Prior to HydroWatch, many operators would hire third-party firms to provide 24/7 on-site personnel to monitor water levels, flow volumes, and pressures, and the coming and going of trucks to provide fresh water and take flow-back fluid away. This would cost companies many thousands of dollars a month.
TekSolv saw an opportunity to help companies save money and better monitor and manage their water use both into the ground and out. TekSolv used industrial automation to design HydroWatch.
HydroWatch is a proven water management technology system that allows for quick deployment of critical water tracking hardware with integration into real-time management software. HydroWatch utilizes existing field hardware such as flow meters, level sensors, and other monitoring equipment permits for integration into existing infrastructures. It provides a system that visualizes processes, analyzes system data, automates functionality, and distributes real-time data to decision makers, operators, and supervisors. Hydrowatch is either utilized using a rental skid in which TekSolv services, or by designing and building a custom application to fit your needs.
Among HydroWatch’s many capabilities are:
- Extraction control
- Impoundment monitoring
- Frost control
- Report generation
- Security camera integration
- Truck transaction data
- tank and pond levels
- flow volumes and rates
- water and fluid temperatures
- weather conditions
- water salinity
- total dissolved solids
- dissolved oxygen
- oxidation reduction potential
HydroWatch is configurable for a myriad of water transfer applications and has the ability to integrate into SCADA systems. It also has customizable onboard and wireless I/O configurations.
HydroWatch 24/7 Monitoring
HydroWatch provides 24/7 management of your water systems, and 24/7 customer support if you have any questions about your system. HydroWatch comes with a local operator interface to communicate between work sites about water network conditions. The system also provides satellite communications to monitor your water networks.
Operators are able to use the real-time collected process data they receive for decision making as well as safety, regulatory compliance, and billing. They can elect to get any number of parameter alerts they want via any device they want. Operators are also able to access their HydroWatch data dashboard via a secure web portal. TekSolv uses system performance data to anticipate and fix any operating issues before a disruption occurs. Diagnostic data is also used to continue improving the HydroWatch system’s performance engineering.
Current HydroWatch clients are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by automating their water management by installing HydroWatch at their locations. Beyond financial savings, operators using HydroWatch are lowering the risk of accidents by using the real-time data to be able to alert personnel of issues that might indicate a pipe burst, a failing pump, a overflowing tank or pond, or any other water system failure that could disrupt operations, cause environmental damage, or bring scrutiny and fines from regulators.
Features of HydroWatch:
- Solar powered, self-contained, portable remote terminal unit
- Deployable in any rugged and hard field environment
- Local operator interface to communicate site and water network conditions
- Configurable for a myriad of water transfer applications
- Ability to integrate into SCADA systems
- Wireless I/O network integration
- Quick set up/satellite communications
- Multiple tank support
- Above ground tank monitoring
- Water transfer monitoring
- Pipeline pressure/flow monitoring
- Leak detectors
- Site weather monitoring
- Extraction capabilities
- Impoundment monitoring
- Custom specifications are also available, including customized PLC I/O configurations