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5 EchoSmart Sludge Monitoring Maintenance Tips
Monday, July 19, 2021

If you already own an EchoSmart wastewater sludge tool, good choice!

EchoSmart is a digitized and modern sludge monitoring tool for wastewater. With EchoSmart, you can manage up to 16 Smart Sensors with a single EchoSmart Controller. It's a pretty amazing invention that is affordable and easy to use.

As amazing as it is, there is more!

Review our EchoSmart maintenance tips. From there, you will see our sensors generally take care of themselves. Yet, routine inspection and cleaning are still recommended. Take a quick look at our simple guide to ensure the best performance from your EchoSmart tool.

Wastewater Sludge

If you own an EchoSmart sensor, you already know what wastewater monitoring entails. But, for people who are not familiar with wastewater, we have a quick overview below.

Wastewater treatment is an essential public service. About 34 billion gallons of wastewater are cleaned every day in the United States alone. Our EchoSmart sensor cuts the costs of monitoring wastewater treatment. Our products also increase the efficiency of sensor management.

The solid leftovers sorted through gravity filters of wastewater treatment are what we call wastewater sludge. Sludge usually refers to treated high-quality sewage sludge. Such sludge can be applied to land. Our EchoSmart sensors conduct wastewater sludge monitoring for these wastewater filtering facilities.

EchoSmart Maintenance Tips

There are a couple of EchoSmart sensors you can choose from: The Standard Sensor or the Wiper Sensors. While a Wiper Sensor is self-cleaning, a Standard Sensor is not. That means if you have the Standard Sensor, consider more frequent routine cleaning.

Standard Sensor (Non-Self-Cleaning)

Standard Sensors are generally used in operations that regularly rotate the sensor out of water. This is thanks to the work of a surface skimmer. The rotation caused by the surface skimmer should help prevent signal deterioration. Yet, preventative maintenance is still recommended.

For preventative maintenance, you will want to inspect and clean the sensor every three months. This counters the buildup of damaging material and extends the preservation of signal sincerity. Having too much buildup can affect the performance of your EchoSmart sensor. Therefore, use this as a guideline and clean as often as you feel the need.

Wiper Sensors (Self-Cleaning)

If you feel that Standard Sensors requires more maintenance responsibility than you desire, you can get self-cleaning Wiper Sensors.

The Wiper on this sensor acts as a mechanism that removes light material and air/gas bubbles on the surface of the sensor. The removal of suspended solids and bubbles from the face of the sensor assists in retaining signal integrity.

But, keep in mind that manual supplemental cleaning may be required. Manual cleaning is best if suspended solids are securely attached to the sensor.

When you first install your Wiper Sensor, inspect it during the first three to six months of application. This will help you decide if supplemental cleaning is even necessary, and it will help to ensure that the wiper blade stays intact.

EchoSmart Is Smart and Simple

EchoSmart takes modern-day technological advances and applies them to the crucial operation of wastewater treatment plants. We make wastewater sludge simple and easy to monitor while cutting appliance costs. And as you have read above, our EchoSmart maintenance tips for your Standard and Wiper Sensors are also minimal.

Make wastewater sludge management flow like a river with EchoSmart. Contact our sales representative today, or email us at entech@EntechDesign.com!