Reliable suspended solids measurement
Measuring suspended solids and various other parameters in fluids using our proprietary innovative ultrasound measurement technology
We have applications for these fields
Olpas is best know for applications in the fields of water treatment, water monitoring and sludge dewatering. Focus is on measuring concentrations, but also viscosity and other parameters.
Olpas measurement technology allows a complete insight into the (sludge) dewatering process, measuring dry solids in the thickened sludge, residual polymer and TSS in centrate, and concentration of the dry cake.
Urban Water Treatment
Olpas sensors for urban water treatment are especially used for challenging measurement: high loads (ex. influent or activated sludge), or a wish for longer maintenance windows.
Monitoring water quality is not limited to fixed location in a water treatment plant or factory. To use our measurement technology in open water, discharge locations or even sewers, we developed these very robust sensors.
Industrial Water Treatment
For measurements in Industrial water treatment, we developed sensors that are easy to install, thanks to our hot-tap retractable. No need to stop your process to maintain the sensor.
Other fields where OLPAS Technology is used...
The Olpas Technology is also deployed in these fields... and if you don't find the field you are looking for, we might be working on it with our OEM or co-development partners...
Olpas is more than technology...
Olpas is more than innovative ultrasound technology. We develop the technology, build products using it, and are innovation partners for companies that want to incorporate OLPAS technology in their products.
Due to the nature of the OLPAS technology using ultrasound backscattering, an intrinsic measurement of the solids concentration is obtained. The ultrasound pulse propagates in the fluid and the resulting backscattering echo is a representative fingerprint of the suspension concentration.
Ultrasound backscattering is independent of optical parameters, flow conditions, temperature or colour of the medium.
Easy to install
A low power, intrinsically safe, ultrasound pulse is sent into the medium. The backscattered echo is recorded by the transducer itself, allowing easy mounting of the transducers in any situation.
The transducer is no bigger than a pen.
Long maintenance window
Due to the ultrasound pulse used in Olpas measurements, fouling resistance of the Olpas sensors is far superior to competing technologies. So no 'wipers', 'pressured air' or other automated physical cleaning instruments are needed.
In general no re-calibration of the sensor is needed as long as the physical properties of the sensor stay intact.
Olpas sensors are both CapEX and OpEx friendly. Buying or renting a sensor is in general cheaper compared to alternatives. Easy installation and long maintenance intervals guarantee a lower OpEx.
We love working together with our partners to co-develop even better economic solutions for their specific needs.
We help unlock value within your field
For a partner in a specific niche in water treatment, we are working together in finding added value for its clients.
OLPAS technology unlocked additional ways to monetise the client-relation by providing process-optimisation on top of the traditional sales of hardware.
An experienced founding team
Kristof Gladinez (right) is the technical mastermind behind the innovative OLPAS technology and the different Olpas applications. He defines the strategic roadmap and the different technical challenges Olpas focusses on.
Jo Wouters has been active in the digital world for multiple decades. Before Olpas he co-founded a leading digital agency in the Benelux-region that disrupted the market by building digital projects based on free and Open Sources technology.
Both are very approachable, and are the first contact for our partners, suppliers and clients.