Master Your Sewer and Water System With These 8 Flow Control and Monitoring Tools

Master Your Sewer and Water System With These 8 Flow Control and Monitoring Tools

The ForeSITE FS-UL ultrasonic level system from ADS Environmental.

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Modern municipal sewer and water facilities are reliant on precise flow control and monitoring equipment to ensure seamless operations and uphold safety standards. From ultrasonic level systems that preemptively address flood-prone sites to electromagnetic flowmeters for use in partially filled pipes, the industry's innovative technologies are advancing operational accuracy and efficiency. Meanwhile, cloud-based monitoring solutions enable professionals to stay updated in real-time, irrespective of their location. Check out some product options below.

The ForeSITE FS-UL ultrasonic level system from ADS Environmental is a solution for flood-prone site monitoring. The low-cost system includes all hardware and software necessary for continuous monitoring of vulnerable locations with two user-defined alarm levels. Moreover, it elevates communication reliability with its redundant cellular communication. The system automatically accesses one of two providers, selecting the most efficient connection, assuring communication continues during critical events. It requires very low maintenance, and its long-life battery enables up to four years of operation. Its compact 3.5-inch height by 4.9-inch diameter provides inconspicuous mounting in remote locations. It is also used for monitoring in stormwater vaults and outfalls, rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and canals. 877-237-9585;

Asahi/America Type-21a SST and Series 19 Smart Pack
Asahi/America’s Type-21a SST PVC flow control ball valve paired with a Series 19 Smart Pack actuator provides a cost-effective, high-accuracy flow control package. It is a suitable solution for OEM and skid manufacturers where space is at a premium, but functionality and power cannot be sacrificed. The Type-21a SST provides a modified equal percentage flow control, with repeatable results across the span of travel. The characterized ball valve requires directional installation and comes equipped with a flow direction label. The Series 19 smart modulating actuator is a multi-voltage unit capable of 0.01% accuracy of setpoint. The units can also be assembled on custom pre-fabricated skids to increase installation time and reduce overall project costs. 800-343-3618;

InfoSense SL-RAT 
The Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT, from InfoSense is an acoustic inspection technology used to screen for blockages in small-diameter gravity sewers. It is a highly portable on-site assessment tool that utilizes transmissive acoustics to safely provide a very fast and low-cost understanding of blockage conditions. Hundreds of utilities around the world utilize the SL-RAT to rapidly screen collections systems and better deploy costly cleaning and CCTV resources. This technology offers real-time blockage assessments in 3 minutes or less with no flow contact. 704-930-0145;

KROHNE’s TIDALFLUX 2300 electromagnetic flowmeter with a capacitive level measurement for use in partially filled pipes, is a suitable solution for flow measurement of municipal or industrial wastewater in unpressurized transport lines. This magmeter is also suitable for measurement of effluent brine from dredging, mining or sea/well water injection applications. Unlike open channel systems, this full-bore inline flowmeter is a closed-pipe measuring solution without obstructions and with a much better accuracy at a lower overall cost of ownership. It can be used in full pipes and measures down to 10% full in pipe diameters from 8 to 72 inches. It is traceably accurate to ±1% at maximum flow rates. It is a cost-saving and much safer alternative to open channel systems. 800-356-9464;

Orenco Controls OLS Control Panels
OLS Control Panels from Orenco Controls come with the choice of either integrated starters or variable-frequency drives that optimize system operation. These panels are suitable for a variety of pumping applications such as lift stations, stormwater pump stations, water boosting, dewatering or sludge pumping. They can also be used as a SCADA patch, connecting peripheral equipment to future or existing SCADA systems. Parameters can be configured via a human-machine interface and include a user-friendly startup wizard. Engineers can preprogram user interfaces to the site-specific needs of an installation, making the panel virtually plug-and-play. Maintenance staff can easily adjust settings and monitor the system remotely. These weatherproof control panels are UL 508A listed and include service-rated circuit protection, phase and voltage protection and level controls. 877-257-8712;

Pipe Trekker A-150 
The A-150 from Pipe Trekker is suitable for monitoring and inspections in pipelines of smaller diameters, with a motorized lift arm and camera head centering in 6- to 24-inch pipe. Quick deployment and long battery life make it extremely portable and versatile. With its user-friendly handheld controller, two-case setup, full HD pan/tilt/zoom camera, powerful LED floodlights, laser scaler, hybrid power options and reporting capabilities, it can be effectively utilized in the most remote locations. The crawler is fully steerable and includes a counter reel to enable easy targeting and retrieval. Additionally, modular wheel kits and tracks are available to ensure performance in virtually any environment. 519-342-3177;

PRIMEX icontrol
icontrol from PRIMEX is a suitable solution for operators seeking all the benefits of a full automation and control system without the expense and hassle of owning and maintaining these technologies. The cloud-based solution provides full SCADA functionality with secure remote access to an existing control infrastructure through a managed data center. There is no SCADA-related hardware, software, or licensing to buy, manage or maintain. It interfaces to an existing local PLC control and telemetry network, offering accessibility, full SCADA/HMI, process control, monitoring and alarming, data and reporting, and asset management. Process information is transferred via secure data connection (cellular, broadband, satellite, etc.) to PRIMEX’s data center. Each client then has secure access to its individual system from nearly any internet-enabled device. 844-477-4639;

Sensaphone Sentinel PRO
The cloud-based Sentinel PRO monitoring system with supporting app from Sensaphone provides 24/7 remote monitoring of equipment and environmental conditions at water and wastewater facilities. Users can easily view data values in real time, set alarms, acknowledge alerts and review data from their mobile device. The system seamlessly interfaces with any processing equipment that uses a PLC with Modbus sensors. It supports both Modbus RTU-485 and TCP protocols and can monitor up to 64 Modbus registers and 12 different digital or analog status conditions — including flow rate, power, pump status, tank level, turbidity, pressure, temperature, humidity and water leaks. The system immediately notifies users via text, email or call when sensor readings move outside of preset parameters. It is available with internet or cellular connectivity. 877-373-2700;


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