Stormwater control calculator
Construction EcoServices (Houston); www.constructionecoservices.com
The smartPOND takes passive stormwater controls and gives them brains, allowing for either pre-programmed stormwater quantity and/or quality management that actively measures, settles pollutants, and releases stormwater to match your regulatory regime, as well as application-based, real-time automation that allows you to retain or release water at the tip of your fingers. The built-in telemetry makes users aware of upcoming system maintenance needs, sending alerts to users’ smartphones/email, with advanced notice of battery, solar panel, or other component maintenance needs. The system is the intelligent choice for your automated detention, retention, stormwater quality, or rainwater harvesting system.
Victaulic Bermad Technologies (Houston); www.bermad.com
The C50 is a highly quality combination of air valve for a variety of sewage and wastewater networks and operating conditions. The valve evacuates air during pipeline filling, allows efficient release of air from pressurized pipes, and enables large volumes air intake during network draining to prevent pipeline damage. With its advanced aerodynamic design, cleaning ports, double orifice, and robust corrosion-free composite design, this valve provides excellent protection against air/gas accumulation and vacuum formation with excellent sealing even under low pressure conditions. The valve is available in 2 in. and 3 in.
Krausz USA (Ocala, Fla.); krauszusa.com
The HYMAX 2 is the next generation of the HYMAX coupling, which introduced wide range couplings with two top-facing bolts and dynamic deflection. The coupling’s two top-facing bolts eliminate the need for extensive under pipe digging. The coupling features a T-handle to make it easy to carry and adjust on the pipe and can absorb post-installation dynamic pipe deflection of up to 4 degrees on each end, reducing the risk of damage and cracking due to ground shifts and temperature changes. The coupling has a range of up to 1.3 in. and can connect pipes of different materials and diameters.
Variable frequency drives
Unitronic (Laval, Quebec, Canada); www.unitronics.com
The variable frequency drives optimize machine performance, save energy, and lower machine lifecycle costs across a range of applications, including packaging, conveyance and material handling, machining, pump and fan applications, and more. The system seamlessly integrates with their existing lines of programmable logic controller and human-machine interface all-in-one controllers, including UniStream®, Vision™, and Samba™. Other features include EMC built-in filters; wall, flange, and rail mounting options; extended operating range; modbus RTU fieldbus; built-in braking units, sensorless vector and torque control, safe torque off; and heavy-duty overload capacity.
Drum handling system
Liftomatic Material Handling Inc. (Buffalo Grove, Ill.); [email protected]
The 3A-HD-BHDL is a fully automatic and mechanical below-hook attachment that can be used to lift 55-gal drums from an overhead position for placement to or from many containment devices, scales, pallets, or similar handling requirements. The drums remain in a vertical position while lifted and/or transported with the unit. The unit has a working capacity of up to 3000 lb/drum. The 3-point connection maintains the drum’s integrity during the lifting process. A cutting-edge “intuitive-lock” engagement system ensures the radial arms remain in the locked position until the load is placed in its final resting location. The system can be attached to any overhead lifting hoist or can be affixed to Liftomatic’s model FTB-3 forklift adapter, allowing the unit to be used from the underside of a set of forklift forks.
Phoenix Contact (Middletown, Pa.); www.phoenixcontact.com
The VAL-US series offers remote status indication, which enables the user to easily monitor surge-protective devices status. The high-capacity plugs offer a high degree of protection. They are robust enough to protect devices either over time or in moments of high transients. Additionally, the plug’s key alignment prevents the plugs from being inserted into the incorrect voltage systems. The series has been developed with products specifically configured for single-phase, split-phase, three-phase, delta, and high-leg delta.
MSA Safety Inc.(Cranberry, Pa.); www.MSAsafety.com
The TriGas monitoring system featuring Ultima® X3 technology delivers a safety solution that provides reliable protection against confined space oxygen deficiency, hydrogen sulfide leaks, and combustible gases (methane). The portable design of the versatile system makes it perfect for use in confined spaces for extended time periods. With additional mounting feet and a handle, the unit can be placed near the entrance to confined space areas. It is designed to meet NFPA 820 fire protection in resource recovery facilities, OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.148 confined space, and ANSI 2117.1-1989 safety requirements.
Triplepoint Environmental (Oak Park, Ill.); www.tpenv.com
The NitrOx+D process features thermally regulated nitrification–denitrification reactors that remove total nitrogen from lagoon effluent. When winter wastewater temperatures fall, the reactors heat up the water, just a few degrees, to fosters the necessary biomass to rapidly nitrify and then denitrify. The process integrates with existing infrastructure and can be configured to address biochemical oxygen demand problems while economically achieving near complete total inorganic nitrogen, nitrate, and ammonia removal at any lagoon temperature.
SL-DOG iOS and Android app
InfoSense Inc. (Charlotte, N.C.); www.infosense.com
The Sewer Line Data OrGanizer (SL-DOG®) iOS and Android app help field operators manage acoustic inspection data collected by the sewer line rapid assessment tool (SL-RAT®). The SL-DOG app enables operators, while in the field and conducting acoustic inspections, to simultaneously add asset identifications (IDs) and field notes in real time. The app automatically syncs any field notes into the SL-DOG cloud-based portal. This enables field operators to efficiently tie the data to specific asset IDs while streamlining back office data management.
Ixom Watercare Inc. (Centennial, Colo.); www.ixom.com
The Water Selector™ (patent pending) focuses on preventing source water issues from ever leaving the source and is a key part of effective raw water treatment and an integral component of a comprehensive reservoir management program. By continuously real-time monitoring reservoir water quality over the entire depth profile and allowing operators to choose the raw water they want to treat with active withdrawal control, the system will reduce chemical costs, reduce risk of negative treatment outcomes, and improve treatment facility and reservoir management capital improvement planning.
WesTech Engineering (Salt Lake City); www.westech-inc.com
The RapiSand Plus™ package water treatment system is designed with a comprehensive process of ballasted flocculation followed by media filtration. This product innovatively combines clarification and filtration into a single unit, resulting in excellent water quality. The system is ideal for small- to medium-sized plants, which effectively treats high solids waters, flashy waters, and difficult-to-treat waters under challenging conditions.
Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus
Gas Clip Technologies (Cedar Hill, Texas); www.gascliptech.com
The Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus is a portable four-gas detector, which runs for 3 years without charging or calibration. Sensor or battery replacement is not necessary. The infrared lower explosive limit sensor technology is the secret to the long-lasting durability of this low maintenance detector. The system reliably tests for hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, oxygen, and combustible gases 24/7, even in oxygen-deficient or oxygen-enriched environments.
Concrete inspection tool
PICA Corp. (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada); www.picacorp.com
The SeeSnake raft tool is designed for concrete cylinder pipe examination. The tool detects cylinder corrosion and wire breaks. The tool can be inserted through a manway into a drained pipe and pulled by tether to the next manway. Other features include very high resolution, and pits as small as 1 in. x 50% deep.
Salher (Madrid, Spain); www.salher.com
The VESPA® is a fully automated compact and modular dissolved air flotation designed to treat and reduce high concentrations of suspendedmatters including solids, emulsified oil, and grease from wastewater for flows up to 20 m3/h. The system is a robust and ultra-resistant plug- and-play solution that is provided with all accessories for an optimal efficiency. The system also features an adjustable height water collector flexible to contaminating loads variations, a leveling system for installation in uneven grounds, and a transparent methacrylate cover for easy cleaning and odor-free supervision.
Microbial testing system
Pathogen Detection Systems Inc. (TECTA-PDS; Kingston, Ontario, Canada); www.tecta-pds.com
The TECTA-PDS core technology is the TECTA B16 testing instrument and TECTAlert individual test cartridges. This system provides fully automated microbiological testing for major water quality parameters including E. coli, total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and enterococcus. The system was developed with incredible ease of use, allowing virtually anyone to conduct advanced microbiological testing anywhere at any time. The system continually monitors the water sample and provides results at the earliest possible moment. The reporting and communications process are fully automated, with reports stored within the instrument as well as being sent via email to multiple sources.
DelVal Flow Controls (Cypress, Texas); delvalflow.com
The Series 50 Resilient Seated Butterfly Valve features a top plate double drilled to fit ISO 5211 dimensions and standard secondary bolt circle dimensions. All handles, gear operators, and pneumatic DelTorq actuators are designed to mount directly to the company’s valves. The unique Center-LOK seat design virtually eliminates any seat movement during the seating and unseating of the disc.
Pall Water (Cortland, N.Y.); www.pallwater.com
The Aria™ SMARTBOX real-time system monitor provides users with remote monitoring so they quickly understand their system’s performance anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The system provides customers with insight to system performance with intuitive dashboards, customizable historic system trends, automatic reports, and real-time alerts. The tool enables customers to proactively identify and resolve any potential issues to prevent downtime and maintain water quality.
Badger Meter (Milwaukee); www.badgermeter.com
The E-Series Ultrasonic meters for commercial applications for high measurement accuracy and long-term reliability. With extended flow ranges, the meters are ideal for measuring potable cold water in commercial and industrial applications. The meters feature open flow tube design; fully electronic with programmable registration and reporting features; long-term sustained accuracy within ± 1.5% and extended flow accuracy within ± 3%. The meters are fully submersible to withstand harsh environments and are compatibility with the company’s ORION® family of endpoints.
Electro-Chemical Devices (Anaheim, Calf.); ecdi.com
The Ammonium HYDRA-DS analyzer measures the nutrient load in rivers, streams, and lakes as well as water resource recovery facility’s aeration basins. The system determines the concentration of dissolved ammonium as nitrogen in water. The sensor uses three electrodes to determine ammonia-nitrogen, concentrations ammonium, potassium, and pH (acidity versus alkalinity levels). In addition, the analyzer operates over a wide measurement range from 0.1 to 14,000 ppm, with a T90 response time of 1 min. Accuracy is ±3% of reading (dependent on calibration). The sensors operate over a flow rate range from 0.1 to 3.0 min./section, and operating temperature range is from 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C).
CORTEC (Houma, La.); www.uscortec.com
The CRV26 PRV provides a complete line of high-end valves designed and manufactured to specific project specifications. The valve is engineered to protect drilling systems against the dangers of over pressurization. The valve is suitable for frac system relief, mud pump relief, managed pressure drilling, and is compatible with API 6A and NACE MR0175 requirements.
Endress+Hauser (Reinach, Switzerland); www.us.endress.com
The Memosens CCS50D chlorine dioxide sensor supports safe and effective disinfection for clean drinking water, pathogen-free cooling water, and high-quality process water. The sensor features a convex membrane made of dense, dirt-repellent material, which prevents soiling and makes it extremely resistant to biofouling. Ultrasonic welding of the membrane to the sensor cap ensures its integrity, preventing dilution of the electrolyte.
Master Bond (Hackensack, N.J.); www.masterbond.com
The EP41S-6 is a thermally stable compound possessing a glass transition temperature of 145 to 150°C and serviceability from -62 to +260°C (-80 to +500°F). the compound offers a high dielectric strength of 440 volts/mil at 75°F for a 0.125 in. thickness. The optimal cure schedule for the compound is overnight at room temperature, followed by 6 to 8 hours of heat curing at 150 to 250°F. With a mixed viscosity of 30,000 to 40,000 cps at 24°C (75°F), this compound features good flow properties, making it ideal for sealing and potting applications for electrical feedthroughs across various industries.
Remote access solution
Moxa (Brea, Calif.); www.moxa.com
The Remote connect suite provides an easier and more secure way to connect to remote machines and equipment to perform critical troubleshooting, maintenance, data acquisition, and device management. The system is designed for industrial Internet of Things environments. The remote connection management platform includes server and client software along with a hardware gateway to seamlessly bridge the gap between field devices, engineers, and application servers for greater visibility and support. The system auto-configuration function makes installation "plug-and-play" simple with no need for extensive knowledge and no requirement to configure VPNs, perform complex firewall settings, or reconfigure IP addresses.
NewTek Sensor Solutions (Pennsauken, N.J.); www.newteksensors.com
The HT-1000 LVDTs provide a ratiometric output for reduced thermal error that results in extremely low thermal sensitivity over a wide temperature range. In addition to offering linearity of ±0.5% of full range, the system offers unlimited mechanical and electrical life as well as high reliability due to the absence of friction and contact between the core and coil. The frictionless operation of the linear position sensor combined with the induction function by which it operates, provides for truly infinite resolution, with the only limitation on resolution posed by the readability of the external electronics.
Rotary screw blower
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC (Houston); www.atlascopco.com
The ZS4VSD+ is designed for peak efficiency and maximum reliability through several new features. A brand-new screw element and permanent magnet motor combine to provide the most efficient compression across its entire flow range. This feature has reduced the blower’s footprint by nearly 50%.
Siemens AG (Munich, Germany); www.siemens.com
The Scalance M804PB device allows existing machines and facilities with Simatic S7-300/S7-400 to be connected to Ethernet networks via Profibus/multi-point interfaces. Users can connect older machines and facilities directly to the Sinema remote connect management platform for remote networks. Secured communication takes place via a virtual private network tunnel, which easily can be configured and administered via Sinema remote connect. The device has totally integrated automation (TIA) portal cloud connector functionality, which enables users to easily access existing Profibus units from centrally administered engineering tools such as the TIA portal or Step 7 from version 5.5.
Krausz USA (Ocala, Fla.); www.krauszusa.com
The HYMAX GRIP 16-in. restraint coupling features only four top-facing bolts for installers to tighten and a stab-fit, one-piece design. The top-facing bolts eliminate under-digging for space to crawl under the pipe to tighten bolts while the stab-fit, one-piece design allows for easier and faster installation, eliminating such problems as losing bolts. Capable of gripping and connecting pipes with 70 t of power, the chain offers circular restraint around the pipe, unlike typical wedge-style restraints that point-load the pipe and make it weaker. The coupling can absorb post-installation dynamic pipe deflection of up to 4 degrees on each end, reducing the risk of damage and cracking due to ground shifts and temperature changes.
Aqua-Aerobic Systems Inc. (Loves Park, Ill.); www.aquauf.com
The Aqua-Aerobic® membrane systems feature no-break Aqua MultiBore® membranes. The systems are available in both polymeric and ceramic options. Each system is designed to effectively remove suspended solids, particulate phosphorus, viruses, and other harmful impurities resulting in safe, high quality water. Every membrane system is designed specifically for the application. The type of membrane used, polymeric or ceramic, is dependent on waste characteristics, treatment objectives, and the best economical solution. The systems are ideal for drinking water, surface water, industrial water, tertiary wastewater, and reuse applications requiring low effluent suspended solids or phosphorus.
Mueller Water Products Inc. (Atlanta); www.muellerwaterproducts.com
The Super Centurion A-403 fire hydrant features a two-piece ductile iron upper barrel with a nozzle section that can be separated from the traffic section by removing two high strength bolts, making seat replacement or traffic repair simple and quick. The hydrant has a traffic flange; 5.25-in. fully encapsulated, reversible main valve; a durable polyurethane top coat; and automatic oil lubrication. In addition, all internal components, nozzles, and repair parts are fully interchangeable with the Super Centurion 250 hydrant.
Ultrasonic water meter
Itron Inc. (Liberty Lake, Washington); www.itron.com
The Intelis Water Meter is the company’s first ultrasonic water metering solution, which enables utilities to take advantage of the power of data. When coupled with its multi-purpose network, the meter provides information necessary for utilities to better manage the delivery and use of water. Key features include no hardware maintenance, no moving parts, real-time intelligence, real-time alarms and flow data coupled with an open-way riva water module, and high-quality hardware.
SPX FLOW Inc. (Frankfurt, Germany); www.spxflow.com
The ClydeUnion CUP-BB5 is the latest generation of high-pressure, multi-stage, barrel-case pump designed to the latest application programming interface specifications. The pumps comply with the most stringent global oil industry requirements. Engineered in various configurations to match process needs, the pump is ideal for applications, including seawater injection, produced water reinjection, flow-line displacement, crude oil pipeline, natural gas liquids pipeline, refinery process charging, gas treatment, boiler feed, and refined product pipeline distribution. The pump is available with opposed or inline impeller arrangements, volute or diffuser-based hydraulics, foot or centreline mounting, and a choice of construction materials from carbon steels to super duplex.
Liquid-level pump controller
ATC Diversified Electronics (Newell, WVa.); www.marshbellofram.com
The LPC series liquid-level pump controller is an 8-pin, plug-in conductive unit that uses two probes to sense tank level and enables users to select the mode of operation — drain or fill. In drain mode (pump down), the output relay picks up and the LED turns on when liquid reaches the high-level probe. The relay drops out and the LED turns off when liquid falls below the low-level probe. In fill mode (pump up), the output relay picks up and the LED turns on when liquid falls below the low-level probe. The relay drops out and the LED turns off when liquid reaches the high-level probe.