Archive for the ‘Water & Wastewater’ Category

Monitoring Hydrogen Sulfide for Personnel Safety

Posted in Analyzers, Water & Wastewater on Thursday, February 21st, 2019. No comments yet
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Deadly hydrogen sulfide (H₂S) can be present in industries such as oil & gas production and wastewater treatment. The Wikipedia Hydrogen Sulfide page highlights the danger: Short-term, high-level exposure can induce immediate collapse, with loss of breathing and a high probability of death. If death does not occur, high exposure to hydrogen sulfide can lead […]

Weathering the Storm: Equipping Wastewater Treatment Plants with Flood-Proof Actuators

Posted in Actuator, Water & Wastewater on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Steve Poling As we approach the 6th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and just passing the 1st anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the anxieties of facing another superstorm weighs on the minds of every coastal wastewater treatment operator. And with Hurricane Florence approaching the U.S. Carolinas, this string of major storms continues. Are we prepared? By […]

Handling Processes with Long Lag Times

Posted in Water & Wastewater on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Mircea Lupu shared his thoughts on Ovation system algorithms for handling processes with long lag times—a control challenge that vexes many. Mircea opened noting that control algorithms are at the heart of any control system to provide stable and accurate response and robustness against disturbances and process changes. Tuning these algorithms to achieve the […]

Accurate and Efficient Water Treatment Chlorine Analysis

Posted in Analyzers, Water & Wastewater on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018. No comments yet
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Chlorine is an important disinfectant whether used in swimming pools or the water that flows into our homes and businesses. For water treatment facilities, water treatment monitoring is one of the most important facility operations. Meeting regulatory requirements for residual chlorine is critical for public safety as well as for facility personnel. This 3-minute YouTube […]

Improving Control System Alarm Effectiveness for Operators

Posted in Event, Power, Water & Wastewater on Friday, July 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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During the week of July 29 through August 3, I’ll be attending the Ovation Users’ Group Conference in Pittsburgh. This users’ group is composed of people working in the power, water and wastewater industries. If you’re in one of these industries and an Ovation distributed control system user, I look forward to seeing you there. […]