Oct 16, 2007

ADS Showcases New Alarming Systems

ADS, LLC recently announced the release of three new alarming systems—FlowAlert, RainAlert II and ADS Spider. Product experts will be available at booth No. 5206, providing information about these and other flow monitoring solutions.

A depth-based alarm system for wastewater collection system monitoring, the FlowAlert supports float switches and a depth sensor, and it provides date- and time-stamped depth notification. The wireless system can be deployed as a stand-alone unit or as part of a comprehensive flow monitoring network.

An option depth sensor logs actual depth readings for use in depth trending and flow calculation. The wireless communication platform instantly notifies up to three text or e-mail addresses of unusual flow conditions—low, high and critical high depths. The unit is housed in a rugged but lightweight submersible enclosure, and advanced circuitry minimizes power usage.

"We designed the FlowAlert in response to our customers' interest in having a low-priced overflow alarm system for widespread deployment throughout their network," said Garry Wood, vice president of sales for ADS.

The RainAlert II, a wireless rain gauge, alerts operators via text or e-mail messages when rainfall intensity exceeds a critical threshold. Its processor calculates rainfall quantities for user-specified intervals using tipping bucket signals and stores this calculation for later retrieval and analyses. A long battery life and remotely managed diagnostics help reduce field labor and site maintenance. The system is ideal for combined sewer overflow(CSO) and sanitary sewer overflow monitoring, rehabilitation effectiveness monitoring and sewer capacity studies.

"We are pleased to offer customers this next generation rain gauge," Wood said. "The flexible and strategic alarming options tailor it to customer applications and local conditions."

The ADS Spider with built-in Web server is a stand-alone system capable of monitoring inputs, controlling outputs, alarm dialing and data logging. Applications include monitoring of water quality, water treatment, CSO and pump stations. It can communicate via SMS text messages, e-mail, voice and Internet without the installation of any software. Each low-power-consumption unit comes with a two-year standard warranty, and optional housings are available.

For more information, visit booth No. 5206 or www.adsenv.com.