Two technologies for flow measurement

Doppler and Transit-Time are two very popular types of flow meter for non-invasive measurement of flow in full pipes. We tend to confuse these technologies because they are both ultrasonic and both measure flow...

Yorkshire Water expands AI use against pollution

Yorkshire Water is expanding its use of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict blockages within its sewer network and reduce pollution risks. A successful pilot of a solution co-created by Yorkshire Water, Siemens and The University...

Buried or submerged closed pipe flow metering

Buried flow meters for lowest installed cost Many seasoned water professionals may throw their hands skyward at the mere suggestion of burying flow meters underground. They will more than likely remember the manufacturer promises made...

Flow Cytometry: An alternative to classic HPC measurement

Quantifying bacterial concentrations in water samples is a necessary process to evaluate and contain microbiological contamination. Heterotrophic plate count (HPC) measurement is still the standard method to determine microbial contamination, yet a number of...

AI-powered energy management — a way towards net-zero and increased resilience for the water...

The way the world generates, distributes, stores, buys and consumes energy is changing faster than ever before. The transition towards a ‘greener’ power grid with increased penetration of renewables is being driven by the...

Managing flood risk during overhaul of an Environment Agency pumping station

Background As a specialist in engineering schemes in the water and construction industries, JBA Bentley’s teams called on Selwood’s Pumping Solutions team to help with a project which involved the total refurbishment of the Environment...

Metering the Challenges

Andy Godley. Senior Consultant – Flow Measurement and Metering, Water Research Centre Flow data underpins many of the critical activities undertaken by the water industry including managing water resources, leakage and customer service. This means that metering is one...

An expert opinion: MCERTS Radar offers a new way to help the environment

According to recently published figures from the Environment Agency, water companies discharged raw sewage into rivers in England more than 400,000 times in 2020. It’s reasons like these that make the reliable and accurate...

Sewage Pumping, WwTW and MCERTS Metering

On the 29th March 2021, the UK Government announced measures to put into law new duties on water companies to reduce sewage discharged into waterways. Quoting from UK Government site www.gov.uk/government/news/measures-to-reduce-harm-from-storm-overflows-to-be-made-law: “During wet weather, storm...

80GHz technology puts Continuous Level Measurement on SICK’s radar

An innovative non-contact radar sensing technology from SICK is opening up the prospect of robust and reliable real-time monitoring of fluid levels in demanding water industry applications. SICK LFR SicWave is a fluid level sensor...