Thousands of dredges are operated to maintain navigation channels in our rivers, lakes and harbours and to mine sand and gravel for the construction industry. Managing and optimizing production from a dredge requires continuous monitoring of pipeline pressure, vacuum and slurry velocity. The operating conditions are extremely harsh and any sensing components in contact with the abrasive slurry can be damaged. But dredge operators need accurate real-time flow information to properly manage production so equipment manufacturers have been seeking innovative monitoring solutions.
Town operators were plagued by high level alarm call outs at two new sewage lift stations. Read how they used Greyline's hybrid ultrasonic level controllers with dual sensor capability to put an end to level alarms.
Level monitoring and control is a fundamental requirement in any wastewater treatment process. You will find level instrumentation installed at even the simplest treatment plants for pump control, chemical storage tanks and process level controls or alarms. Operators have only limited or emergency control over treatment plant influent, so level controls and instrumentation play an important role in managing the wastewater treatment process.
Limestone Slurry is abrasive therefore in-line flowmeters are not practical. Non-contacting Doppler Flowmeters can be used both on the fly ash slurry supply lines and on "used" or recirculated slurry.
The septage receiving station in Whynott's Settlement, Nova Scotia needed a simple, compact solution to control VFD-driven vertical turbine pumps, chlorine injection plus flow through a V-Notch Weir with display and 4-20mA outputs... Solution: the Greyline DLT 2.0 Differential Level Transmitter
After 16 years of service, the Long Sault WWTP replaced two older Greyline Open Channel Flow Monitors with new data logging OCF 5.0 models. This SBR treatment plant's influent is measured with flow through two 6" Parshall Flumes.
Culligan Water installs Greyline SLT32 Level Monitors to control tank levels in their bottling plant in Calgary, Alberta. With non-contacting ultrasonic sensors the SLT32's control fill and discharge valves in five tanks containing spring water, reverse osmosis water and distilled water.
CanFrac Sands Ltd. of Lloydmister, Saskatchewan install a Greyline DFM 5.0 Doppler Flow Meter to measure fracturing sand slurry when their in-line flowmeters were being damaged by the abrasive slurry.
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.
A Surge Tank is used at the Okotokes Rec Centre Swimming Pool to regulate pool level. By monitoring level in a surge tank the non-contacting Greyline LIT25 Level Indicating Transmitter controls makeup water flow through a solenoid valve.
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.