Lexington Wastewater Management Upgrades Life Safety Systems With Sierra Monitor Corporation

Milpitas, CA, March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Lexington-Fayette region of Kentucky is a growing metropolitan region, and the Lexington-Fayette Waste Water Management system has safely served the general public for more than 50 years.  A network of collection sites and treatment plants throughout the county return clean, safe water to the environment.

Recently, the Urban County staff agreed to upgrade the toxic and combustible gas detection systems at both the Town Branch and West Hickman Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) to the newest technology from life-safety experts Sierra Monitor Corporation (SRMC).  For 40 years, Sierra Monitor has designed and built performance-leading gas detection units and the extremely reliable Sentry IT control system.

“With existing systems aging and having potential for expansion, the district upgraded the WWTPs to the newest Sentry IT gas-detection control system from Sierra Monitor,” said Brad Pennington, the plant electrician responsible for maintaining the gas detection systems at the treatment plant.  “The new Sentry IT controllers are much easier to use and have the capacity we need to manage the growth.  Plus, the new gas detectors are extremely reliable and require less frequent calibration, which frees me up to work in other areas of the plant.”

SMC’s line of industrial gas detectors as well as Sentry IT control systems provide facilities managers piece of mind with reliable products manufactured in the United States.  The latest Sentry IT controller easily consolidates up to 32 separate toxic and/or combustible gas sensors into a single interface panel.  Plus, the system comes with GlobalCal™, Sierra Monitor’s integrated calibration system that requires less frequent calibration, translating directly into lower total operating costs.

“A gas detection system is something you must trust, but hope you never need,” added Pennington.  “We constantly test and check the system, and the Sierra Monitor equipment has performed flawlessly.  It’s what we expect from a gas detection solution.”

The Sierra Monitor line of gas and flame detectors has been trusted to protect the people and property at industrial facilities with toxic or combustible gases like wastewater treatment plants, alternative fueling stations and oil/gas processing sites.  Built in the United States to exacting standards and certified by regulatory agencies, SMC is the trusted brand for life-safety for nearly 40 years.  For more information, please visit https://www.sierramonitor.com/flame-and-gas-detection

About Lexington-Fayette Waste Water Treatment Plants 

Lexington’s sanitary sewer system includes 81 pump stations and over 1,400 miles of sewer pipe, along with two new wet weather storage tanks. The wet weather storage tanks provide off-line storage of higher than normal sewage flows that are typically associated with heavy rain events, until the system can transport or treat that sewage at one of the treatment plants. Pump stations are necessary to move sewage from a gravity system to a force main and eventually to one of the city’s two treatment plants. Lexington is unusual in its topography in that water flows away from Lexington in almost all directions. This makes it difficult to take advantage of the flow of gravity and results in the necessity of more pump stations than other cities our size.

About Sierra Monitor Corporation

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, Sierra Monitor was founded in 1978 and has been a public company since 1989. By combining its distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. The Company’s vision is to capitalize on the expanding worldwide demand for knowledge-based products and services that improve operational performance, productivity, efficiency and safety in building automation, industrial, and military applications, while reducing demands on resources and energy consumption.

Source: Sierra Monitor Corporation

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