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The new Portaflow PT400 Transit Time Flow Meter can be used to measure flow of clean liquids from outside a pipe and is suited for troubleshooting, spot checks and balancing flow.

Mar 1st, 2010
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Ultrasonic flow meter

The new Portaflow PT400 Transit Time Flow Meter can be used to measure flow of clean liquids from outside a pipe and is suited for troubleshooting, spot checks and balancing flow. Strap-on sensors mount on the outside of plastic or metal pipes and ultrasonic signals are injected through the pipe between the two sensors. Select A or B sensor configuration for a wide range of pipe sizes. Features include a backlit graphics display, 4-20mA output, and a user-friendly operating system with "Quick Start" calibration menu, plus the ability to store calibrations for up to 20 different sites. The meter operates 16 hours on the internal battery and recharges overnight.
Greyline Instruments Inc.
Massena, NY
Tel: 888-473-9546 Web: www.greyline.com
Circle No. 200 on Reader Service Card

Leak locator

The new ADS Mikron hand-held leak locator has an advanced sensor and incorporates low-noise processing electronics to give excellent acoustic performance over a wide frequency range. It features a Minimum Noise Level measurement system and is available with a ground microphone, an acoustic probe, or a combined system with both microphones. The unit detects noise generated from leaks in water pipes by listening at valves or hydrants. The sensitive ground microphone can also detect leak noise that propagates to the ground surface.
ADS LLC
Huntsville, AL
Tel: 800-633-7246
Web: www.adsenv.com/leakdetection
Circle No. 201 on Reader Service Card

Water quality testing

As part of its electrochemistry product line, Hach Company now offers MP Meters that work without probes. These meters allow single-handed operation and the rapid testing of pH, ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential), conductivity, resistivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and temperature. MP Meters use integrated sample cups for high throughput testing compared to external probes. Whether in the lab, plant or in a remote field location, measurement requires only two steps: fill the cell cup and push a parameter key to take the reading.
Hach Co.
Loveland, CO
Tel: 800-227-4224
Web: www.hach.com
Circle No. 203 on Reader Service Card

Vibration tester

The new Fluke 810 Vibration Tester enables maintenance teams to rapidly collect data and diagnose and solve mechanical problems. The handheld tester is designed and programmed to diagnose the most common mechanical problems of unbalance, looseness, misalignment and bearing failures in a wide variety of mechanical equipment, including motors, fans, blowers, belts and chain drives, gearboxes, couplings, pumps, compressors, closed coupled machines and spindles.
Fluke Corp.
Everett, WA
Tel: 800-760-4523
Web: www.fluke.com/vibration
Circle No. 202 on Reader Service Card

Manhole ventilation

The Allegro Manhole Ventilation Passthru (MVP) is designed to maintain and re-direct air flow with minimal restrictions into manholes, sewers and tanks. The MVP is the first manhole system that combines three components: a low profile air vent, 90° elbow and built-in mounting – all in one unit. Once placed into the manhole, the elbow fits underneath the lower cross bar on the guardrail. The vent is stabilized by placing the manhole cover onto one of the flat channel corners. This unit comes with a, collapsible duct stored in a small storage bag that can be dropped down into the manhole with a quick release of the drawstring.
Allegro Industries
Garden Grove, CA
Tel: 800-622-3530
Web: www.allegrosafety.com
Circle No. 204 on Reader Service Card

Trash pumps

The Thompson HT self-priming centrifugal trash pump is ideal for dewatering applications. The pumps feature cast iron construction, rubber-lined wear plates and dry running abrasion resistant tungsten carbide mechanical seals with Viton elastomers. The pumps are quick to self prime, and require little maintenance. Each model includes 2 or 3 vane impellers in sizes ranging from 3-8 inches with capacities up to 2,600 gpm and heads to 142 ft.
Thompson Pump & Manufacturing
Tel: 386-944-4145
Web: www.thompsonpump.com
Circle No. 206 on Reader Service Card

Pipe fusion datalogger

The new Wired DataLogger® from McElroy offers contractors, supervisors and pipeliners the ability to record and document the pipe fusion process. Built for fusion sites that require up to 4,000 psi, the Wired DataLogger does not use Bluetooth® communications like its Wireless predecessor. The lack of Bluetooth is actually a bonus, allowing some job sites with restrictions on wireless communications to have a new solution. All DataLoggers are built rugged, and offer a familiar Microsoft® Windows® user interface and the ability to transfer data to a desktop computer through a USB port and Microsoft® ActiveSync®.
McElroy Manufacturing
Tulsa, OK
Web: www.mcelroy.com
Circle No. 208 on Reader Service Card

Measuring cells

Severn Trent Services has added three new measuring cells to the Series KC4000 product line, now offering on-line measurement for low pressure, dusty and wet environments and high temperature applications. The measuring cells are used in conjunction with the MicroChem®2 transmitter/controller to measure residual chlorine (free and total), chlorine dioxide, ozone, iodine and bromine. No pH correction is needed when measuring free chlorine (pH 4 – 7.5), chlorine dioxide, or ozone. Optional pH, conductivity, and/or ORP measurements are also available and can be measured simultaneously with most KC versions.
Severn Trent Services
Fort Washington, PA
Web: www.severntrentservices.com
Circle No. 205 on Reader Service Card

Mixing system

SolarBee's solar powered mixers can minimize aeration equipment run-time in wastewater lagoons and water reservoirs. The mixers can supply most of the mixing energy required in virtually any type of treatment pond, reducing the hours that the aeration system must operate. Because the mixers use solar power and reduce consumption of grid power, municipalities are eligible for green initiatives such as utility rebates and infrastructure improvement funding.
SolarBee Inc.
Dickinson, ND
Tel: 866-437-8076
Web: www.solarbee.com
Circle No. 207 on Reader Service Card

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