Products & Services: Detectors, Monitors

Dec. 1, 2007
The eXact EZTM waterproof photometer from Industrial Test Systems has the sampling cell built into the meter; eliminating the cumbersome task of handling vials or cuvettes.


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The eXact EZTM waterproof photometer from Industrial Test Systems has the sampling cell built into the meter; eliminating the cumbersome task of handling vials or cuvettes. The meter is EPA-Compliant for both Free and Total Chlorine testing, making it ideal for all regulatory water testing purposes.

Industrial Test Systems Inc.
Rock Hill, SC Tel: 800-861-9712 Web:

Pressure gauges

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Blue Ribbon has released the BR series of pressure gauges. The gauges are designed to withstand the hydraulic hammer, shock and vibration found in many water treatment applications. Multiple ranges, gauge sizes, compound ranges, stainless enclosures and alternate wetted part options provide a complete pressure gauge solution required for most every line pressure measurement found in water treatment facilities.

Blue Ribbon Sales & Services Corp.
Winter Park, FL Tel: 877-677-8899 Web:

Ultrasonic flowmeters

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GE Sensing has released the Panaflow ISX transit-time ultrasonic flowmeter. The multi-path, wetted flowmeter solution is a 2-wire loop powered device. It can be used for a variety of liquid applications, including water, solvents and chemicals. The meter’s intrinsically safe, 2-wire design makes it easier and less costly to install in hazardous locations.

GE Sensing
Billerica, MA

pH monitor

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The Model 4605 is a new, low cost, continuous pH monitor that provides a written record of pH variation over many hours or days of operation. Available from ICM, the monitor can operate unattended for long periods of time, and when combined with the company’s polymer-body pH electrodes (submersible), it satisfies the need for a low cost way to prove good pH control.

Hillsboro, OR
Tel: 503-693-3155

Water leak detectors

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The SePem® 01 noise logger is designed for fixed or rotational deployment for the detection of water leaks. Use of microphone technology allows the system to detect leaks over long distances, even on non metallic pipes. The logger is attached by magnet to a suitable fitting such as fire hydrants or valves. The logger can be installed either horizontally or vertically.

Sewerin USA LLC
Golden, CO
Tel: 303-424-3611

Level monitoring

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The Pulsar IMP+ is a non-contact ultrasonic level transmitter suitable for monitoring level in filter beds, wet wells, chemical tanks and more. It comes standard as a 2-wire loop powered and 3-wire (with 2 relays) transmitter depending on how it is connected.

Pulsar Inc.
Shalimar, FL Tel: 850-609-1777 Web:

Remote motor monitor

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The SymCom Model RM-2000 is a remote motor monitor that displays/transmits historical and operating information. The device monitors and displays information such as average current and voltage, individual line currents, line to line voltages, current and voltage unbalance, instantaneous power consumption (KW), power factor, motor fault history, and protection limit settings.

SymCom Inc.
Rapid City, SD
Tel: 605-348-5580

Flow recorder

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The submersible, portable Meter-Master Model 100EL Flow Recorder, available from F.S. Brainard, can generate water utility customer usage profiles for high bill complaints, water audits, meter sizing, hydraulic modeling, and other applications. The recorder uses a magnetic sensor to digitize a meter’s magnetic drive signal and then logs the pulse count into memory. No electrical or mechanical connection is required.

F.S. Brainard & Co.
Burlington, NJ
Tel: 888-388-3569

Level measurement

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Pressure Systems has introduced an enhanced KPSI Series 705 submersible level transducer with static accuracy of ± 0.25% FSO. This new specification is now standard for the series and is offered without a price increase over the earlier model. The company first introduced the Series 705 to the market in 2005 to address the harsh operating conditions found in wastewater lift station applications.

Pressure Systems
Hampton, VA
Tel: 800-328-3665

Water quality monitoring

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Rain for Rent’s Portable Water Quality Monitoring System provides assistance in meeting discharge requirements. The system provides monitoring, treatment, and logging. With flows up to 1000 gpm, the monitoring system uses a single pass method and diverts the flow if it is not in compliance.

Rain for Rent
Bakersfield, CA Tel: 800-742-7246 Web:

Level data collector

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Keller America has introduced the DCX-16 autonomous liquid-level monitor and data logger. With a 16-millimeter outside diameter, the logger is the smallest in its class and is designed for applications that demand small size without sacrificing accuracy and performance. The logger, available in vented, sealed, and absolute reference formats, records water depth (pressure) and temperature.

Keller America
Tel: 877-253-5537

DO kit

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Extech Instruments offers the ExStik® II Waterproof Dissolved Oxygen Kit. The complete kit, Model DO600-K, adds versatility for measuring DO in laboratories or in the field with a 16' extension cable and weighted probe guard for taking measurements in tanks, streams or bodies of water. The DO600 meter self calibrates on start-up and simultaneously displays DO, temperature and an analog bar graph to observe trends in sample testing.

Extech Instruments
Waltham, MA
Tel: 781-890-7440

Gas detection

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GfG’s new intrinsically safe G460 is a compact instrument for simultaneous detection of up to six gases. Installed sensor options include infrared (NDIR) for CO2 and PID for VOC measurements. The G460 offers completely automatic calibration, one-button operation, top mounted display and interchangeable battery packs. The company’s concussion proof boot, along with the dust and water resistant housing, protects the instrument in the harshest environments.

GfG Instrumentation
Ann Arbor, MI
Tel: 800-959-0329

Wireless monitoring

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Field applications exposed to severe conditions can now benefit from the latest addition to ProSoft Technology’s RadioLinx wireless product family: The 802.11abg Industrial HotspotTM with IP65-rated water resistant, dust-proof enclosure (RLX-IH65W). The radio functions as an access point, repeater, or client and its water-resistant enclosure permits it to be directly installed in areas which are exposed to harsh industrial or environmental conditions.

ProSoft Technology
Bakersfield, CA
Tel: 661-716-5100

Electromagnetic flow meters

Flow Technology Inc. has introduced the Extended Linearity (EL) 500 Series of electromagnetic flow meters. Available in line sizes from 1/8" to 3/4", the meters offer accurate low flow rate measurement in a wide range of applications. The meters create a unique electromagnetic field profile ensuring accuracy not only in turbulent flow, but also during transitional and laminar flow regimes. The compact meters provide extended linearity and a wide measurement range of up to 1000:1 without the aid of linearization software.

Flow Technology Inc.
Tempe, AZ
Tel: 866-910-3569

BOD monitoring

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The new Hach LBOD IntelliCALTM Probe is designed for measuring dissolved oxygen in biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) applications. The probe features an active stirrer for measuring BOD. The only BOD system available using the LDO® technology, the new probe complies with requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-based BOD5 and CBOD testing. LDO technology has been recommended by the EPA and fully approved in many states across the U.S. for measuring and reporting dissolved oxygen and BOD in municipal and industrial wastewater facilities.

Hach Co.
Loveland, CO
Tel: 800-227-4224

Gas detector

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The Capital Controls® Advance® multipoint gas detector Series 1620B provides continuous detection of chlorine and sulfur dioxide gas in a normally clean air environment in up to eight distinct locations. The sensor quickly detects the presence of gas, recovers after the gas has cleared and eliminates false alarms caused by interference gases and environmental conditions. The sensor may be mounted up to 1,000 feet from the receiver and can be located indoors or outdoors.

Severn Trent Services
Colmar, PA
Tel: 215-997-4000

RFID tags

William Frick & Co. has expanded its SmartMark RFID offering to include tags specifically designed for pipes. These durable, patent-pending RFID tags provide solid read ranges of up to 15 feet and can record over 200 characters of text. They have a service life of up to 10 years. The new pipe tags feature a rubber loop that fastens to pipes with cable ties. Their vulcanized rubber design makes them impact and temperature resistant and provides reliable performance even when placed against metal. Other SmartMark designs include encapsulated, domed and unique SnapAround tags.

William Frick & Co.
Libertyville, IL
Tel: 847-918-3700

TDS monitor

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HM Digital’s QC-1 is a “Push-to-Test” TDS monitor designed to monitor the effectiveness of any water purification and filtration system that removes TDS. The unit is battery operated and can be installed in minutes. It has eight programmable settings (by dip switch) ranging between 1 and 50 ppm. Once installed, a user simply needs to press the button. If the TDS level is below the set point, a green light will be illuminated. If above the set point, a red light will illuminate, indicating service is required.

HM Digital Inc.
Culver City, CA
Tel: 800-383-2777

Groundwater monitoring

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Schlumberger Water Services (SWS) has released the Diver-Netz system, a complete package of tools that allow groundwater professionals to wirelessly connect their monitoring networks. The system is expandable and ready to work with existing Diver groundwater monitoring networks. All of the components in the system are designed to streamline project workflows, enabling users to effectively manage groundwater resources for the long-term.

Schlumberger Water Services
Waterloo, Canada
Tel: 519-746-1798

H2S monitoring

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Telog Instruments now offers direct interface support for the OdaLog Gas Data Logger, a product of App-Tek International. The interface provides a combined battery powered, wireless monitoring and alarming system for concentrations of hydrogen sulfide, with the rugged construction required to operate in a sewer environment. The interface brings together the OdaLog Logger and the Telog Ru-33 wireless telemetry unit, combining H2S monitoring with the capability to transmit collected data to the command center for real-time analysis.

Telog Instruments
Victor, NY
Tel: 585-742-3000

Gas detection system

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Otis Instruments offers the WireFree Gas Detection System. The system is comprised of two sensor assembly options capable of detecting chlorine, ammonia, and a variety of other gases. Historically focused on the Oil and Gas Industry, the company has recently begun offering its products to the water industry. Centered around the WireFree OI-WF690 and OI-WF190 Sensor Assemblies that detect either toxic or LEL gases (including chlorine and ammonia) and featuring non-intrusive calibration, the system includes a receiver, relay assembly, signal strength meter, and monitor.

Otis Instruments Inc.
Bryan, TX
Tel: 979-776-7700

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