In what is thought to be the largest project of its kind, ST is targeting better monitoring of its wastewater networks in order to improve performance and customer service, as well as reduce flooding and pollution incidents.
HWM is due to provide three separate products over a five-year period, all based on the company's new Intelligens data logger:
• 700 Intelligens Flow monitoring systems, capable of recording parameters such as velocity and depth.
• 3,000 Intelligens WW and SonicSens ultrasonic sensors, used to record the level of flow.
• 1,130 Intelligens Flood Alarm systems, which register that the level in the sewer has risen beyond an acceptable height and transmit an alarm.
The benefits of long-term monitoring in wastewater networks include a reduction in both the frequency and impact of pollution events. Permanent installation of remote monitoring equipment helps to alert network operators to immediate problem sites. It also improves understanding of network performance and delivers data to assist with the development and testing of advanced network models.