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Installation of our Olpas Tentacle TSS sensor

While our LinkedIn feed is aglow with festive Christmas trees and cozy fireside scenes or the celebratory pop of champagne bottles, our team seized the opportunity between rain showers and gusts of wind to conclude our final installation of 2023.

Voila the Olpas TSS Sensor, used in this installation to monitor the sediment loads in a quaint river nestled in the countryside of East-Flanders, Belgium.

The deployment of the Olpas TSS Sensor is a strategic move to address the challenge of high sediment variations in the river. This sensor is designed to measure Total Suspended Solids (TSS) and sediment loads.

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Mounting an Olpas Tentacle TSS sensor for monitoring sediment loads in a river
Installation of an Olpas Tentacle TSS sensor in a river in East-Flanders (Belgium)

In addition to the Olpas TSS Sensor, the installation already featured the In-Situ Aqua Troll Multiparameter Sonde, a traditional sensor that excels in monitoring various parameters. However, it's crucial to acknowledge the limitations of conventional sensors, such as those measuring TSS through turbidity. (For an in-depth exploration of this topic, stay tuned for our upcoming technical blog post).

One of the drawbacks of remote monitoring lies in the significant impact of maintenance costs. Traditional sensors with wipers require periodic replacement, leading to substantial expenses - particularly in remote locations that are challenging to access.

While the Olpas TSS Sensor won't replace the In-Situ Aqua Troll, given its limited parameter set, it emerges as the optimal solution for TSS and sediment monitoring. This is especially true in remote and hard-to-access locations or scenarios demanding higher maintenance frequency, such as sewer systems, heavily sedimented rivers, and influent of wastewater treatment plants. The Olpas TSS Sensor is poised to redefine standards in these challenging environments, showcasing its potential as the go-to solution in sediment or suspended solids monitoring.


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