Computer Control of Lift Station Operations

by Robert B. Cadle, Boyle Engineering Corp, Orlando, FL, USA,
Walter R. Fritz, Boyle Engineering Corp, Orlando, FL, USA,
Keith C. Rice, Boyle Engineering Corp, Orlando, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


A unique computerized control system to supervise the operation of several lift stations has been designed by Boyle Engineering Corporation (Boyle) and constructed by the City of Orlando, Florida (City) for a project called Intra-System Wastewater Flow Diversion Improvements (Intra-System). This project provides flexibility in the City's wastewater collection systems by allowing the diversion of up to three million gallons per day (mgd) of wastewater between its two collection areas. To achieve the flow diversion, improvements were implemented at eight city lift stations and two force mains were constructed. A micro-processor based supervisory control system utilizing radio transmitters and receivers controls valves that determine the direction in which wastewater is pumped from each lift station. (Author abstract. )

Subject Headings: Control systems | Wastewater management | Computing in civil engineering | Pumping stations | Project management | Waste management | Waste disposal | Florida | United States | Orlando

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