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Webinar: Advances in low-maintenance chemical dosing

Posted on: May 10th, 2022


Webinar On Demand - Advances in Low-Maintenance Chemical Dosing

Available on Demand

Advances in Low-maintenance

Chemical Dosing Webinar

Duration:  21 minutes

Webinar Summary


Careful management of water and wastewater systems on industrial and utility sites is essential in ensuring environmental compliance, staff safety, and mitigating reputational and financial risk. Dosing pump failure, and even routine maintenance of equipment, can put systems out of service for significant periods and draw operatives away from other critical work. 

Join industry and engineering specialists as they discuss technology developments in chemical metering. Hear about real-world applications where longer service life has been designed into the latest equipment and find out how future developments could overcome your water system challenges. 

Key discussion points

  • Water and wastewater treatment challenges in the industrial and municipal markets.
  • Mitigating dosing pump failure and reducing maintenance
  • Latest equipment trials and future technologies new to the market
  • Q&A with the panel

The panel consists of engineering professionals and water treatment specialists from Vessco and WMFTS, including:

  • Mike St Germain – VP Process Industries
  • Chris Miller – District Sales Manager USA
  • Cory Sonner – Sales Engineer, Vessco Inc
  • Joanne Vanderheyden – Global Business Development Operations Manager 

Time is an increasingly valuable resource at many industrial and utility facilities, and constrained budgets mean there are fewer people available to respond to onsite breakdowns and maintenance issues. Some water and wastewater treatment systems run without any permanent staff on site at all.

With chemical dosing pumps, technical interventions are most commonly required for loss of prime and failure to feed. When such vital equipment is not working properly, it can mean impurities enter the system that damage other components and potentially degrade the whole process, adding extra cost.

The operator’s dream is for equipment with reliability designed in, where less maintenance is required day-on-day, month-on-month and year-on-year. Regulatory standards are tightening and the risk of fines and reputational damage if public health or environmental stewardship is compromised are major considerations.

At Watson-Marlow, we partner with customers throughout the world as they seek to develop resilient water and wastewater treatment systems.

This webinar looks at dosing chemicals in industrial and utility water treatment systems. With support from Vessco Inc, it explores how trials of the latest Qdos CWT chemical metering equipment, undertaken in real-world applications in the US, Italy and France, have demonstrated significantly longer lifespan.

Best practice in chemical dosing is a key factor in mitigating risks from breaches in health and safety and compliance. It can also mitigate disruption from routine maintenance and pump failure.

Eliminating the risk of treatment plant disruption is the dream of all operators and making chemical dosing as efficient as possible should be high on their list of best practice initiatives. It will be heartening to hear that these technologies to provide that peace of mind are under continual development and that the latest model is ready to go.