RICE Hydro, Inc. Launches Innovative Product to Support Water Jurisdictions
Pipeline Chlorinator Cost Effective in Efforts to Monitor Line Viability and Water Chlorination Quality
(Carson City, Nev., Nov. 3, 2022) – Rice Hydro Inc., located in Carson City, Nevada, is proud to announce the launch of a new product in its Hydrostatic Test Pump Series. Dubbed the Pipeline Chlorinator, the innovative unit is a patent pending pump capable of chlorinating water in parts per million (PPM) in addition to pressure testing new or existing water lines. The unit will support water jurisdictions in their efforts to monitor line viability and water quality, as it relates to chlorination with costly PPM requirements.
The launch includes two size options. The PCE-3/300 Pipeline Chlorinator electric model can produce 150 gallons per minute (GPM) at 150 PPM, and hydrostatic pressures up to 300 PSI, while the PCH-11/550 gasoline model, is capable of a higher volume of 300 GPM at 150 PPM, and hydrostatic pressures up to 550 PSI.
As the premier industry leader, the Pipeline Chlorinator features include:
Flow meter to ensure accurate measurements of GPM
Adjustable dial to monitor compliance with PPM guidelines
Reference chart to gauge the proper target ratio between GPM and PPM
Existing methods of using high-end equipment to measure large water volumes in are costly. Many water jurisdictions do not have proper methods to monitor PPM or require contractors to use additional calculation tools. Previously, contractors would estimate the length of the line and the diameter of pipe to approximate PPM treatment. In organizations with stricter ASTM guidelines, contractors would often utilize a Sub-Chlorinating Contractor at a significantly higher cost.
The Pipeline Chlorinator provides cost savings for testing and chlorinating, calculated in PPM, to water jurisdictions including counties, municipalities and private water districts, a process new to the industry.
RICE Hydro was established in 1976 by Allen Rice, a Harvard University graduate who retired from a career in the water municipality industry. Rice was desirous of staying busy and took a position with a local rental yard in San Diego California. During this period, Rice recognized the contractor’s need for a hydrostatic test pump, versus an adapted pressure washer to test pressurized lines. Rice began designing the first hydrostatic test system, one that allowed for ease of operation; precision, reliability, and rapid results. From humble beginnings out of his garage in El Cajon California, the first RICE hydrostatic test pump was constructed – the ST-1, a 5 HP roller pump, with a flow rate of 5 GPM, and an output pressure of 300 PSI.
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