Orenco Features Prelos™, the Next Step in Sewer Evolution
SUTHERLIN, ORE., September 30, 2020 — Orenco® will feature its Prelos™ Wastewater Collection System and AdvanTex® Wastewater Treatment System at WEFTEC Connect, the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference, held online this year from October 5th through 9th. Orenco’s virtual booth will also showcase the company’s advanced technologies in Composites and Controls.
Introduced just last year, Prelos is a pressurized liquid-only sewer that’s based on Orenco’s four decades of community sewering experience. “Prelos uses small-diameter, shallow-bury pipe that significantly lowers the cost and disruption of sewer installation,” says Mike Saunders, Market Segment Leader for Orenco’s Engineered Systems Department. At the core of the Prelos system is the Prelos Processor, a complete, high-quality package of compatible, long-lifespan components, designed to provide primary wastewater treatment at the source and engineered to be watertight.
A Prelos sewer conveys partially treated wastewater to the treatment facility without the need for lift stations, providing additional cost and energy savings. It allows for smaller, lower cost treatment plants,1 and its ease of maintenance contributes to documented2 low life-cycle costs. A Prelos sewer project in Potters Mills, Pennsylvania, was featured in the June 2020 issue of Water Environment & Technology magazine.
The Prelos Wastewater Collection System pairs perfectly with Orenco’s AdvanTex line of wastewater treatment systems, including the AX-Max™, a recirculating packed-bed filter with a highly efficient, engineered textile media. A recipient of WEF’s 2011 “Innovative Technology Award,” AdvanTex technology is known for its reliability, small footprint, and low maintenance requirements. The AdvanTex AX-Max is pre-plumbed and easy to install, either individually or in multi-tank arrays, and can be installed in a central treatment location or distributed among multiple locations. Two pairs of AX-Max units have been installed along the environmentally sensitive Scenic Rim Trail in the Gondwana Rainforest of Queensland, Australia. (See our Scenic Rim Project Profile, included in this media kit.)
Orenco Composites™ (orencocomposites.com), a division of Orenco Systems®, manufactures custom fiberglass products for multiple industries, from transportation to utilities to telecommunications. It specializes in DuraFiber™ buildings, rectangular tanks, basins, enclosures, and wet wells.
DuraFiber buildings are strong, lightweight, and virtually maintenance-free. They come with a variety of special options, including windows, heating, cooling, lighting, and ventilation systems. They’re designed not to leak, warp, crack, or splinter, and they don’t rot or rust, because no wood or exposed steel is used in their construction. DuraFiber buildings are a hassle-free project solution, allowing engineers to focus on more challenging design issues.
Orenco Controls™ (orencocontrols.com), another division of Orenco Systems, produces high-quality standard, custom, and OEM control panels. Its Standard TCOM (STCOM) panel remotely monitors and controls treatment systems with real-time efficiency while remaining invisible to the public. The STCOM has easy-to-use software and allows operators to access and monitor systems from any web browser, whether on a smartphone, desktop, or laptop. It currently supports Orenco’s AdvanTex Treatment Systems and will soon be expanded to a wider variety of applications.
Orenco Controls offers a selection of industrial control panels, including the OLS Series panel, featuring a logic controller with user-friendly interface graphics that make it easy to operate. OLS Control Panels come with either integrated starters (an economical choice) or variable-frequency drives (VFDs), which optimize system operation. These panels are ideal for a variety of pumping applications, including lift stations, water boosting, stormwater pump stations, dewatering, and sludge pumping.
Based in Sutherlin, Oregon, Orenco Systems has been designing and manufacturing energy-efficient water and wastewater products since 1981. The company employs about 360 people and has more than 300 points of distribution worldwide. For more information, visit orenco.com.
To arrange an interview, contact:
Mike Saunders (Wastewater Collection & Treatment Products), 941-661-5776
Darren Simmie (Composites Products), 541-784-6423
Jerry Snyder (Controls Products), 541-580-5781
1 As seen in the Montesano, Washington, liquid-only sewer system.
2 Bill Cagle, Terry Cargil, and Roger Dickinson, “20-Year Life Cycle Analysis of an Effluent Sewer (STEP) System,” 14 (paper presented at the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2013).