Water Control Articles

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Maintaining a pressure reducing valve: 5 things to check

    Like your car, your body and nearly every appliance you own, control valves require regular maintenance to continue working efficiently. However, due to budget and time constraints, we don’t always give our valves the TLC they need to perform at their best. Unfortunately, ignoring pressure reducing valves can mean serious ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Have You Missed a Valve Checkup?

    Let’s face it: Few people enjoy going to the doctor for routine exams — but it’s important. Routine visits help make sure you’re in good shape, and highlight things you can do to be even healthier. As you schedule your annual trip to your physician, don’t forget that valves need checkups, too. In fact, control valves need a checkup every 12 weeks. In our latest ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The Next Generation of Level Control

    Water is an essential resource for everyday life, and thus having a way to store and distribute water is of critical importance. Water storage tanks have been designed to compensate for varying water demands during high and low ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications

    As automation and computers claimed a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical automatic control valves (ACV) to actuated butterfly and ball valves. The primary reason? Actuators can be controlled by SCADA systems, which have been almost ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Case study - Control of dredging works in the Danube River - Austria

    The Austrian waterway management has introduced an automatic system to monitor a series of barges, which calculates the dredged material as a basis for handling invoices of the dredging companies. Before converting to a remote data transmission option, all calculations were entered manually. The datalogger saves the cost for hand-writing documentation of the dredging works by external staff and ...

  • Leakage control of multi-source water distribution system by network partition and optimal pump schedule in China

    The main aim of an optimal schedule of conventional multi-source water distribution system is to reduce the energy consumption rather than minimizing the network leakage. This research is on the premise of meeting water demand, pressure and water quality considering the states of valve opening and closing, the states of pump opening and closing, and the pump speed as solution space. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Antifreeze Liquid Production: Start Your Own Business

    In some areas the cold period can last for up to eight months. Sub-zero temperatures are recorded even in October. This fact makes a small antifreeze production business quite promising. Why do we need non-freezing liquids? One important area of antifreeze liquid us is cleaning of car windscreens (windscreen cleaners). Another is cooling of the ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Valves in Water System of Heating Air Condition

    Common valves in water system of heating air condition include gate valve, globe valve and butterfly valve.   Gate vale For its moderate length, rotary adjusting rod and good regulating performance, gate valve is widely utilized in large caliber pipes.   Globe valve Globe valve is suitable for small caliber pipes for its long length, ...

  • Numbers Speak Volumes: Water Distribution Assessment Increases System Operability To 84 Percent

    This large Midwest utility maintains and operates water collection, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems and stormwater management systems for its residential, business and wholesale customers in the region. To ensure the accessibility and quality of water services to meet the growing needs of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Optimal control of reservoir release temperature through selective withdrawal intake at hydropower dam

    This study is motivated by the need to understand the temperature dynamics and warm-water temperature withdrawal. This study also recognizes the need for an environmental assessment of the proposed temperature control schemes at New Fengman Dam. An unsteady three-dimensional (3D) non-hydrostatic model is used in the present study to predict the hydrodynamics and thermal dynamics in the forebay ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 10 Flags in Valve Chambers that Should Make You Question What Else is Wrong

    I have reached the conclusion, as a lot of you may relate too, that I may be considered one of those “cranky old men”. It shows itself in the little things. Sentences starting with the phrase “when I was your age” or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Case study - Algae control in SAB Miller Clarifier

    Several LG Sonic e-line devices were installed in the SAB Miller Clarifier #1 in Tocancipa Brewery, Colombia in order to control filamentous algae. The LG Sonic e-line devices were installed in the summer of 2012.   The Challenge: Control Algae and Increase Process Efficiency In the summer of 2012, SAB Miller, Colombia contacted LG Sonic in order to provide a solution ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Case study - Algae control in raw water reservoir Ecuador

    Before the installation of the LG Sonic e-line equipment algae grew on the surface and settle down on the liner before entering the drinking water treatment plant. To cover the 24.000 m2 of water surface, it was decided to install 3 devices.   The Challenge: Green Algae Covering the Sides of the Lagoon Located in Santa Elena’s peninsula, the 42.000 m3 raw water ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Linkages with the quantitative assessment of water resources vulnerability: a new approach for adaptive water management under a changing environment

    Climate change impact on water resources has been a global hot issue in recent years. In accordance with the latest research progress, a new meaning of water resources vulnerability (WRV) and a concept of adaptive water management have been proposed. For evaluating WRV under the changing environment in the Huai River Basin (HRB), the sixth largest river basin in China, a quantitative ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A real-time, rapid emergency control model for sudden water pollution accidents in long-distance water transfer projects

    A real-time, rapid emergency control (EC) model is proposed to cope with sudden water pollution accidents in long-distance water transfer projects. The EC model outputs the method of EC based on pollutant properties. A generalized form of EC model is proposed and tested with a demonstrative project. The rapid prediction formulas of emergency control parameters (ECPs) are proposed under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water and sanitation interventions to control diarrheal disease in rural China

    To evaluate diarrheal disease control effects of various water and sanitation interventions, a comprehensive search strategy was developed to identify all peer-reviewed papers relating to water and sanitation intervention studies in China. All published studies since 1980 on water and sanitation interventions to reduce diarrheal disease in China were analyzed using meta-analysis. Fixed-effects ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of the quality, effectiveness, and acceptability of ceramic water filters in Tanzania

    Globally, approximately two billion people drink contaminated water. Use of household water treatment (HWT) methods, such as locally manufactured ceramic filters, reduces the diarrheal disease burden associated with unclean water. We evaluated the quality, effectiveness, and acceptability of ceramic filters in two communities in Arusha, Tanzania, by conducting: 1) baseline household surveys ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Shannon Creek Dam Switches to Custom Anti-Cav Control Valve Solution

    Shannon Creek Dam and pump station is the core feature of the Regional Water Supply scheme, a joint venture of the Coffs Harbour City Council and the Clarence Valley Council. With an inundation area is 37 square Km, the reservoir provides 30,000 mega litres of supplementary water supply to The Clarence Valley and Coffs Harbour, located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia. This award-winning ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • The Generation of Pure Water

    As a world leading manufacturer of complex multi-port stainless steel diaphragm valves, GEMÜ has earned an excellent reputation in the biotech and pharmaceuticals’ markets. GEMÜ is now transferring the skills acquired in biotech and pharmaceutical applications, to water applications by designing and manufacturing plastic multi-port block valves. The space saving compact build, ...


    By Modern Pumping Today

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