The project involved the installation of a system to measure the flow of an open channel located in a landfill. The channel carries rainwater and runoff water.
It is usually dry, but periodically, when there is heavy rainfall, it will carry a considerable amount of water.
Because of the kind of open channel and its size, a decision was made to install a radar sensor without a Parshal flow meter, connected to a programmable datalogger.
Using the contour, slant, and distance from the sensor to the bottom of the channel, we constructed a typical curve so the datalogger could report the flow rate in m3/h and the accumulated values every 24 hours.
Measurements are taken every 5 minutes and are stored in internal memory.
There is no 2G/4G signal coverage in this case, so weekly reports need to be manually downloaded in CSV files, however they could be sent via email.