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McCrometer's new flow meter ideal for municipal and industry uses


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Innovative Multi-Mag L Series Flow Meter

Delivers Expanded Range With Wider Turndowns

In Rugged NEMA 6/IP67 Package

Precisely Measures Large Line Size Flows In Municipal Water & Industrial Processes

Hemet, CA—With its advanced electromagnetic multi-point sensing technology for large line sizes, a smart programmable signal converter and a virtually noise-immune cable, the innovative Multi-Mag L Series Flow Meter from McCrometer delivers exceptional performance in a NEMA 6/IP67 package that is ideal for demanding municipal water and industrial processes .

Incorporating a new microprocessor-based signal converter, the Multi-Mag L Series Flow Meter provides exceptional linearity across six points of measurement for an expanded flow range with higher turndowns and superior repeatability. The signal converter also features a highly intuitive operator interface with a large, easy-to-read digital screen including graphics capability.  Below the screen, a three-button membrane switch makes programming easier, simplifies installation and helps prevent operator errors.

Designed with a shielded cable that is virtually noise immune, the Multi-Mag L Flow Meter provides an improved noise-to-signal ratio for superior measurement performance.  The output signal is 4-20 mA analog, which is also galvanically isolated and fully programmable for zero and full scale.  It is designed with dual alarms (2 separate outputs) and is programmable for high/low flow rates, percent of range, empty pipe, forward/reverse, polarity (normally opened/closed) and more.

Process and plant engineers will find this rugged flow meter installs in minutes without shutting down the system and removes easily through standard valves.  Its signal converter enclosure is NEMA 6/IP67 approved for harsh operating environments with temperatures ranging from -4° to 140ºF (-20° to +60ºC). 

Separate  termination and electronics compartments are provided for superior reliability and safety.  A clear window is available for local field readings and inspection.

The Multi-Mag L Series Flow Meter measures liquid volumetric flow rates with a streamlined multi-point technology that creates only negligible pressure loss in pipes sized from 4 to 120 inches (101.6 mm to 3 m).  It is also available for 2- and 3-inch taps. Featuring an advanced insertable electromagnetic averaging design, the Multi-Mag L Series measures volumetric flow with accuracy up to ±1% of reading (from 0.03 to +20 feet/second + zero stability) and repeatability at +0.20 percent of the flow range.


About McCrometer

McCrometer’s advanced liquid, steam and gas flow measurement solutions solve complex challenges in Agriculture, Municipal/Industrial Water & Wastewater, Oil & Gas, Process Control & Plant, Electric Power Generation, and Institutional Facilities.  The company’s products and systems are found in thousands of installations worldwide.  Its products and systems meet many of the world’s most demanding industrial, safety and quality standards.

Company Contact:  Gregg McCall: 951-652-6811

Company Address:  3255 W Stetson Ave, Hemet, CA 92545



Tel: 800-220-2279 Tel: 951-652-6811 Fax:  951-652-3078




Black & Veatch opens $110 million Butler, Arizona wastewater reclamation facility



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Kansas City, Mo. (August 25, 2008) -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, recently celebrated the opening of the Butler Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) with the city of Peoria, Ariz.

This $110 million facility, the largest capital improvement initiative in Peoria’s history, incorporates advanced Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) technology. This allows the city to reclaim its wastewater as a renewable water supply via aquifer recharge and secures future water resources needed for city growth. Previously, Peoria handled water treatment jointly with the neighboring town of Tolleson.


Stephen Bontrager, Utilities Director for the city of Peoria, said sustainability was the driving factor for the facility. “We carefully evaluated our options for long-term wastewater treatment in combination with the city’s need for sustainable water planning,” Bontrager said. “Water is a precious resource; therefore, we easily concluded that building our own wastewater treatment to retain water credits was necessary to sustain the city's economic development.”

The facility design blends with the surrounding area, with much of the plant built below ground level and bordered on all sides by a landscaped buffer. In addition, it consists of low-profile compact structures that are architecturally compatible with their surroundings. The city also has started design work for a park on adjacent property. Another key feature is the enclosure of all major process units to confine odors in combination with a state-of-the-art odor control technology.

 “MBR technology was selected for the facility because it provides a high-quality effluent in combination with a much smaller area footprint than other conventional technologies. The technology was central to gaining public acceptance,” said Cindy Wallis-Lage, Chief of Global Water Technology for Black & Veatch’s global water business.

In its first phase, the facility has the ability to treat 10 million gallons per day (mgd) of reclaimed water for artificial aquifer recharge. By recharging the aquifer, the city earns water credits, which means that Peoria can extract the equivalent amount of water from the aquifer to meet future water needs. With the simple addition of several membrane cassettes, the facility will ultimately treat 13 mgd.

About Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specializing in infrastructure development in energy, water, telecommunications, management consulting, federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, Black & Veatch develops tailored infrastructure solutions that meet clients’ needs and provide sustainable benefits. Solutions are provided from the broad line of service expertise available within Black & Veatch, including conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction, financial management, asset management, program management, construction management, environmental, security design and consulting, management consulting and infrastructure planning. With $3.2 billion in revenue, the employee-owned company has more than 100 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries on six continents.

Black & Veatch’s global water business provides innovative, technology-based solutions to utilities, governments and industries worldwide. Local project teams work with multinational water and wastewater treatment process experts to address site-specific challenges through a broad range of consulting, study, planning, design, design-build and construction management services. The company’s Web site address is




New chlorine analyzer system from ECD


Electro-Chemical Devices

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Free Chlorine Measurement As Simple As 1-2-3

With New FCA-22 Analyzer System

Ideal For Municipal Water Systems, Process Rinse Water for Food/Beverage Plants, Pulp/Paper Bleaching, Oxidation Control in Chemical Processing and Mining,

Cooling Towers for Electric Power Plants or Oil/Gas Refineries

Yorba Linda, CA—July 16, 2008—The measurement and control of Free Chlorine has never been easier than with the new FCA-22 Analyzer System from Electro-Chemical Devices, Inc., which features a virtually plumb-and-play design.  The panel mount design of this analyzer system comes factory pre-wired and with assembled flow tubing.  ECD's advanced sensor and controller technologies allow installation and commissioning to be completed in just three easy steps utilizing simple tools.

Municipal water system and industrial process engineers will find the new advanced FCA-22 Analyzer precisely measures free residual chlorine while also offering a low cost-of-ownership.  It features a long-lasting sensor that minimizes part replacement and technician labor expenses.

The FCA-22 Analyzer provides highly reliable on-line continuous free chlorine measurement in a complete systems package.  It is designed to monitor free chlorine in drinking water, rinse water, cooling water and other fresh water samples from 0.05 to 20.0 ppm Cl2, 5 to 9 pH and at temperatures from 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C).

The design criteria for ECD’s new sophisticated chlorine sensor were high accuracy with a minimal maintenance requirement.  Constant head flow control, automatic pH compensation and a rugged amperometric Cl2 sensor keep maintenance to a minimum with unsurpassed accuracy and performance. 

The FCA-22’s constant head flow control device (CFD) maintains the optimum

water flow past the sensor over a wide range of incoming sample flow rates from 10 to 80 gallons per hour.   The incorporation of a pH sensor in the FCA—22 provides accurate compensation for samples from 6.5 to 9 pH, which eliminates the need for an expensive pH sample conditioning system.  The Cl2 sensor’s polarographic, gold/silver PFTE membrane construction extends sensor life to reduce operational costs.

With many other free Chlorine sensor technologies, electrolyte replacement is a monthly or bimonthly task that requires the constant purchase of refill kits.  A technician is required to refurbish and re-install the sensor and reconfirm the calibration, which results in unnecessary parts and labor expense that adds up over the complete life of the analyzer.  The new FCA-22’s advanced design extends sensor life to approximately one year.

The FCA-22’s multi-bus controller design enables easy customization of various outputs and control functions. The standard FCA-22 has two SPDT relays and a 4 to 20 mA output for the free chlorine signal, with additional outputs available as an option.

About Electro-Chemical Devices

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 30 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to customers through this basic approach: Provide quality products, develop technical innovations and provide responsive, knowledgeable service.

Company Contact:  Joe Bradley: 714-692-1333

Company Address:  23665 Via Del Rio, Yorba Linda, CA 92887 USA

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Tel: 800-729-1333 Tel: 714-692-1333  Fax:  714-692-1222



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