes, disposable diapers, rags, and other foreign debris. At the same time, the use of low-flow toilets has increased the solids concentration of sewage flow. This discussion with Brad Jernigan and Christina Foster from Pentair addresses differences between how grinder pumps (low flow/high head) and chopper pumps (higher flow/lower head) can benefit that situation. They also compare the advantages of how axial-cutter design vs. radial-cutter design can aid in shredding large debris, bit by bit, without sucking it into the body of the pump where it can clog and shut down the unit.

  • Championing Water Awareness, Education, And Enablement
    Championing Water Awareness, Education, And Enablement

    Joe Vesey, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Xylem, is a believer in approaching water challenges holistically to create economic value and social value for water treatment operators and the communities they serve. At WEFTEC 2019, he entertained Water Talk’s moderators with his company’s involvement in confronting increasing stresses on water’s supply-and-demand equation. The discussion ranged from saving one municipality $500 million by solving a combined-sewer-overflow (CSO) challenge with more innovative technology to recycling rainwater into a beer celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League championship, and beyond. Throughout it all, he cited the importance of raising awareness, educating, and enabling people to do something better through a mix of technology, sustainability, and innovative digital technology partners.

  • Fixing Aging Infrastructure With Minimal Disruption
    Fixing Aging Infrastructure With Minimal Disruption

    Coping with service or repairs to aging pipeline infrastructure without disrupting customers is always a challenge. Chris Vazzana of Hydra-Stop has a better idea that includes the use of insertion valves, which enable water utilities to install a permanent valve into a live water main without ever shutting down the line. His discussion with the Water Talk moderators at WEFTEC 2019 details how the initial perception of insertion valves as a temporary measure is no longer true, and how these time-saving devices are now permanent assets that have passed AWWA testing, including burst testing and 500-cycle testing. Chris also describes the company’s newest 24” insertion valve, with an anecdote about saving a utility and 10,000 of its customers from a disruptive service shutdown.

  • Protecting Pump Motors In Water/Wastewater Operations
    Protecting Pump Motors In Water/Wastewater Operations

    With electric motors playing such key roles in water and wastewater treatment and water distribution operations, protecting those motors is fundamental to keeping processes flowing smoothly. In this Water Talk interview, Steve Zbytowski, product manager for motor protection and soft starters with Eaton, shares his insights on ground-fault identification that helps maintenance personnel pinpoint exactly where the fault is and react to remedy the situation quickly. He also relates how complementary Internet of Things (IoT) network communication improves data collection, making it easier to manage field-monitoring and troubleshooting efforts and improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of motor operation.

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WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT VIDEOS

Manage Emergency Response Capability Manage Emergency Response Capability

Hydraulic modelers, planners, and operators can use a network model to test variations in operational strategy, tactics, and emergency protocols in a risk-free way. Identify safe, effective options to address pipe bursts, power outages, fires, and other urgent events.

OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview OpenFlows WaterOPS Overview

OpenFlows WaterOPS is a real-time operational and optioneering decision support solution for urban water supply and distribution. Integrating live SCADA data with a calibrated hydraulic model, OpenFlows WaterOPS computes real-time conditions throughout water networks, based on existing conditions and forecasted future conditions.

Bevel Gearbox Actuator for Insta-Valve Bevel Gearbox Actuator for Insta-Valve

Ideal for shallow bury applications, the Bevel Gearbox Actuator allows for horizontal valve installation for 4-12" Insta-Valve 250 insertion valves.

Taking Advantage Of The 'Opportunity Of A Lifetime' In Water Taking Advantage Of The 'Opportunity Of A Lifetime' In Water

If you're of the mind that the water industry is staid and stagnant, watch this interview with Xylem's Joe Vesey to have your mind changed. Vesey, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer with Xylem, describes the "massive disruption, massive change, [and] massive value creation" happening broadly across society and business, promising that it's also "going to happen in water." At Xylem, it has already begun.

Next-Level Flow And Level Instrumentation Next-Level Flow And Level Instrumentation

Trending issues require innovative solutions, and KROHNE is here — in the marketplace, at WEFTEC, and on video — to help water professionals overcome their toughest challenges. Tune in below for Richard Lowrie, Water and Wastewater Industry Manager for KROHNE, as he presents two cases in point: the TIDALFLEX flow meter and the OPTIWAVE 1400 radar level transmitter. The former performs accurate measurement in partially filled pipes — down to 10 percent — which is especially useful for stormwater/combined sewer overflow (CSO) applications, while the latter is a new offering that provides continuous, non-contact level measurement in tanks, pumping stations, and open channels. Learn the unique properties and benefits of each, and how they can update and improve your operations.

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