Jul 13, 2020
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Jul 6, 2020
A major North American power utility needed to dewater ash ponds at old sites without permanent power. To ensure compliance with state permits as well as company ash pond procedures, several variables had to be monitored. Water levels could not drop more than 12 inches a week and had to stop before 3.5 inches of remaining water was left in the basin. Before a limit... [Read More]

Jul 1, 2020
If the first picture that pops into your head is that of a diesel-powered, generator-type unit, then fine; there will always be a need – but aside from diesel not striking the right environmental chords, what if your mobile pump has to meet the demands of ATEX? Chalwyn valves and Spark Arrestors certainly do their job to meet health and safety requirements, but they... [Read More]

Jun 24, 2020
A thick floating layer of crust that was hampering the biogas operation of a forward-thinking Danish pig producer has been defeated by Landia’s GasMix digester mixing system. The Roslev-based business (established 1933), which includes pig production, plant breeding and green energy, first encountered problems with its existing propeller stirrers when a steel wire broke,... [Read More]

Jun 17, 2020
The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) - the organisation which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and related equipment - recently carried out a survey amongst members, to help better understand how it can help and encourage companies to attract and retain more women engineers. According to Office of National Statistics... [Read More]

Jun 10, 2020
Dairy cooperative ARLA Foods has selected BAUMER’s FlexFlow sensors to obtain more detailed analysis of energy consumption during cheese production at its Falkenberg location in Sweden. The use of flow sensors which monitor both flow velocity and the temperature of mediums at critical locations in a major dairy processing plant have proved to be very significant in... [Read More]

Jun 3, 2020
A new partnership between technology and business consultancy Isle, the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and ThinkPlace aims to deliver a new technology programme. About 23 WSAA members have also signed up for the W-Lab initiative that was launched earlier this year. A Digital Ideation Summit will be held online from 11-15 June with the aim of engaging... [Read More]

May 27, 2020
SEEPEX’s new, innovative Drive Joint Access (DJA) technology reduced maintenance time for its open hopper pumps by up to 75%, and costs by up to 90%. This smart maintenance concept – an industry first – has already been installed at Thames Water, Anglian Water, United Utilities and a wastewater treatment site in Ireland. The patented solution enables in situ access... [Read More]

May 26, 2020
“Innovation is a core principal” – that is the key message from Andy Ghiz, who has been appointed vice-president of Oxford Flow’s US subsidiary, Oxford Flow Americas. After being headhunted for the post, Ghiz, who has lived in Houston for a long time, said he was looking forward to the new challenge. Ghiz brings a wealth of experience in valves and engineered... [Read More]

May 20, 2020
Landia aerators are playing an important role in the success of Yorwaste’s Harewood Whin Leachate Treatment plant, which has been extensively upgraded by Phoenix Engineering. Managing over half a million tonnes of waste per year in Yorkshire, Yorwaste brought in Phoenix Engineering to carry out detailed process studies, and then to design and construct a major refurbishment... [Read More]

May 18, 2020
In the Trail Times, it was recently reported that “the Village of Montrose has been successful in its application for funding under the Infrastructure Canada Grant Programme for upgrades to the Village’s waste water treatment facility - a project that will modernise the 56-year-old plant”. Not that one should be critical of a local newspaper that covers this village... [Read More]

May 14, 2020
ABB’s new digital flowmeter verification tool is helping Selwood Pumps ensure its customers can count on accurate measurement of pumped flows in their applications. Reducing verification testing to just minutes, the new tool enables the company to quickly and easily verify the accuracy of flowmeters used in its packaged pumping systems between hires. Selwood Pumps,... [Read More]

May 11, 2020
Pressure transient events can now be monitored at 200 times per second. Some municipalities might find themselves issuing ‘boiled water notices’ every day. These notices are issued when an unexpected condition has caused a potential biological contamination of water in the system. What is the SCADA pressure data saying? What are the necessary measures to be taken... [Read More]

Apr 29, 2020
The demands for safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility from the oil, gas and energy industries have significantly impacted the selection of pneumatic valve actuator for quarter turn failsafe valves (ball, butterfly and plug) and dampers. Actuator sizing depends on the various valve torque values, minimum supply pressure and actuator-valve safety... [Read More]

Apr 22, 2020
In many older refining and chemical plants across the Western Hemisphere, especially those which were established decades ago – many in the 1940s and 1950s – there is an ongoing struggle with legacy equipment. Particularly, legacy measurement devices, such as differential pressure meters or turbine meters that require regular maintenance in increasing frequency as... [Read More]

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