Sandy Lane Yacht Club and Residences
Sandy Lane Yacht Club is the luxury marina that has made Canouan the yachting hub of the Grenadines. This large complex, which occupies the southern reaches of the Caribbean island of Canouan, has a total of 120 berths for yachts – 24 of which are for superyachts up to 100 meters in length -, a commercial area, hotels and a residential area. of luxury villas.
Flovac in charge of the design and installation of a vacuum sewer system and treatment plant that would serve the entire complex. As the resort is in a remote location where getting local materials easily, everything was pre-built in 2 x 40′ containers. These were pre-tested and placed onto a remote area of the complex and supplied with a generator to ensure no down time from any power outages.
The project, which lasted for two years, ended with a 2 km long sewage network, a vacuum station for the entire system and a reclaimed water treatment plant. All of this to supply both the marina and the complex’s buildings.
Management and supervisory software
Flovac’s monitoring system is intelligent software – designed and developed by Flovac – for managing and monitoring vacuum sewer systems. The main function is to monitor the systems and identify any failure, infiltration, or malfunction in the sewer network.
With Flovacs wireless technology it is possible to supervise an installation from the same vacuum station, from its own control center at its headquarters, on any PDA device or even from a web server anywhere on the planet. The control can be easily adapted to SCADA’s, both new and existing.
Flovac can monitor the following aspects:
· The vacuum station. Among all the possible signals, the most important ones such as stop / start and safety sensors of the electrical-mechanical equipment, levels and process alarms, signals of the control devices and access control (security) stand out.
· The vacuum network. From a simple warning of the status of the division valves to controlling their operation on a PDA, as well as knowing the vacuum level at any point in the network with or without electrical connection.
· The vacuum valves. Knowing the status of each valve in the system, high level alarms, detection of outages and real-time alerts.
Flovac will integrate the monitoring to the BMS (Building Management System), the building management system that Sandy Lane Yacht Club has installed in its complex. This integration will allow the supervision and control of the status of all the buildings and facilities of the marina
Thanks to the Flovac software, it will be possible to obtain real-time knowledge of the state of the network, which will reduce the response time to possible incidents. Although there is backup equipment in case of emergency, the interaction of the operator with the system increases the reliability of the vacuum sewer system.
This type of monitoring has recently been installed at the Superyacht Marina in Sydney Harbour as well as at the Superyacht Marina at Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
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