The 2014 Water Environment Federation Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) — considered the largest annual water quality event in the world — will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.
WEFTEC.14 Show Preview Sept. 27-Oct. 1 | New Orleans, La.
The 2014 Water Environment Federation Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) -- considered the largest annual water quality event in the world -- will take place Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.
WEFTEC.14 is expected to attract more than 18,000 attendees and will feature 31 interactive workshops, 11 mobile sessions, eight local facility tours, and 145 technical sessions. The event will also feature more than 900 speakers presenting in both podium and poster formats, and nearly 1,000 companies will showcase their products across approximately 300,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
A wide range of workshops and technical sessions will provide participants an opportunity to learn and engage with others about specific topics relating to industrial and manufacturing sectors, such as oil and gas, food and beverage, mining and mineral processing, and power generation, to name a few. Workshop topics include, for example, resource recovery, food and beverage industry reuse, carbon removal and recovery, upstream oil and gas water reuse, and more.
The technical sessions will cover research and innovation, industrial issues and treatment technologies, future insights and global issues, and legislative and regulatory developments.
The exhibit floor will showcase industrial services and technologies that encompass contract operations; safety equipment; engineering and consulting; sampling and laboratory equipment; industrial and hazardous waste management; pumps, valves and motors; instrumentation, controls and automation; and more. Here is a sneak peek at some of the products and services that will be on display at WEFTEC.14.
Analytical Technology has developed a new monitoring series, the Q46, which is the upgraded version of the Q45 series. The upgrade includes three digital communication protocols: Modbus, Profibus DP or Ethernet, and it also offers a third 4-20 mA output option. The Q46H/62 chlorine monitors with the 4-20 mA output and automatic pH compensation enables monitoring of chlorine, pH and temperature. The line also includes a universal 90-260 VAC or 12-24 VDC power supply; PID control function assignable to one analog output; and three SPDT relays.
Analytical Technology Inc.
Surface mechanical aerator
The Aqua-Jet® surface mechanical aerator, introduced in 1969 by Aqua-Aerobic, has functioned in the aeration industry for over four decades with more than 1.5 million installed horsepower, representing 9 billion hours of run-time. The robust design and high efficiency of the Aqua-Jet aerator is applied in a wide variety of industrial applications, including pulp & paper, food processing, textile, and refineries. The Aqua-Jet is also an ideal solution for digesters and sludge holding basins, treating both domestic and industrial wastewater.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc.
Ultrasonic portable flow meter
Quickly monitor system performance with the Dynasonics® DXN portable clamp-on hybrid meter from Badger Meter. This easy-to-use and highly-accurate meter allows users to obtain flow measurements virtually anywhere. Utilizing non-invasive ultrasonic technology for field verification and testing, the DXN helps to increase operational efficiency in the liquid process. Its portability makes it an ideal choice for measuring flows to verify sensor, pump and valve performance.
Badger Meter Inc.
Online analysis system
Bürkert's Online Analysis System Type 8905 is designed for waterworks, continuous monitoring of treated and untreated waters, and storage of the most important measurement parameters before water enters the supply network. It is geared toward plant construction companies and water treatment plant operators. In the event of disturbances and/or exceedances, the system responds by interfering with the treatment process or by sending messages to the personnel in charge.
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
The REGAL™ Gas Chlorinator from Chlorinators Incorporated is used to disinfect and purify industrial process wastewater and more. It provides a consistent chlorine residual, eliminating guesswork. The all-vacuum system virtually eliminates the possibility of gas leaks. REGAL is directly mounted with a strong yoke, and its tough and resilient diaphragm is made with corrosion-resistant materials.
Endress+Hauser has introduced the Liquiline CM444 and CM448 multichannel transmitters for monitoring and controlling processes in chemical, power and other industries. The transmitters accept inputs from up to eight Endress+Hauser Memosens digital sensors, including nitrate, spectral absorption coefficient (SAC), pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, free-chlorine, and ion-selective electrode sensors. Mix and match as needed -- the device recognizes any combination of Memosens sensors and starts operating immediately.
Self-cleaning water filter
The 180C (clamp-style) filter from Forsta Filters boasts a more compact and lightweight alternative to the standard 180 series. The 180C series offers a first-stage coarse protection screen and a second-stage fine screen. The line accommodates simple online installation, with the advantage of using only a single 1" flush valve. Flush volume is as little as 4-12 gallons per backwash, depending on the model.
Forsta Filters Inc.
Gorman-Rupp's complete line of pumps can be packaged for industrial applications to provide a total pumping solution that meets industrial fluid-handling needs. The pump packages are designed, constructed and tested for maximum compatibility and performance while offering superior serviceability. With only one point of contact for the pumps, motors, controls, valves, and piping, Gorman-Rupp provides total system responsibility.
Featuring competitive new elements, such as a durable ductile iron frame and an improved high-pressure pipe flanged seal, the newly-optimized SEWER CHEWER® grinder from Grundfos is key to efficient and reliable solids conditioning in wastewater and sludge-handling systems. As part of Grundfos's Ready-to-Ship program, SEWER CHEWER grinders are available for rapid delivery, providing a quick solution for raw sewage, wastewater, sludge, and processing waste.
When it comes to permanent wastewater flow monitoring, especially when billing and/or regulatory compliance is involved, accuracy is vital. As a non-contact, radar-based sensor, the FLO-DAR AV Sensor from Hach is a highly-accurate solution. Unlike traditional submerged sensors, the FLO-DAR stays above the flow and is therefore much less susceptible to fouling, greatly improving the accuracy of data. Whether one is measuring influent flow or effluent discharge, the FLO-DAR is an ideal choice.
Cured-in-place pipe renewal
Inliner Technologies provides solutions for deteriorating pipes and culverts ranging in diameter from 4 to 120 inches. Inliner's certified installers are contracted by industrial companies to renew storm, waste and process sewer piping. The company has installed over 18 million feet of pipelining in the U.S. and Canada.
The EWN-Y series metering pumps from Iwaki America feature the EFS sensor with a new expanded flow range. EFS technology continuously relays the true flow rate to the EWN-Y's digital controller. The result is a
"set-it-and-forget-it" reliability featuring a simple set-point control with a clear display of actual dosing flow rate; sensor availability in two sizes, enabling flow control for the entire EWN-Y series; a 360-strokes-per-minute pump output for high-resolution chemical feed with greater adjustment accuracy; and a 4-20 mA control output proportional to actual pump flow rate.
Iwaki America and Walchem
The Valueline from Keller America is a high-accuracy, general-
purpose pressure transmitter ideal for applications in industrial processes. It provides outstanding total error band (TEB) accuracy, custom pressure ranges, output signals, and electrical connections for easy integration into new and existing systems.
Keller America Inc.
Lenzing Technik's backwash filter OptiFil® is a fully-automatic, continuous system that has already been installed in a variety of applications in the field of low-viscosity media filtration. The patented OptiFil backwash principle allows filtration of not only finer but more efficient (with fewer losses) media. Likewise, its versatility reliability and low-maintenance efforts are valued by operators in diverse industries.
Mag flow meter
The new FPI-X™ Dual Sensor Electromagnetic Flow Meter from McCrometer delivers accurate and repeatable measurement under extreme flow conditions unachievable with other technologies. The meter reliably achieves ±0.5% accuracy under the most severe swirling flows. Designed for use in close proximity to cascading or multiple pump arrays, it delivers the advantage of accurate measurement where no flow meter previously could serve. The FPI-X can be installed near pumps, valves, elbows, headers, or any other equipment that makes it impossible to create a symmetrical velocity flow profile in the pipe.
GridBee® AP series air-powered mixers efficiently mix aerated and anoxic basins of all types, including those with high mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS). Designed with flow rates ranging to 4,000 gallons per minute (GPM) in a small footprint, GridBee mixers are clog-free, with no moving parts to maintain. Lightweight and easy to install, the mixers can be purchased or rented with or without a blower.
Gridbee, a brand of Medora Company
Plast-O-Matic Valves is introducing a new electro-pneumatic positioner for air-actuated ball valves. Series EPP enables a 4-20 mA control signal to precisely control the position of the actuator. It features a rugged NEMA 4X/IP66 housing for harsh environments. Used in combination with Series ZC characterized and custom profile ball designs, the Electro-Pneumatic Positioner will provide highly-accurate flow rates with virtually no hysteresis, as well as a linearity error of less than 1%.
Plast-O-Matic Valves Inc.
Flow control solutions
Red Valve Company and Tideflex® Technologies offer quality valve products and engineering services for demanding flow control in the toughest industrial applications. The company's advanced elastomer technology is engineered into every pinch valve, slurry knife gate valve, pressure sensor, expansion joint, and Tideflex® Check Valve.
Red Valve Company Inc.
Rotork offers a full spectrum of electric, low- and high-pressure pneumatic, hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, and gas-over-oil valve actuators that can meet the requirements for flow control, chemical feed and damper applications, including on-off, emergency shutdown, modulating, and control-valve duties. Rotork's third generation IQ range of intelligent, non-intrusive, heavy-duty electric valve actuators include a large, wide-angle local display that provides real-time asset management data; a secure Bluetooth® hand-setting tool for convenient set-up, configuration and commissioning; and several mechanical enhancements.
Rotork Controls Inc.
The Seametrics iMAG-Series magmeter is available in 3" to 12" sizes for use in industrial water, wastewater, pump stations, and packaged plant applications. With the absence of moving parts and the inclusion of electrodes designed to discourage fouling, the iMAG-Series requires no maintenance in applications where debris would impede mechanical meters. Minimal straight pipe requirements and an innovative light-sensor keypad make installation and setup easy. The iMAG is NSF-certified and IP68 rated.
The PGM control valve with an integrated single rolling diaphragm (SRD) not only comes with the integral backup and remote control for those sensitive applications that are hard to access, but it also provides smooth, steady and precise pressure management from maximum to virtually zero flow. The PGM with the SRD technology control valve is available in sizes from 6" to 36".
Singer Valve Inc.
Wastewater treatment plant
Smith & Loveless offers the TITAN MBR QUBE™, a complete-packaged, factory-built wastewater treatment plant producing high-quality effluent, including for water reuse. Constructed as a standard 40-ft-high cube shipping container, the plant is delivered directly to the job site, requiring minimal assembly and featuring a compact design for process flexibility and minimal footprints. It is available in three standard models based on capacity requirements, ranging from 2,500 to 20,000 gallons per day (GPD) (9.5 to 75 m3/day).
Smith & Loveless Inc.
Medium-voltage AC drive
Yaskawa America's MV1000 is a medium-voltage AC drive that provides ease of application and installation. With Yaskawa's Smart Harmonics™ Technology input isolation transformer and 9 level output (17 level line-to-line), challenges with the use of MV drives are reduced for industrial wastewater applications. Available in 2.4kV and 4.16kV models through 5,000 HP, this compact, all-in-one package is ideal for new or retrofit installations.
Yaskawa America Inc.