Pump Monitoring with FleetZOOM (cont'd)
Street drainage or runoff lift station pumps
remove water that collects at the bottom
of underpasses or other parts of streets
or highways that won't drain naturally.
The bigger the street, the larger and more
critical the pumping station is to ensure
safe passage for cars and trucks.
runoff pump stations feature a large 50 to
100 horsepower pump, a wet well, tank level
sensor, and in most cases a backup standby
generator to power the pump during power
outages that occur during severe storms.
Without a pump station monitor, the city or department of
transportation has to rely on someone to
call them if the pump station has malfunctioned.
During malfunction an underpass could fill
with water making it impossible for traffic
to get through. Worse yet, any cars or trucks
that risk driving through the runoff flooding
that will accumulate will endanger their
It is in the best interest of
the city or department of transportation
to use a lift station monitor for pump stations with a
system like FleetZOOM provides so
crews can be dispatched
when a lift station alarm goes out to crews so they
can repair them or block traffic when
necessary for the safety of
Cities and departments of transportation need
continuous real time remote monitoring of all
of their pump stations to provide the highest
quality of service to their residents.
past a telephone based alarm autodialer or an expensive
proprietary pump station scada telemetry system were
utilized at each pump station to meet these
Now thanks to improvements in technology
FleetZOOM is able to provide an easier to install
and lower cost wireless real time monitoring
system. FleetZOOM models like the FZ100, FZ200, and FZ300 provide
full lift station scada capabilities at a cost of a
simple cellular lift station monitoring system.
Some key features of the
FleetZOOM wireless pump monitoring system include totally wireless
operation; no phone lines or data lines are
required at the facility. The entire system
is web-based so no software is bought or
needs to be installed to utilize the system.
The lift station pump monitor system is easy to install, and an internal
battery backup on the transmitter keeps
the system up and operating during power
outages in addition to notifying city and
department of transportation personnel
about loss of power at a particular pump
The system provides daily email
and text updates and gives immediate
notification of any alarms or events.
Each daily report can display pump run time,
duty cycles, on/off status, water pressure,
flow, utility power status, wet well levels
with high/low alarm status, pump warnings
such as pump moisture or pump over
temperature, general faults and all standby
generator status and alarm conditions.