WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

How Alarmed Should You Be About Operator Effectiveness?
How Alarmed Should You Be About Operator Effectiveness?

As water and wastewater treatment plant (WTP/WWTP) processes and control systems become more sophisticated, maximizing operator effectiveness becomes more complex as well. A well-planned alarm and control strategy can make a significant difference between valuable decision-making information and confusing, disjointed, data points. This article highlights key strategies for foreseeing problems in advance, fixing them faster, and having a higher success rate by maximizing operator effectiveness.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Water Plant Upgrades: 4 Reasons To Break The Re-Order Habit
    Water Plant Upgrades: 4 Reasons To Break The Re-Order Habit

    A large percentage of the flow meters purchased for municipal water plants are replacements for older meters in existing facilities or distribution systems. It’s a common practice to replace aging meters with the same technology, often from the same manufacturer.

  • Weighing And Remote Monitoring For Reliable Wastewater Treatment
    Weighing And Remote Monitoring For Reliable Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater treatment can be a dirty job — but someone has to do it. At a Canadian wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serving around 75,000 citizens, between 240 and 300 cubic meters of digested sludge are treated each and every day!

  • City of Troy Improves Customer Relationships And Billing Accuracy With AMI Solution
    City of Troy Improves Customer Relationships And Billing Accuracy With AMI Solution

    Located just south of Montgomery, Alabama, the City of Troy is a unique mix of southern small-town charm and big-city amenities. Read the full case study to learn how the City leveraged Sensus’ Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution to gather more data and monitor for issues likes leaks or pipe breaks

  • Take Charge Of Your Facility’s Water Usage…
    Take Charge Of Your Facility’s Water Usage…

    Water is a precious resource! Now, more than ever, businesses and facilities must take charge of their water usage to help with water conservation and lower water bills.

  • How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants
    How Experts Justify The Cost Of Comprehensive SCADA In Drinking Water Plants

    Due to their critical role in protecting the health of customers, drinking water treatment systems require a high degree of care and oversight.

  • What Does It Take To Really Impress Your Customer?
    What Does It Take To Really Impress Your Customer?

    Service. A large part of customer service is creating a seamless experience between the customer’s expectation, and your ability to exceed their anticipated need.

  • A Golden Spike In Revenue, Efficiency, And Customer Service With The R900® System
    A Golden Spike In Revenue, Efficiency, And Customer Service With The R900® System

    In 2008, the public utility manager in Ogden City, Utah sent out a request for proposal on a system-wide changeout of its meters, absolute encoders, and radio frequency meter interface units (RF MIUs), with a goal of eliminating estimating and replacing all their meters with AMR technology to read year-round. Read the full case study to learn more.

  • 3 Tips To Optimize Cooling Water Management For Lower Plant Operating Costs
    3 Tips To Optimize Cooling Water Management For Lower Plant Operating Costs

    Evaporative cooling towers are key components in the effective operation of plants in the electric power, industrial process and manufacturing industries.

  • Predicting Leakage Issues Using The PI System
    Predicting Leakage Issues Using The PI System

    Yorkshire Water produces 1.3 billion liters of clean water and treats one billion liters of water in its waste water networks every single day. The company has 686 treatment facilities spread across northern England and 83,000 kilometers of water pipelines, which is enough to circle the earth twice.

  • Shanghai Investigation Sets BIM Standard On Ningbo Yongxin’s Urban Flood Control Project
    Shanghai Investigation Sets BIM Standard On Ningbo Yongxin’s Urban Flood Control Project

    In response to the devastation from a 2013 typhoon that caused the Yongxin and Yongjiang rivers in Ningbo, China to overflow, Ningbo Raw Water Group Ltd. commissioned the detailed design and construction of a CNY 178 million emergency sluice pump. The pump would provide flood control measures and mitigate future flood losses to improve urban infrastructure services within the Zhejiang province. To avoid the risk of additional flooding from another typhoon, the Raw Water Group required the urban flood control project to be delivered in a demanding eight-month schedule—a process that would ordinarily take 24 months to complete.

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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

PI System PI System

From data to knowledge to transformation
Move from complexity to simplicity, from asset and process intelligence to operational intelligence with the PI System. Its highly scalable, open data infrastructure empowers enterprises in real time, transforming operational data into actionable knowledge and business transformation.

Better Data Handling With 2D Smart Labels Better Data Handling With 2D Smart Labels

Smart, Quick, Easy - with 2D labels.

3S Reagents For Volumetric Titration 3S Reagents For Volumetric Titration

Connect Your Lab
3S is an intelligent packaging solution protected with an originality seal. The cap provides information via Radio-frequency identification or RFID, enabling automated data transfer between the reagent and titration instrument. Intelligent communication for improved performance.

PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller PGC5000 Gas Chromatograph Oven With Integrated Controller

Shelter space and the overall initial investment in analytical equipment can be expensive. The PGC5000 oven with an integrated controller offers a low initial investment solution by integrating the single board computer (SBC) directly into the PGC5000B or PGC5000C gas chromatograph ovens.

Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 927 Series

With no consumables or frequent calibration requirements, LGR-ICOS laser process analyzers can significantly improve process monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes and other applications requiring fast, sensitive quantification of trace gases in ambient air, high purity gases, or in complex matrices.

LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch

Delivers leading-edge technology to the non-invasive switch market by facilitating accurate level measurement for oil & gas, chemical, and power generation applications.

Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 950 Series Laser Process Analyzer: LGR-ICOS™ 950 Series

Where the most challenging of detection capabilities are required for quality assurance, critical process control or the protection of a precious process catalyst from poisonous impurities, no other laser analyzer can match the capability of this analyzer in performance.

Digital Solutions For Water Digital Solutions For Water

ABB uses digital solutions to drive outcomes. Engaging customers to demonstrate tangible results that scale.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

  • Sending Your Wet Weather Problem Back To The Cloud(s)
    Sending Your Wet Weather Problem Back To The Cloud(s)

    Most of us don’t have to think about the vital infrastructure that supports our society.  Water is delivered to our homes and businesses 24/7, and wastewater is efficiently and cleanly whisked away.  The ability of our utilities to manage these services means we only take notice at times of inconvenience: water outages, sewer blockages, or stormwater overflows. 

  • Keys To Mastering Pump System Maintenance
    Keys To Mastering Pump System Maintenance

    It has long been established that predictive maintenance of existing equipment will reduce operating costs and help ensure safe operation.

  • Smart Utility: Building A Foundation for Artificial Intelligence
    Smart Utility: Building A Foundation for Artificial Intelligence

    With data comes decision-making power, but how each utility wields that power will be different. The Smart Utility approach tailors digital capabilities to arrive at specific and optimal outcomes.

  • Saving Infrastructure With Sensors In The Sewer
    Saving Infrastructure With Sensors In The Sewer

    With a little help from AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (the Internet of Things), Kansas City gives a lesson on UEA-MEP — utilizing existing assets to the maximum extent possible.

  • How Big Is Big Data Among Water Utilities?
    How Big Is Big Data Among Water Utilities?

    A survey of water utilities conducted by Black & Veatch reveals to what degree and how rapidly (or not) data analytics are being implemented in the real world.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

A Magmeter Built For "Ultra" Dependability And Performance A Magmeter Built For "Ultra" Dependability And Performance

The Ultra Mag electromagnetic flow meter (or "magmeter") sets itself apart from the start, with a stainless steel body, steel flanges, and a consistent 3M fusion-bonded epoxy liner, inside and out, to eliminate wear, abrasions, and corrosion. 

Water Intelligence System Combines Process, Data and Instrumentation Analysis Water Intelligence System Combines Process, Data and Instrumentation Analysis

In the world of water and wastewater, it's not enough to simply get a measurement back on how your system is performing. The non-linear process of water treatment and distribution requires ongoing adjustment and diagnostics based on process and regular instrument analysis. In this Water Online video, Tom Siller, Senior Director for Hach's Software Business Unit, discusses Claros, a new water intelligence system that not only analyzes but looks to fill the knowledge void as we face a generational change in our treatment operator ranks.

What Are The Hidden Costs Of Water? What Are The Hidden Costs Of Water?

There are a variety of costs that are easy to overlook in water treatment. But as Herman Coello, Products Manager for SIEMENS Process Instrumentation, explains in this Water Online video, accurately measuring your flow and treatment parameters can reduce them all. Much-overlooked expenses such as pumping inefficiencies and chemical overdosing can all be reduced to save operating expense.

Video: Understanding VTScada Architecture Video: Understanding VTScada Architecture

Designing SCADA systems can be a challenge. When developing or updating a SCADA system, it is important to consider which devices it will need to communicate with, how and where the application HMI is required, as well as the disruptiveness of component downtime or missing historical data. With these items, one can start the process of planning their application architecture. Of course, it is good to consider that the architecture should be flexible enough to support the progressive updating.

ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video ABB Ability Collaborative Operations For Power Generation And Water Video

In this new era of digitalization, close collaboration between partners is vital to reap the full benefits that big data and analytics offer. The approach that enables digital collaboration is ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations - a remote operations and maintenance model that helps power generation companies harness the potential of digitalization.

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