WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s annual technical exhibition and conference, annually offers water-quality education and training to water and wastewater professionals from around the world. This year’s event, slated for Oct. 5-9 in Chicago, promises to show off some of the finest new products on the market for municipal sewer and water professionals. Below is a smattering of some of the newest products that will be on display at this year’s show.
The design of the A-LOK Premium flexible rubber pipe-to-manhole connector ensures sealing pressure under differential loading or pipe deflection. Inside the connector a blend of fibers, binders, polymers and congealing agents create a dynamic fluid that maintains the watertight connection, preventing infiltration and exfiltration in wastewater and stormwater systems while meeting ASTM C-923 and F-2510. Installation is faster and easier since no grouting is required. Just bevel, lube, install and backfill. 800/822-2565; www.a-lok.com.
The Smart Sponge from AbTech Industries features a molecular structure that’s based on polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons. It fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It can remove up to three times its own weight in hydrocarbons, and transforms them into a stable solid. It removes or reduces sheen, doesn’t require modification to existing structures and meets or exceeds Stormwater Best Management Practices. 480/874-4000; www.abtechindustries.com.
Division 1 / Zone 1 explosion-proof enclosures from Adalet are constructed from stainless steel 316L. Designed for use in highly corrosive areas, they provide ideal construction material for offshore, petrochem or volatile industrial areas where environmental conditions require additional corrosion protection. Features include a watertight gasket and stainless steel cover bolts, stainless steel hinge kit, mounting panel, removable lifting eye bolts, cover alignment device, cast-on mounting lugs and internal/external ground screws. A flat plate cover allows for additional working area for viewing windows and operating devices such as pushbuttons, selector switches and pilot lights. 216/267-9000; www.adalet.com.
ADS Environmental Services
The IVP 250 from Hydra-Stop, a Division of ADS Environmental Services, is a 16-inch permanent, insertable gate valve offering increased strength, improved performance, and simplified installation and operation. It features a 2-inch-diameter stainless steel valve stem, interchangeable valve gate, thrust washers and double O-ring seal. It is rated for 250 psi working pressure and up to 375 psi test pressure. 800/538-7867; www.hydra-stop.com.
Sure Grip concrete protective liner from Agru America provides an economical and long-term corrosion prevention solution for the construction and rehabilitation of concrete containment and transmission systems. It features high backpressure and pullout resistance, and is low maintenance. It eliminates exfiltration and infiltration, protecting the environment. It also has a high chemical and mechanical resistance. 800/373-2478; www.agruamerica.com.
Allied Moulded Products
POLYLINE polycarbonate enclosures from Allied Moulded Products come standard with multi-mounting capability, including an out-of-the-box mounting flange or adjustable mounting feet, which adapt to various mounting configurations. They feature metallic or nonmetallic latches and molded-in latch keepers and mounting bosses, and a tongue-and-groove seal joint between cover and base. A clear polycarbonate cover is also available for instrumentation applications. Optional adjustable corner panel mounts for supporting an aluminum hinge front panel within the molded-in corner slots provide either flush positioning with the box top or adjustability down in the box 1.5 inches deep. 419/636-4217; www.alliedmoulded.com.
AP/M Permaform/ConShield Technologies
The CentriPipe pipe lining system from AP/M Permaform/ConShield Technologies provides a cost-effective, no-dig solution for structural lining of culverts using a bi-directional spincaster to centrifugally compact a precision liner at the best design thickness for the size, shape and conditions of deteriorated pipe. It inhibits rust and is highly resistant to abrasion. It waterproofs, seals, structurally reinforces and protects round, arched and elliptical pipe. It is professionally applied through a global network of certified applicators. 800/662-6465; www.centripipe.com.
Felt CIPP liners from Applied Felts utilize a single-pass extruded process for coating to ensure that no pinholes are present. Additional tests are conducted to monitor coating uniformity, mass and weight distribution. Each roll is sampled and destructively tested, including density at various pressures, tensile strength and coating distribution. During production, the liners are continually checked to ensure they satisfy specifications. Finally, a sample is cut from each finished liner for testing across more criteria to make sure the circumference, density, length, coating integrity and weld strengths meet requirements. 276/656-1904; www.appliedfelts.com.
Asahi/America Inc.’s Chem Proline piping systems have been certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 61-G. Made from PE resin, pipe and fittings possess the greatest resistance to slow crack growth. It is a lower cost alternative to metal, fiberglass-reinforced plastic pipe and lined steel pipe. A complete system includes pipe, fittings and valves. Available in pipe sizes up to 12 inches, it is ideally suited for use in water treatment and chemical process applications using a variety of chemicals, including sodium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite, caustic soda and low concentration acids. 800/343-3618; www.asahi-america.com.
AV-100 from Avanti International is an ultra-low viscosity chemically reactive gel available as either granules or liquid. Having the same viscosity as water, it can permeate anywhere water can travel and cures within a controllable time frame anywhere from 5 seconds to 10 hours. Once it cures, it creates an effective, long-lasting water barrier while providing superb soil stabilization. It is used to stop water infiltration in manholes, sanitary and storm sewer mainlines, joints, laterals, tunnels, mines and various other geotechnical applications and underground structures by stabilizing external substrate. 800/877-2570; www.avantigrout.com.
E-Series ultrasonic meters from Badger Meter are constructed from lead-free stainless steel and engineered polymer. They capture ultra-low flow measurements and offer a high level of metering accuracy. When used in conjunction with Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) solutions, they provide the ability to convey information that can be helpful in detecting leaks or other alarm conditions, a feature not typically available through traditional mechanical meters. 800/876-3837; www.badgermeter.com.
Contech Engineered Solutions
The Magellan decentralized wastewater treatment system from Contech Engineered Solutions is pre-engineered to treat 2,000 to 250,000 gpd. Single, multiple and containerized configurations meet site requirements for residential, commercial, industrial, restaurant or brewery. It features full engineering design support. 800/338-1122; www.conteches.com.
Cretex Specialty Products
LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal from Cretex Specialty Products is a high-performance watertight mechanical seal installed on the frame and grade ring sections of sanitary sewer manholes. It prevents manhole frame-chimney inflow. During wet weather, inflow enters manholes through deteriorated or broken frame-chimney joints caused by frost heave, soil movement, traffic loading, thermal expansion and contraction of the surrounding pavement and poor or antiquated construction methods. The seal is available in four widths, allowing complete chimney coverage of up to 24 inches without the need for extension pieces. 800/345-3764; www.cretexseals.com.
The CUES Digital Universal Camera (DUC) is a high resolution, digital CCTV, side-scanning camera designed for rapid and detailed condition assessment of a water or wastewater system. Inspect and assess 5,000 feet or more per day, increasing revenue while reducing expenses. The system produces a high-resolution digital video scan of internal pipe conditions in 6- to 60-inch pipe, and a flat unfolded view of the pipe to facilitate rapid assignment of observations. An expanded flat unfolded view of the pipe is provided for measurement purposes. This low maintenance camera has no moving parts and is driven through the pipe without the need to stop or pan and tilt. 800/327-7791; www.cuesinc.com.
Data Flow Systems
The TAC II SCADA System from Data Flow Systems features user-friendly HMI software, no-cost SCADA software licenses, a plug-and-play design, ease of integration, durability in harsh environmental conditions and a three-year lightning warranty. The system provides a true obsolescence-proof solution, in which all new products maintain a downward compatibility with all older versions, allowing a utility to maximize their investment in SCADA over the long term. 321/259-5009; www.dataflowsys.com.
Duke’s Root Control
Duke’s Root Control is a full-service root control company dedicated to keeping sewer systems free of tree root growth. Through application of the company’s herbicide, Razorooter II, over 2,000 U.S. municipalities have benefited from extended pipe life, reduced SSO occurrences and maximized asset value. They can customize a root-control program that integrates CMOM into each municipality’s O&M plan. They only apply EPA-registered products that are shown to be non-cancer-causing with no negative impact to downstream treatment facilities. If a root-related stoppage occurs within two to three years after treatment, they will re-treat the line. 800/447-6687; www.dukes.com.
The Series 2100 MEGAFLANGE restrained flange adapter from EBAA Iron is a field-adaptable wedge-style restrained flanging system. It has a restraint ring and a gasket ring to give the maximum amount of flexibility during and after installation. It can be used on AWWA C900 and C905 PVC pipe, IPS O.D. (Class) PVC pipe, ductile iron pipe, steel pipe and HDPE pipe. It is available in 3- through 48-inch sizes. 800/433-1716; www.ebaa.com.
Electro Scan finds all defects in sewers that can’t be seen by CCTV. Available as an add-on to CCTV trucks, it locates and measures all defects that leak, including an industry first of estimating a GPM by individual defect and pipe segment. It measures the variation of electric current that flows through defects in non-conductive pipes (e.g. asbestos cement, brick, clay, plastic, resin liner, reinforced concrete, etc.) from 6 to 60 inches in pipe diameter, and is able to certify point repairs, relining products and new pipe installations as leak free. 800/975-6149; www.electroscan.com.
The ePIPE Process provides a cost-effective alternative to communication and customer pipe replacement for lead remediation in piping systems. It has the ability to line service pipe from the water main right up to the internal tap by blowing an epoxy resin in both directions from an adapter at the outside stop tap. Only one excavation is needed, and the maximum amount of time the pipes are off supply is three hours. 714/564-7600; www.epipeinfo.com.
FCI - Fluid Components International
The ST100 flowmeter from FCI - Fluid Components International features a wide choice of communication options, with 4-20 mA analog, frequency/pulse, alarm relays and fully approved digital communications: HART, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus and Profibus. It combines flow-sensing performance with feature- and function-rich electronics. It includes plug-in card replacement that can be changed out by technicians in the field to adapt to a plant’s changing network communication needs. 800/854-1993; www.fluidcomponents.com.
The progressive cavity pump from Flowrox features shaft seal technology for use in demanding industrial slurry and waste pumping applications, especially with high viscous or shear sensitive liquids and sludges. The pumped medium continuously shifts spaces (progressing cavities) between the rotor and the stator, enabling nearly pulsation-free pumping. Features include a high flow rate and pressure, low life cycle costs and power consumption, long service intervals and fast maintenance. 410/636-2250; www.flowrox.us.
GF Piping Systems
The Signet 4630 free-chlorine analyzer system from GF Piping Systems is designed to measure free chlorine in applications with stable pH, temperature and chlorine levels. De-signed with amperometric-based sensing technology, it incorporates a clear flow cell, flow regulator, sensors, filter and rotameter in one compact unit for use in water distribution, ground and surface water, boiler feed water, graywater dechlorination, food and beverage, RO membrane protection and swimming pools. It is EPA 334.0 compliant and has reagent-free measuring, a built-in flow regulator, a panel that includes 100–240 VAC power supply, two 4–20 mA outputs, two mechanical relays and optional automatic pH/temperature compensation. 800/854-4090; www.gfpiping.com.
The G460 multi-sensor atmospheric monitor from GfG Instrumentation features a concussion-proof boot, along with a highly dust- and water-resistant housing. Completely automatic calibration, one-button operation, top-mounted display, interchangeable battery packs, a highly configurable smart sensor design and data logging and event logging are standard. Options include dual-range infrared combustible gas sensor, motorized pump operable in diffusion or sample draw mode and up to seven channels of detection. 800/959-0329; www.gfg-inc.com.
Designed to deliver all the benefits of our sound-attenuated silent pumps, the ReliaPrime emergency bypass station from Gorman-Rupp Pumps operates on natural gas, making it quiet, efficient and environmentally friendly. It features a 6-inch Super T Series pump capable of passing a 3-inch spherical solid, and offers a sound-proof lightweight aluminum enclosure with lockable door panels that can be removed for maintenance of the pump or engine. It is a complete backup package, ready for hook-up in emergencies and power outages, primary pump repair and additional pumping capacity. 419/755-1011; www.grpumps.com.
The Lifespan System from Hamilton Kent is a watertight, corrosion-proof, rubber manhole frame with a locking cast iron or composite cover that prevents inflow into sanitary sewers through the top of the manhole. It can withstand 5 psi of water pressure, and is AASHTO H-25/HS-25 load certified, making it suited for low-lying and heavy-traffic areas. The frame weighs 55 pounds and comes with tapered risers for simple adjustment of the frame to match surface grade. The frame absorbs impact from vehicular traffic, protecting the underlying manhole and surrounding pavement. The locking cover deters unauthorized access and cover theft. 800/268-8479; www.hamiltonkent.com.
The Hellan Strainer Company
Fluid strainers from The Hellan Strainer Company are offered in a variety of materials and sizes for all filtration applications. They capture the debris on the outside of the screen. The screen is then rotated against a scraper blade or brush to remove all debris. No disassembly is required during the 15-second cleaning cycle. All strainers are manufactured to ISO-9001 and meet all international codes (i.e., ASME, CE/PED, Lloyds, MIL, etc.). 888/443-5526; www.hellan strainer.com.
HOBAS Pipe USA
Centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced, polymer mortar pipe from HOBAS Pipe USA is inherently corrosion resistant and lasts 100 years or more, providing a very low life cycle cost. Key applications are sanitary and storm sewers, corrosive environments and potable water. It features leak-free, push-together joints that reduce installation time and costs. Benefits include superior hydraulics, light weight, high strength and long, maintenance-free service life. Installation methods include open cut, sliplining, jacking, microtunneling, two-pass tunnel, casing carrier and above ground. Sizes range from 18 to 126 inches for both pressure and gravity applications. 800/856-7473; www.hobaspipe.com.
ICS - PowerGrit
The Utility chainsaw from ICS - PowerGrit addresses operator safety with grinding technology that eliminates rotational kickback and offers improved operator positioning when cutting pipe. Utilized by public and private water and wastewater departments worldwide, it is designed to cut a variety of materials from ductile iron to plastic pipe with far less excavation. The ability to cut up to 24-inch pipe without changing position reduces the difficulty of the job. 800/797-4748; www.powergrit.com.
International Paint-Devoe Coatings
Bar-Rust 234P from International Paint-Devoe Coatings is a solvent-free epoxy, low-temperature potable water tank lining system designed for low VOC compliance. The 100 percent solids, high-build system features a fast cure, 2:1 mixing ratio and single coat application capability, even in temperatures as low as 35 degrees F. It carries an NSF/ANSI 61 certification for potable water use and cures to a hard, high-gloss finish. It is applied with a plural airless sprayer directly to the water tank’s carbon or stainless steel interior. 440/234-2900; www.international-pc.com.
The Vertical Auger Monster screening system from JWC Environmental fits inside cramped pump stations and provides complete pump protection. It safely and easily screens, cleans and conveys rags and flushable wipes straight up and out of the sewer system, giving collection system managers an affordable way to remove debris before it clogs sewage pumps, and eliminates the wasted time and expense of de-ragging a pump. 800/331-2277; www.jwce.com.
The Bio-Mod modular bioretention system from KriStar Enterprises is made of precast concrete and is designed for use with local agency bioretention cell designs. It is compatible for use with all types of filter soils, including non-proprietary low-flow (5-10 inches/hr) or high-flow soils, and may be used in conjunction with industry-standard retention/detention systems. 800/579-8819; www.kristar.com.
Liqui-Force’s PFM sewer lateral preparation system cleans the lateral for lining, removes debris and roots, measures and inspects it all without excavation. Entry through the manhole is all that is necessary, and the pipe is readied for lining in minutes. Large numbers of laterals can be completed in a day, and cleaning is done up the lateral to a distance of 150 feet. It is completely installed through the manhole as well, with an engineered seal that connects the lateral to the lined or unlined host pipe in minutes. 800/265-0863; www.liquiforce.com.
Lucity Mobile for Android-based tablets is a mobile app that delivers CMMS workflows, complete with personalized dashboards and views. Features include support of the company’s Web asset and maintenance management modules, modification of live data using custom forms, utilization of existing ArcGIS for server map services and creation of requests, work orders and inspections from the map. 800/492-2468; www.lucity.com.
The FiberShield lightweight locking manhole cover from McGard is constructed of a durable, fiber-reinforced polymer material with multiple security points. It is lightweight and easy to handle and transport. It eliminates the lifting and dropping injuries caused by heavy, cast iron manhole covers. Weighing 80 percent less than cast iron, it exceeds an H20 traffic rating. It is installed in seconds and removed without bending over. It requires a key to operate, and has no scrap value, eliminating theft. 888/888-9192; www.manholelocks.com.
The Manhole Monitor from Mission Communications is an in-sewer alarm and reporting system purpose-built for proactive sewer monitoring programs. Floats tipped by surcharges and high levels initiate notifications delivered by any combination of phone call, text message, email, fax and pager. Reliable, encrypted data is transmitted via fourth generation cellular radios. Reports compile trending data for management and compliance purposes that can be accessed by any Web-enabled device. The battery-operated device has a rugged and serviceable waterproof enclosure, designed and tested to IP68 specifications for submersion. Installation is fast and easy with an onboard LCD and quick connecting antenna and float terminations. 877/993-1911; www.123mc.com.
The InviziQ pressure sewer system from Moyno is an alternative to conventional gravity sewage options. It utilizes grinding and pumping technology to efficiently and responsibly move sewage to treatment facilities, no matter the terrain, slope, environmental sensitivity of the area or complex topography of the region. 877/486-6966; www.inviziq.com.
Pre-fabricated fiberglass shelters from Orenco Systems are strong, lightweight, super-insulated shelters that safely house equipment, chemicals, controls and workers. Standard sizes are 8 feet tall, 4 to 16 feet wide and up to 42 feet long. Features include structural foam-core fiberglass walls (2 to 4 inches thick), a weatherproof watertight structure, insulation value up to R24, chemical and corrosion resistance, a roof structure rated up to 100 psf and field or factory assembly. 800/348-9843; www.orenco.com.
The PT-IQ surge protection device from Phoenix Contact offers multi-stage remote monitoring, ideal for SCADA systems typical in water/wastewater systems. It provides proactive functional monitoring for signal interface surge protection devices. The system informs the user if a plug replacement is needed long before the components fail due to overload. This can prevent unnecessary service costs, while ensuring system availability and signal quality. 800/322-3225; www.phoenixcontact.com.
The zero-maintenance sewage lift station monitoring and control system from PMC Engineering includes a stainless steel sink weight incorporating a removable VL2000 ceramic open-faced transmitter. This non-clogging design is ideal for treating effluent with increased FOG (fats, oils and greases). The transmitter is connected to the PMC TE11 termination enclosure via a fully molded/sealed Kevlar-reinforced cable of customer-specified length. The sealed enclosure incorporates the MP11 moisture protection component providing zero maintenance. 203/792-8686; www.pmc1.com.
Interfit from QUADEX Inc. is a full main wrap (360-degree) cured-in-place lateral connection seal that is installed from the main during live flow using the nearest manhole and without needing access to the homeowner’s property. Made from non-shrinking components, it seals the annular space in the lined main, the connection and the first joint, typically eliminating 90 percent of private source infiltration without having to line the entire lateral. It mechanically anchors and bonds with concrete, PVC or vitrified clay house service lines, forming smooth, lipless transitions with the existing pipe or liners with minimal reduction in cross sectional area. 501/758-8628; www.interfitusa.com.
RapidView IBAK North America
The GATOR series from RapidView IBAK North America is a single-point entry robot for pipeline cutting and grinding. It is capable of preparing pipelines for rehabilitation or reinstating laterals after lining operations. High-powered electric tools (up to 3.3 hp) are deployed from dependable platforms, which can center themselves in pipelines up to 24 inches in diameter. Onboard cameras monitor the worksite and the optional 4-axis cutting armature makes sure that you can easily reach anywhere in the pipeline to cut or grind. It is capable of cutting or grinding in a full 360-degree rotation while pneumatically “locked” in the pipeline. 800/656-4225; www.rapidview.com.
Raven Lining Systems
Raven Lining Systems are 100 percent solids, ultra high-build epoxies used to protect against corrosion in new construction and to rebuild deteriorating infrastructures. They are moisture tolerant and environmentally friendly, providing continual support to those looking for long-term protection and infrastructure renewal. 800/324-2810; www.ravenlining.com.
RootX is a proven root killer and can be easily integrated into a regular inspection and maintenance schedule. It puts the technician in control of the root-control program with an on-demand process, which works with existing sewer-cleaning equipment, instead of waiting for an outside service crew to arrive. It is cost-effective and proven. 800/844-4974; www.rootx.com.
The 56 four-wire advanced liquid analyzer from Rosemount Analytical integrates tools, tips and troubleshooting to solve problems on site. Help screens allow users to clear faults and warnings with detailed instructions and troubleshooting in multiple languages. The data and event logger downloads process data and alarm conditions via USB 2.0 data port. A high-resolution full-color screen allows users to view process measurements and data trend graphs. It features PID and time-proportional capabilities, and HART and Profibus DP digital communications. It is compatible with a Smart Wireless THUM Adapter. 800/854-8257; www.rosemountanalytical.com.
RS Technical Services
The TranSTAR II tractor and TrakSTAR II camera from RS Technical Services delivers inspection capability in lines 6 inches and larger and up to 3,000 feet in length. Equipped with dual 90-watt motors, it is capable of speeds up to 70 feet per minute. The clutch allows rapid freewheel retrieval. It is 14 inches in length, and options include a rearview camera, manual and motorized elevator systems and multiple tire configurations. The camera features adjustable LED lighting with remote control settings, internal pressure and humidity sensors, 40:1 (10x optical and 4X digital) zoom and configuration for multi-conductor format. 800/767-1974; www.rstechserv.com.
SewerGard No. 210G from Sauereisen can be applied via plural component equipment. It is a protective coating specifically formulated for municipal wastewater environments, serves as a sealing topcoat over other protective linings and may be used as a chemical-resistant coating for steel substrates. Installation is easily completed using plural component, airless spray equipment or roller. It is resistant to hydrogen sulfide, sulfuric acid, MIC and treatment chemicals. Its smooth surface aids washdowns and prevents debris accumulation. 412/963-0303; www.sauereisen.com.
See Water Inc.
WS Series simplex and duplex control panels from See Water Inc. are designed for sewage pump applications, and come equipped with “smart board” integrated circuitry, complete pump monitoring and UL 508A or 698A certification. Models include demand, timed dosing and intrinsically safe. These products have a three-year warranty. 888/733-9283; www.seewaterinc.com.
Sewer Equipment Company of America
Sewer Equipment Company of America has redesigned the drive systems on their jetters to allow for more efficient operation speeds. The resulting ECO models produce fewer emissions, operate quieter and use less fuel. They also provide a safer and quieter work environment and a lower fuel operating budget. They are available in trailer- and truck-mounted jetter configurations. 800/323-1604; www.sewerequipment.com.
Dura-Plate 301, a solvent-free, surface and humidity tolerant two-pack modified epoxy from Sherwin-Williams Co., can be applied over damp steel surfaces without dew point restrictions in treatment facilities with pipe galleries. It protects sweating pipes from corrosion, and also eliminates odor associated with coatings that contain high levels of solvent. It is suitable for marginal surface preparation, which prevents damage to equipment such as treatment pumps and motors that can be affected by abrasive blasting. 800/524-5979; www.sherwin-williams.com/protective.
The ZS Strainer from Singer Valve is designed to protect control valves and pipelines from foreign matter such as twigs, leaves and rocks that get caught in the flow and can cause blocks or equipment failure. It has a Z-plate design that provides a smooth laminar flow, which reduces downstream disturbance, making it ideal for locations ahead of automatic control valves. The corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel screen allows for a large flow area and is easily removed. There are two body taps that allow for differential pressure measurement. It is available in 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-inch pipes sizes, 150- or 300-pound flanged. 604/594-5404; www.singervalve.com.
The ECO SMART STATION control panel from SJE-Rhombus (PRIMEX) provides a safe, simple, energy-efficient solution for optimum pump control in municipal lift station applications. It integrates the Energy View controller with the latest variable-frequency drive technology into the multiple compartment ARC ARMOR enclosure to save energy and reduce exposure to arc flash. It is powered by kW Logix software. The color touch-screen HMI has the ability to provide level control, pump alternation, flow monitoring, data logging, alarm log and historical trending. The auto-tuning function will search for the Best Efficiency Frequency (BEF). 888/342-5753; www.ecosmartpanel.com.
The 18-inch Quiet Flow sound-attenuated diesel trash pump from Sunbelt Rentals is ideal for temporary pumping, offering flows up to 12,500 gpm and a shutoff head exceeding 175 feet. The pump joins the Quiet Flow fleet, all of which boast sound attenuation and environmental containment. 800/736-2504; www.sunbeltrentals.com.
Superior Signal Company
The Model 25 high-output smoke blower from Superior Signal blasts 4,000 cfm of smoke at 4.0 static pressure, more than double the normal output, to push smoke through larger systems requiring greater volume and pressure. It fits all standard manholes, plus has a second outlet to blow into pipes and other openings. It can be configured for use with smoke candles or smoke fluid to quickly and easily detect sources of inflow and other faults in sanitary sewer lines. It features an insulated heating chamber with stainless steel injector to maximize dry smoke output and produce the best quality liquid-based smoke. 800/945-8378; www.superiorsignal.com.
Telog Instruments provides wireless lift station monitoring that can be installed inexpensively. The system provides real-time alarming and notification via SMS text or email, time-stamp event data, trend data, station flow history, pump cycle data, pumping rate history, pump energy efficiency history and site diagnostics. Data is transferred wirelessly to a host computer for Web viewing. Also offered is a data hosting service that collects and manages remote telemetry unit (RTU) data, making it accessible from a certified, secure commercial data center. 585/742-3000; www.telog.com.
Models 5PA5(500-pound capacity) and 5PA10 (1,000-pound capacity) Ensign Series davit cranes from Thern Inc. were designed for the water/wastewater industry. They feature a hook height and reach suitable to wastewater applications, along with a new boom adjustment system and reduced rotational effort, which is ideally suited for servicing pumps and mixers. 800/843-7648; www.thern.com.
Trihedral Engineering Limited
VTScada Version 11 from Trihedral Engineering Limited features open connectivity that supports all major PLCs or RTUs, and can replace polling with Master PLCs. One file installs all the components, and its server architecture offers no-compromise load balancing and failover using fewer computers. Application version control permits instant recovery from unexpected effects of configuration. The new lift station optimization features coordinate collections operations to reduce energy costs, increase response time and reduce surges. 800/463-2783; www.trihedral.com.
Vac-Con combination machines are available in configurations from 3.5- to 16-cubic-yard capacities with hydrostatically driven two- and three-stage centrifugal compressors or several optional positive displacement blowers. High-pressure, smooth-flow water systems are offered up to 120 gpm and 3,000 psi. These machines can be equipped with a 180-degree articulating front-mounted hose reel and high-pressure hose diameters from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inches. There are front-mounted and rear-mounted telescopic booms available with up to a 10-foot extension. The machines can double as vacuum excavators with the optional hydroexcavation package. 904/284-4200; www.vac-con.com.
Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp.
The Cam-Centric Plug Valve from Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp. is ideal for systems where slurries, grit or solids are present. Its eccentric action allows the plug to rotate in and out of its seated position, minimizing rubbing or scraping. Features such as a heavy-duty fully rubber encapsulated plug, welded nickel seat, Grit-Guard seals, V-Type packing and Packing Overload Protection (POP) shims allow leak-free operation. It meets AWWA C517 and is available in 1/2- to 54-inch sizes. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com.
The Jet Set Commander from Vaporooter allows for the on-demand application of Sanafoam Vaprooter II, a chemical root-control product formulated to eliminate roots and blockages in sanitary sewer systems. The operator simply jets up the line, activates the foamer from a touch-screen menu and retrieves the hose. It is available as a factory option from most major sewer truck manufacturers or as an aftermarket installation. 800/841-1444; www.vaporooter.com.
The Triton screw centrifugal pump from Vaughan Company features a high-efficiency, non-clog design. Its open-channel impeller is ideal for handling thick sludges, large or stringy solids, shear sensitive fluids and delicate or highly abrasive materials. Features include steep performance curves, non-overloading power characteristics, heavy-duty power frames, patented back cutter system and the flushless mechanical seal design to eliminate water flush requirements. A water-flushed mechanical seal or packing is also available. 888/249-2467; www.chopperpumps.com.
IQ Series pumps from Vogelsang eliminate 50 percent of the parts that make up a typical rotary lobe pump wet end. This means real savings in terms of spare parts cost and associated labor. It also features an advanced flow-path design that improves flow and solids handling. The integrated flange design allows a flange to be used in a 90-degree or gooseneck arrangement, keeping the pump flooded to maintain prime and extended dry running. The flange arrangement is also very narrow. It delivers pulsation-free flow, low shear and high solids handling. 800/984-9400; www.vogelsang usa.com.
Pre-configured wireless enclosures from Weidmuller feature NEMA 4X outdoor-rated stainless steel or plastic enclosures with either WiFi or radio frequency transmitters/receivers. The WiFi solution features a Weidmuller wireless Ethernet (WiFi) 2.4 Ghz modem, which can function as an access point, bridge, client or router. The radio frequency solution can transmit and receive two digital and one analog signal over a range of several miles. The two preassembled plastic enclosures each house a matched transmitter and receiver. They are pre-installed with a power supply, circuit protection, surge protection, terminal blocks, ground blocks, antenna, antenna connection cables, and network and power connections. 800/849-9343; www.weidmuller.com.
Zoeller Engineered Products
The Model 7011 2-hp grinder pump from Zoeller Engineered Products features a unique cutter design with a superior star cutter that works with a rotational shearing action that changes direction each time the pump activates. This action results in a longer service life. Additionally, the roping effect that leads to clogs is virtually eliminated. 800/928-7867; www.zoellerengprod.com.