Sewer network level measurement with millimetric accuracy
LIDoTT® is a next generation ATEX sewer network level measurement sensor. It integrates ultrasonic level, pressure depth and temperature sensors into one compact device. LIDoTT® delivers high-quality data throughout normal dry-weather operating and either wet-weather or blockage induced surcharge conditions.
LIDoTT® is a unique, UK and Worldwide, patent-pending design. On rising and falling water levels, LIDoTT® seamlessly transitions from ultrasonic level measurement to pressure depth measurement and back again – delivering continuous data.
As a sewer network level measurement solution, LIDoTT® is cost efficient and therefore ideal for widespread deployment. It is ideal in sewer networks, in domestic sewer manholes and throughout other water courses.
When used for sewer network level measurement, the measured data is of such high quality and accuracy that it is revolutionising the ability of AI Machine-Learning systems to detect minor changes in network characteristics and predict operational issues BEFORE they become real problems.
Detectronic have created something very special with the LIDoTTⓇ. The fact that it can deliver level monitoring to within + or – 2mm accuracy is something I have hitherto never seen.
Tom Wooley, Royal HaskoningDHV
LIDoTT® is simple to install and ultra-low maintenance by design. It requires no external atmospheric breather for its pressure-sensor.
The enclosure is moulded from a carefully selected, resilient, naturally self-cleaning plastic polymer and is submersible. LIDoTT® is safe to use in all environments being
ATEX and IECEx certified Zone 0.
When the sewer network is stressed during storm weather events or by blockages, the LIDoTT® automatically switches sensor mode from ultrasonic (level) to pressure (depth) as the liquid level rises, seamlessly delivering high-quality network management data. This transition is transparent to the external datalogging device which needs only a single recording channel.
Ultrasonic level sensor
The LIDoTT® sensor reliably detects subtle changes in “normal” operating conditions – accurately delivering, for example, small silt-induced variations in Depth of flow.
“In Air” Temperature sensor
Primarily used to calibrate distance measurement for changes in air density, temperature can optionally be delivered to the datalogger as a measured parameter.
With its 10m H2O operating range, the pressure sensor deals with exceptional Depth measurement. LIDoTT® delivers seamless transition from Level measurement – using its Ultrasonic sensor, to Depth measurement – using its Pressure sensor. The pressure-sensor is activated and measures rising depth before the Ultrasonic sensor blanking distance (dead-band) is reached.
As the liquid level rises, the ultrasonic sensor is in charge. Once the level reaches the bottom of the pressure sensor, pressure reading starts and a calibration sequence begins.
By the time the level enters the ultrasonic dead-band, the calibration sequence is complete and the calibrated pressure sensor takes over, delivering continuous, accurate depth data.
The LIDoTT® Sensor communicates using a number of serial protocols including Modbus and will connect to many compatible data loggers.
ULTRASONIC LEVEL SENSOR
Type: Piezo-ceramic, temperature-compensated
Range: 0.000 – 1.500m
Accuracy: +/- 2mm
Type: High Precision CMOS Temperature device
Type: Isolated Silicon Diaphragm
Accuracy: ±0.2% FS
Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C.
Connectors: IP68 Mil – Spec.
Dimensions: 200mm(h) x 125mm(d) x 115mm(w)
ATEX Zone 0 certified CML 20ATEX2039X
IECEx Zone 0 certified IECEx CML 20.0019X
II 1 G, Ex ia IIB T4 Ga. Ta= -20°C to +60°C
UK and Worldwide patents pending
We are specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of ultrasonic wastewater flow and level monitoring equipment for the water industry. At Detectronic, we provide a range of wastewater management services to help you. Any of our products and services can be combined to create a package that’s tailored to your business and your end goals.