Product Focus - April 2021

Product Focus - April 2021

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De Nora Water Technologies MicroChem

Designed with experience gained through decades of chlorine management and analysis, the multiparameter MicroChem water analysis system from De Nora Water Technologies can be configured as either a transmitter or a controller to easily manage and make data-driven operating decisions. Available packaged as a complete residual analyzer or as individual components, flexible configurations measure up to three of the following parameters: pH, ORP, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, conductivity and 4-20 mA. The controller uses a standard PID algorithm in conjunction with the sensor input signal, or a PID compound loop controller utilizing the signal from the sensor and an optional 4-20mA process flow signal. Easily tailored to meet unique instrumentation needs, set up is as simple as a USB connection. It includes an intuitive touch screen user interface and six language options. 215-997-4000;

Hawk Measurement HawkEye365

The HawkEye365 online inventory asset and monitoring portal from Hawk Measurement is a complete remote and in-plant measurement and monitoring system. It has communications capabilities and compatibility with HAWK’s Power over Ethernet level sensors, allowing for secure in-plant and remote monitoring, as well as remote sensor setup, diagnostics and troubleshooting abilities. The portal is not only compatible with PoE transmitters but is also sensor agnostic and can monitor any type of field device such as level, flow, pressure, temperature and pH. The multiple communication methods include RS485, HART, Modbus, Ethernet TCP/IP, cellular, Bluetooth and PoE. If any troubleshooting is required, it will communicate to remote service technicians for off-site diagnostics, sensor health and reconfiguration, without the need to climb a tank or enter the facility. 888-429-5538;

Sensaphone Sentinel PRO

The cloud-based Sentinel PRO monitoring system with supporting iPhone/Android app from Sensaphone provides 24/7 remote monitoring of equipment and environmental conditions. Users easily can view data values in real time, set alarms, acknowledge alerts, review data and generate reports from their mobile device. The system seamlessly interfaces with any processing equipment that uses a PLC with Modbus sensors. It supports both Modbus RTU-485 and TCP protocols, and can monitor up to 64 Modbus registers and 12 different digital or analog status conditions, including power, pump status, tank level, turbidity, flow rate, pressure, temperature, humidity and water leaks. The system immediately notifies users via text, email or call when sensor readings move outside of preset parameters. It is available for Ethernet or cellular connectivity. 877-373-2700;

YSI, a Xylem brand 3017M

The 3017M analyzer from YSI, a Xylem brand continuously measures free or total chlorine in municipal drinking water or wastewater effluent using the proven DPD colorimetric method of analysis. It uses EPA-approved DPD methodology that conforms with standard method 4500-CL-G, US EPA method 334.0, and ISO method 7393-2. It is compliant with U.S. EPA regulation 40 CFR 141.74 for drinking water and 40 CFR 136.3 for wastewater. The analyzer is built with Flow Injection Analysis, factory calibration, and simplified tubing which lowers reagent use and maintenance requirements. It can operate as a standalone analyzer or be integrated into the IQ SensorNet system of online controllers, analyzers and sensors for better visibility and control of your 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 control panels and alarms

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 pre-engineered disposal systems’ headworks filter system and effluent dosing pump using a programmable logic controller for time-dosing drip disposal fields. 800-219-9183;

ElectroSwitch TD-CSR 

The Time Delay Control Switch Relay (TD-CSR) from ElectroSwitch provides a safe and effective means of mitigating arc flash danger in local circuit breaker operation by allowing for a manually initiated time-delayed trip or close. A flashing LED notifies the operator of the pending trip or close operation and serves as a warning to evacuate the arc flash area. By allowing an operator time to leave and be outside the room during the trip or close operation, it provides a measure of safety against arc flash danger. The relay’s pushbutton design simplifies personnel training. No special wiring is required for installation. It includes a standard mechanical target (flag) to show the last operating position and a lighted nameplate. The nameplate includes local LED indication, a remote SCADA contact alarm, and a single or dual-T trip coil monitoring option. Self-cleaning, double-wiping contacts provide very low contact resistance for low-level control applications. 781-335-5200;

Gorman-Rupp Integrinex Advanced

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;


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 (0/4-20mA) 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;

Orenco Controls OLS Control Panels

OLS Control Panels from Orenco Controls come with the choice of either integrated starters or variable-frequency drives that optimize system operation. These panels are suitable for a variety of pumping applications, such as lift stations, stormwater pump stations, water boosting, dewatering or sludge pumping. They can also be used as a SCADA patch, connecting peripheral equipment to future or existing SCADA systems. Parameters can be configured via a human-machine interface and include a user-friendly startup wizard. Engineers can preprogram user interfaces to the site-specific needs of an installation, making the panel virtually plug-and-play. Maintenance staff can easily adjust settings and monitor the system remotely. These weatherproof control panels are UL 508A listed and include service-rated circuit protection, phase and voltage protection, and level controls. 877-257-8712;

Flow Control and Software

AllMax Software Antero

Antero from AllMax Software accurately tracks maintenance data, allowing plant operators to streamline maintenance programs, all while providing peace of mind that equipment is being maintained efficiently and effectively. The newest version of the software includes a number of new sections and a complete redesign of the entire program. The improved My Work section is a one-stop place for a user to view all assigned work, manage their workload, and complete work orders. Manage maintenance tasks in new sections such as Work Management, Work Order Review and Procedures. Changes to the Parts, Calendar and Home Screen sections make the program easier to navigate. 800-670-1867;

Assured Automation ABC-2020 Automatic Batch Controller

The ABC-2020 Automatic Batch Controller from and Assured Automation works with a water meter with pulse output and a valve. Simply set the volume of water to be dispensed, then press the start button. Common municipal applications include truck and pool filling. It can be used whenever a specific amount of water needs to be dispensed accurately and repeatedly. The big blinking blue start/stop button indicates the controller status through blinking patterns: one blink per second while dispensing and 10 blinks per second when nearing completion. The controller can be purchased as part of a complete batching system with a variety of valves and meters. Custom systems are also available. 855-871-6091;

Hach Data Delivery System

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 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;

Gas/Odor/Leak Detection Equipment

Gas Clip Technologies MGC Simple Plus

The MGC Simple Plus from Gas Clip Technologies is a simple-to-use, portable multigas detector that runs for three years without needing to be recharged. Its longevity comes from advanced low-power LED photometric infrared technology, which in turn provides 1,095 days of continuous use without recharging. After the detector’s initial calibration (conducted during manufacturing), the sensors — including the combustible gas sensors — do not require routine calibrations. They do not suffer from poisoning after repeated exposure to gas or sensor inhibitors, which allows it to more reliably detect the presence of combustible gases. 972-775-7577;

MSA Safety TG5000 Gas Monitor

The TG5000 Gas Monitor from MSA Safety reliably detects oxygen, combustible and toxic gases. It offers multiple sensor and installation options. Its modular single or dual sensor design doubles sensing power and reduces wiring costs. The intuitive design of the local interface makes it simple to install, use, and maintain. Its OLED display and LED indicators show power, fault or alarm; gas readings; and Bluetooth connection. A touch button accesses all functions. It operates in stand-alone mode or can be connected with a 4-20mA output to a PLC or DCS. HART is available, and it supports remote monitoring, where the sensor must be separated from electronics. It has XCell TruCal sensors, which respond rapidly to gases. Self-diagnostics and SafeSwap capability enables sensor replacement without turning off the instrument. It includes a 95 dB audible alarm with horn silence control. 800-672-4678;


Badger Meter Dynasonics TFX-5000

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 MS-6

The MS-6 ultrasonic flowmeter from Blue-White Industries uses transit time ultrasonic technology to offer a broad flow range. It has measurable flow rates down to 0.15 gph and up to 158.5 gph. Accurately monitoring the amount of chemical being dosed into the system is crucial to ensure effective treatment. An overdose or underdose of chemical can adversely affect the quality of the treated water and leads to wasted chemical, which has a financial impact. 714-893-8529;

Force Flow Wizard 4000

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;

Siemens Process Instrumentation flowmeters

Leak detection technology offered in Siemens Process Instrumentation flowmeters allows municipalities to promptly and accurately locate leaks or breaks in their distribution systems. In addition, efficient pumping algorithms built into Siemens pump controllers allow implementation of economy pumping routines to best suit electricity peak pricing. High-accuracy flow measurement systems can save money and improve chemical treatment systems. Together, these technologies result in more cost-efficient plant operation, helping solve inefficient energy practices that can result in excess energy costs of up to 30%. 800-365-8766;

Process Control Equipment

Franklin Electric Cerus X-Drive

The Cerus X-Drive variable frequency drive from Franklin Electric offers an extensive range of amperage and configuration options, making it versatile enough for nearly any constant or variable torque application up to 700 hp. Industry standard application settings are pre-configured for submersible or centrifugal pumps, supply or exhaust fans, cooling towers, vacuum pumps, and constant torque motors. The controller is loaded with application-specific firmware with enhanced settings for the most demanding applications. In addition, many input/output and control options are available for application specific features, such as PID speed control, pressure control, temperature or fluid level controls, and scheduling. Native Modbus RTU and BACnet MSTP communication protocols allow integration with many automated control and building management systems. They are available in multiple packaged configurations. 866-271-2859;


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 auto alteration, 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;


Keller America Econoline

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;

Markland Specialty Engineering Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector

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;

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;

Pulsar Measurement OCF 6.1

The OCF 6.1 open-channel flow and tank level meter from Pulsar Measurement allows the user to continuously monitor, display, totalize, and data log flow through any flume or weir, or measure the level or range of fluids in tanks or vessels. Use the isolated 4-20mA to transmit flow to remote chart recorders or displays, and the control relays are programmable for level/flow alarm and flow proportionate pulse for samplers, chlorinators, or remote totalizers. New features include a built-in 26-million-point data logger with software for easy reporting, expanded flume and weir selections, CE approvals, and optional Modbus RTU communications. 888-473-9546;

Raven Environmental Products SID Rotary S-40100

The portable SID Rotary S-40100 from Raven Environmental Products uses a rail-mounted base plate to hold the instrument during sludge level measurement. It uses a reel to lower and raise a sensor, and measures sludge level with a digital readout in inches. The portable instrumentation requires no calibration, no heavy lifting and no touching of wet surfaces when taking a sludge sample to measure the blanket. 800-545-6953;

SWAN Analytical USA AMI Turbiwell

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;   


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