Monitoring Air Release Valves in Remote Locations

Monitoring and managing air release valves (ARVs) are key tasks in sustaining reliable asset performance. Undetected malfunctions pose safety and regulatory concerns and result in significant product and energy losses.

If your operation covers remote areas of land with limited visibility, these losses can be substantial when left unchecked. Learn about available devices that allow you to easily monitor every ARV throughout your system and discover the peace of mind that comes with using reliable equipment.

Challenges in Remote Locations

It isn’t always practical or possible to survey long stretches of sewer line between lift and pumping stations. Covering hundreds of miles of remote locations with zero visibility, no power, and no internet service presents a problem for many municipalities. However, limiting surveillance due to isolated locations can have dire consequences.

Without consistent monitoring, small leaks can go unnoticed for years until finally rupturing. Leakage of wastewater liquids may lead to financial losses and reputational damages. Moreover, it can pollute water sources, soil, and the local environment. Ongoing contamination issues can threaten public health and safety and result in consent decrees and costly fines.

The risks associated with leakage or blown equipment include:

● Public health threats: Overflows can cause diseases varying in severity from diarrhea and stomach issues to serious ailments like cholera, dysentery, hepatitis, and gastroenteritis.
● Property damage: When basements flood, the damaged area must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to reduce disease risk. Cleanup can be costly for homeowners and municipalities.
● Environmental damage: Sewage overflows can pollute oceans, bays, rivers, lakes, or streams, destroying the water quality. Economic loss occurs when citizens can’t use water bodies for drinking, fishing, or recreation.

Cover More Ground with Fewer Resources

Monitoring kits offer valuable insight into the operational levels of ARVs. The units provide real-time information. The data access enables operators to proactively develop corrective solutions, optimize maintenance schedules, and improve asset management. Plus, companies use monitoring kits to ensure regulatory compliance and take additional safety measures.

Reign RMC developed battery and solar-powered devices that give technicians visibility at each air release valve, making it easier to obtain real-time pressure readings and warnings along the entire pipeline. The monitoring systems alert managers to any blockages, leaks, maintenance requirements, or failed ARVs. They also provide the following:

● Instant alerts of vent tube leaks
● Valve body pressure readings
● Reports on pressure trends over time
● Instant alerts if assets fall outside of preset criteria
● Auto-generated reports on pressures and power statuses

Other solutions are available in locations without cellular services, such as satellite communications or inexpensive radio frequency (RF) communications.

Start Monitoring Miles of Pipeline Today

Efficient and accurate automated monitoring is critical to wastewater transmission systems. ARV monitoring units allow you to stay on top of pipeline maintenance and repairs even in the remotest locations with no available networks.

Remote systems alleviate many problems associated with monitoring. They offer continuous real-time information, reduce the number of operators needed to monitor and run your system while simultaneously reducing errors and lowering the risk of falling out of compliance.

To learn more about Reign’s Air Release Valve Monitoring Solutions, click here.

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