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Multi-sensor atmospheric monitor

The G460 multi-sensor atmospheric monitor from GfG Instrumentation has a concussion-proof boot and a dust- and water-resistant housing. It has fully automatic calibration, one-button operation, a top-mounted display, interchangeable battery packs and a highly configurable smart sensor design. Data logging and event logging are standard. 800/959-0329; www.gfg-inc.com.

Intelligent flushing station

Eclipse i-Series intelligent flushing stations from Kupferle Foundry incorporate a chlorine analyzer and programmable logic controller to sample water and flushes only when disinfectant residuals fall below a programmed minimum level. This ensures that residuals remain above the safe minimum while conserving water. The PLC captures all relevant residual and flushing data, which can be retrieved or transmitted via SCADA. Units can be used for both free and combined chlorine and can be customized. 800/231-3990; www.hydrants.com.

Disinfection chemical metering system

Packaged skid disinfection chemical metering systems from seepex eliminate engineering, procurement, assembly and commissioning of flow control systems. Skids are delivered complete, with controls and all necessary chemical-resistant components packaged into a single unit. Self-priming NSF/ANSI 61-certified metering pumps assure precise dosing without pulsation or vapor lock. Systems can be wall or floor mounted. 937/864-7150; www.seepex.com.


Brass coupling

The Cambridge coupling from Cambridge Brass connects any two pipes of differing sizes and materials. It can attach to any pipe material through a wide range of sizes, reducing repair time and inventory. Installation requires minimal tools. 800/724-3906; www.cambridgebrass.com.

Direct groove, two-piece coupling

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


PVC coated conduit and fittings

Calbond PVC-coated conduit and conduit fittings from Calpipe Industries are compliant to industry standards set forth by UL6, NEMA RN-1 and ANSI C80.1. Fittings are double-coated with a nominal 0.002-inch urethane on the interior and exterior before a 0.04-inch PVC coating is applied to the exterior. All conduit bodies are supplied with PVC-coated cast-iron covers with an integrated O-ring seal. 800/225-7473; www.calpipe.com.


Medium-voltage VFDs

The M2L 3000 medium-voltage variable-frequency drive from Benshaw is designed for industrial applications. Its topology, a modular multilevel converter (M2LC), is powered by state-of-the-art hardware and software control and is energy efficient and arc-resistant. 412/968-0100; www.benshaw.com.

Eddy current drive

Eddy current drives from DSI Dynamatic include an EC-2000 controller that enables digital or analog integration with digital process control systems, SCADA systems or PLCs. A flexible keypad enables simple and intuitive programming of control parameters and digital display of any two of several status parameters. The drives convert the constant-speed rotary energy of a standard motor to precisely controlled speed or torque without significant electrical conversion. No harmonic distortion or audible noise is created. The equipment operates in normal ambient conditions without auxiliary cooling or special power supply. 800/548-2169; www.dynamatic.com.

Versatile AC drive

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 750 Series AC drives from Rockwell Automation are designed for ease of use, simple integration and application flexibility. With a power range of 0.75 to 1,500 kW and 400/480 and 600/690 volt capability, the drives offer predictive diagnostics and built-in protection. They have a slot-based hardware architecture that lets users select option cards to suit an application and expand the drive for future needs. 414/382-2000; www.rockwellenergycalc.com.

Versatile drive unit

Drive units from WesTech Engineering are delivered to the job site as completely assembled and shop-tested units, ready to install. They offer flexibility of design that allows engineers to select drives that closely match process and mechanical requirements. 801/265-1000; www.westech-inc.com.

Leak Detection Equipment

Leak correlation device

The TriCorr Touch correlator from Fluid Conservation Systems uses an Automated Filter Intelligence System (AFIS) that increases leak location accuracy. It uses information from acoustic leak noise sensors placed at intervals along a pipeline. The unit automatically runs 55 filter combinations on the correlation data, allowing the device to check the quality of the results and optimize filter settings as required, until the clearest and most accurate result is presented. It has a VGA touch screen and easy data entry. A high-contrast mode is available for clear visibility in bright sunshine. 800/531-5465; www.fluidconservation.com.

Water communication module

The 100W water communication module from Itron, when deployed with an integrated leak sensor, monitors a utility’s entire distribution system around the clock, acoustically surveying system integrity. It helps locate small leaks before they become large or lead to main breaks. 509/924-9900; www.itron.com.

Quad-path ultrasonic water meter

The 280W-CI commercial and industrial grade ultrasonic water meter from Spire Metering Technology has wide dynamic range and leakage detection capabilities. With no moving parts, quad-path ultrasonic technology and IP68-rated heavy-duty enclosure, it exceeds ISO4064 Class D/AWWA C750. Quad-path technology improves accuracy and reduces straight-pipe run requirements. It is unaffected by magnetic interference. 888/738-0188; www.spiremt.com.


Shaft grounding ring handbook

The 36-page AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook from Electro Static Technology describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. It explains how to diagnose bearing damage caused by variable-frequency drives and explains in detail best practices for preventing such damage to motors of various sizes and horsepower ratings. It is available in PDF format for downloading at www.est-aegis.com/bearing. 866/738-1857; www.est-aegis.com.

Thrust pump motor

Vertical normal thrust (HP shaft) enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) catalog motors from Nidec Motor Corporation have NEMA premium-efficiency levels, 50 Hz/60 Hz capability, cast-iron bearing caps and shaft slingers on both ends for IP54 protection. Designed for pump OEMs and aftermarket replacement, they suit centrifugal, turbine, sump and process pumps. P-Base and C-Face catalog motors are available from 1 through 200 hp at 3,600 and 1,800 rpm. 888/637-7333; www.usmotors.com.

Motor and Pump Controls

Pump station level controller

The PSL 5.0 pump station level controller from Greyline Instruments includes a noncontacting ultrasonic sensor and can be connected to a loop-powered pressure sensor for redundant sensing in applications with foam or grease. It continuously recalibrates the pressure sensor and automatically switches back and forth from ultrasonic to the pressure sensor as required. Calibration and relay set points are entered through a keypad and menu system. An automatic pump run time logging and reporting system helps operators plan pump maintenance and identify lazy pumps before they fail. 888/473-9546; www.greyline.com.

Pump control panel

The 331-SV pump control panel with Station View duplex pump controller from PRIMEX Controls covers three phases and three voltages, operating with floats, a level transducer or both. A clear graphic display, simple-to-operate controller and intuitive menu allow operators to fit and click the appropriate overload modules into the starter. 800/746-6287; www.primexcontrols.com.

Automated pilot control

The 420-DC automated pilot control from Singer Valve offers programmable span and speed control via USB cable and software, allowing easy field calibration using a laptop and standard USB connection. The motor actuator responds to a 4-20 mA signal and can be programmed for pressure changes. It requires less than 2 amps to operate, making it suited for solar powered self-contained stations. With IP68 certification, it can be submerged in water to a depth of 7 feet and operate for 24 hours. 888/764-7858; www.singervalve.com.

Pump process control software

Pump Genius process control software from WEG Electric Corp. can alternate and control up to six pumps, reducing system operation and maintenance costs while increasing process accuracy and protection. The software can be applied to any system that requires constant flow or pressure and works with the CFW11 drive to control system processes. 800/275-4934; www.weg.net/us.

Pipe Parts/Components

Mortar application pump

The M680 Mortar Pump from Graco reduces labor for projects such as resurfacing cement so that protective coatings or linings can be applied. It speeds surface preparation by allowing contractors to spray heavy materials onto the surface, rather than trowel them on. It works with abrasive materials such as cementitious coatings, epoxy-based mortars, nonskid coatings, and polymers with fillers such as glass flake, silica or sand. With a high-velocity circulating flush, it is easy to clean. 612/623-6000; www.graco.com.


Multistage pump

VR Series stainless steel vertical multistage pumps from Franklin Electric deliver clean water under pressure at temperatures -5 to 250 degrees F. All models are constructed of 316 stainless steel. They are available in ratings from 8 to 60 gpm and 0.75 to 10 hp delivering up to 750 feet total dynamic head. The inline configuration of suction and discharge connections simplifies installation. 260/824-2900; www.franklin-electric.com.

Portable non-clog pump

The Dri-Prime NC150 pump from Godwin, a Xylem brand, delivers non-clog performance, high efficiency and energy savings. The compact pump has flow capabilities up to 1,767 gpm and discharge heads up to 195 feet. It uses Flygt N-technology with a self-cleaning impeller. The automatic self-priming system primes and reprimes from dry up to 28 feet without operator assistance or foot valve control. It can be customized with a diesel engine or electric motor on a highway trailer or skid mount, or in a quiet enclosure. 800/247-8674; www.godwinpumps.com.

Economical multistage pump

The e-HM stainless steel series horizontal multistage pump from Goulds Water Technology – a Xylem Brand, offers a broad hydraulic range, and a variety of configuration options, helping users improve performance and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and costs. Made of AISI 316 stainless steel, it is available in six models as well as a one-piece or sleeve design. Its high-pressure boosting capabilities and space-saving footprint make it suitable for a variety of applications. It has a maximum flow rate of 127 gpm; a balanced impeller reduces axial thrust by 40 percent; and a 20 percent thicker stainless steel pump body enhances durability and reliability. 866/325-4210; www.goulds.com.

General utility pump

General Utility Pumps from Moyno are designed for water sampling and chemicals. A simple design reduces maintenance. Accurate, repeatable, nonpulsating, low-shear flow suits multiple applications. The compact units are available in motorized and nonmotorized models. Packing or mechanical seals are available to control leakage. Units are offered in flow rates to 50 gpm and pressures to 600 psi. 877/486-6966; www.moyno.com.

Drill-powered hydrostatic test pump

The DPHTP500 drill-powered hydrostatic test pump from Reed Manufacturing Co. uses a corded drill with 1/2-inch chuck, or a 1/2-inch cordless 18-volt or higher drill capable of 1,500 rpm. Use of a cordless drill for power keeps weight off the pump, making it lightweight and portable. The included quick-disconnect hose allows the pump to be set near the work instead of being held close to the work. The pump can be run with the drill motor in forward or reverse. The pumps are designed for pressure testing residential and commercial water systems and have ratings of 500 psi and 1.3 gpm. 800/666-3691; www.reedmfgco.com.


Wedge valve

Flow Control Series 2500 wedge valves from AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company are available in 2- to 66-inch diameters. Their unobstructed waterways reduce pumping costs and allow for pigging. A ductile iron body and bonnet enhance strength and durability; units are lighter than cast-iron valve. A fusion-bonded epoxy coating inside and out resists corrosion. A ductile iron wedge is fully encapsulated in EPDM rubber to eliminate leakage. 800/326-8051; www.american-usa.com.

Two-way diaphragm valve

The Type 2030 pilot-controlled diaphragm valve from Burkert Fluid Control Systems has a piston actuator and diaphragm seal. The two-way diaphragm valves with PVC or PVDF bodies provide high flow rates and chemical compatibility. Only the diaphragm and valve body contact the fluid. External pilot pressure is connected to the piston actuator to actuate the valve. The flow-optimized and zero-dead-volume valve body enables high flows. 800/325-1405; www.burkert-usa.com.

All-plastic control valve

The Model 2060 2-inch flanged plastic control valve from Collins Instrument Company has a body of PVDF or polypropylene and an actuator/yoke of glass-filled polypropylene. It can be equipped with a pneumatic positioner, a positioner with integral I/P or an electric actuator. It has a 2-inch body with 150 psi flat-faced ANSI flanges, and accommodates 300 psi maximum operating pressure at ambient temperature. 979/849-8266; www.collinsinst.com.

Heavy-duty pinch valve

Heavy-duty pinch valves from Flowrox offer dual closing of the valve sleeve on the centerline of the valve for accurate flow control and low stress on the rubber sleeve. Sleeve materials include styrene-butadiene, natural or gum rubber, Hypalon, nitrile, EPDM, butyl, polyurethane, hydrogenated nitrile, fluorine rubber and chloroprene rubber. All sleeve materials and all sizes and pressure classes are available with a SensoMate sleeve-wear monitoring system. The valves have an enclosed stainless steel stem that isolates the stem from process media and ensures smooth and easy operation. 410/636-2250; www.flowrox.us.

Wafer check valve

WCV Series wafer check valves from Hayward Flow Control have all thermoplastic molded construction, including angle seat and disc design for high flows. The valves fit ANSI 150 and PN10 flanges and are available in PVC and CPVC in 2- to 8-inch diameters with a maximum pressure rating of 150 psi nonshock at 70 degrees F. 888/429-4635; www.haywardflowcontrol.com.

Plug valve

The Ballcentric plug valve from Henry Pratt Company is available in sizes from 3 to 36 inches. The round port design on 3- through 20-inch units reduces fluid flow resistance, resulting in better flow characteristics and less pressure drop across the valve. There is no debris buildup on the plug because it is hidden from the flow. This also allows for in-line pigging. A large nominal port design means low erosion, long service life and reduced pumping costs. 877/436-7977; www.henrypratt.com.

High-performance valve actuator

The 1/4-turn high-performance valve actuator from K-TORK Actuators & Controls International has only one moving part. It can operate ball, butterfly and plug valves in treatment facilities and can be retrofitted to an existing valve without removing it from the pipe. Controls include a mechanical hand wheel and push-button manual override, feedback switches and transmitters, high-visibility valve position indicators, open/close controls, and precise modulating controls for pneumatic, analog and bus-network control and monitoring. 214/343-9980; www.ktork.com.

Rubber check valve

Series 700 ProFlex rubber check valves from Proco Products control back pressures cost-effectively. They are fully passive, requiring no maintenance, outside power source or manual assistance. They provide direct replacements for flap-type check valves and can handle large obstructions without jamming or having swing gates bind open. 800/344-3246; www.procoproducts.com.

Electric modulating actuator

CMA Series electric modulating actuators from Rotork Instruments are sized for linear, quarter-turn, and rotary operation in pump, damper and control valve applications requiring precise position control and continuous modulation. They are powered by single-phase or direct current, eliminating air hoses and compressors. Setup and configuration is via push buttons and an internal six-segment LCD display. 336/659-3493; www.rotork.com.

Swing check valve

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


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