Electric Actuators for the Water and Wastewater Industry

Electric Actuators for the Water and Wastewater Industry

Drinking water abstraction and distribution and sewage disposal and purification are essential prerequisites for infrastructure development and security. As witnessed by recent events, the security of supply is crucial for the modern water industry.

AUMA is ubiquitous in the water industry due to its broad product portfolio, including multi-turn, part-turn, linear actuators, reliability, state-of-the-art communications, and security. In combination with high corrosion protection, they guarantee a long service life and low maintenance.

Because of this, you'll find AUMA electric actuators around the world in:

  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Water treatment plants
  • Drinking water distribution
  • Sewage disposal
  • Seawater desalination

For more information about AUMA in the water, wastewater, and water treatment industry in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them at +1 407-324-7800 or visit their website at https://isisales.com.

Siemens Medium Voltage Drives: Digitalization

The maintenance of a medium voltage drive train system can be challenging. The drive train equipment is often exposed to extreme stresses subject to varying levels of wear and tear. These strains can remain invisible to the naked eye until it is too late, leading to outages and unplanned downtime. 

With Siemens Drive Train Analytics, customers can breathe easy knowing that Siemens experts are continuously monitoring and analyzing their drive train equipment's health and operating conditions remotely from our Service & Support Center. 

Siemens provides valuable insight into equipment health as a service to maintenance personnel, enabling them to be notified and act, often before the equipment breaks down. It's like having your drive train expert on staff – working together with maintenance personnel 24/7 and taking care of your drive train equipment with real-time intelligence. 

For more information about Siemens Medium Voltage Drives in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them at 407-324-7800 or visit their website at https://isisales.com​.

Recommended Blowdown Procedure for Boiler Level Instruments

Proper maintenance of boiler water level instruments is crucial to keeping your plant running safely and efficiently, at all times. This educational video demonstrates how to conduct a proper blowdown procedure on a glass boiler water gage and a remote level indicator. Courtesy of Clark-Reliance.

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Seametrics iMAG 4700 Series Flanged Magnetic Flow Meter

Seametrics iMAG 4700 Series

Flanged In-line Magmeter with Pulsed and 4-20mA Outputs

Used in water & wastewater treatment, municipalities, pump skids, pump stations, packaged plants, filtration systems, reclaimed water, hydraulic fracturing.


iMAG 4700 Features

  • Easy setup
  • External AC or DC Power Versions with Battery Backup
  • Minimal Straight Pipe
  • Meter Mounted Rate/Total Indicator
  • Pulse and 4-20mA Output Standard. Additional Optional Output: HART/4-20mA, Modbus or Digital
  • Optional Datalogger
  • NSF-61 Approved and IP68 Rated

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Pinch Valves Play Vital Role at Modern Water Treatment Plant

Pinch Valves for Water Treatment

Tampa Bay Water supplies wholesale drinking water to more than 2.5 million people in the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. The Tampa Bay Water Regional Water Treatment Facility, located in Clearwater, is considered one of the country's most modern water treatment facilities. This showcase water treatment facility is home to over 60 Onyx Valve pinch valves, which regulate everything from the precise flow of chemicals into the water to the water flow entering and exiting the facility.

Image courtesy of Onyx Valve.

Onyx Pinch Valves are relied upon for controlling the flow of disinfectants and water purifiers into the water system. These are critical applications that make it possible to deliver a high-quality drinking water supply to each of the homes in the city of Tampa Bay and surrounding suburbs.

Onyx Valves for water treatment
Manually operated pinch valves and electrically (AUMA) operated pinch valves.
Images courtesy of Onyx Valve.

For more information about Onyx Valve in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them at 407-324-7800 or visit their website at https://isisales.com.

Schools and Universities Turn to Portable Wastewater Samplers for Coronavirus Outbreak Tracking

Teledyne ISCO Portable Refrigerated Samplers

Wastewater testing, or "wastewater quality indicators," are broad descriptions for the various testing methodologies used to measure water quality.  Wastewater testing analyzes the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of wastewater, which now includes the novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes Covid-19. 

SARS-CoV-2 is known to invade the gastrointestinal tract and, consequently, is extracted in human sold waste. The recently demonstrated ability to reliably identify and measure COVID-19 genetic material in untreated wastewater is one of the most exciting advances in Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE).

As schools and universities work to arrest the spread of Covid-19 and care for those infected, some university campuses use wastewater testing as a possible method for identifying and predicting outbreaks of Covid-19 in their facilities. This advance has put a powerful new tool in the hands of those trying to defeat the virus, giving schools the ability to detect potential outbreaks weeks earlier than conventional population monitoring.

Schools using wastewater-based epidemiology methods have shown the potential to detect COVID-19 in wastewater samples well in advance of an outbreak compared to individual students' testing. The information discovered by WBE can then be a trigger for the required mitigation initiatives and response plans by schools and universities, such as testing individuals, contact tracing, and quarantine.

Teledyne ISCO is paving the way with the use of portable refrigerated samplers to identify hot spots. The portable analyzer takes daily aliquots at sensitive locations to determine the characteristics and presence of the Coronavirus in parts per million quantities. By assessing the presence of SARS-CoV-2, researchers can predict COVID-19 flareups through a "Virus Radar" system.

Teledyne ISCO offers two popular portable samplers used on schools and campuses today: the portable Avalanche with powered refrigeration that is perfect for genetic material preservation and the Glacier with its 12-volt deep-cycle battery 48 + hours of unpowered refrigerated composite sampling.

Wastewater-based epidemiology efforts, using wastewater testing or wastewater quality indicators that incorporate these kinds of sampling instruments, are valuable in keeping schools open and keeping students safe.

For more information about Teledyne ISCO portable samplers in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them now at 407-324-7800  or visit their website at https://isisales.com.