New Literature

Jan. 1, 2010

Instrument calibration

Quality managers and others responsible for maintaining the integrity of temperature and/or humidity chart recorders or data loggers can now download a comprehensive guide to all aspects of instrument calibration at from the Dickson website: Chapters of this online guide include explanations of why calibrations are required, review of calibration methods to choose from, a step-by-step guide to developing calibration schedules, and best fit applications for 1-point, 3-point and custom point calibrations.
Addison, IL
Tel: 800-757-3747
Circle No. 209 on Reader Service Card

Information management

Hach now offers online support for customers of the Hach Water Information Management Solution™ software family of products. The web browser-based customer support portal enables customers to track issues because each item is assigned a unique tracking number which instantly identifies history of all communication between parties involved in issue resolution. Customers can review all communication with support personnel, upload screenshots of issues, collaborate on resolution of issues and view resolution status.
Hach Co.
Loveland, CO
Tel: 800-677-0067
Circle No. 210 on Reader Service Card

Electromagnetic flowmeter

ABB Instrumentation has published a new eight-page, four-color brochure entitled "WaterMaster Electromagnetic Flowmeter – The perfect fit for all water industry applications." The brochure describes the technology and the operational and financial benefits it offers. The meter is part of the company's FlowMaster family of products. When integrated with an asset management solution such as ABB's Asset Vision, the meter can play a key role in maximizing asset optimization.
ABB Instrumentation
Warminster, PA
Tel: 800-922-2475
Circle No. 258 on Reader Service Card

PID loop tuning guide

ControlSoft's PID Loop Tuning Pocket Guide was created in 2002 and is now available in its 4th edition. Providing engineers with a free and concise guide to tuning PID loops, the publication now includes tuning instructions for cascade loops and an expanded reference section on common controllers. The 12-page guide can easily fit into a jacket or jeans pocket for handy on-the-job access.
ControlSoft Inc.
Highland Heights, OH
Tel: 440-443-3900
Circle No. 212 on Reader Service Card

Flow meter

Sierra Instruments has published the third of its four part white paper series on the company's multivariable mass vortex core technology. The first to introduce a Multivariable Mass Vortex flow meter to industry, part three of the white paper series explores the science and mechanics behind the multivariable mass vortex meter. Follow the evolution of the technology from a vortex shedding flow meter to the latest innovations. Through an easy-to-understand description of its operating principle, this white paper also details the reasons why multivariable mass vortex flow meter technology is more reliable and how that directly benefits the end-user.
Sierra Instruments
Monterey, CA
Tel: 800-866-0200
Circle No. 214 on Reader Service Card

Flow measurement

Exact Flow has announced a new series of flow measurement "technical tips." Available for free download at, these technical documents provide guidance for the implementation of turbine flow meter technology in a wide range of industries. The technical tips describe end-user considerations for turbine flow meters, which offer advantages such as: exceptional precision and repeatability, fast response time (typically a few milliseconds), wide flow range options for both single and multiple viscosity calibrations, combined with installation flexibility and associated digital readout devices including flow computers with control options for PCs, PLCs, etc.
Exact Flow
Scottsdale, AZ
Tel: 480-948-3789
Circle No. 213 on Reader Service Card

Pollution prevention

As part of its efforts to help provide simple answers to questions about air and water pollution and clear up certain misconceptions about pollution control, Elgin Sweeper recently unveiled an Internet portal to serve as an information resource for the public works industry. The web portal,, includes photos, videos and several relevant informational links, including a link to the Environmental Protection Agency Web site. Because the site is meant to be a "living" source of information, it will be updated on an on-going basis. It is designed to serve as a non-commercial repository of information and education on the types and sources of air and water pollution that ultimately involve streets, sewers, and other areas of public concern.
Elgin Sweeper
Elgin, IL
Circle No. 211 on Reader Service Card

Leak detection

Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) has launched a newly redesigned website that features detailed information on the company's full selection of leak detection technology products. The site includes a complete library of manuals, descriptions and specifications for all FCS products. Downloadable software updates are available for its equipment. The website also includes an interactive map for customers to find local sales representative or distributor contact information, simply by clicking on their state. Coming soon, the website will feature online ordering as well as a promotions page with current special offers.
Fluid Conservation Systems
Milford, OH
Tel: 800-531-5465
Circle No. 259 on Reader Service Card

Wastewater pumps

Patterson Pump offers a brochure that details its wastewater pumping systems. The 18-page brochure "Unparalleled Solutions in Wastewater Pumping," includes information on the company's Forceline NCS Series Pumps suited for dry pit applications. The pumps are available in three basic configurations, from 3" to 12" discharge, capacities range from 150 gpm to 12,000 gpm, with heads in excess of 250 ft.
Patterson Pump Co.
Toccoa, GA
Tel: 706-886-2101
Circle No. 260 on Reader Service Card

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