New Technology Slated for WEFTEC Connect

WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, offers municipal and industrial water and wastewater professionals from around the world exposure to the newest products, as well as opportunities for professional development. This year’s virtual event, WEFTEC Connect, will be live Oct. 5-9 and features an exhibitor showcase, education and networking components of the WEFTEC experience. Below is a preview of some of the latest offerings from exhibitors who would have displayed them in person, as well as products that will be highlighted at the 2020 virtual event.

New Technology Slated  for WEFTEC Connect

Aerzen Rental temporary oil-free blowers

Aerzen Rental provides temporary oil-free blower packages engineered for aggressive rental environments with onboard variable-frequency drives, remote monitoring and outdoor builds with sound-attenuating enclosures. The rental units are available for immediate deployment in the event of a production failure or shortfall to longer-term operational leasing and rent to own. 844-400-2379;

Alfa Laval Aldec G3 VecFlow

Alfa Laval’s Aldec G3 VecFlow decanter centrifuge offers high performance and low operating cost. The unique feed zone minimizes turbulence, resulting in exceptional separation and 30% lower power consumption versus traditional decanters. It also offers the flexibility to optimize the process by minimizing polymer consumption, increasing cake dryness or boosting capacity, all based on your unique conditions. Plants can often realize a full return on their investment in less than a year due to its high separation performance and low power consumption. Meet Alfa Laval at WEFTEC Connect to discuss if VecFlow is the right solution for your dewatering and thickening process. 866-253-2528;

AllMax Software Antero CMMS version 7

Antero CMMS version 7 from AllMax Software includes asset mapping, asset criticality scoring, improved workflow and work order management, and procedure scheduling for detailed plant inspections and rounds. Improvements have been made to the reporting, calendar and equipment sections, ensuring users have access to their most critical asset and maintenance information in order to make informed, data-driven decisions. It accurately tracks maintenance data, allowing the user to streamline his or her maintenance program to save time, effort and money, all while providing the peace of mind that the equipment is being maintained efficiently and effectively. 800-670-1867;

Applied Felts CIPP liners

Using only the highest-quality raw materials available, Applied Felts manufactures world-class CIPP liners based on unique job requirements. Their vertically integrated offering of classic felt liners include flame-bonded or sewn-seamed, highly durable, polyurethane- and polypropylene-coated liners for more extreme environmental and installation requirements. They also provide maximum flexibility in the field. The fiberglass-reinforced liners provide a strong, robust liner for gravity sewer, pressure pipe and potable water applications. 276-656-1904;

Aqua-Aerobic Systems OxyStar

The OxyStar aerator from Aqua-Aerobic Systems has been a leading aspirating aeration technology for 50-plus years and has effectively aerated and mixed more than 4,000 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems across the globe to introduce oxygen into lagoons, equalization basins, aerobic digesters, sludge holding basins and/or activated sludge systems. Known for its efficient oxygen transfer and intense directional mixing pattern, which results from its three-blade helical propeller, the aspirating aerator is a suitable solution to improve aeration systems in aerated lagoons, oxidation ditches and other activated sludge processes, equalization basins and aerobic digesters. 815-654-2501;

Atlas Copco ZS

The ZS blower range from Atlas Copco is designed to guarantee a continuous, long-term supply of oil-free air. The models in the range provide reliable, energy-efficient packages, which are suitable for a wide array of wastewater applications, ensuring low-operating costs and maximizing your total cost of ownership. Maintenance costs and downtime are minimized due to the innovative technology of the screw blower. The range also boasts low noise levels, meaning they can be installed at the point of use. The flow range is 120 to 5,500 cfm, with a pressure range of 0-22 psig. 866-546-3588;

Badger Meter Dynasonics TFX-5000

The Dynasonics TFX-5000 ultrasonic clamp-on meter from Badger Meter uses transit time technology to accurately measure the volumetric flow of clean liquids and those with small amounts of suspended solids. It is suitable for water and wastewater applications, such as lift stations, booster pump stations and water mains. Designed to clamp onto the outside of pipes, it doesn’t contact the internal liquid, allowing for installation without shutting down operations in new and retrofit applications. It is equipped with an internal clock and built-in 8 GB data-logging capabilities to log water flow down to one second. 877-243-1010;

BDP Industries 3DP belt press

The 3DP belt press from BDP Industries is designed to provide high discharge cake solids at high flow rates. It has a 25-year track record of low operation and maintenance costs while providing suitable performance. It has been continually improved with the latest features and automation and is a rugged, durable machine designed to provide years of reliable service. With its history of dewatering aggregates and minerals, as well as wastewater treatment plant solids, it is also especially suited for water treatment plant residual dewatering. 518-695-6851;

Bright Technologies, Division of Sebright Products, belt filter press

The compact 0.6-meter skid-mounted belt filter press from Bright Technologies, Division of Sebright Products, has stainless steel frame and roller construction, as well as radius wedge zone and wing roller for sludge dewatering. Components include a sludge pump, polymer system and wash-water booster pump. Options include a sludge flowmeter, air compressor and discharge conveyors. The compact walkaround skid design can be utilized in as little as a 10-by-20-foot floor area. Rates of 25 to 50 gpm make it ideal for small applications or when a processor has outgrown dewatering containers. 800-253-0532;

Centrisys/CNP THK

The Centrisys/CNP THK sludge thickener is engineered for high-performance biosolids thickening. Compared to other centrifugal sludge thickening technologies, it uses 50% less power and dramatically reduces or even eliminates the need for polymer conditioning. Thanks to these savings, it represents a low total cost of ownership. With an all-cylindrical design for maximum capacity, it has a small footprint for its throughput. Air injection for precise control of sludge thickness makes operation easy and reliable. It is an enclosed system, allowing for safe, hygienic operation and simple cleaning. 262-654-6006;

Cretex Specialty Products LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal

Cretex Specialty Products LSS Internal Manhole Chimney Seal is a mechanical seal installed on the frame and grade ring sections of sanitary sewer manholes. These seals eliminate and prevent manhole frame-chimney inflow. During wet weather, clearwater (inflow) enters manholes through deteriorated and broken frame-chimney joints, which may burden the collections system. Each seal is made up of a high-grade rubber sleeve and stainless steel expansion bands, which can be easily removed and reinstalled to allow for future manhole adjustments. The chimney seal has a 50-year design life and is available in four widths, allowing complete chimney coverage of up to 24 vertical inches with a single seal. 800-345-3764;

CUES GraniteNet WebInspect

GraniteNet WebInspect from CUES is a browser-based inspection app designed to perform inspections and collect information about municipal assets, such as manholes, including Manhole Assessment and Certification Program v7 Level 1, hydrants, lift stations, grease traps, light poles and signage. It can be used to help perform and track tasks such as valve turning, smoke tests, brush cutting and snowplowing. It allows the tech to collect GPS points, water-quality samples, flow tests and assess sewer backups, as virtually any type of asset assessment or task can be quickly deployed for the organization, with or without existing GIS maps. All that’s needed is an internet connection and virtually any device with a browser, such as a mobile phone or tablet. There’s no software to install on any user device. 800-327-7791;

Enviro-Care FSM

The FSM multiangle, perforated-plate belt filter screen from Enviro-Care increases the flow capacity by almost 100% while maintaining the original channel footprint. The first section of the screen sits at a 30-degree angle that doubles the wetted screen area while reducing the velocity through the screen. The screen then transitions into a 75-degree transport area. It can be the solution to upgrading to a high-capture screen and handling more flow in an existing channel. 815-636-8306;

FerraTex Solutions wet-out liners

FerraTex Solutions provides CIPP wet-out liners and services for demanding trenchless pipe rehabilitation projects, reducing time and costs for CIPP installers. With six locations across the U.S., they offer logistic advantages and customer service throughout the U.S., Canada and parts of Mexico. Each wet-out liner undergoes a rigorous ISO 9002 certified quality-assurance inspection. Once resin impregnation is completed, the resin-saturated liner is loaded into a climate-controlled trailer for delivery and is tracked through GPS. 844-433-7728;

Flomatic Valves Model 745 AIS

The Flomatic Valves Model 745 AIS swing check valve has a valve body with full flow area equal to nominal pipe diameter and a 45-degree angle seat providing short disc travel with faster closure for nonslam performance. An EPDM molded one-piece disc has an integral molded O-ring on the seating surface, which is reinforced with steel. It is available with accessories such as a backflush device, position indicator and limit switch. It has NPT threaded and plugged side ports for easy installation of gauges or accessories. It is designed and manufactured according to the ANSI/AWWA C508 Standard. 800-833-2040;

Force Flow Drumm-Scale

The Drumm-Scale from Force Flow is a simple and reliable way to accurately monitor the amount of polymer fed from a day tank, and it enables accurate compliance with government-required documentation of chemical use. It helps maximize solids yield with minimal polymer use. The low-profile Tuf-Coat steel platform permits easy on-loading and offloading of tanks without the need to pit-mount the scale. The unit is available with any of the company’s indicators, including the economical SOLO G2, advanced multichannel Wizard 4000 and rugged Century hydraulic dial. 800-893-6723;

Gorman-Rupp Integrinex Advanced

Gorman-Rupp’s Integrinex Advanced lift station controls are custom-engineered to meet unique system requirements. When equipped with FloSmart technology, the control system can detect a pump obstruction. Upon detection, the device initiates a cleaning operation without interfering with the operation of the pump station. When the cycle is complete, the pump is ready to return to normal operation. If the clog remains, the cleaning sequence repeats until the blockage is cleared. FloSmart helps maximize uptime while reducing maintenance costs. 419-755-1011;

Hach EZ Series online analyzers

EZ Series online analyzers from Hach provide a solution for continuously monitoring parameters that are critical to risk mitigation, compliance, safety and process uptime. They offer five different technologies: titration, colorimetry, chemiluminescence, ion-selective electrode and voltammetry. They include a wide analytical range; a variety of measuring ranges, multistream capabilities and multiple parameter options; and reliable monitoring of remote locations or unmanned plants, which allows staff to focus on other tasks. 800-227-4224;

Hayward Flow Control HLS Series level sensor

The HLS Series level sensor from Hayward Flow Control provides a broad chemical resistance to acids, bases and oxidizers, like sodium hypochlorite, with its CPVC body and construction. It is typically placed at the bottom of a liquid storage tank or sump where the hydrostatic pressure is sensed and converted to an analog output signal (4-20mA). Pressure level sensors are not affected by liquid surface conditions like waves or foam or tank headspace conditions like vapors or thermal layers. No stilling well is required for accurate measurements. The sensors are provided in two measurement ranges: 0-15 and 0-33 feet of water column. Controllers and indicating transmitters for the unit are also available. 888-429-4635;

Keller America Econoline

The Econoline pressure transmitter from Keller America combines a media-isolated piezoresistive silicon sensor with signal conditioning electronics to provide a compact pressure transmitter with less than plus or minus 1% total error band accuracy over 32 to 122 degrees F. The industry-standard 4-20mA analog output is compatible with most existing monitoring infrastructure and SCADA systems and provides meaningful output in ranges from 30 to 10,000 psi. The design makes it suitable for use under harsh environmental conditions, including those with high levels of electromagnetic radiation and/or those involving aggressive media where small size, low weight and reasonable cost are required. Modular production provides short lead times and maximum versatility for customer-specific applications. 877-253-5537;

Komline-Sanderson Biosolids Drying System

Biosolids Drying Systems from Komline-Sanderson are capable of handling in excess of 1,000 tons of wet cake per day. Excess heat from combustion engines or turbines can be used to heat thermal fluid or produce steam. The dryer’s shaft, hollow paddles and trough are all heated. The robust design and low speed with minimal rotating parts result in reduced maintenance costs. Indirect drying using the airtight dryer results in minimal off-gas volume, which allows simplified odor control systems and safe operation resulting in reduced disposal costs for the beneficial reuse of biosolids as fertilizer and green fuel. 800-225-5457;

Lakeside Raptor FalconRake bar screen

Protecting downstream equipment in municipal and industrial applications, the Raptor FalconRake bar screen from Lakeside achieves high removal efficiency and low headloss, without the need for lower bearings, sprockets, bushings or guides that could foul or jam conditions in the channel. The all stainless steel, corrosion-resistant construction is designed with multiple rakes that continuously remove captured material. It is available in a range of bar shapes and depths so that it can create an efficient, durable and dependable rapid debris removal system for a range of applications. In addition, its design and construction means a low horsepower, energy-efficient drive system. 630-837-5640;

Lovibond PTV Series

The Lovibond PTV Series of process turbidimeters is optimized for drinking water applications. They include a long-lasting LED light source and bubble exclusion system that deliver accurate and ultrastable measurements. Combined with the heated optical assembly, the chance for condensation and fogging is eliminated. The low-volume flow body provides faster response to turbidity spikes and uses far less water and calibration standards. It is easy to clean and can be easily drained with quick-connect fixtures. The instruments meet Environmental Protection Agency and ISO regulatory requirements. 941-756-6410;

MaxLiner USA MAX CalTube  

MAX CalTubes from MaxLiner USA provide optimum flexibility and durability. The yellow version is engineered from ultraflexible, lightweight polyethylene fabric with PVC coating that is closed with a high-frequency welded overlap. It is intended for use in open-end liner and pull-in-place applications. They are ideal for lower pressure and heat curing up to 135 degrees F unsupported. 877-426-5948;

Park Process Big Tipper

The Big Tipper from Park Process allows the user to mount dewatering boxes on a permanent stand and eliminates hauling the containers to the landfill where they can become damaged in transit and when emptying. Having the containers dump into a containment area also allows for extra drying of the filter cake. Using more than one dewatering container allows the units to handle a continuous flow of wastewater. While one container is filling, the other one is sitting idle and draining. Units are available in a multitude of capacities and tipping heights and come complete with handrails, walkways and stairs and/or ladders. 855-511-7275;

Penn Valley Pump double disc pumps

Double disc pumps from Penn Valley Pump are based on free disc technology and operate on the principle of induced flow. This positive displacement pump’s discs work in unison to perform the duties of both the pumping and valving element, creating a double-acting, nonclogging pumping action suitable for handling sludge, slurry, scum and other waste liquids with up to 2-inch solids. Thanks to a nonclose tolerance design, they have less wear for longer operating life and can run dry without damage. When maintenance is required, the maintain-in-place system allows the pump to be serviced without disturbing piping. 215-343-8750;

Sauereisen SewerGard Roll Applied 210XROL

Sauereisen SewerGard Roll Applied 210XROL is an epoxy lining system designed to protect concrete surfaces of municipal wastewater treatment structures and collections systems from chemical attack and physical abuse. Roll applied ensures ease of application on vertical surfaces, does not require a primer, zero VOCs and prohibits water inflow and infiltration. It is resistant to corrosive conditions common to the municipal wastewater treatment industry and suitable for application over damp or dry concrete surfaces. Depending of surface temperatures and substrate conditions, it can be applied up to 25 mils per coat. 412-963-0303;

Sealing Systems Flex-Seal 2.0

Flex-Seal 2.0 from Sealing Systems is an all-purpose, single-component sealant that adheres to many surfaces and has more than 800% elongation. It is designed to prevent I&I and to provide corrosion protection at the grade-adjustment ring section or joint section of manholes and catch basins. It is 100% safe and Prop 65 compliant. The internal seal is manually applied using a paintbrush, and the kit is designed to cover 12 vertical inches on a 27-inch-diameter manhole. 800-478-2054;

Vaughan chopper pumps

Wastewater professionals work hard to keep the water flowing. To do their jobs effectively, they need pumps and equipment made to handle the new sewage reality. When standard nonclog pumps come up short, bring in pumps that make sure wipes and heavy solids don’t cause any harm down the line. By installing a reliable, heavy-duty chopper pump from Vaughan, solids are easily handled and broken apart to keep operations running smoothly. 888-249-2467;


The VEGAPULS C series from VEGA Americas is a stand-alone, loop-powered sensor with an IP68 housing and fixed cable connection, complete with NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 approvals. The 80 GHz radar sensors use precision focusing to deliver reliable measurements regardless of internal obstructions, changing temperatures, condensation or dust. These sensors can easily be adjusted via Bluetooth with a smartphone or tablet, making setup and diagnostics significantly easier. 800-367-5383;


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