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Solar-powered SolarBee reservoir circulators are designed for controlling blue-green algae blooms without using toxic chemicals in fresh water, minimizing stratification and stagnation in potable water tanks, and reducing aeration cost in wastewater.

Mar 1st, 2009
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Reservoir circulators

Solar-powered SolarBee reservoir circulators are designed for controlling blue-green algae blooms without using toxic chemicals in fresh water, minimizing stratification and stagnation in potable water tanks, and reducing aeration cost in wastewater.

SolarBee Inc.
Dickinson, ND
Tel: 866-437-8076
Web: www.solarbee.com
Circle No. 267 on Reader Service Card

Flow monitoring

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The Itron Flostar meter line can help water utilities enhanced revenue, conserve water and lower cost of ownership from their water meters. Its single jet design offers accuracy at different flow rates to ensure water used is water measured. The Flostar case design offers ease of installation while the impeller minimizes the number of moving parts for greater reliability and reduced maintenance. The meters are AMR ready and are available in residential and C&I sizes from ½" to 6".

Itron Inc.
Spokane, WA
Tel: 866-374-8766
Web: www.itron.com
Circle No. 268 on Reader Service Card

Video surveillance

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The Video Historian extension for Longwatch’s Video Surveillance System enables users to acquire and store video clips linked with process variables such as time of day, camera number, batch step, machine ID and other control system tags. Much like a process historian that stores information about processes, the Video Historian archives video that documents procedures in batch applications, provides visual proof of regulatory compliance, monitors machinery, observes operator actions, and helps improve quality and reduce downtime.

Longwatch Inc.
Norwood, MA
Tel: 877-566-4928
Web: www longwatch.com
Circle No. 275 on Reader Service Card

Inside drops

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Pump life can be extended by preventing aerated influent from being drawn into the pumps, as this is the primary cause of cavitation. By employing a Reliner® Inside Drop users have found dramatic reductions in pump related problems as well as reduced general maintenance and odor complaints. The drop pipe should be extended below the low limit level and cut to follow the slope of the fillet. If there is no fillet, cut the pipe at 45 degrees and in all cases maintain a distance from the floor or fillet of one pipe diameter.

Reliner® / Duran Inc.
Lyme, CT
Tel: 800-508-6001
Web: www.reliner.com
Circle No. 269 on Reader Service Card

Directional drilling

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The new JT3020 Mach 1 horizontal directional drill from Ditch Witch is an extended-range, self-contained machine with 30,000 pounds of pullback and the capacity to bore pilot holes up to 4.5" and backream diameters up to 12". The unit’s fluid pump delivers 42-viscosity drilling fluid at 50 gallons per minute. It has one easy-to-read, menu-driven LCD screen that provides real-time status of the pipe makeup and breakout cycle.

Ditch Witch
Perry, OK
Tel: 800-654-6481
Web: www.ditchwitch.com
Circle No. 270 on Reader Service Card

Coating, lining system

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SherFlex Elastomeric Polyurethane by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings is a 100% solids, spray applied, aromatic polyurethane coating and lining system designed for use in immersion service. Ideal for use in water and wastewater facilities, sewer manholes and cooling towers, this seamless and flexible single-coat system keeps downtime to a minimum. With its ultra-high film thickness and impact and abrasion resistance, the coating has low permeability and crack bridging capabilities and is suitable for use over concrete or steel.

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Tel: 800-524-5979
Web: www.sherwin-williams.com/im
Circle No. 276 on Reader Service Card

Diaphragm seals

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Reotemp’s Threaded Flush Face Diaphragm Seals are well-suited to applications where a continuous flow of process across the diaphragm is required to prevent solids buildup. They are used in a wide variety of industrial applications ranging from oil & gas to wastewater treatment. The seals are used with a variety of pressure instrumentation including gauges, transducers, and switches.

Reotemp Instruments
San Diego CA
Tel: 800-648-7737
Web: www.reotemp.com
Circle No. 271 on Reader Service Card

Motor insulation testers

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Meg-Alert offers the “Multi-Guard” Automatic Insulation Tester for applications up to nine motors per single installation. The system provides continuous and automatic testing of the insulation resistance of low voltage motors – up to 500 volts AC. Insulation resistance is the key measurement of motor (and generator) condition. Since over 80% of motor failures occur at startup because of winding insulation breakdown, testing the insulation resistance will detect unsafe conditions.

Meg-Alert Corp.
Hot Springs Village, AR
Tel: 866-768-1817
Web: www.meg-alert.com
Circle No. 273 on Reader Service Card

Curb markers

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Almetek’s new Mini Curb markers are available in stainless steel, brass and aluminum. The markers provide a durable, theft resistant and highly visible marking system that will alert the public to call 811 before every digging project. The markers are 2 ⅛" and can be purchased in kits of 60 or 120 markers. Kits can be customized for single or multiple utility. The markers are installed on any curb or paved surface with tube adhesive and come in three standard designs and colors for every utility: Blue for water lines, green for sewer and storm drains and purple for reclaimed water.

Almetek Industries
Hackettstown, NJ
Tel: 800-248-2080
Web: www.almetek.com
Circle No. 277 on Reader Service Card

Gas detector

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BW Technologies by Honeywell has announced the arrival of the GasAlertMax XT multi-detector for H2S, CO, O2 and combustible gases. The detector’s non-intrusive integrated sampling pump and SmartSample diaphragm pump technology can simplify remote sampling in confined spaces. With one-button operation and flexible user options, the detector provides ease of use and simple compliance to industry safety standards.

BW Technologies
Arlington, TX
Tel: 888-749-8878
Web: www.gasmonitors.com
Circle No. 272 on Reader Service Card

Bulk bag discharger

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The Spiroflow Type 3 Bulk Bag Discharger accurately dispenses bulk ingredients and/or minor additives from 20 lb to 3,500 lb batches by using electronic load cells directly below the top bag holding frame. This assures that the bag and load cells are safely off the floor out of the way of facility hazards such as forklifts. As an option, an integral transfer conveyor such as a Flexible Screw Conveyor (FSC) can be suspended from the holding frame for a totally self-contained discharge and loss-in-weight dispensing system.

Spiroflow Systems
Charlotte, NC
Tel: 704-291-9595
Web: www.spiroflowsystems.com
Circle No. 274 on Reader Service Card

Thread sealant

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Assured Flow’s Hydra-Eze Compound is a premium, synthetic, food grade, non-drying thread sealant and anti-seize compound formulated with a balanced blend of PTFE and other lubricating solids. The product is NSF-H-1 registered which gives full acceptability for use in all areas where incidental potable water contact may occur. It is engineered to provide a superior leak-proof seal for the life of the connection while at the same time maintaining its anti-seize capabilities.

Assured Flow Sales Inc.
Sarasota, FL
Tel: 800-388-0678
Web: www.gradelok.com
Circle No. 278 on Reader Service Card

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