iTracking... simply explained
iTracking® is a newly patented technology combining wireless sensors with smart algorithms and automated analytics that monitors the performance and condition of your wastewater collection network on a 24/7 basis without the requirement for confined space entry, repetitive maintenance or “in the road” data retrieval.
Smart sensing... how it works
iTracking tracks collection network performance by simply monitoring volumetric changes in system behavior during wet weather events and then comparing those changes to the average dry day norm.
Smart analytics... a closer look
By importing level data collected by the iTracker® sensor into a PC or laptop running iTracking® software, clear and concise graphs are immediately generated detailing the various operating parameters of the wastewater collection system under investigation. These parameters include average dry day diurnal level patterns, abnormal patterns due to wet weather events, average groundwater levels, peak levels for comparison to pipe diameter capacities and rain data for analysis of the effects of Inflow & Infiltration (I&I).
Proprietary algorithms residing within the iTracking® software program convert iTracker® level readings to changes in wastewater collection performance between the average dry day volume and wet weather events. These changes in volume are expressed in simple ratio form for instant understanding of the effects generated by Inflow & Infiltration, blockages due to fats, oil and grease and capacity issues arising from undersized collection pipes. Volumetric fluctuations, presented in ratio form, provide “at-a-glance” views of any deficiencies residing within the collection network.
iTracking® analytics transform previously determined ratio changes in wastewater volume to flow in gallons per minute. Obtaining actual flow in gpm allows for in-depth analyses of the peak effects of Rain-Derived Inflow and Infiltration (RDII), investigation of collection system infrastructure affected by under-capacity and the collection of real-time data resulting from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO’s). Average monthly flows versus average dry day flows as they relate to wastewater treatment charges along with system capacity issues are all brought to light in one simple graph.
With just the click of a button, data visualization charts are presented in "at-a-glance" formats that quickly point out those areas within the collection network responsible for exceissive amounts of I&I and the increases in cost associated with these problematic areas.
Again, with just the click of a button, concise and clearly organized reports are presented to operating, maintenance and engineering personnel taking into account levels, volume, flow, I&I, and direct monetary costs for each collection network basin as determined by patented iTracking®® technology.