New products involved in the water industry
The CA6 Colorimetric Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices provides accurate and reliable measurement of manganese or iron levels in municipal drinking water production. A sequence of sampling, analysis and results processing is performed and repeated using colorimetric methods, using an LED light source and a heated colorimetric cell designed for measuring trace amounts of manganese, iron and other analytes in water. The CA6 Colorimetric Iron Analyzer also is available in three ranges: 0-0.1 mg/L, 0-1.0 mg/L and 0-5.0 mg/L. Weighing less than 40 pounds, it can be wall mounted or simply set on a bench using the optional bench top stand.
Online process meters
Sensorex has expanded its family of water quality and online process transmitters, with four new models. The TX10 pH/ORP and CX10 Conductivity and transmitters offer simple monitoring, while the TX20 pH/ORP and CX20 Conductivity controllers can also be programmed for process control. The TX10 measures pH or ORP and temperature. The CX10 transmitter measures conductivity, resistivity, and temperature. The TX20 monitors pH or ORP, with temperature compensation for accurate measurement and control. The CX20 monitors conductivity or resistivity, also with temperature compensation. Both provide local display of values with relay output for alarm or control of process conditions ideal for use with chemical feed systems.
Expressfleet from Verizon Networkfleet is a new, cost-effective and easy-to-install solution for fleet management. Key features include: ease of use - plugs directly into the onboard diagnostic port on most vehicles with no harness or cables needed and the Fleet Management Web Portal provides easy access to diagnostic reports, safety and efficiency reporting and more; maintenance reminders; speed and boundary activity alerts; vehicle location and stolen vehicle location assistance; and vehicle diagnostics.
Web-based collaboration and management software
By delivering the power and accuracy of real-time data, business analytics and the web, WG ResultManager from Innovyze gives complete visibility into project performance from anywhere at any time. It allows users of Innovyze Workgroup Management (WG) products to instantly access and view any modeling results right from their browsers and address important business issues like how to better manage, share, analyze and reuse simulation results. WG ResultManager is designed as a stand-alone application and can be configured and running in seconds. It provides a powerful Web-based mechanism for both quick perusing and careful analysis of simulation results.
Val-Matic’s American-BFV® Butterfly Valve is strong, reliable and proven dependable since 1971 with thousands of field installations throughout the world. Features include standard epoxy interior, continuous uninterrupted seating and Tri-Loc™ seat retention system, which allows for field adjustment/replacement without the need for special tools or epoxies. The valve’s disc is constructed of ductile iron for added strength and improved headloss characteristics. Depending on the installation requirements, a variety of actuation options are available.
Sensor-based remote monitoring
Digi International’s Digi Connect Sensor is a battery-powered, enterprise-ready, cellular gateway solution for wireless connectivity at locations with either no power or low power. In offering a plug-and-play solution, Connect Sensor allows for remote sensor monitoring to be deployed in environments previously considered too harsh, remote or not economically viable. Featuring integration with Digi Device Cloud, Connect Sensor allows users to offer expanded monitoring capabilities and deliver new levels of visibility. With cellular connectivity at each sensor and low cellular data usage rates, Connect Sensor also eliminates the need to configure local wireless networks and makes it cost effective for data backhaul.
Wedge action restrainer gland
SIGMA’s One-Lok Series SLDE wedge action restrainer gland for 54-, 60-, and 64-inch ductile iron pipes can serve as a way to re-round large diameter pipes in the field. Larger ductile iron pipes are susceptible to shift in transit and handling, often requiring the use of hydraulic jacks on job sites to restore full roundness and specificity prior to installation. SIGMA’s introduction of these three sizes to the market will minimize this costly and cumbersome step. The product provides additional areas to the gland body that contain two sets of three jacking bolts positioned 180 degrees apart. These serve to compress the exterior wall of the pipe and restore its round shape. Unlike the hydraulic jack, which operates on the interior of the pipe and can impact the integrity of the lining, the SIGMA One-Lok re-rounding feature functions solely on the exterior wall.
Integrated three-state valve
The new ally™ water meter from Sensus is an integrated three-state valve that enables utilities to remotely turn on water for a new account, turn it off in the event of a leak or reduce the flow. The reduced flow option helps utilities manage high maintenance accounts, write-offs for bad debt and collections. The ally meter’s alarms can also alert utilities when there are empty pipes, reverse flow, leaks and tampering. In addition, the ally meter contains sensors for monitoring pressure at the service connection. When used with the Sensus® Smart Gateway Sensor Interface and Sensus Essential Water Analytics, utilities can create a map of the complete service area.
Meter testing software
The new MARS Meter Management (M3) 2016 Enterprise Software Suite is a collection of custom-designed software packages that allow customers to capture valuable meter testing data based on their individual meter testing programs. Custom reporting, extensive data exporting features, and browser-based access allow multiple departments to have the power of data analytics to improve customer service, implement operational improvements, and make informed purchasing decisions. Packages are designed to be modular and scalable The Software Suite is comprised of the Core Platform Software and two optional software packages, the Advanced Connectivity Module and the Custom Test, Reporting & Export Module.
Deep Trekker’s DT340 Portable Pipe Crawler is a steerable pipe inspection tool. The system can operate both in dry and wet pipes, and is submersible up to 50 meters (164 feet). It is also 100% portable. The units are battery powered, with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries contained within the system. The batteries last between 6-8 hours on a single 1.5 hour charge. The DT340 can be used to perform pipeline inspections without limiting the direction and scope of the tool.
Deep Trekker Inc.
Fluid Dynamics’s dynaBLEND™ Liquid Polymer Dilution/Feed System technology has been designed to effectively activate all types of liquid polymers. The dynaBLEND’s non-mechanical mixing chamber delivers an unequaled degree of reliability when compared to other technologies. The system also features an injection check valve designed with easy disassembly and inspection in mind, eliminating many of the maintenance concerns with other systems.
Water level datalogger
The new Solinst AquaVent Water Level Datalogger uses a vented pressure transducer for reliable, accurate datalogging of water levels in groundwater and surface water applications. It features a robust, low maintenance design. Hydrophobic filters and permanent desiccants provide moisture protection for the lifetime of the instrument. Batteries are user-replaceable and are conveniently located in the wellhead.
Solinst Canada Ltd.
Adhesives for pipeline coatings
Kalenborn Abresist Corporation introduces KALFIX®, a line of adhesives for pipeline coatings. KALFIX 911 and KALFIX 913 are pressure transfer fillers for repairing high pressure pipelines and offer extreme adhesion even to underwater surfaces. KALFIX 563, for pipeline coating or cold weather use, is an epoxy and curing agent that is able to displace water for a permanent bond to all substrates with minimal substrate preparation. KALFIX 206 is a combination liquid epoxy resin and a special high temperature curing agent.
Kalenborn Abresist Corporation