Advanced Water Level Monitoring in Sewage Pools

Advanced Water Level Monitoring in Sewage Pools

The complex sewage system of a power plant necessitates immediate maintenance and management. The water utilized for operating turbines and other waste materials runs through the sewage system, and ultimately to the municipal wastewater treatment facility.

Some treatment pools are located in isolated areas around the plant, making it challenging for maintenance staff to access and repair damage promptly. Plant maintenance personnel continually look for ways to more effectively manage the pools and avoid situations where wastewater could overflow.

With the sewage system linked to a central control room, data from each sewage pool has to be transmitted to the primary Distributed Control System (DCS). To achieve optimal management of the sewers, continuous monitoring and attendants are usually necessary.

Technicians understand that sewer blockages inevitably lead to wastewater flooding due to the time required for the equipment to address the backup. This flooding results in significant damage to the surrounding area. Hence, it is crucial to regulate the wastewater level in the pools to prevent such incidents from occurring.

An outstanding solution for this problem is to install two Drexelbrook USonic continuous level transmitters to monitor level in the sewage pools. The USonic's capability to deliver contactless, continuous, and precise water level readings in the pools provide engineers with a comprehensive understanding of the pools' condition. The device's compact size and integral design facilitate easy installation, enabling a quick and efficient solution. With a measuring range of up to 30 feet, the USonic effortlessly provides water level readings of the 12-foot-high sewage pools. Its scan distance function can identify obstacles in the pool and record interfering signals. The USonic connects to the central control system via a 4-20mA interface, granting the engineers constant oversight of the water levels in the sewers, ensuring that the sewers would maintain the appropriate water level and the system would receive a notification in the event of an emergency.

For more information about the use of Drexelbrook USonic level transmitters in New England, contact:

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls