Constructed by RDN and installed by ECS Engineering, this Gauging Station was engineered to provide river level management in the Fens for the Environment Agency, this gauging station includes a real-time radio telemetry link operating on RDN’s Ofcom licenced telemetry band. It includes a Vegaplus C21 radar mounted on the bridge from which a 4-20mA is derived proportionate to level.
This is relayed back to mill with controllable weir where it is intended to regulate levels in the river. 4-20mA was chosen as it provided backwards compatibility with the existing systems at the mill and maintained high levels of testability.
In addition to conveying the level of the river, the system includes a proactive battery and solar panel condition monitoring system