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Efficient aerator motor

Aqua-Aerobic Systems offers Endura Series Motors for Aqua-Jet surface aerators and AquaDDM direct-drive mixers. The motors are available in a variety of power ratings. They require no greasing and limited maintenance for five years. A NEMA 841 motor has an efficiency 5 to 7 percent higher than the standard motor. 800/940-5008; www.aqua-aerobic.com.

Multi-channel controller

The MultiCELL Type 8619 multi-channel controller from Burkert Fluid Control Systems can monitor functions as a flow indicator and measure the ORP value or percentage retention value in reverse osmosis systems. It can also be used for regulation of the pH value and the dosing of chemicals and ratio control. The standard version includes a user interface, mainboard and AC adapter, two analog and digital outputs, and two digital inputs. Six slots are available for connecting additional boards. The large, configurable graphic display with backlighting can display up to four readings simultaneously. Digital and analog signal outputs enable transfer of process data and status signals. 949/223-3100; www.burkert-usa.com.

Digital Universal Camera

The Digital Universal Camera from CUES is a semi-autonomous, high resolution, digital CCTV side-scanning camera for rapid and detailed condition assessment of water piping. When used with CUES asset-based Granite XP decision support software, technicians can inspect and assess 5,000 feet or more per day. The system produces a continuous hemispherical scan of conditions in 6- to 60-inch pipe and operates at a constant speed without the need to stop or pan and tilt. 800/327-7791; www.cuesinc.com.

Well inspection

The WellCam from RS Technical Services inspects water wells from 4 to 30 inches in diameter at up to 1,100 feet submerged depth. It provides a down view and a 360-degree rotational side view, selectable from the control station. The side view camera offers remote focus to produce clear wall images. Both color cameras offer high resolution color and high sensitivity. High-intensity LED lighting provides a uniform light output; intensity can be adjusted from the control station. External metal parts are machined from corrosion-resistant stainless steel; all joints are O-ring sealed. The camera operates from any RST single-conductor system on up to 2,500 feet of cable. Each camera is tested to 1,100 feet or 500 psi. Expandable guides center the camera in the well casing. 800/767-1974; www.rstechserv.com.

Telemetry control unit

The Telemetry Control Unit from Data Flow Systems combines automated pump control functions with advanced SCADA communications. It automates the operations of simplex, duplex and triplex pump stations. It is available for fixed and variable-speed applications and contains the hardware and software needed to accept input from floats, bubblers and pressure transducers. The integrated phase monitor provides 3-phase voltage readings and under/over voltage motor protection. The HOA switches are fail-safe and remain functional even with loss of power. 321/259-5009; www.dataflowsys.com.

Mounting kit

The Split Universal Mounting Kit (Split uKIT) version of the AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Ring from Electro Static Technology protects the bearings of VFD-driven motors from electrical damage and allows quick and easy retrofitting on almost any AC motor shaft without decoupling attached equipment. Designed to accommodate slingers, shaft shoulders and other end bell protrusions, the kit comes with a split AEGIS ring, the halves of which are held together with a hinge that allows it to be opened on one side, then closed and fastened with built-in adhesive-backed aluminum tabs. 207/998-5140; www.est-aegis.com.

Single mini-controller

The Festo CECC Mini Controller reduces installation times, simplifies programming, and enables fast and cost-effective control of sensors and valve actuators. Despite its modest dimensions, its variety of interfaces allows it to handle the various electric and pneumatic actuation tasks found in a treatment facility. Its almost unlimited data interface enables treatment diagnostics down to the I/O connection point for fast troubleshooting. 800/993-3786; www.festo.com/us.

Valve strainer

The Strainer ZS from Singer Valve protects control valves and pipelines from objects that get caught in the flow and can cause blocks or equipment failure. The strainer has a low profile to fit into small chambers and a Z-plate design that provides smooth laminar flow, reducing downstream disturbance. The stainless steel screen allows for a large flow area and is easily removed. Two body taps allow for differential pressure measurement to indicate whether the strainer is plugged or plugging. It has flushing ports on both sides for cleaning. An air bleed connection enables air pressure release. The strainer complies with AWWA C701 and C702 standards for prevention of upstream turbulence. 888/764-7858; www.singervalve.com.

Plunger valve

The Series 300 plunger valve from Henry Pratt Company reduces cavitation and stagnant water creation to help water systems improve safety, efficiency and flow control. The valve has a field-replaceable control insert that helps reduce flow pressure and cavitation. It contains a valve actuator that provides nonlinear closure with precise surge resistance and effective control ranges as high as 96 percent. The input shaft has a dual inboard seal that helps protect the shaft and the shaft bore from corrosion while helping to avoid stagnant water creation. 877/436-7977; www.henrypratt.com.

Pipe plugs

Rupture-Protected Pipe Plugs from Lansas Products are designed to prevent plug failures from over-inflation caused by user error or faulty gauges. An air relief valve relieves excess inflation pressure in the plug without completely deflating. The valve engages once the plug is over-inflated by 33 percent above required inflation, safeguarding against failure while preserving structural integrity and strength. The air relief valve is recess mounted for durability and protection when in use or transported, while a rubber dirt cover protects the valve and keeps dirt and debris out. They are available in 15-by-30-, 20-by-36- and 24-by-48-inch sizes in the Front or Back style. 800/452-4902; www.lansas.com.

16-channel controller

The WX16 16-Channel Controller from Oldham offers a security mode that allows lock-out of critical parameters, NEMA 4X/7 enclosures, and memory that retains all configuration data. With multiple configurations available, it offers analog, digital and wireless capability and comes standard with four common alarm relays. The controller has dual ModBus master/slave capability, touchkey and nonintrusive (magnetic) operation, a graphical backlit LCD display, independent alarm LEDs, and a built-in Piezo siren. It can be configured to accept a variety of wireless inputs and has an indoor range up to 3,000 feet and an outdoor range up to 10 miles. 800/338-3287; www.oldhamgas.com.

Channel gate

The Orbinox Model CC Channel Gate is designed for open channel installation with versatile flow control in treatment plants, irrigation, hydraulic works and hydroelectric power plants. The frame is typically embedded in a concrete channel for both uni- or bi-directional sealing. The gate can be designed and manufactured in larger dimensions and for higher-service conditions while maintaining a leakage rate below the allowable AWWA standard. The standard model is made of stainless steel and designed to withstand water pressure equal to the height of the slide. Self-adjusting lip-design side seals ensure watertight performance. 450/622-8775; www.orbinox.com.

Drive unit

Clarifier and thickener Drive Units from WesTech Engineering provide rotational force to turn the rake arms in a circular basin to transport settled solids to the center of the tank for removal. The drive units can be designed for torque requirements from 1,000 to 6,000,000 ft-lbs. and are delivered to the job site as a completely assembled and shop-tested unit, ready to install. 801/ 265-1000; www.westech-inc.com.

Flange adapter sleeve

The SIGMAFlange adapter model SFA from SIGMA Corp. is a ductile iron mechanical joint and flange oversized sleeve that connects plain-end pipe to any flanged outlet. The adapter accommodates the maximum pressure rating for every wall classification of ductile iron pipe and dimension ratio of PVC pressure pipe, while eliminating the requirement of a perfectly square-cut pipe end. 609/688-1053; www.sigmaco.com.

Gear unit

The gear unit X Series from SEW-Eurodrive has a robust housing, helical or helical-bevel gear unit, single-piece or split-gear unit housing, reversible housing (for right- or left-hand shaft location), universal mounting positions, modular technology, clockwise or counterclockwise rotation, and a torque capacity of 60,200 to 4,204,000 lb.-in. It comes in 23 sizes. 864/439-7537; www.seweurodrive.com.

Cake pump system

The piping-contained Cake Transfer System from seepex replaces the open-air cake transfer method using conveyors. Dewatered sludge cake from a belt press or centrifuge falls into the hopper of a progressive-cavity pump. The pitch, diameter and speed of the auger, which pushes the cake into the pumping element, can be adjusted to match the application while load cells automate the process. The load cell sensors detect the increase in weight and adjust pump speed accordingly. The pump increases or decreases production as needed, and when the belt stops feeding the hopper, it turns off. The system is equipped with a pressure sensor, dry-running protection sensor, and a boundary layer injection system. 937/864-7150; www.seepex.com.

Cloud-based SCADA System

A cloud-based SCADA motor and pump control from XiO is designed for small water districts to allow them to operate similarly to large water districts where IT staff can support the system's complex parts. The system has a single control component on site and requires no system administration or software development. The historian, alarming functions and data analysis common to SCADA systems are in the cloud (off-site servers handle the data presentation and execute the energy optimization algorithms). 415/446-9002; www.xioio.com.

Pumping system

Flygt Experior from Flygt – a Xylem Brand, combines the company's hydraulics, efficient motors, and intelligent controls in a pumping system that offers up to 50 percent energy savings. Adaptive N technology allows the impeller to move axially upward when necessary to permit bulky materials or tough debris to pass through, reducing stress on the shaft, seals and bearings. It is available with efficient motors. SmartRun intelligent controls enable the pumping system to be pre-programmed and pre-set to handle any handling situation. The controls optimize energy use and can reduce energy consumption. 704/ 409-9700; www.flygtus.com.



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