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  • Meyer’s “Mechanically Flawless” Double Flapgate Valves - Case Study

    “Mechanically Flawless.” That was the phrase used by the Assistant Facility Manager at a Solid Waste Management Facility in western Minnesota. This particular Solid Waste Management Facility/Waste to Energy Plant has been successfully using Meyer Double Flapgate Valves for over a year. They are handling the abrasive and sometimes chunky ash product left over from burning 220 Tons of ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves

    Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Options for controlling RGB lighting systems

    There are several ways to control RGB lights, depending on the needs and specifications of the applicable environment. Trends in wireless connectivity and remote technology have allowed businesses to explore hands-off lighting approaches that are robust, inexpensive and easy to setup. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A breath of nothing is decisive: AERZEN Turbo blowers with air bearings provide clear advantages compared to blowers with magnetic bearings

    Aeration tanks for wastewater treatment must be continuously provided with large air volumes. Turbo blowers offer here energy-efficient solutions. AERZEN has developed an amazingly simple method for the fast-rotating Turbo blowers - air bearings. The construction of AERZEN Turbo blowers is quite simple: A blade wheel, aerodynamically optimised and located directly on the motor shaft, rotates in ...

  • NEC Classifications and Divisions for Hazardous Locations

    Electrical equipment in hazardous (classified) locations present a serious threat for workers due to the existence of explosive dust and vapors. Examples of such facilities range from grain mills and gasoline stations to aircraft hangars and chemical manufacturing plants. To prevent devastating explosions that may occur from the ignition of combustible particles in the atmosphere, the National ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Hazardous Location LEDs in Chemical Manufacturing Facilities

    Employees inside chemical manufacturing plants are exposed to some of the most unforgiving work conditions in the industrial sector. This is because in such environments, workers are exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, volatile chemicals and invisible, explosive gases. Common protection methods against explosive risks include containment, segregation and prevention. Out of all the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • A Monster Pipe Demands Monster-Size Inspection Approach

    From a purely visual perspective, some pipeline inspections are more awe-inspiring than others. This is especially true when everyone involved describes the pipe diameter as “monster-size,” clocking in at 210 inches in diameter. A challenge of this magnitude requires fresh thinking from an inspection approach, especially when the subject pipe is so critical to the lifeblood of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Fault Surfaces in Earth Volumetric Studio

    There are normally two reasons to create fault surfaces in EVS.  We either just want to display them, or we want to use them to create fault blocks as part of a more complex geologic model.  When we create fault blocks, we are using the surf_cut module and the fault surface is input to the right input port.  There are three main cases to consider with respect to the creation of ...

  • Case study - Complete Utilities, Gloucestershire

    Material Source: Excavation and trenching waste from the utilities industries. Equipment Installed: Powerscreen Commander 1400 Feeder, Powerscreen Aggwash, DUO Mobile Water Treatment System (inc. centrifuge, clarified water tank, sludge tank and low-level thickener. Project Requirements: Complete Utilities required a washing and ...


    By DUO (Europe) plc

  • Optimal location of artificial recharge of treated wastewater using fuzzy logic approach

    Increasing water demands in light of limited water resources have intensified exploitation and drawdown of groundwater. On the other hand, rising water demand has accelerated wastewater production. Therefore, urban wastewater management via artificial recharge may play a significant role in aquifer management. While site selection for artificial recharge projects is a major challenge, fuzzy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Remote location requires minimum concept

    A leading power supply provider in Austria took on the project of monitoring water levels at a power plant in Montenegro, in two remote locations where no infrastructure is available for installation. On top of that, site visits could only occur every two months, so a device with remote data transmission capabilities was key. Because of these factors, the customer needed an easy solution for ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes

    A “how-to” guide on preventing and thawing frozen pipes. As temperatures drop below freezing around the country, it’s important to be informed of the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes. When temperatures are below freezing, pipes in unheated areas are subject to freezing causing messy, and often expensive issues. Just one burst pipe running at 4-8 ...


    By WaterSignal

  • WaStop Inline Check Valve protects Hull from Flooding - Case Study

    Location:  Hull, United Kingdom Client:  The Environmental Agency, Hull City Council & Associated British Ports Problem:  In December 2013 a storm surge caused water to over top the existing flood defence along the Humber frontage and on the Albert dock causing flooding and widespread damage. Once the water had over topped the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Using Electromagnetic induction to characterize soils - Case Study

    Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine salinity and moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • Quarry Park Fire Department Boat Launch - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, economical and reliable solution to a flood-damaged boat lauch. Calgary’s 2013 flood caused extensive damage to infrastructure across the city. Fire Department boat launches on the Bow River, vital for emergency response, suffered a range of impacts. The Graves Bridge launch under Glenmore Trail was abandoned in favor of the Quarry Park launch ...


    By Nilex

  • A practical guide for steering clear of pipe disaster

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Now, the good news: There are several measures you can take now to avoid future pipe catastrophes, locate and eliminate potential break risks and prevent expensive emergency repairs. This easy-to-follow guide offers helpful tips for engineers and water professionals looking to reduce the risk of pipe breaks, save valuable ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Application-based solutions: Offshore Safety Valve Solutions

    At OSEA this year, come talk to us about your market needs and technical challenges as we provide free consultation at the booth, any time from 29th November to 2nd December. You can find us at the entrance nearest to the Visitors' Registration Counter at Basement 2! Meet us at Booth BP1-03 How to save money with ...


    By Leser GmbH & Co. KG

  • Concrete Water Tank Relining and Repair Case Study

    These images show the concrete tank before any preparation work and then after preparation and concrete water tank relining and repair. The concrete tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. This underground, concrete, water storage tank is located at a university and sized at approximately 12m x 3m x 3m. The fibre glass lining that had been previously applied to the floor and part of ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 332 Braithwaite Tanks Case Study

    Severe corrosion had caused substantial holes to develop on the Braithwaite Water Tanks. The roof was repaired utilising steel plates. The smaller holes were repaired using a combination of metal filler and GRP bandaging in conjunction with Acothane DW. A London hospital recently had a problem with two Braithwaite water tanks. Both tanks are located in a roof top plant room and had ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • 445 Sectional Steel Water Tanks Case Study

    These images show a large sectional steel tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The large sectional steel tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. A lining system was required for a newly constructed sectional steel effluent tank located at a cheese factory in the South West. The large sectional storage tank is sized at approximately 33m x 2.4m x 3.6m (with no roof) and ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

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