Collection System Flow Monitoring Technology Evaluation at the East Bay Municipal Utility District

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Abstract:

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) conducted a technology evaluation at 31 site locations in its wastewater collection system to evaluate flow monitors for potential application at long-term flow monitoring sites. This study also included side-by-side comparisons of available technology types, including Continuous-wave Doppler, Pulse-Doppler, Radar, Transit-Time and Custom Compound Weir, at select locations across a representative range of pipe diameters and hydraulic conditions. Flow monitors were evaluated for accuracy, repeatability, uptime, userfriendliness, operation and maintenance (O&M) requirements, flexibility, applicability and cost.

Keywords: Flow monitor; flow meter; flow monitor comparison; flow monitor evaluation; flow monitor technologies

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864709793956374

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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