The industry’s only fixed-network, remotely correlated, acoustic leak detection system cost effectively helps water utilities quickly identify leaks on water mains before they become major problems. Combining the Aclara STAR Network Advanced Metering Infrastructure system with leak detection technology from Gutermann International, the system automates the process of gathering the necessary data to identify leak locations and minimize water losses, enhancing conservation efforts. STAR ZoneScan’s environmentally sealed Meter Transmission Unit prevents damage caused by water or snow and works on pipes made of a range of materials, including metal, concrete, and non-metallic types.
AMERICAN LEAK DETECTION
American Leak Detection is the world leader in accurate, non-destructive detection of hidden water, sewer, and gas leaks for municipal, commercial, and residential properties. Trained technicians use non-invasive, state-of-the-art technology to accurately locate leaks, saving resources, money, and time, and to avoid unnecessary property damage commonly associated with the conventional search and destroy methods utilized to detect leaks. If a water bill is unusually high or there’s water running indoors or moist ground outdoors, there may be a hidden plumbing leak.
CAPSTONE METERING LLC
Capstone Metering LLC brings to global water industries the first intelligent meter for residential use. The IntelliH2O meter, patent-pending, incorporates breakthrough technology and solid state electronics to manage, control, and conserve water. The IntelliH2O meter, completely engineered from the ground up, is housed in a single, self-contained unit. Frequent two-way wireless network communications, self-calibration, self-generating power, and remote turn on and shut off are capabilities built directly into the meter.
This 2-million-gallon Hydropillar elevated water storage tank, built by CB&I for the City of Dublin, OH, was a 2010 STI/SPFA Tank of the Year award winner. In addition to the unique artwork, the tank houses a first floor break room, restroom, and storage area. The first floor space is heated by a geothermal system that provides radiant floor heating through the use of an intricate piping arrangement embedded in the tank’s floor slab.
Based on Japanese technology, the Fusion Series Wastewater Treatment Systems from Clarus Environmental use anaerobic and aerobic zones to produce secondary quality effluent. The “drop-in” system is easy to install and maintain. Polypropylene filter media are never removed or replaced and carry a lifetime guarantee. Key operating features include the constant recirculation of treated wastewater and a twice-daily automatic backwash cycle that returns residual sludge to the head of the system. A quiet, programmable compressor delivers oxygen to aerobic zones, while consuming as little energy as a 65-W light bulb.
The HermitCrab plugs into the remote port on most conventional controllers, converting them to powerful ETwater Smart Irrigation. Via the HermitCrab’s wireless modem, the controller receives a weather-adjusted schedule to eliminate overwatering. Remote management with a computer or smartphone means savings in labor and better customer service. A typical HermitCrab retrofit has a payback of less than one year. And, due to compatibility with most controller brands, customers can efficiently manage various controller brands at multiple sites with the award-winning ETwater Manager system.
Itron’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solutions for water are proven and flexible. The key to the Itron Water AMI solution is the 100-W ERT communications module. With full two-way communication to the meter, they can be deployed side-by-side in AMI fixed network, mobile automatic meter reading, or hybrid configurations. Complementing Itron’s AMI solutions are comprehensive leak detection products. They include DLD digital leak detector, DigiCorr, and ZCorr, pinpointing exact leak locations; and ChoiceConnect 100-W ERT communications module with an integrated acoustic Leak Sensor for systemwide monitoring of distribution systems. Itron helps utilities increase operational efficiencies, manage water resources, and enhance customer service.
The AWWA has selected Master Meter’s MMPD as the official water meter for this year’s Meter Madness Competition. The MMPD 3/4 designed with today’s most advanced computational fluid dynamic design technology is an engineering trifecta that dramatically reduces head loss and provides Whisper Quiet performance with maximum revenue for more than 35 years typical use. With integral 3G AMR technology, the MMPD delivers actionable intel such as leak, theft, and tamper alerts; citywide synchronized meter data; and meter right-sizing profile information.
MID AMERICA METER
In the newly designed meter testing facility the company tests, repairs, and performs flow meter calibration from 1/4 inch to 12 inches in size. Its capabilities include testing by weight, volumetric, and volume. Mid America Meter is experienced in propeller, turbine, positive displacement, compound, multi-jet, mag meters, as well as other types of meters, and has been providing metering solutions nationwide for the municipal, industrial, and agricultural industries for over 20 years.
The Toro PrecisionSense site assessment service, which utilizes innovative mobile soil sensing and data collection technology, won the 2011 “New Product Contest” in the golf category at the recent Irrigation Association Show. This solution provides golf course superintendents with GIS of the variability in soil moisture, salinity, compaction, and turf health to more efficiently manage water and other resources. The patented system collects data such as soil moisture volumetric water content, salinity, compaction, turf vigor Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, and topography. Data is stored in an onboard computer during the collection process and relayed to Toro for creation of GIS-referenced map images. Turf managers can then receive two types of reports: a Precision Irrigation Audit, and/or Precision Irrigation Management Zones.
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