If you don’t measure it, how do you manage your water and sewer infrastructure?
Recognized experts in providing environmental measurement services to municipalities and professional engineering firms.
SCG Flowmetrix is a solutions-based company, providing field services and enabling public works departments and consulting engineers to capture highly accurate flow measurement-related data for capacity assessments, inflow and infiltration studies, water loss control, metering calibration, preventative and reactive maintenance requirements, installation and commissioning of new equipment, and engineering consultation and services.
We offer extensive experience in the installation of a diverse range of flow monitoring equipment and primary flow measurement devices (weirs/flumes) for sanitary, storm, combined sewer, and combined sewer overflow applications. A core Flowmetrix strength is assessing the suitability of a site for flow measurement and selecting optimum primary and secondary measurement devices adapted for challenging site situations.
Delivering Large and Complex Projects
Toronto Water leads one of the largest municipal flow monitoring programs in North America. With support from SCG Flowmetrix, this forward-thinking city is using valuable data insights to drive impactful decisions about its infrastructure. The monitoring program, which started in the 1990s, has expanded to include permanent monitoring at trunk locations, revolving monitoring at trunk inflow sites, and temporary project-specific monitoring. Today, this data is used to calibrate hydraulic models, support the capital program, monitor combined sewer overflows, inform the basement flooding program, and guide the inflow and infiltration reduction program.
Blog Post: Soot Blower Maintenance Improves Boiler Efficiency
Soot blowers are used to clean heating surfaces of boilers – they get soot deposits on them as a result of the heating process. Why do they need to be cleaned? The soot deposits reduce the efficiency of the boilers and it is more cost effective to employ a cleaning system than to allow for lower efficiencies. From a safety perspective, soot buildups are at risk of catching fire. Soot blowers come in many shapes and sizes. Some are manually operated, some sit in place and clean a specific area, some are deployed when cleaning is necessary and retracted when they are not. The most common method is for the blower to direct steam at specific tubes or spots within the boiler to knock the soot down and out of the system. The soot is either collected and removed or may be burned and exit the system through the chimney.
Field Team Support
Our field team’s expertise and project experience on large and small jobsites is what differentiates us. We do not believe in anything less than perfection and complete client satisfaction. In Ontario, our field crews are based out of London and Concord to serve our clients.
The health and safety of our employees is our top priority during these uncertain times. Many of our office employees have transitioned to remote work environments and our field teams have implemented best practices for workplace safety. As an essential business we are committed to maintaining our high level of customer service and meeting our product and system delivery dates to the best of our abilities. Please contact us if you have any questions.