Water & Wastewater Industry News: Endress+Hauser Launches Open Integration Program

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Endress+Hauser Launches Open Integration Partner Program
Endress+Hauser launched its Open Integration partner program, which promotes cooperation between providers of industrial automation systems and fieldbus communication. To date, eight companies have joined the program, including: AUMA Riester, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Honeywell Process Solutions, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, R. STAHL and Schneider Electric.

“By working closely with our partners, we want to make sure that a relevant selection of products can be easily combined and integrated for common target markets,” says Endress+Hauser CEO Michael Ziesemer.

This cooperation is accomplished by using open communication standards such as HART, PROFIBUS, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, EtherNet/IP or PROFINET and open integration standards such as FDT, EDD or FDI.

Sherwin-Williams Introduces Dura-Plate 6100
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings introduced Dura-Plate 6100, a 100 percent solids high-build, high physical performance, amine-cured epoxy designed for corrosion protection of concrete and steel in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities. The product helps extend the design life of a coated structure.

The product offers quick dry-to-touch times that reduce the potential for outgassing on buried concrete structures. The rapid return-to-service time of 12 hours prevents downtime and increases productivity. Dura-Plate 6100 is an ultra-low VOC, spray-applied, resinous coating capable of film builds of 125+ mils in a single coat. It also reduces the potential for pinhole formation due to the rapid dry-to-touch times.

Dura-Plate 6100 provides a high-strength lining for severe wastewater and sewer collection structures and is designed for manholes, basins, wet wells, clarifiers, lift stations, influent channels, trenches, pipes, sumps and digesters.

Hayward CPVC Product Lines Receive ABS Approval
Hayward Flow Control has attained American Bureau of Shipping product approvals for most of its CPVC thermoplastic flow control product lines.

The following product lines have been approved for marine and offshore applications for nonessential systems: BFA Series bulkhead fittings, BFAS Series bulkhead fittings, BY Series butterfly valves, BYV Series butterfly valves, FLV Series (GFPP) filter vessels, SB Series basket strainers, SW Series swing check valves, TB Series True Union ball valves, TC Series True Union ball check valves, TW Series three way ball valves, WCV Series wafer check valves, YS Series Y-strainers.

Blue-White Elects President
Blue-White Industries named Rob Gledhill company president. He has been with the company 25 years and was instrumental in the development and launch of the Pro-Series and Proseries-AM lines of metering pumps and flowmeters. Gledhill also helped develop new production methods in the machining and assembly phases of the manufacturing process, and more efficient packaging and shipping processes.

BASF Signs Water Solutions Agreements
BASF signed an exclusive agreement with Pochteca, a Mexican-based raw materials supplier, for the distribution of its Water Solutions portfolio throughout Mexico and Central America. Product lines include BASF’s Zetag, Magnaflox LT, Burst, Magnasol and Antiprex brands.



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