Arantec Engineering has been the company chosen by the town council of Puente Genil for the installation of a Smarty Planet complete weather station with integrated camera, on the right bank or Cordovan river Genil, in the Guadalquivir River Basin.
The project was presented a few days ago by Francisco Morales, Councilor for Citizen Security and Civil Protection, who defined the installation as “pioneer” since it will allow the flow of the Genil River to be measured and prevent future flooding in the Pontana town. Francisco Morales was accompanied by the coordinator of the Civil Protection area of Puente Genil, Rafael Gálvez, and Mario Losáñez, director of Business Development of Arantec Engineering.
The installation, in operation since last December, is framed in the SmartCity Puente Genil project, and has radar level sensor, a complete meteorological station, GSM communication module, robotic camera and software for the registration and data history on the river Genil, installed in the lower area of the urban area, which will allow citizens through the website of the local Civil Protection service, through an Early Warning System (SAT) for flooding and hydrological monitoring, to track in real time of the river flow.
The weather station measures wind, level and temperature parameters, and is completely autonomous since it is powered by solar panels.
Smarty River: Early Warning System (SAT) for floods and hydrological monitoring
Smarty River is a complete application of Arantec Engineering that allows, in a simple way and in real time, record, visualize, manage alarms and share data on monitoring and the status of rivers and reservoirs.
This data is collected by the Sensor Stations and sent to the web application.
Smarty River is a self-sufficient sensory solution designed specifically as a Decision Support System (SAD) in case of flood risk and overflow in towns, campsites, river walks, urbanizations, etc
With this technology, the costs of the large infrastructures of the Hydrological Information Warning Systems (SAIH) or of gauging in ditches, reservoirs, pipes, channels, drains are reduced.
The Diputación of Salamanca is in charge of managing the integral water cycle within the province, which is divided in 5 zones or management units. The lines of action developed within each unit are:
Water quality control service for human consumption. Sewer and sewage cleaning service.
Water supply service with cisterns.
Channel cleaning plan.
Management of supply and debugging systems
Technical assistance to municipalities in water matters.
In addition to the aforementioned, within the functions performed by the Diputación de Salamanca is the control of circulating flows in the supply and sanitation networks, both for pipelines in charge and for channels and collectors where water circulates under the regime of free sheet.
In order to improve the measurement of the same, the Diputación has had the collaboration of Arantec Engineering to perform the supply, assembly, calibration and commissioning of 5 flow meters with data transmission to remote control system in real time, in the pour points of the Integrated System of “Las Villas”
The system consists of 2 non-invasive flow meters located in pipelines under load and 3 meters of level and speed in collectors, with 3G communication, data logger and power or solar power, which are described below:
Flow meters in piping: Two non-invasive clamp-on type SP-200 flowmeters have been installed in each 100 mm steel pipeline next to the Huerta Wastewater Pumping Station and in Babilafuente.
Level sensors SPWS61 and speed SPR300W of radar typology in collectors located in Babilafuente, Villoria and Villoruela.
With this system and through the web application, the Diputación de Salamanca can control at any time the circulating flows through the pipes and collectors, as shown in the following graphs:
With the implementation of the Integrated System both the County Council and users of the Las Villas treatment plant are benefited from the point of view of better management of the resource and the consequent savings in water and in the coffers of the municipalities.
Arantec attended the seventh edition of the Meteorological Technology World Expo on October 10, 11 and 12, 2017 in Amsterdam, considered by all as the most important fair and exhibition of meteorological solutions in the world, where they are exhibited the leading technologies in the sector.
Following last year’s edition in Madrid, this year the Meteorological Technology World Expo has also been a success due to the fact that more than 250 exhibitors have attended, among them, besides Smarty Planet, big companies such as OTT Hydromet, Campbell Scientific, Vaisala, Kipp-Zonen, Gill Instruments or Baron, among others.
This event has allowed our company to meet in just three days with both our usual suppliers of meteorological equipment and future customers and new partners, strengthening relations in the sector and enhancing Smarty solutions worldwide.
Within the multiple Smarty Planet solutions, Arantec has shown in its booth 9100 the following:
Smarty Meteo and Smarty Snow: rain gauges and rockers, height and depth sensors, etc. have been exposed.
Smarty River: has been shown the solution of levels and flows in river along with video surveillance cameras.
Smarty Road: visibility control systems have been exposed in fog conditions, as well as systems to know the state of the road.
Smarty Software: it has been shown to all interested the software that allows to integrate all the solutions and to show the data of the different stations of an easy and intuitive way with great consistency as much in the data as in the communications.
In addition to the aforementioned software, among the products included in these solutions, both the flowmeter sensor (Smarty Flow) and the small compact SPM-315 station were specially designed for zones remote, whose images are attached below.
With these solutions and with the presence at the Meteorological Technology World Expo in Amsterdam, the Executive Director, the Technical Director and the Director of Business Development, Arantec consolidates the expansion and international solidity that has been developing with greater intensity in the last two years, already present in America and Europe, and looking for new alliances for the markets of Asia and Africa.