In November 2015, a HydroSpin system was installed at the Mekorot reservoir in Beit Shemesh.
The reservoir is located in the middle of a forest (see photos below), without easy access to the electrical grid. Mekorot initially installed a Motorola MOSCAD® controller which was powered by a solar panel. The solar panel was vulnerable to vandalism, damage, theft, shade from the forest, dirt and more. The result was an unreliable energy source which caused frequent interruption of the data transmission.
HydroSpin provided Mekorot with a 4” Swing unit which was installed in a 4″ bypass pipe diverted from a 20” pipe near the reservoir. By partially closing a valve they generated a flow rate of 20-30 m3 per hour flow which is sufficient to operate the unit.
Now, Mekorot receives continuous reliable data transmission from the source. Similar situations exist throughout Israel’s water system. We provide an elegant, long-term, reliable and energy-efficient solution to water flow data collection in these secluded locations.