Chlorine Monitor With No Reagents
ATi reached a significant milestone in Ireland last year. The 500th Q45H62 chlorine monitor in Ireland was installed. The latest in a long line of customers were North Cork, Kildare and Kerry county council. ATi supplied its first system just three years ago and has become the major supplier of chlorine monitoring systems in Ireland over that period.
The big attraction of the Q45H62 is its simplicity and ease of use coupled with industry leading low running costs. nlike the K privatised water companies where there are manned/large sites that cover large cities, villages and towns, the Irish market is broken into Counties and have single units that booster HOCL to maintain a residual to cover a network that is often of age so can up the chlorine at a faster rate.
Some sites have no power and require the ATi portable unit that can be battery powered or charged using solar or wind.
The EPA has made it a requirement that ALL water sources are covered properly from contamination by using chlorine as the disinfectant and turbidity monitoring as the instrument to prevent particulate being released into the water supply. Both parameters can be monitored by using the ATi range and both have been supplied in great quantity, successfully throughout Ireland.
Over the past 5 years, the water industry has taken cost and the environment seriously with rising costs of buffers and reagents provoking a demand for a reduction in the running costs of all water instrumentation. This includes chlorine and ammonia monitoring which is proven both in the K and Eire as dramatically reducing both running costs and the cost to the environment. Ireland has historically used the colorimetric chlorine monitor that uses reagents that should be taken away each month and replaced with new. The cost of doing this is great, with the risk of releasing the waste into the rivers of Ireland via the drain is high.
The new technology that ATi brought out some years ago (pH correction) allows the continuous monitoring of chlorine to be measured the need for buffers but with pH correction tables.
Every council in Ireland has a number of ATi chlorine monitors installed and working either direct, through a GWS, DBO, or private water schemes.
There have been a number of stakeholders in Ireland who resist the need to change from more orthodox methods of monitoring stating that buffers are best, however, after trials of this new technology, the demand for old, costly technology is on the decrease. The service offered by ATi means that any technical assistance can be offered immediately with training to council caretakers/electricians/engineers arranged through Tristen Preger at ATi.
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