Powelectrics Deliver River Level Monitoring To Help Environmental Business Store Chemicals Safely & Protect Local Ecology In Case of Flood

Posted on 13 Nov 2018

A Powelectrics ‘connected sensor’ solution has been installed to help a riverside business ensure that the local ecology is protected in the event of a flood. Our customer designs, fabricates and distributes innovative, environmentally beneficial systems such as biomass boilers, poultry litter combustion plant and systems for cleaning and de-watering landfill gas. The consume and supply activated carbon for gas cleaning as well as storing chemicals used for on-site fabrication. Their site runs adjacent to the River Sett in Derbyshire

The Environment Agency identified that, if the river flooded, there was a risk that chemicals could leach into the water and contaminate local flora and fauna. Our customer was asked to actively monitor the river, so that chemicals could be re-located to a safe area if river levels start to rise.

This Powelectrics m2m solution uses our SPS hydrostatic level sensor, securely fixed in the river. Readings are taken every hour and sent to our MetronView cloud via our award-winning Metron2 telemetry device. The telemetry has been configured to alert key personnel when levels reach a user-defined ‘high’ level. They are also alerted if a reading is missed, indicating a communications issue, or if the reading is outside certain parameters, which could indicate that the sensor has been washed away. Data and alarms can be viewed securely, by authorised personnel, on any web-enabled device.

Now company management is assured that they can comply with their legal and environmental responsibilities and the brown trout, greyling, herons and kingfishers are safe!

For this Industry 4.0 project we used an externally-powered Metron2. Battery and solar-powered units are also available, for temporary applications, or where there is no external power supply. All Metron2 devices can be remotely configured, set-up prior to dispatch or simply configured on site using the integral display. No IT programming skills are needed.

MetronView, is Powelectrics standalone platform, with customisable dashboards, reporting & alarms. MetronView processes millions of readings/day and supports over 140 protocols including MODBUS, MQTT, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SERIAL, SIGFOX, SNMP.

MetronView also offers a simple API, so data can be collected by other software. This can be done by customers or Powelectrics can create application-specific portals for you. Examples include: tank management, energy metering, vending machines, train condition monitoring and waste compactors.

Powelectrics connect the world of sensors and the Internet of Things. Our solutions are employed in a wide range of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) remote level and condition monitoring applications. We offer 25 years’ experience in the world of sensors, representing over 100 respected manufacturers.

Please call us to discuss your application on +44 1827 310 666