Airvac’s Wireless Monitoring
with the patented S.M.A.R.T. Technology
(Strategic Monitoring for Advanced Remote Transfer)
Airvac’s wireless monitoring system with our patented S.M.A.R.T. technology can track trends and identify any abnormal conditions as soon as they occur. The data received from LoRa modules can be used to adjust the system, making certain that it continues to run at peak performance levels. If an issue occurs along the vacuum main or at a valve pit, the monitoring system will pinpoint the exact location and identify any necessary adjustments that need to be made. Airvac’s sytem will monitor vacuum levels, valve status, high sump level, system trends, cycles, cycle time, and any instances of infiltration.
Our system not only monitors itself, but it also automatically makes real-time adjustments to optimize system hydraulics. This proactive approach of controlling a vacuum system’s behavior results in optimum system performance, prevents problems from occurring, and reduces operation and maintenance costs.
- Predictive and proactive: Potential problems are not only identified, the adjustments are automatically made to correct them.
- More efficient system: System imbalances can easily be overcome, resulting in a more cost-effective system.
- Airvac is connected 24/7: Airvac specialists can monitor the system in real-time, providing assistance to the operator.
- Built-in purge cycle: A “purge” cycle can be programmed into the logic controller that will automatically clear the vacuum mains at programmed times to ensure that waterlogging of the system will not occur.
- Automatic system updates: Airvac can remotely push programming updates to keep S.M.A.R.T. current.
Airvac’s patented S.M.A.R.T. technology works in conjunction with the monitoring system. It proactively makes real-time adjustments, prevents problems from occurring, and it reduces operation & maintenance costs.
Using artificial intelligence (AI), S.M.A.R.T. communicates with the various vacuum station controls and will override pump control as necessary. S.M.A.R.T. software uses several modes to identify system imbalances and to provide recovery options. This may include monitoring various system vacuum levels, monitoring pump operating parameters, monitoring incoming flows, actuating remote vacuum valves, and adjusting vacuum levels at the station.
Dedicated ports are integrated into the vacuum valve and sump breather, which makes connecting monitoring cables quick and easy.
No Magnets or Floats Required
Our vacuum valve monitoring does not require a magnet with newer model vacuum valves, minimizing the risk of failure due to misalignment, switch malfunction, or debris build-up. Sump levels are monitored through our new diaphragm breather instead of using a float. This minimizes the chance of failure due to the float getting stuck or hung up on internal wiring. (magnet switches and floats are still available for older systems)
Two-way communication offers operators the ability to remotely cycle specific S.M.A.R.T. vacuum valves.