Ohio WWTP uses Flo-Corp radar level transmitter for influent water flow
March 10, 2011 – The City of New Philadelphia, Ohio Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) has selected Flow Line Options Corp's Tracer 1000 for its influent water flow system. The new radar level technology was installed by the City of New Philadelphia as part of its overall initiative to address increased flows to the wastewater plant. The Tracer 1000 analog output is connected to a field mounted monitor which allows plant operations to verify onsite influent flow rates. The flow monitor also reports back to the plant SCADA system using integral 4-20 mA output.
The accuracy of the radar level system at the WWTP is extremely important and the data collected has helped addressed an ongoing problem with I & I (infiltration and inflow). The information collected by the radar level system is used to determine the amount of water coming into the plant. The plant processes an average flow of 3 MGD with a design capacity of 5 MGD.
“The new radar system works really good - I would like to use it in a few lift stations,” said Kevin Smith, Chief Operator at the New Philadelphia WWTP. The radar level system is currently being used in a wet-well application. Smith further explained that, “The [Tracer 1000] is better than other products used in the past, plus there is no concern with mist.”
“I am very pleased with the overall performance of Flow Line Options’ radar level device,” said Tom Fisher, Technician with Fenton Brothers’ Electric who installed the device. “The [Tracer 1000] is so easy to install and delivers reliable measurements, regardless of the applications environment,” added Fisher.
Featuring Time Domain Reflectometry, commonly known as TDR, the Tracer 1000 provides continuous radar level measurement and point level detection in liquids, with analog and switching output. Tracer 1000 is well-suited for a diverse range of level applications and has almost no installation restrictions. The device has a 1" radar beam that can be mounted in small tanks, tall and narrow nozzles and it measures precisely even with difficult tank geometries or close to interfering structures.
About New Philadelphia WWTP
The City of New Philadelphia's Wastewater Treatment Plant is an activated sludge type secondary treatment with disinfection, sludge handling, and dewatering. It is designed for a 90% to 95% removal of raw organic material and suspended solids. It accepts a normal sewage influent. The results of the operation of the treatment plant must satisfy the effluent limitations set for the plant in accordance with the National Pollutant Discharge Permit issued by the Ohio EPA.
MORE CASE STUDIES
Micro-Epsilon's displacement measurement sensors to be used in European telescope project
The European Southern Observatory based in Garching, Germany, is relying on displacement measurement systems from Micro-Epsilon for a project to...
Magic Software's Magic xpi brings Industry 4.0 to Swiss manufacturer
Assa Abloy AG, the Swiss global leader in locking systems and security technology, has put the Magic xpi Integration Platform at the heart of the...
Westermo helps Electricity North West upgrade to Ethernet/IP communications network
The modernised, `non-operations’ network provides reliability and bandwidth helping the company to better monitor and control the supply of...
Advanticsys helps Welsh high school enhance wireless building management efficiency
Advanticsys wireless solution supporting M-Bus and Modbus RTU / TCP was chosen by the School and Cardiff Council due to the non-intrusive nature of...
Citelum and Paradox Engineering work to make Siracusa, Italy a 'Smart City'
Citelum’s project was designed to achieve four main targets: energy efficiency, city beautification, remote control and management of lighting...
ISA and Automation Federation expert Steve Mustard to present at Advanced Design and...
Mustard is featured in an online article—posted by PLASTICSTODAY—that promotes the presentation he will be giving next week at the Advanced...
On Robot to announce expansion into US market at Automate 2017
Officially launching to the North American market at Automate 2017 in April, On Robot’s two-finger RG2 grippers—available in both single and...
Helukabel announces completion of expanded German production plant
One of the project’s objectives was to consolidate global R&D activities into one location. The engineering center houses additional test and...
Seeq to present with Bristol Myers Squibb and Devon Energy at OSIsoft User Conference
The presentations will speak of the benefits Seeq customers are realizing in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, mining, food and...
Solving Food Manufacturing Labor Shortages Through Robotic Automation
By Maria Ferrante, PMMI
PMMI had a chance to speak about new technologies and trends in automation with Don Wickstrum, president and owner of...