Flowery Branch, Georgia, is facing tremendous growth as suburban Atlanta continues to sprawl. The community’s water and wastewater systems must prepare to support new residents and businesses while keeping costs in check.
Orange Research, a supplier of PVC filter gauges and switches for water and corrosive liquid applications, has expanded its line. The primary wetted parts are PVC, Teflon for compatibility with water and liquid chemicals.
Emerson and Dragos, Inc., developer of the Dragos Platform for industrial cybersecurity asset detection, threat detection and response, have signed a global agreement that will enable power producers and water utilities to further strengthen the security of their critical assets.
Mueller Water Products of Atlanta announced that it has acquired Krausz Industries, Ltd., a manufacturer of pipe couplings, grips and clamps, for US$140 million in cash. Krausz provides a full suite of innovative and proprietary pipe couplings, grips and clamps under the HYMAX brand for the global water and wastewater industries.
A new hybrid PVC/rubber hose introduced by AutomationDirect is suitable for air and water use. Nitra hybrid PVC hose is a blend of PVC and rubber with a polyester braided reinforcement. The PVC gives light weight, color stability and hardness for higher working pressures while the rubber gives improved flexibility and operating temperature range.