Stormwater Pump Station Liquid Level Sensor

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Industrial and municipal pump lift stations are collection and transfer systems that move waste, sewer and storm water from a point of origin to treatment, reclamation or disposal. Constructed of concrete or fiberglass, these below grade sumps are difficult environments filled with debris, foam, chemicals, sludge, condensation and equipment like submersible pumps and apparatus. Pressure, capacitance and float level sensors often fail due to prolonged contact with the media or damage caused by process agitation. While ultrasonic level sensors are non-contact, they too can fail if the process generates surface foam. Therefore, professionals are increasingly turning to pulse radar, which is largely unaffected by process conditions, as the preferred level measurement technology in challenging pump lift station applications. Here, an EchoPulse pulse radar level transmitter is bracket mounted to the concrete sidewall of a 25′ stormwater pump lift station. The rugged IP68 sensor is easily configured by its push button display module that’s remotely located in the panel. The 4-20 mA signal is connected to their SCADA system.