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  • Executive Board Changes At EndressHauser
    time Dr Andreas Mayr will take over responsibility on the Executive Board Gerhard Jost was appointed managing director of flow measurement engineering specialist Endress Hauser Flowtec based in Reinach Switzerland in 2000 He joined the Executive Board in 2009 where he was responsible for production and logistics since 2014 he focused on these tasks as a member of the Group management After 15 years of valuable service Gerhard Jost retired on 31 December 2015 We owe Mr Jost a great deal of thanks for his achievements and his commitment emphasized Klaus Endress President of the Supervisory Board Michael Ziesemer joined Endress Hauser in 1981 He became managing director of the production center for level and pressure measurement engineering in Maulburg Germany in 1992 He then took over management of the German sales center in Weil am Rhein in 1996 Since 1999 he has been active in the Group management and joined the Executive Board in 2002 Michael Ziesemer who has served as Chief Operating Officer and the CEO s deputy since 2008 will end his membership of the Executive Board on 31 May 2016 We are pleased that Mr Ziesemer will bring his knowledge and experience to our Supervisory Board in future said Klaus Endress On 1 June 2016 Michael Ziesemer will replace Dr Klaus Eisele who is leaving the board after 14 years Reinforcement from the company s own ranks Manfred Jagiella joined the Executive Board on 1 January 2016 He will remain managing director of liquid analysis specialist Endress Hauser Conducta based in Gerlingen Germany On 1 June 2016 Andreas Mayr will also join the Executive Board He will continue to oversee the production center for level and pressure measurement engineering in Maulburg We can be proud that we found two excellent successors within our own ranks emphasized

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  • Pressure Regulating Valve Family From GF Piping Systems Named As A Winner In Processing Magazine 2015 Breakthrough Products Of The Year
    magazine s 2015 Breakthrough Products of the Year awards Processing part of Grand View Media s Process Flow Network revealed the winners on Dec 14 2015 in their December print issue and online to view click here http www processingmagazine com magazine breakthrough products breakthrough products 2015 The Breakthrough Products of the Year awards recognize products technologies and services that made significant contributions to the process industries within the last year and are expected to impact the industry for years to come What the Processing editors noticed about this year s set of winners was the fulsome variety of technologies and disciplines represented from valves to Internet integration from pumps to process controllers As in previous years most of the winners have supplied equipment or instrumentation to processing industries for decades said Kevin Parker Processing s editor in chief These companies are engineering focused and constantly called upon to supply solutions in novel configurations and settings while keeping pace with computing and software developments Parker added Their ingenuity and innovation delivers results for clients and deserves recognition The new Pressure Regulating Valve family design incorporates a special patent pending piston that eliminates the use of elastomers in the valve eliminating particle shedding for improved operation This is important in demanding applications that require only minimal amounts of particles in the flow stream It also eliminates all exterior metal parts re torqueing and provides easy maintenance These one of a kind valves can be used in a wide range of markets including water treatment chemical processing microelectronics pharmaceutical life sciences and solar An online PRV sizing tool also makes it easy for customers to determine the proper valve size to ensure optimum valve performance and prevent valve damage Having our new PRV Family recognized as a Breakthrough Product for the process

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  • Tools For Protecting Drinking Water
    to protect the population we have to be able to detect the hazardous substances as quickly as possible and know how they will spread explains Dr Thomas Bernard a specialist for flow models at Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics System Technology and Image Exploitation IOSB in Karlsruhe In collaboration with partners from industry and research the scientist and his team from the French German project SMaRT OnlineWDN Online Security Management and Reliability Toolkit for Water Distribution Networks have developed tools that enable water utilities to respond quickly and in an emergency to initiate countermeasures to protect the population The project was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF and the French National Research Agency ANR Berlin s water utility BWB Berliner Wasserbetriebe coordinated the project Online simulation calculates water s path A mathematical model for simulating the drinking water supply network hydraulics and the distribution of quality parameters in the piping systems carries out several tasks simultaneously Based on numerous simulations it can identify the optimum locations for sensors in order to ensure early detection of impurities Furthermore if an alarm does go off the online simulation model can help pinpoint the source of the contamination The scientists have developed an algorithm for this that localizes the contamination and calculates where the impurity will spread in the next few hours But calculating and predicting the water s path and thus the path of the toxic substance was no easy task even for Bernard because the flow of water in the supply network is not identical everywhere It changes depending on the pressure in the pipes their diameter and geometry and the number of users And turbulence and chaotic flows occur in places where the pipe system branches Tests at the Water Technology Center TZW in Dresden where a complex pipe network has been built out of Plexiglas have helped Bernard and his French partners establish an intelligent detection module At the center in Dresden sensors register the water s movement Using the measurement values the physicist was able to optimize his computer simulations The aim is to calculate the flow of the water in the supply networks of entire cities in real time Such simulations could assist utility companies in making the right decisions in emergencies but only when they are precise and fast enough says the group leader Alarm only in emergencies Intelligent software takes current measurement values into account such as opacity temperature pressure chlorine and oxygen content pH value and the amount of bacterial contamination of the water But when critical values are reached the system doesn t immediately sound the alarm instead it first looks for possible causes Has a different water source just been tapped Was a pump opened or closed More than 90 percent of all anomalies are caused by changes to operating conditions and are no cause for alarm explains Bernard The new system has already been implemented in Strasburg and monitors the network s water quality in real time

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  • Sierra Instruments Launches New Website E-Commerce Portal
    the launch of their completely redesigned sierrainstruments com website and e commerce portal It has been carefully developed to help engineers purchasing agents and facilities managers quickly find product information and easily specify and purchase the right flow meter for their application With its product application filtering system customer account portal product configurator and e commerce capability Sierra s site makes flow meter selection fast and easy providing an unprecedented customer experience Our new website marks a strategic shift says Erica Giannini Marketing and Web Manager Our goal as a company is to challenge the status quo in everything we do from product innovation to all aspects of user experience and our new website now demonstrates it Our vision was to make it incredibly easy and painless for our customers to quickly find the right flow meter information for their application and make the purchase Our new configurator tools and online store bring this customer experience to a whole new level Sierra has designed every aspect of the site with customers in mind incorporating the latest web design features and functionality Users can search for their flow meter or controller by gas liquid or steam by application or by product For product specification web based product configurators can recommend the exact model code a customer will need for their application allowing them to purchase online immediately after configuration All Sierra products are now offered online and are available for next day delivery New website features include Product filtering system Filter by fluid flow rate pipe size and more Find products quickly Search by products type tech or model code E commerce portal and buy it now purchasing Online Return Material Authorization RMA portal and online RMA submittal New Explore Learn Search by application watch videos read blog posts About Sierra

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  • UWM Scientist Develops New Way To Find Age Of Drinking Water
    the age of water at any point in a distribution system using something that s already naturally in water residual radioactive atoms from nuclear fallout of the 1950s and early 60s The researchers hope their dating method will lead to new insight into the factors that affect drinking water quality in the nearly 2 000 miles of water mains in Milwaukee and other distribution networks around the world Here we are using the remnants of atom bombs detonated decades ago said Waples an assistant professor in UWM s School of Freshwater Sciences An infinitesimal amount of radioactive fallout is still in the environment and we can measure that While no longer a health hazard these half century old atoms called radionuclides decay over time How much time It depends on their half life the amount of time it takes for half of the original material to decay Much of the remaining atomic fallout is strontium 90 a relatively long lived radionuclide with a half life of about 30 years When it decays it becomes yttrium 90 a very short lived radionuclide with a half life of only 64 hours In the method that Waples and his colleagues devised the age of water can be measured based on the rate of decay of the daughter yttrium relative to the rate of decay of the parent strontium In other words water age at any tap in the city is proportional to the ratio of the daughter element to its parent in water at that tap minus the ratio of the two elements in water leaving the treatment plant The beauty of these radionuclides is that they are essentially clocks Waples said Water age can be modeled but for accuracy models should be calibrated with directly measured ages data that can be difficult

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  • Water Loss Conference - Industry Urged To Invest In New Autonomous Water Distribution Systems
    View All Providers News December 9 2015 Water Loss Conference Industry Urged To Invest In New Autonomous Water Distribution Systems Speaking at the North American Water Loss Conference in Georgia Craig Stanners urged the water industry to address leakage catastrophic main failures and contamination by investing in the next generation of advanced hydraulic networks Stanners Director of IVL Flow Control part of Ham Baker Group said that Network Management and Hydraulic Modelling as well as Air Valve Design and Surge Modelling will calm networks secure supply and prevent unnecessary surges and water hammer Pressures required for fire fighting are also far better managed by advanced hydraulics resulting in far less strain on the network he claimed Water quality monitoring equipment has now been developed to utilise the benefits of a truly autonomous water distribution system said Stanners so to protect customers from poor quality health damaging water or biological contamination from terrorists water providers have every incentive to act He added The technology is here to intelligently isolate or restrict issues before an entire network is affected A majorcryptosporidium parasite incident in the UK this year that affected 300 000 homes has so far cost one water supplier nearly 160M not to mention the severe tarnishing of their reputation Full Network Autonomous Control would have gone a long way to preventing or reducing this seriously prolonged nightmare for customers During his presentation Stanners from IVL Flow Control also put forward a case that every valve installation should be designed to account for a minimum pressure at two critical target points nodes within the network Unlike traditional valve systems which can only look one way the benefit of two critical target points ensures that a check is made to see if water is available upstream as well as downstream He also

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  • Environment Agency Awards NIVUS GmbH
    Technologies Veolia Water Solutions Technologies ABB Measurement Products Aclara Jacobi Carbons Endress Hauser Inc KROHNE Inc Kaeser Compressors Inc Emerson Process Management Rosemount Analytical Degremont Technologies Brentwood Industries View All Providers News December 8 2015 Environment Agency Awards NIVUS GmbH The flow measurement manufacturer has been awarded part of the Hydro Acoustic Framework The Environment Agency in partnership with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales have recently awarded NIVUS GmbH the Echo Correlation lots for Bed Mounted and Fully Integrated portable flow measurement instruments as part of their new Hydro Acoustic Framework The NivuFlow range of flow meters utilize cross correlation technology to detect real time velocity profiles and then combine these with water depth and cross sectional area measurements to compute accurate volumetric flow rates The fully integrated PCM 4 flow meters are also ideal for temporary flow measurements when a mains power and communications infrastructure are not available on site The framework will operate for an initial 2 years from October 2015 to October 2017 with the option to extend by two further 12 month periods up to a maximum of 4 years The principle aims of the Environment Agency and associated partners are to protect and improve the environment and to promote sustainable development The respective hydrometry teams who have awarded this framework are responsible for assessing the quantity of water in the environment This includes rivers and streams groundwater aquifers and lakes where Hydro acoustic instrumentation is widely used to fulfil this requirement About NIVUS The NIVUS group is a German based leading developer manufacturer and supplier of measurement instruments for water industry Established in 1967 and with nearly 50 years of expertise in innovation and technology NIVUS are an industry leader setting new standards for high quality products and measurement solutions The

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  • EPA Provides State Of Massachusetts 637M For Water Infrastructure Projects
    infrastructure throughout the state The Clean Water State Revolving Fund CWSRF program administrated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection MassDEP and Massachusetts Clean Water Trust received 47 4M EPA s funding provides low interest loans for water quality protection projects to make improvements to wastewater treatment systems control pollution from stormwater runoff and protect sensitive water bodies and estuaries The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund DWSRF program also administrated by the MassDEP and MA Clean Water Trust received 16 3M EPA s funding provides low interest loans to finance improvements to drinking water systems with a particular focus on providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water This funding will pay for projects that improve water quality and protect drinking water across Massachusetts and will provide benefits for decades to come said Curt Spalding regional administrator of EPA s New England office Clean drinking water and proper wastewater treatment are fundamental to protecting people s health but aging water infrastructure needs to be upgraded and repaired EPA s funding will help continue Massachusetts program to invest in drinking water and wastewater systems and protect people s health State Revolving Fund low and no interest loans are the most significant source of financing for cities and towns to improve and enhance their drinking water and wastewater systems said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg Massachusetts leverages these federal funds to finance up to 400M annually in projects that protect our natural resources and the public health while boosting the construction and engineering economy statewide The Trust has been able to leverage the EPA s grants of 1 9B in the bond market creating over 6B in subsidized loans to communities throughout Massachusetts said Treasurer Deb Goldberg I am

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