A new instrumentation mode has been put in place in order to determine the overflow rate of five complex CSOs of the system in Sélestat (French), which are subject to self monitoring. 3D and 1D models have made it possible to predict the shapes of the water lines and suggest a location for the ultrasound sensors. In order to validate the instrumentation principle, three overhead sensors were placed on a weir. The overflow laws suggested are of the type Qoverflow = a1h1b1 + a2h2b2 + a3h3b3. Early results of the overflow rate that have been obtained by applying the law are close to 10% of the flow measured in the physical test bench. On the actual site, the ultrasound sensors were assembled on a rail covering the entire weir in order to be able to change their position in future after models calibration.
Use of 3D modelling and several ultrasound sensors to assess overflow rate
G. Lipeme Kouyi, J. Vazquez, Y. Gallin, D. Rollet, A.G. Sadowski; Use of 3D modelling and several ultrasound sensors to assess overflow rate. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2005; 51 (2): 187–194. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2005.0047
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