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Accurate, reliable liquid flow measurement is essential to the cost-effective operation of municipal water and wastewater treatment systems. From water storage to transmission lines to raw water and wastewater treatment, there is a McCrometer solution.
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In May of 2021, the Senate passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 (DWWI Act). They have allocated $250 million of grant money, broken down into $50 million segments each year starting in 2022 and ending in 2026. Due to this bipartisan legislation, small public water systems should consider taking advantage of this unique funding opportunity. Keep reading to see if you may qualify.
If you’re in the oil and gas industry you’ve heard of sour service, a flow media composed of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) that is often found in natural gas, drilling, crude oil production, and even some wastewater applications. It’s also known for causing stress-induced cracking in certain metals, causing pipeline engineers to require heavy-duty materials that meet rigid specifications when working on a new or existing flow project.
Sometimes, a meter installation isn’t as straightforward as we’d like it to be. Many flow monitoring projects can start out simple and evolve to be very complex, especially when the meter is meant to solve a challenging measurement issue. To prevent potentially time-consuming and frustrating delays and issues, McCrometer offers a startup service. So, what does this service include, and should you book this service for your next meter project?
Electromagnetic (mag) meters are a desirable metering choice for their incredible accuracy and low to no maintenance required over its lifespan. Operating with no moving parts, the appeal is high – however, the ability to troubleshoot in-field is challenging and time-consuming. Luckily, there’s a major contributing factor in installing an effective mag meter that can set you (and your operations) up for success: grounding.
Oftentimes in municipal flow applications utilities and districts opt for a propeller meter, an electromagnetic (mag) meter, or another type of “no moving parts” meter like an ultrasonic device. However, there are instances in which a differential pressure (DP) meter is a more attractive option, and specifically the VM V-Cone, McCrometer’s DP meter designed for a wide variety of municipal flow applications.
Those familiar with propeller flow meters are usually familiar with their common counterparts, flow straighteners and vanes. Implemented to reduce swirl in shorter straight-run applications, straighteners are a complementary instrument for agriculture, irrigation, and municipal flow measurement applications.
The V-Cone® is widely known for its success as a metering solution in the oil and gas industry, but it’s also a burgeoning solution for many industrial applications, including district steam. The V-Cone’s tolerance for a range of flow conditions and media, as well as available customization, make it a viable, lasting solution for many unique new and retrofit steam applications.
McCrometer, Inc., a globally recognized flow meter manufacturer, recently announced NSF-61 and NSF-372 certification of the Ultra Mag® and Dura Mag® electromagnetic (mag) flow meters. NSF-61 is an international standard for drinking water and certifies that the Ultra Mag and Dura Mag, as well as all components and materials, meet health and safety requirements for the municipal water industry.
Water loss is a constant concern for drinking water utilities. After all of the hard (and expensive) work it takes to get a purified product out of the plant, losing it to leaks and aging infrastructure before it reaches ratepayers can be problematic.
With new advanced plug-and-play real-time Smart Output communications, McCrometer’s FPI Mag Flow Meter, SPI Mag Flow Meter and Ultra Mag Flow Meter all provide a highly effective solution for automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) in support of utility smart grids that help conserve valuable water resources, reduce expensive non-revenue water costs, and simplify daily operations and routine maintenance.
A municipal drinking water distribution system, also known as a water supply system, is used to provide fresh drinking water to residential and commercial customers and facilities around the world. A distribution system for drinking water typically begins with: a) intake of raw surface water from a reservoir or lake or b) ground water intake from wells transferred to a water treatment plant. By Barry Spiegel, Director of Municipal Sales
In an era when water scarcity, water quality and delivery costs are becoming urgent problems worldwide, the flow meter is more important than ever as a water management tool. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” is a simple business truism, which summarizes the growing role of flow meters in many water process applications.
McCrometer flow meters are in service worldwide — and even in outer space. From the American farmer to U.S. metropolitan water systems to subsea production systems in the North Sea to rugged industrial plants in Brazil, the Middle East and Asia, McCrometer meters are hard at work setting industry standards for the past 60 years.
The city staff of Buckhannon, West Virginia, recently ran into a situation that didn’t add up. A flow meter at one of the city’s booster stations was indicating a flow rate higher than the capacity of the station’s pumps. The staff contacted the applications team at McCrometer about its flow meter accuracy problem.
McCrometer is a global leader in providing flow measurement solutions including differential pressure (DP), electromagnetic, and propeller technologies. McCrometer’s flow measurement solutions are found in thousands of installations worldwide including Municipal/Industrial Water & Waste, Agriculture and Turf Irrigation, Institutional Facilities applications and many more. Its products and systems meet many of the world’s most demanding safety and quality standards.
Industries & Applications
Municipal/Industrial Water & Waste
McCrometer offers the industry’s preferred liquid flow measurement solution for both clean and waste water applications. The VM V-Cone® System is a perfect fit for water and wastewater treatment applications, with built-in flow conditioning for high accuracy and a rugged no moving parts technology that operates over a wide turndown range.
Agriculture & Turf Irrigation
Flow measurement plays a vital role in agriculture and turf irrigation. McCrometer's 50 years of industry experience resulted in the best-selling irrigation flow meter in the US, the Mc® Propeller meter. Mc Propeller meters play a vital role by helping farmers conserve water resources and optimize irrigation for improved crop yields and soil conservation.
Institutional facilities users require flow meter solutions that maintain accuracy in steam and chilled water applications to meet today’s increasingly tight government regulations. McCrometer’s V-Cone® advanced differential pressure flow meter is exceptionally precise in both steam and chilled water systems.
The Ultra Mag® Flow Meter is a precision electromagnetic instrument designed specifically to meet the liquid flow needs of the municipal water and wastewater industry. With innovative features, such as a state-of-the-art microprocessor-based signal converter, it delivers exceptional reliability, durability and ±0.5% accuracy. The flow meter’s unique NSF-approved UltraLiner™ provides superior electrical insulation as well as excellent protection against corrosion and abrasion.
The Water Specialties Propeller Meters™ are designed and manufactured with precise techniques and high quality components. They offer superior performance, low maintenance and unsurpassed durability. Meter materials and flow ranges for low velocity construction meet or exceed AWWA standard C704/92.
The patented V-Cone® Flow Meter solves challenging fluid applications, and operates in some of the harshest environments. This advanced differential pressure-type (DP) flow meter offers high accuracy and repeatability, flexible installation, and little to no maintenance for the widest range of fluids.
The FPI Mag™ (Full Profile Insertion) Electromagnetic Flow Meter is the only hot tap full profile insertion flow meter available on the market. The FPI Mag installs without service interruption making it ideal for retrofits, upgrades and maintenance projects and sites never before metered. The hot tap installation significantly reduces installation time eliminating the need to de-water lines or cut pipe.
Unlike traditional propeller meters, the Mc Propeller uses a flexible drive-train and sealed ball bearings. Its unique design makes it easy to service in the field and requires no external power or batteries. The Mc Propeller is designed to comply with AWWA standard No. C704/08. Standard features include an instantaneous flow rate indicator and six-digit totalizer.
The FS100 Flow Straightener provides breakthrough flow straightening technology that virtually eliminates the upstream / downstream straight pipe runs typically required in existing or new flow meter applications. Requiring only 1.5 straight pipe diameters upstream and 0-0.5 downstream, the FS100 Flow Straightener when installed with the McPropeller slashes typical installation piping and labor costs by more than 50 percent, which makes it the right fit in both retrofit and brand new installations.