New ProductsHorizontal, centrifugal pumps
The wet-end components of Vanton’s Chem-Gard® line of horizontal, centrifugal pumps are constructed of injection molded, homogeneous, corrosion-resistant thermoplastic materials such as polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). These materials are 100% inert to fluids across the entire pH range. Along with other non-metallic materials that are also 100% inert to acids, caustics, ultrapure fluids, chlorides, unknown waste/effluent streams and other aggressive and abrasive chemicals, Vanton’s line of products feature a sealless, magnetically-driven design along with a range of ANSI, self-priming, and close-coupled pumps.
The AquaNereda® aerobic granular sludge system from Aqua-Aerobic Systems represents an evolution in activated sludge treatment, replicating the same effluent quality as a well-designed enhanced BNR facility but without the use of chemicals by using the patented aerobic granular sludge technology. Reduced footprint and low energy requirements meet the needs of high performance plants.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc.
AUT Solutions’ new and improved B-Scanner is a small, lightweight encoded scanner designed for manual B-scan applications up to 500°F. This rugged, all-aluminum-constructed scanner with proprietary soft contact magnetic wheel system can smoothly scan on 3” OD pipe to flat surfaces and the spring-loaded transducer will automatically adjust for contact. The B-Scanner comes standard with AUT Solutions’ RME Encoder (IP68 waterproof). The B-Scanner can also come with an optional 60-ft pole attachment kit and longer cables that can be easily changed out.
Atlas Copco Portable Energy has added to its family of medium and large submersible dewatering pumps with the WEDA+ plug-and-play range. The new range has undergone a top-to-toe design overhaul, resulting in innovative new pumps that offer up to 20% overall reduction in power consumption compared to previous models, as well as greater efficiency, simplified maintenance and increased capacity. The latest pumps offer flow rate capabilities of 1,020 to 2,425 L/min (61 to 146 m3/h) and a maximum head of up to 69 meters.
ThorPlas-White is the newest material in the Thordon bearing family, specifically developed to operate as a drinking water system component used in the treatment and distribution of potable water. It has been listed by NSF International as certified for NSF/ANSI 61 Drinking Water System Components. ThorPlas-White is an engineered thermoplastic alloy that was specifically designed for high strength, low friction and dry start-ups. Typically used as a replacement for greased bronze and roller bearings or vertical pump bearings but can be used in a variety of other applications.
Val-Matic’s American-BFV® Butterfly Valves are available in a wide range of pressure classes. Continuous uninterrupted seating and the unique Tri-Loc™ Seat Retention System assure seat integrity and allow for field adjustment/replacement without the need for special tools or epoxies. A ductile iron disc adds strength, allowing the disc to have a smaller cross section and providing improved headloss characteristics. Offered in 150B and 250B AWWA Classes with flanged end connections in sizes 3”-144” and mechanical joint end connections in 4”-48”. Wafer Style Butterfly Valves are designed with ANSI 125 flanges or ISO PN10 and PN16 flanges in sizes 4”-24”.
QED Environmental Systems’ new Autopump Ultra 4.5 for landfills features technology that eases wear, cleaning and maintenance. Increased clearance between the float and discharge tube (three times the clearance of the previous version), as well as increased clearance between the float and outer casing. This cost-saving improvement allows for more high solids and precipitate to be pumped without the pump stalling, extending usage between cleaning and maintenance breaks.
QED Environmental Systems Inc.
All of Flomatic® Corporation’s 80E check valves sizes 1/4” to 4” are now NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certified for drinking water systems. This is in addition to NSF/ANSI 372, the low-lead standard, as a weighted average of 0.25% lead content by dry weight.