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Level and Flow Instrumentation for Water and Wastewater Treatment

In a world more focused than ever on safe, sustainable stewardship of our water resources, it is critical to continue to improve the ways in which we measure and treat potable water and wastewater. Increased public awareness drives the need for safe, accurate and reliable level and flow instrumentation, in the harshest environments, under the most extreme conditions. At the same time, the regulatory climate requires plants to implement next-generation process improvement – moving from energy efficiency to energy independence and realizing cost-savings in doing so. Water and wastewater treatment plants need level and flow solutions that can effectively manage technological and industry demands.

Throughout water and wastewater treatment operations, numerous opportunities exist to measure and improve process conditions. The use of effective level instrumentation can enhance your facility’s efficiency, safety and environmental impact. Here are a few of the applications where level instrumentation can improve performance:

Liquid Level Applications 

1. Lift Station Pump Control
Proper level control in wet wells alleviates pump surging and frequent cycling, and minimizes the downstream drop of influent flumes.

  • Pulsar® Model R96 or Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter
  • Eclipse® Model 706 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter
  • Model T10 Tethered Float Switch

2. Chemical Feed Tanks
Stringent level monitoring ensures consistent, ongoing chemical treatment.

  • PULSAR Model R96 or R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter
  • ECLIPSE Model 706 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter
  • Echotel® Model 355 Ultrasonic Non-Contact Transmitter
  • Vector™ Magnetic Level Indicator

3. Splitter Box Level

Level control in splitter boxes helps maintain balanced routing of influent wastewater.

  • PULSAR Model R96 or Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter
  • ECLIPSE Model 706 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter
  • ECHOTEL Model 355 Ultrasonic Non-Contact Transmitter

4. Clarifier Level
Continuous level management of the clarifier level maximizes efficient treatment flow in sedimentation areas.

  • PULSAR Model R96 or Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter
  • ECLIPSE Model 706 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter
  • ECHOTEL Model 355 Ultrasonic Non-Contact Transmitter

5. Sludge Level
Sludge level is monitored to control against discharge or dilution.

  • PULSAR Model R96 or Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter
  • ECLIPSE Model 706 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter
  • ECHOTEL Model 355 Ultrasonic Non-Contact Transmitter

6. Digester Level
Foaming requires advanced level control technologies for measurement accuracy.

  • PULSAR Model R96 or Model R82 Pulse Burst Radar Transmitter
  • ECLIPSE Model 706 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter
  • ECHOTEL Model 355 Ultrasonic Non-Contact Transmitter