May 1, 2007
With the creation of its Stormwater Group, Chas. H. Sells Inc. (SELLS), based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, is now well positioned to offer quality services in what has become a dynamic....

Stormwater services

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With the creation of its Stormwater Group, Chas. H. Sells Inc. (SELLS), based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, is now well positioned to offer quality services in what has become a dynamic element of public and private land development and transportation projects. The group is led by Andy Hadsell, P.E., CFM, who also recently joined SELLS’ Cary, NC, office. The office provides land development, traffic engineering, surveying/GPS, aerial mapping and GIS services to public and private sector clients throughout the region. Chas. H. Sells Inc., Cary, NC, 919-678-0035,

Doppler profiling system

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SonTek/YSI has released three new versions of its popular Argonaut-SL current and profiling systems - the SL3000, SL1500 and SL500. It allows customers to: measure water velocity in bodies of water previously considered “immeasurable”; measure in shallower water conditions, in narrower channels; expand applications options, with more frequencies to choose from; and instantly and easily calculate discharge with FlowPack Velocity Indexing software now a standard feature. SonTek/YSI Inc., San Diego, CA, 858-546-8327,

Stormwater flow meter

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Facility and infrastructure engineers responsible for pollution and flood control will find the Marsh Multi-MagTM flow meter from McCrometer provides a reliable, scalable and economical solution to measuring and monitoring highly variable flows of stormwater runoff. It’s an advanced multi-point measurement solution that provides unprecedented accuracy in the most difficult flow conditions - such as low flows, wide flow ranges, and flows containing sand and grit. McCrometer, Hemet, CA, 800-220-2279,

Clamp-on meter

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Accusonic Technologies, a division of ADS LLC, announces a permanent clamp-on transit-time flow meter, the Accusonic® Model 797. This is a complement to the Accusonic Model 787 portable clamp-on transit-time flow meter introduced in July. The new model is a versatile system that measures flow rate and total flow in full pipes ranging from 1” to 236” without pipe disturbance or pressure loss. It’s capable of 1-path, 2-path, or 4-path flow measurement to reduce affects of distorted flow profiles and cross flow. Accusonic Technologies, West Wareham, MA, 508-273-9600,

Leaching chamber

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Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) has expanded its ARC chamber product line with additional production capabilities at its Winchester, KY, facility. The full family of ARC and traditional BioDiffuser® leaching chambers will be manufactured in the Winchester facility by 2008. To date the line has consisted of the ARC 36 - with the first mold introduced in January 2006, the ARC 36 HC in October 2006 and the second ARC 36 mold in November 2006. In January 2007, the ARC 24 was introduced and it is expected that a new addition, the ARC 18, will soon be added to the line. Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., Hilliard, OH, 800-733-7473,

Header systems

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CULTEC Inc. offers the HVLVTM 180 and V8TM Header Systems designed to work seamlessly with the company’s line of Recharger® 180, 280, 330 and V8TM plastic stormwater chambers. The HVLVTM Systems are used as replacements for conventional pipe manifold systems in stormwater applications. Both header systems are a combination of interlocking plastic chamber-type sections. As stormwater runoff travels through, side portals make the necessary tee connections and convey the water into CULTEC’s plastic stormwater chambers. CULTEC Inc., Brookfield, CT, 800-428-5832,

H2SO4 resistant piping

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Available from Asahi/America, Halar® (E-CTFE) is the only piping material resistant to 98% sulfuric acid (H2SO4) that may be currently used in water and wastewater applications. A 1:1 alternating copolymer of ethylene and CTFE (chlorotrifluoroethylene), it contains about 80% CTFE, one of the most chemically resistant building blocks allowable to make a polymer. It is most likely the best material for handling high concentrations of sodium hypochlorite, sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide. Asahi/America Inc., Malden, MA, 877-242-7244,

Pump protection flow switch

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Process and plant engineers tired of repairing or replacing pumps because of unpredictable liquid or slurry flows in their pipelines that cause pump overheating or failure will find the advanced dual alarm FlexSwitch® FLT Pump Protection Flow Switch from Fluid Components International (FCI) improves process control by adding an extra margin of safety, which keeps pumps running longer and more reliably with less frequent maintenance over an expanded lifetime to reduce total operational costs. FCI, San Marcos, CA, 800-854-1993,

Duplex stainless steel

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With the addition of RA2507 plate products and welding consumables, Rolled Alloys now offers a complete line of duplex stainless steels including LDX 2101 and RA2205. RA2507 is a super duplex stainless steel with 25% chromium, 7% nickel, and 4% molybdenum that offers a combination of high strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and better economy than nickel alloys. It possesses a minimum yield strength of 80,000 psi and is approved for ASME pressure vessel use. It’s highly resistant to chloride environments and is suitable for seawater applications such as desalination and offshore oil equipment. Rolled Alloys, Temperance, MI, 800-863-3857,

UV disinfection

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Calgon Carbon unveiled at the 2006 Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC) the launch of the new Sentinel® 24 ultraviolet drinking water disinfection system. Designed to treat flows up to 20 million gallons per day (75 MLD), the system is the latest addition to the Sentinel UV drinking water disinfection product line. Set to undergo third-party validation under the USEPA LT2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule guidelines, it can effectively disinfect drinking water in medium-sized treatment plants. Calgon Carbon Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, 412-787-6795,

Sewage grinder service

Maintaining and operating the industry-leading Muffin Monster® sewage grinder will get easier and more efficient thanks to the new MonsterCare service program. The program offers an affordable arrangement for customers that want to ensure equipment operate at the highest level of efficiency for the longest period of time at a fixed cost. It provides coverage for cutters, reducers, shafts, bearings, seals and many other components inside the grinder, and even includes coverage for standard shipping. JWC Environmental, Costa Mesa, CA, 800-331-2277,

Static mixers

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Chemineer’s patented Kenics® HEV static mixer provides pressure drops up to 75% lower than any other available and can handle turbulent-flow mixing processes regardless of line size or shape. With uniform and complete blending, it limits mixer length to less than 1½ pipe diameters, resulting in space savings as well. Designed for water and wastewater treatment processes, it can be configured for non-circular cross sections and open channels, for efficient additive blending in places not suitable for traditional static mixers. Chemineer Inc., Dayton, OH, 937-454-3200,

Condition monitoring video

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Learn about the lightweight VIBXPERT® - an advanced two-channel vibration analyzer, and VIBSCANNER® - a multi-function vibration data collector. The video demonstrates the features and benefits of both of these portable, easy-to-use and powerful vibration tools. In addition, entry level to advanced multi-point permanently installed ‘online’ monitoring systems are shown. All of these products, both hand-held and online, share the flexible OMNITREND® software platform. OMNITREND allows easy setup while providing advanced analysis and diagnostics capabilities to store, evaluate and document equipment faults. Ludeca Inc., Doral, FL, 305-591-8935,

Progressing cavity pumps

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Moyno® Progressing Cavity Pumps provide numerous performance enhancing benefits to users within the oil and gas industry. They’re capable of handling clean, clear liquids as well as thick, abrasive, and corrosive fluids and slurries, even with viscosities over 1,000,000 cps. The product line includes models capable of generating flow rates up to 2,500 gpm and pressures to 2,100 psi. A variety of proprietary Ultra-Flex® stator elastomers and Ultra-Shield® rotor coatings sustains peak pumping efficiencies even in the most corrosive and/or abrasive service environments. Moyno Inc., Springfield, OH, 877-486-6966,

Communications module

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ProSoft Technology’s new inRAx Wireless Ethernet/IP Communication Module (MVI56-WA-EIP) acts as a wireless bridge, enabling remote connectivity between a ControlLogix processor and 802.11 wireless devices including: PCs, Laptops, radio modems such as the RadioLinx Industrial HotspotTM, and other MVI56-WA-EIP modules. The MVI56-WA-EIP module allows programming over the backplane and acts as a server to RSLinx, allowing for multiple programs such as RSLogix5000 and/or RSView products to communicate simultaneously with the processor. ProSoft Technology Inc., Bakersfield, CA, 661-716-5100,

Maintenance on demand

It’s expected over the next several years that a large portion of the U.S. workforce will retire, leaving many organizations with a loss of their in-house knowledge base. To address this developing issue, Trico Corp. introduces Trico On Demand, a members only resource for organizations to go to for solutions as needed. The company’s service personnel have years of real-life plant maintenance and reliability experience. They don’t rely just on academic understandings but rather firsthand expertise. Numerous companies around the world have benefited from this value-added approach. Trico Corp., Pewaukee, WI, 800-558-7008,

Blower packages

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Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems introduces a new generation of blower packages, the PneuMax II. It’s a pre-assembled integral packaged system - perfect for wastewater applications - offering the same Tuthill quality as well as brand new features for ease of maintenance. Features include: Powder coated noise enclosure; quiet operation at 70-85 dBA (85 dBA maximum free field); automatic belt tensioning with visual tension indicator; small, compact footprint; easy access doors; front mounted gauges; power ventilation system, and lubrication access at front door. Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems, Springfield, MO, 800-825-6937,

Enterprise software

Iconics visualization and connectivity solutions from the shop floor to top floor include the OPC-based GENESIS32TM HMI/SCADA and BizVizTM real-time manufacturing intelligence software suites. GENESIS32 V9 includes hundreds of new features including DataWorXTM Redundancy, OPC Tunneling and MonitorWorXTM centralized diagnostics and application monitoring. BizViz V9 is comprised of PortalWorXTM real-time visualization and collaboration, ReportWorXTM scheduled reports charting and analytics, BridgeWorXTM enterprise-wide data bridging and integration, and new Alarm AnalyticsTM alarm management. Iconics, Foxborough, MA, 508-543-8600,

Vortex sump pump

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Vertiflo Pump offers the Series 900 Industrial Vertical Immersion Vortex Sump Pump for service in industrial and municipal applications. Applications include chemical slurries, fragile food processing solids, paper & pulpy solids, petroleum and oils, sewage, wastewater treatment, and textiles. With heads to 170’ and temperatures to 350°F, the pump is designed for dirty pumping services with minimal maintenance and is built for pit depths up to 26’ deep with flows to 1,600 gpm. Standard construction materials available are cast iron, 316SS Fitted or All 316SS. Vertiflo Pump Co., Cincinnati, OH, 513-530-0888,

Motor control platform

International Rectifier, IR®, introduces a sensorless sinusoidal motor control platform that delivers quieter operation and higher efficiency for variable-speed pump applications up to 300W. By effectively controlling pump operation over a wide range of flow requirements, variable-speed pumps can cut energy consumption by up to 50%. The latest iMOTIONTM integrated design platform consists of a mixed-signal controller, the IRMCF371, and companion intelligent power module for the power stage, as well as algorithms, development software, and design tools. International Rectifier, El Segundo, CA, 310-726-8316,

Digital pump controller

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Neptune Chemical Pump Co. has introduced an all digital version of its Electric Stroke Controller, which automatically regulates the flow rate of the company’s metering pumps in response to a 4-20 mA control signal. The unit also accepts 0-5 vDC and 0-10 vDC analog control signals or can be operated from incremental dry contact closures. The new actuator features an identical housing structure to its analog predecessor, allowing for upgrade of older pumps. Neptune Chemical Pump Co., Lansdale, PA, 215-699-8700,

Corrosion detection transmitters

Pepperl+Fuchs CorrTran corrosion detection transmitters now provide multivariable outputs with a single transmitter, including general and local corrosion rates, as well as conductivity, via a two-wire loop powered 4-20 mA signal with HART protocol. This allows users to determine effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors, and to detect and correct corrosion issues through upkeep and preventative maintenance before they become a costly problem. The latest family of these transmitters uses a new algorithm of the LPR (Linear Polarization Resistance), HDA (Harmonic Distortion Analysis) and ECN (ElectroChemical Noise) measurement for greater accuracy. Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, 330-486-0002,

Communication, IT security

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To bring even greater openness to automation and control applications, Beckhoff Automation’s TwinCAT automation software now conforms to OPC UA (Unified Architecture). As one of the first to implement the new OPC UA specification, Beckhoff featured a live demonstration of it in its PC-based controllers at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2006 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany. OPC is an established and recognized standard for data exchange between control and HMI in manufacturing and process automation. Beckhoff Automation LLC, Burnsville, MN, 952-890-0000,

IAQ monitor

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Carltex’s new Multinorm is a universal all-in-one instrument for monitoring indoor environmental and air quality (IEQ/IAQ) parameters. Available measurements include air temperature, air velocity, relative humidity, dew point, illuminance, luminance, CO, CO2 and sound (Class 1 & 2) analyses. Additional features include luminance measurement, contrast, globe temperature, thermocouple (contact temperature), PMV (predictive mean vote), PPD (predictive percentage of dissatisfied) and WBGT (wet bulb globe temperature). Carltex Inc., Centerport, NY, 631-754-2580,

Digital camera system

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The new Olympus DP20 digital camera for microscopy is the latest camera concept, offering a smooth, easy-to-view live display of high-resolution images at 15 frames per second and standalone operation. Image quality is consistent when integrated with either a high-definition UXGA monitor or projector, and is ideal for all imaging requirements within teaching and industrial environments. Capable of being operated by either the convenient standalone control unit or by PC, the new 2-megapixel CCD Olympus DP20 digital camera offers total flexibility for microscopists. Olympus Life & Materials Science Europa GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 2 37 73 - 5426,

EPA Tier 3 generators

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New diesel generator sets from Cummins Power Generation, rated at 80, 100, 125 and 150 kW, are EPA Tier-3 compliant and ideal for supplying standby or prime power to commercial buildings, hotels and office complexes. The 80 kW DSFAE and 100 kW DSGAA generator sets are the first EPA Tier 3-certified units on the market at their respective power nodes, continuing the company’s leadership in providing advanced emissions solutions. Model DSGAB is rated at 125 kW and model DSGAC is rated at 150 kW. Models DSGAA (100 kW), DSGAB (125 kW) and DSGAC (150 kW) feature the Cummins six-cylinder QSB7 turbocharged charge air cooled (CAC) diesel engine. Cummins Power Generation, Minneapolis, MN, 763-574-5942,

Sealless centrifugal pump

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Wanner Engineering’s Stan-Cor MK Series non-metallic centrifugal pumps are designed to pump the harshest chemicals. These rugged, ANSI sealless pumps offer maximum chemical resistance and feature dual volutes and hydraulically balanced operation to reduce bearing failures by eliminating thrust loads. They’re easy to assemble, and are available in three sizes with 60Hz operation at up to 3,500 rpm and 330 gpm, and 50Hz operation at up to 2900 rpm and 62 M3/H. A pump casing of thick, carbon fiber filled Kynar (PVDF) eliminates permeation problems common to lined metal casings. Chemical resistant, glass filled case and flange supports provide superior performance and durability compared with painted metal pumps. Wanner Engineering Inc., Minneapolis, MN, 612-332-5681,

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