Amusement Park Water Liquid Level Sensor


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In 1967, the first water park was created by George Millay, the founder of Sea World. Today, there are 1,200 water parks in North America with annual attendance nearing 87M customers. Water conservation is very important to the industry as parks reclaim, filter, treat and reuse 97% of the retained water in their facilities. Nevertheless, a typical park uses 50 gallons of water per customer per day which, depending upon the park’s size and attendance, translates into an additional 10K-100K gallons of water that’s consumed in daily operation. Water usage can be separated into the categories of consumption and loss. Water is consumed in restrooms, food services and park maintenance during wash down. Water loss is primarily caused by evaporation and splash out. For each gallon of water loss, a new gallon must be added. Hence, the measurement of water loss and ongoing filling of the water park is critical to the safety and enjoyment of its customers. At this California water park, an EchoPod ultrasonic level transmitter is installed above each of their small lift stations. The non-contact sensor was selected because of its robust measurement performance and rugged splash proof enclosure. Each sensor is connected to their PLC which monitors water level and controls the filling processes throughout the park.