WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management
Capitalizing On A New Mindset For Asset Management

Reasons for changing water or wastewater asset management practices include unacceptable process downtime, statutory requirements for documenting infrastructure integrity, or the desire to refine process cost-effectiveness and maintenance-budget ROI. Here are examples of strategic approaches that can better match desirable asset management outcomes to the real needs of water utility operations.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Refinery Turns To Thermal Mass Flow Meter
    Refinery Turns To Thermal Mass Flow Meter

    An independent Midwest refiner operates refineries in multiple states with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 500,000 barrels per day. The company recently approved a project to improve the safety of its plant and reduce its costs for nitrogen gas used for tank blanketing. Read the full report to learn more.

  • Prolagos Designs Water Distribution System Delivering Energy Savings And Revenue Gains
    Prolagos Designs Water Distribution System Delivering Energy Savings And Revenue Gains

    Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea Group, is responsible for providing water and sewerage services to five municipalities in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. Prolagos manages a total water network encompassing 2,000 kilometers of distribution pipelines and accommodates for variable seasonal fluctuations ranging from 400,000 to almost 2 million inhabitants at the peak of the tourist season.

  • Raising The Bar On Scalability
    Raising The Bar On Scalability

    Automation and information systems represent a major investment for industrial businesses, both large and small. Long-term protection of that investment should be a significant consideration when selecting a partner and a system.

  • The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.

  • Accurate Gas Flow Measurement Improves Water Disinfection Process Efficiency
    Accurate Gas Flow Measurement Improves Water Disinfection Process Efficiency

    Many of today’s large urban water treatment plants rely upon sophisticated chlorination processes in order to provide clean, sanitary water to millions of consumers in the US and around the globe. The efficiency and cost-effective operation of chlorination processes in water treatment facilities can be significantly improved with the installation of flow meters that accurately measure the flow of chlorine gas in the treatment process

  • Keep Your Pumps Running Smoothly To Optimize Process Efficiency
    Keep Your Pumps Running Smoothly To Optimize Process Efficiency

    Industrial pumps consume up to 20% of the world’s energy production and can be responsible for 25 to 50% of a process plant’s energy bill, according to Europump, the Hydraulic Institute and other sources. Nothing moves without them in a process plant, and they are expensive to purchase, maintain and even more to repair or replace. Reducing pump lifecycle costs (their purchase, operation and maintenance) is critical in a process plant optimizing efficiency and product output. The process and the surrounding equipment configuration can be responsible for unnecessary high pump lifecycle costs.

  • Hidroing d.o.o. Reduces Water Loss For Croatian Water Supply Network
    Hidroing d.o.o. Reduces Water Loss For Croatian Water Supply Network

    Varkom D.D. (Varkom) brings water and wastewater utility services to 175,000 people across seven townships and 20 municipalities in Varaždin County, Croatia. The organization wanted a feasibility study completed to help better manage its assets spanning the 1,650-kilometer supply network, which included 23 water tanks and 36 pressure stations.

  • A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm
    A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm

    Reducing water loss and saving money are two of the highest priorities—and most consistent challenges—facing water professionals. Both of these issues stem from water pressure control.

  • Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse
    Winning Strategies For Smart Cities, Smart Water, And Water Reuse

    Every city facing infrastructure or operational challenges or concerns about maintaining quality of life in the face of population growth or a changing environment has benefits to gain from a unified smart-city approach. Here are some concepts for promoting understanding and acceptance among utility and government decision-makers, plus several examples of benefits already being garnered by smart cities large and small.

  • 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.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • 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.

  • Harmonics Reduction Methods
    Harmonics Reduction Methods

    There are several basic methods for reducing harmonic voltage and current distortion from nonlinear distribution loads such as adjustable frequency drives (AFDs). Following is a description of each method, along with each method’s advantages and disadvantages.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

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.

OPTISONIC 6300 Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flowmeter OPTISONIC 6300 Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 6300 is an ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeter for permanent mount installation. It is particularly suitable for flow measurement of (non-)conductive liquids at any location where inline measurement is not possible or desirable. The flowmeter consists of a combination of one or two clamp-on sensors and one ultrasonic signal converter. Its robust clamp-on rail is highly flexible and can be very easily attached to virtually any pipe up to DN4000 / 160".

OPTISONIC 6300 P Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flowmeter OPTISONIC 6300 P Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 6300 P is a portable, battery-powered ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeter for temporary flow measurement of (non-)conductive liquids. It can be used at virtually any location and without process interruption or need to cut pipes. Due to its flexibility, the meter is equally suited for comparative measurements on stationary measuring equipment (e.g. pumps, flowmeters etc.) or for use as a short-term replacement of faulty devices. As standard the clamp-on flowmeter is also provided with a measurement option for thermal energy applications.

OPTISONIC 3400 Ultrasonic Flowmeter OPTISONIC 3400 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

The OPTISONIC 3400 is a 3-path ultrasonic inline flowmeter designed for a wide range of standard or more demanding process applications with homogeneous, non-viscous aqueous liquids as well as viscous fluids of up to over 1000 cSt. It is also the perfect choice for applications with cryogenic products (as low as -200°C / -328°F), media with extended temperature ranges (up to +250°C / +482°F) as well as low or extreme pressure ratings. The OPTISONIC 3400 offers a broad range of diameters – from DN25 / 1" for dosing purposes to DN3000 / 120" for water transportation pipelines.

OPTIBATCH 4011 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter OPTIBATCH 4011 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter

The OPTIBATCH  4011 is the standard Coriolis mass flowmeter for process batching of conductive and non-conductive liquids. It is a highly accurate and specialised meter for linear and rotating filling machines. The fully welded maintenance-free device with twin U-shape is particularly suitable for hygienic applications in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage industries. It can be equipped with DIN11864-2 hygienic flange connections, hygienic clamp connections or many other bespoke fittings according to customer specifications.

OPTIMASS 1010 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter OPTIMASS 1010 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter

The OPTIMASS 1010 is a cost-effective twin straight tube Coriolis mass flowmeter for a wide range of universal and hygienic applications with liquids and gases (up to 170,000 kg/h or 6,235 lb/min and +130°C / +266°F). It features an integrated Modbus converter. This makes the flowmeter an ideal solution where a DCS or a PLC is already in use and extensive communication options and control functions are not necessary. By way of its Modbus interface the flowmeter integrates easily into existing controller systems. There is no need for a conventional signal converter. Purchase costs can be saved.

OPTIMASS 3010 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter OPTIMASS 3010 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter

The OPTIMASS 3010 is a cost-effective Coriolis mass flowmeter for low flow and dosing applications with liquids and gases (from 0.3 kg/h or 0.01 lb/min upwards). The flowmeter features an integrated Modbus converter. This makes it the ideal solution for applications where a DCS or a PLC is already in use and extensive communication options and control functions are not necessary. By way of its Modbus interface the flowmeter integrates easily into existing controller systems. There is no need for a conventional signal converter. Purchase costs can be saved.

OPTIMASS 7010 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter OPTIMASS 7010 Coriolis Mass Flowmeter

The OPTIMASS 7010 is a high-end single straight tube Coriolis mass flowmeter. It is particularly suitable for demanding process and dosing applications involving gases and shear-sensitive or viscous liquids, slurries, very aggressive media or media with a low flow velocity. The Coriolis meter features an integrated Modbus converter. This makes it the ideal solution for applications where a DCS or a PLC is already in use and extensive communication options and control functions are not necessary. By way of its Modbus interface the flowmeter integrates easily into existing controller systems. There is no need for a conventional signal converter. Purchase costs can be saved.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

  • How To Use ATP And DNA In A Wastewater Nitrification Monitoring Plan
    How To Use ATP And DNA In A Wastewater Nitrification Monitoring Plan

    Ammonia removal is a key metric for assessing wastewater treatment facility performance. This is because ammonia contributes to aquatic life toxicity. Furthermore, nitrogen, along with phosphorus, is a driver of receiving water eutrophication. Eutrophication, which simply is an over-enrichment of nutrients, can be detrimental to environmental and public health. It can result in harmful algae blooms, dissolved oxygen depletion, fish kills, and other damaging impacts.

  • Calibrating Success: Improved Tools To Maintain Flowmeter Accuracy
    Calibrating Success: Improved Tools To Maintain Flowmeter Accuracy

    Water utilities with highly successful monitoring programs tend to share a common trait: they have a well-defined plan for calibration that emphasizes frequency and tracking. However, when done properly, this process is time-consuming and often leads to unnecessary labor and downtime. The good news is that advanced metering technology is available for plants to get a better handle on the instrument’s performance with significantly less effort.

  • Water Monitoring's Triple Threat: Bad Habits, Bad Readings, Bad Results
    Water Monitoring's Triple Threat: Bad Habits, Bad Readings, Bad Results

    When water and wastewater plant operators can’t get accurate flow measurements or analytical readings — or lack confidence in their instruments’ readings — it creates challenges with the process. When substandard water goes to homes and causes a boil order, or discharge pollutes a lake or reservoir, the resulting bad press, fines, and potential lawsuits erode public confidence. Avoiding these kinds of problems is rooted in good preventive maintenance habits.

  • Sounding The Alarm On Silent Noncompliance
    Sounding The Alarm On Silent Noncompliance

    Water and wastewater utility operators work diligently to operate within strict guidelines, ensuring their facilities are producing the best drinking water and highest quality effluent possible. Despite all their efforts, however, it can be easy to fall outside of regulatory compliance without even being aware. The key to avoiding problems like these is to understand how silent noncompliance can happen and knowing when to raise a red flag.

  • How To Approach Cybersecurity With Confidence
    How To Approach Cybersecurity With Confidence

    As digitalization continues to grow in the water and wastewater industry, cybersecurity becomes an increasingly important responsibility.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

Water: It Matters More Than Ever Water: It Matters More Than Ever

Water. It’s vital to human life, our economy, and ecosystem - the very survival of our planet. But water challenges are growing more intense than ever before. Increasing volatile weather patterns fueled by climate change, crumbling infrastructure, pollution, and over population that is causing a surge in the demand for water. This means the world’s supply of clean water is rapidly declining putting our future at risk.

AWT210 Transmitter – Opening Up A New World Of Water AWT210 Transmitter – Opening Up A New World Of Water

The intrinsically safe AWT210 two-wire modular transmitter is a single-channel device for the measurement and control of pH, ORP or conductivity in hazardous and non-hazardous area applications.

ABB's World Of Water Analysis ABB's World Of Water Analysis

The ability to continuously and accurately measure water quality is a key requirement in many processes. ABB’s continuous water analyzers help their customers' precious water resources go further around the world. Their trusted range of water analysis solutions provide real-time data on process conditions that can be used to improve efficiency, tighten performance and safeguard quality.

Water Utilities:  Successes in Transforming Data Into Action Water Utilities: Successes in Transforming Data Into Action

This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities use cases  that have embraced and leveraged  digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll see examples from utilities that have created a data strategy and are using  real-time data that is driving smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

The Connected Water Utility – Part 1 The Connected Water Utility – Part 1

This video focuses on leading water and wastewater utilities who have embraced and leveraged digital technologies such as smart sensors/devices, IoT, better connectivity, and software. You'll discover that by creating a data strategy and using real-time data your water utility will drive smarter decisions to reduce opex and capex, increase asset life, meet environmental compliance, etc. while reducing risk.

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