Water Journal : Water Journal September 2014
water SEPTEMBER 2014 96 water Business Facility II, which has the largest oxidative resistance stress testing capacity in the world, as well as significant hydrostatic performance stress testing capacity. These capabilities, along with NSF International’s existing global laboratory capabilities, combine to make NSF one of the leading providers of performance and health effects testing and certification for the global plastic pipe industry. Jana will retain the consulting and training portion of its business under the name Jana. Plastic piping plays an essential role in the distribution of gas, drinking and wastewater worldwide. Global demand for plastic pipe is projected to rise 8.5 percent annually through 2017 to 11.2 billion meters. Testing and certification to internationally- recognised standards verifies plastic piping products have met the required durability, performance and safety criteria for use in commercial and residential applications. NSF International has served as a global provider of testing and certification for the plastic pipe industry for nearly 50 years. NSF developed the American national standards for pipes and other products that treat or come into contact with drinking water and certified more than 60,000 products to these standards. In 1990, the US EPA replaced its own drinking water product advisory program with these NSF standards. EMERSON EXPANDS FLOWMETER FAMILY Emerson Process Management has introduced the Micro Motion® ELITE® CMF350 Coriolis flowmeter for line sizes from 3.5 to 4.5 inches (DN sizes of 90–125). The meter expands the ELITE family by providing accuracy and reliability for customers who require measurement of medium-to-large flow rates. The Micro Motion® ELITE® CMF350 flowmeter features an optimum level of scalability and standardisation for the best fit in applications where flow rate accuracy with low-pressure drop and high turndown is critical. Specifically, this meter delivers 0.05% optional liquid mass flow accuracy and volume accuracy, ±0.35% gas accuracy and ±0.0002 g/cc liquid density accuracy. Maximum flow rates for this sensor reach 15,000 lb/min (409,000 kg/h). This meter is applicable in the oil and gas, refining, chemical and power industries. It is ideal for applications such as cementing, custody transfer of liquid and gas, production separation, basic and specialty chemicals, ethylene and crude production and manufacturing processes. “The ELITE CMF350 provides a solution for those customers who desire peak performance and ultimate control for their critical and challenging applications,” said Bill Graber, vice president of marketing for Emerson’s Micro Motion business. Micro Motion® ELITE® CMF350 meters are available with Smart Meter Verification (SMV), which provides advanced diagnostics of meter health and performance without removing the sensor from the line or interrupting the manufacturing or measurement processes. The verification is quick, easy and can be executed remotely without a trip to the field, additional instrumentation, or data interpretation. SMV diagnostic reports are also increasingly recognised by third-party regulatory agencies, enabling work practice changes that save money and improve worker and environmental safety. The CMF350 extends the accuracy and reliability of Micro Motion® ELITE® flowmeters to a range of high-flow applications including gas and liquid custody transfer, process unit material balances in refineries, and critical chemical feedstock measurements. For more information on Emerson’s Micro Motion® ELITE® CMF350 Coriolis flowmeter visit: www.micromotion.com. GHD TO DESIGN TOWNSVILLE UTILITIES UPGRADE GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction companies, has been appointed by Townsville City Council as design consultant for the upgrade of utilities infrastructure in Townsville’s CBD. The project involves upgrading approximately 12km of water and sewerage underground pipework, construction of a new reservoir, as well as stormwater drainage and footpaths. Jose Foruria, GHD’s North Queensland Manager, says the company has a long history of delivering water infrastructure design projects in the region and looks forward to supporting the city’s ongoing growth. “GHD has been in Townsville since 1972 and our water services team for this project is comprised largely of long-term local residents. Our knowledge of the area and the water and sewerage infrastructure will be invaluable as the project progresses,” Jose says. “Constructability, and minimising the impact on the local residents and businesses will be key factors in this project. We will be working closely with Council to determine the most practical way of delivering the works,” he says. “Our team recognises the complexity of this project. We will be adopting an approach that is flexible, adaptable, insightful, robust and responsive in order to deliver a balanced project outcome for Townsville. “We are pleased to be working alongside Council on this project, and look forward to helping to deliver an improved water and sewerage network for the Townsville community.” Advertisers Index Bintech 7 Brown Brothers Engineering 22 Control Components 3 Degrémont 13 DIX Engineering 92 Enware 19 Grundfos 9 Hach Pacific BC Hanna Instruments 94 James Cummings 65 NOV Mono 17 Projex 22 Schneider 5 Stormwater360 IFC, 50 Trojan Technology 11 Water Infrastructure Group 10 Zetco IBC The ELITE® CMF350 Coriolis flowmeter.
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