Industrial Waste Sump Liquid Level Sensor


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Industrial plants generate large volumes of liquid waste and run-off as part of their manufacturing processes. Such waste must be collected and treated prior to either being recycled to the process, dispensed to the municipality or released to the environment. Sumps are the first link in the chain of waste custody. Below grade and gravity fed, waste sumps are dynamic, challenging environments that generally contain water, chemical, grease, oil, particulate, trash, pumps and associated apparatus. As the sump level rises to a high set point, one or two pumps will automatically pump the sump level down to a low set point, moving the wastewater into bulk storage awaiting treatment. Proper level sensor selection and installation is critical to the reliable operation of the sump. At this battery manufacturer, an EchoSonic ultrasonic transmitter is installed in each of their waste lift stations. The sensor was selected because of it’s industry leading 2″ beam width that enables Flowline sensors to be used in applications with limited measurement space.