Controls & Instrumentation Service

Control System Troubleshooting and Repair

Industrial Control Equipment covers a wide array of different product categories and devices. Having 100’s of years of long-term experience, training, and dedication gives to you, our customer, distinct advantages in service and quality workmanship. We restore your existing system or retrofit controls to improve efficiency, energy savings and reliability. Services Include:

  • Control System Troubleshooting
  • Instrument Repairs
  • Instrument Maintenance and Instrument Calibration
  • Control System and Equipment Modifications
  • Chemical Feed System Modifications
  • Engineering Design
  • DC + AC Drive Systems
  • Liquid Rheostat Level Systems
  • Resistor Bank Drives
  • Replacement Parts for Instruments, Controls and Chemical Feeders
  • Flow, Level, Pressure, and Temperature Instrumentation
  • Wastewater Analyzers
  • Gas Leak Detection
  • Chemical Leak Detection
  • Chemical Feed for Gases and Liquids

Design and Build Services

We serve municipal, industrial and institutional water and wastewater management industries with complete design and build services for control systems of all types:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Building
  • Rebuilding
  • Retrofits
  • Repairs
  • Start-ups
  • Installations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Turnkey Services
  • Emergency Response
  • Electronic Field Services
  • Flow Surveys and Analysis
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Alignment
  • Meter and Instrumentation Calibration
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Dynamic Balancing
  • Welding
  • Fabricating
  • Motor Rewinding
  • AutoCAD Design Assistance
  • Backhoe and Excavation
  • Product Demonstration and Training

UL Listed Control Panels

The Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL®) Listing Mark is the trusted resource across the globe for product safety certification and compliance solutions. “UL” on an industrial control panel provides evidence of third party certification to the municipal inspection authority and to the purchaser of the control panel. We provide only UL Listed control panel solutions and have special expertise in Industrial Control Panels (ICPs) for hazardous environments. You can rely our industry experts to provide complete service:

  • Scope: understanding the scope required of the UL Listed equipment
  • Standards: identifying the UL and IEC Standards needed for your control product system
  • Efficiency: Which UL rated equipment and system configuration will provide maximum performance and efficiency
  • Quality: highest standard of quality and customer satisfaction for all products
  • Testing: all our UL Listed Control Panel solutions are thorough tested for function and safety
  • Training: thorough operator training with supplied manuals

Pump Control Panels

We provide custom process control equipment and systems for municipal, industrial, water and wastewater management applications. Control systems are available in all types including relay logic and digital drive systems with PLC control and operator interfaces. All control panels are UL® rated.

Booster Pump Controls

We specialize in booster pump systems and controls for municipal, commercial and industrial applications. Booster pump controllers are installed to automatically start and stop pump motors on demand and to maintain a constant pressure in a water supply system. System demand is detected by pressure or by current sensing. Some features of our Rapid Flo Booster Systems are:

  • System maintains constant water pressure during operation.
  • Variable speed controls reduce energy consumption.
  • Controller shuts off the pump in event of water failing to reach the pump inlet.
  • Controller starts and stops the pumps in sequence and varies the sped and number of pumps operating to meet system demand.
  • Extends pump life and reduces water hammer in the system.

IQpump® Controllers

The Yaskawa IQpump® controllers offer ease of setup and comprehensive pump and motor protection features. The integrated pump software and setup parameters allow the operator to setup specific control values for a wide range of applications. The iQpump controller will automatically adjust pump-operating conditions, as the process variables change, while still maintaining optimum pump performance and protection.

  • IQpump will support 8 pumps on internal Modbus RS485 communication
  • Automatically starts and stops Lead and Lag pumps on system demand
  • Automatically alternates pumps with a system programmable timer for even mechanical wear
  • Programmable Priority Run and Alternate Sequence for custom pump systems
  • Configurable transducer feedback settings provide redundant backup in case of failure
  • No PLCs or control relays required; reduces total system cost and improves reliability

Energy Efficient Controls

We distribute new, highly efficient electrical drives and powerful Rapid Troll Guardian Pump Station Managers to optimize current and new pump control parameters. Energy saving systems are available in different types and electrical specifications.

SCADA Systems

We provide comprehensive Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) consultation, design, installation, and maintenance for:

  • Industrial water and wastewater SCADA Systems, running in continuous, batch, repetitive, or discrete mode
    • Manufacturing
    • Production Line
    • Power Generation
    • Utility Systems
  • Both public and private includes:
    • Water treatment and distribution
    • Wastewater Collection and Treatment
    • Oil and Gas Pipelines
    • Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
    • Wind Farms
    • Solar Systems
    • Pumping Stations
    • Wastewater Treatment
  • Facility processes both public and private
    • Buildings
    • Airports
    • Municipal Facilities
    • HVAC Systems
    • Access Systems
    • Energy Conservation Systems

We have in house SCADA Systems experience including:

  • Software Integration
  • Windows CE / NT / 2000 / XT OS Platforms
  • Embedded Displays
  • PC Hardware Support
  • Graphical Animation
  • Calibration
  • I/O Status
  • Communication Status
  • Recipe Control Screens
  • Multiple Security Levels
  • MAS 711 Monitors
  • Process Data Entry
  • Alarm Summary / Alarm Logging
  • Messaging to any Medium
  • Trending Process Data
  • Data Logging
  • VB & VBA Programming
  • IP Access / Web Server Applications
  • Industrial Network Communication

Monitoring, Detection and Alarm Systems

We offer the best solutions and turnkey support in event monitoring

  • Ground Water Monitors
  • Pump Monitors
  • Water Monitors
  • pH Monitors
  • Explosive Limit
  • Liquid Level Monitors
  • Ultrasonic Bulk Solids Monitors
  • Flow/No Flow Detection
  • High/Low Level Detection
  • Discrete Annunciators
  • SCADA Alarm Systems

Cellular Phone Dialers/Telephone Dialers

Reliable phone dialing systems are critical to Alarm System Reliability, especially with more staffing shortages. We handle:

  • Cellular Dialers
  • Auto Dialers
  • Line Powered Dialers
  • Prefix Insertion (Least Cost Routing)
  • Configurable Computer Based PPP Dialers
  • Analog Dialers
  • ISDN Dialers
  • Emergency Control Center Phone Dialer Systems
  • Phone Activated Emergency Dialing
  • Voice / Smartvoice Message Broadcasting
  • Preview Dialing
  • Progressive Dialing
  • Predictive Dialing
  • Smart Message Dialing

Variable Frequency Drives (AC Inverters / VFDs)

We provide industrial process control equipment, systems and accessories. This includes variable frequency drives (VFD) and vector drives. Whether your requirements are traditional DC drive applications or an AC environment, our VFDs are engineered to offer tight control over both torque and speed regulation, while offering the most user-friendly operator interface in the industry. We provide only the best quality brands offering complete flexibility and outstanding performance, including simple speed control and the torque performance of a powerful flux vector drive. Applications include:

  • Blowers and Aeration Systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Process Water & Wastewater Pumps
  • Feeders & Belt Presses
  • Clarifiers and Setting Tanks
  • Centrifuges
  • Incinerators

Motor Control Centers (MCCs)

Our extensive OEM resources & in-house capabilities allow us to provide the Motor Control Center solutions to meet your needs to conserve space in any municipal or industrial facility. Our MCC and Control Panels can accommodate a wide variety of different devices appropriate to any system, including:

  • UL 508 A Rated
  • UL 698 Rated
  • Nema 6 Submersible Service

Explosion Proof Controls

We provide explosion proof controls, including flameproof enclosure transmitters. Our qualified technical team follows all requirements for installation of wiring and electrical equipment in hazardous locations as specified by The National Electric Code (NEC), including:

  • Class I Hazardous Locations
  • Class II Hazardous Locations
  • Class III Hazardous Locations
  • Division 1 Locations

Obsolete Controls Replacement

Extend the operational life of your installed systems with our control retrofit services. We will work with you to evaluate and design a system that will provide you with maximum efficiency. Overall system savings are possible since your system’s life can be extended without a significant capital expenditure to replace mechanical equipment.

AC / DC Drives

We offer a complete line of AC (also known as variable frequency drives, adjustable frequency drives, VFDs, or inverters) and DC digital drives. The large numbers of DC drives are still installed today. Our technical expertise assures you of equipment operating for years to come.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

We provide Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) suitable for discrete, drive, motion, process and safety control with communication and input/output. The PLC is designed for multiple inputs and output arrangements, extended temperature ranges, immunity to electrical noise, and resistance to vibration and impact. We provide complete PLC services:

  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Shearing
  • Turn-Key Project Management
  • HMI And PLC Programming
  • Material Procurement
  • Designing
  • Fabrication
  • Systems Integration
  • Training and Support
  • Three-Axis CNC Milling
  • MIG Welding
  • Powder Coating
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Installation and Press Braking

Emergency Backup Controls (Crash Boxes)

Proper design, configuration and installation for your Emergency Backup Controls (also called Crash Boxes) is critical. Our long experience helps us to determine the proper loads for smooth integration of the emergency power supply with the overall system for emergency power supply that will prevent damage or malfunction.

Meters & Instrumentation

Rapid Pump and Meter Service Co., Inc. offers a wide range of products and solutions for today’s ever changing market. We have a wealth of experience in helping the customers choose the most cost effective meter and instrumentation solution for their application.

Meters Instrumentation

Meters and Instrumentation Installations and Repairs

As a distributor of industry leading analog and digital meters, we provide expertise in design, fitting, installing and repair of all types of meters and instrumentation:

  • Magnetic Flow Meters (Mag Meters)
  • Turbine Meters
  • Compound Meters
  • Fire Service Meters
  • Ultrasonic Meters
  • Venturi Meters
  • Radio Read Meters
  • Positive Displacement Meters
  • Home Water Meter Systems
  • 3G Meters
  • Chart Recorders

Instrumentation Calibration Services

We calibrate most electrical and electronic instruments in house and/or on-site, to reduce process interruptions. Calibration services are provided for a wide range of industrial electronic measurement, test equipment, and control equipment, including:

  • Temperature Controllers
  • Pressure Controllers
  • Digital Drive Systems
  • PLC Controls and Operator Interfaces
  • Submersible Transducers
  • P.I.D. Controllers
  • pH/O.R.P. Meters Line and Rotary
  • Actuators
  • Inverters
  • Turbidity Meters
  • Filters
  • Emergency Generators
  • Portable and Stationary Generators
  • Automatic Transfer Switches
  • Turbine Meters
  • Nutating Disc
  • Remote Readouts
  • Magnetic Flow Meters (Mag Meters)
  • Ultrasonic Meters
  • Turbine Flow Meters
  • Thermal Mass Flow Meters
  • Positive Displacement Meters
  • Batch Controllers
  • Tension Controls
  • Load Cells

Flow Meter Installations

Flow meters and fluid flow measurement, support and services are provided for the petrochemical, water and wastewater, power generation, food, industrial and environmental industries, including:

  • Magnetic Flow Meters (Mag Meters)
  • Turbine Meters
  • Ultrasonic Flow Meters
  • Differential Pressure Flow Meters
  • Positive Displacement Flow Meters
  • Velocity Flow Meters
  • Mass Meters
  • Portable Clamp on Flow Meters
  • Open Channel Flow Meter
  • Telemetry and Data Logger Solutions
  • Chart Recorders
  • Parshall Flumes
  • Palmer Bowlus Flumes
  • V-Notch Weirs

Flow Studies

Fluid dynamics is critical to the water, wastewater, and chemical industries we serve. We provide:

  • Wastewater Flow Studies
  • CV Testing
  • Flow Resistance
  • Hydro Testing
  • Accuracy Testing of Water Meters
  • Endurance Testing of Water Meters
  • Air Suction Test on Air Release Valves

Flow Meters Sales and Service

As a distributor with diverse background and knowledge of flow meters, we offer a wide range of superior flow measurement devices to suit your application needs. We can assist you in every aspect of product selection, installation, calibration, maintenance and repair.

  • Disc Meters
  • Magnetic Flow Meters (Mag Meters)
  • Transit Time Flow Meters
  • Radio Read Meters
  • 3G Meters
  • Turbine Meters
  • Batch Magnetic Meters
  • Ultrasonic Flow Meters
  • Industrial Flow Meters
  • Municipal Flow Compound Meters
  • Positive Displacement Meters
  • Chart Recorders
  • Doppler Flow Meters
  • Parshall Flumes

Flow Meter Rentals

Harsh conditions call for rugged equipment. We provide only the best quality flow meters, for use in all types of liquid applications, whether for sale or rental. Call to discuss your needs – we’ll have the flow meter solution to suit your need.

NIST Traceable Calibration Services

Our technicians perform calibrations for flow meters to ensure that we account for and eliminate the variables that could lead to inaccuracies in measurement. Our calibration services verify a flow meter’s accuracy by comparing the meter with a primary flow standard traceable to the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST).

Backflow Preventers Sales and Service

Over 10,000 cases of backflow contamination are reported every year, all with the potential to produce fatalities. Backflow prevention is mandatory in many municipalities and fines can be heavy if backflow prevention is improperly provided. Every backflow prevention device we sell, install, service and repair must meet the maximum standard for quality and code compliance:

  • Backflow Preventers of all sizes
  • Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Reduced Pressure Backflow Preventer
  • Double Backflow Prevention Valves
  • Sewer Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Wastewater Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Residential Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Backflow Preventer Testing
  • Repairs
  • Certifications

Backflow Preventer Certification

We provide backflow testing, repair, sales and installation to reduce the risk of contaminating private or public water supplies. All our backflow preventer devices are of the highest quality, and our backflow preventer technicians are New Jersey State Certified. Inspections are mandatory by the State of New Jersey:

  • New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act, N.J.A.C. 7:10-10.8
  • Plumbing Sub Code Section 10.5.6
  • Fines for Noncompliance Can Be High

All Meter Types Supplied

We supply, install, maintain, and service all types of meters and instrumentation, including custom designed meter systems for flow measurement in air, gas, steam and liquids:

  • Meter and Instrumentation Distributor
  • Maintenance
  • Repairs
  • Custom Designed Panel Instruments
  • Application Assistance Available