Product News - March 2011

Schneider Electric Introduces Altivar 32 Variable-Speed Drive; Badger Meter Introduces M-5000, M-2000 MagMeters; Reliant Water Offers Sewper Rx Sludge Eliminating Bacteria; PureLine Introduces HP-1 Unit Generator; O-Z/Gedney Offers Optitrol Motor Control Stations; Chemineer Offers High-Efficiency XE-3 Impeller; WEG Releases Energy Savings Calculator App; Weidmuller Offers High-Density Digital Isolators; Assmann Offers Open-Top Tanks; LaMotte Introduces SMART3 Colorimeter; Prodex Introduces Biological Activity Enhancer; MSA Offers QuickCheck Gas Detector Software; General Monitors Introduces Open Path Gas Detector; Siemens Introduces Process Control System; SERFILCO Offers Trans-O-Filter; RIV Offers GLADIO Knife Gate Valve; Highland Offers HighDRO Wastewater Storage Tanks; AllMax Introduces Operator 10 Data Management Software

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Schneider Electric Introduces Altivar 32 Variable-Speed Drive

The Altivar 32 variable-speed drive from Schneider Electric features an ultraslim, book-style design and the ability to directly attach a self-protected disconnect. The drive can operate as the heart of a simple control system and perform functions usually managed by a PLC. It is designed to operate without the need for encoder feedback and is embedded with Bluetooth technology for monitoring, viewing and performing machine diagnostics. 888/778-2733; www.schneider-electric.us/go/drives.

Badger Meter Introduces M-5000, M-2000 MagMeters

M-5000 and M-2000 magmeters from Badger Meter are designed to deliver precise and timely flow measurement information with minimum maintenance. The battery-operated, general purpose M-5000 magmeter can be used to measure well and wastewater, reclaimed water and for bidirectional flow applications that have minimal electrical conductivity. The unit has no moving parts and a 10-year battery life. The general-purpose M-2000 detection magmeter is designed for field verification testing with the use of a handheld device. 800/876-3837; www.badger meter.com.

Reliant Water Offers Sewper Rx Sludge Eliminating Bacteria

Sewper Rx sludge eliminating bacteria from Reliant Water Technologies is a polymicrobial blend of facultative bacteria, specially selected for their ability to degrade organic waste and eliminate noxious odor. When added to a waste stream it releases bacterial cells that begin breaking down protein, carbohydrates, fats, oils, grease and cellulose. The bacteria are capable of denitrification and phosphorus removal without the need for separate processes and typically eliminate noxious odor within a week of application. Byproducts of the bioaugmentation treatment are water, CO2, which gases off, and some remaining inorganic solids. 504/400-1239; www.reliantwater.us.com.

PureLine Introduces HP-1 Unit Generator

The HP-1 Unit electrochemical generator from PureLine Treatment Systems is designed to output up to 1 pound per day of ultrahigh purity (99.5 percent) chlorine dioxide, produced within a totally self-contained unit. The HP-1 offers offsite remote communication, allowing for on-off capability, process feedback control, programmable logic controller with color touchscreen operator interface terminal and an integrated distributed control system capability. 312/970-0276; www.pureline.com.

O-Z/Gedney Offers Optitrol Motor Control Stations

Factory-sealed, explosion-proof and dust-ignition-proof Optitrol control stations and pilot lights from O-Z/Gedney are designed for the remote control of motors in areas where flammable gases are present. The units feature a heavy-duty enclosure that confines electrical arcing, preventing ignition of flammable atmospheres. The control stations are rated for Class 1, Division 1 and 2; Class II, Division 1 and 2; and Class III hazardous locations. The stations also are rated NEMA 3 for outdoor use. 800/621-1506; www.o-zgedney.com.

Chemineer Offers High-Efficiency XE-3 Impeller

The XE-3 axial flow impeller for heat transfer from Chemineer Inc. is designed for blending and solids suspension applications. The impellers are available in carbon steel, 316/316L stainless, high alloys and with a variety of coatings. 937/454-3200; www.chemineer.com.

WEG Releases Energy Savings Calculator App

The WEG Energy Savings Calculator application for BlackBerry smartphone devices from WEG Electric Corp. is designed to calculate return on investment and reduction of CO2 emissions when utilizing WEG variable-frequency drives and/or electric motors. The calculator, which can be accessed from the WEG Green website (www.weg.net/green), can create reports and calculations for all motors in a facility. 800/275-4934; www.weg.net/us.

Weidmuller Offers High-Density Digital Isolators

ACT20X high-density digital isolators from Weidmuller feature a range of intrinsic safety signal conditioners, including modules that can convert and isolate digital signals to and from hazardous areas, as well as versions that isolate and drive digital actuators. Each module has an independent error alarm output for monitoring input signals and internal electronics. A dedicated, volt-free contact registers open/short circuits or internal errors for quick problem identification. 800/849-9343; www.weidmuller.com.

Assmann Offers Open-Top Tanks

Open-top molded tanks from Assmann Corporation of America are available in either virgin high-density cross-link or NSF/ANSI 61-certified linear polyethylene. Typically used as day tanks or mixing vessels, the flat-bottom vertical tanks are equipped with shoebox style covers and molded with a stiffening lip on top for tank rigidity. Tank sizes range from 30 to 680 gallons in a variety of colors. 888/357-3181; www.assmann-usa.com.

LaMotte Introduces SMART3 Colorimeter

The SMART3 colorimeter from LaMotte features a waterproof housing, library of 75 pre-programmed tests and USB communications. The backlit display is loaded with seven languages. The instrument has a removable clear cell that protects the optical system from the elements. Users can select from a scrolling menu of pre-programmed test factors or set up their own user-defined groupings for routine analysis. New user tests can be added by the operator or downloaded from the manufacturer. Time- and date-stamped test data can be stored in the 500-test capacity data log. The USB port permits data transfer to a PC and powers the rechargeable NiCad battery. 800/344-3100; www.lamotte.com.

Prodex Introduces Biological Activity Enhancer

Biological Activity Enhancer from Prodex, a division of JSH International, is a liquid organic formula designed to stimulate microorganisms, improve sludge settling, produce cleaner effluent and increase methane gas production. Derived from a natural peat extraction process, BAE can increase existing microbial populations and enhance their activity in both aerobic and anaerobic environments. 856/234-4540; www.prodexproducts.com.

MSA Offers QuickCheck Gas Detector Software

The ALTAIR 4X gas detector from MSA features QuickCheck Station software, designed to bump-test both ALTAIR 4 and ALTAIR 4X gas detectors. 800/672-2222; www.msanet.com.

General Monitors Introduces Open Path Gas Detector

The IR5500 open path gas detector from General Monitors features split range scale for ppm-meter and LEL-meter monitoring and is certified for operation at -67 degrees F. The system consists of an IR source and receiver, which continuously monitors for methane in both the 0 to 5,000 ppm-meter and 0 to 5 LEL-meter range. The detector’s infrared sensor technology uses single-beam detection for improved accuracy and reduced drift. The sensor includes continuous self-check monitoring for fail-safe operation. Automatic gain control compensates for dirty optics, rain and fog. 800/330-9161; www.generalmonitors.com.

Siemens Introduces Process Control System

The Clearlogx Process chemical feed system from Siemens Water Technologies Corp. is designed to enhance organic containment removal in water and wastewater, while improving membrane and conventional filter performance. The system controls the addition of acid, coagulant and chlorine dosing. 847/713-8458; www.water.siemens.com.

SERFILCO Offers Trans-O-Filter

The Trans-O-Filter unit from SERFILCO Ltd. is designed to recirculate at flow rates of 3 to 10 gpm on fuel or hydraulic systems. The unit collects entrained moisture on a coalescing element until water droplets form large enough to drop to the sump for removal from a draw-off drain valve. Choice of media enables the user to select high dirt holding capacity depth cartridges or absolute media of pleated membrane to trap 1-micron particles. 800/323-5431; www.serfilco.com.

RIV Offers GLADIO Knife Gate Valve

The double-flange GLADIO knife gate valve from RIV features a solid AISI 316 stainless steel blade and unpainted flange threads for easy repair. Other features include self-cleaning housing, stainless steel screws and tie rods. The valve is available in 4-, 5-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch sizes. www.riv-vg.com.

Highland Offers HighDRO Wastewater Storage Tanks

HighDRO wastewater storage tanks from Highland Tank are available for aboveground or belowground installation and are designed to store a variety of contaminated wastewater. Volume ranges from 300 to 60,000 gallons. Tanks are made of heavy-duty carbon steel and available with high-solids epoxies, polyurethanes, rubber, PVC and other sheet linings. 814/893-5701; www.highlandtank.com.

AllMax Introduces Operator 10 Data Management Software

The Operator 10 suite of operations data management and reporting software from AllMax Software Inc. provides a range of analytical and reporting options, enabling users to customize facility information, help ensure compliance and provide a historic picture of plant operations through centralized data storage. The software consists of water, wastewater and biosolids applications. Dynamic grid behavior allows for advanced sorting, filtering, grouping and column customization. 800/670-1867; www.allmaxsoftware.com.



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