Following on from the success of numerous water treatment plants in the UK and Ireland, Pi is now beginning to offer the CoagSense coagulation controller to other countries in the world in an effort to help water treatment plants become more efficient and effective.

Termozipa Power Station, near Bogota, Colombia, has recently built a new water treatment works to provide clean water to the plant’s cooling towers from the neighbouring river water. Coagulation dosing at the water treatment works will be automatically controlled by Pi’s CoagSense coagulation controller to ensure that the water is treated effectively, helping to improve water quality and optimise chemical usage.

Pi’s Julius Guth commissions coagulation controller in Colombia

Salt Cathedral, ColombiaSalt Cathedral, Colombia

Pi’s head office contact for Latin America, Julius Guth, recently travelled to Colombia and Mexico to visit distributors and assist with the commissioning of Pi’s first coagulation controller on the continent.

Designed to assist with the monitoring and control of coagulation dosing, Pi’s CoagSense coagulation controller can take in signals from several sensors and in this instance is using:

The installation of Pi equipment for such applications is made possible by Pi’s sophisticated Remote Access system which enables 2-way communication with onsite analysers, allowing settings to be adjusted remotely from anywhere in the world.

Julius also spent time with Pi’s distributors in Colombia and Mexico, learning more about their latest projects and visiting water treatment companies. The trip wasn’t all work though! Julius had the opportunity to visit the underground Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, known as the ‘First Wonder of Colombia’. This spectacular cathedral is made up of tunnels and expansive caverns carved into the mountainside. Consisting almost entirely of rock salt, the mountain still has an active salt mine alongside the stunning cathedral.

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Chlorine analysers identical to those already installed on some of their customer’s sites in Lisbon, Portugal, were chosen by Pi’s distributor for Portugal and Spain, Izasa Scientific, as part of their stand at the ENEG (National Meeting of Water and Sanitation Management Entities) Exhibition.

Pi’s Daniel Nearney meets with customers at ENEG 2019

David from Izasa and Daniel from Pi at ENEGDavid from Izasa (pictured left) with Daniel from Pi at ENEG

Pi’s head office contact for Portugal and Spain, Daniel Nearney, travelled to Portugal to attend the event and meet with companies who have shown interest in Pi’s products. Izasa’s exhibition stand showcased products that are currently receiving a lot of interest in the Portuguese market, including:

Daniel spent time with Izasa representatives Joáo Paulo (Portugal) and David Aparicio (Spain) at their exhibition stand and was able to assist them with technical advice and product specific knowledge. Daniel also took the opportunity to catch up with representatives from EPAL (Free Public Water Company of Lisbon), who recently purchased several HaloSense systems for installation in their water treatment plants.
When commenting about his trip, Daniel said:

“It was a fantastic opportunity to attend ENEG and meet with customers and prospects based in Portugal. We have been long-standing partners with Izasa, so it’s always good to see them and provide assistance where we can. There looks to be many upcoming projects in 2020 and I look forward to working with Joáo and David to implement these in Portugal and Spain.”

ENEG is a biannual conference for water distribution and drainage companies from all over Portugal. It is the largest event of its kind in the country, and ENEG 2019 was the largest conference in ENEG history.

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Norwegian companies continue to innovate in many industries such as aquaculture and wastewater treatment, and Pi’s distributor has recently been exploring ways in which Pi’s technology can be applied to new processes and technology.

Pi’s Daniel Nearney and Mike Riding visit Norway

As part of a visit to Norway, Daniel Nearney, who looks after European Sales at Pi, and Managing Director, Mike Riding, visited Pi’s official Norwegian distributor, FG-Tech, for three days.

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Founded by Fredrik Andersen and Geir Siqveland Steffensen, FG-Tech have been successfully collaborating with Pi for two years and in that time, FG-Tech have become experts in Pi’s instruments specializing in

As part of the visit, Daniel and Mike exchanged expertise with Fredrik and Geir, visited FG-Tech’s new premises in Brevik overlooking an inlet of the North Sea, met with existing FG-Tech customers, visited sites trialling new Pi products and visited the research facilities utilizing Pi’s CRONOS® and CRIUS® instrument controllers.

Whilst in Norway, Daniel and Mike were given the opportunity to sample traditional Norwegian food including reindeer and cloudberries, a berry similar to raspberries and blackberries.

When commenting about his trip, Daniel said:

“The dedication of the site staff that we met, and their commitment, was admirable. Working with FG Tech is a pleasure as we both agree that there is great potential for growth in the Norwegian market and we share the same vision going forward.”

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Earlier this year, World Water Week 2019 was held in Stockholm, Sweden, where three winners of the Urban Water Challenge Award were selected from 226 companies across 38 countries.

One of Pi’s OEMs, Indra Water from India, was one of the winners of this prestigious award for their modular, self-contained wastewater treatment systems which will be deployed in schools and colleges in Mumbai.

Working together since July 2018

Indra Water Private LabelIndra Water Private Labelling

Indra Water’s wastewater treatment systems combine Pi’s water quality instrumentation with patented treatment technology, which removes water pollutants in a low-energy, chemical-free process.

Pi’s CRIUS® instrument controllers are fundamental to the treatment systems, providing precise data feedback to improve efficiency. Several of Pi’s sensors are integrated into the treatment systems to monitor the effectiveness of the electro-coagulation based process, including:

As part of the integration of Pi’s equipment, Indra Water ordered their own company branded labels for the CRIUS® analysers. Private labelling is a service that Pi can provide, in certain circumstances, for a small one-off fee enabling companies to incorporate Pi equipment into their own systems, as well as increasing their own brand awareness at the same time.

Pi’s head office contact for Asia, Julius Guth, who has been working closely with Indra Water to provide the best combination of measurement equipment to monitor their treatment process, spoke about the award:

“It’s fantastic for our partner, Indra Water, to be recognised for their achievements in providing an innovative and affordable wastewater solution for schools and colleges in Mumbai. I take great pride in providing equipment which not only helps to improve water quality but can also help to make a real impact on the lives of young people in developing countries.”

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Following the introduction of new water quality regulations from the Vietnamese government, water treatment companies throughout Vietnam are now seeking water monitoring equipment to enable them to meet these requirements.

The Vietnamese Government’s drive to improve drinking water quality and clean up industrial waste effluent presents a fantastic opportunity for water treatment manufacturers to provide equipment to help the government meet their aims, and create a better environment for the people of Vietnam.

Pi’s Julius Guth visits Vietnam

Pi’s Julius Guth in Vietnam Pi’s Julius Guth in Vietnam

Pi’s head office contact for Asia, Julius Guth, travelled to Vietnam to meet with several companies who have shown great interest in Pi’s products. Julius spent time with water treatment companies across Vietnam, travelling from the capital city Hanoi, to the beach city of Da Nang and finally to Vietnam’s main business centre of Ho Chi Minh. This provided a real insight into the key relationships between water treatment companies and the Government.

All of the companies Julius visited showed a strong desire to work with Pi. Two companies were identified to act as official distributors of Pi’s products in Vietnam. Lappro Automation (with co-operation from Senco and Saigontec) will distribute Pi’s products for clean water applications, particularly focusing on:

Deahan (part of the Seiki Group) will distribute Pi’s products for wastewater applications, particularly focusing on:

The trip wasn’t all work though, Julius was able to take in some Vietnamese culture as he visited a fire-breathing bridge, the ancient town of Hoi An, the eye-opening War Remnants museum and even had a ride down the river in a traditional Vietnamese coconut boat.

When commenting about his trip, Julius said:

“It was an amazing experience to visit such a lively and vibrant country that never seems to sleep! I look forward to partnering with both Senco and Deahan and I will ensure that the other companies I visited in Vietnam have the opportunity to work with Pi through these distributors.”

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Responding to customer demand in China, Process Instruments has worked with the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) to recruit a company representative based in Hangzhou.

Pi’s Managing Director visits customers and distributors in China alongside Pi’s new Chinese representative, Chen Jiang

Pi’s Mike Riding and Chen Jiang in Shanghai Pi’s Mike Riding and Chen Jiang in Shanghai

In order to provide Chinese customers with the best service possible, Chen Jiang will work alongside Pi’s current Chinese distributors supplying a range of products including:

As part of Chen Jiang’s training, Pi’s Managing Director Mike Riding visited China for two weeks in September 2019. Whilst there, the pair visited three companies that currently supply Pi’s products to different categories of the water industry; Shanghai Limpiom, Beijing Strong Eternal and Beijing Ben Hua.

Chen Jiang was also given access to a Chinese version of the Pi website, which can be found at www.processinstruments.cn. Mike provided Chen Jiang with some website training so that he can translate the site and make it much more user-friendly for the Chinese market.

Of the trip, Mike said:

“At Pi, we really pride ourselves on being a British company that exports to China and felt that the time was right to recruit a representative based there. Chen Jiang will be a great addition to the Pi family and was a great host. It was lovely that as part of my visit, Chen Jiang introduced me to his wife and new baby. I look forward to seeing them again and can’t wait to see Pi’s progress in China.”

If you’re based in China, please do not hesitate to contact Chen Jiang by emailing [email protected] or giving him a call on +86 17816612507. Alternatively, to see how Pi can support your organisation with our water analyser treatment solutions, check out our full range of process instrumentation now.

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For ten years, clients at Padiham Leisure Centre have enjoyed crystal clear, odour free and perfectly balanced swimming pool water, courtesy of a CRIUS® Pool Controller from Process Instruments.

Perfect Pool Control from Pi’s AquaSense Pool Controller

Version 1 Pool Controller Before

Having provided ten years of perfect control, when it came to choosing their next pool controller, the management at Padiham Leisure Centre chose to upgrade to the latest version of the CRIUS® AquaSense from Process Instruments.

The AquaSense includes some great features at a great price, making the decision to go with the CRIUS® an easy choice. This included:

  • Reliable chlorine measurement independent of pH, allowing the pool to reliably run at low chlorine residuals leading to a much more pleasant bathing experience
  • Independent pH control ensuring that the pool water stays in the ‘comfort’ zone for swimmers
  • Version 3 Pool Controller After
  • Great control features including, for example, overfeed protection
  • Industry leading remote access
  • Variable speed drive control (VSD) – many pools always run their circulation pumps at 100% capacity but during periods of low chlorine demand, such as at night when the pool isn’t in use, this isn’t necessary. VSD can automatically control the speed of the recirculation pumps to meet disinfection demands, while reducing electricity usage and a site’s carbon footprint. Savings of over 35% have been recorded by some customers.

Perhaps most important in the management’s decision to go with a second CRIUS®, is that working with Pi’s excellent customer service team is easy, offering fast and reliable support.

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CoagSense Coagulation Controller at Creagh
Pi’s CoagSense at Creagh

Working closely with a contractor, CSL, five plants in Wexford now have their coagulation process controlled by Process Instruments CoagSense coagulation controllers.

Alongside Peter Houlihan from CSL, Process Instruments (IRL) Ltd. supplied and commissioned the CoagSense coagulation controllers at Taylorstown, Newtown, Vinegar Hill, Kilmallock and Creagh, all in Wexford.

Good coagulation control is essential to achieving the water quality goals set by Irish Water. In particular, the reduction in organics found in many water supplies across Ireland is essential to reducing Disinfection By-Products (DBPs) and in order to do that, a coagulant is dosed into the raw water. Getting the right amount of coagulant has traditionally been one of the most challenging aspects of water treatment.

Process Instruments Ireland has been working with Irish Water for a number of years to develop the CoagSense. The CoagSense controller has different sensors on different sites (including pH, Flow, UV254, Streaming Current and Turbidity) to continually assess raw water quality, and doses pH adjustment chemicals and coagulants in order to condition the water correctly for the next stages of the plant.

Successful Coagulation Control across Ireland

The additional five plants bring the total number of successfully installed and CoagSense controlled water plants in Ireland to thirty.

Part of the success of the CoagSense, has been the process of working with the contractors to design a bespoke control system for each plant using the building blocks that go into a CoagSense. From there, Process Instruments Ireland works closely with the operators to ensure that they are fully trained and comfortable in this innovative and high-tech solution to a long-standing problem.

Remote Access Graph
Remote Access Graph

After working with the operators during installation and commissioning, Process Instruments Ireland continues to support the operators using the remote access provided with the CoagSense. Pi’s remote access can allow specific analysis of results, and remote identification; a problem that can then be rectified on site by operators.

Tim Harte of Process Instruments (IRL) said of working with operators of plants with newly installed CoagSense coagulation controllers:

“It is a joy to work with operators as they go from healthily sceptical to accepting to enthusiastic users of CoagSense. I particularly enjoy helping operators get tighter and better control over plants that have potentially given coagulation problems in the past. We are all working towards better and healthier drinking water all of the time.”

See how the CoagSense Coagulation controller could help you manage your water treatment or take a look at Pi’s range of treatment products to find the right system for you.

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EquipSolutions, based in Chicago, are Pi’s exclusive partner for the sales of CRIUS® in North America’s Industrial Market.

Recently, Pi’s Managing Director Mike Riding was invited to visit EquipSolutions to present the results of a current project between the two companies.

Tailored CRIUS® instrument controller training

EquipSolutions Timeline feat. Pi

During his visit, Mike provided extra training, specifically on being able to customise each CRIUS® instrument controller to meet the exact needs of Equip’s customers and providing bespoke manuals for the CRIUS® controllers.

Anthony Glitto, EquipSolutions’ Director of their Distribution division said:

“One of the attractions of the CRIUS® to us is that it is totally customisable for every one of our customers. Having the capability in house to do this customisation will certainly add value for our customers. Having the manual bespoke to each instrument means that our customers won’t receive a massive manual full of pages and pages of information that doesn’t relate to what they’ve bought. Having the bespoke manual means that they get the highest quality information relating to their instrument specifically.”

Reflecting on his visit to EquipSolutions, Mike Riding said:

“Equip are an extremely important partner to Pi, they are wholly committed to working with Pi in order to add value to their customers’ operations in North America using the CRIUS® platform. It was lovely to see that Pi stood out on their company timeline that is there for all to see in their extremely impressive facility in Chicago. Equip has great people, doing a great job and already the work put in by both partners is beginning to pay off with great reviews coming back from the first installations.”

The future looks bright in the North American Industrial Market, with Pi and EquipSolutions working together seamlessly to support their customers.

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Pi supply products to NIW

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) LogoProcess Instruments have been awarded a new agreement to supply instrumentation to Northern Ireland Water (NIW).

NIW recently updated their framework agreement, with Pi being given the opportunity work alongside the sole provider of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland.

Following many years of business together, the new agreement allows Pi and NIW to work even closer together on new projects. It also enables existing projects to have seamless after sales support.

This new agreement means Pi will supply their CRONOS® and CRIUS® instrument controllers with all sensors and options rather than a select few, including:

Sales Manager, Dr. Rob Paramore said:

“There’s a huge focus on ‘intelligent’ water networks within the water industry now and by supplying NIW with our Water 4.0 and Industry 4.0 CRIUS® controller, we can ensure that NIW are at the forefront of this emerging area. It’s great that we can continue our work with them.”

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