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Blok-Aid

Sewer / Stormwater Overflow Monitoring and Alarm System


Every water authority has experienced the issue of a sewer overflow at some stage. Spills can now be prevented and blockages detected early with the sewer overflow monitoring and alarm device called Blok-Aid. How does it work? By installing Blok-Aid in sewer or stormwater manholes, high sewer and stormwater levels can be detected as the level rises. An alarm is then automatically activated which identifies the manhole either through the Supervisory Control and Acquisition Data (SCADA) system or direct to a mobile phone or email address. Field maintenance can then be dispatched to rectify the situation before a spill occurs. With a 10 year battery life and the ability to configure the unit from your desktop, Blok-Aid is low voltage and completely sealed, so not only do you have peace of mind that your network is being monitored, but the device is certified Intrinsically Safe (IS).

Blok-Aid Features
Ultra low-power with 10 yr. battery Certified Intrinsically Safe (IS) Proven on three continents in critical applications (USA, Australia & Asia) Alarms via Text (SMS) Message and website in real time Actually predicts overflows The alarm can be escalated if not confirmed within limits set by user Configuration downloaded to the customer site via FTP Licensed Google Maps access for extensive geospatial information

Blok-AidAvoids Hassles and Expense


No special sewer lids No local AC/DC required No risk of explosion No phone lines or radios to install No antennas that snag on debris, your tools and sewer personnel No special training classes or certification of any kind No confined space training, certification and expense required to install No weirs or flumes to install in sewer No data-loggers that require on-site downloading or sync'ing No programming or special computer software required Blok-Aid helps to insure against Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) events and allows Sewer Managers to respond. Blok-Aid is so fast acting that the contact closure could operate Bascule gates downstream to prevent disaster. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Blok-Aid was used to control the flood gates for the Smart Tunnel - a 43.3 Ft (13.2 Meter) diameter tunnel that is used for both auto traffic and as a tunnel for flood water in storm events. In Queens, New York City, Blok-Aid is currently being used to predict Storm Surge and unusual tidal events like Hurricane Sandy. In Singapore a network of 950 Blok-Aid devices were installed. Each device provides early warning of possible sewer overflow conditions throughout the country. Blok-Aid can do this for your district.

Blok-Aid
Manhole Cover

Overview of Installation, Alarm States, Floats and Cable Lengths

Ground Level

Specifications
Cables/Floats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cable Lengths . . . 6.5, 26.25 & 32.8 (2M, 8M & 10M)

Installation
The main unit is installed on the side wall within the manhole, as close to the surface of the entrance, without interfering with manhole access and closing of the manhole cover. The float switches must NOT be positioned within the pipe flow, which may result in improper operations and even possible damage to the float switches as horizontal forces in the flow will cause the floats to knock against the concrete manhole walls.

Operation
1. Once the water level starts to rise, the float will start to tilt. (H1 float switch is referenced in the third example above). 2. When the water level reaches the top of the cable weight, the float switch reaches its threshold tilt angle. 3. When the float threshold tilt angle is maintained for approximately 30 seconds or more, ALARM STATE will be reached, a Text Message (SMS) will be sent from the unit to pre-defined Cell phone number(s) at the STP SCADA BaseStation. 4) BaseStation will then process and broadcast the relevant information to the assigned STP staff. 5) When the water level subsides and float tilt angle drops below threshold, RETURN TO STATE will be reached, another Text Message (SMS) will be sent.

Main Unit:
Logging . . . . . . . . . 2 Million Records Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . Real Time with time and date stamp BatteryLife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Years with one alarm per day Dimensions . . . . . . . . 4.9 x 11.4 L Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 lb (470 grams) Termperature . . . . . . . . . -4 to 167F (-20 to 75 C) Temp. (GSM funct.) . . . . -4 to 131F (-20 to 55 C) Environmental Rating . . . . . . . . . IP68 Safety Ratings . . . . . . Intrinsically Safe Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . ISO9001:2000 (QEC Lic.5948)

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