WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

Operational Modeling at Denver Water
Operational Modeling at Denver Water

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.

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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.

  • WaterCAD’s Modeling Capabilities Produce Accurate Hydraulic Model In 70 Percent Less Time
    WaterCAD’s Modeling Capabilities Produce Accurate Hydraulic Model In 70 Percent Less Time

    Varkom D.D. (Varkom) brings water and wastewater utility services to 175,000 people across seven townships and 20 municipalities in Croatia. The organization wanted a feasibility study completed to help better manage its assets. Read the full case study to learn how the team estimated that 70 percent of time was saved directly in model preparation and an additional 70 percent of time was saved in model management and preliminary design.

  • How Automated Real-Time Controls Can Provide More Consistency In Wastewater Treatment Operations
    How Automated Real-Time Controls Can Provide More Consistency In Wastewater Treatment Operations

    Within a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), operators typically face an extremely wide range of different variabilities.

  • Digester Biogas Flow Measurement
    Digester Biogas Flow Measurement

    The engineers at a municipal wastewater treatment utility were expanding their biogas digester system and were seeking an improvement over their existing, maintenance-intensive flow metering technology. They needed to measure the amount of gas contained within a gas bag as well as the flow rate of the gases traveling from the gas bag system into a co-generation power system. 

  • 18 Hours To New SCADA

    Houghton Lake Sewer Authority staff were concerned that the aging computer running their SCADA software application was in danger of failing.  However, their budget constraint was cost-driven and required that any new, fully featured system be up and running in under a week.

  • SCADA Server OS Updates
    SCADA Server OS Updates

    Recently, I received a call from an experienced system integrator regarding VTScada’s stance on installing updates on a SCADA server. They had a customer questioning advice from another SCADA software provider who has positioned themselves with the following stance. For the sake of the server stability, the servers should never receive any Windows® feature or security updates, ever.

  • Grab Sampling vs. Continuous Monitoring: Put The Odds In Your Favor
    Grab Sampling vs. Continuous Monitoring: Put The Odds In Your Favor

    With relatively predictable flow patterns, municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are conditioned to respond to the ebb and flow of demands with a series of small tweaks. While industrial wastewater processing does not always enjoy the same advantage of predictability, continuous monitoring of processes and wastewater output does offer opportunities for more responsive, more precise control.

  • City Saves Money And Energy With Real-Time Control System
    City Saves Money And Energy With Real-Time Control System

    Because blowers are run continuously, energy costs associated with the aeration basin are typically the largest expense for wastewater facilities. The wastewater treatment plant in the city of Grand Rapids was looking to reduce aeration energy costs and recently upgraded the facility with a Hach Real-Time Control System. The result was a nearly $60,000 energy efficiency incentive payment from Consumers Energy, and the plant is now on track to save the city more than 735,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and $62,000 annually.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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

SIPART PS100 SIPART PS100

Positioners are essential to the smooth and reliable operation of your process. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible performance throughout your plant. A great example is our new electropneumatic positioner, the SIPART PS100. Its ease and speed of initialization make it a winner for valve manufacturers, the chemical industry, the energy sector, and many other fields. Special benefits of the SIPART PS100 include robust construction and ease of operation.

Endress+Hauser Service Portfolio Endress+Hauser Service Portfolio

Endress+Hauser is committed to your business, for improved plant performance.

Solutions To Improve Productivity While Lowering Your Costs Solutions To Improve Productivity While Lowering Your Costs

The combination of reliable products and expertise in customized solutions.

SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0 SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0

Efficiently service and maintain intelligent field devices
Field devices are the eyes and ears of automation. The failure of a valve positioner, temperature, flow or pressure sensor can quickly lead to serious malfunction of the process. With SIMATIC PDM Maintenance Station V3.0, Siemens offers the right solution for efficiently monitoring the condition of smart field devices, irrespective of the automation and control systems used

Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager

Endress+Hauser releases the Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager DIN rail version, an intelligent remote device with extensive communication capabilities, making it ideal for IIoT applications and use as an edge device for getting data to cloud-based servers. Thanks to its intuitive operation, Memograph M adapts quickly and easily to any application. The process values are clearly presented on the display and logged safely, limits are monitored and analyzed.

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.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT

  • 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.

  • SWAN Digital Twin H2O Workgroup Summary Of The May 2019 Workshop
    SWAN Digital Twin H2O Workgroup Summary Of The May 2019 Workshop

    The first SWAN Digital Twin Workshop brought together key voices from around the world representing water utilities, academia, and technology vendors to help build consensus on the foundational definitions and guiding values needed to underpin digital twin concepts and architectural framework. 

  • Igniting A Smart Water Movement
    Igniting A Smart Water Movement

    Water scarcity. Aging infrastructure. Uncertainty due to climate change. Experts from across the water sector agree that water challenges are intensifying, and that action and public awareness is a necessity. Now we have the need — and the opportunity — for those same voices to raise the volume on one of the most powerful ways to address increasing water threats: digital innovation.

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WASTEWATER MEASUREMENT VIDEOS

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.

The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases The Connected Water Utility – Part 2: Use Cases

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.

Flow Meter Calibration Flow Meter Calibration

Specialized calibration of gas mass flow meters and flow switches is what Fluid Components International does best. FCI's calibration lab has 18 NIST traceable precision flow stands to ensure you are getting the gas mass flow meter or flow switch calibrated to it's actual published specifications to match your application needs.

White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation White House Utility District Uses ArcGIS With The PI System For Leak Detection And Remediation

Carl Alexander, the GIS Director for White House Utility District describes how the utility integrated and used data from the PI System and ArcGIS to recover $900,000 in water being lost through leaks and reduced data prep time from 6 hours to ten minutes.

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