Radar Measures Municipal Water in Puerto Rico

This case study from Puerto Rico shows how the country used liquid radar sensors by BinMaster Level Controls to upgrade its water system

Radar Measures Municipal Water in Puerto Rico

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Problem: Hurricane Maria walloped Puerto Rico in 2017. The island’s water system, with 114 water treatment plants, was damaged, leaving half the island without water. Between 2017 and 2023, Puerto Rico experienced five more hurricanes and three tropical storms making water repairs a challenge.

Solution: The country wants to repair and modernize with technology like water level storage sensors and software by BinMaster Level Controls to help monitor inventory. At one plant, 12 CNCR 210 liquid radar sensors were installed. A stainless steel wall-mounting bracket designed to accommodate the 1.5-inch NPT threading is bolted to the cement structure of each holding tank. Wiring, completed via the 0.5-inch NPT wiring connection, sends a 4-20 mA signal to BinCloud software. The compact radar level reliably measures excessive humidity, steam, vapor and is unaffected by noise. The 80 GHz technology accurately measures up to 26 feet. It features a two-wire 4-20 mA output and with either a 1.5-inch threaded or straight NPT connection. It can measure liquid levels through a plastic storage tank wall or an IBC container.  

Result: “The plant manager said he’s very happy with the radars,” says Luis Anton, BinMaster International Sales Manager. “They plan to upgrade more plants as they rebuild.” 800-278-4241; www.binmaster.com


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