Product Focus - April 2022

Product Focus - April 2022

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Analytical Instrumentation

HORIBA Scientific Aqualog A-TEEM

The Aqualog A-TEEM from HORIBA Scientific is a fluorometer that simultaneously scans for absorbance and fluorescence excitation and emission matrix (A-TEEM). Unlike traditional scanning spectro-fluorometers that take hours, its optical technology with multichannel CCD detection allows for rapid A-TEEM scans from seconds up to minutes per sample. A-TEEM provides true, traceable molecular fingerprints as well as precise quantification for compounds of interest. Its ability for automatic inner-filter effects correction not only ensures the accuracy of the fluorescence spectra but also extends the sample’s concentration linearity range. With the combination of multivariate analysis, it complements an organics lab as an advanced tool for organic matter characterization. It is a simple, fast and powerful analytical tool that in some cases displaces laborious and expensive chromatography-based techniques. 866-562-4698;

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer plastic analysis system includes UV- and thermal-damaged plastics libraries to facilitate highly accurate qualification and determines the state of deterioration when analyzing foreign substances, contaminants and microplastics. The system features an IRSpirit FTIR spectrophotometer, QATR-S single-reflection ATR attachment and the plastic analyzer method package. The plastic analyzer method package includes FTIR spectral libraries for plastics degraded by UV rays and heat. The UV-damaged plastics library includes more than 200 spectra from the UV degradation of 14 types of plastics, unirradiated and UV irradiated for one to 550 hours. The thermal-damaged plastics library includes more than 100 spectra from the degradation of 13 types of plastic heated to between 392 and 752 degrees F. 800-477-1227;


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;

De Nora Water Technologies MicroChem 450

The MicroChem 450 controller from De Nora Water Technologies was designed with decades of chlorine management and analysis experience. Easily tailored to meet unique instrumentation needs, process input signals like water flow and residual concentration are applied to user-adjustable preprogrammed control strategies to automatically adjust disinfection feed rates. Automatic process control with ability to fine tune to site conditions assures the process remains in control as water conditions change. It is compatible with De Nora gas feed equipment or other systems that utilize a mA control output signal. Its large color LCD display shows process inputs at a glance. It gives fingertip access to most common controller settings of ratio and setpoint. Smart software only shows tuning parameters related to the selected control scheme. It has an intuitive software layout and touch screen display, with 28-day internal datalogging built in, along with six language options. 215-997-4000;

Gorman-Rupp Integrinex Advanced

Integrinex Advanced 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, according to the maker. 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 is designed to help maximize uptime while reducing maintenance costs. 419-755-1011;

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;

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, datalogging, 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 SHADE AIDE

The SHADE AIDE from Smith & Loveless is a human-machine interface screen protector that easily installs onto a variety of control panels so that operators can see their HMI no matter how sunny of a day. It collapses when not in use and is fully lockable. It also protects the display from the harmful effects of constant UV ray exposure, saving the maintenance budget from replacement HMI costs due to excessive sun exposure. The product is compatible and customizable to fit every HMI screen sold today, with custom sizes available. 800-922-9048;

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;

Badger Meter ModMAG M2000

Water treatment and distribution applications can be complex and result in limited pipe runs to install flowmeters. When space runs out, the ModMAG M2000 electromagnetic flowmeter from Badger Meter is a solution, delivering accuracies of ±1% with zero straight run required or ±0.2% with appropriate straight run. It effectively measures water, wastewater, water-based fluids and other liquids that meet minimum electrical conductivity. It has a full-bore design, which means there is no size reduction resulting in undesirable pressure drops. 877-243-1010;

FCI - Fluid Components International ST80 Series

ST80 Series thermal mass flowmeters from FCI - Fluid Components International are reliable solutions for measuring methane and providing emissions data to meet environmental regulations. The thermal mass flow meters using Adaptive Sensor Technology, with their robust, open and cleanable, no-moving parts sensor design, provide an ideal methane gas application solution in demanding processes. Furthermore, their international approvals for Div.1/Zone 1 ensure safe installation in hazardous gas processing areas. They are suitable for pipe diameters from 1 to 99 inches and air/gas temperatures up to 850 degrees F. They feature accuracy of ±1% of reading, ±0.5% of full scale and repeatability of ±0.5% of reading with flow rates as low as 0.25 up to 1000 SFPS and 100-1 turndown. 760-744-6950;

Howden Uptime

Howden Uptime is a cloud-based subscription service enabling secure access to real-time aeration blower operational insights and alerts, available to users anywhere with an internet connection. In collaboration with product specialists, users review clear and actionable system insights and recommendations and then take action to optimize maintenance and energy consumption. The dashboard is an intuitive interface for quickly assessing the overall health of a wastewater aeration system and also drilling down to specific systems and components for further diagnostics when necessary. It is available for new equipment, or can be retrofitted on existing turbo compressors. It features 24/7 real-time trending and anomaly detection of critical operational parameters, insights into a broad spectrum of systems and components, deviations in the performance of check valves, BOV’s and IGV’s, individual product monitoring to reveal trends over time and across the fleet, and automated push notifications. 716-327-0341;

YSI, a Xylem brand Phosphorus in Wastewater

One of the pressing issues facing wastewater treatment today is excess phosphorus. As the EPA continues to lower effluent limits for total phosphorus, wastewater operators need reliable data to improve treatment processes, remove phosphorus efficiently and meet lower effluent limits. Phosphorus in Wastewater from YSI, a Xylem brand, is a comprehensive guide for wastewater professionals that covers phosphorus removal strategies, treatment options and how orthophosphate measurements can help monitor or control the phosphorus removal process. This 43-page online e-book also includes detailed sections on the different forms of phosphorus in wastewater, measurement methods and instrumentation used for sampling or continuous monitoring. 800-765-4974;

Gas/Odor/Leak Detection Equipment

Eastech Flow Controls iTracker Sensors

Eastech Flow Controls’ iTracker Sensors can pinpoint I&I problems down to adjacent manholes and generate data rich analytics, alerts and sophisticated reports for municipal wastewater engineers. These easily installed under manholes sensing devices have located blockages that have caused wastewater overflows in municipal wastewater piping systems in days that municipal wastewater engineers have spent years unsuccessfully trying to find. They allow municipalities to become proactive and alert municipal wastewater engineers at the beginning of a storm or rain event as to where I&I issues will occur so that they can avoid what historically has resulted in after-the-fact very costly environmental problems. 800-226-3569;

MSA Safety SMC 4001 Controller

The SMC 4001 Controller from MSA Safety is a reliable, easy-to-use gas detection solution with a modular design featuring the choice of two-, four- or eight-channel configurations providing application flexibility and room to grow. No complicated training is required, and setup is done by a single technician in less than an hour with no special tools. It has a color LCD operator interface. Its highly intuitive menu-driven navigation is accessed using a simple rotary push button to select and enter parameters on the display panel. Industry standard 4-20 mA input with HART V7 is included. It’s rugged NEMA 4X enclosure is ideal for wet, dirty environments where toxic or combustible gases are present. It is designed for environments requiring intelligent network interfaces, minimal maintenance, comprehensive diagnostic information and smart sensor communications. 724-776-8600;

RKI Instruments GX-6000

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 auto-rotating 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 using a pre-filter tube for detecting low levels of benzene. Four PID sensors are available, 10.0 eV, 10.6 eV (low or high range) and 11.7 eV. Any combination of two PID sensors can be installed. 800-754-5165;

Syrinix PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic

The PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic from Syrinix combines high-resolution pressure monitoring and leak detection in one convenient solution. High-resolution data collected at 128 sps empowers water utilities with proactive tools, including transient event detection, operational and maintenance alarms, and support for integrating flow and water quality data. Installed permanently or semi-permanently for use as both an event detector and a survey and analysis tool, it uses a reliable cellular connection on either 4G, 3G or 2G networks. Paired with RADAR, Syrinix’s cloud-based platform, operators can now safely and reliably calm their network, saving time and reducing costs while extending the life of key pipeline assets. 844-279-7464;


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;

Process Control Equipment

Cla-Val Model XP2F

The Cla-Val Model XP2F is an all-encompassing data acquisition instrumentation package option available for any Cla-Val control valve. It has flow calculation data and is a differential pressure-based solution and comes complete with pressure transmitters, a valve position transmitter and flow calculation module. It is IP 68 rated, has 12-24 volts DC input, four analog inputs and four analog outputs with the ability to accept additional field instrumentation and retransmit measurements to PLC/SCADA via 4-20mA signals. 800-942-6326;

Flomatic Valves Flo-Trol

The full line of NSF/ANSI 61-certified Flo-Trol flow regulators from Flomatic Valves are available in 3/8- through 3-inch sizes and in full stainless steel construction. They are suitable for water drinking fountain needs to groundwater heat pump maintenance. With only one internal component — the self-cleaning orifice — there are no other moving parts that could jeopardize functionality. Offering years of experience and innovation, the NSF/ANSI 61 certified automatic valves provide consistent, reliable performance. 800-833-2040;

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;

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;

HEMCO Corporation AirFlow Monitor

The AirFlow Monitor from HEMCO Corporation continuously monitors face velocity air flow of fume hood. Users select and calibrate it at a desired FPM velocity set point. If the hood face velocity falls below the set point, an audible alarm sounds and a visual red indicator light appears. The air flow alarm is factory installed or can be field installed. It operates on 115/60Hz AC. 800-779-4362;


AMETEK PMT Products Model IDT

The Model IDT intrinsically safe pressure transmitter from AMETEK PMT Products is designed for use in hazardous areas for pressure measurement applications that require a rugged, compact design. Its approvals include FM US, FM Canada (cFMus), ATEX and IECEx. Its 0.2% typical accuracy allows it to be used on critical applications. It incorporates a stainless steel isolation diaphragm and 316 stainless steel construction that resists the corrosive effects of caustic media or washdowns, and that makes it compatible with a variety of media. Monel versions and Hastelloy diaphragms for hydrogen sulfide applications are available. It is offered in pressure ranges from full vacuum to 5,000 psig, including very low pressure 0 to 1 psi, 0 to 3 psi and 0 to 6 psi versions, and 15 through 300 psia. 800-553-9092;

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 onsite. 877-253-5537;

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;

Sensorex S8000 Series

The Sensorex S8000 Series modular pH/ORP sensor platform delivers accurate pH and ORP measurement in water and wastewater treatment. It is a custom configured system that can grow and change with process needs, saving users time and money. Users first choose the pH or ORP (Redox) electrode suited to their process. Mounting interface choices enable retrofit, submersion and inline installations. Optional electronic modules include unity gain pre-amplifiers for longer installation distances, 4-20mA outputs or Modbus for direct interface to plant control systems. If monitoring needs change, users simply update the applicable module without the need to replace the entire system. 714-895-4344;   


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