Monitoring Sewage Flow is a critical tool for local governments, for water and waste-water utilities and for industrial plants. Sewage monitoring can prevent environmental disasters such as sewage overflow within populated neighborhoods or excessive waste flow into local lakes, rivers or sea. Sewage monitoring is also an important tool for short term and long term planning of the sewers infrastructure. Short term refers to just-in-time and cost effective maintenance. For example, sending the technical team to...
Video Inspection of pipelines and sewer systems is becoming more and more important, and is done with a digital camera essentially attached to a push rod to provide the user with a tool inserted down the pipes and that is able to inspect the inside of them, that would otherwise be inaccessible. The plumbing camera is attached to a screen for real time visualization that can also be recorded. These plumbing cameras can help visualize clogs and damage to pipes and sewer systems quickly in residential and commercial...
By Medit Inc.
based in Winnipeg, MANITOBA (CANADA).
The Township of South Glengarry installs a new Greyline AVFM 5.0 Area-Velocity Flow Meter to measure continuous discharge from their municipal sewage lagoon. The sealed ultrasonic sensor is mounted in a horizontal 12` PVC pipe. The AVFM replaced a magnetic flowmeter that was unable to measure seasonal low flow rates.
In sewage treatment plants, flow sensors are primarily installed for internal reasons. Ultrasonic flow meters are used to control the flow velocity in partially filled and fulfilled pressurized pipes, specific plant components, for leak detection or to control the use of additives. International regulations such as the EU-Directive for handling municipal waste water require flow metering for a continuous surveillance of waste water flow. Defective flow monitoring in sewage-treatment plants can therefore influence...
The UviLux BOD Indicator enables in-situ, real-time, reporting of BOD within both natural water systems and water processing plants. The monitor detects fluorescent proteins that are inherent within sewage and slurry and provides an output in BOD equivalent units. The principle behind the measurement is the excitation of Tryptophan-like fluorescence within UV wavelength band, which has been shown to correlate with both BOD and bacterial contamination. With complete flexibility of deployment methodology, the...
Sewer Meters monitor sewage level and flow within the sewers. Benefits gained by sewer monitoring include:
(1) Detection of overflow conditions before overflow occurs thereby preventing hazardous environmental events.
(2) Detection of blocked sewer pipes, allowing quick and focused maintenance thereby reducing maintenance costs.
(3)Detection of over-used and under-used pipes for long term municipal planning.
(4) Monitoring of sewage flow in sensitive sites such as flow to the river or sea.
(5) Estimation of...
Greyline AVFM Area-Velocity Flow Meters are installed thoughout the country by Teletronic Denmark to monitor municipal sewage and stormwater. Application photos and descriptions illustrate flow monitoring in manholes and open channels.
The Sorbisense method allows for efficient monitoring of the sewage system and can help reduce costs of operation and environmental impact.
The method is particularly well suited for tracking the source of periodic discharges, the identification of faulty pipe connections of the measuring of values in the recipient.
The method also allows for measurements in dynamic sources - such as emissions from roads, roofs, parking lots and overflow
Industry and municipal waste-water (sewage) treatment plants have had to respond to environmental legislation such as the Urban Waste Water Directive, IPC, IPPC and now the EPR (Environmental Permitting Regulations). As successive legislation becomes more stringent, discharge consents have been progressively tightened, and the need for self-regulation has become more important. As a consequence, on-line instrumentation has been installed throughout waste-water industry to continuously to provide final effluent...
The Sorbisense method is especially suitable for measurements in dynamic environments. For example, in rivers, streams and lakes.
The method is innovative and allows you to implement continuous and cost effective measurements in both urban and in rural areas. For example, measuring the leaching of nutrients from the cultivation of wetlands and measuring water quality in rainwater and sewage.
The Glen Walter Sewage Collection System was built to service 1080 customers in 1989. At the time the population was 850 but by 1995 the sewage treatment plant had already reached capacity. Shawn Killoran took over the Operations Manger position in 1999 and, along with the Mayor and Council, he immediately had concerns about the excess flow.