TSS Analyzer and Control System

The Universal Controller model ETX, together with the Triton TR80 and TR82 TSS Sensors (Total Suspended Solids) employ a Nephelometric turbidity sensor designed for use in water and wastewater applications. Turbidity which is the cloudiness or haziness of a water sample, is caused by particles suspended in the water, typically clay and silt. Since bacteria and viruses can be attached to these particles, turbidity has become a critical indicator of overall water quality.

The TSS Analyzer does a calculation of the NTU (Nephelometric Turbidity Units) and provides a TSS readout in percentage. The displayed variable can also be changed to show NTU, PPM, mg/L, or FNU units.

The TSS Sensors TR80 (with wiper blade) and TR82 (no wiper blade) use an optical method for determining the turbidity, a light beam is directed into the sample where it is scattered by suspended particles in the water. The amount of scattering depends on the amount of material in the water, the wavelength of light used, and the size and composition of the suspended particles.

Three detectors monitor the light beam at an angle of 90°. The first detector inside the sensor is the reference detector that compensates for changes in the LED light source caused, which is caused by aging or other variations. The second detector measures a short path length, which is best for high concentration measurements, % concentration and g/L. The third detector measures the longer path length which is best for lower concentrations, FNU and ppm. The turbidity signal is constantly adjusted versus the reference detector and digital filter functions help to suppress interfering signals, while the self-monitoring diagnostics assure a highly reliable measurement.

Triton TSS Analyzer

Model: ETX + TR80

(with wiper)

Model: ETX + TR82

(no wiper)

TSS Analyzer

Intelligent Sensor Technology

  • Multi-range NTU from low range <30 NTU, 0-1000 or 0-4000 NTU
  • mg/L (or ppm) ranges from 0-5000mg/l, 5000-10,000mg/l (MUD), or 50,000-100,1000mg/l (MUD)
  • 4-20mA (HART), Modbus and Relay outputs
  • Factory Calibration Stored in Sensor
  • Self Monitoring Diagnostics
  • Operating temperature: 23 to 122°F (5 to 50°C)

Multiple Installation Methods

  • Immersion assembly
  • Flow through assembly
  • Gas de-bubbler assembly

Self Cleaning Design

  • Sapphire measuring windows for improved scratch resistance
  • Automated Wiper can be programmed for frequency and duration

Clear Water Sensor

  • All phases of drinking water processing
  • Control of Clear Rinse Water
  • Filter rupture or backwash
  • Monitoring WWTP discharge
  • Monitoring Surface Waters

Suspended Solids Sensor

  • Actvated sludge WWTP
  • Return & Digested Sludge WWTP
  • Filtrate in paper manufacturing
  • Blending Mixing Applications
  • Monitoring Environmental runoff