Resource Spotlight

Aug. 1, 2015
Collection of books, etc. dealing with water issues.
Water efficiency app

Utilities now have powerful new field tools for water efficiency. By running Neptune's NGO™ app on an Android device, and pairing it with the R900® Belt Clip Transceiver, personnel can quickly analyze data-logging information on the spot -- and present it to customers. Knowing when and how much water they used, customers can adjust their consumption patterns, saving time, money and precious water.

Neptune Technology Group

Product video

Val-Matic's "Air Today, Gone Tomorrow" video on its YouTube page demonstrates the importance of using air valves in water and wastewater pipelines. The presence of air in pipelines often raises many questions for operators; however, deaerating the pipeline will safeguard against various air-related problems. The video demonstrates how Val-Matic's Air Release Valve, Air/Vacuum Valve and Combination Air Valve solve such problems. Currently, the valves are used in water and wastewater operations for their ease of maintenance and operations.

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corporation

New website

ICS has announced the launch of its brand new website. With a focus on an integrated, dynamic digital user experience, the company now connects its existing customers to relevant, credible and compelling information about cutting hard materials. The site features personal testimonies, product information and documentation, step-by-step guides, instructional videos, and much more.

ICS Diamond Tools and Equipment

New app

ASCO Numatics has introduced a mobile application, "ASCO Flow Calculator," that enables customers to quickly calculate flow for a valve or determine the Cv needed to properly size one. In addition, the Fluid Guide provides reference information on the types of valves available for common corrosive and non-corrosive gases and liquids. Additional features include the "Where to Buy Distributor" locator, where customers can locate domestic and international ASCO distributors and search by zip or city/state or by GPS location.

ASCO Valve, a Division of Emerson Industrial Automation

New app

Mueller Co. has released an app that features competitive cross reference for service brass, project-specific certification requests, and resource links. The app -- available from the Apple and Google Play stores -- is designed for distributors, but engineers and water utilities will find it handy as well. To add it to your smart phone, simply search for "Mueller Co" on the app store and download it for free.

Mueller Co.

New book

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a new book designed to help all automation professionals improve reactor and control system performance. The book, "Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control" by Gregory K. McMillan, shines light on the latest technologies and methods for increasing plant performance by improving bioreactor, fermenter and chemical reactor automation. Readers will learn what measurements, control strategies, controller features, and tuning parameters will achieve process objectives for a given type of reactor.

International Society of Automation

Instructional videos

Endress+Hauser has released over 100 free, step-by-step instructional videos to its YouTube channel. Customers looking for quick solutions to commonly asked questions will now have the opportunity to view short videos covering all of the company's core product lines -- flow, level, pressure, temperature, and analytical. Videos covering Endress+Hauser's recorder line and Fieldcare configuration software are also available. Its technical support team anticipates that the "how-to" videos will help customers resolve issues and answer questions more quickly and efficiently.


Dual product websites

Hi-Vac Corporation has redesigned new websites for two of its brands -- Hi-Vac Products and UltraVac -- designed to make finding a specific product fast and easy. The products section is divided between stationary and portable units with specifications, literature, photos, videos, and more. Also accessible is information on the Hi-Vac Products Aftermarket services as well as a form to submit a quote for repairs and/or rebuilds. Aquatech trucks, for example, serve the cleaning of underground piping, catch basins, storm sewers, lift stations, and treatment plants.

Hi-Vac Products

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