In The Know On Flow
A Note From Kevin Marsh
In case you missed it, North America's largest water quality event just wrapped up in Chicago. I've kind of lost count but this year's WEFTEC was either my 23rd or 24th in a row. Despite having attended for nearly a quarter century (does that make me sound old?) I never get tired of seeing old friends, meeting new customers, and learning about the changes in this constantly growing industry. The Hach Flow booth was busier than ever this year. New products and expanded service offerings for sewer flow monitoring kept me and my associates pretty busy each day.
WEFTEC isn't just about the trade show. As we have in the past, Hach Flow helped sponsor the WEF Students & Young Professionals Service Project. This year's project was "Reading, Writing, and Rain Gardens," and included dozens of volunteers replacing concrete with green infrastructure on the playground at Haines Elementary in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. I was on hand with a camera and took some photos of these hard working folks in action. This is always an inspiring event and one that I'm proud to be associated with.
On a more personal note, I ran my first half-marathon in Kansas City last weekend. That meant early wake-up calls on several Chicago mornings to put some training miles in. If you know Chicago you also know that it is a great place to run (or walk, or bike). Flat terrain, a trail that runs along Lake Michigan and stunning urban architecture make for a pleasant and visually stimulating workout. I carry an iPhone on my runs and can't help but shoot photos along the way. Have a look.
Until next month...
Vice President - Flow Sales
Hach Company Flow Meter Products & Services
Smart Savings Through I&I Study
City-Wide Flow Meter Program Improves Aging Wastewater Collection System (WaterWorld Magazine - Oct. 2013)
When substantial rain events inundated portions of Sioux Falls, South Dakota's collection system, an aggressive I&I program became a more urgent priority. Read how fifty Hach FL900 Series Wireless Flow Meter systems were utilized to collect important flow data and how careful analysis has allowed Sioux Falls to prioritize their maintenance projects. The result? Savings of $116,000 in operating costs on one project alone.
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Water Quality Virtual Conference & Expo
November 6th, 2013
It's Back! Join Hach Flow in the Wastewater Booth at The Water Quality Virtual Tradeshow on November 6! The leaders in Open Channel Flow Monitoring and Water Quality are bringing their customers together for a free virtual tradeshow to:
LEARN the latest trends and applications in open channel flow monitoring
CONNECT with peers worldwide about the hottest topics in open channel flow monitoring
ENGAGE with flow meter experts to overcome the toughest challenges in open channel flow monitoring
Hach FL900AV with Sub AV Sensor
The powerful Hach FL900AV Flow Logger, with our new AV9000 Analyzer module, provides "cleaner," more precise data than ever before. With advanced signal processing and filtering options, the AV9000 Analyzer expands the applicability of the sensor into more difficult applications.
What else makes this new logger special? Well, for starters, the digital signal used by the AV9000 module dampens EMF and RFI noise, resulting in smoother, more accurate level measurements. And its velocity measurements can even account for water temperature swings and salinity concentrations. Plus, advanced analyzer diagnostics allow you to verify that the sensor is working properly even before you leave the site, giving you peace of mind.
So, if you're looking to measure flow with a submerged AV sensor for the first time, or simply need to replace an aging submerged AV logger such as a Sigma 910, the Hach FL900AV Flow Logger takes accuracy to a whole new level. And being right always looks good.
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Did You Know?
Utilizing Hach Data Delivery Services (DDS) to perform seasonal I&I studies is a great way to get the info you need quickly without excessive cost. DDS allows you to quickly ramp up your flow monitoring, provides data wirelessly for real-time monitoring, and doesn't require any equipment purchase. So as we head into the wet season, if you're looking for data to guide your decisions, consider DDS as a quick-turn, low-cost solution.