Product News - October 2013

Product News - October 2013
Air-Spade air-excavation tool

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Badger Meter utility management software

ReadCenter AnalyticsPro and ReadCenter Analytics+ software from Badger Meter provide water and gas utilities with access to metrics and information for efficient operation. When coupled with Advanced Metering Infrastructure hardware, the software helps utilities optimize operations for increased productivity. The enhanced dashboard enables water utility personnel to view potential issues such as leaks, tampering, no usage, reverse flow and endpoints that are reaching the final days of useful life. Users also can click to see condition details. 800/876-3837;

Val-Matic swing check valve

The AWWA swing check valve from Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. is designed for municipal and industrial water and wastewater applications. The valve prevents backflow by automatically closing when fluid reverses direction. Features include a ductile iron disc that swings open upon pump startup. When closed, the valve provides a tight shut-off through the field-replaceable stainless steel seat. Valves are available with three closure options (lever and weight, air cushion, lever and spring) and 2- to 24-inch and 30- to 48-inch sizes. 630/941-7600;

Air-Spade air-excavation tool

The Utility air-excavation tool from Air-Spade, a division of Guardair Corp., is designed for working around underground electric and gas lines. The tool features a high-voltage insulated (300 kV), 4-foot barrel and non-sparking nozzle (105 and 150 cfm). Available with multiple extension lengths, the tool operates off a 185 cfm tow-behind compressor. 800/482-7324;

Rain for Rent TDH calculator app

The TDH calculator mobile app from Rain for Rent can be used by engineers, field operators and technicians to determine pump selection. The free app can be downloaded from iTunes. 800/742-7246;

Victaulic direct groove, two-piece coupling

Rigid and flexible Advanced Groove System couplings from Victaulic are designed for piping systems up to 60 inches in diameter, install in less than an hour and offer pressure ratings up to 350 psi. 610/559-3300;

HEMCO emergency shower

The emergency shower from HEMCO is designed to protect individuals working with hazardous chemicals. Constructed of one-piece fiberglass composite, the showers are fully assembled and ready for installation to water supply and waste systems. The unit includes a pull-rod activated shower and push-handle eye/face wash for immediate drenching of personnel who have been exposed to harmful chemicals. Options include grab bars, and handheld body wash and curtains. The unit is ANSI and OSHA compliant. 800/779-4362;

General Pipe Cleaners pipe inspection system

The Gen-Eye POD and MINI-POD video pipe inspection systems from General Pipe Cleaners combine camera, reel and monitor in one package. The POD system includes a 7-inch, LCD color monitor with padded case, self-leveling camera and 200 feet of Gel-Rod for troubleshooting 3- to 10-inch drain lines. The MINI-POD carries 125 or 175 feet of pushrod and camera for 2- to 4-inch lines. A video-out connect allows recording to an external device. 800/245-6200;

Miller Twin Turbo fall protection system

The Miller Twin Turbo fall protection system with G2 connector for 100 percent tie-off from Honeywell Safety Products attaches to harness webbing below the back D-ring. The connector has a webbing retainer clip that can accommodate thicker harness webbing designs and is available in 6- and 2.3-pound TurboLite 9-foot personnel fall limiter models. The connector meets all applicable standards, including OSHA, ANSI and CSA. 800/873-5242;

Oldham fixed gas monitor

The iTrans 2 fixed gas monitor from Oldham, An Industrial Scientific Company, detects explosive gases, toxic gases or oxygen. The intelligent electronics platform provides one or two points of detection from a single head. When in RS485 bus configuration, one system is capable of accommodating more than 200 transmitters and can monitor any combination of gases for a specific environment. Other features include nonintrusive calibration, HART and Modbus communication, programmable relays and explosion-proof aluminum or stainless steel housings. 800/338-3287;

StoneAge automated tube lancing system

The Sabertooth SRT-100 automated tube lancing system from StoneAge has a maximum pressure of 22,000 psi, maximum flow of 40 gpm and 3/4-inch MP inlet connection with 0.87- to 2-inch tube I.D. The self-contained dual hose reel has up to 52 feet of usable stroke for use with Banshee BN18 and BN24 nozzles. The system has a feed rate of 0.3 to 1.2 feet per second, weighs 550 pounds and requires a 78 cfm air supply. 866/795-1586;

Trimble wireless remote laser display

The Spectra Precision RD20 wireless in-cab remote display from Trimble works with LR laser receivers to provide grade information to help operators increase productivity and improve safety. The remote display can be positioned without cables for optimal viewing in the cab. Red, blue or green LED lights signal high, low or on-grade. An audible signal enables the operator to focus on the job. 800/874-6253;

Radiodetection video system with built-in battery

The GatorCam 4+ pushrod video inspection range with built-in battery option from Radiodetection, a unit of SPX, adds onboard lithium-ion battery power for a full day’s usage. The push-button fuel gauge indicates remaining power, even with the controller switched off. 877/247-3797;

RIDGID RP 340 press tool

The RP 340 press tool from RIDGID joins copper and stainless tubing 1/2 to 4 inches in diameter as well as PEX tubing and black iron pipe 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The tool is compatible with all RIDGID Standard Series pressing jaws and attachments. Features include bolt sensor technology, four-second cycle time, ability to rotate jaws up to 270 degrees to access tight spaces and the ability to operate in temperatures from 15 to 122 degrees F. 440/323-5581;

Ditch Witch ride-on trencher

The RT30 ride-on, dedicated trencher from Ditch Witch has a 24.8 hp Kubota diesel engine and can dig a trench up to 8 inches wide and 42 inches deep. The 42-inch boom provides a 36-inch cover depth. 800/654-6481;

Fluid Components air/gas flowmeter

The ST100 air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International can be calibrated to measure most process gas, including wet, mixed and dirty gases. It can store five unique calibration groups, differing mixtures of the same gas and has a plug-in card replacement that can be changed out in the field. Features include a graphical, multivariable, backlit LCD display. The readout continuously displays all process measurements and alarm status. It also can query for service diagnostics. 800/854-1993;

Lowell valve key sockets

The three-size valve key sockets kit from Lowell Corp. can handle from 1 13/16-inch Boston gate nuts to 2-inch standard square nuts. It includes a compact case, attachment plate and 3-inch screw to mount the socket on any standard key. 800/456-9355;


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