Sept. 1, 2004
Optimizing pretreatment systems (clarifiers, filters, etc.) is the key to maintaining performance of downstream equipment such as reverse osmosis, demineralizers, and boilers.

Ultrapure water optimization

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Optimizing pretreatment systems (clarifiers, filters, etc.) is the key to maintaining performance of downstream equipment such as reverse osmosis, demineralizers, and boilers. Chemtrac's streaming current monitors help optimize the addition of coagulants prior to filtration. The particle counter, Model PC2400D, and particle monitor, Model PM2500, provides a level of on-line, continuous, monitoring not achievable with SDI (silt density index), or turbidity measurement. The counter/monitor use laser and LED, light extinction/fluctuation methods which can detect a few parts per billion (ppb) of particulates as small as 1 micron. The on-line, flow through sensors eliminate sampling/testing variances often encountered in manual, SDI or Millipore analyses. Sensors can be multiplexed to provide real-time monitoring of filters, condensates, or any other component of the pretreatment/feedwater system.

Chemtrac Systems Inc.
Norcross, GA
Tel: 800-442-8722

Gas chlorinator

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Chlorinators Inc. is the manufacturer of the Regal gas chlorinator. The all-vacuum system virtually eliminates the possibility of gas leaks. Regal is directly mounted with the strongest yoke in industry. It has an extremely tough and resilient diaphragm and is made with corrosion-resistant materials. The chlorinator is carefully assembled by hand, and then tested by skilled technicians. With only 68 parts, it is easy to maintain and clean. The chlorinator is used in the disinfection of industrial water and wastewater, ground water, surface water, process water, cooling towers, and more.

Chlorinators Inc.
Stuart, FL
Tel: 772-288-4854

Self-priming diesel pumps

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The new Godwin Dri-Prime® diesel pumps combine high head capabilities with solids handling. These automatic self-priming pumps are available in sizes from 2'' to 16'', achieve maximum flows to 10,000 gpm heads to 600' and solids handling to 5'' in diameter. Dri-Prime pumps are available in high volume, high head and jetting models; with diesel engine or electric drive and with sound attenuated enclosures. Two new high volume diesel automatic self-priming models – the CD103M and CD160M Dri-Prime pumps – offer heads from 145 feet to 300 feet with 3 inch solids handling – ideal for lift station applications, process or storm water sewer bypass pumping, and API separator and clarifier cleaning and empting.

Godwin Pumps
Bridgeport, NJ
Tel: 856-467-3636

Luminescent DO meters

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Hach introduces the new Portable Hach LDO™ HQ10 Dissolved Oxygen Meter and HQ20 Dissolved Oxygen/ pH/mV Meter. Both systems apply a unique sensor material that luminesces more quickly to an internal stimulating light-emitting diode (LED) when oxygen is present. This breakthrough methodology eliminates deteriorating electrodes, membranes and electrolyte solutions of traditional polarographic or galvanic sensor systems. The result – proven by process control operators – is fast and accurate DO measurement with significantly reduced maintenance.

Hach Company
Loveland, CO
Tel: 800-227-4224

Pump controls

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PumpSmart Control Solutions introduces the PumpSmart Model 200 Version 4.0, a major addition to the award-winning PumpSmart product line. This is a microprocessor-based variable speed drive programmed specifically for centrifugal pumps up to 700 HP. Improvements include: a patent-pending Torque Pump Protect (TPP) algorithm feature, MultiVariable Control radio controller and patented pump wear monitor. The TPP monitors pump loads to determine operational conditions such as running below minimum flow, dry running and run-out conditions and compensates for speed changes and mechanical losses common on smaller pumps with mechanical seals. This advanced pump protection is without need for more sensors and can be used on all operating macros, including speed control and multi-pump processes.

PumpSmart Control Solutions/Div. of ITT Ind.
Seneca Falls, NY
Tel: 800-734-7867

Telcordia qualified connectors

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Singlemode LC Connectors and Jumpers from Tyco Electronics, a business segment of Tyco International, are now qualified to Telcordia GR-326, Issue 3; Service Life-Part A, using standard match-cladding fiber. Not only did attenuation average less than 0.07 dB at all four wavelengths, but transmission with applied load results never exceeded 0.2dB, bettering the objective of 0.3dB.

Tyco Electronics
Harrisburg, PA
Tel: 717-986-5421

Insertable magmeter

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Marsh-McBirney's Multi-Mag insertable multi-electrode sensor is ideal for pipe sizes 4"-120". An array of electromagnetic sensors are strategically located on the insertable probe that spans the entire pipe diameter. The insertable probe detects and compensates for shifting flow profiles.

Marsh-McBirney Inc.
Frederick, MD
Tel: 800-368-2723

Water treatment system

USFilter is now offering the PowerMax Series, a complete line of equipment designed to convert surface, well or gray water into high-quality water suitable for use as boiler feed, NOx control or turbine fogging. The series also includes proprietary systems for steam condensate polishing.

Plainfield, IL
Tel: 866-953-4636

System fabrication

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Azco provides shop fabricated piping assemblies for power projects located throughout the United States and Canada. With over 60,000 square feet of shop floor space, the company can provide a variety of fabricated power plant water systems. The fabrication division offers services in pipe fabrication, tank fabrication and custom plate assemblies.

Azco Inc.
Appleton, WI
Tel: 920-734-5791

Control valves

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Holter Regelarmaturen GmbH (HORA) is one of Germany's leading manufacturers of control valves with more than 35 years of experience. The independent company specializes in the design and manufacturing of severe service valves in power plants, e.g turbine bypass stations, desuperheaters, pump protection valves and feedwater control valves. The company's minimum flow valves protect centrifugal pumps from possible damages caused by thermal and hydraulic overloads at low load operations.

HORA Holter Regelarmaturen GmbH & Co. KG
Tel: +49 (0) 52 07-89 03-0

Cooling tower supplies

Cooling Tower Depot (CTD) is a full service cooling tower supplier, providing a broad range of new and replacement cooling towers designed to meet the specific requirements of each project. The company also provides repairs, upgrades and replacement parts for all makes and models of existing cooling towers.

Cooling Tower Depot, Inc.
Golden, CO
Tel: 720-746-1234

Check valves

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DFT® in-line, spring assisted silent check valves can prevent water hammer and reverse flow, common problems for water-processing applications involving horizontal or vertical piping. The Check Valve Doctor™ provides three designs to meet power plant needs, the GLC, SCV and WLC. The GLC is a compact flange design for lines up to 24'', the SCV handles threaded and socket weld lines 3'' and under, while the WLC wafer design installs between flanges to 10''.

DFT Inc.
Exton, PA
Tel: 800-206-4013

Valve supplier

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KF Contromatics offers a variety of valves, ranging from fully automated to hand operated. Products include butterfly valves from 2 1/2''-35''; rubber lined resilient valves from 2''-48'', check valves from 2''-60'' and a complete line of ball valves. Packages include a selection of operating choices from hand to pneumatic and electric systems. KF provides diverse materials of construction from standard to severe.

KF Contromatics Industrial Products
Oklahoma City, OK
Tel: 800-654-4842

Two-wire transmitter

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The Solu Comp Model XMT family of transmitters can be used to measure pH, ORP, contacting conductivity, toroidal conductivity, DO, free chlorine, monochloramine and ozone. The transmitter has a rugged weatherproof, corrosion resistant NEMA 4X enclosure with a choice of panel or pipe/surface mounting. It has a two-line, 16-character display and menu screens for calibrating and registering choices that are intuitive and easily understood.

Emerson Proc. Mgmt., Rosemount Analytical Inc.
Irvine, CA
Tel: 949-757-8500

Storage tanks

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CB&I provides turnkey engineering, procurement/fabrication and construction of flat bottom tanks at power plants to store potable water, demineralized water, fuel oil and other fluids. The company's Strata-Therm® flat bottom tanks store stratified chilled water for Thermal Energy Storage (TES). When applied to power plant Turbine Inlet Cooling systems, the tanks reduce the capital costs and on-peak operating costs of mechanical water chillers.

CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.)
The Woodlands, TX
Tel: 832-513-1000

Fluid flow measurement

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Wyatt Engineering designs and manufactures differential-producing flow elements such as venturi tubes, flow nozzles, orifice plates, and pitot tubes. These meters are used throughout industry for many fluid flow measurement applications. With both ISO 9001:2000 and PED/97/23/EC certifications, the company can supply these meters to a worldwide market. The highlighted product at PowerGen will be the BVT-U venturi tube, which offers a combination of high accuracy, rangeability, and high differential with low head-loss, for both liquid and gaseous flows.

Wyatt Engineering LLC
Lincoln, RI
Tel: 401-334-1170

Heat tracing systems

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Nelson Heat Tracing Systems introduces the newest addition to its CM line of heat trace control and monitoring systems. The CM-3 Circuit Management System is PLC based and assembled from standard industrial automation products. By using standard automation platforms in its design, issues around equipment reliability, support and maintenance are greatly reduced over custom electronics and proprietary components.

Nelson Heat Tracing Systems
East Granby, CT
Tel: 800-406-9618

Mag-drive plastic pumps

Immune to failure due to rust or corrosion, a new line of all-plastic magnetic drive pumps from Hayward Industrial are warranted against failure for two years of service. The new Webster Series R Mag Drive Pumps are designed to stand up to aggressive applications, such as corrosive and ultra-pure services found in the water industry. The pump has a sealless design that results in zero emissions and no leakage due to seal failure. The pumps are available single or three phase motors with horsepower ratings from 1/2 hp to 5 hp.

Hayward Industrial Products Inc.
Elizabeth, NJ
Tel: 908-351-5400

Collector wells

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Collector Wells International develops water supplies from groundwater, surface water and infiltrated sources. The company constructs radial collector wells, infiltration galleries, recharge wells, outfalls, seawater collectors, surface water intakes and high capacity wells to develop cooling water for power plants. Its worldwide services include hydrogeologic investigations and design support. Intake yields per unit run from 1,000 to over 100,000 gpm, with low screen entrance velocities to minimize screen plugging and impingement.

Collector Wells International, Inc.
Columbus OH
Tel: 614-888-6263


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Kansas City Deaerator Co. is a supplier of deaerators worldwide. Founded in 1989, the staff has over 100 years of combined experience. The company pioneered the integral deaerator design used on HRSGs industry-wide and has implemented numerous updates to the traditional deaerator design to meet the rigors of the current power market. KCD was also instrumental in re-establishing the HEI Deaerator Section and remains an active member today.

Kansas City Deaerator Co.
Overland Park, KS
Tel: 913-338-2111

Centrifuge dewatering system

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For its new pre-assembled centrifuge dewatering package system – Centrapac™, USFilter mounted its Centramax™ centrifuge on a skid with all necessary ancillary equipment. Piped and wired from feed pump to cake transfer, the system is pre-engineered and ready to go, with minimal on-site installation requirements. Ideal for small municipalities and industrial biological waste generators, the system is configured to customers' needs and is flexible to accommodate changes in process volumes, varying particle sizes and sludge types.

USFilter Corp./A Siemens Company
Holland, MI
Tel: 800-245-3006

Membrane treatment systems

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Zenon Environmental is a provider of membrane technology and ancillary systems for water and wastewater treatment. The company's patented membrane systems specialize in purifying drinking water and RO pre-treatment, treating wastewater for safe discharge into the environment, and recycling wastewater for reuse. It also supplies high purity water treatment systems employing ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, EDI and other technologies.

Zenon Environmental Inc.
Oakville, ON, Canada
Tel: 905-465-3030

Ultrasonic level sensor

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Ametek Drexelbrook has launched a new family of ultrasonic devices — the IntelliScan™ and UniScan™ non-contact, ultrasonic level measurement instruments. The units deliver radar-like performance at an ultrasonic price and have the flexibility to measure liquids, solids and open channel flow. The UniScan also has the added benefit of being a 2-wire, intrinsically safe design. The instruments self adjust to virtually all types of conditions and environments and feature automatic ambient temperature adjustment.

Ametek Drexelbrook
Horsham, PA
Tel: 215-674-1234

MBR for wastewater

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Ionics offers Membrane BioReactor (MBR) systems for municipal and industrial waste treatment, providing high quality effluent ideal for conserving drinking water resources because it meets requirements for irrigation, industrial applications, aquifer injection and other nonpotable uses. Ionics MBR systems replace the sedimentation process used in conventional wastewater treatment by removing the suspended materials with a microfiltration (MF) membrane.

Ionics Inc.
Watertown, MA
Tel: 617-673-4317

Level measurement

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SOR offers a new two-wire non-contact ultrasonic transmitter, model U11. This product provides all the features of its four-wire ULT line in a low-cost two-wire version. The transmitter uses low frequency sound and a high power sensing signal with adaptive gain. It can be used in applications with steam, condensate, foam or dust. The transmitter features push-button programming, plain English menus, echo elimination and optional 2-way communications.

SOR Inc.
Lenexa, KS
Tel: 913-888-2630

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