DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT

Are Your Pumps Running As Efficiently As Practical?
Are Your Pumps Running As Efficiently As Practical?

In water and wastewater operations, optimizing energy use plays a huge role in cost efficiency, but how can you know if pumping equipment and other motors are running as efficiently as possible? Analytics systems that interpret performance from a variety of data points — pump curves, run time, flow rates, vibration, temperature, energy consumption, etc. — can quantify pump operation to keep performance efficiency on an upward track.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Continuous Analyzer Integrated Data Validation
    Continuous Analyzer Integrated Data Validation

    Continuous analyzers are an integral part of the process to maintain quality, ensure compliance, and protect public health. Therefore it is imperative to ensure the analyzers are functioning properly and provide accurate and reliable data. This requires validation of the data provided by the analyzer on a routine basis. In addition some continuous analyzers incorporate internal data validation capabilities to inform the end user the reliability of the data provided by the analyzer. This paper discusses integrated data validation and how they may be integrated into SCADA systems.

  • Smart Water: Remote Sensing
    Smart Water: Remote Sensing

    Automated metering systems (AMSs) or “smart meters” can provide valuable data for electric and water utilities. Data analytics can be used to improve customer service, boost conservation, monitor the system, and even forecast demand. An ultimate goal might be to eventually monitor everything from streetlight intensity to fire hydrants.

  • Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits
    Township Water Authority Uses Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meters To Avoid Surcharges For Exceeding Peak Limits

    A suburban township in the upper Midwest U.S. buys their drinking water from a major municipal water district. The municipality has many customers and has implemented contracts with each of its wholesale customers that limit the peak flows and the time of day in which they may occur. If the wholesale customer exceeds the limit, they are assessed significant surcharges.

  • Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flowmeters: How They Measure Up
    Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flowmeters: How They Measure Up

    Not cool enough in summer. Not warm enough in winter. Guests staying at a prestigious country club in New York state complained regularly about the air conditioning and heating of their luxury suites and apartments. The geothermal heat exchange system serving this facility had never, in fact, been fully functional.

  • 12 Steps To Precise pH Measurement
    12 Steps To Precise pH Measurement

    You want good pH data.  Who doesn’t?  You deserve good data, but for good pH data you need to calibrate.  You need to calibrate well and calibrate often. By Lyndsey McDermand

  • HVAC Efficiency – The Benefits Of Optimizing Your Heating And Cooling
    HVAC Efficiency – The Benefits Of Optimizing Your Heating And Cooling

    There has been no shortage of studies, discussions and debates surrounding the concept of energy efficiency over the past 40 years. Scientific studies suggest a relationship between greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change, strengthening the belief that human activity was harming the environment.

  • A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

  • When Inches Count: Flow Metering In Constrained Spaces
    When Inches Count: Flow Metering In Constrained Spaces

    From offshore oil platforms that come with a hefty cost for every square foot to college campuses that rely on steam plants in cramped basements, flow metering is critical to many operations where space comes at a premium. The problem is that most flow metering technologies conflict with space limitations because of their substantial straight pipe run requirements. The good news is there is an alternative.

  • Singer Valve Improves Aussie Water Supply

    Without the right solution, aging water pipes, overflowing tanks and noisy valves can become chronic issues to a water retailer’s supply infrastructure.

  • Hydraulic Modeling For Esri© ArcGIS Users
    Hydraulic Modeling For Esri© ArcGIS Users

    Water and wastewater networks are inherently geospatial, comprising interconnected assets that are often underground, buried beneath urban and rural communities.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • Organics Aren’t Invisible: A Guide for Simple Online Monitoring
    Organics Aren’t Invisible: A Guide for Simple Online Monitoring

    Control of dissolved organics has been one of the highest priority concerns for most water treatment plants for over 20 years. Organics monitoring is an even more critical issue today in the face of more stringent regulations and concerns around trace organics, emerging contaminants, and even counter-terrorism or water security. Despite the critical need, many plants still rely primarily on turbidity for monitoring and process control.

  • TOC Analysis: The Best Tool In A Drinking Water Facility’s Toolbox
    TOC Analysis: The Best Tool In A Drinking Water Facility’s Toolbox

    SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions designs and manufactures Sievers Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzers that enable near real-time reporting of organic carbon levels for treatment optimization, quality control & regulatory compliance. TOC has a wide range of applicability at a drinking water plant, and therefore any drinking water utility — large or small — can measure TOC in their laboratory or online in their treatment process.

  • Irrigation Technology In Agriculture: How New Technologies Overcome Challenges
    Irrigation Technology In Agriculture: How New Technologies Overcome Challenges

    As the world’s population continues to increase at a fast pace, more food and water will be needed to sustain humanity. In the past 50 years, we have tripled our need for water and food, and there are no signs of this trend slowing down. As a result of these conditions, smart, innovative agricultural practices are needed now more than ever. Technology can, and already does, aid agriculture in innumerable ways. One prominent part of agriculture that can use technological innovation to increase efficiency and effectiveness is irrigation.

  • Water Determination In Liquefied Petroleum Gas Using GC BID And Ionic Liquid Column Watercol™
    Water Determination In Liquefied Petroleum Gas Using GC BID And Ionic Liquid Column Watercol™

    Water in petrochemical feedstocks can cause problems for processors. Freezing of pipe lines and valves and poisoning of expensive catalysts are just a few examples.

  • Improved Determination Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Water By SPME And GC/MS
    Improved Determination Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Water By SPME And GC/MS

    The analysis of water for volatile organic compounds is important due to their toxicity. The current methods for this determination lack of sensitivity, selectivity or capability for automation. This paper presents the new ISO 17943 Standard using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and GC/MS. The sample preparation by SPME enables limits of detection and easy automation of the whole method. GC/MS provides the required sensitivity and selectivity. This ISO Standard was validated by an interlaboratory trial, which results confirm the outstanding performance for this method.

  • Ultrapure Water For Determination of Toxic Elements In Environmental Analyses
    Ultrapure Water For Determination of Toxic Elements In Environmental Analyses

    In this paper the importance of reagent water quality for toxic element environmental analyses is discussed, and the suitability of fresh ultrapure water produced using MilliporeSigma water purification systems for ICP-OES and ICP-MS trace element analyses in environmental laboratories is demonstrated.

  • 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.

  • Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department
    Flow Meter Enhances Chlorination System Performance For Municipal Water Department

    The water municipality at a mid-size city in the Western region of the U.S. serving a population of about 180,000 people needed to address a chlorine disinfection system problem at one of its water treatment plants.

  • 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.

  • ABB Aztec 600 Manganese Analyzer Optimizing Manganese Removal Efficiency
    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.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

4630 Chlorine Analyzer System 4630 Chlorine Analyzer System

The Signet 4630 Chlorine Analyzer System is an integrated all-in-one system designed to measure free chlorine.

Signet 2774-2777 DryLoc® pH/ORP Electrodes Signet 2774-2777 DryLoc® pH/ORP Electrodes

The Signet 2774 - 2777 pH and ORP Electrodes feature a unique foulproof DryLoc® connector with goldplated contacts designed specifically for use with the Signet 2750 and 2760 preamplifiers, sensor electronics, and connectors.

Transmitters With Radar Sensing Technology Improve Level Measurement Accuracy Transmitters With Radar Sensing Technology Improve Level Measurement Accuracy

GF Piping Systems (GF) has expanded its automation product line with two new Level Transmitters. These transmitters incorporate advanced radar sensing technology designed for high accuracy tank level measurement in a wide range of chemical processing and water treatment applications. The addition of radar technology to the company’s existing ultrasonic and hydrostatic sensors now provides three different level measurement technologies to meet virtually any level requirement.

InnovaSwitch™ Flow Switch for Gases & Liquids InnovaSwitch™ Flow Switch for Gases & Liquids

Switches on a flow/no flow condition in both gases and liquids. Flow Switch range of 0.01 to 5 sfps (.003 to 1.524 smps) in liquids and 0.1 to 500 sfps (.03 to 152.4 smps) gases. Response Time of 0.5 to 10 seconds (media dependent) Wide operating temperature range of -100F to +390F (-70C to 200C) CE, CENELEC and CSA approvals.

Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System Atomx Automated VOC Sample Prep System

The Atomx Automated Sample Prep System combines an Autosampler and Purge and Trap into a single instrument for the analysis of VOCs in soils and waters. This is the first of its kind and only system that employs a unique methanol extraction automation feature for high level soils in accordance with USEPA Method 5035.

Pro1020 Dissolved Oxygen and pH or ORP Meter Pro1020 Dissolved Oxygen and pH or ORP Meter

Rugged and reliable, the YSI Pro1020 provides everything you need in a handheld instrument for the measurement of either pH or ORP along with temperature, and dissolved oxygen.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT

  • How Can We Start The Journey To Smart Water Networks?
    How Can We Start The Journey To Smart Water Networks?

    In the developed world, potable water is delivered to people via a complex infrastructure consisting of water catchment, water treatment, water storage (reservoirs, towers), and water distribution (pipes). The first two elements are well understood; what is less understood is what happens to water as it journeys to the tap.

  • Global Experts Offer 2019 Smart Water Insights
    Global Experts Offer 2019 Smart Water Insights

    What are some of the biggest global challenges, trends, and opportunities for the smart water sector in 2019? To answer these questions, the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) interviewed four industry experts from Australia, North America, the UK, and India.

  • Where’s The Fire? Industrial Uses For Fire Hydrant Meters
    Where’s The Fire? Industrial Uses For Fire Hydrant Meters

    There are many options for ensuring accurate billing of water used at established industrial customer locations. But how do municipalities or businesses keep track of water availability and use for intermittent applications or movable access points? We spoke with McCrometer, Inc.’s Marc Bennett for insight into how water utilities and industries can efficiently track and allocate water use for billing or internal accounting purposes in such ad hoc applications.

  • Getting Smart About America’s Potable Water Problem
    Getting Smart About America’s Potable Water Problem

    When it comes to fixing pipeline infrastructure, the pressure is on — but is it being measured? Intelligent pipe solutions provide flow and pressure data for improved service and water quality.

  • Delivering In Real Time: OSIsoft’s Partnership With Esri Brings Space And Time Together
    Delivering In Real Time: OSIsoft’s Partnership With Esri Brings Space And Time Together

    The 38th Annual Esri User Conference in San Diego was another great success, and an opportunity for us to showcase our integration technology.   This year OSIsoft has received the Esri Partner Award for “Delivering in Real-Time”, marking a major milestone in our common journey to deliver real-time data inside Esri's maps.  Award winners were chosen based on demonstrated best practices in their advanced use of Esri technology, and their contribution to taking the ArcGIS Platform's latest features and geographic visualization to the next level.

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DRINKING WATER MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Engineers Design New Lead Detector For Water

New sensor offers continuous monitoring, immediate detection of lead.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

Putting Drinking Water To The Test Putting Drinking Water To The Test

Appearing on The Weather Channel's "Wake Up With Al" morning show, water expert Dan Theobald puts drinking water to the test by measuring total dissolved solids (TDS) in tap water samples from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and New Jersey, as well as bottled water samples.

Earth Day Outreach: Insights On Water Conservation And Quality Earth Day Outreach: Insights On Water Conservation And Quality

"Wastewater Dan” talks with FOX 4 News Kansas City about drought conditions in California and procedures to conserve water in the home. He also demonstrates the use of a total dissolved solids (TDS) meter to test drinking water quality, and interprets the results.

Introducing EXO - A New, State-Of-The-Art Water Monitoring Platform Video Introducing EXO - A New, State-Of-The-Art Water Monitoring Platform Video

EXO, a state-of-the art water quality monitoring platform, is designed to address the many challenges of collecting accurate field data in the natural environment.

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