WEFTEC Preview

July 1, 2012
New Orleans to Host WEFTEC 2012

New Orleans to Host WEFTEC 2012

WEFTEC 2012, the annual event hosted by the Water Environment Federation, will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 in New Orleans, LA. The program includes 130 technical sessions, 24 workshops and eight local facility tours, and is expected to draw thousands of water quality professionals and exhibitors from around the world.

To date, nearly 900 companies have already reserved over 290,000 net square feet of floor space at the New Orleans Convention Center.

This year's even includes a conference track dedicated to the industrial market. The Industrial Issues and Treatment Technologies track will include a wide variety of presentations. Session topics include Industrial Applications of Membrane Biological Reactors and MBBR; Advances in Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater: Case Histories; Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Modeling and Design; and Value Recovery from Industrial Wastes.

For more information on the event, and details on the individual paper presentations, visit www.weftec.org.

Air, gas flow meter

The ST100 Flow Meter features a variety of communication options, including 4-20 mA analog, frequency/pulse, alarm relays and fully-approved digital communications: HART, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus and Profibus. The meters measure gas mass flow rate, total flow, temperature and pressure. They feature a plug-in card replacement that can be changed out in the field to adapt to changing network communications. Their graphical, multivariable, backlit LCD display provides more information than other thermal flow meter with continuous measurement and alarm status displays.

Fluid Components International
Booth 4755

Vertical screen

JWC Environmental developed the vertical Auger Monster® screening system to fit inside cramped pump stations and provide complete pump protection. The Model AGV screens, cleans and conveys rags and debris straight up and out of the sewer system. The vertical screen is attached to the wall of the pump station next to the inlet pipeline.

JWC Environmental
Booth 4617


Burkert Fluid Control Systems has developed the MultiCELL Type 8619 multi-channel controller for water treatment, food and pharmaceutical applications. In reverse osmosis systems, the controller can be used for monitoring functions as a flow indicator, to measure the ORP value or percentage retention value. The controller can also be used for control tasks, such as regulation of the pH value and the dosing of chemicals and ratio control.

Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Booth 4077

Bypass pumps

Gorman-Rupp offers a new emergency bypass pump that operates on natural gas. The unit features a 6" Super T Series® pump capable of passing a 3" spherical solid and offers a sound-proof lightweight aluminum enclosure. The enclosure has padlockable door panels and can be removed for maintenance of the pump or engine. This unit is a complete back-up package, ready for hook-up.

Gorman-Rupp Co.
Booth 3527

Drain outlet

Assmann offers the patent pending Full Drain Outlet (FDO) assembly for tanks of 2,500 gallons and larger, providing the ability to drain the tank without mechanically installed nozzles. The system is used where heavy solids or salts may accumulate in the bottom of the tank. The company also offers cylindrical double wall tanks which eliminate chemical spills without the expense of lined concrete containment.

Assmann Corp. of America
Booth 3152

Polymer mortar pipe

Non-metallic construction gives Hobas centrifugally cast, fiberglass reinforced, polymer mortar pipe inherent corrosion resistance without linings or coatings. It is widely used in corrosive environments such as industrial effluents, contaminated drainage and foul air as well as cooling and circulating water lines. It is also approved for potable water. Although corrosion resistance is important, the pipe is regularly selected for other performance features and benefits, including light weight, high strength, ease of installation, leak-free push together joints and adaptability to a variety of installation methods including open cut, sliplining, jacking, microtunneling, two-pass tunnel, casing carrier and above ground.

Hobas Pipe USA
Booth 3235

Compact pumps

Thompson Pump now offers its Compact pump series with all the benefits of its JSC series with the new benefits of a smaller size, lighter weight, fewer parts, less maintenance, and lower price. The pumps are 35% smaller and 20% lighter but offer the same performance as a standard size pump with 24-hour run time fuel tank. They are available in the most common diesel-drive portable pump sizes of 4" and 6".

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing
Booth 7939

Pumping systems

seepex Inc. will introduce new pumping equipment at this year's WEFTEC show that will be especially interesting for hypochlorite users. The company will again display the 2011 Innovation award winner - SCT - Smart Conveying Technology. It will also showcase its Cake Pump System.

seepex Inc.
Booth 2801

PVC pipe

CertainTeed has expanded its Certa-Lok C900 restrained-joint PVC pipe product line to include an integral bell design option. The company also added a 14" diameter option to its line of Certa-Lok C905 RJ restrained-joint pipe to meet the growing industry demand for larger size water and sewer pipe system applications. The company also offers the CertaFlo GreenLine PVC sewer pipe, which is optimized for trenchless installation or repair of on-grade gravity sewer systems.

CertainTeed Corp.
Booth 7846

Storage tanks

DN Tanks, the parent company of DYK Inc. and Natgun Corp., specializes in the design and construction of AWWA D110 prestressed concrete tanks used for potable water, wastewater, chilled water and other liquids. With over 130 years of combined experience, and over 2,500 tanks ranging in capacity from 40,000 gallons to 40 million gallons, DN Tanks offers expanded construction capacity, unmatched technical expertise and proficiency in multiple types of proven tank designs to provide customized liquid storage solutions.

DN Tanks
Booth 5038


Universal Flow Monitors offers seven sizes of new battery-powered CoolPoint™ Vortex Shedding flowmeters for water. They are designed for flow spot-check and no power situations. The meters will indicate flow rate or total accumulated flow on an LCD screen. Sizes range from 1/4" to 2" with maximum flow ranges from 4-200 gpm.

Universal Flow Monitors Inc.
Booth 5818

Mixers, agitators

SUMA has specialized in biogas, liquid manure and wastewater agitators since 1957. The company provides low maintenance, high capacity submersible and non-submersible agitators using the latest technology and innovations. Modular and custom solutions are available to fit specific applications. The company will showcase its Optimix 3G 25-330 and new Optimix 3A 30-860, 3 kW submersible mixers at WEFTEC.

SUMA America Inc.
Booth 4671

Diaphragm pump

The IX Series digitally controlled direct-drive diaphragm pump is an extremely accurate and energy efficient pump with high resolution. The IX Series meets today's demand for automated chemical delivery in industries from water treatment to chemical process. Highly precise control offers a solution for any dosing application.

Iwaki America
Booth 7257

Pipe joining

Victaulic has introduced the Vic-Press, a flame-free press system that joins pipe in a matter of seconds. The press-to-connect system is designed for off-the-shelf Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe. It offers safer, more efficient pipe assembly than welding, threading and flanging; and increased strength and durability and improved flow characteristics compared to light-wall tube systems. Vic-Press is ideal for a number of water industry applications, including compressed air/instrument air, dissolved air flotation and aeration lines.

Booth 2736

Compressible media filter

Schreiber's Fuzzy Filter is a compressible media filter for water and wastewater treatment systems. Media compression permits adjustment of the filter pore size to meet process changes. The filter is very high rate, compact and modular, and is applicable to a wide variety of water and wastewater applications. Operating in an up flow design, the filter achieves a high rate of solids removal through the use of synthetic fiber spheres.

Schreiber LLC
Booth 5931

Odor control system

With more than 600 reference sites, the Mónashell biofiltration system from Anua is a sustainable, low maintenance alternative to traditional odor control systems. The reuse of waste shells as media maintains a neutral pH, allowing for effective biological treatment of odorous sulfur compounds in wastewater and air streams without the use of chemicals or nutrient addition.

Booth 1807


The new Accusonic Model 8510 is a multiple-path, transit-time flowmeter. The backward compatible meter is designed to conquer challenging installation and measurement requirements associated with large pipes and channels in a variety of applications. The meter was designed to meet the installation challenges of large ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems which require a very accurate flow measurement to operate most efficiently.

Accusonic Technologies, a Division of ADS® LLC
Booth 1329

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