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Recharger chambers modified

CULTEC has modified its Recharger V8HD size parameters. The chamber is now 32 inches high and 60 inches wide, with a bare chamber capacity of 8.68 cubic feet per linear foot, and is typically installed 66 inches on center. In connection with the size modifications, CULTEC updated the Recharger V8HD parameters in HydroCAD and its own CAD detail sheets and Stormwater Design Calculator.
Design professionals who use HydroCAD to model CULTEC chambers need to download the latest version of HydroCAD software updates to continue designing with the Recharger V8HD accurately. Users with an active HydroCAD registration can download the updated version with the following link: To correctly model with the Recharger V8HD, customers need to choose the Recharger V8I HD (Intermediate) to make up the intermediate sections of a row and one of the V8S HD (Starter) and V8E HD (End) for each row in their model.

Economical solution to reducing stormwater litter

As municipalities everywhere address litter in their total maximum daily load, they seek proven methods that will capture the debris with the least amount of daily assistance and maintenance. StormX is a powerful and economical solution that will stop the flow of both floatable and non-floatable trash and debris as small as 5 mm in size. StormX is constructed of stainless steel hubs anchored into concrete for a weir configuration or secured directly to concrete or steel pipe outfalls with reusable commercial grade nets. Trash and debris flows with stormwater runoff into the system where the nets capture the trash and allow the water to continue to flow unimpeded. The construction of StormX allows for the weirs and nets to assist with sediment fallout and collection without flooding.

Easily capture trash and debris from outfall lines

The StormX full capture netting system by Storm Water Systems turns outfall lines and the ends of pipes into the end of the road for trash, litter and debris that finds its way into stormwater runoff.
Storm Water Systems added the system as a tool in the company’s arsenal against North America’s trash-filled waterways because of its powerful hub and net design coupled with a high success rate (zero failures in Australia for more than 15 years). As municipalities everywhere address litter in their total maximum daily load, they seek proven methods that will capture the debris with the least amount of daily assistance and maintenance. StormX is a powerful and economical solution that will stop the flow of both floatable and non-floatable trash and debris as small as five millimetres in size.
StormX is constructed of stainless steel hubs anchored into concrete for a weir configuration or secured directly to concrete or steel pipe outfalls with reusable commercial grade nets.
Trash and debris flows with stormwater runoff into the system where the nets capture the trash and allow the water to continue to flow unimpeded. The construction of StormX allows for the weirs and nets to assist with sediment fallout and collection without flooding. The system’s built-in overflow mechanisms allow for heavy runoff to flow unimpeded during a heavy rain event.
The StormX system is available in a variety of standard sizes ranging from 18 to 60 inches in diameter and can be custom fabricated for most pipes when needed. Regular maintenance is readily accessible with reusable nets that are easily detached and emptied manually, or with mechanical assistance using standard public works equipment.

The Water Environment Federation and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association announce new partnership

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) — a not-for-profit organization that educates and represents the decentralized systems and onsite wastewater treatment profession — have announced a significant new partnership that took effect on February 1, 2010. Passed in January by the organizations’ boards of trustees, the resolution formalizes a three-year agreement to closely collaborate and promote a shared vision of an integrated and holistic approach to water, stormwater, and wastewater management.

Free flow of stormwater

Tideflex Check Valves are popular with coastal and inland municipalities for stormwater systems. The all-elastomer design of the Tideflex Check Valve allows for free flow of stormwater while preventing backflow from canals, streams, rivers and oceans. The TF-1 Curved Bill Tideflex Check Valve is designed to enhance sealing, especially in low-lying areas with little backpressure. The valve is constructed entirely of rubber, making it virtually immune to rust, corrosion and weathering. The curved bill of the TF-1 seals without backpressure, allowing for a tighter seal that eliminates gapping issues. The TF-1 also has a strong spring steel spine, enabling it to handle long-term water weight. The spine is at a greater vertical angle, making the TF-1 able to withstand the cantilever effect.

Controller for pressure booster applications

CSI Controls introduces the CSCPC4 controller for pressure booster applications. The CSCPC4 microprocessor-based controller is specifically designed for constant pressure applications using variable frequency drives (VFDs). Capable of controlling up to four VFDs, the CSCPC4 controller features P.I.D, control, automatic alternation, data logging and communication capabilities. The backlit graphic display allows the operator to monitor pressure, pump speeds, and alarm status at a glance.

Electromagnetic meter

The Krohne WATERFLUX 3070 is an electromagnetic water meter for applications in the water and wastewater industry. Its 15 year battery life makes it suited to applications where no power is available. The device also has the option of a GSM module for remote transmission of measurement data and status information. Thanks to extremely short inlet and outlet installation requirements, the WATERFLUX 3070 can be installed in very narrow wells and chambers.

Megaflex valve handles stormwater overflow

Red Valve’s large-diameter Type A Megaflex Pinch Valve is ideal to handle stormwater overflows. The Megaflex offers full-port opening, no moving parts, no external actuator and the ability to close drop-tight on entrapped solids. The elastomer sleeve is the only wetted part. This 72-inch Megaflex valve is one of three installed in a major Midwestern city using the sewer system for stormwater storage. Available in sizes from 30 to 96 inches.

Machine fuses HDPE pipes

Two McElroy DynaMc Auto models are now available for fusing high-density polyethylene pipes sized from 63 mm up to 340 mm. The DynaMc Auto 250 and 412 are McElroy’s newest fusion machines. McElroy designed the low interfacial pressure DynaMc Auto machines to be extremely powerful and sturdy, while maintaining a small, portable and modular design. The DynaMc Autos are also ideal for in-ditch fusion situations. The DynaMc Auto 250 machine is capable of fusing pipes sized from 63 mm to 250 mm. The 412 machine has fusion capabilities from 110 mm to 340 mm. Both machines are comprised of five components – the control unit, facer, power unit, heater and jaw carriage.

Municipal/industrial Magmeter

Omega's new FMG-1000 series is as economical as a mechanical meter and is simple to maintain. With no moving parts and electrodes designed to discourage fouling, this device requires less frequent maintenance in applications in which debris or sand would impede mechanical meters. It comes with a built-in pulse output for data logging or telemetry. Solar power and a data logger option are also available. This product is for use in municipal or industrial water and wastewater applications.

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System monitors up to 144 points

Sensaphone’s most advanced remote monitoring system, the SCADA 3000, is now available with Ethernet capabilities. This new feature allows facility managers and other approved personnel to access live status, alarm history and other advanced information from any computer within a specified computer network for added convenience. The SCADA 3000 connects easily to a PC host and offers the highest level of monitoring, data logging and alarm notification. It comes packaged with Windows-compatible software to track 16 universal inputs and eight relay outputs. Expansion input and output modules make it possible to monitor up to 144 total points, so the system’s capabilities can grow with any given application. The unit monitors critical environmental conditions and alerts facility managers of changes in temperature, power failures and surges, pressure, timers, alarms, excess humidity, water on the floor, intrusion and more. The SCADA 3000 will send facility managers notifications via phone, fax, text message, numeric page and e-mail. With the new Ethernet capacity, operators can easily access alarm activity, reports and additional data.

Unit fully integrated into SCADA platform

Emerson’s Bristol ControlWave remote terminal unit (RTU) technology has been fully integrated into its Ovation SCADA platform, translating into a number of benefits for municipalities and utilities, including improved water/ wastewater process control reliability, and reduced operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.

WebAlert ideal for wastewater treatment

WebAlert seamlessly web-enables installed equipment, providing local and remote access to vital system information, without the need to physically visit remote sites. WebAlert monitors and datalogs digital and analog inputs from virtually any installed device, and instantly notifies on-site and remote personnel of any alarm conditions. It’s the perfect solution for applications in wastewater treatment, environmental remediation, food and beverage, and remote chemical inventory management.

Dual mode thermometer

REOTEMP’s dual mode thermometer (model DMT) provides both local and remote temperature monitoring in one instrument. It combines the dependability of a bimetal with the accuracy of an RTD or thermocouple. This rugged dual-sensor system puts two sensors in one thermowell and allows for easy tie-in to process control. Both sensors are NIST traceable and easily calibrated. The DMT seemlessly replaces existing thermometers or RTD/thermocouple assemblies. The REO-TEMP DMT has a standard lead time of five to seven days and is available in a variety of dial sizes, stem configurations, temperature ranges, output connections and sensors.

Remote monitoring system works over Wi-finetwork

The HOBO U30/Wi-fiRemote Monitoring System is a web-based monitoring system that provides real-time, remote access to energy and environmental data over any Wi-finetwork. HOBOlink allows users to access current and historical data, set alarm notifications and relay activations, and control the system from their computer. The HOBO U30/Wi-fiprovides around-the-clock monitoring of various types of renewable energy systems. Quickly plug in sensors and connect to Wi-finetworks without cables or wiring. The system alarms for instant notification of any system problems that may occur, and sensors are available for measuring air temperature, relative humidity, sunlight, wind, kW, kWh, AC voltage, AC amps, DC amps, pressure, CO2, and more.

Temperature data logger with flexible probe

The OM-CP-H I T E M P -150FP is a small, rugged, reusable temperature data logger specifically designed for deployment in harsh environments. This data logger comes standard with a flexible silicone rubber cable, penetration style stainless steel probe, and stainless steel body. It features a programmable start time, real time operation, and an extended temperature range, all at an economical price. Data analysis is easy using the accompanying Windows software and NIST Calibration certificates are available. The extended temperature range is recommended for use in autoclaves, medical and pharmaceutical labs, food preparation and processing plants, dishwashers, and other applications involving extreme temperatures.

FTIR software for quantitative analysis

AutoQuant Pro is the new generation of automated, multi-component, quantitative analysis software for use on Midac Corporation’s industrial FTIR spectrometer systems. The completely redesigned, updated, and upgraded package builds upon over six years of successful field experience with MIDAC’s original AutoQuant software – and provides significant added value to MIDAC’s rugged line of industrial FTIR spectrometer systems.

Data collection platform

The DataLogic 3000 data collection platform is ready to meet environmental managers’ data acquisition, processing, control (SCADA) and communications requirements.

Thermocouple data logger

Lascar Electronics has extended its range of stand-alone USB data loggers with the introduction of the EL-USB-TC thermocouple data logger. Capable of accepting input from a J, K or T-Type thermocouple via a mini-thermocouple connector at the base of the unit, the EL-USB-TC can measure temperatures from -328°F to +2372° F / -200° to 1300° C depending on the type of sensor used. Each logger is supplied with free configuration software, a K-type probe and a 1/2AA lithium battery. Once the software is loaded on the host PC, plug the EL-USB-TC logger directly into the USB port to configure it. Choices include naming the unit, selecting the type of thermocouple being used, choosing a sample rate, setting high and low alarms and finally determining when the unit needs to start logging – immediately or a delayed start.

Portable flow meter works from outside a pipe

Mount the strap-on ultrasonic sensor on the outside of a pipe and this PDFM 4.0 Portable Doppler Flow Meter shows flow rate instantly. It’s designed for flow troubleshooting and quick spot checks. Use the built-in, three-key calibration system to Enter #pipe diameter and the PDFM 4.0 will display and data log your choice of gallons, litres or any engineering units. AC/DC operation and the built-in, rechargeable battery powers the unit for 24 hours continuous operation. Standard features include a simple, 3-key calibration system, 4-20 mA output and a 50,000 point data logger. Windows software is included free with each PDFM 4.0. Retrieve data logs by dial-up or direct connection to the RS232 output. Display and store flow logs on your PC in graph or table format.

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Online analyzer software

Applied Analytics releases ECLIPSE Process 10, the newest version of its online analyzer software. By improving control over the detection system, ECLIPSE Process 10 allows for instantaneous user interface response. Furthermore, simultaneous Analysis and Calibration Methods (ACM) can now be configured. An ACM is essentially a method of calculation: a set of data and variables that both calibrate the instrument and determine the parameters of analysis. Using several ACMs simultaneously provides extensive insight into the condition of the process. The new software also includes diagnostics and reporting routines to continuously evaluate the performance of the system and trigger rapid action if required.

Differential pressure controller has LCD display

The Series DH3 differential pressure controller provides a 4-20 mA process output, two SPDT relays with adjustable deadbands, and a large, bright backlit LCD display. The DH3 offers simplified programming via a menu key that enables the user to select: security level; set point or set point and alarm operation; auto or manual alarm reset; English or metric engineering units; pressure, velocity or flow operation, K-factor for use with various Pitot tubes and flow sensors, circular or rectangular duct size for volumetric flow operation plus many more. The robust Photohelic gage style a l u m i n u m housing is rated NEMA 4X on the front face when properly installed in a control panel. The sensing element can detect low differential pressures down to 0.25 inches up to 100 inches. Bidirectional ranges are also available. These features make the DH3 Digihelic Differential Pressure Controller the ideal instrument for monitoring pressures in various rooms, zones and ducts in factories, laboratories or buildings.

24/7 controller units

Control Company’s 24-hour and traceable seven-day controller units combine a controller and an eight-outlet strip in a single package.The controllers can turn on chemical, water, or air pumps as part of a sampling process; warmup instruments at preset times; and automate testing, heating, mixing, or even feeding animals. Both have time-controlled and manual outlets.

Monitoring software

DevCom2000 PDA (Smart Device Communicator) for the PDA platform allows access to all the features and functionality available in the HART device DD on a handheld device. This includes monitoring and editing device variables and executing all device DD methods.

Self-cleaning filters

Schroeder Industries introduces its line of automatic self-cleaning filters. Water commonly used as the working fluid in process systems needs to be kept free of contaminants to protect the integrity of high grade components that are present in process fluid circuits. Solid particulates in water accelerate the rate of wear on system components such as spray nozzles, water valves, and pipelines and results in premature component failure. The system is a backflushing system for extracting particles from low viscosity fluids such as water and machine tool coolants and is ideal for applications where fluid flow cannot be interrupted and must be maintained at an acceptable cleanliness level. harshest wash-down environments used in any industry. Schroeder’s filters are available in a wide variety of sizes with various flowrates up to 33,000 gpm with ANSI flange sizes ranging from 2 to 36 inches.

Flow meter incorporates polyurethane liner

The ENVIRO-MAG 2000 magnetic flow meter for municipal water and waste-water treatment applications offers quick, simple and low-cost installation and commissioning. With no mechanically moving parts, the ENVIROMAG 2000 is maintenance-free. Its design incorporates a high-quality polyurethane liner with field-replaceable HC4 Hastelloy electrodes. The ENVIRO-MAG 2000 boasts a 2000:1 turndown with specified measuring accuracy. The ENVI-ROMAG 2000 offers a rapid response time with no obstructions, and is suitable for applications with process temperatures up to 176°F and pressures up to 580 psig.

Piping suitable for storm drainage, culverts

With Ultra-X2, IPEX has expanded its Ultra-Rib system, valued for its secure joints and straightforward installation, to include large-diameter 750 mm and 900 mm sizes. The move renders these systems suitable for a wider range of applications, from storm drainage to highway and culvert channels. With its dual-wall construction, Ultra-X2 pipes maintain both reliable hydraulic performance and solid strength characteristics. A smooth inner wall streamlines flow with a Manning’s ‘n’ value of 0.009, while a corrugated outer wall reinforces overall structural integrity, enabling use in demanding environments. Despite being designed for non-pressure applications, Ultra-X2 joints withstand hydrostatic pressures of up to 15 psi, making the pipe suitable not only for stormwater systems, but also surcharged sewers and high groundwater applications. Ultra-X2 is certified to CSA B182.4.

Formulas built into sensors

LPU-2428 Loop Powered Ultrasonic Level Sensors with microprocessor control internally perform volume, flow, and to-talization calculations. These IP65-rated sensors provide a one to 25-foot (0.3 to 7.62 m) detection range. They are spe-cifically designed for liquid flow-rate and volume measurement applications, and are also a good solution for determining distance and level. For determining flow rates, formulas for a variety of flumes and weirs are built into the sensors. These include Parshall flumes, cut-throat flumes, California-pipe weirs, rectangular weirs, and v-notch weirs.

Segmented wedge design is minimally invasive

The FreeFlow flow meter is a rugged, compact flow meter constructed of PVC, poly-etherimide and polycarbonate materials. Its simple segmented wedge design offers a low cost, reliable and minimally invasive measurement technique. Measuring accuracy of the FreeFlow flow meter is ±2% of range, with repeatability of ±1/2% of full scale. Lake engineers developed the new meter utilizing the segmented wedge differential pressure sensing technology to address the flow metering needs of OEM and integrated process monitoring and control applications.

Inlet guard protects drains, is easy to maintain

The Ultra-Inlet Guard keeps dirt, sand, sediment, trash and debris out of drains. It is quick and easy to install using built-in magnets – no more lifting of heavy catch basin grates. The Ultra-Inlet Guard is available in several sizes for street drains and combination drains. Custom sizes are also available. Heavy-duty, reinforced material allows up to 192 gal/ft2/min. through drains. Maintenance is easy: simply remove unit, shake off excess dirt, silt and sediment and put back in place. The low-profile design can be driven over and is unobtrusive to traffic and personnel.

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‘Quick Ship’program for common bearing, seal kits

With a large multistage centrifugal blower selection, Gardner Denver has been serving the water and wastewater treatment markets for more than 60 years. Gardner Denver is committed to providing superior customer support, including high quality replacement parts. Many parts affect overall blower performance, and poorly designed or manufactured parts can result in reduced performance or durability. Only genuine Gardner Denver parts can reliably meet the performance standards of the original blower design. In order to better meet the service needs of their customers, Gardner Denver announces ‘Quick Ship’ programs for many common bearing and seal kits, as well as other critical replacement parts. This program ensures that customers are not only getting factory parts, but are also receiving them in a timely manner.

Level transducer comes with optional EFTE cable

Pressure Systems, manufacturer of KPSI level and pressure transducers, offers its wa-terMONITOR datalogging level transducer with an optional ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluororethylene)-jacketed cable for increased durability and corrosion resistance in liquid level monitoring applications. ETFE is a fluoropolymer with excellent tensile strength and chemical resistance. This enables the waterMONITOR to excel in liquid level applications by eliminating concerns of cross-contamination or cable damage.This includes a wide variety of other liquid level applications, such as ground and surface water, open channel level measurement, well, lake, stream and reservoir level monitoring and watershed management.

RO membrane systems for wide range of flows

S a p p h i r e Group’s Reverse Osmosis membrane treatment systems are available for municipal and industrial water applications from 100 to 1,000,000 gallons per day. The company’s RO systems are cost-effective and reliable, significantly reducing ions like hardness, iron, manganese, sulphate, sodium, arsenic and nitrates to provide superior quality water. Small economical units to high-flow industrial units are de-signed with the proper flux rate to produce the required gallons per minute for any temperature. There are numerous features and options available to customize a system to fit the unique requirements of each individual application. Each unit is complete with Sapphire’s automation controls to guarantee high performance and ease of operation, with the choice of remote monitoring capabilities for larger systems. Many of the units are assembled on site.

No-purge groundwater sampler reduces costs

The HydraSleeve is a new way to collect discrete interval samples. With no need to purge or dispose of purge water, this groundwater sampler reduces costs by saving time. HydraSleeve samplers are inexpensive, disposable, and easy to use.

Mineral extraction pellet reactor system

Procorp Enterprises introduces a targeted mineral extraction pellet reactor system for industrial and municipal water treatment facilities. This modular, turn-key solution provides simple, sustainable water treatment by safely and quickly extracting high-purity minerals into a recycle bin before they become a plumbing problem.

Water treatment systems diffuse gases into liquids

Seair diffusion systems are an environmentally conscious alternative for industrial, commercial, and municipal water treatment applications. They diffuse gases into liquids, providing efficient aeration, ozona-tion, and pH adjustment capabilities. Seair systems diffuse oxygen, ozone, ambient air, and/or carbon dioxide into fluids, resulting in a supersaturated solution. The key to Seair’s patented diffusion technology is creating extremely small (five microns) micro-bubbles that enhance bubble surface area, achieving efficient mass transfer of gas to fluid and extended gas retention times.

Fully automatic, self-cleaning filtration systems

Stainless steel, carbon steel, NSF coating, hastelloy, titanium – whatever materials are required, ORIVAL will meet all customer specifications when manufacturing fully automatic self-cleaning filtration systems.With over 20 years of experience and sizes ranging from 3/4-inch to 24 inches, ORIVAL provides a wide spectrum of engineered filtration products for both municipal and industrial water and wastewater needs. Also contact ORIVAL for manifolds, valves, flange-to-flange systems and complete skid mounted products.

Chlorine drum scrubber removes chlorine from air

Filtration Systems, Inc., a division of Purafil U.S.A., recently announced the addition of the Chlorine Drum Scrubber (CDS) to its product line to remove more than 99.5 percent of chlorine from air in industrial, water and wastewater applications. The new scrubber canister is constructed with reinforced fiberglass for superior corrosion resistance against chlorine with chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) packing. The CDS is sized for airflows of 170, 510 and 850 m3/hr. Chlorine-laden air enters the bottom of the CDS and flows upward through the Chlorosorb Ultra dry-scrubbing media. All of the scrubber sizes are bulk-filled with Chlorosorb Ultra for 15 percent chlorine removal capacity, which is currently the highest in the market, according to its manufacturer.

Ultrasonic flow meter

E M C O ’s Sono-Trak Transit Time ultrasonic flow meter combines advanced non-invasive flow measurement technology with a versatile transmitter design to provide an accurate, maintenance-free, easy-to-install, and easy-to-use measuring system. Using only one set of transducers, the flow meter measures liquids for two-inch to 100-inch pipes. Features include: no moving parts to wear; flow meter maintenance is non-existent; rugged NEMA 6 rated transducers are fully submersible; and plus or minus two percent of rate accuracy. Typical installations take less than 30 minutes with the non-invasive, clamp-on design using all stainless steel quick clamps. No worries of flange requirements, pressure ratings, process liquid interaction issues, pipe vibrations or upstream transitions. Easy-to-read blue backlit display allows for quick flow meter setup, featuring EMCO’s patented menu-driven EZ-Logic user interface.

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