The Badger Orion Water Meter Monitor helps utilities improve customer service by providing end consumers with a way to proactively monitor and conserve their water usage.
Water meter monitor
The Badger Orion Water Meter Monitor helps utilities improve customer service by providing end consumers with a way to proactively monitor and conserve their water usage. Compatible with all Orion transmitters, the unit uses state-of-the-art receiver technology to provide an on-demand visual display of the transmitted meter reading. Thanks to three reading options, the end customer can view the current reading or monitor their water usage during two separate, consumer-defined time periods.
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Blount International has introduced the new PowerGrit™ Utility Saw Chain designed for cutting pipe in the ground. Contractors are able to cut from one position with far less excavation and effort than required by prior methods – eliminating the need to excavate all the way around a ductile iron water pipe and crawl underneath to complete a cut. The chain features a unique brazed layer diamond coating. The chain will be initially marketed and sold under the ICS® brand, and is available for use on the professional grade ICS 633F4, 101cc, gas powered chain saw and the ICS 853 and 880, large frame hydraulic powered chain saws.
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GF Piping Systems has announced expansion of its large diameter size range for the Type 567 Butterfly Valve to include sizes 14-16". The new size range features a unique double eccentric off-center design and excellent chemical compatibility. The off-center shaft allows the disc to completely disengage from the disc seal, even when partially open. This results in reduced seal friction for longer service life and minimal maintenance compared to non-eccentric valve styles.
GF Piping Systems
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The Headworks Integrated Treatment (HIT) Process offers proven technology for treating wastewater within a substantially reduced footprint. The modular process is suited for small flows seen in local wastewater treatment, decentralized or reuse applications. Its moving bed biofilm processes (MBBR / IFAS) can be more energy efficient than membrane technologies, yet the process is capable of treating to the new stringent effluent requirements of today and into the future.
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Schlumberger Water Services has released Hydro GeoBuilder 2009.1 hydrogeologic conceptual modeling software, developed to advance the process of building and evaluating groundwater flow models. Compatible with the industry standard USGS MODFLOW modeling code, Visual MODFLOW Premium and FEFLOW™, the new release offers modeling professionals an expanded workbench of two- and three-dimensional tools for conceptualizing the hydrogeologic environment, in addition to increased flexibility for assigning model properties independent of the finite difference grid or finite element mesh.
Schlumberger Water Services
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The Hammonds 80-P Vortex Tablet Chlorination System has been certified by NSF International. The on-site disinfection system covers a range of flows up to 2000 gpm. Suited for drinking water disinfection, the tablets can be safer to handle than bleach or gaseous chlorine. The system consists of a high energy vortex mixing chamber with no moving parts, which produces a precise measure of calcium hypochlorite solution using a positive displacement pump.
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Progressing cavity pump
The Moyno® 2000 Model G2 Progressing Cavity Pump features an open throat hopper design with an auger for positive product feed when handling semi-dry or high solids content sludges. The pump's crown gear-type universal joint is capable of accommodating exceptionally high torsional and thrust loads. Patented joint seals protect the gear joints from pumpage contamination. The pump offers flow rates to 400 gpm and pressure capabilities to 350 psi.
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Modeling, simulation software
MWH Soft, which recently merged with Wallingford Software, has released version 10.5 of InfoWorks, InfoNet, and FloodWorks. InfoWorks CS allows engineers and planners to produce fast, accurate and robust hydraulic modeling of a complete urban collection system network. InfoNet is a purpose-built asset and data management system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks. FloodWorks is a modular software package focused on real-time simulation and forecasting of future hydrological and hydraulic conditions in river basins, stormwater and drainage systems and coastal areas.
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Red Valve's Weirflex creates an adjustable weir for stormwater control in combined sewer systems. The weir is a variation on the company's pinch valve principal. Instead of closing on centerline, it closes from the bottom only to create a weir that can be used to retain stormwater in a sewer line. This allows the treatment plant operator to maximize existing stormwater storage within the lines while preventing the treatment plant from being over burdened by a stormwater surge.
Red Valve Co. Inc.
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Taste, odor control
The TrojanUVSwift™ECT is a hydraulically optimized, polychromatic lamp-based UV reactor for use in the treatment of environmental contaminants. It is suitable for removing contaminants from large flow rates within a compact footprint. The broad light spectrum of light emitted in the system makes it well suited for the treatment of many contaminants, particularly some pesticides and taste and odor-causing compounds found in surface waters.
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Val-Matic produces a variety of manual and power actuators that include traveling nut actuators, worm gears, cylinders and motors. The traveling nut manual actuator is designed to specifically match the torque characteristics of Val-Matic Ener•G™ Ball Valves and American-BFV® Butterfly Valves. The company's worm gear actuators provide quarter turn actuation in accordance with AWWA Standards and are standard on Plug Valves and optional on Ball and Butterfly Valves. Its traveling nut cylinder actuators provide reliable characterized closure while featuring externally adjustable closed stops to control end of valve travel.
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WAGO has added a UPS Controller (and batteries), as well as Buffer and Redundancy modules to the 787 Series Advanced Power Supply line. The 787 Series modules minimize downtime by shielding complex automation systems and components from common disturbances (e.g., voltage fluctuations, harmonic distortion and outages). Encapsulated in a DIN-rail mount metal housing, every module includes three LEDs, and at least one signal output status LED (varies per model).
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Submersible sewage pumps
The new ABS EffeX is a range of submersible sewage pumps driven by premium-efficiency motors that reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. The advanced technology offers higher pump reliability, less clogs and lower operational costs. The new pump range features the use of premium-efficiency IE3 motors designed and tested in accordance with IEC 60034-30. The new pump range matches anticipated forthcoming legislation in many countries regarding higher motor efficiency for submersible pumping.
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Plas-Pak's cartridge–based meter, mix, dispense and spray equipment can be used to repair and restore manholes, pipelines, underground vaults, storage tanks, and secondary containment facilities. The equipment can be used with most multiple ratio fast cure polymeric grouts, primers, sealants, relining and top coat materials. The equipment is adaptable for small touch up and repair projects all the way up to major state, county, municipal and industrial MRO projects and programs.
Plas-Pak Industries Inc.
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Aquionics recently launched its new AF-3 Series of closed-vessel UV systems, which employ a new type of low pressure, high output (LPHO) amalgam lamp that possesses a more stable output. Lamps are available with a maximum output of 500W, one of the largest ever deployed in a UV system. Validation work for the AF-3 in accordance with the USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) has been completed.
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Liquid chemical feed
Blue-White has announced the development of a lightweight skid system which can be ordered with either Flex-Pro® Peristaltic Metering Pumps, or Chem-Pro® diaphragm metering pumps. Features of the Chem-Feed® Skid Systems include: self-filling calibration cylinder (flooded suction not required) and a flow indicator that visually indicates the pump is delivering solution. Single and dual pump systems are available and they fit any ProSeries® metering pump - diaphragm or peristaltic.
Huntington Beach, CA
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The Bilco Type J-AL aluminum access doors are now available with standard stainless steel hardware, enhancing the corrosion-resistance of the product and making it better-suited for corrosive environments. Available in a single- or double-leaf design and reinforced for 300 PSF or H20 loading conditions, the doors provide access to underground areas, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, commercial and institutional buildings, and public utilities. The channel frame design and built-in drain coupling allow the doors to be used in applications where water penetration into the opening is a concern.
West Haven, CT
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Low harmonic drives
Danfoss Drives has introduced the VLT® Low Harmonic Drive. The drives don't merely reduce or mask current distortion; they perform real time analysis and actively impose currents, as needed, to restore and ensure the highest possible quality sine waves from the power supply grid. Additionally, they feature a modular design meaning that most elements are produced in large scale for cost effective production.
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ECO:LOGIC Engineering has launched an online clearinghouse to help public agencies save money when purchasing equipment and supplies. The Corp Yard site gives municipalities a place to barter, buy and sell items like fiberglass tanks, wastewater treatment filters, and equipment from a variety of public entities and for nearly any type of public works project. The site is the brainchild of ECO:LOGIC's staff, which provides engineering, environmental and utility management services to water and wastewater agencies around the western U.S.
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Emerson Process Management has introduced a family of more than 50 Device Dashboards for its AMS® Suite: Intelligent Device Manager developed from Human Centered Design practices. The new dashboards are intuitively designed interfaces that provide, in one glance, a clear view of everything users need to evaluate, diagnose, and configure a field device. Each has embedded expert guidance to streamline the most important and frequent tasks performed by plant operations, engineering, and maintenance personnel.
Emerson Process Management
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Mass flow meter
The new Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution for monitoring digester gas, biogas and other methane composition biofuel gases as well as natural gas. The company calibrates the meters in its NIST-traceable flow lab to match the gas composition and specific flow conditions of the user's digester system, which results in an instrument that is matched precisely to the facility's actual operating environment.
Fluid Components International
San Marcos, CA
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GE Power & Water has introduced a new compact ZeeWeed 500D-16, which is ideal for small capacity water reuse plants. This product provides flexibility in design and operation, requires low head room and has a maximum of 16 module population. The system has up to a 40 percent increase in treatment capacity and up to 75 percent reduction in energy consumption with a patented 10/30 aeration system.
GE Water & Process Technologies
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Weigh batch eductor
A new Bulk Bag Weigh Batch Eductor System from Flexicon loosens bulk solid material that has solidified during storage and shipment, discharges the material by weight, and blends it into a liquid stream. The skid-mounted system incorporates two Bulk Bag Unloading Frames, each with an integral Bulk Bag Conditioner comprised of a hydraulic pump and two rams with contoured end plates that press opposing sides of bulk bags.
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Advanced oxidation systems
Air Products offers a range of water and wastewater treatment systems marketed globally under the Halia™ brand name. The company's offerings include pure oxygen aeration systems for wastewater treatment, as well as ozone advanced oxidation systems for drinking water and water reuse applications. Included in the product line is the Halia Advanced Oxidation System incorporating the HiPOx® technology, an ozone-based advanced oxidation process for water treatment. HiPOx has been granted conditional acceptance by the California Department of Public Health for unrestricted water reuse under Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations and is the first ozone-based technology validated to meet disinfection criteria for treating wastewater and making it available for reuse.
Lehigh Valley, PA
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The Hydrovar Variable Speed Controller from ITT Goulds Pumps can improve the energy efficiency of centrifugal pumps. The controller is an update to the Aquavar motor-mount drive series with a new modular design and more intuitive programming for setup and troubleshooting. When mounted on inline or end-suction centrifugal pumps, it maintains proper system pressures and flows by controlling the speed of the pump, producing energy savings of up to 70 percent compared to fixed-speed pumps.
ITT Goulds Pumps
White Plains, NY
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Treatment upgrade program
Operators of ITT Sanitaire wastewater treatment plants can improve process control and monitoring by upgrading to a new control system. The field upgrade can be installed without disturbing or replacing any existing plant wiring. The upgrade saves energy by allowing system operators to match the use of blower motors more precisely to the demands of the aeration process.
ITT Water & Wastewater
Brown Deer, WI
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TT Technologies has introduced a trenchless method for replacing plastic, copper and steel services -- the Mini-Grundotugger. The hydraulically powered system splits ½" to ¾" copper and ½" to 2" PE and PVC house connections up to 100 feet in length with minimal disruption. The system can be operated by a one- or two-person crew and pulling times can average up to 15 feet per minute, depending on soil conditions.
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Kaeser's new HSD system features two independently operating compressors in a single enclosure. These new packages are available from 500-650 hp, and deliver flows from 1632-3002 cfm and pressures from 100-217 psig. The system incorporates two individual compressor units including a motor, Sigma Profile airend, separator aftercooler, draintrap and filtration. Because each module is a complete compressor – and not just two airends stacked together – the HSD provides maximum part-load efficiency, built-in redundancy, and reduced installation costs.
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Koch Membrane Systems recently launched a new system for large capacity seawater reverse osmosis (RO) projects. The new seawater solution features pre-engineered packaged plants up to 2 mgd as well as larger, modular building blocks for higher capacity requirements of up to 50 mgd and more. Featuring a lightweight, large diameter pressure vessel-element combination, the new offering will use MegaMagnum® Plus seawater elements.
Koch Membrane Systems Inc.
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Accutech, a division of Control Microsystems, has released the BR20 Base Radio, the latest wireless instrumentation product that offers two radios in one. The primary radio provides connectivity and configuration to a wide range of wireless instruments available through Accutech. The optional long-haul Trio K-Series radio communicates remotely with a central master radio, providing process instrumentation data from the field units to the host workstation in systems spanning considerable distance.
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Sewer rehab software
MWH Soft has released version four of its CapPlan Sewer product line. The V4 release adds significant functionality, giving users more options for calculating likelihood and consequence of failure, stronger tools for CCTV video analysis and scheduling, and streamlined workflows for complex rehabilitation planning. Able to run on the ArcGIS-based InfoWater or stand-alone H2OMAP platform, the software tackles data integrity and processing issues that slow typical large-scale asset management analysis projects.
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Energy management software
MWH Soft is including carbon calculation capabilities in all its water modeling product lines. Its new Sustainability analysis extension will be available in InfoWorks WS, H2ONET Suite, and H2OMAP Water and InfoWater Executive Suites. The tool gives water utilities energy efficiency management capabilities for reducing both power costs and carbon footprints. The software helps users determine the carbon footprint for pumps and the cumulative total energy lost across all elements in the network, from source to consumer tap.
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Ashcroft® A-Series pressure switches are designed for tough OEM and industrial applications requiring a miniature switch. Available with explosion-proof and watertight enclosures, the stainless steel A-Series pressure switch features a refined piston actuator that can be ranged up to 2000 psi while enduring a working pressure of 5000 psi. Small dimensions, a choice of connections and a field adjustable set point make the pressure switch easy to configure and install in nearly any alarm, shutdown or control application.
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Val-Matic offers control systems that provide power and control of hydraulic actuated ball, butterfly and plug valves. The company's control panels provide field adjustable operation of valves and are mounted and piped in corrosion resistant NEMA 4X enclosures. Oil and water accumulator systems power hydraulic cylinder valve actuators and provide hydraulic power for valves after power failure.
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VUEWorks® 2009 is a web-based system that allows municipalities, utilities and other organizations to track the condition, minimize failure risk, prioritize expenditures and service delivery of their physical assets. The system, which now supports ESRI's ARCServer 9.3.1, is a scalable suite of software modules for managing work processes, capturing citizen concerns, and executing preventive maintenance with a minimal investment of time and money.
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Oldcastle Precast, a manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete, has introduced its new environmentally sensitive and sustainable Maxpac™ Package Plant Wastewater System. The system combines Algaewheel® technology - simple clarification processes enhanced by the natural coagulating effects of algae filaments - and disinfection to result in effluent treated to secondary and tertiary standards. Algae produce oxygen to feed the bacteria, and bacteria produce CO2 to feed the algae, thus significantly reducing the carbon footprint.
Oldcastle Precast Inc.
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