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  • Standard Alloys Inc Continues To Expand Their Services
    Port Arthur Texas and Port Allen Louisiana The 1B investment in the Deer Park repair center is equipped with machine tools lathes a specialized rotor balancing center rated to 5 000lbs 10 and 5 ton cranes and dedicated pump disassembly and assembly areas Coupled with these resources is the investment in the key elements of the company s core business of reverse engineering with 3D measurement and modelling and computational fluid dynamic CFD technology Standard Alloys offers engineering manufacture and repair of replacement parts and pumps for the refining chemical power water and other related industries says Managing Director Richard Martinez Having comprehensive manufacturing facilities located in Southeast Texas that includes a full foundry capable of pouring more than 300 different alloys means that we can manufacture many core pump components in house with a very short lead time Richard continues We can make the parts needed for a pump repair whether they require fabrication casting and or machining This means that our customers know where their parts are manufactured and are welcome to come witness throughout the process It s simply a matter of reverse engineering the parts making a pattern and pouring a casting Other parts manufacturers are challenged to make that offer Another key advantage is we can upgrade components and pumps to improve the mean time between repairs thereby providing customized solutions And most importantly weproudly say that our products are Made in the USA The opening of the Deer Park repair center was marked by a customer open house held on September 24th attracting representatives from many of the leading refinery companies based in Houston area The event was hosted by Richard Martinez and employees from the Port Arthur and Deer Park facilities The evening reception gave us the perfect opportunity to showcase our new facility and resources and to discuss how we can support our customers in Houston reports Richard Having three well resourced workshops relatively close here on the Gulf Coast enables us to provide better service to our customers We are able to balance the workloads and demand of the jobs between the workshops and draw on the specific resources of each facility all to support the customer s needs KSB has a strategic plan to develop its service network across the USA and one of the key targets was the Gulf Coast hence the acquisition of Standard Alloys in 2010 This gave KSB a local foundry within North America that was in the API market together with a repair canter in Vidor TX In 2014 Standard Alloys opened the Port Allen LA facility across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge and now it has opened Deer Park TX to serve customers in Houston With production plants sales offices and agents as well as service centers in more than 100 countries KSB is always close to its customers About Standard Alloys Inc Standard Alloys Inc a KSB Company is a full service solution provider offering replacement parts repair and complete pump assemblies

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  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency Takes On ‘Water-Energy Nexus’
    on the electric grid is high The energy storage systems will also provide an added layer of protection against outages and enhance the agency s ability to share the benefits of renewable resources between facilities We are proud of our investments in energy efficiency renewable generation and sustainable water management practices said IEUA Board President Terry Catlin Energy storage is the key to maximizing the value of those investments allowing us to use our resources more efficiently reduce costs for our customers and participate in building a more resilient electric grid for the whole region IEUA s leadership when it comes to technology and water management is recognized across the whole industry said Susan Kennedy CEO of AMS Tackling the water energy nexus head on takes that leadership to a whole new level This groundbreaking project is designed to optimize energy resources in the management treatment and distribution of water while enhancing the reliability and resiliency of both the electric grid and water management systems Integrating IEUA s on site renewable energy resources will reduce its peak demand from the grid by as much as 14 and reduce total energy costs by 5 10 The ability to store excess energy also provides the most cost effective means of sharing on site renewable generation from among its facilities and provides an added layer of reliability for critical equipment in the event of power outages AMS will use Powerpack commercial battery systems procured from technology leader Tesla Energy for the IEUA project IEUA s use of advanced energy storage systems enhances the agency s clean energy footprint and continues IEUA s reputation as a leader in clean technology and environmental stewardship In 2010 the agency installed the largest fuel cell system powered by renewable biogas in the world and reduced energy consumption by nearly 25 with aggressive energy efficiency measures including installation of sub metering equipment to monitor electricity usage and identify malfunctioning equipment retrofit of lighting and pumps installation of variable frequency drives VFDs on pumps and motors installation of dampers on air blowers and repair of aeration systems to minimize air leaks We ve invested heavily in clean efficient resources Catlin said Using energy storage to optimize those resources and dynamically control consumption is the next crucial step forward in IEUA s strategic energy plan to go Gridless by 2020 with almost no capital outlay by the Agency About The Water Energy Nexus State and Federal energy agencies have found that water and energy resources are inextricably connected known as the Water Energy Nexus According to the California Energy Commission the transportation and treatment of water treatment and disposal of wastewater and the energy used to heat and consume water account for nearly 20 of the total electricity and 30 of non power plant related natural gas consumed in California This year California issued new rules requiring 50 of its power to come from renewables along with a reduction in green house gas GHG emissions to 40 below 1990 by

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  • BlueInGreen Nominated For Global Cleantech Cluster Association Later Stage Award
    solar power urban agriculture and water treatment Initially nominated as one of the 110 Phase I candidates by the Arkansas Cleantech Cluster Association BlueInGreen was selected as a Top 30 Finalist for its past contributions and future potential within the water treatment industry Founded by two University of Arkansas professors in 2004 BlueInGreen has expanded its core technology to include four flagship product lines the SDOX for adaptable aeration the CDOX for precise pH adjustment the HyDOZ for dependable disinfection and the SDOX CS for optimized odor control The SDOX BlueInGreen s first solution introduced to the market won the WEFTEC Innovative Technology Award in 2010 To be mentioned alongside such exciting and accomplished cleantech companies is a tremendous honor in itself said BlueInGreen Senior Vice President Chris Milligan With the help of the GCCA s global platform we ultimately hope to promote BlueInGreen s innovative solutions in order to improve and maintain our world s water quality The GCCA is a non profit Swiss foundation which hosts the annual Later Stage Awards to serve as a cooperative venue for cleantech companies seeking investors and corporate partners to drive sustainable regional economic development on a global scale Each of the finalists qualifications will be assessed by the KeyStone Compact business risk rating methodology with the Global Top 10 winners to be announced at the Green Summit in Taipei Taiwan on November 10 The 2015 Global Top 30 Finalists demonstrate investment grade strong product differentiation scalable business models and have market traction said Dr Peter Adriaens Head Judge of the GCCA Later Stage Awards The 2015 Global Top 30 are some of the world s most sought after and up and coming equity investable cleantech companies across our member clusters The nomination adds to BlueInGreen s growing momentum within the marketplace

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  • New Hose Pump Cuts Maintenance Costs At Waste-Heat Power Plant
    viscous shear sensitive gaseous or crystalizing or even fluids with a combination of these properties Waste heat power plant produces abrasive slurry EEW Saarbrücken GmbH MHKW Pirmasens operates a waste heat power plant in Pirmasens Germany Each year the facility recycles approximately 180 000 tons of waste generating about 75 000 megawatt hours MWh of electricity enough for 20 000 households It also produces 25 000 MWh of district heating enough for 2000 households The electricity and district heating saves about 13 7 million gallons of heating oil annually Among the site s operations is the separation of crystalline sodium chloride from its highly concentrated solution in the process water before disposal A special centrifuge is used as a thickener to separate the solution from the abrasive salt slurry called brine or solebrei which has a density of about 18 pounds per U S gallon lb gal EEW had been using a progressive cavity pump to feed the centrifuge flooded suction 14 5 pounds per square inch psi back pressure for approximately 1 5 hours every 3 4 hours in a 24 7 operation However the abrasive nature of the brine demanded the repair of the pc pump stator or rotor every month along with occasional replacement of the linings Furthermore not only would it take a minimum of four hours to perform the repairs using expensive replacement consumables but the pump would also have to be removed from the process line Dissatisfied with the situation and looking for a replacement option that would offer the greatest potential maintenance savings for this abrasive handling intermittent duty application EEW plant engineers requested a trial of the new Bredel APEX35 hose pump Trials show reduced maintenance and short payback period During the first six months of the trial the APEX35 required no maintenance whatsoever Since the hose is the only wear part it could be replaced quickly and easily in 20 minutes and without removing it from the process line Considering that a replacement stator alone for the progressive cavity pump costs about is thought to cost nearly 1700 the projected payback period is extremely short There are also inventory savings since the hose is the only item that needs to be kept in stock A major advantage of the new hose pump technology when handling abrasive substances is that they have no costly wearing components like seals valves membranes stators rotors or glands to maintain Self priming dry running and with no internal valves hose pump technology also helps users improve their processes by eliminating troublesome ancillary items like anti siphon valves back pressure valves degassing valves or run dry protection About Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group WMFTG Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group WMFTG is the world leader in niche peristaltic and sinusoidal pumps and associated fluid path technologies Founded on nearly 60 years of supplying engineering and process expertise and with over one million pumps installed worldwide our pumps are tried tested and proven to deliver WMFTG is a wholly

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  • Aquatech Awarded Zero Liquid Discharge Project For Coal-To-Liquids Plant In China
    Discharge ZLD plant for a coal to liquid fuels conversion project being developed by Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Co Ltd a division of Shenhua Group China s biggest coal producer The ZLD plant will recycle over 55 million liters per day 2300 cubic meters per hour of wastewater generated by the 4 million tons per year CTL plant and eliminate all wastewater discharge The recycled water will treated to a high purity level and reused in the process facility Shenhua selected Aquatech to design engineer and supply the integrated water facility and to supervise installation and commissioning Aquatech will supply a fully integrated and automated system that it has developed for the CTX market This system utilizes state of the art AquaEZ technology consisting of conventional UFRO HERO High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis Unseeded Falling Film evaporators followed by crystallizers at the back end to achieve compete zero liquid discharge Aquatech will also supply the post treatment of the recycled water with an ion exchange process to give high purity water to be used back in the process The project will ensure that Shenhua Ningxia complies with statutory regulations and minimizes its overall water footprint an important consideration since coal conversion requires substantial amounts of water as much as 10 tons of fresh water for 1 ton of coal derived fuel according to some estimates The project is located in northwest China a dry water stressed region As an industry leader in Zero Liquid Discharge Aquatech was awarded this project based on our extensive experience in achieving consistently higher recoveries from difficult wastewater cost effectively as well as reliably We have previous experience and strong operating installations in projects under similar conditions in China This project strengthens our position as a leader in ZLD especially in this part of the world

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  • Water & Wastewater Treatment News For The Power Generation Industry Documents on Water Online
    process to support Cheniere Energy s addition of liquefaction services to its Sabine Pass LNG Terminal Veolia To Acquire Kurion And Develop An Integrated Offer In Nuclear Facility Cleanup And Treatment Of Low And Medium Level Radioactive Waste 2 3 2016 Veolia today announced the signature of the acquisition of the US company Kurion the California based startup credited for stabilizing Japan s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and a specialist in nuclear waste cleanup technology for 350 million cash free New ABB Brochure Describes In Situ Endura AZ Oxygen Series Analyzers For Combustion Gas Flue Ducts 1 27 2016 ABB s Measurement Analytics business announces availability of the eight page full color brochure that describes the in situ Endura AZ oxygen analyzer series for process combustion control or emissions monitoring Baron Budd And Gomez Trial Attorneys File Seattle PCB Lawsuit Against Monsanto Seattle Joins Five Other American Cities Against Monsanto 1 26 2016 Baron Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys filed alawsuit on behalf of the City of Seattle WA who took an important step in improving the vitality and health of the Lower Duwamish B W Awarded 90M Contract For U K Waste To Energy Power Plant Project 1 26 2016 Babcock Wilcox Enterprises Inc B W announced recently that its Denmark based subsidiary Babcock Wilcox Vølund A S has been awarded a contract for more than 90M to design manufacture and build a waste to energy power plant near Haresfield Gloucestershire United Kingdom Masdar Institute And Xylem Inc Sign Agreement To Develop Sustainability Indicators For Abu Dhabi s Water And Energy Sectors 1 20 2016 The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology an independent research driven graduate level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies and Xylem Inc a leading

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  • Water Utilities Push For AMI And AMR Standardization
    assemble utilities prioritize their needs and look for a way toward standards and interoperability was granted to American Water and its Innovation group From the beginning investigative research relied heavily on utilities and their views on the most important issues in this area Water utilities including the City of Houston East Bay Municipal Utility District EBMUD Scottsdale United Water DC Water LA Water Power and Las Vegas Valley Water District are among more than 50 utilities that have been actively engaged in the project to date The project s tasks were made easier through the support of many utilities they recognized that there needs to be a better way than to simply go back to the same vendor because the effort to change is made so difficult The inertia within AWWA Standards to start such an effort and the view of most vendors to not change continued to drive the project in its development stages to rely on the collective utility knowledge and the research team to progress the work The effort by the water utilities is not unlike the experience in the electric industry where utilities provided the initial drive Nonetheless opportunity has been provided for vendor input Project co principal investigator Ike Moss from Khafra Services a former executive for an AMI firm reached out to vendors and interviewed those who responded during the time that utilities were prioritizing their needs for both AMR and AMI Most recently vendors were invited to a free open workshop at the Water Smart Innovations 2014 conference with additional webinars and workshops planned Vendors appear poised to assist with the development of some standards as there are clear cases where some materials such as wiring and transmitter plastic housing used by the vendors employ common standards But it remains apparent that to progress standards and interoperability utilities will need to continue to drive the effort It is highly recommended that utilities continue to work together and promote the completion of standards that can be readily agreed upon and communicated within the utility community To that effort it is recognized that establishing criteria in a standard format will not be effective What is envisioned is the use of a utility network that promotes communication between utilities utilities looking to bid AMR and AMI systems would incorporate the standard language under development into requests for proposal RFPs that are issued As this practice becomes more common the specification language may become standard by default With respect to interoperability utilities will be instructing vendors that commitment to interoperability demonstrated within their bid response including providing access to data to the utility and third party meter data management vendors will be a factor in bid evaluations The project team and project advisory committee have also been successful in identifying a potential sponsor of the committee which will continue after the June 30 2015 end date of the project that has been extended by the Water Research Foundation to allow the project to be sustained beyond its

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  • What’s So “Smart” About Potable Smart Water Networks
    recently utilized by I2O who put loggers in key places within the network and gathered the data from the network They identified where pressures are adequate or where they may be too high or too low This gives visualization of what is happening in the network The next steps are to convert the data gathered into information that can be used to make a decision This is done by either a human intervention or by automating the pressure within the distribution network via a range of control strategies including timer and modulating control By controlling flow and pressure typical savings have been in the order of 20 percent Courtesy of I20 Case Study 2 Algorithmic Detection Of Non Revenue Water Loss The use of algorithms to detect the loss of water is the latest of the SMART water solutions for the potable water distribution network There are several practioners including WONE from Portugal and TaKaDu from Israel Both of the systems work in different ways using instrumentation in the network to gather data and use algorithms to detect the losses within the network The WONE system was implemented in Lisbon by EPAL The WONE methodology is based on DMA Implementation Projects which are produced for each zone with analysis of proposed boundaries meter installations existing network performance client data GIS plans and DMA design validation using EPANET modelling analysis Network monitoring includes pressure and flow registered at 15 minute intervals at each monitoring point with data available daily via the telemetry system Rigorous management and DMA documentation procedures have been developed to ensure system continuity and integrity WONE includes an innovative and practical software support tool which automates the process of bringing together all relevant network monitoring data within a flexible practical user friendly interface The WONE software application calculates a range of indicators to allow ranking of DMA performance such as daily total and nightline consumption and tendency analysis Since 2006 EPAL implemented a project to reduce non revenue water NRW within the company s distribution network The basis of the WONE project has been the progressive implementation of more than 150 District Metered Areas DMA along with associated flow and pressure monitoring equipment and telemetry systems A program of investments has been made involving the construction of monitoring points meter and telemetry installation whilst this project has been undertaken in parallel with a renewals and rehabilitation program Through this process of network segmentation increased monitoring and analysis a far greater understanding of performance and systems dynamics has been obtained which combined with Active Leakage Control interventions has seen NRW reduced by more than half from 23 5 percent in 2005 to 10 percent in 2011 within the Economic Level of Leakage ELL This level of leakage is now below 7 percent and is being held at this level Courtesy of EPAL But Is This All SMART The answer to all of this is provided by a case study that was published a few years ago by Yarra Valley

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