Product Focus - April 2020

Analytical Instrumentation

SWAN Analytical USA AMI Phosphate Analyzer

The SWAN Analytical USA AMI Phosphate Analyzer enables the reliable monitoring of critical phosphate levels. Analog/digital outputs provide real-time feedback for system control. Built-in surveillance functions generate alarms if measurement is not valid, such as missing flow, empty reagents, valve and photometer functionality. To ensure proper corrosion control in the distribution system, ensure proper feed control at the water treatment plant, and reduce operating expenses, proper monitoring is required. 847-229-1290;

Thermo Fisher Scientific Orion 7070iX TRO analyzer

The Orion 7070iX total residual oxidant (TRO) analyzer from Thermo Fisher Scientific is designed to achieve reliable, real-time, low-level chlorine concentration measurements in effluent and treated wastewater. Operating on U.S. EPA-approved iodometric electrode technology, the analyzer offers high sensitivity for measurements down to 1 ppb with 1 ppb resolution, ensuring chlorine concentrations do not exceed the safety threshold. The system can operate autonomously for long periods of time with minimal instrument drift, eliminating the need for routine maintenance. The increased sensitivity allows users to have full control over their chlorination and dechlorination processes while the system’s compatibility with different water matrices makes it suitable for a wide variety of applications. 978-250-7000;

YSI, a Xylem brand, Alyza

Alyza analyzers from YSI, a Xylem brand, are available in single- or dual-channel versions and offer a MultiPort mixing valve that significantly reduces chemical consumption and maintenance requirements, lowering the overall cost of reliable data. They provide accurate measurements at low concentrations with minimal operator maintenance and include onboard diagnostics and automatic calibration and cleaning. The Alyza NH4 continuously measures ammonium and can be used to help control ammonia-based aeration and ensure regulatory compliance. They continuously measure orthophosphate to monitor and control chemical phosphorus removal, verify biological phosphorus removal and help ensure regulatory compliance. The analyzers easily integrate into existing YSI IQ SensorNet systems, which include a complete solution for monitoring throughout the municipal wastewater process. 937-767-7241;


AdEdge Water Technologies InGenius

InGenius control panels from AdEdge Water Technologies are custom-engineered programmable logic control panels designed to meet site specifications for monitoring and integrating treatment systems with auxiliary equipment and controls for water systems. The panels integrate the process in one place for safety, monitoring, ease of service and installation. They are NEMA 1-4, 4X, 12 and 13 certified and constructed from thermoplastic, stainless steel, painted steel and fiberglass. They have a hand on/off selector, backwash indicator, LED lamps, a security key latch and probe-mounted displays for flow, pH, chlorine, TDS and turbidity. They include level and relay controls, auxiliary power supplies, power converter (110- to 24-volt or 12-volt and AC to DC), surge protection, Ethernet networking, audible/visual alarm indicators and a SCADA interface. 866-823-3343;

Delta Treatment Systems CP20/40/50 Series

CP20/40/50 Series control panels from Delta Treatment Systems provide intelligent monitoring and alarm functions for residential, commercial and industrial wastewater treatment systems. They are easy to install and operate and are available in several models engineered for use with advanced wastewater treatment systems and custom packaged plants. Customized control panels are also available, and all panels can be supplied with UL and/or Canadian UL 508A listings upon request. They monitor air pumps and effluent pumps on the Delta Whitewater treatment system. Additional options include the Series CP22, which monitors the air blower on Delta ECOPOD systems with options for controlling and monitoring UV lights for disinfection after treatment. Series CP8000/9000 control the Delta ECODRIP Pre-Engineered Disposal Systems’ headworks filter system and effluent dosing pump using a PLC for time-dosing drip disposal fields. 800-219-9183;

PRIMEX ACCEL Panel Program

PRIMEX’s ACCEL Panel Program is designed to quickly deliver control solutions for simplex, duplex and triplex water/wastewater applications. It includes preengineered base models with select options that are quoted and delivered with accelerated lead times, including same-day quotes, 24-hour submittals and 10-day build-to-ship. Base model features include three-phase 208 volt, 230 volt, 460 volt and 575 volt; NEMA 4 painted steel, with a single door wall mount; inner door with 22 mm Pump Hand-Off-Auto switches and Pump Run indicators; multitap transformer for 208/240/480 volts; IEC motor starting devices up to 32 full load amps; pump elapsed time meters; and an alarm package (includes flashing beacon, audible horn, silence/test switches and Form C auxiliary contacts). Panels are cUL 508 listed. 844-477-4639;


Touch is SEEPEX’s adaptable solution for smart process control. It is a programmable process controller with integral touch screen and can be furnished as an accessory with SEEPEX pumps or BRAVO metering skids. It is preconfigured with a variety of control algorithms commonly associated with progressive cavity pumps, and it can also be custom-programmed for specialized applications. It can be linked to a customer’s SCADA system or plant control network via TCP/IP. Process control routines are built into the controller. Pump start/stop and speed control is available with a local-remote selector. It offers lead/lag pump operation with autoalteration, tank level control, closed-loop control (pH, flow, ORP, residual, turbidity and pressure), cake pump hopper level control, ratio dosing control, pump protection interlocks, high discharge and low suction pressure, a low flow, variable-frequency-drive fault, bridge breaker manual/auto control, and boundary layer interjection manual/auto control. 844-473-3739;

Data Loggers

Keller America LEO Record

The LEO Record from Keller America combines a high-accuracy digital pressure gauge with an integral, programmable data logger to provide the optimal solution for water system pressure monitoring. This battery-operated instrument is available in pressure ranges from 0-10mBar to 0-30,000 psi, offers 0.1% FS TEB accuracy and stores 57,000 data points. Intrinsically safe versions are also available for measurement applications in hazardous areas. It interfaces with Keller’s PC-based software via USB for setup and data download. Downloaded data can be viewed graphically or in tabular form and can be easily exported to popular spreadsheet software for report generation. 877-253-5537;

Logic Beach AdquieraLogger

The AdquieraLogger from Logic Beach is an industrial-grade stand-alone data acquisition, alarming and reporting instrument that samples analog and digital inputs and reports readings to the cloud. Via their favorite web browser, users can simply access current values, historical data plots and reports from the cloud portal. Fully programmable via HyperWare-II drag-and-drop graphic programming software, it not only samples and processes inputs, but also performs local alarming. Communication options include Wi-Fi, cellular and Ethernet. Via the cloud portal, users can configure custom webpage display objects for data visualization, as well as set up automated reporting, FTP, email and SMS alarm and status messaging. It is suited to remote site field deployments, as well as in-plant and production floor installations. 619-698-3300;

Phoenix Contact PDR-1000

The PDR-1000 data recorder from Phoenix Contact makes it easy to visualize, alarm, store and convert data from analog devices such as thermocouples, resistive temperature detectors, digital inputs and remote Modbus devices. Local data can be collected and communicated in real time to the device, which can be used with an existing system that requires field signals to be monitored locally, or with a telemetry system using a wireless radio. It offers intuitive webpage configuration, so no programming is required. Alarms are stamped with the time of activation and time of acknowledgment. Data can be downloaded as a CSV file or transferred to remote storage via FTP. 800-322-3225;

Flow Control and Software 

AllMax Software Operator10

Operator10 from AllMax Software provides a central database for all of a plant’s operational and process control data. Users have the ability to manually enter data, pull data directly from SCADA and/or import data from LIMS programs. Built-in tools allow for regulatory reporting/electronic submittal, custom report creation, graphing, process control calculations, built-in formulas (mean cell residence time, sludge volume index, food-to-microorganism ratio, etc.), easy customizable data entry sheets, customizable user dashboards, a full audit trail and a biosolids module. Users benefit from easy access to historical/current plant data, decreased time on monthly reporting, better overall data management and improved plant efficiency. 800-670-1867;

Hach Data Delivery System (DDS)

The Data Delivery System (DDS) from Hach is an efficient flow monitoring service tailored to deliver relevant data when needed. For a fixed monthly fee, it provides all of the equipment, data transmission and technical support needed to acquire flow data — delivered in real time for immediate analysis. It allows operators to know their flow status anytime, anywhere, for either long- or short-term applications. 800-368-2723;

Smith & Loveless Force Main Sync

Force Main Sync from Smith & Loveless can assist industrial and municipal end users and water companies when faced with problems installing multiple wastewater pump stations on a common force main. Force main pressures vary, and without accounting for the variable conditions and reduced service life, a multitude of issues arise. These phenomena result in impeller and volute erosion, reduced bearing and seal life, excessive pump noise and vibration. The program monitors hydraulics in the common force main to keep pumping at the required flow rate. Utilizing a PLC touch-screen human-machine-interface controller, a VFD and a force main sensor, the PLC constantly senses force main pressure and automatically adjusts the VFD to maintain a constant flow rate no matter how many stations are online. 800-898-9122;

Gas/Odor/Leak Detection Equipment

Milwaukee Rubber Products GasAlertMicroClip XT

The slim and compact GasAlertMicroClip XT from Milwaukee Rubber Products provides affordable protection from atmospheric hazards. This multigas detector offers continuous visual confirmation of detector operation and compliance with the IntelliFlash feature and simple one-button operation offers ease of use and significantly reduces time spent training the user. It is fully compatible with the MicroDock II automatic test and calibration system. 800-325-3730;

MSA North America ULTIMA X5000

The ULTIMA X5000 gas monitor from MSA North America offers a touch control display, dual sensor inputs and XCell sensors with TruCal technology. It operates from two touch buttons or wirelessly via a Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 75 feet away. At a glance, users can see colorful text and icons that show a gas reading gauge, progress bar, operational status, maintenance alerts and alarms. It can also connect two sensor inputs into one transmitter via dual 4-20mA outputs. This economical design reduces the cost of wiring, conduit and technician installation time. It detects any two combinations of combustible gas, hydrogen sulfide or carbon monoxide, as well as 0% to 25% carbon dioxide. TruCal technology can extend calibration cycles up to 18 months by detecting sensor failures without applying calibration gas and compensates for sensor drift due to environmental changes. 724-776-8600;

RKI Instruments GX-3R Pro

The GX-3R Pro five-gas monitor from RKI Instruments weighs only 4.58 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand. In addition to monitoring standard confined-space gases, it has a fifth channel to add infrared or toxic gas sensors. Two of the four sensor slots have interchangeable sensors providing flexible configurations, which can easily be changed in the field. It comes equipped with Bluetooth wireless communication, man-down alarm and the choice of alkaline or rechargeable power supply. The lithium-ion battery pack will operate for 25 hours and will fully charge in three hours. It utilizes Bluetooth communication to display direct gas readings from the instrument to a phone app, which is available free on either iOS or Android phones. Automatic notifications can be programmed to send text or email messages if there is an alarm event. 800-754-5165;


Badger Meter Dynasonics TFX-5000 flowmeter

The Dynasonics TFX-5000 ultrasonic clamp-on flowmeter from Badger Meter accurately measures the volumetric flow of clean liquids and those with small amounts of suspended solids or aeration, such as surface water or raw sewage. It is suitable for water and wastewater applications such as lift stations, booster pump stations and water mains. This meter provides accuracy up to 0.5% and flow rates ranging from 0.07 to 33,000 gpm on pipes as large as 48 inches. Designed to clamp onto the outside of pipes, the meter does not contact the internal liquid, allowing for installation without shutting down operations in new and retrofit applications. It is equipped with an internal clock and built-in 8 GB data logging capabilities to log flow down to one second. It also pairs with dual clamp-on resistance temperature detectors for Btu energy measurement. 877-243-1010;

Blue-White Industries Digi-Meter F-2000 Series flowmeter

The Digi-Meter F-2000 Series electronic, digital paddle wheel flowmeters from Blue-White Industries monitor flow in a wide variety of applications. The units measure water ranges from 0.4 to 8,000 gpm and feature an easily visible, eight-digit LCD readout with up to four decimal positions. The meter is field programmable via the front panel touchpad, and the panel is equipped with a security lockout. It is designed to accommodate pipe or wall mount installations. The insertion-style F-2000 displays flow rate, total flow and includes an NPN open-collector output for communication with data loggers, SCADA systems and other external devices. Additional features include 4-20mA/0-10 volts DC, batch processing, a high/low flow-rate alarm output and front panel security lockout. It comes factory programmed with a calibration certificate. 714-893-8529;

Flow Technology QCT Series in-line ultrasonic flowmeter

The QCT Series in-line ultrasonic flowmeter from Flow Technology is a versatile solution for measuring low-viscosity liquids. It has no moving parts, nonwetted sensors and nothing in the flow stream to cause an increase in pressure drop. It is available in 1/8- to 1-inch sizes, accurate to plus or minus 0.5% of reading plus zero stability and repeatability is plus or minus 0.2% over a 10-1 calibration range. It has a temperature range of 14 to 176 degrees F and has analog, scaled frequency and Modbus RTU outputs. This small-footprint, lightweight instrument is suitable for low-viscosity applications such as water, water-based products and oils, and the all-plastic construction makes it suitable for many corrosive fluids. 480-240-3400;

Lovibond Tintometer PTV Series process turbidimeter

Lovibond Tintometer PTV Series process turbidimeters are optimized for drinking water applications with low range accuracy below 1 NTU. The instruments include a long-lasting LED light source and a bubble exclusion system that deliver accurate and ultrastable measurements. Combined with the heated optical assembly, the chance for condensation and fogging is eliminated. The flow body is easy to clean and can be easily drained for cleanings and calibration with quick-connect fixtures. Collecting a grab sample for verification is easier than ever with no need to disconnect tubing to access the sample. The low volume flow body provides faster response to turbidity spikes and uses less water and calibration standards. They meet EPA and ISO regulatory requirements. 941-756-6410;

Process Control Equipment

Flygt - a Xylem Brand MAS 801

As part of a complete Flygt - a Xylem Brand pumping system, the MAS 801 pump monitoring system helps reduce costs over a pump’s lifetime. Thanks to its 24/7 on-site overview of pump data that simplifies methods for diagnostics, this technology enables continuous station health checks on pump operation. In addition, with three-axis vibration, current measurement, and temperature and leakage measurements, you can take timely, preventive measures for increased lifetime of the pumping equipment. 704-409-9700;

Force Flow SOLO G2

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 4-20mA outputs for remote monitoring through a PLC or SCADA system. Level alarm relays are also available. 800-893-6723;

Greyline Instruments PSL 5.0

The PSL 5.0 pump station level controller from Greyline Instruments has redundant level sensing. It 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 will continuously recalibrate the pressure sensor and automatically switch back and forth from ultrasonic to the pressure sensor as required. It is designed for lift stations, wet wells and storage tanks. Calibration and relay setpoints are easy to enter through the user-friendly keypad and menu system. An automatic pump runtime logging and reporting system helps operators to plan pump maintenance and identify lazy pumps before they fail. It includes an isolated 4-20mA output and six programmable control relays for pump control, pump alternation and level alarms. An intrinsically safe sensor and a built-in data logger are optional. 315-788-9500;

Veolia Water Technologies (dba Kruger) AQUAVISTA Plant

The AQUAVISTA Plant from Veolia Water Technologies (dba Kruger) provides a holistic digital solution for optimization of the consumption of energy and chemicals, biological and hydraulic capacity enhancement, stable operation and increased compliance of wastewater treatment plants and sewer networks. With advanced analysis of online sensor measurements in real time, it continuously determines optimum setpoints and updates those settings in the plant control system automatically through a dedicated portal. Significant gains in performance, capacity and efficiency have been verified in wastewater systems using its advanced controls. The system is suitable for small and large municipal and industrial wastewater systems and is applicable to a wide variety of systems including complete collections systems, CAS/biological nutrient removal systems, biofilters, moving bed biofilm reactor/integrated fixed-film activated sludge, oxidation ditches, upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) systems and deammonification. 919-677-8310;


BinMaster Level Controls NCR-84

Measuring distances up to 98 feet, BinMaster Level Controls’ NCR-84 80 GHz radar level sensor is designed for reliable measurement in demanding liquid conditions. The signal is focused in a very narrow beam, allowing precise aiming to avoid obstructions in the tank. It is also appropriate for use in tanks with turbulent product surfaces, viscous media and slurries. This sensor is offered in threaded, flange and hygienic versions for a wide variety of applications, plus a plastic antenna option for use in low pressure or temperature ranges. The threaded 1.5-inch version mounts conveniently in existing small process fittings. An optional 3/4-inch NPT process fitting makes it easy to mount in small tanks and space-constrained areas while its compact design makes reliable measurement possible in small tanks. It is simple to configure and commission and is compatible with software and digital panel meters for easy access to sensor data wherever it’s needed. 402-434-9102;

Markland Specialty Engineering Sludge Gun

The Sludge Gun hand-held sludge blanket level detector from Markland Specialty Engineering measures liquid-solids interface levels in clarifiers, settlement tanks and lagoons. It helps eliminate unnecessary pumping/dredging and aids in monitoring sludge bed depth for regulatory compliance and prevention of carryover. It uses high-intensity infrared light to locate both sludge blanket and overlying cloudy layer. A thumb-adjustable sensitivity control allows users to detect silt/sludge/biosolids in densities ranging from light flocs to thick blankets. As its sensor is lowered into the tank/pond, the instrument emits an audible tone that varies in volume and pitch depending upon the concentration of suspended solids. Operators observe interface levels on the numbered depth markers of the cable. Compact and weatherproof, it is suitable for use on boats and narrow catwalks. No calibration is necessary. 855-873-7791;

Polylok 3014AB Filter Alarm (Smart Alarm)

The 3014AB Filter Alarm (Smart Alarm) from Polylok is a wired indoor/outdoor filter alarm that provides audio/visual warning notifying operators that a tank filter needs cleaning. The Smart Alarm Switch activates when the filter cartridge is near capacity (approximately 90% full) with solids. The Smart Alarm Switch installed in the filter sends a signal to the panel, activating the audible and visual alarm. It offers a manual alarm test switch and horn silence, an alarm horn rated to 82 dB at 10 feet, and 15 feet of cable, with longer lengths available. 888-765-9565;


VEGAPULS radar level sensors from VEGA Americas are 80 GHz sensors that use precision focusing to deliver reliable measurements regardless of internal obstructions or ambient conditions such as temperature changes or condensation. The stand-alone loop-powered sensors are available in a compact version with cable connection housing or a standard version with fixed cable connection (IP68). The instrument series is complemented with optional VEGAMET controllers. All instruments and controllers can be adjusted via Bluetooth with a smartphone or tablet. This makes setup, display and diagnostics considerably easier, especially in harsh environments or hazardous areas. 800-367-5383, 


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