Product News - March 2014

Product News - March 2014
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Badger Meter turbine flowmeters

Vision Series turbine flowmeters from Badger Meter comply with the lead-free provisions of the United States Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and are bisphenol A (BPA) free. The meters are designed for flow measurement of low-viscosity and nonaggressive liquids. 800/876-3837;

Rain for Rent RiteFlo app

RiteFlo, a free app from Rain for Rent, features a suite of hydraulic estimation tools designed for water and wastewater professionals. The app includes a gravity flow logger and TDH calculator. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. 800/742-7246;

Metabo 5.2 Ah battery system

The Ultra-M 5.2 amp hour battery system from Metabo Corp. is designed to run in extreme temperatures, from 5 to 122 degrees F, and is fully compatible with all Metabo 18-volt systems. 800/638-2264;

Trelleborg flexible pipe plugs

Pipe plugs from Trelleborg Offshore and Construction Infrastructure feature layers of rubber reinforced with Aramid. Utilizing a new design and manufacturing process, the plugs are lighter, safer and more flexible to install. Side handles make the plugs easier to maneuver, while smaller top plates make transportation through tight manholes and 90-degree turns easier and quicker. The multisize, inflatable flow stopper range is available for underground pipe diameters from approximately 1.5 (40 mm) to 94.5 inches (2,400 mm) with or without bypass. 800/626-2180;

Ditch Witch ride-on tractor

The four-wheel-drive RT100 ride-on tractor from Ditch Witch has a Tier 4-compliant 100 hp Deutz diesel engine. The operator’s station has a 90-degree swivel seat, adjustable armrests, tilt steering column and color LCD engine display. Options include climate control. 800/654-6481;

Greyline multi-sensor area-velocity flowmeter

The AVMC 5.1 multi-sensor area-velocity flowmeter from Greyline Instruments is designed for municipal stormwater, combined effluent, raw sewage and irrigation water. The flowmeter uses three submerged ultrasonic sensors to continuously measure velocity at different points in the channel and provide an average velocity reading for flow monitoring. One of the sensors also can monitor the water level or a separate, noncontacting ultrasonic level sensor can be used in the system. 888/473-9546;

Reed Manufacturing deburring tool

The DEB1 deburr and chamfer tool from Reed Manufacturing Co. is designed for PVC, CPVC, ABS, PE and PP pipe up to 2 inches in diameter. Features include a slip-resistant knurled grip and blade that can be sharpened or replaced. 800/666-3691;

Hach FL900AV flow logger

The FL900AV flow logger from Hach, together with the AV9000 analyzer, dampens EMF and RFI noise for smoother, more accurate measurements. Velocity measurements can account for water temperature swings and salinity concentrations. Advanced diagnostics verify that the sensor is working properly. 800/368-2723;

Dynamic Systems barcode tracking tags

Based on barcode technology, CheckMate software from Dynamic Systems records where an item is, who has it and when it is due back. The software tracks A, B and C Class items and includes a maintenance mode that records repairs, schedules periodic maintenance, records warranty expiration dates and tracks vehicle service and registration renewals. Labels are available in preprinted polyester with adhesive backing, two-dimensional, custom and metal tags. 800/342-3999;

Smith & Loveless system controls

QUICKSMART system controls from Smith & Loveless is a PLC-based controller designed to monitor and adjust pump station functions. Features include digital maintenance log, I/O status, Spanish language mode and help functions. Other features include alarm management, wet well level simulation, pump on/off levels, prime mode selection, environmental system set points and optional STATIONCOMM integration. 800/898-9122;

SMC hydrogen sulfide gas detector

The Model 4501-05 two-wire hydrogen sulfide gas detector from Sierra Monitor Corp. is loop powered, eliminating the need for separate power runs and associated power distribution and circuit protection for each device. Features include 180-day calibration interval, integral scrolling menu-driven LCD display, stainless steel transmitter and sensor enclosure and 4-20 mA signal output. 408/262-6611;

Condux pipe splitting tool

The TurboSlitter pipe splitting tool from Condux International is available as a pneumatically powered or cordless drill attachment. The tool is designed to cut through HDPE ductwork and pipe with a wall thickness of 0.097 to 0.216 inches. The cordless attachment fits most rechargeable drills (14 volts and larger). The pneumatic model is self contained and operates on a small compressor (75 to 90 psi). 800/533-2077;

Reelcraft heavy-duty, hand-crank reels

The HC80000 Series of heavy-duty, hand-crank reels from Reelcraft Industries are designed for industrial applications requiring long lengths of large hose and truck mounts. The cast aluminum base is rated at 40,000 psi tensile strength. Options include heavy-duty pin lock to prevent de-spooling when not in use and adjustable drag screw to prevent backlash when operating. 800/444-3134;

Redline high-speed wireless system

The Redline Transport Gateway (RTG) Connect high-speed wireless system from Redline Communications is designed to securely connect industrial SCADA systems, providing real-time data collection from and control of devices such as programmable logic controllers, remote terminal units, natural gas meters and pumps controllers. 866/633-6669;

Telog wireless pressure relief valve monitoring

The Ru-32 remote telemetry unit from Telog Instruments monitors the event switch on the pressure relief valve as well as pressure at the valve, providing event history data that is time-stamped to one-second resolution. Data can be uploaded daily to a host computer or in response to specific alarm conditions, such as pressure trips or valve open duration. The external antenna can be mounted to the underside of a nonmetallic meter box or attached to the top of a metallic meter vault door. The optional burial antenna can be installed below road or sidewalk surfaces. 585/742-3000;

FCI air/gas biogas digester flowmeter

The ST51 mass flowmeter from Fluid Components International provides precise air/gas flow measurement in demanding environments, including biogas digester systems. The explosion-proof instrument requires little maintenance and no moving parts. Its nonclogging design operates over a wide flow range from 0.3 to 400 SFPS (0.08 to 122 MPS) with low-flow sensitivity. Available for use in line sizes from 2 to 24 inches in diameter, the meter operates in temperatures from 0 to 250 degrees F (-18 to 121 degrees C) and withstands pressure up to 500 psig. 800/854-1993;

Predl Systems FRP manhole base liner

New custom FRP Manhole Base Liners from Predl Systems accommodate typical concrete manhole structures between 42 and 96 inches with precision to provide concrete protective liner solutions for small or large box structures. Integrated pipe connections with leak-proof gasketed seals work with most pipe types typically between 4 and 36 inches in size, and greater. Besides inflow and outflow channels, at least four optional inlets/outlets are available. Each can have a different angle, elevation, slope, type and size. Independent professional research and analysis confirms the absence of material degradation after installation in the ground for 20 years or more. Predl FRP Base Liners users report unsurpassed rainfall derived I&I results. 855/773-3562;

General Pipe hand-held drain cleaner

The D-25 hand-held drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners has a plastic container and rugged chuck for maximum performance, flexibility and reliability. Drop-tested, fully loaded from 8 feet, the drain cleaner can be used as a hand tool or power tool by removing the turning handle and attaching a 3/8- or 1/2-inch electric drill. Three chuck jaws hold 1/4-, 5/16- and 3/8-inch Flexicore cable. 800/245-6200;

Ergodyne head protection

The Skullerz head protection line as well as the Skullerz 8950 bump cap and 8960 bump cap with LED lighting from Ergodyne are designed for applications with overhead hazards but do not require a hard hat. The caps have a flanged shell that expands or contracts to fit the worker’s head for a secure fit while protecting against bumps, bruises and cuts. Thermo-formed foam and a ventilated shell provide optimized breathability. The shell also can be removed for cleaning. 800/225-8238;

Pulsafeeder polymer makedown systems

Polymer makedown systems from Pulsafeeder are available in automatic and manual versions. The systems feature a three-step, static blending system that provides dilution without harming the polymer chains. Systems are available in 0-5 gpm, 5-10 gpm and 10-plus gpm water flow rates. The system is custom-sized to activate all type of polymers with five neat polymer pump flows available. Systems include an auto-fill calibration column, adjustable flowmeter and neat polymer back pressure regulator. 585/292-8000;

TT Technologies synthetic air tool lubricant

Grundo-oil synthetic lubricant from TT Technologies is formulated for all pneumatic tools, including the Grundomat piercing tool, Grundocrack pipe bursting systems and the Grundoram pneumatic pipe rammer. The nontoxic, biodegradable air tool oil will not deteriorate air hoses or plastic pipe. Water based, water soluble and free of ethylene glycol, the lubricant is available in summer and winter grade formulas. 800/533-2078;

Vactor remote information system

The VactorTRAK remote information system from Vactor Manufacturing monitors and reviews cleaning operations on Vactor 2100 Plus combination sewer cleaners. It also can be retrofitted onto Vactor 2100 Plus trucks. The system collects and transmits operational data to a secure hosted website where it can be accessed from any Internet-connected device. In addition to specific job review, the system enables operations managers to view statistics for each unit or the entire fleet over a given period of time to determine total sewer line cleaned, jobs performed and water and fuel consumed. 800/627-3171;

Wacker Neuson radiant heater

The HDR 155 direct-fired radiant heater from Wacker Neuson delivers 155,000 Btu per hour. An oil flame heats a stainless steel disk to approximately 1,700 degrees F (926 C). The shield emits electromagnetic (infrared) waves that travel in straight lines away from the heater, unaffected by wind or weather. Exhaust gases are directed upward for clean, dry, healthy heat. 800/770-0957;

Evoqua magnetite ballasted system

The CoMag magnetite ballasted system from Evoqua Water Technologies (formerly Siemens Water Technologies) is designed for high-rate clarification of industrial and municipal water and wastewater. The system uses magnetite to ballast conventional chemical floc for enhanced settling rates and increased performance of wastewater and water treatment operations, while reducing capital and life cycle costs.

Stanley Vidmar 5S cabinets

5S cabinets from Stanley Vidmar are designed to fulfill lean and Kaizen storage requirements. Features include Plexiglas or solid hinged doors with metal pegboard inserts, heavy-duty lock and difficult to duplicate key system to safely secure valuable items. 800/523-9462;

ExakTime tracking hub software

TimeSummit 1.4 time tracking hub from ExakTime includes employee curtaining, daily overtime by location and employee expense tracking. Employee curtaining shows supervisors only the employees they need to track at their specific job site. Daily overtime tracking by location enables an administrator to set different overtime rules at job sites. Employee expense tracking provides data on custom-set expenses, such as tools, supplies, meals and travel. 877/435-6411;

Water Cannon water-cooled pressure washers

Roll-cage protected water-cooled Kubota pressure washers from Water Cannon are available in 2-, 3- and 4-cylinder models up to 7,000 psi. Accessories include 50-foot hose, wand, trigger gun and QC nozzle. The industrial-duty, diesel model includes fork-lift channels, removable roll cage with lifting hooks, optional wheel kit and onboard, long-run fuel tank. 800/333-9274;

McElroy pipe fusion software

DataLogger Vault pipe fusion software from McElroy Manufacturing provides joint-data analysis and storage. Compatible on the DataLogger 3, 4 and 5, the free online app enables users to view and analyze data from most devices. The DataLogger 5 records and documents key parameters of the pipe fusion process. Features include GPS stamping, barcode scanning, photographic capabilities and full support for Wi-Fi and cellular networks. 918/836-8611;


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