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Having accurate, reliable, and real-time chlorine monitoring, both in the water treatment plant, and in the distribution system, is critical.
The next generation Lab Charge Analyzer
Whether you need to monitor chlorine in a municipal water treatment plant, or in a pool or spa, or in an industrial setting, our Chemtrac Residual Chlorine Analyzers offer precise, stable, and versatile solutions. No Reagents, no pH compensation, no monthly maintenance…no doubt a chlorine analyzer to consider.
The City of King Water Treatment Facility is a conventional water treatment plant located in Tobaccoville, NC. The plant treats up to 3 million gallons per day of Yadkin River water, and has inground storage tanks, onsite and at the booster station, totaling 6 million gallons.
There are no true “standards” for calibrating Streaming Current Detectors (SCD). However, there are reliable and proven verification methods that can be used to check how effectively the SCD is working, and provide a basis for adjusting the instrument’s gain setting so as to maintain consistent and repeatable responses to changes in water quality and coagulant dosage.
In our home state of Georgia, the first Monday in May each year is designated Water Professionals Appreciation Day. Chemtrac would like to salute all those professionals who contribute to maintaining our water treatment and wastewater treatment systems: from the operators, lab technicians, and maintenance staff, to the administrators, engineers and management teams.
A is for Analyzer. C is for Controller. T is for Transmitter. Together that spells ACT…HydroACT…our versatile multi-parameter monitoring solution for water treatment processes. Whether your need involves chlorine, pH, organics, streaming current, or many others, HydroACT offers a wide range of monitoring and control capabilities. Key features include data logging, analog outputs, digital communications, and PID control. The systems are customizable and user friendly.
For the second year in a row, Chemtrac joined four of their North American Filtration (NAF) sister-companies in exhibiting in a combined booth at WEFTEC. The other NAF subsidiaries were: NEFCO, Mass Transfer Systems, Sanborn Technologies, and LEEM Filtration. The event took place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, October 1-4, 2018.
Chemtrac was one of 16 exhibiting sponsors at the 21st International Conference on Water Chemistry in Nuclear Reactor Systems. The conference took place on September 9-14 in San Francisco, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) hosted the event.
When the water treatment plant in Auburn, AL was looking for the ability to monitor chlorine in off-site locations, they did not want to have to deal with on-line analyzers that required reagents.
In order to get the most out of your Streaming Current analyzers, it is imperative to keep up with any maintenance needs for the probes and pistons. This means periodic cleaning and eventual replacement. We have posted four new “How-to Videos” to help out when it is time to clean, or replace, the probe and piston.
A case history that was first introduced as a testimonial video on our website, has now landed in print on the pages of TPO (Treatment Plant Operator) magazine.
Chemtrac is in Chicago this week exhibiting at WEFTEC along with a few sister companies: NEFCO, Mass Transfer Systems, LEEM Filtration, Mer-Made Filter,and Sanborn Technologies.
The Lab Charge Analyzer will be featured at the Chemtrac Booth (#2025) during the upcoming AWWA ACE17 conference and exhibition, June 11-14.
Chemtrac is now delivering its free chlorine analyzers with a new and improved sensor. With the previous design, it was recommended to replace the membrane cap annually,
We understand that our Chemtrac product sales are in a large part from the efforts of independent distributors and manufacturers representatives.
The 77th Annual International Water Conference will be held November 6-9 in San Antonio, TX. The IWC remains the premier source of technical information and training in the industrial water and wastewater business, spanning numerous industrial sectors, and addressing today’s most relevant technical topics.
We at Chemtrac want our customers to better understand our products. We feel the next best thing to having an on-site demonstration of our analyzers is to be able to see a video demonstration
The Chemtrac team joined attendees at ACE 2016 in Chicago, IL to discuss the latest models of Streaming Current Monitors, Particle Counters, Chlorine Analyzers, and HydroACT multi-parameter analyzer.
We will be introducing two new series of products at the 2016 AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago next week (June 19-22).
In the coming months, keep an eye out for the new and improved Chemtrac HydroACT multi-parameter analyzer.
We are happy to say that this month marks the 31st anniversary of Chemtrac, Inc.
Chemtrac recently conducted a four-hour training class for Water Wastewater Education & Training (WWET), in Henderson, NV. There were over 50 attendees from the local area.
Facing stringent water quality goals, water treatment plant operators hate playing “catch-up” while watching the sedimentation basin turbidity rise along with filter effluent. Standard operating procedures amongst operators would agree that a little overfeed in coagulant is easier on daily operations than trying to underfeed especially when the coagulant choice is a PACl.
Routine cleaning is essential for a streaming current monitor to work properly. Therefore, plant operators desire a unit that is easy to clean, uses a good cleaning agent, and has a quick recovery of the streaming current reading after the cleaning is complete.
Chemtrac will exhibit and present at the AWPCA (Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association)Annual Conference in Huntsville Al, August 3-5 2015.
John Clark and Joe Zimmerman of Chemtrac, Inc., will team up to present a technical paper at the Eleventh International Conference on Cycle Chemistry in Fossil and Combined Cycle Plants with Heat Recovery Steam Generators.
For over 25 years Chemtrac has exhibited at the AWWA Annual Conference & Exhibition. This week, at ACE15 in Anaheim, they are introducing the next generation Laboratory Charge Analyzer (LCA), along with the new and improved Benchtop/Portable Particle Counter (PC5000).
Attendees of the Alabama Rural Water Association’s Annual Technical Training Conference were able to learn of the advantages of streaming current monitoring while visiting the Chemtrac booth.
The Alabama-Mississippi Section of AWWA is working to provide low cost, convenient training opportunities for its membership.
Continuing education for Water Treatment Operators, and keeping up with the latest available technologies is quite essential.
In 2014, the city of Franklin, NC, purchased a Chemtrac on-line Streaming Current Monitor at the advice of their state regulatory agency.
It was a milestone year for the International Water Conference. The 75th Anniversary IWC was held November 16-19, and Chemtrac was in San Antonio to take part.
Chemtrac was proud to exhibit at the 2014 Water Quality Technology Conference in New Orleans. A longtime supporter of WQTC, Chemtrac is one of just seven companies that have exhibited at this industry-leading technical conference for over 20 years.
John Clark, Chemtrac VP & GM, presented a technical paper, Understanding On-line Amperometric Chlorine Measurements (pdf download), at the 2014 AWT (Association of Water Technologies) Annual Conference and Exposition.
The Georgia Rural Water Association Fall Conference is taking place at Lake Lanier Islands, October 26-29. Mark Vandiver will make a presentation highlighting the use of the Chemtrac CCA3100 Coagulant Charge Analyzer for optimizing coagulation in water treatment plants.
Chemtrac was a sponsor for the 6th Annual Air Cooled Condenser Users Group (ACCUG) Meeting. The conference took place at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, September 22-25.
A water treatment plant in Batesburg-Leesville, SC sponsored a Chemtrac Technical Training Program on April 10, 2014, for all operators
Earlier this month, Chemtrac exhibited at the 23rd Annual Southwest Chemistry Workshop (SWCW), at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego, CA. There were 160 attendees, including approximately 100 chemistry and engineering related personnel from over 20 different power plants.
At the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Annual Conference & Expo in Savannah, GA, July 20 -22, Chemtrac will exhibit a new line of automatic controllers for optimizing coagulation and filtration.
Joe Zimmerman, who leads Chemtrac’s sales efforts in the Power Industry, was recently invited to speak at a Condensate Polishing Conference in Xi’an, China. The meeting was held on April 24th and 25th and was sponsored by the Thermal Power Research Institute (TPRI).
A WTP in North Carolina recently reduced their coagulant feed from 30 ppm to less than 10 ppm after purchasing and installing a Streaming Current Monitor (SCM) and Coagulant Charge Analyzer (CCA). Prior to their purchase, the plant ran numerous jar tests to determine optimum coagulant dose but ultimately based their target dosage largely on plant history.
The Georgia Association of Water Professionals 2014 Spring Conference & Expo is scheduled for April 15 & 16, in Columbus, GA.
Working closely with a major municipality in the southeast, Chemtrac, Inc. compared their new line of coagulation control instrumentation against their tried and proven Streaming Current Controller (which has been in use at this specific plant for the past couple of years).
DPD colorimetric measurement is highly regarded among municipalities as the preferred method for on-line chlorine analysis.
Chemtrac recently hosted their 2014 International Sales Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. In attendance were 45 Manufacturer’s Representatives