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Case Study: New Orleans Addresses Storm Water System Vulnerabilities

Customer As a result of its unusual topography, the city of New Orleans is prone to flooding from the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, as well as frequent inundation from high intensity rainfall. Since the late 1800s, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board (NOSWB) has been tasked with providing the city adequate drainage, sewerage collection…

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Top FAQs on Third Party Flow Meter Calibration

What is third party flow meter calibration? Third party flow meter calibration is when a recognized independent service company tests and adjusts your flow meter(s) for optimum performance, following the manufacturer’s recommended procedure. Why do I need third party flow meter calibration? There are several reasons third party calibration is recommended, including: Most permits require…

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3 Reasons to Rent Water Monitoring Equipment from the Manufacturer

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the In-Situ blog in May 2015. There are several reasons you might consider renting environmental sampling equipment: maybe it just makes more sense to rent equipment for a project rather than buy it, or perhaps you want to try the product before you make the commitment. Whatever the…

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Validating MagMeter Calibration

Electromagnetic Flow Meters (commonly referred to as magmeters) are one of the most common techniques for metering flow in the water / wastewater industry; primarily because, when installed properly, this is one of the most accurate and reliable measurement techniques available. Magmeters are factory calibrated on precision test stands; usually to NIST traceable standards. Over…

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Tech Tips from In-Situ, Inc.’s Tech Support

Tech Tip #1 RuggedReader Handheld PC acting slow or not responding? Think of it as a small computer that sometimes runs into errors. One way to keep it running better is to reboot it regularly like you do your PC. To do this, hold down the Power button for a few seconds until the Power…

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Don’t Forget Your Calibration

Calibration of permitted outfall equipment is a requirement on most NPDES permits today and can prove to  be valuable documentation when the regulatory agents come visit.  C.C. Lynch provides flow meter, sampler, and parameter equipment (i.e. pH, DO, Turb, etc) calibrations onsite and will provide the necessary documentation to satisfy regulatory agencies.  

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Extend the Life of Your Refrigerated Sampler

The FR series refrigerated samplers by Isco are designed for long life in harsh outdoor environments.  The UV protected fiberglass outer shell and powder coated metal components make the FR the perfect selection for all outdoor applications.  Most FR units easily last 10 years, but there are few things that you can do to extend the life…

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Proper Flow Meter Mounting

The mounting location of your flow meter is critical to the overall flow monitoring station layout.  It should be in a convenient location that lends to easy access for authorized personnel while taking into account security and environmental considerations.  In open channel applications where a flume or weir is used, the meter should be located…

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Is Your Instrument Dry??? The Importance of Desiccant Maintenance

It is summer time and hot and humid conditions are upon us. Now is a good time to check and make sure your instruments are equipped with the proper desiccant. For equipment with vented level sensors, the desiccant prevents moisture from getting into the vent tube that provides a reference to atmospheric pressure. Failure to…

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Avoid Confined Space Entry With QuickCal Measurement Tool

Accurate level measurement is vital to open channel and area velocity flow meters.  Even small errors can dramatically impact flow results.  With custody transfer, industrial monitoring or water/sewer billing issues, these errors cost money. Periodic level checks are critical. Yet level checks are difficult at best.  Level can change rapidly and splash, visibility is often…

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Various Techniques For Flow Measurement At Wastewater Lagoons

There is a stir in flow measurement into and out of sewer lagoons. More and more, we are asked about influent flow measurement for sewer lagoon(s); as engineers try to get a idea on influent flow characteristics; such as peak, dry vs. wet (I&I) and influent load.  Many influent lines can be a challenge; as…

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