Wastewater treatment solutions
Fluence Corp. Ltd. (White Plains, N.Y.); www.fluencecorp.com
The Aspiral™ family of decentralized, smart-packaged wastewater is a modular solution that reduces aeration energy consumption by as much as 90% as compared to conventional wastewater treatment methods, making it ideal for small- to medium-sized installations serving small towns, villages, residential communities, resorts, hotels, and commercial complexes. The system offers several sized models, with treatment capacities per unit ranging from 20 to 350 m3/d (5200 to 92,000 gal/d), depending on effluent requirements and design temperature. The Aspiral™ L3, which treats up to 300 m³/d (80,000 gal/d) of raw municipal wastewater, is equipped with all internal air and wastewater piping and arrives ready for fast installation and start-up. The Aspiral™ S1 and M2 models treat up to 50 m³/d (14,000 gal/d) and 115 m³/d (30,000 gal/d) of raw municipal wastewater, respectively and include internal clarifiers and integral pre-treatment screen.
Wanner Engineering Inc. (Minneapolis); www.wannereng.com
The Hydra-Cell T100 series high pressure pumps feature corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel pump heads and an expanded choice of diaphragm materials, valve materials, and actuating oils. With flow rates as much as 26 gal/min. (98 L/min; 891 b/d) and discharge pressures to 5000 lb/in2 (345 bar), the system is designed for a variety of applications including salt water disposal, salt water injection, bulk transfer, and hydraulic lift in oil fields, as well as steam generation, reverse osmosis in water and wastewater treatment, and mine dewatering. Featuring a seal-less, multiple-diaphragm design, the pumps eliminate hazardous volatile organic compounds emissions along with clean-up and disposal costs of packed-pump leakage. The design also eliminates the need for external lubrication and maintenance as well as plunger wear problems associated with packing.
MSA Safety Inc.(Cranberry Township, Pa.); www.MSAsafety.com
The next-generation FL500 optical flame detector offers a wide field of view as much as 130° for optimum protection. The system features three external LED indicators for local verification by technicians of normal operation, fault conditions, and alarms. On-board relays provide flexible detector status communications, with automated plant safety and control systems via HART, Modbus, 4-20 mA sink, or source communications. Designed with continuous optical-path monitoring, the detector conducts its own self-check every 2 minutes. The detector also can be tested with the explosion proof TL105 test lamp, which simulates the flickering of a fire and provides a high-energy, broadband radiation source that emits energy in both the ultraviolet and infrared spectra to safely activate the flame sensors.
Portable drum handler
Liftomatic Material Handling Inc. (Buffalo Grove, Ill.); www.liftomatic.com
The C1D1-DCM power drum transporter is completely powered and self-contained handling device for lifting, lowering, and moving all types of steel, plastic, and fiber drums.
The unit incorporates a completely electrically enclosed and spark-free power drive, as well as power lift and lower for moving drums quickly and efficiently. The models offer users several benefits including protection for “EE” and “EX” rated environments. Features include a steering/throttle handle for forward/reverse drive, lift and lower, and tight turning radius for tight aisle and restricted workspace facilities. The transporter offers a standard lift height of 20 in. to allow for palletizing on standard or spill pallets and handles up to 1000# per drum. The power system can negotiate inclines and offers the ability to load/unload trucks and shipping containers.
Solinst Canada Ltd. (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada); www.solinst.com
The LevelVent is a vented version of Solinst Levelogger. The system uses a vented pressure transducer for reliable, accurate (0.05% full scale) datalogging of water levels that are automatically and barometrically compensated. The system combines pressure and temperature sensors, a 10-year battery, and a datalogger for up to 120,000 data sets within a 7/8 in.-x-7 in. (22 mm-x-178 mm) stainless steel housing. The system also features a robust, low maintenance design. Hydrophobic filters and permanent desiccants provide moisture protection for the lifetime of the instrument. Durable, custom designed vented cables are available to 500 ft.
Wastewater washer compactor
Duperon Corp. (Saginaw, Mich.); www.duperon.com
The Wastewater Washer Compactor transports compacted debris that is collected by a bar screen in a water resource recovery facility as much as 40 ft in any direction without the energy usage and layout challenges of a traditional motorized conveyance system. The technology eliminates maintenance requirements and provides an innovative method for managing compacted screenings without additional equipment.
Tattile (Brescia, Italy); www.tattile.com
The S12MP smart camera is designed for applications requiring high-speed and compact size including the semiconductor industry and two- and three-dimensional analysis. The camera is a powerful combination of a 12 Megapixel CMOS global shutter image sensor, the Xilinx Zynq 7030 processor, and a Kintex7 FPGA, with 125K work together to achieve acquisition speeds up to 300 frames/sec. at full resolution that can be further increased by partializing the acquisition and reducing the image size. This synergy, along with the open platform Linux OS or the easy to program Nautilus software tool, makes the camera perfectly designed for online inspection, robotics, and three-dimensional measurement systems.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (Wilmington, Mass.); www.wmftg.com
The Qdos metering pump boosts productivity and cuts chemical wastage via more accurate, linear, and repeatable metering than conventional solenoid or stepper-driven diaphragm metering pumps. The pump is suitable for both remote static and mobile battery-powered applications. Typical uses of the 12-24V DC version include agricultural seed coating and crop irrigation, remote water treatment/sampling, potable water refining, and on-truck pumping operations. For very remote applications, the pump runs on batteries that can be recharged via solar cells, other renewable energy sources, or split-charge relays. The pump is self- contained and does not require additional components.
Phoenix Contact (Middletown, Pa.); www.phoenixcontact.com
The Quint Cap and Quint Buffer modules provide several seconds of backup time, starting at less than 20 milliseconds after power loss to critical applications. These new modules are the ideal solution for applications that cannot lose power for the slightest power disturbance. The battery alternatives use capacitors, which give them a long service life and mean time between failure. This creates worry-free power, without the need for an uninterruptible power supply for sensitive devices that could reboot with a short interruption of power.
BJM (Old Saybrook, Conn.); www.bjmpumps.com
The KB220 dewatering pump, pumps as much as 810 gal/min. This 30 hp addition to the company’s KB series is available in 460 or 575 volts and offers a maximum head to 186 ft. The pump features the same benefits as the KB series, including the ability to move settled solids with chrome iron agitator; no leaks because of its advanced double mechanical seal design, with separate lip seal, long reliable service, longer run times with top rated (NEMA) Class H motor insulation 356° (180°C), embedded thermal sensors in the motor windings to protect the motor from overheating, and durable, heavy duty power and Seal Minder® cable for operating in harsh construction environments.
Oil accumulator system
Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. (Elmhurst, Ill.); www.valmatic.com
The Skid Mounted Oil Accumulator systems are commonly used in facilities to provide clean and reliable supply pressure to cylinder operated control valves even after power failure. Model OA is a closed-loop, self-contained unit, which requires no external air or oil to operate. This model is comprised of five components, which include atmospheric oil sump, hydropneumatic tank, dual oil pumps, dual air compressors, and the electrical panel. The company offers systems that can handle as much as 400 gal.
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions (Trevose, Pa.); www.suezwatertechnologies.com
The ZeeWeed 700B-RMS provides one of the largest surface area modules, which allows customers greater treatment capacity in the same footprint. The integrated header concept in the system makes upgrading existing systems simple by replacing the module and rack to gain added treatment capacity. The system’s inside-out ultrafiltration membranes can be used for drinking water, seawater reverse osmosis pre-treatment, and tertiary treatment for water reuse. They are suitable for both new and retrofit water treatment projects.
Toter® (Charlotte, N.C.); www.toter.com
The redesigned front-end loader line offers the toughness and strength of steel without the noise, corrosion, or added weight. Other features include steel rod reinforcement, ribbed bottom wear chimes for enhanced durability, double-walled lift pockets to distribute weight for maximum pocket strength, and integrated bumpers to protect the container. The models also feature quick change caster brackets and replaceable lift pockets. They are purpose-built for heavy-duty applications using the company’s proprietary Advanced Rotational Molding™ process, which ensures durability, provides additional reinforcements, and reduces the risk of cracking.
Chromasens (Poway, Calif.); www.chromasens.com
The 3DPIXA dual 200 µm HR employs factory-calibrated, stereo cameras that enable the simultaneous acquisition of 2D-color images along with either a height map or 3D-point cloud. The camera is ideal in surface inspection of automobiles for cosmetic flaws like dings, dents, and wrinkles in body panels, as well as for detection of functional flaws such as irregularities on the bearing surfaces of automotive rocker arms or the correct spacing and size of mounting holes on disk brake pads. The camera also can verify the presence or absence of parts and the correctness of their shapes in the case of gears, which can have missing or malformed teeth. It can be used in assembly verification to ensure error-free assembly, as is the case with closure panels that include doors, hoods, lift gates, and tail gates.