Product Focus - September 2020

Product Focus - September 2020

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Analytical Instrumentation 


The LCMS-8060NX triple quadrupole liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments offers suitable sensitivity and acquisition speeds, increased robustness to minimize downtime, ease of use for greater workflow efficiency and analytical intelligence functions to maximize laboratory output. Newly developed ion-focus lenses, in the integrated electrospray probe, propel ions efficiently into the unit. Neutral particles are expelled to reduce noise and provide stability. A heat-assist design increases desolvation efficiency and promotes ionization of a wide range of compounds. The system’s UFsweeper technology effectively sweeps ions from the collision cell without deceleration, maintaining high-sensitivity analysis even at high acquisition speeds. 800-477-1227;

Control/Electrical Panels


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


Available in both single- and three-phase power options, simplex and duplex nonclog control panels from Franklin Electric are designed exclusively for 3NC and 4NC Series nonclog pumps. Typically used for wastewater applications, these control panels are UL 508A listed and have a waterproof NEMA 4X enclosure, IEC motor contactor and lockable latch. The panels include an adjustable motor starter; and for single-phase, nonclog pumps include an adjustable pump overload relay. Single-phase control panels also come standard with starting components for proper operation and simplified field maintenance. All nonclog control panels can be designed with additional options, including an event counter, elapsed time meter, lightning protection, redundant off float, low-level cutoff and anti-condensation heater. 800-348-2420;


Integrinex Advanced lift station controls from Gorman-Rupp are custom-engineered to meet unique system requirements. When equipped with FloSmart technology, the control system can detect a pump obstruction and run a cleaning cycle until the debris clears. Upon detection, the device initiates a cleaning operation without interfering with the operation of the pump station. When the cycle is complete, the pump is ready to return to normal operation. If the clog remains, the cleaning sequence repeats until the blockage is cleared. FloSmart helps maximize uptime while reducing maintenance costs. 419-755-1011;


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; 

Flow Control and Software


Force main pressures vary; and without accounting for the variable conditions, reduced service life and a multitude of other issues arise. These phenomena result in impeller and volute erosion, reduced bearing and seal life, excessive pump noise, and vibration. Force Main Sync from Smith & Loveless monitors hydraulics in the common force main to keep pumping at the required flow rate. Using a PLC touch-screen human-machine interface, a VFD and a force main sensor, it 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;

Flow Monitoring


The SITRANS FS230 flow system from Siemens Process Instrumentation delivers accuracy and 100 Hz data update speed while ensuring noise immunity and simplicity in use. It is not necessary to cut the pipe or shut down operations to install the flowmeter, as the sensors are quickly and easily mounted on the outside of the pipe, minimizing maintenance expenses and preventing deposits from forming. It has the ability to react to sudden changes in velocity, speed of sound in applications such as compressor stations. This allows the use of small volume provers for in-situ flow validation by measuring the smallest variations in flow 100 times every second. It offers accuracy of 0.5% to 1.0% of flow rate for all media/pipe sizes and repeatability of 0.25% according to ISO 11631. Its SensorFlash 4 GB micro SD card storage lets certificates, calibration data, sensor parameters and events be logged every 10 minutes for easy servicing and recordkeeping. 800-365-8766;



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;



The Wizard 4000 from Force Flow is a powerful chemical inventory system for monitoring chlorine gas, sodium hypochlorite, hydrofluosilicic acid and all other chemicals used in water treatment. It can help ensure a safe process and a safe plant by providing essential information such as current chemical feed rate, how much chemical has been fed and how much chemical remains. With four separate channels, it can be used to simultaneously monitor levels in up to four separate tanks. Each tank can be monitored independently while monitoring combined totals for all the tanks. The daily-usage function allows for easy recordkeeping, and a days-until-empty function makes it simple to anticipate tank refilling and chemical reorder points. A feed-rate function allows early warning of dangerously low or high feed-rate conditions, preventing hazardous underdosing or overdosing of chemicals to the water supply. 925-686-6700;


EZ Series online analyzers from Hach provide a solution for continuously monitoring parameters that are critical to risk mitigation, compliance, safety and process uptime. Choose from five different technologies: titration, colorimetry, chemiluminescence, ion-selective electrode and voltammetry. Benefits include a wide analytical range, including adenosine triphosphate (ATP), toxicity, volatile fatty acids/total inorganic carbon (VFA/TAC) and trace metals, along with organics, inorganics and nutrients. The analyzers have a variety of measuring ranges, multistream capabilities (up to eight channels) and multiple parameter options, including total or dissolved metals. Reliable monitoring of remote locations or unmanned plants allows staff to focus on other tasks. Automatic cleaning between samples eliminates cross contamination. 800-227-4224;


The airflow monitor from HEMCO can continuously monitor the face velocity airflow of a fume hood. Simply select and calibrate the instrument at the desired feet-per-minute velocity setpoint. If the hood face velocity falls below the setpoint, an audible alarm sounds and a visual red indicator light appears. The alarm is factory installed or can be field installed, and it runs on 115 volts/60 Hz AC. 800-779-4362;


Pump Watch Express from PRIMEX is a comprehensive family of 4G LTE/3G compact cellular RTUs and gateways used for monitoring pumping systems. It offers a simple tool for management of multiple sites, including alarm notification, data logging and graphic system visualization. It includes a lithium-ion backup battery for power loss detection and notification, SMS/email/web portal alarm notifications, graphic HMI with simple and clear station status display, interactive pumping station map, data logging and historical trending, first year of service included, and optional web portal customization. The NEMA 4X control panels come in three versions: lite, premium and gateway. 844-477-4639;


The GX-6000 from RKI Instruments simultaneously monitors up to six gases, including combustibles, oxygen, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide. Two smart sensor slots accept PID, infrared or other toxic gas sensors. It includes an internal sample pump, man-down and panic alarm, LED flashlight and large autorotating LCD. It operates as a single-gas PID unit or a multifunctional tool using all six channels. The PID sensor comes equipped with a library of more than 600 VOC gases and can personalize a favorites list of 30 commonly used VOCs, as well as a list of eight of the most recently used VOCs. A benzene-specific PID sensor is also available. 800-754-5165;


The AMI Turbiwell from SWAN Analytical USA uses a white LED method to measure turbidity in potable water, surface water and wastewater. It includes both a source and detector that are mounted in the cover of the measurement chamber with a drain mounted in the bottom. This means sediment settles to the bottom of the flow chamber while all optics are kept out of the path of potential coating substances. The bottom-mounted drain can be opened periodically to flush out sediment before it can become a problem, with an automated drain option available to further simplify operations. When cleaning or maintenance is needed, the measuring chamber is readily accessible from the front of the analyzer, with no tools required. With a push on the locking pin, the entire measuring chamber swings out for easy access. Quick fastener screws can be hand-turned to open the chamber for cleaning or verification. 847-229-1290;

Operations/Maintenance/Process Control Software


Antero CMMS version 7 from AllMax Software includes asset mapping, asset criticality scoring, improved workflow and work order management, and procedure scheduling for detailed plant inspections and rounds. Improvements have been made to the reporting, calendar and equipment sections, ensuring users have access to their most critical asset and maintenance information in order to make informed, data-driven decisions. It accurately tracks maintenance data, allowing the user to streamline maintenance programs to save time, effort and money while providing the peace of mind that equipment is being maintained efficiently and effectively. 800-670-1867; 

Process Control Systems


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. 888-473-9546;


The TOPAX MC multichannel controller from Lutz-JESCO America has a modular design that makes it an adaptable and effective solution for all measurement and control technology requirements. It offers automated efficiency — freedom from repetitive control tasks while providing accuracy and reliability. Users can actuate the dosing pumps using an optocoupler or relay and servomotors by using a relay or a 20mA output. The high-resolution, 5-inch color display offers a user-friendly operating interface, with a simple touch-control and intuitive navigation menu that can be set to multiple languages. Use four analogue outputs (0/4-20 mA) or the network capability to transfer measured values to a web browser or a telemaintenance point. A programmable interval timer can be used to set automatic alerts for wear-related sensor change. 800-554-2762;


The Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector from Markland Specialty Engineering uses high-intensity infrared light that, along with its slim profile, enables it to measure the sludge bed depth even in water/wastewater clarifiers and tanks that have obstructed or constricted areas, such as the inclined plates of lamellas. The beam intensity of the LED-phototransistor sensors automatically adjusts for thick or thin biosolids concentration or even light flocs. This detector allows operators to program desludge pumps to run only when necessary for maintaining the preferred liquid-solids interface level, saving wear and tear on pumps. It helps maximize water removal and optimize feed density. In dissolved air flotation units, it can adjust surface skimmer speeds to match variations in the thickness of the floating sludge layer. In sequencing batch reactors, it can control the decant valve to minimize cycle times. Calibration is not required. 855-873-7791;


The H2S Scrubber Monitoring System from MSA Safety is a preengineered system that is compatible with most wet or dry scrubbers. The monitor ensures that the air scrubber functions and meets EPA requirements. It controls chemical feeds for wet scrubbers and conserves expensive chemicals. The system operates within a closed loop so that no gas vents to the atmosphere. The unit is housed in a heated NEMA 4X enclosure to withstand harsh outdoor environments. Maintenance and calibration are simple procedures. If an obstruction occurs in the sample line, the unit provides flow failure indication. Calibration can be performed via Bluetooth, eliminating the need to open the system’s front door. 800-672-4678;


PLCnext technology from Phoenix Contact combines the openness of smart devices with the reliability of a traditional PLC, providing a control platform with both the advantages of traditional IEC 61131 programming and the flexibility of open-source languages like Linux. It is a completely open platform. Users can directly access the core of the product via Linux. This gives them the freedom to leverage the open-source community or develop their own Linux-based applications on an industrially hardened control platform. At the same time, it enhances IEC 61131 PLC programming and makes it possible to program controllers using high-level languages for real-time performance and data. It has complete integration with Phoenix Contact PROFICLOUD for easy access to dashboard data and alarms using time series data. PLCnext Engineer, the software for the platform, provides an intuitive development environment with IEC 61131 and HTML5 visualization, allowing seamless integration with high-level languages including C, C++, C# and MATLAB. 800-888-7388; 


The MicroVision EX cooling tower controller with PULSAlink communications from Pulsafeeder comes with a Toroidal conductivity sensor, multiple level security codes, up to 10 digital inputs, dry contact alarm output, battery backup, USB data logging capability, and optional PULSAlink communications and 4-20mA analog outputs. PULSAlink allows the user to safely communicate with the controller from anywhere on a laptop, phone or tablet. Users can receive live readings, alarm notifications, and even change and customize the controller and settings over an encrypted cloud-based site. MicroVision EX and PULSAlink is also eServiceReport and Modbus compatible. It is available mounted on a fabricated panel system with pump mounts designed to provide complete and easy-to-install solutions for cooling tower applications. 800-333-6677;



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;


The ProSeries-M MS-6 chemical feed flowmeter from Blue-White Industries accurately measures output from metering and dosing pumps to ensure proper dosing to critical water and wastewater treatment systems. It ensures precision accuracy when measuring flow, and the sensor’s design provides a wide flow range from 0.158 to 158.5 gph. The sensor provides the operator with an almost immediate indication if there is a problem with metering pump operations. It has low pressure drop of less than 1 psi. Because the sensor is equipped with wetted parts constructed of PVDF and PEEK, it will handle harsh and corrosive chemicals associated with water and wastewater treatment. The end fittings are included with the unit and allow for more than 14 inlet and outlet configurations. 714-893-8529;


The Econoline pressure transmitter from Keller America combines a media-isolated piezoresistive silicon sensor with signal-conditioning electronics to provide a compact pressure transmitter with less than plus or minus 1% total error band accuracy over 32 to 122 degrees F. The industry standard 4-20mA analog output is compatible with most existing monitoring infrastructure and SCADA systems, and it provides meaningful output in ranges from 30 to 10,000 psi. Its design makes it suitable for use under harsh environmental conditions, including those with high levels of electromagnetic radiation, both conducted and radiated. As a result, it provides trouble-free service and sufficient accuracy for almost any application, including those involving aggressive media and/or high levels of electromagnetic interference and where small size, low weight and reasonable cost are required. It provides versatility for customer-specific applications and is produced using modern lean manufacturing methods, allowing short lead times, negating the need to maintain extra inventory on site. 877-253-5537;


VersaLine VL2000-SW Series submersible level transmitters from PMC Engineering are designed for use in wastewater pump/lift station applications. The ceramic capacitive sensing element provides a rugged open-faced design that avoids clogging or sludge buildup from the materials often encountered in wastewater. The stainless steel construction will satisfy most applications, but a Titanium option is available where the chemical environments dictate. The sink weight SW2000 was developed specifically for the VL2000 Series, and is replaceable. This provides a “cage” sink weight/anchor for transmitters installed on the bottom of wastewater or sewage lift tanks. The standard polyurethane vented cable is molded to the transmitter, providing a high-integrity waterproof assembly. 203-792-8686;


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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