New Literature

Oct. 1, 2012
Compilation of print and digital information resources for the municipal water and wastewater markets.

Speed reducers

Sumitomo offers a variety of white papers targeting water and wastewater treatment applications, primarily focused on gearboxes used in mixing and aeration applications. When upgrading or installing a new mixer application in a water treatment facility, one of the critical components is the speed reducer, which is installed between the motor and the impeller shaft. The speed reducer, also referred to as the gearbox or torque increaser, plays many important roles in the application simultaneously, including the role to support the mixer impeller shaft.

Sumitomo Drive Technologies

UV guidelines

The National Water Research Institute has published the third edition of its Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidelines for Drinking Water and Water Reuse. The guidelines are designed to provide regulatory agencies and water and wastewater utilities with a common basis for evaluating and implementing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection. The UV Guidelines were originally prepared in 2000. Revisions in the Third Edition of the UV Guidelines reflect experience gained from the application of the guidelines over the years.

National Water Research Institute

Arc flash safety

Turck has developed a white paper on Minimizing Arc Flash Exposure in Industrial Applications. It is available for download at the company's website. Providing useful information on arc flash hazards, including risks, consequences and causes, the white paper assists readers in protecting against arc flash exposure in their industrial applications. The paper defines arc flash, details the risks, consequences and causes associated with arc flash, and provides a solution to minimize arc flash exposure.

Turck Inc.

Valves, fittings

NIBCO has redesigned its website to include more product specifications and images for its line of valves, fittings, PEX and industrial plastics. Time-saving features allow visitors to log-in to manage their profile, register for product and price sheet notifications, order literature, and access a newly customized Build-A-Submittal tool. Specially designed for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) community, Build-A-Submittal allows specifying engineers and mechanical contractors to create, access, select, edit and package submittal documents. Users create an account and manage their own projects and submittals.


Pressure, temperature instruments

Ashcroft has created a product guide covering pressure and temperature instrumentation specifically for the water treatment and wastewater industries. Based on decades of application engineering experience, this bulletin will help lead users to the most relevant pressure and temperature measurement devices for their installations. The guide includes information about Ashcroft® pressure gauges, switches, transmitters, digital indicators and isolators as well as gas and bimetal thermometers and thermowells.

Ashcroft Inc.

Electromagnetic drives

Drive Source International has announced the go-live of the company's expanded website. The site was developed in part due to growing interest among water and wastewater operations professionals for adjustable speed drive pump control technology alternatives, and specifically Eddy Current electromagnetic drive options. The new site features testimonials, technology videos and fact based information on drive options. It also presents advanced digital control options for both retrofit and new Dynamatic drive installations, along with factory-original parts and repair services available.

Drive Source International

Gas safety

Oldham, a company that specializes in safety, gas and fire detection, has launched a newly designed and expanded company website to better meet the information needs of its global customers. The new site offers in-depth and easily accessible information on products, applications, custom system design, support, sustainability and more. Oldham is a subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corp. It provides fixed-point gas detection systems worldwide.


Pumping systems

Blackmer® has redesigned its website and created a new Corporate Brochure. The debut of these new marketing tools has been designed to coincide with the rollout of the Pump Solutions Group's (PSG®) new "One Company-One Customer" campaign. The redesigned website includes a new brand style. The new look demonstrates that Blackmer, along with all of PSG's operating companies, has made a commitment to one common voice and image while still maintaining its individual brand integrity. Though the look of Blackmer's new website is different, it contains the same in-depth information about the company, its pump and compressor products, and the markets it serves.


Root control products

Sewer Sciences has developed EPA-registered products that control root growth in sewer systems without compromising wastewater treatment facilities, the environment, or local communities. The company has also consulted with the U.S. EPA to create training manuals for instructing and certifying root-control applicators in proper application techniques. The company recently launched a reference website for sewer-system managers and consultants. Through primary-source documentation, the site addresses recent U.S. EPA actions that impact the use of root-control chemicals.

Sewer Sciences Inc.