Philippines flood warning system expands
Ultrasonic Sensors Monitor Coastal, River and Urban Flooding
HINESBURG, VT – October 20, 2015 – Senix Corporation today announced the expansion of the Philippines Flood Warning System, which relies on Senix’s ultrasonic level and distance sensors to monitor coastal, river and urban flooding. Senix water level sensors play a key role in monitoring the risks associated with tropical rains, storm surges and tsunamis which make the archipelago among the most flood prone in the world. To manage these risks the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies are expanding the world’s largest and most sophisticated flood warning system.
Tide gauge platforms with ultrasonic water level sensors and other wet and dry sensors monitor hundreds of miles of coastline for signs of Tsunami and tropical storm surges. All 258 of the nation’s rivers are monitored by similar water level sensing platforms. Even flood-prone city streets are being outfitted with urban flood monitoring stations equipped with ultrasonic sensors. All remote sensor platforms are integrated with centralized flood information systems in near real-time, with the goal of providing at-risk communities with flood warnings at least six hours in advance.
“We started working with researchers at the Philippine Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) about seven years ago as they began developing this technology.” said Doug Boehm, Senix founder and Chief Technology Officer. “The Philippine Government has been a global leader in developing remote flood management systems. We’ve worked closely with our Philippine distributor, Clean World Trading and Supplies, and the Philippine government to customize our sensors and meet their unique remote water level sensing requirements.”
In expanding the flood warning system, the Philippine government placed its fourth major order for ToughSonic ultrasonic water level sensors. With this order, the total number of ToughSonic sensors deployed will exceed 1,000.
About Senix Corporation
Senix designs and manufactures advanced ultrasonic sensors for liquid level measurement, distance measurement and object detection. Senix ToughSonic® sensors are used in a wide range of automation and research applications worldwide. The company transformed non-contact distance measurement in 1990 with the world’s first computer-configurable ultrasonic sensor and has been pushing the boundaries of sensor intelligence and ruggedness ever since. Senix Corporation is a privately held company located in Hinesburg, VT, USA.