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Maintenance of sensors in water & wastewater applications – Maintaining the value of online monitoring in challenging environments

April 18


Process instrumentation is becoming more critical as water and waste water companies drive for automation, efficiency and control in a highly regulated sector. The introduction of innovative new process solutions, advances in process control and the realisation of big data analytics places more importance on the quality of data from instruments. A move towards remote decision making in today’s connected environment means we need ensure confidence in data.

For many analytical instruments the OPEX costs associated with keeping sensors operational far outweigh the purchase price over the sensor life. End users are now making decisions based on the whole life cost (TOTEX) of sensor systems taking frequency of visits, chemical consumption and general maintainability of sensors rather than the purchase price.

The event will break focus on three areas:

  • Instrument design – Designing for reliability, availability and maintainability
  • Service models – How the supply chain can add value
  • End users – How can we ensure trust in data

Chaired by: Leo Carswell, WRc Plc and Richard Bragg, United Utilities

Sponsored by: Servitech & Z-Tech

Agenda: Draft agenda

Location: Dalton & Joule Suite, Museum of Science & Industry, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP


Recommended hotels: 

Hilton Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ. 4* hotel. Tel 0161 870 1600. Agreed rate from £105 incl breakfast;quote Museum of Science & Industry when booking.

Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4 JQ. 4* hotel. Tel: 0161 832 1188. Agreed rate from £169 incl breakfast; please use this link to book.

Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4JR. 3* modern budget hotel with a pool. Rooms from £85

Prices: £92 inc VAT for SWIG members;  £166 inc VAT for non-members; £21 for students.

Literature may be distributed for a fee of £69 and a limited number of table top displays are available at £132 each.


Booking: Please use the SWIG online booking form to register (which includes an option for online payment), or contact rosa.richards@swig.org.uk


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