New Products

April 1, 2011

Zero-lead pumps

The new Zero Lead Pump from Hydroflo Pumps answers the call of Congress to lower the amount of lead in drinking water systems. The pumps feature stainless steel impellers and hardware, cast-iron lined bowls and Vesconite bearings, a specialized thermoplastic composed of internally lubricated polymers, all of which contain no traces of lead. The pumps meet or exceed the most stringent government requirements for drinking water systems.

Tel: 615-799-9662
Circle No. 210 on Reader Service Card

Wall sleeves

Infinity Wall Sleeves from Advance Products & Systems are designed for concrete poured barriers to construct a circular penetration through walls, floors and ceilings. They are molded from HDPE material and are very light weight for easy installation. The wall sleeve is available in 16 sizes ranging from 2" - 25" in diameter and can accommodate wall thicknesses up to 16".

Advance Products & Systems
Tel: 337-233-6116
Circle No. 211 on Reader Service Card

Level detector

The Opti-Float® level detector uses light instead of electricity, is non-mechanical and mercury free. Because the detector uses fiber optic cable and light instead of copper wires and electricity, it can be used directly in explosive areas such as wastewater pump station wet wells. The float, cable and UL/CSA listed transceiver are durable and have been tested to over 12,000,000 operations. Using fiber optic cable, a beam of light is transmitted from an LED in a remote transceiver down to the float, where the beam makes and breaks depending on the tilt of the float.

Cox Research and Technology Inc.
Circle No. 212 on Reader Service Card

Inside drops

Inside drops for sanitary sewers, available from Reliner/Duran, eliminate outside drops in manholes, clean up failed inside drops and can serve as stormwater drops and in wet wells. Compact, low-profile Drop Bowls and Stainless Pipe Supports help reduce maintenance and simplify cleaning while providing full access to areas below. Adjustable stainless pipe clamps, pump support systems, specialty clamps and extensions available.

Reliner® / Duran Inc.
Lyme, CT
Tel: 800-508-6001
Circle No. 231 on Reader Service Card

UV disinfection

Aquionics has introduced the OpenLine UV disinfection system. Using open channel, low pressure, high output UV amalgam lamps, the system destroys microorganisms' reproductive abilities on a cellular level. Treated effluent is free of residual chemicals and can be safely passed into the environment without the risk of pollution. The system is available in eight models, for treatment flow ranges from 15 to 1400 gpm. The compact system offers a smaller footprint than similar products, with only one power source required.

Aquionics, a Halma Co.
Tel: 800-925-0440
Circle No. 218 on Reader Service Card

Stormwater chambers

Cultec has modified its Recharger® V8HD size parameters. The chamber is now 32" high and 60" wide, with a bare chamber capacity of 8.68 cubic feet per linear foot, and is typically installed 66" on center. In connection with the size modifications, the company updated the parameters in HydroCAD® and its own CAD detail sheets and Stormwater Design Calculator.

Brookfield, CT
Tel: 203-775-4416
Circle No. 213 on Reader Service Card

Pipe, cable locator

Radiodetection's RD5000™ WL single-frequency pipe and cable locator kit is designed to deliver accurate and user-friendly utility location. The combination locator and transmitter provide a single high frequency location kit which is well-matched to the task of locating jointed pipes. These often pose a particular challenge due to isolative seals between sections. Locating specific pipes and cables in large underground networks is becoming increasingly complex. To address this, Radiodetection has developed ClearTrack™, a digital signal processing engine that automatically rejects other signals from adjacent conductors, leading to more accurate location of a target pipe or cable.

Tel: 877-247-3797
Circle No. 232 on Reader Service Card

Fabric structures

ClearSpan Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for water treatment facilities. The Village of Huntley, IL, recently used one of the company's structures to cover sludge beds. With a 77' wide by 96' long Hercules Truss Arch Building, the village can now store up to 13,000 cubic yards of sludge under cover. The company can design structures for specific applications.

ClearSpan Fabric Structures
South Windsor, CT
Tel: 866-643-1010
Circle No. 216 on Reader Service Card

Vibration monitoring

Datastick Systems has announced the immediate availability of its VAM Vibration Acoustic Monitoring package for its VSA™ line of handheld Vibration Spectrum Analyzers, which are used in the maintenance of machinery, such as pumps, fans, motors, and compressors. The package includes industrial noise-canceling headphones with safety earmuffs and both Passive and Active Noise Cancelation. The package also includes an in-line amplifier for adjusting the sound level, as well as cabling and connector.

Datastick Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA
Tel: 408-987-3400
Circle No. 214 on Reader Service Card

Ultrasonic flow meter

The new Greyline Portaflow PT500 Transit Time Flow Meter is designed for clean liquids like water, oils and most chemicals. It is recommended for troubleshooting, spot checks and balancing flow. Clamp-on sensors mount on the outside of plastic or metal pipes and ultrasonic signals are injected through the pipe between the two sensors. It works on any pipe diameter from 0.51" to 78" OD. The meter include a lbacklit graphics display, 4-20mA output, data logger, RS232 and USB outputs, a user-friendly operating system with "Quick Start" calibration menu, plus ability to store calibrations for up to 20 different sites. It operates 16 hours on internal battery and recharges overnight.

Greyline Instruments Inc.
Massena, NY 13662
Tel: 888-473-9546
Circle No. 233 on Reader Service Card

Chlorine analyzer

The Regal Model CRA 5000 Chlorine Residual Analyzer is designed to continuously measure the level(s) of Free and/or Total chlorine in the disinfection process of water and wastewater. The analyzer may be used exclusively to monitor chlorine residual levels or it may be integrated with the company's Model 7009/7010 Smartvalve™ for compound loop (feedback) chlorination and/or feed forward dechlorination. Advanced amperometric technology combined with intuitive setup and control features make it an easy transition for both new and experienced operators.

Chlorinators Inc.
Stuart, FL Tel: 772-288-4854
Circle No. 235 on Reader Service Card


In reverse osmosis systems, the MultiCELL Type 8619 multi-channel controller from Burkert can be used for monitoring functions as a flow indicator, to measure the ORP value or percentage retention value. It can also be used for control tasks, such as regulation of the pH value, dosing of chemicals and ratio control.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Circle No. 217 on Reader Service Card

Business intelligence

ea consulting has launched OneView™, a business intelligence system for the water/wastewater utility industry. The system is designed to provide utility executives and managers with a set of tools that will help them identify their current state of operations across the enterprise via an Executive Dashboard; establish goals and targets for performance improvements based on utility-specific and industry-wide metrics; and develop an executable road map for performance improvement

ea Consulting
Folsom, CA
Tel: 800-399 2828
Circle No. 215 on Reader Service Card

Sewer modeling

MWH Soft has released V7 Generation of InfoSewer for the ArcGIS platform. This seventh version of the software introduces key enhancements requested by customers that increase engineering productivity; improve network analysis and design; and enhance the visualization, comprehension, management and assessment of modeling results. The ArcGIS-centric software is used in planning, designing, analyzing, and expanding sanitary, storm and combined sewer collection systems.

MWH Soft
Broomfield, CO
Tel: 626-568-6868
Circle No. 234 on Reader Service Card

Plug valves

GA Industries Figure 517 ECO-Centric™ Plug Valves are used to isolate pumps, equipment and pipelines in sewage, sludge and wastewater systems. The valves are available from 3" to 48" in flanged or mechanical joint ends with epoxy lined and coated heavy-duty iron body, corrosion and abrasion resistant nickel seat, rubber coated ductile iron plug, grit excluders and self-lubricating 316 stainless steel bearings. Valves up 20" are round port for high capacity and improved solids handling ability. Larger sizes are rectangular port and available in both 80% and 100% port area.

GA Industries, LLC
Cranberry Township, PA Tel: 724-776-1020
Circle No. 236 on Reader Service Card

Reagentless chlorine analyzers

Hach now offers two new reagentless chlorine analyzers, the CLF10 sc and CLT10 sc, for measurement of Free and Total Chlorine, respectively. As integral additions to the company's disinfection monitoring product portfolio, the chlorine analyzers can be used for process control where real-time, continuous results are beneficial. Because they are reagentless, they're ideal for applications where waste stream management or routine reagent replacement is a challenge. The analyzers include Hach's exclusive self diagnostics which provide alarms for pH, chlorine and flow deviations, helping users determine whether the process has changed or the instrument needs servicing.

Hach Co.
Loveland, Co
Tel: 800-227-4224
Circle No. 237 on Reader Service Card

Tracer wire

Trace-Safe™ is a new water blocking tracer wire that is an alternative to traditional solid copper tracer wire. Available from NEPTCO, the wire features a 19 gauge solid copper conductor at its core, polyolefin insulation material, specially designed water blocking yarns, and a HDPE outer jacket. This unique construction gives the wire its improved tensile and break strength and ultimately extends the life of the tracer wire.

Pawtucket, RI
Tel: 800-354-5445
Circle No. 238 on Reader Service Card

Level datalogger

The Levelogger Junior provides a reliable, low cost solution for continuous water level and temperature measurement. It combines a datalogger and 5-year battery in a compact 7/8" diameter stainless steel housing. The maintenance-free design features memory for 32,000 data points and accuracy of 0.1% FS with lifetime calibration. It is simple to deploy and program with user-friendly software.

Solinst Canada Ltd.
Georgetown, ON
Tel: 905-873-2255
Circle No. 239 on Reader Service Card


The 500ml Stainless Steel Bomb Sampler from Forestry Suppliers can be used to collect liquid samples from the top, bottom, or any intermediate level of storage tanks, ponds, lagoons, and wells. Lower the sampler to the desired depth using a suspension cable, then use a second cable attached to the plunger to pull open the reservoir chamber to fill.

Forestry Suppliers Inc.
Tel: 800-360-7788
Circle No. 244 on Reader Service Card

Metering systems

Badger Meter has introduced two new Automatic Meter Reading/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMR/AMI) solutions under the Orion product name. Currently in beta test, the Orion SE system is a two-way fixed network solution that works together with ReadCenter® Analytics software to create Advanced Metering Analytics. The Orion ME two-way mobile system features migratable endpoints. A third product, Orion CE one-way local IR collection system, completes the Orion automatic meter reading family.

Badger Meter
Milwaukee, WI
Circle No. 240 on Reader Service Card

Chemical dosing

A new weatherable Solar Powered Chemical Dosing System from Vanton features a non-metallic, peristaltic pump for corrosion-free transfer of caustic and acidic treatment chemicals from an integral thermoplastic storage tank to water and wastewater containment facilities in remote locations. The pump, Flex-I-Liner® model 12, uses a rotor mounted on an eccentric shaft to push fluid trapped between a flexible elastomer liner and a solid plastic body block. The self-priming design has no seals to leak or valves to clog and can run dry without damage.

Vanton Pump & Equipment Corp.
Hillside, NJ
Tel: 908-688-4216
Circle No. 241 on Reader Service Card

Metering services

Landis+Gyr and Mueller Systems have agreed to deliver multi-service advanced metering systems to combination utilities. The new agreement leverages Landis+Gyr's energy management systems and expertise with Mueller's innovative water management technologies to address the challenges faced by utilities that manage both water and electric services. Under the terms of the agreement, utilities will be able to deploy Landis+Gyr's electric meters and Mueller Systems' water meters in a single, two-way fixed network solution called Mi.Net™ - Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities. Benefits of the system include on demand meter readings, e-mail alerts and alarms based upon near real-time information, and the ability to best manage water resources through on-going access to custom data and information.

Mueller Systems
Circle No. 245 on Reader Service Card

Water jetters

The Ridgid® KJ-3100 water jetter offers professional power and performance to clear blockages in 2" to 10" diameter drains with a full 3,000-psi working pressure, and a 5 1/2 gpm flow. Powered by a 16 hp gasoline engine, the jetter is mounted on a heavy-duty, two-wheeled cart that fits through standard sized doors and negotiates tight turns. The removable hose reel quickly detaches from the unit's cart for easy loading into service vehicles. The jetter hose is 200-feet in length with a 3/8" inner diameter.

Elyria, OH
Tel: 800-769-7743
Circle No. 243 on Reader Service Card

Dry chemical feed

Sodimate's Arch Breaker and Multiple Screw Discharger features a vertical spindle fitted with flexible blades to ensure a thorough discharge of dry chemicals from silos, bins or hoppers via mechanical agitation. This prevents the material from jamming, bridging, compacting or rat-holing caused by vibration or fluidization. The mechanical Arch Breaker not only discharges bulk products gently and efficiently, but integrates 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 volumetric screw feeders. Each screw feeder is completely independent and can feed up to 15,000 lb/hr at different lengths and throughput variations.

Sodimate Inc.
Chicago, IL
Tel: 773-665-8800
Circle No. 242 on Reader Service Card

Catalytic carbon

Siemens Water Technologies has introduced AquaCarb 1240CAT catalytic carbon, an addition to the company's Westates carbon product line for the North American market. It uses coconut shell-based carbon specially processed to offer enhanced performance capabilities over traditional catalytic carbons in water treatment. The new product can provide improved results in water quality targets for chloramine, hydrogen sulfide, and hydrogen peroxide removal. The coconut shell base provides a higher adsorption capacity with extensive micropore structure for VOCs (volatile organic compounds), lower ash content and higher hardness/abrasion resistance, which results in longer effective carbon life, reduced replacement frequency and lower overall life cycle costs as compared to traditional catalytic coal carbons.

Siemens Water Technologies
Warrendale, PA
Circle No. 246 on Reader Service Card

Plastic pipe

Advanced Drainage Systems' SaniTite HP pipe meets the requirements for ASTM Standards F2736 and F2764. The pipe was designed specifically for sanitary sewer trunk lines and storm sewer applications. Manufactured with advanced polypropylene resin, SaniTite HP, 30" - 60" diameter pipe, meets ASTM F2764. Its triple-wall construction provides a smooth interior and exterior wall design, supported by a corrugated structural core. This design provides improved stiffness and greater beam strength to minimize deflection and enhance performance. It also improves jobsite durability and simplifies backfill and installation.

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.
Hilliard, OH
Tel: 800-821-6710
Circle No. 247 on Reader Service Card

Plug valves

Val-Matic has released its new High Pressure Cam-Centric® Plug Valves, now available in sizes 3"-24". The body, cover and plug are constructed of ductile iron rated for 250 PSI with ANSI 125 lb. drilling and are available for international PN16 drilling and rating. The valves feature the company's resilient faced fully encapsulated ductile iron molded plug along with a corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel shaft bearing and welded overlay nickel seat to assure a tight seal. The high pressure valves include all the traditional features available on the standard plug valves.

Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp.
Tel: 630-941-7600
Circle No. 285 on Reader Service Card

Lining system

Sauereisen's SewerSeal F-170 is a durable, calcium aluminate-based lining. Its versatility allows for use in manholes and lift stations regardless of the type of substrate - concrete, brick or steel. The lining prevents water infiltration into municipal collection systems. Ultimately this reduces the amount of sewage to treat and total treatment expense. Spincast equipment allows for rapid installation from ground level. This minimizes downtime and improves safety by preventing confined space entry.

Pittsburgh, PA
Circle No. 286 on Reader Service Card

Disc filters

Arkal Spin Klin® automatic self-cleaning disc filters, available from Amiad, feature tightly stacked, finely grooved discs that are effective at capturing deformable particles such as organic solids. As water passes between the discs, particles are trapped in stopping points formed by the junctions between the grooves and shoulders of contiguous discs. Depending on the degree of filtration required - from 400 to 20 microns - there are between 18 and 32 stopping points along each grooved track. An automatic self-cleaning process triggered by pressure differential or a timer releases the compression spring on the disc stack and directs high-pressure jets of clean water at the discs, which spin free and release trapped solids. The self-cleaning cycle is quick and highly effective, while backwash volume is kept as low as 1% of product flow. The compact design allows modular, multiple-unit installations in a compact footprint for uninterrupted filtration. Polymer construction delivers years of service with minimal maintenance.

Amiad Filtration Systems
Tel: 800-969-4055
Circle No. 290 on Reader Service Card

Hydraulic modeling

MWH Soft has released IWLive for real time water distribution hydraulic modeling, forecasting and SCADA integration. The release gives InfoWorks WS users the ability to move their hydraulic modeling and simulation applications from planning and design to operation and control. Intended for use in the water distribution control room, the software allows operators to run accurate hydraulic simulations that factor in energy costs, weather, real time (or delayed) SCADA telemetry, demand history, and valve and pumping control scenarios. Beyond increasing efficiency and reducing energy consumption, IWLive can help control room operators understand the effects of main breaks, pump and reservoir shutdowns, and other scheduled maintenance.

MWH Soft
Broomfield, CO
Tel: 626-568-6868
Circle No. 287 on Reader Service Card

Multiparameter converter

Krohne has announced the availability of its new Optisens Mac 100 multiparameter converter for liquid analysis in the water and wastewater industry. It is the first device standardized for both flowmeters and analytical measuring devices. The multiparameter converter is based on the company's IFC 100 signal converter, which has been used for years for electromagnetic flowmeters and is widely accepted by users. The modular design offers great flexibility in configurations from single-channel converters to complex measuring systems. Users specify the number and type of signal inputs and outputs, and define the complexity of the measuring point and the number of parameters. The standardized user interface and easy-to-use graphic display also speeds up commissioning of the device and opens access to a wide range of diagnostic functions for devices and processes.

Krohne Inc.
Circle No. 288 on Reader Service Card

Centrifugal blowers

Atlas Copco's Oil-free Air Division has introduced the ZB 5-120 VSD, a 100 percent oil-free range of centrifugal air blowers with Variable Speed Drive. At the heart of the new ZB range is state-of-the-art air foil bearing technology that ensures high energy efficiency. The blowers meet ISO standard 8573-1 and eliminate any risk of oil contamination in the aeration system.

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC
Tel: 803- 817-7479
Circle No. 289 on Reader Service Card

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