Product Focus - January 2022

Product Focus - January 2022

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Asset Management

Markland Specialty Engineering Suspended Solids Density Meter

The Suspended Solids Density Meter from Markland Specialty Engineering measures, monitors and provides real-time continuous readings of total suspended solids of slurries, sludge (including return-activated and backwash sludge) and even thick biosolids concentrations. The analyzer’s ultrasonic non-nuclear sensor requires no permits and no approvals, and measurements are not affected by the color of fluid or particulates. This meter is available as a non-intrusive inline spool piece transmitter or throw-in style probe. Applications include pipes, re-circulation loops, open-top tanks and clarifiers. It provides the added capability of automating pumps to help optimize dosing, sludge feed density and variables on thickening equipment for reduced material and energy costs and improved outflow available for reuse in water, wastewater and process industry settings. 855-873-7791;

Pulsar Measurement dBi-Modbus

Pulsar Measurement’s dBi-Modbus (dBi-M) intelligent ultrasonic level sensors are suitable for remote installations. These transducers include DATEM (Digital Adaptive Tracking of Echo Movement) signal processing for precise and repeatable results in challenging applications, with measurement range options from 4.9 inches to 49.2 feet. It only takes one second to power on and make a measurement. When connected to a wireless telemetry device, power consumption is as little as 5 micro-amp hours. Alternatively, connect it to an existing Modbus network to take advantage of the performance full time. It is ready for challenging environments with ATEX approvals, IP68 protection and an operating temperature range of -40 to 176 degrees F. 888-473-9546;

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, U.S. 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;


PRIMEX Eco Smart Station

The Eco Smart Station control system from PRIMEX provides a safe, energy-efficient solution for optimum pump control in municipal lift station applications. It uses the latest technology in VFD, microprocessor-based controller, data storage and communication capabilities available. It achieves up to 30% energy savings using an efficiency auto-tune algorithm that searches for the pump speed that will consume the least amount of energy per gallons of liquid pumped. It is housed in a multiple-compartment Arc Armor Enclosure, reducing the risk of injury resulting from electric shock and exposure to arc flash. It features the Energy View controller powered by kW Logix software, an energy-efficient solution. The color touchscreen HMI provides level control, pump alternation, flow monitoring, data logging, alarm logging, historical trending and comes equipped with a SD memory card for data storage and download. It is available in 29 models, from 10 to 100 hp. 844-477-4639;

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 touchscreen human-machine interface, a variable-frequency drive 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;


JDV Equipment Double Membrane Biogas Holder 

The Double Membrane Biogas Holder from JDV Equipment is easy to install, has low upfront capital costs and requires low operating capital. Its design allows for variable biogas storage within the inner membrane at constant pressure during gas production and utilization, while the air-inflated outer membrane provides gas pressure and protection. The outer membrane is constructed of a high-tech, cross-woven fabric that’s coated with PVC and UV-ray protection, proven to endure the weather elements. Sensors monitor the volume of gas present, giving operators full control of optimizing the utilization of biogas to feed generators and/or heating systems. Storing digester biogas can eliminate flaming from the digester, and it can help reduce or completely eliminate the need for electric grid power when generators and/or hot-water boilers are incorporated into the facility design. 973-366-6556;

Heat Exchangers/Recovery Systems

Alfa Laval welded spiral heat exchangers

Controlling temperature and maximizing efficiency of anaerobic digesters is critical for optimal bacteria growth and stabilization of sludge. Alfa Laval spiral heat exchangers handle this tough duty with ease, with a single-channel, low-fouling design that sits in a compact footprint. They can help maximize heat transfer, save space and reduce maintenance. 866-253-2528;

High-Efficiency Motors/Pumps/Blowers

Boerger Biogas-Rotary Lobe Pump

Pumping biogas substrate from renewable resources puts heavy demands on a pump. Boerger responded to this challenge by developing the Biogas-Rotary Lobe Pump. This pump offers operators an effective and wear-resistant solution for pumping biogas substrate from renewable resources. At its core is a premium profile steel rotor. Profiles incorporated into the rotors ensure that fibers in the pumped medium actually become part of the short-term surface. They attach themselves in the grooves and are continuously renewed each time the rotor turns. This organic short-term surface provides full protection from wear, and the premium profile rotor itself shows virtually no signs of wear even when subjected to long-term exposure. Equipment is constructed using a maintenance-in-place design, which allows for all wetted parts to be replaced without the removal of pipe or drive systems. 612-435-7300;

Duperon 5-in-1 Dual Auger System

The Duperon 5-in-1 Dual Auger System is deployed in targeted high-ragging manholes/wet wells to remove problematic debris and prevent chronic pipe and pump clogging. Removing wipes at, or near, the point they enter the sewer stops the problem where it starts without impacting downstream operations. The system captures, dewaters, compacts, conveys and stores problematic debris in a below-grade discharge pipe, where it can be emptied by vacuum trucks. This creates an opportunity to transform emergency, dirty, unsafe and manual cleanouts into planned, safe and coordinated debris removal. Simply uncover, insert vacuum truck suction tube into the discharge chute, remove debris and landfill. 800-383-8479;

FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric NCX Series

The NCX Series of explosion-proof submersible non-clog pumps from FPS, a brand of Franklin Electric, are certified for use in Class 1, Division 1 and Group C & D hazardous location requirements, making them suitable for a variety of applications such as lift stations; sewage systems; stormwater, flood and pollution control; industrial waste and dewatering; wastewater treatment plants; and general fluid transfer. They are available in single- and three-phase power options to accommodate flows up to 625 gpm. Each is designed for overall serviceability and reliability with durability-conscious features like a field adjustable wear plate, factory-standard dual silicon carbide mechanical seals, and chemical-resistant components. Intrinsically safe non-clog control panels are also available for complete system integration. 866-271-2859;

FPZ e Series E11-MS

The e Series e11-MS blower from FPZ is a drop-in replacement for the K11-MS and offers increased efficiency, lower discharge temperatures and a significant reduction in perceived noise. The impeller design was developed through sound quality studies and rapid prototyping. The resulting design has a targeted reduction of the most displeasing frequencies. It is mountable in any position and offers a maintenance-free operation. Options include anodized aluminum components for corrosion resistance and increased sealing. 262-268-0180;

Howden 827 DVJ

The 827 DVJ dry-vacuum blower from Howden is a heavy-duty unit with integral ductile iron impellers. The casing headplates, gear cover and drive-end are gray iron. Carburized and ground spur timing gears are taper-mounted on the shaft and secured with a locknut, cylindrical roller bearings, splash lubrication on both ends and easy-to-read sight glasses for maintenance. The blower is capable of handling high inlet temperatures for rough applications. An efficient discharge jet plenum design allows cool atmospheric air to flow into the cylinder, so the blower continues to run under blank-off conditions. It comes in a compact, lightweight package and delivers more than 5,700 cfm in an 8-inch gear diameter frame, as well as 28 inches Hg. 800-557-6687;

Hydra-Tech Pumps S3SHR

The S3SHR 3-inch hydraulic-drive submersible shredder pump from Hydra-Tech Pumps continuously rips and shears solids with 360-degree shredding action. It uses an open-vane shredder impeller with tungsten carbide cutting tip. Compact size allows it to fit in tight spaces. A guide rail assembly is available for stationary applications. Combined with HT11 to HT20 power units, it handles flows up to 450 gpm. The safe and variable-speed hydraulic drive can be used where electric power is hazardous or impractical. 570-645-3779;

JFH Distributing SWAM Pneumatics blowers

SWAM Pneumatics blowers, distributed by JFH Distributing, have large bearings (SKF or FAG-Schaeffler) and large shaft diameters for longer life in rugged applications, with reduced maintenance. They promise suitable volumetric efficiency at high speed and pressure. Drop-in replacement blowers are available for Robuschi, Hibon, Roots and other brands. Horizontal-flow (or vertical-flow) blowers are available up to 6,600 cfm and vacuum up to 28 inches Hg. Blowers can be made with either mechanical seals or labyrinth/piston-ring seals. 303-279-7797;

Kaeser Compressors KPI turbo blowers

KPI turbo blowers with magnetic bearing technology from Kaeser Compressors have a direct-drive, active magnetic bearing motor and intelligent control system to provide energy savings over conventional rotary blowers up to 25%. They are available in two model ranges with three designs within each. For flow rates up to 4,700 cfm, there is the 200 hp series, and the 400 hp series for flow rates up to 9,400 cfm. Each impeller design delivers different pressures and flow rates. Pressures are available from 4.4 to 20.3 psig. They have gas-tight, permanent magnet motors with active magnetic bearings, integrated frequency converters and closed-loop water cooling. Units are compact and quiet, plus advanced controls offer full interoperability with SCADA systems. Predictive maintenance enables monitoring, error reading and even remote control; and this can be performed on a running system. 866-516-6888;

Vaughan self-priming Chopper Pump

Self-priming Chopper Pumps from Vaughan are designed to be easily accessed outside of the wet well while pumping waste solids at heavy consistencies, without plugging or dewatering of the solids. They eliminate the loss in production and mess, along with making it easy to service the pump to get it back in operation. 888-249-2467;

Water/Wastewater Reuse

Ostara’s Pearl System from Evoqua Water Technologies

The Ostara Pearl system from Evoqua Water Technologies is a fluidized bed reactor that harvests nutrients from wastewater and transforms them into an eco-friendly fertilizer. This nutrient recovery solution converts wastewater treatment plants into true resource recovery facilities. The system is a fully customizable and modular treatment solution designed to recover phosphorus from pre-and post-digestion liquors, as well as industrial streams, through the controlled precipitation of crystalline struvite. Within the system reactor, the growth of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) is facilitated by the addition of magnesium in a controlled pH setting. This allows nutrients to crystallize into highly pure fertilizer granules, which are harvested, dried and then distributed and sold as Crystal Green Fertilizer. Treated effluent is then discharged from the top of the reactor and returned to the plant with significantly reduced nutrient content. 800-466-7873;

Orenco Systems AdvanTex AX-Max

AdvanTex AX-Max wastewater treatment systems from Orenco Systems are containerized, fully plumbed plug-and-play units sized for larger commercial and municipal applications. Units come in a variety of configurations, measuring up to 42 feet long by 8.5 feet wide. They can be installed as a single unit or in multi-unit arrays, either above ground or buried to grade. Systems use an attached-growth treatment method to produce clear, odorless effluent with significant nutrient reduction, suitable for subsurface irrigation or surface discharge after disinfection. One unit can process up to 5,000 gpd of raw sewage or 15,000 gpd of primary-treated effluent. Units reduce nitrogen up to 90%, depending on configuration, and can be operated with a part-time operator. They are easy to ship and set and can be installed in a variety of soils and climates. 800-348-9843;   


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