Spill Preparedness Control Center
Andax Industries LLC has a new patent on its color-coded Spill Preparedness Control Center (SPCC). The color-coded labeling system of the SPCC ensures the correct Spill Pac will be used every time. This system consists of four Spill Pacs with unique color-coded labeling with matching color-coded equipment labels. Potential leak sources can be identified by placing color-coded labels on equipment before a spill or leak occurs. In the event of a spill, just grab the matching color-coded Pac for the equipment label to have the exact sorbents and pads needed to contain and clean up the spill or leak. The SPCC System includes four vacuum-packed Spill Pacs: The orange Combo Pac, yellow Chemical & Hazmat Pac, blue Oil & Oil-Based Pac and the pink Battery Pac. Each Pac will contain or clean up to a 10 gallon spill.
World Water Works, Inc.
DEMON Nitrogen Removal Treatment System
World Water Works’ DEMON treatment system for removal of nitrogen from wastewater provides reliable performance and numerous benefits over traditional nitrification-denitrification systems, making it ideal for municipal and industrial clients that have wastewater streams with high ammonia concentrations.
A DEMON system can play an important role in wastewater treatment energy self-sufficiency, reducing costs, and optimizing any wastewater facility’s footprint. Other major benefits include reductions in ammonia load to the main treatment process, reduced sludge handling volumes, and less greenhouse gas production. More than thirty systems are currently operational using the patented DEMON technology, which was based on extensive academic, lab, field pilot, and full-scale experience.
The DEMON system features ammonia oxidizing bacteria (AOB), which convert half the ammonia to nitrite. A second anaerobic biological process uses Anammox bacteria to convert the combination of nitrite and remaining ammonia directly into nitrogen gas. This system reduces energy requirements by 60 percent, eliminates the need for all chemicals, and produces 90 percent less sludge. The system also features a low carbon footprint – the anaerobic process actually consumes carbon dioxide. The true key to the process success is the patented control strategy and patent pending biomass separation device that enriches the specialized slowly growing biomass. This enhances process robustness and treatment capacity.
World Water Works, Inc.
www RESOURCE DAF
World Water Works, Inc. announces the availability of its new www/RESOURCE DAF, a next generation dissolved air flotation (DAF) system that handles flows from 5,000 to 8,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and is ideal for industries ranging from food processing, to desalination pretreatment, to textiles, to petroleum, and beyond. Pilot treatment plants are available and thorough bench testing and pilot treatability studies are conducted to guarantee results.
With a high total dissolved solids (TDS) and saltwater tolerance, www/RESOURCE DAF provides the flexibility to outperform traditional DAFs and ensure longevity. Heavy duty durable polypropylene construction allows operation over a wide temperature range and pH range of 2-13, so the system offers tremendous treatment flexibility. The system’s design guarantees low operational and maintenance costs. Consistent and reliable performance ensures compliance with government regulations.
The www/RESOURCE DAF system uses DAG (Dissolved Air Generator) technology, which allows the removal of fine insoluble materials by generating 5-12 micron bubbles, the finest in the industry. The DAG system achieves saturation efficiencies that approach 100 percent at low energy consumption. This performance has been documented through upgrades of existing systems that show the new DAG technology improves performance while reducing energy costs by more than 50 percent.
Boemar Products, Inc.
As there is a great concern about the environmental impact of pouring toxic chemicals into the water supply, DRAIN-FX delivers an effective green alternative within the drain cleaning product category. DRAIN-FX is a hydro-mechanical drain cleaning device that uses simple tap water and clever engineering to create a powerful pressure washer, which breaks down clogs and flushes them away.
The DRAIN-FX by Boemar Products, Inc. was designed by a licensed plumber to fit taps with removable aerators and will inevitably surpass any other drain cleaning product currently available. DRAIN-FX comes with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price.
Water-Cone Flow Meter
McCrometer’s Wafer Cone’s new direct mount configuration minimizes installation labor while ensuring accuracy. Direct mounting the transmitter eliminates impulse lines, which not only lowers installation costs but also reduces potential leak points by more than 50 percent. Simple plug-and-play mounting ensures the meter is installed correctly the first time and eliminates a potential source of flow measurement errors.
The Wafer-Cone Flow Meter is ideal for gas or liquid service in line sizes from 1 to 6 inches. The meter’s flangeless design makes installation fast and easy, while the interchangeable cone offers flexibility to accommodate changing flow conditions without the need for recalibration. When flow conditions change over time, the cone can be removed and replaced with a cone at a different beta ratio eliminating the need to buy a new meter.
Space-saving and field-proven, the Wafer-Cone Flow Meter can be installed virtually anywhere in a piping system or be easily retrofit into an existing piping layout. No moving parts, virtually no maintenance, and an economical price make it ideal for applications including: natural gas wellheads, CO2 and water injection, gas lift, compressor anti-surge, fuel gas, separator discharge, biogas reactors, cooling systems, plant HVAC, process gas lines, and more.
The product’s design features a centrally-located cone inside a tube, which interacts with the fluid flow and reshapes the velocity profile to create a lower pressure region immediately downstream. The pressure difference exhibited between the static line pressure and the low pressure created downstream of the cone can be measured via two pressure sensing taps. One tap is placed slightly upstream of the cone and the other is located downstream of the cone. The pressure difference can then be incorporated into a derivation of the Bernoulli equation to determine the fluid flow rate.
Flexible Composite Pipe Coupling
Victaulic’s Style 171 flexible composite pipe coupling is an engineered composite coupling for use where corrosive conditions exist. Ideal for reverse osmosis (RO) skids in vertical and horizontal installations, the Style 171 enables quick and simple installation and provides substantial gains in productivity.
Featuring Victaulic installation-ready technology, the Style 171 eases and speeds installation. The Style 171 does not require disassembly prior to installation; the coupling is simply pushed onto the pipe end as a fully assembled unit and tightened using standard hand tools. The coupling’s design reduces labor hours to complete system installation, eliminates loose components that could be dropped or lost, and reduces installation clearance requirements.
The Style 171 creates a flexible pipe joint, accommodating expansion, contraction, and deflection in the piping system. The injection molded engineered composite housing offers corrosion and UV resistance, and is lighter in weight than ductile iron and stainless steel couplings.
The Style 171 coupling can be used to join standard roll- or cut-grooved PVC and cut-grooved HDPE pipe, and can also be used on stainless steel and FRP. The Style 171 is available in 1½ to 4-inch (40 to 100 millimeter) sizes, and can withstand pressures of up to 150 psi (1,034 kPa), depending on pipe material and wall thickness.
ALLU Stabilization System
The ALLU Stabilization System is a quick, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution that increases the strength and dynamic stiffness of soft soil in order to improve its engineering characteristics and to remediate contaminated soil.
Mass stabilization is a fast and cost-effective method for hardening soft ground by adding binder into the soil. Different types of clay, peat, slurry and other soft ground materials can be transformed into a solid layer by using the mass stabilization method, which can also be used for processing and encapsulating contaminated materials. ALLU Stabilization System consists of three devices: pressure feeder, power mixing unit and control system.
ALLU Group offers a complete line of technologically advanced screening, crushing, windrow turning, soil stabilizing and compacting equipment and attachments for the asphalt, compost, environmental, recycling, green waste, demolition, and pipeline industries.
Bionomic Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of proven air pollution abatement, product, and heat recovery technologies, has announced the first major breakthrough NOx control chemistry for a wide range of scrubber system operations and applications.
Unlike typical NOx sulfide/caustic control chemistry, low toxicity BIONOxSOLVER will not liberate flammable and dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas at pH use conditions and its special proprietary formulation of powerful nitrogen dioxide reducing agents can achieve over 33% greater removal efficiency with a simple addition to caustic.
Typical applications include removal of nitrogen dioxide emissions from catalyst calcining and preparation, precious metals dissolving, acid dipping and pickling of metals, silicon wafer and circuit board etching, nitrite and nitrate chemical production, medicinal production, nitric acid storage and purging, and nitrogen dioxide removal.
TPU Pump Heads
The TPU Pumps Heads by Aalborg Instruments are mounted on a front panel with an adjustable occlusion wall and safety cover. Installation is quick and easy by simply attaching the pump head to the motor using the existing mounting holes. The heads are designed for low to high viscosities and fluids never touch the pump head.
Features for the pump heads include 4 rollers (TPU 1) or 10 rollers (TPU 2) to minimize pulsing, stainless steel rollers and shafts, mountable in any directions, and long tubing life. The maximum lift is 340 in. H2O (12.3 psig) and maximum suction is 350 in. H2O (12.6 psig). The pump head, the tubing’s inside diameter, and the motor’s RPM affect the flow rate.
H2gO Water Purifier
Aqua Research’s H2gO Purifier is a handheld, 3-ounce device that makes water safe to drink with only 2 button clicks. The purifier never needs replacement parts and was designed for extreme environments. The water treatment device is ideal for campers, travelers, and natural disasters. For a limited time, the water purifier is also available at the company’s Indiegogo campaign.
According to the World Health Organization, over 3.4 million people die each year from waterborne disease. Water disinfection is one of the most effective interventions to save lives, but a large proportion of people in poor economies stop disinfecting due to complexity and on-going cost. In contrast, the H2gO Purifier is sustainable even for people at the poverty line because it is both simple to use and free to operate.
The H2gO Purifier works by converting a few grains of common salt to a powerful disinfecting solution in a matter of seconds. It treats 1 to 20 liters of water at a time. It’s driven by a cell phone battery that can be charged by the integrated solar panel or USB, able to treat 300 liters of water per charge. Only one hour of sunlight makes over 1 gallon of safe water. There is even an LED flashlight for night-time operation.
Electro-Chemical Devices, Inc.
T80 Universal Transmitter
Process and plant engineers in search of a powerful process analyzer for multiple analytical measurements will find that the Model T80 Universal Transmitter from Electro-Chemical Devices, Inc. provides a versatile, easy-to-use, economical solution for virtually all liquid analytical measurements.
Featuring a highly intelligent digital transmitter protocol, the T80 Universal Transmitter simplifies process measurement and reduces maintenance costs for seven common industrial plant parameters. Process measurement has never been easier or more affordable than with the T80’s virtually plug-and-play capabilities, which simplify daily operations and maintenance while reducing instrumentation costs simultaneously.
The ECD Model T80 Universal Transmitter is a single channel transmitter designed for the continuous measurement of multiple parameters in a general-purpose industrial environment: pH, ORP, pION, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Conductivity or Resistivity. The Model T80 digitally communicates with any ECD Model S80 Intelligent Sensor and automatically conﬁgures the transmitter’s menus and display screens to the measured parameter. The Model T80 automatically configures to any of the listed measurements so that there is no need to inventory multiple instrument types, saving time and reducing plant operating costs.
The T80 Universal Transmitter is flexible and user-friendly. It offers membrane switch navigation, a simple menu structure and soft key menu choices and an easy-to-read 2 ¾ -x- 1 ½ inch LCD display. The T80 accepts any S80 intelligent sensor or any standard pH, ORP or pION sensor with solution ground using the optional T80 input card. It is available with 4-20 mA output with MODBUS RTU on 24 VDC and 110/220 VAC instruments. The T80 can be configured with optional HART 7 communication and an optional three alarm relay.
Vindum Engineering, Inc.
CV Series Valves
Vindum Engineering, Inc. (VEI) announces the release of its patented high pressure and high precision CV Series Valves, capable of continuous operation at pressures up to 20,000 PSI. Either On-Off or 3-Way/4-Position models are available. This patented VEI valve design can be used in high temperature applications and/or with corrosive fluids, further enhancing its operating envelope.
This high-pressure model is pneumatically operated via a set of small, low voltage pilot valves. The valves are available in a wide range of seal materials as well as corrosion resistant wetted parts (Stainless Steel or Hastelloy C-276), with either 1/8 or 1/4 inch fittings for high pressure tubing.
This new valve maintains a constant internal fluid volume and does not trap any fluid within the valve body when switched. This is one of the unique aspects of VEI’s patented valve design that delivers superior, reliable performance in a wide range of operating environments.
Fluid Components International
The ST100 Series Flow Meter sets a new industry benchmark in process and plant air/gas flow measurement, delivering unsurpassed adaptability and value to meet plant gas flow measurement applications for today and tomorrow.
The ST100 Flow Meter’s graphical, multivariable, backlit LCD display/readout brings new meaning to the term “process information”. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive information with continuous display of all process measurements and alarm status, and the ability to interrogate for service diagnostics.
The user-friendly ST100 stores up to five unique calibration groups to accommodate broad flow ranges, differing mixtures of the same gas and multiple gases, and obtains up to 1000:1 turndown. An optional, patent-pending SpectraCal Gas Equivalency calibration method lets users select and switch between 10 common gases. An on-board data logger with an easily accessible, removable 2-GB micro-SD memory card capable of storing 21 million readings comes standard.
The ST100 offers three different types of flow sensors to best match user applications. The fast-response FPC-style is a fast response features an integral flow conditioner and protective shroud optimized for compressed air and clean gas applications. The fast-response, general purpose FP-style features a protective shroud and is the sensor used with FCI’s VeriCal in-situ calibration option. For wet or dirty gases, or erratic flows, the unshrouded S-style facilitates easy cleaning and provides a smoothed response.
The ST100 can be calibrated to measure virtually any process gas, including wet gas, mixed gases and dirty gases. The basic insertion style air/gas meter features a thermal flow sensing element that measures flow from 0.25 to 1000 SFPS (0.07 NMPS to 305 NMPS) with accuracy of ±0.75 percent of reading, ±0.5 percent of full scale.
Designed for rugged industrial processes and plants, ST100 Flow Meters include service up to 850ºF and are available with both integral and remote (up to 1000 feet) electronics versions. The ST100 is agency approved for hazardous environments, including the entire instrument, the transmitter and the rugged, NEMA 4X/IP67 rated enclosure. Instrument approvals in addition to ATEX and IECEx include FM and FMc.
FPI Mag Flow Meter
Municipal and industrial engineers will find McCrometer’s FPI Mag (Full Profile Insertion) Electromagnetic Flow Meter features the new M-Series Converter, providing excellent accuracy to ±0.5% of reading and has obtained CSA certification to UL 61010-1 and CSA C22.2 No.61010-1-04, expanding the markets and applications for this meter.
Featuring an advanced filtering algorithm, McCrometer’s M-Series Converter supports FPI Mag Flow Meter accuracy of ±0.5% of reading from 1 to 32 ft/s and ±1% from 0.3 to 1 ft/s. The M-Series Converter offers many other new features, including built-in dual 4-20 mA outputs for communication flexibility, additional programmable outputs to support SCADA systems, and a simplified menu structure for ease of use.
The FPI Mag installs without service interruption making it ideal for retrofits, upgrades, and maintenance projects and sites never metered before. The hot tap installation reduces installation time by eliminating the need to de-water lines or cut pipe, saving customers up to 45%.
The FPI Mag is available for forward-flow only or a bi-directional measurement for line sizes from 4 to 138 inches. The flow sensor comes pre-calibrated from McCrometer’s NIST traceable Calibration Lab and requires no recalibration in the field.
Typical municipal water applications for the FPI Mag include wells, booster stations, effluent, filter balancing and backwash, pumping stations, UV dosing, and potable water distribution. The product also supports applications in a wide range of industrial process plants including chemical, electric power, food/beverage, oil/gas refining, metals/mining, pulp/paper, and more.
GF Piping Systems
GF Piping Systems has introduced the second generation Signet 9900 Transmitter featuring a Batch Controller option, along with all the proven features of the original model. The new Signet 9900 Transmitter (Generation II) supports multiple parameters that include flow, pH/ORP, Conductivity/Resistivity, Salinity, Temperature, Pressure, Level, and 4 to 20 mA Signals, and also Batch Systems.
Customers can convert their second generation 9900 Transmitter to a Batch Controller System by simply plugging in the new Batch Module and Relay Module, thereby maintaining the product’s original intent of consolidating multiple platforms into one while increasing their service level and reducing inventory.
The 9900 features an extra large (3.90” x 3.90”) auto-sensing backlit display that allows visibility at 4-5 times the distance of other transmitters. This highly illuminated display and large characters reduce the risk of misreading or misinterpreting the displayed values. The display shows separate lines for units, main and secondary measurements as well as a dial-type digital bar graph. Output accuracy is ±32 μA maximum error @ 25ºC @ 24 VDC with resolution of 6 μA or better. Other capabilities include relay and warning LEDs, and an intuitive menu for easy programming. Standards and approvals include NEMA 4X/IP65, CE, UL, CUL, RoHS and China RoHS.
The new 9900 Batch Control System is well suited for batch processes, filter backwash initiation, chemical addition, and canning and bottling. Other applications fulfilled by the 9900’s multi-parameter capabilities make it ideal for water and wastewater treatment, reverse osmosis, deionization, chemical dosing and delivery, metal and plastic finishing, fume scrubbers, cooling towers, and all types of filtration.