Safety & Security in Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Safety concerns are a high priority in water and wastewater treatment facilities. Pumping stations, wet wells, and chemical storage areas all require ambient gas monitoring for personnel protection as a confined space. Portable gas detectors for confined space monitoring include “man-down” alarms when no motion is detected. Pressure switches, temperature switches, and pressure gauges with alarm outputs provide indication of a dangerous situation.
At remote or difficult-to-reach sites, critical instruments can be protected from damage by installing lightning and surge protection devices to eliminate downtime. As internet security concerns rise, greater attention is being given to vulnerabilities within the plant control systems. Mitigating safety hazards at water and wastewater treatment plants is important for both worker safety and environmental stewardship. NECI offers a wide range of solutions to support the needs of the water and wastewater industry.