Siemens Announcement

HPT has two important announcements regarding Siemens.

On September 1, Siemens sold the General Filter brand to Westec.  At the same time, Tonka Equipment Co. offered HPT their line.  HPT elected to accept Tonka’s offer.  Tonka has become a leader in the water industry in the last few decades with a broad offering of services and equipment for the water treatment industry.  Tonka’s approach to the market matches up well with HPT in that Tonka offers process solutions, and helps our customers solve problems.

Last week, Siemens announced their plan to sell their Water Technologies business.  Water Technologies includes leading industry brands of BioMag/CoMag, Davco, Davis Process, Envirex, Jet Tech, Memcor,RJE Odor Control,  W&T Chlorinators, OSEC and Zimpro.   It appears that the sale will close some time in the first or second quarter of 2013.  We already know of several parties who have expressed an interest.

HPT has represented Envirex and most of the other brands for 20-30 years.  During this time, there have been a number of corporate owners that preceded Siemens, notably, Banner Industries, NW Water, US Filter, Vivendi and Veolia.  What has remained constant is HPT continues to assist engineers and owners with water and wastewater treatment solutions without disruption to our customers for 102 years. As we all go through more market turmoil, HPT will continue to offer the strongest and best products, even as Siemens divests itself of the Water Technologies unit.  It is HPT’s goal to enable our customers to improve quality and reduce cost of their water treatment.

Toward this end, our values remain unchanged and we will:

-Operate safely
-Take care of the customer
-Achieve profitable growth
-Treat employees and competitors with respect
-Differentiate though innovation and unique solutions
-Define gaps and fill needs.

HPT is the oldest manufacturer’s representative in our business and offers solutions to each of our customer’s needs for water treatment.  If you have any questions, please call us at 1-513-248-3200 or visit our website.

Siemens Industry Acquires Cambridge Water Technology

Siemens Industry recently announced the acquisition of Cambridge Water Technology, inventors of the CoMag™ and BioMag™ Technologies.  BioMag™ and CoMag™ systems infuse biological or chemical floc with magnetite, a high specific gravity ballasting agent.  The resulting high density floc enables reliable settling rates 10 to 30 times greater than conventional clarification.  Treatment facilities utilize smaller, lower cost clarifiers for a given flow, generate 2 to 3 times the flow capacity within existing clarifiers and can process wet weather flows with no loss of solids.  Most importantly, BioMag™ and CoMag™ Systems deliver enhanced nutrient and solids removal performance.









Please contact your local HPT representative for additional information.

Warren County Selects Hydro for Grit Treatment, Trojan UV for Disinfection

 The Henry P. Thompson Company was successful in supplying process equipment for the Warren County Lower Little Miami WWTP Expansion.  The project is currently under construction having bid in the Fall of 2009.  The 14 mgd average design plant includes the Hydro Eutek Head Cell for grit treatment, the expansion of the Siemens Vertical Loop Reactor (VLR) and Tow-Bro Clarifiers for process treatment, and the Trojan UV 4000 Plus for disinfection.

The Hydro Grit System is designed to remove, classify, wash and dewater grit at a peak flow of 58.0 MGD.  The system includes two Hydro Headcell units capable of removing 95% of all grit equal to and larger than 125 micron in size.  The grit separation/classification equipment includes the Hydro Slurry Cup and Grit Snail designed to handle 280 to 450 gpm and remove 95% of all grit equal to and larger than 50 micron.

Warren County selected to expand the treatment process by adding one new Vertical Loop Reactor (VLR) and two (2) Tow Bro Clarifiers to their existing system.  The new VLR consists of four aeration basin passes each with a  dimension of 150’ L x 30’ W x 21’ SWD.  The equipment includes twelve (12) rotary disc aerator assemblies, coarse bubble aeration and two (2) 110 ft. diameter clarifier mechanisms.

 The Trojan UV4000 System supplies high intensity, medium pressure lamp, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection.  The system is designed to handle a future peak flow of 58.0 MGD while maintaining treatment performance of E-coli less than 126 CFU per 100 ml and less than 1,000 Fecal Coliform per 100 ml.  An automatic UV lamp cleaning systems is included which will operate without system shutdown or loss of disinfection.