Water Journal : Water Journal April 2012
new products & services 158 APRIL 2012 water water business corrosion and deterioration of almost any surface -- and it is now available in Australia. Rust Bullet provides exceptional protection from the damaging effects of extreme weather conditions, waters, UV rays, abrasive objects, harsh chemicals, oils and other destructive elements. The unique patented technology provides a super- tough, high-performance, rust-inhibitive, low-maintenance protective coating. This means Rust Bullet's uses are unlimited, from deteriorating manholes, clarifiers, pump station infrastructure, corroded pipe-work, storage tanks, scaffolding and machinery, to a rusted galvanised roof, degraded concrete floors, or even car, caravan, boat and trailer repairs. Primarily used to kill corrosive rust, its versatility and strength is incredible. It has been scientifically assessed and found to be the best rust-preventive, corrosion-inhibitive, protective coating on the market today. Its unique formulation is strong, flexible and UV resistant; it won't yellow or chalk. It is self-levelling and will fill holes and cracks up to 3mm depth. Rust Bullet is waterproof, chemical resistant, impact resistant and has good thermal stability. Rust Bullet's advantage over its competitors is that it is eco-safe, and contains no lead, zinc, chromates or heavy metals. Little or no preparation is required before applying; simply remove all loose surfaces and dirt, then follow the application instructions and the job is done. It can be painted directly over rusted surfaces. Applied to clean new surfaces, it will prolong the surface life providing strong permanent corrosion protection with phenomenal adhesion. Rust Bullet was developed in the US for use in the Aero Space Industry. It is now used extensively throughout the world and has become a world leader in corrosion prevention and treatment. Currently Rust Bullet is used in the US by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Federal Aviation Administration, US Dept of Transport, US Coast Guard, Space Lift Range Systems Contract, and US Naval Undersea Warfare Centres. Rust Bullet® Australia has appointed McBerns Pty Ltd as the Australian distributor. Rust Bullet is now available online or by phone and can be shipped anywhere in Australia. For more information visit: www.mcberns.com or phone (07) 5445 1646. WATER CRISIS CALLS FOR INTELLIGENT WATER METERING Extreme weather conditions, pollution, overpopulation... the causes of water stress are numerous and diverse; and the need for conservation of water globally attracts still more political attention. The situation becomes all the more critical as the water supply problem is interwoven with environmental, development and security issues. And the problem cannot be said to be limited to economically undeveloped regions. High living standards seem to entail high water consumption. Given the very different drivers such as water intensive agriculture, urbanisation and tourism, practically no country will be left untouched by the water crisis. Even in less challenged areas in mid- and Northern Europe, water costs for domestic use are approximating to the level of energy costs. Hence consumer awareness is growing, and people are demanding fair billing and a high degree of professionalism and efficiency from their water supplier. Concurring with rising water prices, correct and fair billing has caught the attention of the customers who demand documented precise metering of this vital commodity. Recognising pricing as an efficient incentive for saving water, measuring water consumption on a household level is required. But the benefits of residential water metering are being further enhanced with the deployment of electronic water meters with automatic reading features. Intelligent water meters open up a whole palette of opportunities for customer services, AMR and data management. The newest electronic water meters on the market seek to address all-important aspects concerning global requirements and utilities' needs for usability, customer servicing and sound economy. Automatic meter reading (AMR) There is a growing need for automatic reading of water meters as a rationalisation of an otherwise expensive and bothersome part of managing a water utility. Besides, AMR brings the water utility in control of the meter reads and conveys a fuller overview of the consumption pattern. Electronic water meters have a variety of capabilities in terms of automatic meter reading, be it integration into a radio mesh network or wireless reading by means of handheld devices. A new and very easy to use wireless meter reading method is a small USB stick, making AMR a usable and economic feature and allowing even small utilities to benefit from it. The use of ultrasonic technology for measuring water consumption stands out with respect to measuring low flow rates. Capturing low flow rates is extremely important in order to match a typical household consumption. The latest electronic water meter on the market, MULT1CAL 21, is designed to resemble a traditional water meter, but contains a microprocessing calculator and an ultrasonic flow sensor in the same hermetically sealed meter case. The meter case is made of composite material (PPS) to shield the essential parts from contact with the water. The absence of mechanical parts in the ultrasonic water meter efficiently prevents wear and tear; the meter can be mounted regardless of the pipe construction, and it is immune to impurities and sediments in the water to which traditional mechanical water meters are sensitive. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kamstrup.com Rust Bullet blackshell coating. Rust Bullet industrial coating.
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