The SludgeWatch 8200w² Monitor provides a reliable method of detecting the sludge blanket level in clarifiers and settlement tanks, or increasing levels of suspended solids or sludge density in large range of processes.
Control of the sludge blanket level is essential to ensure discharge consent compliance and efficient control of the treatment process. If the sludge blanket in a settlement tank is allowed to rise close to the surface there is a danger that solids will leave the tank and contaminate the next process stage or be discharged into the water course. Alternatively, if the sludge blanket is not allowed to stabilise or form a blanket or is pumped out too frequently the settlement process does not take place at all and solids will remain in suspension. Additionally there is a danger that thin sludge or water will be pumped from the bottom of the tank into the sludge handling system thus reducing the effectiveness of that process.
The SludgeWatch 8200w² Monitor is suitable for mounting outdoors on the bridge of settlement tanks, as the enclosure is IP65 rated and no outer enclosure is required. Provision must be made for transmission of the output signal to the control system; this is normally possible via spare slip rings. Where this is not possible a radio telemetry option is available, allowing transmission directly to the control system without the need for installation of cables.