Product News - October 2013

Product News - October 2013
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Val-Matic swing check valve

The AWWA swing check valve from Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. is designed for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. The valve prevents backflow by automatically closing when fluid reverses direction. Features include a ductile iron disc that swings open upon pump startup. When closed, the valve provides a tight shutoff through the field-replaceable stainless steel seat. Valves are available with three closure options (lever and weight, air cushion, lever and spring) and 2- to 24-inch and 30- to 48-inch sizes. 630/941-7600;

BinMaster bendable capacitance probe 

The bendable capacitance probe from BinMaster Level Controls is designed to fit tight spaces or in vessels where obstructions prevent the installation of a straight probe. Mounted on the side of the bin, the probe can be used in solid materials or slurries and will not interfere with two-way radios or other equipment operating in the radio spectrum. 800/278-4241;

Sage thermal mass flowmeter

The Basic thermal mass flowmeter from Sage Metering features low power consumption and can be used for any gas. The meter has an all-stainless steel probe or inline sensor, 4-20 mA signal and pulse output. 831/242-2030;

Xylem multiparameter instruments

MultiLab IDS laboratory instruments and smart sensors for the water and wastewater industry from YSI, a xylem brand, can measure three parameters at a time — pH, ORP, BOD or conductivity — or three of the same parameters. The MultiLab line includes the 4010-1 (one channel), 4010-2 (dual channel) and 4010-3 (three channel) as well as smart digital probes for optical-based BOD5, pH, ORP and conductivity measurement. 800/897-4151;

Opto 22 groov interface app

The groov View for iOS and Android apps control how groov browser-based operator interfaces are displayed on smartphones, tablets and other devices. The apps are an optional part of Opto 22’s groov, a way to securely build and deploy Web-based operator interfaces for automation, monitoring and control applications. 800/321-6786;

Enerpac EVO Series lifting system

The EVO Series synchronous lifting system from Enerpac combines high-pressure hydraulics with a programmable PLC system to monitor and control precise movement and positioning of heavy loads. Through an integrated HMI (human machine interface), all movements are managed from a central control position that displays live operation with real-time status updates for each lifting position. The lifting system can be used with standard 10,000 psi single- or double-acting cylinders and is offered with a 5 hp or 10 hp hydraulic power unit and 66-gallon reservoir. The system has eight hydraulic control modes and can control four, eight, or 12 points with one hydraulic power unit. 262/293-1600;

WILO horizontal split case pump

Horizontal split case pumps from WILO USA are available in 64 models. Sizes range up to 500 hp, heads to 750 feet and flows to 15,000 gpm with a temperature range of 18 to 250 degrees F. The horizontal split casing enables bearings and the mechanical seal to be replaced without disturbing system piping. Other features include hydraulically balanced double-suction impeller for minimal axial thrust, tongue-and-groove neck that eliminates rotating assembly seizing and permanently lubricated, single-row bearings. 866/945-6872;

Fluid Components International analyzer flow switch/monitor

The FS10A analyzer flow switch/monitor from Fluid Components International meets requirements for safety integrity level (SIL) 2 compliant service and classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0. The instrument’s wetted parts are corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel with Hastelloy-C22 sensor tips. 800/854-1993;

FLO-CORP wireless monitoring system

The Guardian 2000 wireless monitor from FLO-CORP transmits data using cell towers and/or satellites and a global positioning system (GPS) satellite chip. The battery-powered system can be used to report combined sewer overflows (CSO) measured by the Ranger 1000 ultrasonic level transmitter, providing constant access to data. The wireless monitor also can report exact tank truck locations, noting flow into the tank truck during pickups, flow out during deliveries, tank level and product temperature. 877/356-5463;

Lowell valve key sockets

Three-size valve key sockets from Lowell Corp. can handle from 1 13/16-inch Boston gates nuts to 2-inch standard square nuts. The kit includes compact case, attachment plate and 3-inch screw for mounting the socket on any standard key. 800/456-9355;

Sensorex free chlorine sensors

FCL500 series free chlorine sensors from Sensorex Corp. use amperometric measurement technology to monitor free chlorine in process applications. With three models covering the 0-2 ppm, 0-5 ppm and 0-10 ppm ranges, the sensors can be used in new installations or as a field replacement for existing sensors in drinking water disinfection, distribution and industrial water treatment systems. The sensors interface with PLC, SCADA and other process control systems via 4-20 mA output. 714/895-4344;

Singer single-point insertion flowmeter

The model 106-SPI-MV single-point insertion electromagnetic flowmeter from Singer Valve, in partnership with McCrometer, can be utilized with the metering valve as a stand-alone option or built into a 106-2SC-PCO pilot system to provide complete flow-based valve control. The insertion probe extends into the flow stream in one of the valve inlet connections and protrudes into the valve, equivalent to one-eighth of the valve diameter. The bullet nose eliminates clogging or buildup and has no moving parts. The unit can be installed on any Singer Valve models from 4 to 36 inches. 604/594-5404;

Precision Digital panel meters

Trident Series digital panel meters (model PD765 and PD8-765) from Precision Digital Corp. feature two relays, 4-20 mA analog output and 24-volt DC power supply. The PD765 is housed in a 3.6-inch deep, 1/8 DIN enclosure with NEMA 4X front panel. Two display heights are available: 0.56 inch (Trident) and 1.2 inch (Trident X2). Each display is adjustable to lighting conditions, including direct sunlight, enabling the meter to be read from 30 feet. For hazardous applications, the PD8-765 has an explosion-proof, die-cast aluminum enclosure with through-glass Safe Touch buttons and worldwide agency approvals. 800/343-1001;

Air Science vented enclosures

Vented enclosures from Air Science USA contain airborne particles during manipulation and transfer of potent compounds. The turbulent-free design utilizes ductless technology in combination with carbon/HEPA filtration. No additional HVAC is required. Custom sizes are available. 239/489-0024;

Tideflex curved bill check valve

The TF-1 check valve from Tideflex Technologies has a bill formed into a curve that returns to a closed position, sealing against backflows, including low flow rates. The flat bottom design allows for installation where the invert of the pipe is close to the floor. 412/279-0044;

KROHNE Optiwave 5200 radar level meter tools

The Optiwave 5200 C/F radar level meter from KROHNE is designed for liquid applications in a 98-foot measuring range. The GHz FMCW, 2-wire, loop-powered device measures up to 580 psi in general purpose and hazardous locations (Class 1, Division 1). The system’s PP and PTFE wave horn antennas are process sealed and gasket free, making them suited for corrosive conditions. The PP antenna can be mounted on process connections as small as 1 1/2 inches. The metallic horn and wavelength antennas use a dual-seal mechanism, O-ring and Metaglas process interface for a hermetic seal in toxic or explosive applications. 800/356-9464;

Orenco prefabricated fiberglass shelters

Prefabricated fiberglass shelters from Orenco Systems are designed to house and protect mechanical and electrical controls, process equipment, chemicals and workers. Standard sizes are 8 feet tall, 4 to 16 feet wide and up to 42 feet long. Custom widths and heights are available. Shelters are made of foam-core fiberglass walls, close-molded for a watertight bond and coated with UV-stable gelcoat. Roofs can handle up to 100 psf and, when properly anchored, resist winds up to 130 mph. Standard walls and ceilings range from 2 to 4 inches thick with insulation values of R12 to R24. 800/348-9843;

Rain for Rent TDH calculator app

The TDH calculator mobile app from Rain for Rent can be used by engineers, field operators and technicians to determine pump selection. The free app can be downloaded from iTunes. 800/742-7246;

Badger Meter utility management software

ReadCenter AnalyticsPro and ReadCenter Analytics+ software from Badger Meter provides water and gas utilities with access to metrics and information for efficient operation. When coupled with Advanced Metering Infrastructure hardware, the software helps utilities optimize operations for increased productivity. The enhanced dashboard enables water utility personnel to view potential issues such as leaks, tampering, no usage, reverse flow and endpoints that are reaching the final days of useful life. Users also can click to see condition details. 800/876-3837;

Wilden air distribution system

The Pro-Flo SHIFT air distribution system (ADS) from Wilden Pump & Engineering, part of the Pump Solutions Group, is made for use in Advanced Series bolted and Original Series clamped air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps, enabling them to reduce air consumption by 60 percent. The pump is available in 1 1/2-, 2- and 3-inch sizes with discharge pressures to 125 psig and maximum flows of 243 gpm. They can handle up to 1/2-inch solids and are available with suction lifts of 23 feet (dry) and 30.6 feet (wet). 909/422-1730;

Oldham fixed gas monitor

The iTrans 2 fixed gas monitor from Oldham, An Industrial Scientific Company, detects explosive gases, toxic gases or oxygen. The intelligent electronics platform provides one or two points of detection from a single head. When in RS485 bus configuration, one system is capable of accommodating more than 200 transmitters and can monitor any combination of gases for a specific environment. Other features include non-intrusive calibration, HART and Modbus communication, programmable relays and explosion-proof aluminum or stainless steel housings. 800/338-3287;

Grundfos energy-optimized circulator pump

The MAGNA3 energy-optimized circulator pump from Grundfos Pumps has a variable-speed wet rotor with adaptive intelligence for reduced power consumption. Software enables the pump to automatically determine the lowest possible operating efficiency point to meet ever-changing demand. The pump handles temperature down to 14 degrees F, delivers approximately 570 gpm and head to 60 feet. 800/921-7867;

Aqua-Aerobic microfiber pile cloth

The OptiFiber PES-14 microfiber pile cloth filtration media from Aqua-Aerobic Systems is engineered to remove suspended solids, turbidity and fine particles, reducing total phosphorus to 0.1 mg/L or less. The media is approved by the California Department of Public Health for use in high-quality wastewater reuse applications. 800/940-5008;

Hach level, velocity sensors

US9001 down-looking and US9003 in-pipe ultrasonic level plug-and-play sensors from Hach Flow Meter Products, part of the FL900 flow meter line, feature immediate data visibility with wireless loggers and FSDATA Web-based software and redundancy options with up to four sensor connections. 800/368-2723;

Benko mezzanine safety gate

Protect-O-Gate Clear Aisle mezzanine safety gates from Benko Products feature a double-gate design and three-sided load access to ensure against falls and other accidents associated with mezzanines and loading areas. The OSHA-compliant gates require 10 inches of floor space when closed at the mezzanine ledge and are counterbalanced for ergonomic, easy manual operation. Optional powered operation includes remote controls. Units can be customized to accommodate various load and space restrictions. 440/934-2180;

Victaulic direct groove, two-piece coupling

Rigid and flexible Advanced Groove System couplings from Victaulic are designed for piping systems up to 60 inches in diameter. They install in less than an hour and offer pressure ratings up to 350 psi. 610/559-3300;

Omega mini plastic flow switch

The FSW-120 series of compact PPS switches from Omega Engineering are designed for use with water and water-based solutions and high-volume OEM applications, including coolant or chemical monitoring. Switch points are based on water flow. 800/826-6342;


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