Wastewater sampling

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Our range of wastewater samplers

Our samplers are designed to collect composite – flow, event or time proportional – samples of trade effluent discharges in industrial applications.

Hydrocell 1

Non refrigerated single bottle wastewater sampler

Hydrocell 2

Two bottle non refrigerated wastewater sampler

Hydrocell 4

Four bottle refrigerated wastewater sampler

Hydrocell 8

Eight bottle refrigerated wastewater sampler


Why take automatic wastewater samples?

Water companies set trade effluent bills based on values of the water quality parameters and flow. Using the Mogden formula to calculate how much you need to pay. Without an automatic wastewater sampler a spot sample will be taken and your values are based on that. This may occur during a spike, where readings are wildly above your average, which will cause your bills to be inflated. Water companies by law are required to use samples for billing where an automatic sampler is present. The sampler will either sample based on time intervals or flow volumes.

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Thermoelectric cooler for refrigerated wastewater samples

The refrigerated model includes frost protection as standard, at no extra cost, due to the innovative use of a thermoelectric cooler which in freezing conditions acts as a heater. So whatever the conditions, the temperature and integrity of your sample is maintained. The thermoelectric cooler is highly robust due to its lack of moving parts or circulating liquid, and is therefore far more reliable and requires less maintenance than a traditional compressor cooling unit for effective automatic wastewater sampling in varied conditions.

Intelligent distribution arm

The Hydrocell 2/4/8 features an intelligent distribution arm that uses microprocessors to accurately locate the sample bottles for spill free operation.

Stunning touch screen displays

Hydrocell is part of the innovative USI range of instrumentation, and as such features the same familiar and easy to use interface as found on its counterparts in the process instrumentation range.
The Hydrocell software removes the complexities typically associated with programming industrial instrumentation, and instead offers the user clear and precise options on its industrial touch screen interface. The graphical display offers the user clarity of information, with fill status of bottles clearly identifiable as images on the screen. This is of particular benefit on the refrigerated versions as it negates the need to open the compartment door therefore affecting the sample temperature.

Water and Wastewater Specialists

Built on its strong research and development capability, Smart Storm has always been at the forefront of innovative products for the water and wastewater industries, and has won many prestigious UK and European awards for its innovative technology.

With over 20 years’ experience in monitoring and treating water and wastewater across all industries, Smart Storm designs its instrumentation with the end user firmly in mind, and has the knowledge and expertise to support
your needs.

Intelligent USI functionality

All units are programmed and operated using the user friendly USI touch screen interface, which is renowned for its intuitive operation and ease of programming.

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Wastewater Samplers

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Our v-notch weir tanks and flumes are fully compliant to BS3680 and ISO 1438 standards and can be made bespoke for each application.


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