Monitoring Leakage in Landfill Leachate Control Systems

 Posted on 23rd August 2012


Monitoring Leakage in Landfill Leachate Control Systems

Landfill leachate is a aggressive liquid, typically carrying debris, which needs to be managed, controlled and removed to prevent groundwater pollution.  Such applications require a flow meter with no moving parts and minimal maintenance.  A UK landfill site has installed 2″ diameter, PTFE-lined Magflux A magnetic flow meters with remote flow transmitters on each secondary discharge pipeline and the cumulative volume of leachate is compared with the total flow through the primary leachate collection line, indicating any leakage.

Monitoring Leakage in Landfill Flow Meter
Magflux A magnetic flow meters with remote flow transmitters


The Magflux A offers the following relevant features for such wastewater and leachate flow monitoring:
• No moving parts resulting in obstructionless flow measurement
• Handles flows with high level of solids
• Relatively short straight-run requirements
• Rugged, solid, welded-steel body
• Signal amplifier inside flow sensor
• Pressure up to 250 bar
• Various connection types & liner materials: hard rubber, soft rubber, PTFE, special upon request


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