Powelectrics M2M Solution Ensures Sewage Gets Pumped, so Sports Centre Customers Can Get Their Iron Pumped!

Posted on 02 Nov 2018

Powelectrics work with many environmental businesses, in projects ranging from waste collection and reservoir monitoring to water level management for wildlife habitat creation. We have delivered several ‘connected sensor’ solutions for sewer and pumping station applications.

One project has been to provide pumping station monitoring and control to a large sports complex. The centre provides a base for local field-sports, a large hall for martial arts and circuits and a range of entertainment facilities. The site is in constant use.

Prior to installing our remote monitoring, if the sewage pump failed, waste would keep filling up the ‘wet-well’ without being pumped away. Eventually it would back-up the pipework into the sports complex, creating unpleasant smells … or worse! The complex may need to be closed on health grounds until a clean-up could take place, resulting in fixtures having to be re-arranged, parties cancelled and people missing out on their favourite activities.

Our customer is responsible for the safe and efficient running of the sewage pumping station. They chose Powelectrics technology for a reliable, robust and affordable m2m system that would avoid the need to close the sports complex. Our Industry 4.0 solution reports wet-well levels every hour via the mobile phone network, to our MetronView cloud. The data can be viewed securely on any web-enabled device.

When levels reach a user-defined ‘high’ level, the pump is activated. Once material has been pumped out, the pump is de-activated. Our solution offers an alarm in case of a system/power failure, alerting key personnel that immediate action is needed and starting an uninterruptible power supply as an interim measure.

Our award-winning mains-powered Metron2 telemetry device was used as power was available. Battery and solar powered units are also available. All Metron2 devices can be remotely configured, set-up prior to dispatch or simply configured on site using the integral display.

MetronView, Powelectrics ‘middleware’ is a cloud-based datalogger with customisable dashboards and bespoke reporting. MetronView processes millions of readings/day and supports over 140 protocols including MODBUS, MQTT, HTTP, TCP, UDP, SERIAL, SIGFOX, SNMP.

For this project, MetronView is a standalone platform. It 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 as well as our own award-winning telemetry devices, a standalone data platform, ability to connect with other software and a wealth of experience integrating third party devices.

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