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Sep 18 2017
The first steps of cleaning a pH sensor are to wipe away debris and rinse the sensor in warm tap water.  For a pH sensor to maintain an accurate…
Aug 9 2017
Adding electronic instrumentation and automation to a water management system can provide a number of benefits, but it can seem daunting when users…
May 8 2017
With the Internet of Things (IoT) comes the ability to create smart networks that can optimize the management of everything from sewers to offshore…
Mar 30 2017
Lake City, in Clayton County, Ga., is part of the Atlanta metro core. In recent years, new construction has overgrown some existing underground…
Mar 3 2017
Ball and butterfly valves receive their names from the insolating element in each valve that controls the flow of media.  Process valve automation is…
Feb 6 2017
Water and wastewater infrastructure is deteriorating due to lack of investment and funding. This means municipalities and utilities are looking to…
Jan 9 2017
Pressure sewers can provide affordable service to municipalities, new subdivisions, and areas where gravity sewers are difficult and expensive to…
Nov 3 2016
An electrical malfunction in an office building causes a fire. The fire department rolls up to the building, sirens blaring. They rush to the fire…
Oct 3 2016
Sanitary sewer collection systems are expected to operate in perpetuity. The systems are in a constant state of renewal as various components reach…
Oct 3 2016
Picture this: Your brand new desalinization plant takes up to four hours to start, and that is if the one operator who has a piecemeal understanding…
Aug 2 2016
One of the biggest issues that plagues liquid piping systems is the unwanted effects of entrapped air. This article discusses the different ways that…
Jul 28 2016
Val-Matic announced that if offers a free, online library of reference videos. The videos cover a range of topics, such as how an air valve operates…
Jul 1 2016
Metering pumps are a method of injecting chemicals into various water treatment, chemical process and agriculture applications. Their ability to…
May 4 2016
Solid-state water meters offer innovative, fully electronic metering technology that is designed to reduce maintenance, improve accuracy and…
Mar 29 2016
Massive cybersecurity breach­es make headlines on a regular basis. These constant reminders of potential system vulnerabilities can be particularly…
Mar 2 2016
In the water and wastewater industry, typical flowmeter requirements include: • Flowmeters must be verified at regular intervals; • Verification must…
Feb 10 2016
One-third of utilities around the globe report a loss of more than 40% of clean water due to leaks. Smart water networks ad­dress this issue. With…
Jan 11 2016
This article provides a basic understanding of the application, theory, installation and maintenance requirements for pH sensors. The goal of the…
Nov 6 2015
The cost is enormous: Over the next two decades, the U.S. must spend more than $300 billion to repair and replace wastewater and storm water systems…
Oct 1 2015
When considering whether a water processing location is a candidate for automation, it is important to understand why automation is implemented.…
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