How a leading mining company automated water testing and increased safety levels of chlorine

Chlorine Monitoring

The Need

A leading global mining company maintains water treatment plant stores of raw water on one of their Australian mine sites. The water undergoes several treatments including chlorine disinfection and is then reticulated throughout the mine site for human consumption. The water must be monitored and tested regularly to ensure safe levels of chlorine in order to meet health and safety requirements for staff and the wider community. Previously, an external water testing laboratory would send personnel to site to sample the water, the sample would be sent to a testing facility, and a report would be generated. A more streamlined solution was sought to save time, reduce costs, and eliminate the risk of human error, while providing the same level of data.


Improved water quality

Eliminated risk to health and safety

Streamlined water testing process and removed risk of human error

The Solution

The Captis Multi solution was chosen, incorporating a Low Power Residual Chlorine and pH Sensor provided by our sensor partner, Verge Solutions. With a specially designed flow cell, the chosen sensor provided a seamless inline connection to existing plumbing, allowing for easy installation. Requiring a tailored solution, the Captis Multi was fitted with solar power, a charge controller, and a small battery, all to ensure uninterrupted sample logging. Chlorine levels in the water were sampled every 15 minutes and transmitted to our device management platform, once per day. Additionally, a trigger alarm was set in the event a particular chlorine threshold was met, notifying key stakeholders immediately. 

By providing a proven and reliable technology, the customer was able to ensure the ongoing health and safety of their staff in addition to streamlining an otherwise time-consuming and costly water testing process. 

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