Instrumentation and Automation
Success of your environmental or natural resources project is dependent upon the accuracy and efficiency of the data-collection process.
DBS&A regularly designs, installs, and operates a wide range of automated data collection and monitoring equipment. DBS&A’s clients frequently call upon us to design and develop specialized monitoring equipment and programs for unique circumstances. The choice of equipment must take into consideration site-specific conditions. DBS&A has collected data at sites ranging from remote areas (where extreme weather and site access can be challenging) to urban environments that require working around existing facility operations, infrastructure, or traffic. This wide range of experience enables us to anticipate site conditions that can affect equipment performance, such as temperature extremes, humidity, or caustic environments. Specifying and installing the right equipment and providing the proper maintenance ensures that equipment remains functional and data collection is consistent and reliable. DBS&A’s in-house expertise also makes us an excellent choice for development and hosting of customized data management systems, including user-friendly, web-based platforms.
DBS&A uses automated state-of-the-art instrumentation for:
- Aquifer/pumping tests
- Recharge/infiltration studies
- Contaminant migration studies
- Water quality studies
- Streamflow/surface water flow
- Ecological health assessments
- Water balance/watershed studies
- Landfill gas migration analyses
- Meteorological studies
- Fire hazard studies
- Air quality assessments
- Waste rock draindown analyses
Installing lysimeters for analysis of soil water geochemistry to quantify soil aquifer treatment during artificial recharge.