The result of 18 months of development, numerous field trials and significant customer feedback, Clarity by Siltbuster offers data logging of discharged water but more significantly real-time alarm notifications either via SMS (text-message) or email should the equipment detect non-compliant water passing the probes.
Whilst data logging on its own provides a crucial audit trail that can be used to prove site compliance to regulators, it’s the real time alarm notifications and control which look to revolutionise water management. Using a purely data logging approach runs inherent risk as very often the data is downloaded at irregular intervals and typically if breaches have occurred it is only realised after the event and potentially because of regulatory investigation.
However, Clarity by Siltbuster differs by giving plant operators a heads up that the system needs attention (and shutting down the feed pumps if so desired) in order to maintain compliance with any discharge criteria that might be in place. Site managers and operatives can continue with their daily tasks without the need for constant supervision safe in the knowledge alerts will be issued should the discharge water exceed predefined limits, but crucially before consent level has been breached, providing crucial time to rectify any issues and preventing a possible notifiable pollution event.
Any number of key parameters can be logged and monitored (for both inlet and/or outlet waters), be that Total Suspended Solids, pH, Flow rate, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity, Temperature to name a few. Accessible via both a Web and Mobile App interface, Clarity enables Environmental Advisors to maintain a high level overview of multiple sites compliance (via a red, amber, green flagging system) whilst still having access to exact performance data where required. Historical records can be extracted via the search functionality and the data can be exported as a .csv file, providing robust evidence of permit compliance.
Clarity has been piloted by a number of clients including Costain prior to its formal launch. Gordon Williams, Environmental Engineer at Costain, details the positive impact the new system has had on the business:
“Clarity allows us to observe compliance and system performance in a live view. The Costain Gas Business currently has two 3-stage treatment systems in place on gas construction projects, dewatering deep excavations. The regulatory arrangements at these sites are very stringent and we have to discharge under two bespoke EA permits with tight limits defined for suspended solids and pH. Assurance around compliance has increased tenfold since we implemented the Clarity by Siltbuster system. Not only that, but the interface has an easy to navigate built in data download capability allowing the user to download historic data from a defined time interval.”
Clarity by Siltbuster is a real-time online monitoring solution for Siltbuster water treatment systems, measuring and reporting on factors such as Total Suspended Solids (TSS), flow rate, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, temperature and conductivity.
- Real-time remote process monitoring
- Data logging for proof of compliance
- SMS and email process alarms
- Available for hires and sales and can be retro-fitted