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Cost-Effective Tools for Reducing Non-Revenue Water Loss (Leak Detection, Condition Assessment, and Pressure Management)

2018-12-15Smart Water & Waste World
TECH FOCUS AUTOMATION, SOFTWARE, LEAKAGE DETECTION This article focusses on two cost-effective approaches that help utilities to get ahandle on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) quickly and effectively. By Martin Topps EVERY WATER UTILITY has some degree of leakage or water loss within their water distribution system which, when understood, can be dealt within many ways. Despite this, excessive water loss has ...

Echologics Leak Detection Technology: Creating Smarter Water Systems

2018-12-01CIO
Marc Bracken Vice President & General Manager As one of the early pioneers of advanced acoustic technologies, products, and services that enable non-invasive diagnostics of water utility pipeline infrastructure, Echologics serves as a trusted advisor for water utilities, industrial, and institutional clients. In this interview, Marc Bracken, Echologics Vice President and General Manager, shares some insights into the company’s inception, ...

Mueller acquiring Krausz Industries, Ltd.

2018-11-12Water Finance & Management
Mueller Water Products, Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for $140 million in cash. Krausz Industries provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand for the global water and wastewater industries. The Company was founded ...

Looking For Leaks

2018-11-01Water Efficiency
Water loss can be attributed to unbilled authorized consumption such as fi refi ghting or flushing water mains, unauthorized consumption, and real losses due to leakage. All are examples of non-revenue water loss. Utilities can conduct system-wide water audits to assess leakage by estimating consumption and loss through the use of performance indicators, metrics, and benchmarks. Or, they can use ...

Controlling and Stopping Flow in Polyethylene (PE) Natural Gas Pipelines

2018-10-15Pipeline & Gas Journal
When polyethylene (PE) pipes were first introduced to gas distribution in the late 1960s, they offered a significant upgrade in terms of cost efficiency, durability and ease of installation. Since then, PE pipes have come to dominate the landscape of gas distribution systems. In the United States and Canada, more than 90% of natural gas distribution systems use PE pipes ...

Knowledge Always Critical When Time Is of the Essence

2018-10-15Modern Pumping Today
The Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant is the largest sewage treatment facility in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, treating 450 million gallons per day. Built in the 1950s, this facility has undergone several upgrades to keep up with population growth and ensure it continues to meet requirements of the Clean Water Act. “Plant monitoring and proactive maintenance is vital to ensuring ...

WEFTEC Report: It's All One Mueller Now

2018-10-04Treatment Plant Operator
Mueller Water Products used its presence at WEFTEC to introduce a new unified branding. The new logo featuring just the name MUELLER reflects the company’s offerings that extend “From the Source to the City.” The company offers end-to-end water system solutions at the source, at the treatment plant, underground, on the street and in the cloud. The Mueller umbrella covers ...

From Drive-by to AMI

2018-10-01Water World Magazine
Charlotte County cuts costs, boosts revenue with Advanced Metering Infrastructure network  Named after the wife of King George III just before the American Revolution, Charlotte County, Fla., is where centuries earlier a poisoned arrow abruptly ended Ponce de Leon’s search for the fabled Fountain of Youth. Instead of eternal youth, visitors to Charlotte County today seek the endless summer of ...

Perfecting Pressure

2018-09-01Water & Wastes Digest
Hixson, Tenn., is fortunate to have a reliable water source from aquifers, coupled with strong leadership that enables Hixson Utility District (HUD) to deliver high-quality, low-cost water to its growing population. With close to 500 miles of water mains, it has around 26,000 metered connections and 26 full-time employees responsible for maintaining its distribution system on a daily basis. HUD’s ...

In the Loop

2018-09-01Industrial Fire Journal
Technical knowledge, customer service, and a local presence have been vital ingredients for providing an effective fire-fighting system for a major storage tank terminal in the Netherlands As a result of close co-operation between manufacturer, distributor and client, a fire-water main replacement project at a major storage tank terminal in Port of Amsterdam is nearing completion with the installation of ...