Product Focus: Monitoring and Instrumentation

Product Focus: Monitoring and Instrumentation

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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. 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;


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;

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;

infinitii ai flowworks pro

infinitii ai flowworks pro is a powerful predictive analytics software suite that performs real-time analysis, checks flow monitoring status and sets alarms through a single interface, accepting all types of data from any source with unlimited data transactions. It includes a manual I&I pump station calculator and rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency analysis. It also includes infinitii face pro, a streaming analytics application for data transformation that allows the user to add logic and algorithms for real-time processing and deploy machine learning to manage and operationalize production-ready models for generating new data or output events such as predictions. Build analytic models that act on sensor data or other data sources with its built-in script editor, using existing scripts from open source libraries or ones you create. 778-379-0275;

SealRyt flow meters

SealRyt recommends installing flowmeters on flush lines to properly regulate seal water in sealing applications. To ensure that the media is not infiltrating the stuffing box, using flush in pump seals is only effective when the flush pressure is 15 psi above media pressure. The pressure differential is crucial to the seal mechanism. Once media is introduced to the stuffing box, it can clog the lantern ring, raising friction and heat buildup. Media contamination degrades the packing, which compromises the seal. The flowmeters give accurate pressure readings of flow rate and pressure, allowing the seal to be optimized depending on the media pressure. 413-564-5202;

YSI, a Xylem brand IQSN Mobile

IQSN Mobile from YSI, a Xylem brand is an application that provides instant access to a YSI IQ SensorNet network of sensors and analyzers from a mobile device. This app displays live readings, data trends, sensor health notifications, maintenance reminders and alarms. It allows users to view process data from the comfort of an office, home or anywhere with Internet access on a cell phone or tablet. Users can monitor sensor health in real-time with colored indicators and customizable push notifications for alerts, alarms and reminders on a mobile device. Stay on top of maintenance with factory default maintenance reminders and customized alerts to clean and calibrate sensors. Manage, export, and share measured data, maintenance history, system configuration and sensor logbooks from the mobile app at any time. Quickly respond to plant upsets and retain peace of mind with remote data visibility to IQ SensorNet data 24/7 — even away from the plant. 937-767-7241;

Gas/Odor/Leak Detection Equipment

Blackline Safety Analytics

Blackline Safety Analytics is a comprehensive reporting platform that delivers deep insights into a gas detection safety program. Users can interpret the data from connected safety devices to drive efficiencies and improve safety. Essential reports help understand usage, manage compliance, and investigate incidents. They can gain insights into how, when and where devices are used to understand worker behaviors, improve scheduling and productivity. Devices are connected to the cloud the moment they are turned on and begin logging usage, location and compliance data, with no manual collection or docking required. Real-time location information allows for fast and informed responses. And from safety monitoring settings to emergency response protocols and notifications, everything is tailored to fit safety needs. Companies can configure, customize and monitor all their safety devices from a single screen, with no IT integration required. 800-486-8889;

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;


Subeca AMI Solution

Subeca’s AMI solution includes an AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN technology. Meter data is captured via the Subeca PIN register while the Subeca LINK delivers that data through the AWS cloud to both agencies and consumers. LINK also communicates with other smart devices such as irrigation controllers, water quality sensors or customer smart valves via an edge network. PIN and LINK retrofit any brand of meter — including deployed inventory — in minutes. The Engage Platforms are comprehensive yet intuitive software interfaces that keep agencies and consumers in control of water consumption. Engage makes sense of water data, detects leaks and makes it possible to respond through remote valve control. 760-275-2296;

Process Control Equipment

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 the 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 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 touchscreen display, with 28-day internal datalogging built in, along with six language options. 215-997-4000;

Envirosuite SeweX

Under humid conditions, methane and hydrogen sulfide in sewer networks can lead to hazards and odor nuisance to customers, as well as compromising the safety of field operators. Hydrogen sulfide may be oxidized to sulfuric acid, causing corrosion. An unexpected failure due to corrosion can cost a wastewater utility millions of dollars. Using network facts, hydraulic data and wastewater characteristics as model inputs, SeweX from Envirosuite uses predictive modeling to optimize dosing decisions across the entire network, thus avoiding corrosion, odors and safety incidents. Evidence-based decision-making identifies and evaluates available solutions, based on the concentration details of pH, various sulfur and carbon compounds, the service life of the sewer and a heatmap of the identified hotspots. The Software-as-a-Service product allows utilities to understand and manage risks more easily. 424-335-1331;

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

Designed for variable torque applications up to 600 hp, the Cerus X-Drive is Franklin Electric’s all-inclusive drive solution for a variety of markets. Available as a standalone drive and in multiple enclosed configurations, these panels are built to last, according to the maker, with every detail and component centered around the application’s specific requirements. It can be paired with a choice of motors and pumps to maximize the performance of the application. 866-271-2859;

HEMCO AirFlow Monitor

The AirFlow Monitor from HEMCO continuously monitors face velocity air flow of a fume hood. The user simply selects and calibrates it at a desired FPM velocity set point. If the hood face velocity falls below that set point, an audible alarm sounds and a visual red indicator light appears. The monitor is factory installed, or can be field installed using 115/60Hz AC. 800-779-4362;

Pulsafeeder Pulsatron MP Series

Pulsafeeder’s Pulsatron MP Series now features an optional 4-20mA output signal that provides a remote indication of pump speed to remotely confirm the pump’s speed is adjusting to process parameters, and more accurately estimate chemical usage over time. The pump transmits a 4-20mA signal proportional to the actual speed of the unit and is factory calibrated for easy installation in the field. It is a true microprocessor-controlled instrument delivering precise and accurate metering control. Packed with standard features, it includes automatic control via 4-20mA or 20-4 mA inputs, an external pace function with a stop feature, and a graphical LCD display with support for English, French, German and Spanish languages. Models are capable of flows ranging between 3 and 504 gpd and pressure ranges from 20 to 300 psig with a turndown ratio of 1000-1. 800-333-6677;

SCADA System

Emerson Movicon.NExT

Discrete and hybrid manufacturing applications in food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and other industries now require both local and remote/web visibility, robust data connectivity and analytics to support manufacturing efficiency and optimization efforts. Emerson’s Movicon.NExT is an advanced platform meeting these needs, built on a performance-enhancing open framework that is flexible and scalable from small IIoT applications to large server-based and cloud systems. Available modules support essential industry needs for lean manufacturing and energy monitoring, in addition to new innovations, such as augmented reality. Cybersecurity is built-in, with conformance to standards for openness and reliability, and powerful wizards, libraries, and toolboxes within the software ensure rapid development. Developers can use it for HMI/SCADA and much more, to progressively achieve sustainability and performance improvements, one step at a time, easily and cost effectively. 800-972-2726;



The AV|Max from ADS is an area-velocity sensor for the ADS TRITON+ monitors. The wetted sensor is installed directly in the pipe flow to provide consistent, high-quality data collection capability. Its low-profile, impact-resistant polycarbonate housing with recessed sensors brings new levels of durability in sewer flows. The sensor design is tested and proven to collect accurate and consistent data in depths from 1 to 60 inches and in flows of up to 30 feet per second. In areas of intermittent no-flows (dry-pipe) the company recommends the sensor can be used in combination with one of their noncontact sensors. The sensor measures four key parameters: depth — using ultrasonic UpDepth, depth — pressure, velocity — continuous wave ultrasonic Doppler, and water temperature. 877-237-9585;

Keller America Econoline

The redesigned Econoline pressure transmitter from Keller America is built for consistent performance. The Lean Production cell provides maximum versatility for customer-specific applications with short lead times, thus negating the need for the user to maintain extra inventory on site. It combines a media-isolated piezoresistive silicon sensor with signal conditioning electronics to provide a compact pressure transmitter with < ±1% total error band accuracy over 0-50 degrees C. The industry standard 4-20mA analog output is compatible with most existing monitoring infrastructure and SCADA systems and provides meaningful output in ranges from 30 to 10,000 psi. The 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. 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 and wastewater clarifiers and tanks that have obstructed or constricted areas, such as the inclined plates of lamellae. 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 sludge feed density. In DAF units, it can adjust surface skimmer speeds to match variations in the thickness of the floating sludge layer. In SBRs, it can control the decant valve to minimize cycle times. Calibration is not required. 855-873-7791;

Security Equipment/System

Phoenix Contact Smart Camera Box

The Smart Camera Box from Phoenix Contact is an all-in-one device that securely connects IP surveillance cameras to the video server. It integrates the functions of conventional connection boxes assembled with standard DIN rail devices into a single compact device. This saves planning, installation time, and cost. It provides reliable data communication for up to four PoE devices via an internal Ethernet switch. The uplinks to the video center are standard Ethernet or fiber optic, made easy with an integrated fiber optic splice cassette. The integrated surge protection and door opening sensor provide additional reliability and security. The IP67 housing and wide temperature range enable reliable use in harsh environments, while the integrated mounting adapter for wall and mast mounting makes installation much quicker and easier. Numerous management and monitoring functions ensure the reliable operation of the video system. 800-888-7388;   


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