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Measuring Chlorine

  • Date: 18/01/2019
  • Category: Article

As well as monitoring wastewater or trade effluent flows and levels, many of our customers rely on us to measure other parameters. One of the most common is chlorine since it is a common element used in a wide variety of processes. Chlorine, for example, is …

Are you compliant?

  • Date: 07/06/2018
  • Category: Article

If you’re a manufacturer, be it of cars, sausages, beer or paracetamol, irrespective of what you manufacture you will almost certainly be producing trade effluent. Trade effluent is classed as any effluent produced from a process or activity undertaken at an industrial or trade premises, including …

The impact of building houses on the sewer network

  • Date: 13/04/2018
  • Category: Article

By Phill Tuxford It is estimated that Britain needs around 300,000 new homes annually to meet demand and solve the present housing crisis. So, as the Government, authorities and developers look to deliver a sustainable solution, here at Detectronic we have been discussing what impact thousands …

Inflow and Infiltration

  • Date: 28/03/2018
  • Category: Article

Like many countries, the UK has an ageing sewer system with many parts deteriorating and in desperate need of repair. Older parts of the sewer network may be part of the Victorian combined sewer, whereas newer parts will have separate foul and surface water sewers. The …

Top tips to keep your quality sensors working

  • Date: 06/03/2018
  • Category: Article

Analysing the characteristics of your water quality is essential for anyone with a trade effluent consent agreement. Once you’ve installed the equipment, it’s important to keep those sensors well maintained, to ensure the information they’re providing is accurate and can be relied on. Here are our …

Impact of floods, hurricanes and storms

  • Date: 08/09/2017
  • Category: Article

What happens to the water network in the wake of hurricanes and floods? Just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the American state of Texas causing the deaths of 60 people and delivering billions of dollars worth of damage to homes …

Switching your water supplier – is it easy? Pt2

  • Date: 21/07/2017
  • Category: Article

By Phill Tuxford Technical Support Manager Following on from part one, this is the second part in our investigation into just how easy it is to switch your water supplier. In March 2017, we began our own internal project to explore the opportunities available to us …

Can storms benefit the sewer network?

  • Date: 30/06/2017
  • Category: Article

By Kat Hargreaves Data Centre team leader and analyst Over the last six months, we have experienced five separate named storm events here in the UK: Angus: November 2016 – Max. rainfall: 97.3mm/hr Barbara: December 2016 – Max. rainfall: 13.2mm/hr Conor: December 2016 – Max. rainfall: …

Switching your water supplier – how easy is it?

  • Date: 15/05/2017
  • Category: Article

PART 1: By Phill Tuxford April 2017 signalled a commercial first in the UK water industry with businesses and organisations being given the opportunity to pick and choose their water supplier. The retail water market is worth approx. £2.5 billion and long established water companies are …

Don’t let raw ingredients go to waste

  • Date: 25/04/2017
  • Category: Article

Managing trade effluent No good comes from failing to control the bad stuff; many companies are unaware of the environmental damage and big fines they will face if site effluent is not disposed of appropriately. In this article, Dave Walker, commercial director at Detectronic, and with …

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