Valmet Total Solids Measurement - Valmet TS
Valmet Total Solids Measurement (Valmet TS) is a reliable and accurate microwave real time measurement used to control and optimize the solids treatment process, giving operators information on the total solids 24/7. Being the most reliable and accurate measurement for wastewater applications, Valmet TS allows savings in polymer dosing, energy, and transportation.
Industrial quality for all solids treatment applications
Measurement of solids in wastewater treatment has always been a questionable proposition. Limitations in measurement accuracy along with long term reliability has been a concern to plant operators and engineers. Adding to this, one of the biggest challenges is the fact that solids treatment and disposal makes for over 30% of the wastewater treatment costs.
Valmet TS utilizes microwave technology to determine total organic and inorganic solids content in the range of 0-50%. With Valmet TS wastewater plants can achieve big savings with mass flow based controls, and further advance the environmental and public health benefits in the community. Controlling and developing the process can be enhanced through accurate and fast measurements, which improves the overall efficiency of a wastewater plant and provides crucial data for dewatering optimization.
The most accurate and reliable measurement of total solids
- Provides higher solids content in sludge
- Savings in polymer dosing
- Energy savings in pumping
- Reduced heating cost at the digester
- Increased capacity with existing plant
- Optimized biogas production
- Reduced transportation costs
- Highly efficient use of dewatering centrifuges
- Less laboratory analysis
- Single point calibration
- Long experience and know-how in microwave technology
Solids process optimization
Primary clarifier pumping
- More capacity – Less water pumped to the sludge process
- No accumulation of solids in the clarifier
- Energy savings in pumping
- Savings with polymer dosing
- Heating energy savings
- More gas production
- Optimized polymer dosage based on massflow
- Typically savings of 20% with optimal polymer dosing
Dry cake solids amount optimization
- Less water in the dry cake
- Savings in transportation and incineration costs
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New user interface with Valmet Bridge – The new and easy-to-use terminal platform
Sensors are operated with the Valmet Bridge operating terminal. The terminal is a user interface for all Valmet inline sensors and contains a 7” capacitive touch screen with trending capabilities. Valmet Bridge interface offers an improved user experience, offering easy calibration, instant trending capabilities, intelligent diagnostics, and remote access.
Twin Blade sensor
The new Twin Blade sensor model can be installed in all measurement points needed to measure solids. This sensor is suited as well for larger pipe size installations. A process temperature and pressure measurement are integrated in the sensor. The sensor is installed through a process coupling to the process pipe. The sensor has two fin shaped blades with flush-mounted antennas, and the measurement takes place between the blades.
Flow Through sensor
The body of the Flow Through sensor is a pipe that replaces an identical length of process pipe. Flush-mounted antennas are installed on opposite sides of the sensor body, so that the measurement takes place through the pipe. Sensor electronics casings are installed on the sensor body by means of a base bar, and temperature and pressure sensors are installed inside the base bar. Antenna cables are located behind separate protective cover.
Different linings, such as non-stick lining and rubber lining, are available to suit the challenges in different kinds of applications (e.g. contamination problems, grease, fat, and abrasive material). For high pressure rating applications, Valmet TS offers a high pressure Flow Through sensor.
Watch these customer success stories and read about other cases in the articles below
Customer success stories
Process monitoring – An easy way to save costs
Valmet Total Solids Measurement (Valmet TS) helps WWTP Kaiserslautern, Germany, to save approximately 44 000€ in heating costs and increase its solid content in the digester by around 1% within one year.
Clean Water Services maximizes efficiency with continuous data
Clean Water Services in Oregon, USA, wanted to maximize the efficiency by using the most modern instruments. Now Valmet's wastewater measurements offer continuous data of sludge solids for operator.
Optimized control in different positions
Shanghai Taihe underground wastewater treatment plant stabilizes sludge pumping process and optimizes polymer dosing with Valmet Total Solids Measurements (Valmet TS) and Valmet High Solids Measurements (Valmet HS).
New measurement method of Sludge Total Solids Content at Stockholm Vatten och Avfall
When Henriksdal's sewage works had to change to a new sludge total solids content meter, they chose Valmet TS from Endress+Hauser. This is a microwave-based inline meter in the form of a pipe section that is installed in series with the pump.
Valmet Sludge Dewatering Optimizer improves dewatering at Norske Skog
Norske Skog in Bruck an der Mur, Austria decided to purchase a Valmet Sludge Dewatering Optimizer (Valmet SDO) solution to stabilize the process and improve boiler operation.
Finding the sweet spot for the polymer dose
In order to improve effectiveness, the Mitchells Plain Wastewater Treatment Works operated by the City of Cape Town, South Africa, installed two Valmet Total Solids Measurements (Valmet TS) in the sludge cake pipelines to provide immediate inline feedback on the dry solids percentage of the sludge cake.
Online total solids measurement is a winner
Energy savings and lower polymer costs in sludge treatment are among the benefits gained with Valmet Total Solids Measurement (Valmet TS) at Kajaanin Vesi in Finland. In 2012–2013, the plant modernized its sludge treatment facility and had four Valmet TS units installed in the process.
Valmet goes underground to help treat wastewater
The Kakolanmäki wastewater treatment plant has been operating in the southern Finnish city of Turku since the beginning of 2009. Since the plant is built underground it has a more constant and higher temperature than surface facilities, a distinct advantage for treatment conditions.
ProRheno optimizes processes with Valmet TS
The Valmet TS device makes the reliable and accurate measurement of solids content in sewage sludge of different origin possible - and this at minimal maintenance efforts.
Valmet wastewater solutions save energy and chemicals
Tampere Water recently installed several Valmet total solids measurement devices and a sludge dewatering control package at its Viinikanlahti wastewater treatment plant in Tampere, Finland.
Optimum water content derives benefits
One of the largest sludge plants in Kanto area Japan, 400,000 ton/day. Valmet TS measures water content of dry cake and it is used for feed-back control of polymer amount to belt-press dewatering machine.
On-line measurement with laboratory accuracy
The Anjalankoski Mill area is home to two of Stora Enso's production units, the Anjala Paper Mill, as well as the Inkeroinen Board Mill. Cooperative efforts between the mills cover raw materials, energy and power generation, as well as waste water treatment and resultant sludge drying and firing.
Accurate sludge solids measurement means big savings
A USA waste treatment plant sees a $1.2 million/yr reduction in chemical and energy costs with the implementation of Valmet TS online measurements and automatic centrifuge controls.
A Canadian city: Valmet TS troubleshooting leads to polymer and maintenance savings
A Canadian city with a population of about 95,000 operates an 80 million liter/day capacity wastewater treatment plant which discharges clean and UV sterilized water to the local river.
Valmet's measurement serving 2.4 million people
In the Beijing Gaobeidian Wastewater Treatment Plant, sludge total solids from the primary clarifier varied from below 1 to 60 g/l, which means that from time to time only water is pumped to the sludge thickening tank. The Valmet TS total solids transmitter was installed in the outlet of the primary clarifier to control pumping.
Valmet Total Solids measurements to a large-scale sludge treatment plant in Hong Kong
Valmet has delivered six Valmet Total Solids measurements to a state-of-the-art sludge treatment plant in Hong Kong. At the moment the plant is being commissioned, with two of the four incinerators already started.
Continued investment in the best technology
The Heinola Fluting Mill is part of the Stora Enso Renewable Packaging business unit. Continuous investment in best available technologies has been a key factor in maintaining the mill’s reputation as one of the world’s best and most productive semi-chemical fluting manufacturers.