Clarifier package facility
Veolia Water Technologies (Boston); www.veolia.com
The Actiflo® clarifier package facility offers a compact high-rate water clarification process for both municipal and industrial markets for production of drinking water, industrial process water, wastewater treatment, and reuse. The range is based on the existing process that uses microsand and polymer in the flocculation tank to increase settling velocity to remove suspended solids and other contaminants. The process shows consistent and unparalleled results in handling fluctuating flows and contaminant concentrations. Three models have been added to the range, with several performance design improvements.
NETZSCH Pumps & Systems (Exton, Pa.); https://pumps.netzsch.com/en/
The TORNADO® T2, with innovative FSIP® (full-service-in-place) design is a self-priming, valveless, positive displacement pump, which is ideal for any kind of liquid, including media containing gas, solids, or fibrous matter. The pump is designed for maximum operational performance, high reliability, durability, ease of maintenance, and a low total life-cycle cost. The pump can be used for almost any media on intermittent, continuous, or metering applications.
Emergency repair clamp kit
Ford Meter Box Co. Inc. (Wabash, Ind.); www.fordmeterbox.com
The Emergency Repair Clamp Kit provides flexible pipe repair for many pipe sizes. Covering most pipe diameters between 4.50 in. and 30.75 in., this restockable kit equips any water utility for pipe emergencies. The kit contains various sizes of stainless steel bands with ethylene propylene diene terpolymer or Buna-N gaskets, an outside diameter (O.D.) tape, a repair-clamp sizing chart, and an O.D. chart.
Safety rope pull switches
OMEGA (Bienne, Switzerland); www.omega.com
The OMEGA® GLHD series of safety rope switches are designed to mount on machines and sections of conveyors, which cannot be protected by guards. These stainless steel heavy-duty switches will protect long conveyors up to 250 m (820 ft). Unlike traditional mushroom-head type emergency stop buttons, these safety rope switches can initiate the emergency command from any point along the installed rope length, provide robust emergency stop, and rope-pull protection for exposed conveyors or machines. All switches conform to ISO13850 and EN60947-5-5 and can survive indoors or outdoors.
Det-Tronics (Minneapolis, Minn.); www.det-tronics.com
SmokeWatch U5015 detectors utilize advanced photoelectric smoke detection technology not generally available in explosionproof housings. The detectors are rated Class I, Division 1 and 2 locations found in industrial and municipal wastewater applications. The detectors also carry FM 3230 certification for smoke detection and are suitable for indoor and outdoor environments. The detectors are integrated with fire alarm systems for evacuation alerts. When connected to process controls, the detectors can initiate smoke-control procedures such as fan shutdown and fire-damper operation.
Universal structural bonders
Henkel (Rocky Hill, Conn.); www.loctite-success.com
Loctite Universal Structural Bonders are designed to help tackle the most challenging repair situations. Loctite HY 4070™ repair adhesive offers ultra-fast fixture, with high-strength performance; excellent gap fill; and good temperature, humidity, and chemical resistance. It is designed for many substrates, including metals, most plastics, and rubbers. Loctite HY 4060 GY™ repair adhesive is a 5-minute, general-purpose universal bonder that is machinable and works across many substrates and plastics. It provides long-lasting, high-performance durability, fast fixture, excellent low-temperature cure, and enhanced safety.
Electro-Chemical Devices (Anaheim, Calif.); www.ecdi.com
The two-channel Triton® turbidity analyzer combines precision turbidity analysis with the flexibility to add a second measurement, including dissolved oxygen, pH, oxygen–reduction potential, conductivity, or various pION parameters. The analyzer features an advanced Triton TR86 turbidity sensor and the T80 universal transmitter. The result is turbidity measurement with the capability to add one additional measurement parameter. This provides facility technicians with the flexibility to add any of the company’s intelligent S80 plug-and-play sensors to the process control loop. The sensor measures suspended solids continuously in three separate ranges from 0 to 4000 NTU, and emits an 850-nm beam of near infrared light into the sample where it is scattered by the particles suspended in the water.
Smart Vision Lights (Muskegon, Mich.); www.smartvisionlights.com
The CTL Grey Series cable provides a direct wired connection between a single light and Teledyne DALSA’s BOA® series cameras. The light cable is designed specifically to operate with BOA® cameras and the company’s LED products, and is plug-and-play for easy connectivity and installation. The cable features an industry-standard M12 connection and offers power, ground, and strobe pass-through capability.
Fluid Components International (San Marcos, Calif.); www.fluidcomponents.com
The FLT93 flow switch detects liquids or gases, and is available in several wetted materials for compatibility with virtually any fluid. The switch is a dual-function instrument capable of monitoring and alarming both flow and temperature in a single device. Dual 6A relay outputs are standard and are assignable to flow or temperature. The switches can be specified in either insertion or inline styles for installation in pipe/tube diameters larger than 0.25 in. The switch utilizes thermal dispersion technology and has no moving parts. Its electronics are housed in a NEMA 4X/IP67 rated aluminum or stainless-steel enclosures to deliver durability and reliability under the harshest process conditions.
Pewatron (Zurich, Switzerland); www.pewatron.com
The PPCP3-M1 differential pressure sensor is designed with a serial peripheral interface or two-wire interface. The inside is fitted with a capacitive sensor chip and signal conditioning electronics, with high-resolution, sigma–delta analog-to-digital conversion. The capacitive measurement system features precision, resolution, and power consumption (less than 50 µA at 1 Hz output rate) compared to common resistive systems. Its positioning flexibility is an added benefit over conventional piezoresistive sensors where positioning can be a problem.