To provide one-of-a-kind equipment for the Catskill/Delaware disinfection plant and meet the hydraulic challenge of dividing the huge flow of water from large shafts and two reservoirs.
With about 350 water meters in the New York City water system, Primary Flow Signal (PFS) was a natural choice to provide Venturi flow meters on the Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Filtration project.
“We have supplied very large Venturi meters to DEP before, so we’ve had a very long track record,” PFS President Bruce Briggs says. “They’re very, very quality-conscious, because it’s the taxpayers’ money, so they’re not only concerned with performance but [product] life expectancy.”
GA Fleet supplied two 108-inch and four 144-inch Venturi meters to the Catskill/Delaware UV project. The meters have a life expectancy of 100-plus years and a warranty period of 25 years.
The equipment provided from PFS by way of GA Fleet is measuring all of the influent water to the plant. The facility is the largest UV treatment facility in the world, and because of the way the plant’s been designed, the ability to accurately determine how much water is moving into the facility is critical to the process.