Sludge blanket level detector
The Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector improves energy efficiency while processing incoming water or treating wastewater
This instrument improves energy efficiency when clarifying incoming process water or treating wastewater. Monitoring interface levels, it maintains preferred sludge depth in clarifiers, lamellas, DAFs, decanting tanks and SBRs. It automates desludge pumps to operate only when necessary: to prevent overflows, to avoid pumping large volumes of water/thin sludge, and to optimize sludge density before subsequent processing. The detector uses high intensity infra-red beams (well-suited for obstructed and constricted areas) to find thick or thin sludge. Four power levels automatically adjust for different concentrations of particulates. It is simple to install, and requires no calibration.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey