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Non-Clogging Submersible Pressure Transducer For Wastewater Lift Stations

Wastewater lift stations, or pumping stations, are an integral part in the transportation and eventual treatment of wastewater and other used water. Wastewater is commonly transported through piping systems, using gravity to move the water from one location to another. Using gravity helps keep costs down during transportation. However, gravity cannot be used when the wastewater needs to be transported to a higher elevation. This is where lift stations come in. There are three main components of a lift station: Wet well – This is a single tank, located underground, where the wastewater is held until it is ready to

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Using a Thermal Level Switch for Interface (Level) Detection

Instrument malfunctions are a common problem across a wide array of industries. For a segment of our clients, the combination of the process media and plant condition tends to cause instrument malfunctions that require maintenance. For a level switch to perform well it must avoid failure that can be caused by: Corrosion and/or “sludging” damage to the sensor caused by the soapy emulsion. High temperature Water contamination (Feedwater and cooling water often contains high mineral content, sediment, etc.) Electromagnetic interference Difficult access points limit monitoring and daily maintenance The Solution: Thermal Level Switch The Kayden Classic 800 Series Thermal Level

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Logic Control System
environmental

Groundwater Remediation Systems

Groundwater Remediation Water remediation is the process of cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring materials where the water damage has occurred. Water damage that is not treated can become hazardous. Mold growth, bacteria, and viruses can occur. Groundwater is water that sits below the ground and saturates the pore space in the subsurface. Around 40% of the world’s drinking water is drawn from groundwater in boreholes and dug wells. This groundwater provides farmers with the water needed to irrigate their crops. Companies use it to manufacture their products. Groundwater contamination can occur from spills during industrial operations, leaking from landfills, and applications

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PiloTREK Level Transmitter
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Lift Station Measurement with the PiloTREK

A wastewater lift station can be a very essential part of wastewater treatment. A lift station is essentially a pumping station that moves wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. A big benefit of using a lift station is the amount of money saved from not having to dig for sewer pipes Our partners at Nivelco had a customer in West Texas that needed continuous measurement of the level in their 30 ft deep wells containing stormwater and trash (during heavy rains, especially in the winter months, large volumes of trash wind up in the lift station inlet

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safety equipment

Lightning Protection Systems

Lightning protection systems Surges – underestimated risk The function of a lighting protection system is to protect structures from fire or mechanical destruction and to prevent that the civilians in the buildings are injured or even killed. An overall lightning protection system consists of external lighting protection (lighting protection/earthing) and internal lightning protection (surge protection). Functions of an external Lightning protection system Interception of direct lightning strikes via an air-termination system Safe discharge of lightning current to earth via a down-conductor system Distribution of the lighting current in the ground via an earth-termination system Functions of an internal Lightning protection

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The PSC Lift Station Monitor

Introducing: The Process Solutions Lift Station Meter.  Gathering the experience of our engineers and technicians, we saw a need to track the health of pumps at lift stations.  The goals: Reduce costs Schedule maintenance Extend serviceable life of pumps Monitoring the pump cycles reveals a great deal about the current state of the lift station.  Is the influent clogged?  The pump will not need to come on.  Is the effluent clogged?  The pump will not shut off.  Is there another issue with the station?  Many times, the pump alone can help identify what’s going on.  But the Process Solutions Lift

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