Mueller Water Products recognized for Best Smart Water Solution

Mueller Water Products Inc. received the 2016 Best Smart Water Solution award at the third annual Smart Water Summit in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  This is the second time Mueller Water Products has won this award, which recognizes innovative solutions to help utilities implement smart technology in water distribution systems. The Company was recognized for smart technology solutions offered through its Mueller Co., Mueller Systems and Echologics brands.

Sponsored by Smart Grid Summits, the invitation-only boardroom event offers participating providers of smart water solutions access to the executive leadership of North America’s public, rural and municipal water utilities.

Mueller Water Products received the award for its expanding suite of Intelligent Water Technology™ solutions, a group of data-driven products and services to help utilities actively diagnose, monitor and control the delivery of safe, clean drinking water.

Alfa Laval PureBallast files application for US Coast Guard type approval

After successful completion of land-based tests with marine, brackish and fresh water – all using the current ballast water treatment system design – a test report package for PureBallast has now been finalized by the independent lab DNV GL. As a result, Alfa Laval has filed its type approval application with the US Coast Guard for the PureBallast 3 family.

Alfa Laval is headed for US Coast Guard type approval in ballast water treatment. The leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions completed all tests of PureBallast during the summer using the CMFDA/FDA (staining) method approved by the US Coast Guard conducted at DHI in Denmark. The testing involved the same hardware, power consumption and flow as the already market-leading IMO-approved version of the PureBallast 3 family.

Alfa Laval has now filed its type approval application, including the CMFDA/FDA test results, with the US Coast Guard.

Water sector leaders share policy and research priorities with energy secretary

Water policy and research priorities were the focus in a recent meeting of water industry leaders with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Seven organizations representing utilities that provide service to 90 percent of the population in the country served by drinking water, wastewater, resource recovery, reuse, and stormwater systems discussed issues and common concerns in the energy-water-food nexus with the Secretary, as well as explored opportunities for collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy.

The group presented the water community’s energy and water management challenges and opportunities in water supply, treatment, and resource recovery, including:

  • Legislation, policy, and regulation that support life cycle environmental responsibility
  • Alternative water resources, availability and demand, treatment
  • Emerging technologies and processes
  • Energy efficiency, water conservation, and demand response
  • Energy recovery and generation
  • Climate change impacts
  • Reliability and resiliency
  • Systems complexity, regional challenges

The water-sector organizations at the meeting included the Water Research Foundation, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, and National Association of Water Companies.

Bell & Gossett receives 2016 Product of the Year recognition

For the sixth time since 2010, Xylem Inc. a global water technology leader focused on solving the world’s most challenging water issues, and its Bell & Gossett (B&G) brand, received a Product of the Year recognition from Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine.

The latest recognition was for the B&G Suction Diffuser Plus an innovative flow-straightening centrifugal pump accessory that helps maintain efficiency, improve flow conditions and eliminate recirculation zones, reducing energy waste. The annual Product of the Year program was established to provide CSE readers with information about the leading new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. This year, readers, many of whom are daily product users, recognized B&G Suction Diffuser Plus with a Bronze Award in the HVAC category.