Product Focus: Flow Control and Monitoring

Product Focus: Flow Control and Monitoring
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Data Loggers and Management

Hermann Sewerin GmbH SePem 155

Leaks in water pipe networks can result in significant water losses. Thanks to systematic monitoring of the network with SePem 155 data loggers from Hermann Sewerin GmbH, you can reliably identify existing leaks and catch new ones much earlier and faster than with conventional methods. In a pipe network, water loss caused by a number of smaller leaks added together is likely to be considerably higher than the loss caused by a few spectacular pipe bursts visible on the surface. Noise loggers are capable of reliably detecting both types of leak site — slowly growing and spontaneously occurring. These data loggers are ideal for mobile use and can also be used for the stationary monitoring of water supply networks. They provide fast and reliable results and can also be reliably operated by less experienced users. The measuring times and periods of radio activity are freely programmable. 888-592-9916;

Flow Control/Monitoring Equipment


The ForeSITE FS-UL ultrasonic level system from ADS Environmental is a solution for flood-prone site monitoring. The low-cost system includes all hardware and software necessary for continuous monitoring of vulnerable locations with two user-defined alarm levels. Moreover, it elevates communication reliability with its redundant cellular communication. The system automatically accesses one of two providers, selecting the most efficient connection, assuring communication continues during critical events. It requires very low maintenance, and its long-life battery enables up to four years of operation. Its compact 3.5-inch height by 4.9-inch diameter provides inconspicuous mounting in remote locations. It is also used for monitoring in stormwater vaults and outfalls, rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and canals. 877-237-9585;

Asahi/America Type-21a SST and Series 19 Smart Pack

Asahi/America’s Type-21a SST PVC flow control ball valve paired with a Series 19 Smart Pack actuator provides a cost-effective, high-accuracy flow control package. It is a suitable solution for OEM and skid manufacturers where space is at a premium, but functionality and power cannot be sacrificed. The Type-21a SST provides a modified equal percentage flow control, with repeatable results across the span of travel. The characterized ball valve requires directional installation and comes equipped with a flow direction label. The Series 19 smart modulating actuator is a multivoltage unit capable of 0.01% accuracy of setpoint. The units can also be assembled on custom prefabricated skids to increase installation time and reduce overall project costs. 800-343-3618;

InfoSense SL-RAT 

The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT, from InfoSense is an acoustic inspection technology used to screen for blockages in small-diameter gravity sewers. It is a highly portable on-site assessment tool that utilizes transmissive acoustics to safely provide a very fast and low-cost understanding of blockage conditions. Hundreds of utilities around the world utilize the SL-RAT to rapidly screen collections systems and better deploy costly cleaning and CCTV resources. This technology offers real-time blockage assessments in 3 minutes or less with no flow contact. 877-747-3245;


KROHNE’s TIDALFLUX 2300 electromagnetic flowmeter with a capacitive level measurement for use in partially filled pipes, is a suitable solution for flow measurement of municipal or industrial wastewater in unpressurized transport lines. This magmeter is also suitable for measurement of effluent brine from dredging, mining or sea/well water injection applications. Unlike open channel systems, this full-bore inline flowmeter is a closed-pipe measuring solution without obstructions and with a much better accuracy at a lower overall cost of ownership. It can be used in full pipes and measures down to 10% full in pipe diameters from 8 to 72 inches. It is traceably accurate to ±1% at maximum flow rates. It is a cost-saving and much safer alternative to open channel systems. 800-356-9464;

Orenco Controls OLS Control Panels

OLS Control Panels from Orenco Controls come with the choice of either integrated starters or variable-frequency drives that optimize system operation. These panels are suitable for a variety of pumping applications such as lift stations, stormwater pump stations, water boosting, dewatering or sludge pumping. They can also be used as a SCADA patch, connecting peripheral equipment to future or existing SCADA systems. Parameters can be configured via a human-machine interface and include a user-friendly startup wizard. Engineers can preprogram user interfaces to the site-specific needs of an installation, making the panel virtually plug-and-play. Maintenance staff can easily adjust settings and monitor the system remotely. These weatherproof control panels are UL 508A listed and include service-rated circuit protection, phase and voltage protection and level controls. 877-257-8712;

Pipe Trekker A-150 

The A-150 from Pipe Trekker is suitable for monitoring and inspections in pipelines of smaller diameters, with a motorized lift arm and camera head centering in 6- to 24-inch pipe. Quick deployment and long battery life make it extremely portable and versatile. With its user-friendly handheld controller, two-case setup, full HD pan/tilt/zoom camera, powerful LED floodlights, laser scaler, hybrid power options and reporting capabilities, it can be effectively utilized in the most remote locations. The crawler is fully steerable and includes a counter reel to enable easy targeting and retrieval. Additionally, modular wheel kits and tracks are available to ensure performance in virtually any environment. 519-342-3177;

PRIMEX icontrol

icontrol from PRIMEX is a suitable solution for operators seeking all the benefits of a full automation and control system without the expense and hassle of owning and maintaining these technologies. The cloud-based solution provides full SCADA functionality with secure remote access to an existing control infrastructure through a managed data center. There is no SCADA-related hardware, software, or licensing to buy, manage or maintain. It interfaces to an existing local PLC control and telemetry network, offering accessibility, full SCADA/HMI, process control, monitoring and alarming, data and reporting, and asset management. Process information is transferred via secure data connection (cellular, broadband, satellite, etc.) to PRIMEX’s data center. Each client then has secure access to its individual system from nearly any internet-enabled device. 844-477-4639;

Sensaphone Sentinel PRO

The cloud-based Sentinel PRO monitoring system with supporting app from Sensaphone provides 24/7 remote monitoring of equipment and environmental conditions at water and wastewater facilities. Users can easily view data values in real time, set alarms, acknowledge alerts and review data from their mobile device. The system seamlessly interfaces with any processing equipment that uses a PLC with Modbus sensors. It supports both Modbus RTU-485 and TCP protocols and can monitor up to 64 Modbus registers and 12 different digital or analog status conditions — including flow rate, power, pump status, tank level, turbidity, pressure, temperature, humidity and water leaks. The system immediately notifies users via text, email or call when sensor readings move outside of preset parameters. It is available with internet or cellular connectivity. 877-373-2700;



The VEROflow VF-10 mobile meter testing system from MARS is designed for high-accuracy field testing of large water meters, up to 10 inches. The system comes with factory-calibrated turbine technology using a 22-point linearization process, eliminating the need for standard meter test calibration curves. It is fully automated and powered by the MARS Meter Management Enterprise Software Suite. At 765 pounds and measuring 28 by 26 by 72 inches, it comes with three NIST traceable turbine meters — 4, 1, and 1/2 inch, for added versatility. The three-actuated V-port valves are controlled automatically by the M3 Enterprise software. The inlet and outlet are equipped with brass National Standard Fire Hose swivel couplings. 352-843-9014;

RKI Instruments GX-Force

The GX-Force is RKI Instruments’ smallest personal 1-4 gas monitor with a strong internal sample pump capable of a 100-foot sampling range. Weighing only 9.8 ounces, it can monitor the standard confined space gases (LEL combustibles, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen sulfide). It is built around high-quality micro-sensor technology, and is compatible with the GX-3R, GX-3R Pro, 04 Series, and Gaswatch 3 instruments. Having two operating modes, it can be used for confined space and safety monitoring in its normal operating mode. A leak check mode is the solution for all leak investigations. It operates 30 hours on a Li-ion battery, and has a large LCD display showing all gas readings, battery level, current time and automatically backlights in alarm conditions. Standard alarm types include vibration, visual, and audible alarms, which can be set to latching or nonlatching. 800-754-5165;


AllMax Software Antero

Tracking equipment and assets is a core part of Antero from AllMax Software. The equipment section creates comprehensive records on equipment with as much detail as needed, including description, location, original value and vendor information. Enter the consequence of failure and probability of failure numbers to calculate asset criticality. Review work order templates and procedures that have been created for a piece of equipment, open work orders and maintenance history. Keep track of equipment with the mapping feature. It sets up reporting success with numerous built-in stock reports, including usage and cost reports, vendor and ordering information, and employee labor. Custom reports are also available as a service through the technical support department. 800-670-1867;

Aquatic Informatics Rio

Rio from Aquatic Informatics is a compliance and operations data management solution for water and wastewater professionals. It helps manage operations, compliance, data and reporting to stay ahead of risk and protect a community’s water supply. It can be used to centralize and organize compliance and operations data in a secure, online platform for a holistic view of the water system — integrated with electronic lab transfers and field data captured through mobile devices. It can also be used to unlock insights with data visualization and dashboards for optimized analysis and empowered decision-making. Its use can help ensure data accuracy with the calculation validation engine to produce reliable, accurate reports for regulatory requirements or internal operations. It also collects data remotely — while connected or offline — for improved visibility without any duplication of effort. It lets utilities achieve efficient, proactive operations by reviewing and analyzing data faster, supporting compliance and more informed decision-making. 877-870-2782;

infinitii flowworks pro 

Operating in a growing customer base of North America’s largest water utilities, infinitii flowworks pro is a predictive analytics software suite that performs real-time analysis, checks flow monitoring status and sets alarms through a single interface, accepting all types of data from any source. It includes infinitii flowworks advanced calculation engine pro. Flowworks users can easily deploy existing algorithms and calculations from the vast Python libraries technologists use every day. Machine learning benefits include forecasting, anomaly detection, predictive maintenance and failure prediction. The types of advanced calculations easily performed include Soil and Water Integrated Model calculations that track and predict climate and land use change impacts at a regional scale, and evapotranspiration calculations used to estimate soil-moisture storage based on precipitation deficit and the maximum water-holding capacity of the soil. 778-200-2056;


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