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Water Treatment Plant Challenge: Pumping out a Powerful Solution for Metro Vancouver

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2017 10:11:00 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in TS 8, Waste Water Managment

As the second largest secondary treatment facility in Canada, Metro Vancouver Regional District’s Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (MV AIWWTP) in Delta, B.C., presently serves about 1.3 million people in 14 member municipalities in the Fraser Sewerage Area (FSA).

The pumping facility at the Annacis Island plant is a critical part of the infrastructure, as collection and conveyance systems transport the FSA wastewater to the plant. The three 1,200-horsepower influent pumps and four 684-horsepower trickling filter pumps have been in service for about two decades and were at their end-of-life stage. These large pumps regulate the level of raw sewage in the wet well, conveying it into the treatment plant. Should these fail during high flow situations, there are overflow gates, but these bypass raw wastewater into the Fraser River, which would lead to consequential fines and penalties due to its environmental impact. The trickling filter pumps power the flow of the partially treated waste over trickling filters for secondary treatment, which capture most of the bacteria before the final purification processes.

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Solutions for Energy Efficiency and Recycling Issues related to a Deep Water Drill Ship Installation

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2017 8:09:00 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in TS 8, Plant Magazine, Oil and Gas Technology

The Challenge

Manufacturers in the marine and offshore space face unique challenges. Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), a manufacturer of electrical power and control systems headquartered in Montague, PEI, encountered one with its hybrid power initiative, the first hybrid drill floor destined for installation on ultra-deepwater drill ships operated by Transocean, Swiss offshore drilling contractors.

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DARPA Challenge Winner Featured at Smithsonian Museum

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2017 11:11:40 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in IT Cabinets, IT Enclosures, IT security, Cybersecurity, TS 8, Cyber Grand Challenge, IT

Last year, Rittal TS Enclosures and LCP high density cooling products were selected as the infrastructure solution for a single event - the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military, sponsored this first ever Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC).  

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Will Your Systems Be Ready When “The Big One” Comes?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2015 10:17:00 AM / by Rittal Enclosures posted in TS 8

Although Southern California is almost as well known for its earthquakes as it is for sunshine and movie stars, the most powerful quakes are relatively rare. Scientists believe the last mega-quake to hit the region was an 1857 magnitude 7.9 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey recently revised its estimate of how soon the next magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake is likely to strike California, raising the chance of a mega-quake hitting California within the next three decades from about 4.7% to 7%. A magnitude 8.0 quake would produce 89 times more energy than the 6.7 Northridge earthquake of 1994.

However, California is far from the only state at risk of seismic damage. This map illustrates the various Telcordia Technologies (formerly BELLCORE) risk zones, classified from 0 to 4. Zone 0 has no earthquake activity, while significant earthquake activity is to be expected in zone 4. Enclosures designed for use in earthquake-prone zones must be designed with the stability and strength to withstand extreme dynamic loads, especially where the enclosures house active components.

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