A Look at Everything Water

The American Water Works Association’s ACE14 will showcase the most innovative products and services from all aspects of the water industry.
A Look at Everything Water
The American Water Works Association’s ACE14 will showcase the most innovative products and services from all aspects of the water industry.

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Everything water will be under one roof in June, as the AWWA’s 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE14) comes to Boston, Mass., June 8-12. Hundreds of exhibitors will showcase the newest and most innovative products and services: from pipes to valves, meters to hydrants, engineering services to tanks, membrane filtration systems to laboratory equipment, security to wastewater, and more. Here’s a look at just some of the products and services to be featured.

Tanks, Structures, Components

Agru America Inc.

Sure Grip concrete protective liner from Agru America provides long-term corrosion prevention for the construction and rehabilitation of concrete containment and transmission systems. It has high backpressure and pullout resistance, requires low maintenance, eliminates exfiltration and infiltration, and has high chemical and mechanical resistance. 800/373-2478; www.agruamerica.com.

AMERICAN Flow Control

Series 2500 ductile iron resilient wedge gate valves with flex ring ends from AMERICAN Flow Control are available in 16- to 60-inch sizes for use in potable water, sewage and fire protection systems. They have a rated working pressure of 250 psig with zero leakage and provide an unobstructed waterway. They have positive joint restraint with no restraining hardware. They have no point loads and require no digging into the connecting pipe wall. They offer an even distribution of thrust loads, making them suitable for installation near structures where differential settlement may occur. Their restraining components are protected by a bell socket. 800/326-8051; www.american-usa.com.

DN Tanks

Prestressed concrete tanks from DN Tanks are designed and constructed to AWWA D110 standards. They are used for the storage of potable water, wastewater, chilled water and other liquids, and as digesters, primary and secondary clarifiers, sludge storage tanks and equalization tanks, with capacities from 40,000 gallons or less to 50 million gallons and more. Tanks are constructed using a cylindrical concrete wall placed in permanent compression. Multiple tank designs are available to withstand seismic activity, extreme climates and severe site conditions. They can be buried or partially buried to support operation systems or for aesthetics. 855/368-2657; www.dntanks.com.

ECC LLC

Floating bird ball blankets from ECC LLC (Environmental Controls Company) provide an effective solution to difficult liquid storage problems. Hollow plastic balls placed onto the surface of a liquid automatically arrange themselves into a close-packed formation to cover 91 percent of the surface area. 910/245-2241; www.eccllc.us.

Fiber Technology Corporation

FTC FRP Panel-Type Tanks from Fiber Technology Corporation comply with AWWA D121-12, CSA B126 and NSF 61 with Annex G (no lead) certification. Tanks are available up to 2.5 million gallons, require little maintenance, and have smooth surfaces that help keep water clean. They require no coatings or liners, are corrosion resistant and assemble on site in days with a low-profile design that helps avoid neighbor complaints. 703/339-9605; www.fiberteccorp.com.

Fisher Tank Company

Knuckle umbrella roof (KUR) welded steel storage tanks from Fisher Tank Company offer design flexibility, safety and low cost of ownership. The design creates a monolithic tank structure with minimal corrosion points, extending the life of the interior coating and protecting contents from rust and contamination. The welded steel tank provides a canvas for a painted exterior that can blend into its surroundings or serve as a community landmark. 803/359-4173; www.fishertank.com.

Hydro Gate

The stainless steel slide gate from Hydro Gate combines the features of a cast-iron slide gate with the economy of a fabricated slide gate. The gate, frame, wedges and guides are constructed of durable and corrosion-resistant 304 or 316 stainless steel. The seal assembly, wedge system and resilient flush bottom seal provide low leakage in seated and unseated conditions. The zero leak rate exceeds AWWA C501 leak rate standards. 800/678-8228; www.hydrogate.com.

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls offers integrated energy and water efficiency enhancements to water and wastewater treatment facilities, including pumping and aeration improvements, facility retrofits and renewable energy solutions such as digester gas recovery and solar power. Leak detection services, automated meter reading (AMR) technology, accurate meter sizing and typing and water loss control measures combine to provide upgrades necessary to keep plants operating at their peak. Innovative financing means upgrades can be paid for over time with money from guaranteed energy savings. 866/392-6487; www.johnsoncontrols.com.

PolyProcessing Company

In the Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet (IMFO) tank system from PolyProcessing Company, the flange is molded while the tank is being formed, making it a stress-free part of the tank. Since the flange is at the bottom of the tank, full drainage is achieved below the tank knuckle radius, eliminating the need to enter the tank for cleaning. One-piece construction enhances long-term performance. 866/590-6845; www.polyprocessing.com.

Superior Tank Co.

Steel tanks for water and wastewater storage from Superior Tank Co. are available in sizes from 10,000 to 5 million gallons and are designed to meet AWWA or NSF standards. Modular bolted steel tanks are manufactured in the main facility in California, then shipped via standard shipping container. Tank kits arrive complete with hardware and fittings, reducing erection time. For tanks over 2 million gallons, the company can manufacture and install conventional welded tanks. 800/221-8265; www.superiortank.com.

Tank Connection Affiliate Group

Tank Connection Affiliate Group manufactures custom tanks such as this potable water bolted RTP tank with geodesic dome in Guam. The tank is built to withstand 170 mph winds, measures 98 feet in diameter by 27 feet in height, and holds 1,483,900 gallons. The company designs, fabricates and installs all types of steel storage containment systems, including bolted RTP, field-weld, shop-weld, and hybrid tank construction. 620/423-3010; www.tankconnection.com.

Tnemec Company

Series 22 and FC22 Epoxoline 100 percent solids epoxy lining from Tnemec Company provide thick-film protection in immersion service, while special curing mechanisms allow the tank to quickly return to service. With more stringent standards being placed on extractables in drinking water, these products are formulated in accordance with NSF/ANSI Std. 61 and conform to AWWA C 210 standard, for application in ground storage and elevated water tanks. 800/863-6321; www.tnemec.com.

Sampling and Laboratory Analysis

LuminUltra Technologies

Second Generation ATP test kits from LuminUltra Technologies are an accurate, comprehensive and portable solution for biological monitoring and control in water systems. The test provides total microbial activity within 5 minutes of sample collection to troubleshoot microbiological contamination on the spot. When combined with the PhotonMaster luminometer and LumiCalc software, the kit offers a complete microbiological testing solution. 506/459-8777; www.luminultra.com.

Water Quality Association

The Gold Seal Program from the Water Quality Association is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for testing and certification to NSF/ANSI standards. The program, established in 1959, is dedicated to providing public health and safety services worldwide. It follows strict testing standards to ensure that all products and chemicals that contact drinking water meet or exceed the levels considered safe for public health. 630/505-0160; www.wqa.org.

Treatment and Filtration

AWI

The stainless steel Phoenix underdrain system from AWI has a low-profile design and bolts together for easy installation. The direct retention system eliminates the need for gravel to support the filter media, so there is no loss of filter media from a disturbed gravel bed. Each air and water orifice is sized using specialized software, assuring uniform distribution throughout the filter. It has a separate air and water channel, eliminating wave action in the laterals and air header. 801/566-1700; www.awifilter.com.

Blue Earth Labs

The neXt single-component, nonhazardous, in situ filtration media cleanser from Blue Earth Labs is a dry formulation that immediately restores the filterability of media, improving performance and extending life. It cleans media in place, minimizing equipment downtime and lowering operations and energy costs. The in situ treatment reverses filter degradation by removing scale, biofilm and other contaminants. It can be applied in dry form or pumped with slurry, allowing water utilities to treat media after initial laboratory testing determines product dosage. 800/259-4456; www.blueearthlabs.com.

Brentwood Industries

The SedVac sediment dredge system from Brentwood Industries cleans basin floors by removing the compression zone layer of biosolids. The system’s triangular header wings with a 4-inch-high intake across the leading edge of each header significantly reduce clogging. The device can handle solids loadings up to 3 percent and provides a solution for plants that need to increase capacity without building new tanks or making large-scale alterations. 610/374-5109; www.brentwoodindustries.com.

Calgon Carbon Corporation

Calgon Carbon Corporation’s Potable Water Service (PWS) program provides municipalities with an affordable monthly or quarterly payment plan for adding granular activated carbon (GAC). The program allows utilities to spread the cost over a number of years. GAC works in existing media filters, requiring minimal modifications to water facilities. The company can also supply engineered adsorption systems as part of a PWS plan. The units offer a minimal footprint and can be used in various configurations to meet treatment objectives. 800/422-7266; www.calgoncarbon.com.

Corix Water Systems

Packaged water treatment plants using Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) from Corix Water Systems treat lake and reservoir water high in color, algae and turbidity, as well as cold waters and waters high in iron and manganese. Plants are custom-designed and can treat capacities up to 1,400 gpm per train. Multiple trains can be combined for higher flows. They reliably achieve less than 0.1 NTU turbidity and 2.5-log, multi-barrier protection against Giardia and Cryptosporidium. 800/500-8855; www.corix.com.

Eagle Microsystems

The stainless steel volumetric Dry Chemical Feeder from Eagle Microsystems uses a direct drive to ensure optimum performance and durability in harsh environments. With no external gears, pulleys, chains, belts or lubrications, it is user-friendly and low maintenance. Chemical feed is controlled by electronic SCR speed control for accuracy and control. It is customizable to fit any process. 610/323-2250; www.eaglemicrosystems.com.

Evoqua Water Technologies

The OSEC B-Pak automated, prepackaged on-site hypochlorite system from Evoqua Water Technologies (formerly Siemens Water Technologies) is designed for fast and economical installation, safe operation and easy maintenance. It is available in capacities from 65 to 260 pounds per day and in higher-capacity units up to 1,500 pounds of equivalent chlorine per day. It generates a greater than or equal to 0.8 percent sodium hypochlorite solution through the electrolysis of brine, consuming only water, salt and electricity. The system eliminates transportation and storage of liquefied chlorine gas or commercial sodium hypochlorite solutions. 978/614-7111; www.evoqua.com.

Jacobi Carbons

AquaSorb 6300 high-activity granular activated carbon from Jacobi Carbons is designed for treatment of surface water and groundwater for taste and odor reduction, removal of disinfection byproduct precursors, and adsorption of volatile organic compounds. The product is compliant with AWWA B604 and ANSI/NSF 61 standards for drinking water treatment. 215/546-3900; www.jacobi.net.

Kruger USA

The ACTIFLO MEM process from Kruger USA combines a high-rate clarification system followed by an ultrafiltration membrane system. It can be used in wastewater to reduce phosphorus to less than 0.02 mg/L, or in potable water to remove TOC and turbidity. The ultrafiltration membrane system is an outside-in, PVDF pressurized system.  919/677-8310; www.krugerusa.com.

Medora Corporation

The GridBee system with floating spray nozzle from Medora Corporation removes trihalomethanes (THMs) from potable water storage tanks and clearwells (0.2 to 150 mg). Scalable systems include four standard sizes, easily installed through a 24-inch hatch. The long-life nozzle and intake treat all incoming water and minimize THM formation downstream. 866/437-8076; www.medoraco.com.

Olin Chlor Alkali Products

Olin Chlor Alkali Products supplies chlorine and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for drinking water and wastewater disinfection and purification. The bleach is highly competitive with on-site bleach generation, ultraviolet, ozone and other technologies. 423/336-4870; www.olinbleach.com.

Pollardwater

The LPD-250A dechlorination device from Pollardwater treats potable water with 4 ppm or less chlorine. The feed tube is filled with LPD-CHLOR tablets (sodium sulfite) or Vita-D-Chlor tablets (ascorbic acid) to neutralize potable water during flushing operations. When using LPD-CHLOR tablets, the device consumes about one tablet per 2,500 gallons. The aluminum unit weighs 17 pounds and can safely flush directly from a fire hydrant or attach to a hose to direct the discharge away from traffic or into a stormwater system. 800/437-1146; www.pollardwater.com.

Red Flint Sand and Gravel

Water filtration media from Red Flint Sand and Gravel contains sub-angular glacial deposit material containing less than 1 percent acid soluble impurities. It is washed, kiln dried, and screened, and contains high-quality silica sand. It meets AWWA B100-09 Standard and has ANSI/NSF Standard 61 certification for quality and purity. It offers high turbidity entrapment and particulate holding capacity and has size uniformity. It improves particle removal and maximizes water flow for greater filter run time. 800/238-9139; www.redflint.com.

seepex

Disinfection chemical metering packaged skid systems from seepex eliminate engineering, procurement, assembly and commissioning of flow-control systems. Systems can be used in a wide variety of dosing and water treatment applications. Skids can be wall or floor mounted and are delivered complete with controls and all necessary chemical-resistant components. Self-priming NSF/ANSI 61 certified metering pumps assure precise dosing without pulsation or vapor lock. The system handles pressure up to 350 psi and flow rates from 0.02 to 100 gph, and has turndown capability of 60:1. 937/864-7150; www.seepex.com.

SPX

The Lightnin Series 10 mixer for flash/rapid mixing and flocculation service from SPX has range and efficient single- and double-reduction gear reducers. Several motor options are available. The unit is easy to install and service, is designed with AGMA gear and L-10 bearing life, and requires minimal maintenance. Reliability and safety are assured with OSHA-compliant guards. A dry well with immersion oil bath provides lubrication at all operating speeds. 585/527-1623; www.spx.com/en/lightnin/.

TGO Technologies

The ChlorTainer total containment system from TGO Technologies processes chlorine gas and is considered passive for RMP considerations. It can be easily installed outdoors or in a ventilated room and eliminates the need for a scrubber. It provides safety, reliability and trouble-free maintenance. 800/543-6603; www.tgotech.com.

Tonka Water

The Simul-Wash backwash system from Tonka Water uses air and water simultaneously at sub-fluidized rates to backwash granular filter media. A collector enables the air and water backwash cycle to continue indefinitely without media loss, resulting in efficient filter cleaning and prolonged filter runs. It can be integrated into new and existing treatment systems. 763/559-2837; www.tonkawater.com.

TrojanUV

The TrojanUVSwift SC UV disinfection system from TrojanUV incorporates energy-efficient, low-pressure lamps to treat flow rates of 2 gpm to 16 mgd. Systems are built to provide reliable performance, simplified maintenance and reduced operating costs. They have a hydraulically optimized, L-shaped reactor, high-intensity amalgam lamps and optional automatic or manual sleeve wiping. 519/457-3400; www.trojanuv.com.

WesTech Engineering

The AltaPac ultrafiltration membrane treatment package system from WesTech Engineering can process flows up to 100 gpm on surface water and 180 gpm on groundwater and can be upgraded by installing an additional module and changing the flow setpoint. Systems are fully functional, self-contained skids that have all of the features and benefits of a full-scale AltaFilter, including automated operation and daily integrity tests. 801/265-1000; www.westech-inc.com.

Process Instrumentation

Aquionics Inc.

The PearlSense T254 UV-LED transmittance monitor from Aquionics Inc. measures percent UV transmittance (UVT), an indication of changes in water quality. It uses a single UV-LED lamp and sensor, eliminating drift. It provides low operating cost and ultra-long lamp life with near-zero warm-up time and a small installation footprint. The mercury-free device can be used in configurations from hand-held battery operation, to in-process installation in a pipe, to mounting on a bracket in an open channel. 859/341-0710; www.aquionics.com.

ASA Analytics

The ChemScan mini oP ortho-phosphorus monitor from ASA Analytics reduces the chemical costs of sequestrant feed control in a water treatment plant or phosphorus removal in a wastewater treatment plant. It has a long-life LED light source and large ID sample tubing to eliminate plugging. It needs only quarterly service for reagent changeout and provides detection down to 0.03 mg/L. 262/717-9500; www.asaanalytics.com.

Badger Meter

BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) from Badger Meter combines an analytic software suite with ORION AMI technology to provide greater visibility and control over water utility management. It uses a managed solution approach, two-way communications, and fixed and cellular networks, to deliver an end-to-end solution. Built-in infrastructure management services and endpoint upgrades eliminate maintenance and technology concerns, allowing utilities to focus on their core competency. Built-in consumer engagement tools help enhance customer service, increase satisfaction and reduce costs. 800/876-3837; www.badgermeter.com.

Blue-White Industries

The Sonic-Pro S4 hybrid ultrasonic flowmeter from Blue-White Industries has no moving parts and no internal liners. Inline pipe-fittings make it easy to install, with nothing to adjust. It uses either Doppler or Transit Time methods and is compatible with clean and dirty fluids. Optional communication protocols include Industrial Ethernet, Profibus and Modbus. Data logging files can be downloaded directly to a USB memory stick or though communications protocol. It has dual relays for rate alarms, total alarms or proportional feed control. 714/893-8529; www.blue-white.com.

Capstone Metering

The IntelliH2O water meter from Capstone Metering is designed as an integrated system that supports long-term sustainability. It meets AWWA standards within the 7.5-inch specification and has a rechargeable battery system, ball valve for on/off control and remote operation from the office, cellular communication via Verizon Wireless directly from each meter to the cloud, and integrated pressure and temperature sensing alarms to isolate potential leaks. 972/446-1700; www.intelli-h2o.com.

CLA-VAL

The X144 e-FlowMeter vortex-shedding insertion flowmeter from CLA-VAL can be retrofitted into a CLA-VAL Control Valve to capture flow data without installing an inline meter. The X145 e-Display works in tandem with the flowmeter to provide local display of flow rate, pressure and valve position. The e-Display is SCADA compatible, has customizable units and is simple to program. Both the flowmeter and the e-Display can be operated using the X143IP power generator, which uses the hydraulic energy in distribution system piping to generate up to 14 watts without tying into the power grid. 800/942-6326; www.cla-val.com.

Data Flow Systems

The Telemetry Control Unit (TCU) pump controller from Data Flow Systems combines automated pump control with SCADA communications for fixed-speed and VFD applications. It has an intuitive operator interface and an expandable I/O interface, and no PLC knowledge is required. The HOA switches are fail-safe and remain functional even with loss of power. SCADA-ready with open Modbus RTU and ASCII protocols, it is available with integrated radio, networking, autodialer or Verizon cellular. 321/259-5009; www.dataflowsys.com.

Esri

The ArcGIS integrated multidepartment platform from Esri helps operators manage, plan, analyze, map, monitor and communicate from one complete technology platform. It allows operators to visualize information in the form of interactive, web-based maps, reports and charts. They can share select data with staff and stakeholders, analyze it for planning, maintenance and compliance, and integrate data with other systems. 800/447-9778; www.esri.com.

Fluid Conservation Systems

The TriCorr Touch correlator from Fluid Conservation Systems uses information gathered from acoustic leak noise sensors placed at intervals along a pipeline to identify and locate leaks in a water distribution system. An automated filter intelligence system runs 55 filter combinations on the correlation data to accommodate different pipe materials and sizes, allowing it to check the quality of the results and optimize filter settings until the clearest and most accurate result is presented. A VGA touch screen with high-contrast mode provides clear visibility in bright sunshine. 800/531-5465; www.fluidconservation.com.

Force Flow

The SOLO G2 digital weight indicator from Force Flow, when combined with a scale or ultrasonic sensor, offers a way to see how much chemical is being used and how much remains in a tank. It allows readability to 0.1 pound per kilogram, and is available as a single- or dual-channel unit. Housed in a NEMA 4X enclosure, it offers protection against harsh environments. All functions are menu driven and configuration changes are done through the keypad. It comes standard with 4-20 mA outputs for remote monitoring through a PLC or SCADA system. Level alarm relays are also available. 800/893-6723; www.forceflow.com.

Hach Company

The BioTector B3500C TOC analyzer from Hach Company has two-stage, advanced oxidation technology and requires maintenance only twice a year for standard items like reagent replenishment, pump tube replacement and calibration. It monitors TOC continuously to provide the data needed to maintain the required TOC removal percentage without overfeeding coagulant. 800/227-4224; www.hach.com.

Heyl Brothers North America

The Testomat 2000 online field-measuring instrument from Heyl Brothers North America analyzes feedwater hardness or other parameters such as alkalinity, chlorine, polyamines, chromate, iron or others on a quantity- or time-controlled basis. It helps facilities implement efficient online water-quality monitoring technology in boilers, cooling towers, and other process water treatments to prevent lime scale buildup and associated energy and maintenance costs. 312/377-6123; www.heyl.de/en/.

HF scientific

The AquaSelect multi-input process analyzer from HF scientific has a user-friendly interface and easy-to-use menus and uses up to four inputs or parameters to meet the needs of complex process operations. It is compatible with a wide range of analog and digital sensors, including the AdvantEDGE series of measurement probes. 888/203-7248; www.hfscientific.com.

Itron

Itron Analytics for water helps utilities turn meter data into actionable intelligence. With a data store optimized for analytics, business intelligence dashboards, and water-utility-specific analytics, it helps water utilities improve operations and asset management. It addresses the challenges of aging infrastructure, increased demand and nonrevenue water. The program provides revenue protection, district metering, flow analysis, and trending and forecasting modules to help utilities better manage the delivery and use of water. 866/374-8766; www.itron.com.

iWater

The infraMAP GPS-guided mobile GIS from iWater allows seamless data collection and updates to utility asset management programs. The easy-to-use software is geared toward field crews and does not require GIS experience. It brings together field crews, management, GIS and engineering. It includes red-lining, one-click reporting, isolation traces, asset inspection forms and work history records. 877/482.5834; www.iwater.org.

Keller America

The LEO 3 intelligent transmitter with digital display from Keller America provides a local display and 4-20 mA output for connection to PLCs, process meters and SCADA systems. It is available in pressures up to 15,000 psi and in a choice of 1/4-inch NPT or G-series 1/4-inch pressure connections. 877/253-5537; www.kelleramerica.com.

KROHNE Inc.

The WATERFLUX magmeter from KROHNE measures precisely, has no moving parts and is maintenance free. Its rectangular sensor conditions the flow, eliminating upstream and downstream piping while improving low-flow performance. The durable RILSAN-lined measuring tube is available in 1- to 12-inch sizes, and the available battery-powered converter provides a 15-year battery life. It is a replacement for aging mechanical meters where power is not available. 800/356-9464; www.us.krohne.com.

Master Meter

The Octave water meter from Master Meter has a solid-state design that eliminates moving parts and mechanical wear. A high sample rate analyzes flow often to ensure consistent accuracy across wide flow ranges. The unit is sensitive enough to measure water use and micro-leaks at 1/16 gpm on a 4-inch commercial meter. Its compact design lowers installation costs and eliminates a need for a strainer. Standardized communication protocols provide compatibility with most current AMR/AMI systems. 817/842-8000; www.mastermeter.com.

Primary Flow Signal

The HVT venturi meter from Primary Flow Signal is engineered for accuracy and reliability. It is available in a variety of configurations, including a cast-iron pressure vessel, fabricated (welded) metal pressure vessel, plastic insert style, welded insert and welded-in pressure vessel. It has repeatable plus-or-minus 0.25 percent lab-calibrated accuracy and a stable linear coefficient of discharge. 401/461-6366; www.primaryflowsignal.com.

Real Tech

The Real Spectrum GL3000 nitrate analyzer from Real Tech uses a UV absorbance method to measure nitrates without reagents. It provides a simple, accurate and low-cost solution for monitoring nitrate concentration in blended source water or post ion exchange/RO treatment to meet potable water regulations. It measures nitrates between 0 and 30 mg/L. The 4-20 mA output links real-time water-quality measurements with operations to enhance treatment goals while saving operators time and money. Options include dual-stream capabilities to monitor nitrate removal as well as automatic chemical cleaning. 905/665-6888; www.realtechwater.com.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

TOC-L laboratory total organic carbon analyzers from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments are suitable for analyzing ultrapure to highly contaminated samples of wastewater, brine water and drinking water. In PC-controlled and stand-alone versions, they have a wide sample range of 4 μg/L to 30,000 mg/L and use the 680-degree C combustion catalytic oxidation method. They have automatic sample acidification and sparging and automatic dilution that reduces sample salinity, acidity and alkalinity. They can be combined with the SSM-5000 solid sample combustion unit to analyze large particles, solids, soils and sludge. 800/477-1227; www.ssi.shimadzu.com.

Spire Metering Technology

The 280W-D ultrasonic water meter from Spire Metering Technology has no moving parts, a waterproof design and high-quality bronze construction. It enables proactive monitoring of drinking water with the ability to detect leaks as low as a few drops per second. Its large dynamic range and low-flow performance make it accurate for residential water metering. It complies with AWWA C700 and C750 standards and can be used to retrofit mechanical water meters. 888/738-0188; www.spiremt.com.

SWAN Analytical USA

The Codes II CC analyzer for drinking water analysis from SWAN Analytical USA reads free, combined and total residual chlorine using protocols. Optional pH and temperature readings create the opportunity for more reportable data. Operators can use mA outputs or digital communication to integrate with SCADA systems. An optional cleaning system can be added to ensure nonstop use for extended periods. 847/229-1290; www.swan-analytical-usa.com.

Tintometer Inc.

The MD 100 rugged, waterproof, hand-held colorimeter from Tintometer Inc. can test two ranges of free and total chlorine. It can test for a wide range of water-quality parameters and can be used in the field or laboratory. 941/756-6410; www.lovibond.us.

Trihedral Engineering Limited

VTScada 11 monitoring and control software  from Trihedral Engineering Limited integrates all core SCADA components in a single, easy-to-use package. In minutes, a user can configure redundant servers, distributed historians, mobile access or communication with any combination of input/output. The Idea Studio provides a simple drag-and-drop interface for creating professional displays. 800/463-2783; www.trihedral.com.

Pumps, Drives, Valves

ABB Inc.

The ACQ550 water and wastewater industry-specific drive from ABB is available from 1 to 550 hp. It seamlessly integrates as a NEMA 1, NEMA 12, or outdoor-rated NEMA 3R solution. A library of preprogrammed startup assistants provide commissioning for submersible, centrifugal or positive displacement pumps, and application macros simplify configuration of inputs, outputs and parameters. The drive is suited for pumping applications from simple to highly demanding. 800/752-0696; www.abb.com.

Beck, Harold & Sons

BECK electric actuators from Beck, Harold & Sons can quickly, accurately and consistently track the demand signal, allowing full use of a control system’s capabilities, decreasing process variability, improving product quality and reducing operational costs. The linear and rotary valve actuators have a 100 percent continuous-duty motor that will not burn out. 215/968-4600; www.haroldbeck.com.

DeZURIK Water Controls

Eccentric Plug Valves from DeZURIK Water Controls handle clean and dirty liquids, gases, sludge and slurries. They have raised, welded nickel seats that protect against corrosion that can cause plug face damage and leakage. The rectangular port design has wide-tolerance seating geometry for lasting shut-off. An adjustable packing gland allows packing to be inspected, replaced or adjusted under pressure without actuator removal or valve disassembly. They have corrosion-resistant bearings, grit excluders and a choice of resilient plug facings for dead-tight shut-off. Options include 100 percent port area, rubber lining and glass lining. 320/259-2000; www.dezurik.com.

Festo Corporation

I/O terminals and solenoid valves from Festo Corporation retrieve specific diagnostic information via the PLC on a filtration skid. The CPX terminal is compatible with most PLC and DCS systems and provides messages for diagnostic events including failed solenoids, short circuits and broken wires. It is IP65/67 rated, offering higher protection for wet environments. It can be combined with an MPA pilot valve terminal with integrated I/Ps, pressure transducers and support of multiple-size pilot valves for effective control with one platform. 800/993-3786; www.festo.com.

Halogen Valve Systems

The Hexacon Model III toxic gas multi-actuator valve controller from Halogen Valve Systems has an organic LED information display and optional programmable relay interface module for clear timely informational outputs. A second battery allows quick and reliable valve closures. Its microprocessor system measures and applies a torque of 30 or 50 ft-lbs for test or emergency valve closures for cylinder and ton container valves. All fire codes recognize and approve the automatic-closing, fail-safe shut-off valve system in lieu of a scrubber. The SCADA option system provides 26 distinct information streams to allow quick corrective action. 877/476-4222; www.halogenvalve.com.

Henry Pratt Company

AirPro Max air valves from Henry Pratt Company are engineered to resist clogging. The float/linkage design is suitable for higher pressures, as it resists seat leakage and float mechanism failures. The valves have close-tolerance machined parts, stainless trim, and standard hoods or threaded caps. They have a large orifice to break vacuum or a small orifice for air release under pressure. Both types can be combined with both features to allow maximum pumping efficiency at all times and to protect from pipeline damage due to vacuum-induced collapse or surge-induced breaks. 877/436-7977; www.henrypratt.com.

LUDECA INC.

The EDDYTHERM 2x induction heater from LUDECA INC. allows precise setting of time and temperature to prevent premature bearing failures due to improper installation or overheating. A magnetic temperature probe continuously measures and displays actual temperature, while a standby feature permits holding of temperature at a preset level for an indefinite time. It automatically demagnetizes bearings after heating, and a visual and audible signal announces termination of the heating/demagnetizing cycle. It is designed for shrink-fitting bearings, and is suited for heat sleeves, impellers, rings, couplings, crane wheels and gears. It has a swivel arm and is suitable for bearings up to 176 pounds. 305/591-8935; www.ludeca.com.

PRIMEX Controls

The Station View duplex pump controller from PRIMEX Controls provides pump amp and flow, power loss and pump HOA selector switch monitoring. The graphic backlit display offers easy navigation, easy setup and a real-time clock. It has an SD card slot for data logging with seven days of historical data. It has password protection, alarm log and level simulation. It is SCADA compatible with an optional cellular remote monitoring/Ethernet card. It can operate with a 4-20 mA submersible transducer or four float switches for stop, start, lag and high level. 888/342-5753; www.primexcontrols.com.

Red Valve Co. / Tideflex Technologies

The CheckMate inline check valve from Red Valve Co. / Tideflex Technologies eliminates backflow from oceans, rivers and interceptors in outfalls, stormwater, CSO and SSO applications. The valve opens to near full pipe diameter, maximizing flow capacity of the outfall. The valve’s elastomer construction provides maintenance-free performance. 412/279-0044; www.tideflex.com.

Singer Valve

The vertical Single Rolling Diaphragm (SRD) from Singer Valve rolls while opening and closing, enabling it to lock the valve in place without friction, creating pressure stability from the highest to the lowest flows. By reducing pressure, it also reduces leakage. The rolling diaphragm reacts quickly to changing pressures. Sizes range from 6 to 36 inches. Valves are NSF 372 certified. 888/764-7858; www.singervalve.com.

SW Services

The Debris Cap from SW Services keeps water valves, pipes, and risers free of dirt and debris, allowing unrestricted access to valve shut-off for utility workers. It is suited for rapid response to line breaks where a valve may not be easily located or buried. It is OSHA lockout/tagout compliant. The lockout/tagout option also prevents unauthorized valve access and operation. It is made of injection-molded plastic and elastomeric rubber for long service life. 623/582-8046; www.debriscaps.com.

Trumbull Industries

Valve Position Indicators from Trumbull Industries show the positions of valves when attached to the valve stem or actuator. Operators will not over-open or over-close the valve because the valve’s position is always visible. The devices are made of noncorrosive Dupont Delrin polymer with double O-ring seals that keep out water and dirt. They are available in six models — a choice of 57, 275 and 870 valve turns in open-left and open-right options. They are available with a debris shield to keep dirt out of the valve box. 800/677-1799; www.trumbull-mfg.com.

Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp.

American-BFV butterfly valves from Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp. are offered in 150B and 250B AWWA Classes with flanged end connections in 3- to 144-inch sizes and 4- to 48-inch mechanical joint end connections. They fully comply with AWWA C504 and C516, are certified NSF/ANSI 61 for drinking water, and are NSF/ANSI 372 certified lead-free. They have epoxy interiors, continuous uninterrupted seating and a Tri-Loc seat-retention system that allows for field adjustment or replacement without special tools or epoxies. The disc is constructed of ductile iron for improved headloss and added strength. The valves have self-adjusting, wear-resistant V-type packing shaft seals and stainless steel tangential taper pins for strength and rigidity. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com.

Verder Inc.

Verderflex Dura hose pumps from Verder Inc. are available with a motor-mounted variable-frequency drive for flexibility and dosing power. They have a 10-button keypad for local control and programming, SCADA-ready with standard communication input/output,  a NEMA 4X enclosure for washdown and corrosive atmosphere, and a bright backlit LCD display for pump status, including flow rate. The hose pump includes a vertical motor for a compact footprint, a long hose life, one-piece leak-proof flange connections, and flows from 0.01 to 15 gpm, with pressures to 175 psi. 877/783-7337; www.verder-us.com.

Zoeller Company

The Z-Rail pump-disconnect system for threaded discharge submersible pumps from Zoeller Company is engineered to perform in high-head and high-pressure systems. The ductile iron unit supports a 300-pound pump. Its epoxy powdercoat finish withstands harsh conditions, and the unit’s grooved machined fit provides effective sealing. 800/928-7867; www.zoellerengprod.com.

Pipe, Pipe Components

3M

Scotchkote Pipe Renewal Liner 2400 100 percent solids polyurea formulation from 3M is NSF/ANSI 61 certified, BPA free (per EPA Method 1311) and contains no VOCs (per EPA Method 24). The applied material is tack-free in 10 minutes and reaches full cure in 60 minutes, allowing same-day return to service. It can be applied on ductile iron, cast-iron, steel and cement mortar-lined metal pipes, and on PVC and asbestos cement pipes from 4 to 24 inches. It can be installed as a thin corrosion barrier lining or as a high-build AWWA Class III or IV structural enhancement lining. It is installed via a trenchless, spin-cast process. 888/745-4350; www.3M.com/water.

Asahi/America

Chem Proline polyethylene resin pipe from Asahi/America is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61-G. Fittings resist slow crack growth. The pipe is a lower-cost alternative to metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic pipe and lined steel pipe. A complete system includes pipe, fittings and valves. Stocked in pipe sizes up to 12 inches and available in sizes up to 88 inches, the pipe is suited for use in water treatment and chemical process applications using chemicals including sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, caustic soda and low-concentration acids. 800/343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.

Ford Meter Box Company

The Dual-Armor Wrap Clamp from Ford Meter Box Company offers full wraparound coverage of stainless steel armor to protect against leaks. The dual-armored EPDM gasket provides 360 degree coverage of the pipe, making it easy to squeeze and hold the gasket over the leak. The stainless steel body and e-coated ductile iron lugs resist corrosion, while location indicators simplify blind installation for underwater scenarios. 800/826-3487; www.fordmeterbox.com.

Hanson Pressure Pipe

C-303 bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe from Hanson Pressure Pipe combines the strength of steel with the corrosion resistance and durability of concrete. Requiring minimal maintenance and offering a long service life, it is suited for transmission mains, distribution feeder mains, treatment plants, and intake and discharge lines. It comes in 10- to 72-inch diameters, and 20- to 40-foot laying lengths. The pipe allows for easy modifications in the field, such as adding a manhole outlet and making service taps. 972/262-3600; www.hansonpressurepipe.com.

HOBAS Pipe USA

Centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe from HOBAS Pipe USA is corrosion-resistant and lasts 100 years or more, providing low life cycle cost. It can be used in new construction and rehabilitation; its leak-free, push-together joints reduce installation time and cost. It has favorable hydraulics and is lightweight, and high strength. Installation methods include open cut, sliplining, jacking, microtunneling, two-pass tunneling, casing carrier and above-ground. Sizes range from 18 to 126 inches for pressure and gravity applications. 281/821-2200; www.hobaspipe.com.

HydraTech Engineered Products

The HydraTite internal joint seal from HydraTech Engineered Products provides mechanical trenchless remediation for leaking pipe joints. A rubber seal spans the joint and is held in place by stainless steel retaining bands hydraulically expanded and locked in place using a wedge lock designed to form an airtight clamp around the joint that eliminates infiltration and exfiltration. The material offers rapid installation and immediate return-to-service, seal flexibility and a 50-year design life. It is a recognized method of joint repair by AWWA manual M28. 513/827-9169; www.hydratechllc.com.



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