Instrumentation involves specialized measuring devices that are designed to monitor critical processes. As such, it is the backbone of any Water/Wastewater treatment or manufacturing facility. In most cases, these instrumentation devices are measuring things such as pressure, flow, distance, temperature, level, angle or distance.
Why Instrumentation Matters
When it comes to the type of instrumentation used in Water/Wastewater treatment, multi-variable processors that constantly analyze the available data as part of the control process are typical. Without the proper type of instrumentation that reliably provides the type of information necessary, the best Water/Waste Water treatment equipment could end up costing the locality or business a great deal of money in added operational costs or even failed equipment.
Important Instrumentation Products
Wastewater treatment involves two primary types of instrumentation that are vital to the success and continuity of the facility’s operations: electric motors and variable frequency drives.
- Electric motors: The electric motor is the workhorse of the wastewater treatment facility. Whether its function is to pump water from one step of the process to the next, to power blower motors or any one of the myriad of other tasks that are imperative to the smooth operation of the treatment plan, choosing the right electric motor the first time is crucial.
- Variable frequency drive: The variable frequency drive, also sometimes referred to as a VFD, is the brains of the electric motor. It is designed to control the torque and AC motor speed by changing the voltage and motor input frequency. Because the frequency is directly related to the RPMs expelled by the motor, the variable frequency drive is used to scale back the voltage and frequency to meet the electric motor’s reduced demands for load and power.
- Flow calibrations: Providing high quality 3rd party Flow Calibrations. Stay within recommended limits to reduce EPA/EPD fines.
- Thermography: High Performance IR Thermal Imaging for diagnostic purposes. Also used for budgetary projections.
Meeting Water and Wastewater Treatment Needs More Efficiently
A variable frequency drive works together with the electric motors within a wastewater treatment facility to increase efficiency. Because each of the motors does not need to run at full speed all the time, operators can use innovative and technologically advanced instrumentation like variable frequency drives to control the motor by matching its speed to the load requirement.
The Role of Baker Technical Services
The technicians at Baker Technical Services are professionals at providing the ideal electric motors and variable frequency drives to meet the needs of today’s wastewater treatment facilities. Outdated equipment can be a drain on resources and budgets. Baker Technical Services provides retrofitting of existing wastewater treatment systems and installation of the latest in electric motors and variable frequency drives.
Baker Technical Services stocks a wide range of products that are designed to give their clients the results and calibration needed to stay within the necessary limits as dictated by industry standards. From new facilities that need instrumentation from the ground up to repairs, retrofits and maintenance on existing equipment, Baker Technical Services applies their extensive expertise and knowledge to meeting the expanding needs of today’s water, wastewater treatment, and manufacturing facilities.