WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

Making The Most Of Data In A Digitalized World
Making The Most Of Data In A Digitalized World

Water treatment plant (WTP) and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators are increasingly supporting better decision-making by leveraging digitalization capabilities available through instrumentation and plant management systems. Successful adoption of digitalization starts with identifying the right balance of tools (i.e., web-networked instrumentation) and systems (i.e., analytical data management software). Maximizing the value, however, is as much about exercising a mind-set of efficiency as it is about tracking raw numbers.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota
    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota

    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District (AVWSID) serves rural county residents who live outside the city of Vernal, Utah.

  • Is Manual Calibration The Right Choice For You?
    Is Manual Calibration The Right Choice For You?

    When selecting a new analyzer for your plant, there are many different features to consider. One of those is the choice of how the instrument will be calibrated, namely between an inexpensive manual calibration and a more complex automatic calibration method. (To be clear, we will define automatic calibration as a feature that involves no operator intervention at the instrument.) Factors that influence this choice are financial, process, staff levels, and personal preference. Let’s explore each of those.

  • Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood
    Staying On Top of Water In Spite Of Flood

    The biggest flood in decades roared through the Village of Johnson City, NY, one day in September 2011, and the water department lost everything, including their office, which was submerged in several feet of water. Working with Neptune Technology Group, Johnson City began installation of its new Neptune meters, along with E-Coder®)R900i™ combination solid state absolute encoder/RF meter interface units.

  • Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency
    Monitor Your Pump For Process Efficiency

    Pumps are all too frequently one of the most overlooked and abused pieces of equipment in process automation, yet nothing moves without them and a process becomes inefficient when they don’t operate properly or completely shutdown. 

  • In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation
    In-Situ Calibration: Methods And Pitfalls Of Thermal Mass Flow Meter Sensor Field Validation

    Mid-to-large size facilities and campuses inevitably have hundreds of flow instruments to monitor, maintain, and repair. For a reliability engineer, ensuring that all instrumentation meets ISO 9000 or similar standards is a time-consuming responsibility. By Matthew J. Olin, President & CEO, Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win: Part 2
    How The Industry Can Take On Wipes In The Waste Stream – And Win: Part 2

    This is the second installment of a three-part series examining wipes in the waste stream. The first installment looked specifically at the growth of disposable wipes usage within the last decade. Now we’ll look at the public outreach campaigns and some of the ways pump manufacturers are adjusting their technology to try to reduce or prevent wipes-related clogging.   

  • SewerGEMS Optimizes AEGEA’s Sewerage Network Expansion In Lakes Region
    SewerGEMS Optimizes AEGEA’s Sewerage Network Expansion In Lakes Region

    Prolagos, an AEGEA company, provides water and sanitation services for five municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The concession covers the famed Lakes Region (Região dos Lagos), where seasonal populations fluctuate from nearly 400,000 to more than 2 million.

  • E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County

    The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.

  • Food Processor Monitors Water Usage And Verifies Meter Calibration
    Food Processor Monitors Water Usage And Verifies Meter Calibration

    A food processing company in northern California has a small wastewater treatment plant to treat its wastewater before releasing it back to the local municipality.

  • The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)
    The Most Misunderstood Fact Behind Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (It’s The Pressure, Not The Concentration)

    A dissolved oxygen sensor ought to be simple to understand. Whether it is membrane or optically based, it gives a signal that is proportional to the concentration of oxygen concentration in water.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT APPLICATION NOTES

  • 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.

  • The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon
    The Importance Of Measuring Total Organic Carbon

    Organic carbon compounds vary greatly. In fact, one of the first lessons in most introductory Organic Chemistry courses explains that the number of possible carbon compounds is virtually infinite due to carbon’s ability to form long, chain-like molecules. While chromatographic methods like gas chromatography (GC) or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) are able to make quantitative determinations for specific compounds, the user must first know which specific compounds to look for.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT PRODUCTS

Telog 32 Series Of Recording Telemetry Units (RTUs) Telog 32 Series Of Recording Telemetry Units (RTUs)

Continuing the tradition of ground breaking products that add exciting new capabilities for smart, remote monitoring in water and wastewater networks.

ME-8 Encoder Register ME-8 Encoder Register

Now available for use on all current Mueller Systems positive displacement meters in 5/8” through 2” sizes, the ME-8 utilizes heat treated tempered, glass lens and corrosion resistant copper can to house the register light tubes, electronics, self-lubricating gearing, and drive magnet. The register delivers extraordinary functionality and value when paired with the latest metrology and AMR/AMI solutions available from Mueller Systems.

PondPack PondPack

From basic site designs to complex drainage studies, you can effectively model rainfall and runoff from urban and rural watersheds to design detention and retention facilities, outlet structures, and channels. The intuitive and easy-to-use interface simplifies detention pond design while the robust calculation engine handles the complexity of interconnected pond modeling.

StormCAD StormCAD

StormCAD provides stormwater professionals with advanced tools to effectively deliver high-quality storm sewer design with lower capital investment.  In challenging times, budgets for infrastructure projects are tight. StormCAD helps you be as effective as possible on storm sewer development projects. The software provides roadway and site designers, stormwater master planners, and land developers like you with advanced tools to effectively deliver high quality design with minimized capital investments.

 SewerCAD SewerCAD

How big and deep should this pipe be? Do we have enough capacity to serve these customers? These are the typical problems that SewerCAD can help you solve.

WaterGEMS - Water Distribution Analysis And Design Software WaterGEMS - Water Distribution Analysis And Design Software

WaterGEMS provides you with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use decision-support tool for water distribution networks. The software helps improve your knowledge of how infrastructure behaves as a system, how it reacts to operational strategies, and how it should grow as population and demands increase.

WaterCAD WaterCAD

Utilities and engineering firms around the world trust WaterCAD as a reliable decision-support tool for their infrastructure. Design new water systems and manage existing water networks effectively to reduce disruption risks and energy use.

CivilStorm - Stormwater Modeling And Analysis Software CivilStorm - Stormwater Modeling And Analysis Software

Stormwater systems can be very complex to model, with flow backups and reversals, surcharged pipes, and more.

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Built for both non-technical (basic inputs) and technical (detailed inputs) users, our WWTP Design Generator automatically integrates decisions and calculations from each engineering discipline (process, mechanical, civil, architectural, electrical) to create a preliminary design for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

What used to take several weeks of work involving experts and engineers from multiple disciplines can now be completed within six hours using Water Online’s groundbreaking WWTP Design Generator.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

  • An Introduction To Industrial Use Of Technology For Non-Techies
    An Introduction To Industrial Use Of Technology For Non-Techies

    It’s increasingly obvious to me that the gap in the general understanding of technology is continuously increasing with those that are not working in the space every day.  I am referring to industrial technology versus the general consumer technology market.  

  • Why On Earth Would You Put SCADA On The Internet?
    Why On Earth Would You Put SCADA On The Internet?

    This heated debate continues to rage on in boardrooms, online forums, and tradeshow floors around the world. It pits SCADA teams, seeking to maximize system uptime, against IT departments, working to keep their systems secure. What follows is a very brief overview of why water and wastewater utilities choose to allow remote access and what steps should be taken to minimize the risk.

  • How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry
    How The Middle East Is Transforming Its Power And Water Industry

    Global demand for power and water is accelerating — and the Middle East is no exception. A burgeoning population combined with multiple industrial diversification programs is fueling a boom in power and water projects. During the first three quarters of 2017, about US$30 billion of major power contracts and US$20 billion of water projects were awarded across the region. In 2018, the figure is looking more like $60 billion with the two sectors combined.

  • From Zero To SCADA
    From Zero To SCADA

    VTScada software helps Jamaica National Water Commission adopt world-class monitoring and control system.

  • Point Level vs. Continuous Level Measuring Technologies
    Point Level vs. Continuous Level Measuring Technologies

    While point level measuring approaches are regarded as simple and user-friendly, they lack the capabilities of more sophisticated continuous measuring instruments.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL GIS Solution Chosen To Streamline Utility In Huntsville, AL

Huntsville Utilities is a multi-utility that had three different engineering departments using three sets of software for their designs and instruction drawings. Watch the video to learn how the utility chose Bentley Systems’ GIS Solution as a design and management tool to streamline design and speed up the design process.

Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis

Bentley’s Wastewater Network Modeling and Analysis solution provides decision support capabilities to optimize network capacity and improve operations.  Hydraulic analysis allows you to evaluate capacity, identify bottlenecks in your existing or proposed piping and pumping networks, and design improvements needed to accommodate the growing demand for service and emergency response.

Stormwater Modeling and Analysis Stormwater Modeling and Analysis

Bentley’s Stormwater Modeling and Analysis solution enables designers to analyze and explore innovative stormwater design options and efficiently manage project deliverables.  Using hydrologic and hydraulic calculations helps you understand how rainfall translates into stormwater runoff and interacts with streets, channels, pipes, ponds and related stormwater infrastructure.

Prolagos – Innovative Use Of WaterGEMS Prolagos – Innovative Use Of WaterGEMS

Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea, provides water and sewerage services to five municipalities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The 2041 Master Plan project aims to expand the water supply system for Região dos Lagos (Region of the Lakes) over short-, medium-, and long-term horizons. In the short term, Prolagos built 4 large pumping stations, 30 requlation tanks, and a new trunk main spanning 300 km that will increase the transport capacity by 30%, reduce energy consumption by 55% and deal with seasonal population fluctuations.

CivilStorm - All-In-One Stormwater Management CivilStorm - All-In-One Stormwater Management

CivilStorm can accurately model a wide range of stormwater infrastructure configurations and hydraulic elements arrangements, from closed conduits and channels, to ponds and outlets, and low impact development controls.

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