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Current IssueJuly 06, 2015
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Industrial fittings and shutoff valves, by John Guest USA, Inc.

John Guest® introduces the 0.25-inch, Two Way Divider and 0.25- x 0.5-inch BSP Flat Seal Female Adapter to the water purification, beverage dispensing and agricultural markets. Both designs are easy to use (especially in confined spaces) and are reusable many times over. These fittings are produced from FDA-compliant materials and are NSF-listed. The divider is available in UV stabilized black. The company's line of black UV-resistant polypropylene products include straight and female shut-off valves. Straight valves are available in 0.25-inch and 0.375-inch OD with dual Speedfit connections. Female shut-off valves are available in 0.375-inch OD x 0.375-inch NPTF threads and in white polypropylene. These valves are more chemically resistant than acetal products and have both NSF/ANSI-14 and NSF-61 certifications. www.johnguest.com, (973) 808-5600

Design upgrade, by GE

GE introduces an upgrade to its Winflows RO and NF design and simulation software to include its ZeeWeed® 1500 membranes. This new projection software application enables users to design a spiral-wound membrane system with hollow-fiber, UF pre-treatment in a single platform. There are two significant additions. The first is the addition of the newest membrane elements that have recently been launched. The second is the ability to choose Mandarin as a language preference. The company has expanded its original RO projection software to include NF projections, chemical addition, pre-treatment, chemical/anti-scalent dosing, the RO/NF system, energy recovery devices and post treatment, all within a single platform. www.gewater.com/winflows.html

Peristaltic metering pump, by Blue-White Industries

Designed for smaller municipal water and wastewater systems, Blue-White Industries’ ProSeries-M® M-2 peristaltic metering pump is well suited for injecting aggressive and/or viscous chemicals often used in water treatment. The uniquely designed Flex-A-Prene® dual-tube assembly offers unmatched tube life and high-pressure capability (110 psi) reduces pump maintenance and replacement costs. M-2 has an intelligent control system that permits connection to SCADA systems and other remote controllers. The NSF-61-listed pump features the exclusive Tube Failure Detection (TFD) system; feed rates from 0.01-15gph/0.28-56.2 L/ph and 200:1 turndown ratio. Multiple patents pending. www.blue-white.com, sales@blue-white.com

Smart photometer, by Industrial Test Systems, Inc.

Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS) introduces the Smart Brew™ Kit and Smart Brew Advanced™ Kit, handheld smart photometer systems for measuring the craft brewer’s water quality. Using the patented eXact iDip® Smart Photometer System, the two kits integrate two-way wireless communication with a Smartphone. The kits measure key parameters for making the beer taste best, including calcium hardness, chloride, magnesium hardness, pH, sodium, sulfate, total alkalinity and total hardness. A multilingual app (the brain of the system) allows limitless possibilities, including lab accuracy, free upgrades, test customization (over 35 available), mobile sharing and data organization. Included in the advanced kit is the VisionPlus digital pH meter, so brewers can monitor pH from start to finish. www.smartbrewkit.com

Faucet filters, by GROHE

GROHE introduces three new, advanced technology filters and an eco-friendly cleaning cartridge for its Blue Chilled + Sparkling faucet system. The filters, each compact and easy to install under the sink, are available to cater to a user’s specific water needs. The five-stage filter removes all unwanted substances that will affect the taste and taste of water. The activated carbon filter eliminates unpleasant tastes and odors while filtering and purifying bypass water. The Magnesium+ filter offers the option to enhance water with magnesium. The hazard-free Blue® Bio-Clean cleaning cartridge is completely safe and can be used to disinfect hands as well as the filter head. www.grohe.com/us, (800) 44-GROHE (47643)

RO membrane, by Pentair Water Purification

Pentair Water Purification’s GRO high-performance RO membrane boasts a 50-percent recovery rate, while maintaining a retrofitable design. It comes in three different gpd models: 36, 50 and 75. Each is NSF/ANSI Standard 58-certified for materials and structural integrity in addition to NSF list component performance claims. Its innovative element design integrates a 100-percent dry membrane to help maximize lifespan and provide enhanced performance. The membrane offers 2.5 times the recovery over standard RO elements, high rejection stability at high input and an enhanced rejection performance. www.waterpurification.pentair.com

Water treatment systems, by HydroNovation

HydroNovation’s compact HydroDI water treatment systems reduce contaminants and scale-forming minerals for optimal water quality. The HydroDI residential and commercial systems are available in standard and high-efficiency models in 50- and 80-gallon (189- and 302-liter) tank capacities to accommodate end-user water consumption profiles for peak and daily demand. An optional AquaDash™ 24/7 remote monitoring service is available with each system. Energy efficient and environmentally friendly, HydroDI helps customers save water and energy, while improving water quality, reducing wastewater discharge and eliminating chemical use and salt handling. www.hydronovation.com, (920) 287-5437

Backwater valves, by RectorSeal® Corp.

RectorSeal® Corp. announces the redesigned Clean Check® extendable backwater valve product line’s upper and lower collars, which now accommodate both standard four-inch-diameter (10.16-cm) or optional, easier-to-handle, lightweight two-inch-diameter (5.08-cm) PVC risers for preventing sewer back-ups into residential and light commercial buildings. The collar redesign includes the ‘snap-in/pull-out’ 75-psi-rated (at 177 feet of head) heavy-duty flapper, which can be installed and locked into the lower collar within seconds. This tight-sealing, plasticized PVC flapper is available for 3-, 4- and 6-inch-diameter (7.62-, 10.16- and 15.24-cm) sewer lines. Older style flapper/collar assemblies that are worn or 15-psi-rated can be retrofitted using the Clean Check Rebuild Kit, which includes the 75-psi flapper/collar and upper collar. Contractors must supply a new two-inch or four-inch-diameter PVC inner riser.The complete, patented Clean Check system is available in PVC or ABS plastic and consists of a tee-shaped valve body and an upper collar and matching lower collar. Available through US plumbing and heating trade wholesalers; sold as single units or three-packs. www.rectorseal.com, marketing@rectorseal.com, (800) 231-3345

Gas chlorinator, by Chlorinators Incorporated

Chlorinators Incorporated’s all-vacuum REGAL™ gas chlorinator system makes gas chlorination very safe. Made in the USA, it is used to disinfect drinking water, wastewater, industrial process water and more. The gas chlorinator uses 100-percent chlorine, providing a consistent chlorine residual and doesn’t create bromates, chlorates and perchlorates. The all-vacuum system eliminates problems associated with pressure-type manifold systems. It is directly mounted on a cylinder or ton container and is assembled by hand, tested by skilled technicians and is easy to maintain and clean. www.regalchlorinators.com, regal@regalchlorinators.com

Automated valves, by Assured Automation

Assured Automation announces the addition of the SM Series to their compact automated valve line. This series features Sure Mount actuated, brass ball valves with compact electric actuators.For use in residential and commercial HVAC applications, these brass and lead-free brass automated ball valves are available in sizes 0.5 to 2 inches (12.7 to 50.8 cm). The SM Series quarter-turn ball valve features a simple one clip-pin actuator mounting system, which offers stability and eliminates the cost, weight and installation time required by other valve-actuator mounting systems. http://assuredautomation.com, info@assuredautomation.com