Product Focus: Digital Technology

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Analytical Instrumentation

HF scientific, a Watts Brand CLX Online Chlorine Analyzer

Enjoy easy, online analysis and accurate readings with the CLX Online Chlorine Analyzer from HF scientific, a Watts brand. Colorimetric DPD chemistry precisely measures free or total residual chlorine. All-in-one construction offers an integrated controller and fewer moving parts, with easy access to reagents and service functions. Its flow-through cuvette flushes out debris during each cycle and utilizes a double-verified reagent injection process for maximum precision. The unit flushes the cuvette and takes a zero reading before injecting reagents for accurate readings, even as the glass becomes dirty. This means no more erratic trend graph readings, messy sample chambers that backflow into reagent bottles, or routine cleaning of the sample chamber. The latter, combined with low-volume reagent use and user-selectable features allows for up to 30 days of unattended, uninterrupted operation as well as low total operating and maintenance costs. 888-203-7248;

HORIBA Scientific Aqualog

The HORIBA Scientific Aqualog is an optical spectrometer that is the gold standard in environmental water research worldwide to study color dissolved organic matter (CDOM). It meets the needs of environmental water researchers studying CDOM using fluorescence spectroscopy. Previously, researchers were using scanning spectrofluorometers to slowly acquire a 3D matrix of the fluorescence excitation and fluorescence emission spectra, called an Excitation Emission Matrix (EEM). The EEM provides a fingerprint for studying dissolved organic matter, however it took up to an hour to collect a single EEM profile, tying the researcher to the lab bench for the entire day. The Aqualog vastly improves the speed with which fluorescence EEMs are collected, increases the dynamic range across which EEM fingerprints are quantitative, and simultaneously acquires absorbance spectra for absorbance and color analysis of nonfluorescent molecules present in water. This technique is called: A-TEEM, an Absorbance-Transmission Excitation Emission Matrix. 866-562-4698;

YSI, a Xylem brand Alyza IQ

The Alyza IQ from YSI, a Xylem brand is an online wet chemistry analyzer platform developed to help ensure regulatory compliance, improve operational efficiency, and reduce costs. It is designed to minimize analyzer maintenance while maximizing accuracy and reliability. It features automatic cleanings and calibrations, no-spill reagent containers, and uses only 5 to 15 microliters of reagent per measurement, resulting in fewer reagent changes over time. The analyzer platform has a fully automated temperature control system with a double-insulated cabinet to maximize performance regardless of where it’s deployed. The Alyza NH4 continuously measures ammonium and can be used to help control ammonia-based aeration and ensure regulatory compliance. The Alyza PO4 continuously measures orthophosphate to monitor and control chemical-P removal, verify bio-P removal and help ensure regulatory compliance. 937-767-7241;

Control/Electrical Panels

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;

SJE Rhombus EZ Series In-Site CL

The EZ Series In-Site CL data logging control panel from SJE Rhombus offers wireless Bluetooth connection for smart devices. There is no need to open the panel for configuration, viewing status or downloading data using the EZ Connect Mobile App. The Bluetooth smart module eliminates the need for a PC to enable safe and secure access in all weather conditions. The panel utilizes the C-Level sensor for continuous level monitoring and records up to 4,000 system events, including pump run times, pump cycles, alarm conditions, HOA settings, power outages and service calls. The In-Site software formulates system data for you, creating reports quickly and easily so system conditions can be identified and corrected. Single-phase simplex or duplex models are available. This panel can be easily converted to demand or timed dose in the field. 888-342-5753;

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;

Data Loggers

Automation24 NOVUS FieldLogger 8812191900

The NOVUS FieldLogger 8812191900 from Automation24 is a versatile data logger designed for industrial and laboratory applications. This compact device can monitor and record a wide range of physical and electrical parameters, including temperature, humidity, pressure, voltage, current and resistance. With eight universal analog inputs, two relay outputs and up to eight digital inputs and outputs, it can be customized to suit different measurement needs. It has a large color display that provides an intuitive interface for configuration, data visualization and alarm management. The device can store up to 512k of data on its internal memory, which can be expanded with an SD card. The data can be transferred to a computer or a cloud service through Ethernet, USB or RS485 connections. It also features advanced functions such as math and logic operations. 800-250-6772;


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;

Gas/Odor/Leak Detection Equipment

Eagle Microsystems GD-4000

The Eagle Microsystems GD-4000 multiple channel gas detector is designed to monitor hazardous gases commonly found in water and wastewater treatment environments. It is capable of supporting up to four pre-calibrated gas sensors with an isolated 4-20 mA signal for each sensor. A multicolor touchscreen allows for simple re-calibration of sensors, as well as operation of the instrument. Up to 10 programmable relays are available for a fully configurable operation. Available with options and accessories like battery backups and Ethernet connectivity, it is designed for versatility. It is built to withstand harsh conditions with rugged construction and excellent durability. 610-323-2250;

RKI Instruments GX-3R Pro Connected Worker Solution

RKI Instruments offers the Connected Worker Solution for the GX-3R Pro powered by Guardhat. It is a subscription service that provides a single view into a gas detector fleet and worker condition via the Safety Control Center, accessible from any computer or tablet. The subscription provides features like live monitoring with gas readings and GPS location, visual, haptic and audible notifications including to notify near-by users, geofencing for hot or safe zones, heatmapping, push-to-talk communication, audio and video capture and management, as well as predictive gas detection analytics and instrument history. The GX-3R Pro connects via Bluetooth to the SCC through the Guardhat app for Android or iOS or the Scout wearable device. 800-754-5165;

Operations/Maintenance/Process Control 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;

XiO Water Systems Acuity Hub

XiO Water Systems’ data services and analytics solution enables water utilities to gain valuable insights from their data and optimize operations. Real-time data can be extracted from existing SCADA systems, stored in the cloud, and made available through the Acuity Hub cloud-based portal. It provides a suite of solutions designed to provide system-wide visibility, automate regulatory reporting and track equipment performance. Acuity Analytics will help limit leaks and equipment failures by detecting abnormalities in behavior and immediately notifying operators. Additionally, the portal provides a way to monitor and control multiple systems from a single dashboard and establish digital twins to improve efficiency through asset management and predictive modeling. 415-462-1300;

Process Control Systems

Force Flow Chlor-Scale and Halogen Eclipse

To protect chlorination systems from dangerous leaks, the Halogen Eclipse emergency valve shut-off system instantly closes the container valve when a signal is received from a leak detector, panic button or SCADA. The actuator quickly installs on the tank without the use of any tools and allows manual operation of the valve while in place. During an emergency shutdown event, the system measures the actual torque applied to the valve to ensure that the valve is closed to Chlorine Institute recommended standards and provides remote confirmation that the emergency close operation successfully closed the valve. The Chlor-Scale from Force Flow safely cradles a chlorine ton container while providing critical feed and chemical inventory information. Know in real time exactly how much chlorine has been fed and how much remains in the tank. It can warn of excessive or insufficient feed rates and can be remotely monitored from a PLC or SCADA system. 925-893-6723;

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;


In-Situ TurbiTech Suspended Solids and Turbidity Sensors

TurbiTech Suspended Solids and Turbidity Sensors from In-Situ use a solid-state infrared light source to deliver stable measurements of mixed liquor suspended solids, total suspended solids and turbidity. Their radial cleaning system eliminates the need for expensive compressors required for air-blast cleaning. Within each six-hour cleaning cycle, scrapers take only 90 seconds to completely remove any ragging or smearing on the optics, leaving the sensor available 99.5% of the time. A large optical surface and sample volume prevent deposits from covering the sensing area, leaving it clear to take representative measurements and ensuring the sensor remains fouling-resistant between cleanings. 800-446-7488;

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;

Sensorex S8000 Series

The Sensorex S8000 Series modular pH/ORP sensor platform delivers accurate pH and ORP measurement in water and wastewater treatment. The modular platform 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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