Enhanced PS Patrol system designed to be installed quickly and easily

Enhanced PS Patrol system designed to be installed quickly and easily
Tim Callander, left, SJE-Rhombus’s Central Region Sales Manager, talks about the PS Patrol high-water alarm system with an attendee at the 2016 WWETT Show. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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Electronics utilized to operate onsite systems must stand up to harsh outdoor environments. Typically control panels and alarms need to be placed in a watertight outdoor receptacle to accomplish that. SJE-Rhombus has eliminated that need with the enhanced PS Patrol pedestal-style high-water alarm system, featured at the 2016 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show.

The PS Patrol is a high-water alarm that also provides a convenient location to connect all wiring required for a pumping station application. It has a receptacle to accept a 120-volt pump and piggyback pump switch, and the sleek, angled design of the clear Type 3R enclosure includes a removable cover for easy access for field wiring.

“It basically eliminates the need to install a separate outdoor receptacle,” says Joe Zimmerman, sales manager for SJE-Rhombus. “It’s a junction box and post all in one.”

All of the unit’s internal components are sealed within the cover for protection from rain, condensation and other elements. Red LEDs illuminate the top of the cover in an alarm condition for easy 360-degree visual identification. The unit is available with or without a 32-inch mounting post, and can be installed on new systems or retrofitted to most existing risers.

“We’ve found that a lot of the guys in the onsite installation business are excavators and plumbers as well,” Zimmerman observes. “They want an alarm system that is all-in-one and not overly complicated.”

The system has an automatic alarm reset, green power-on indicator, and a flush-mount horn silence/alarm test switch. The electrical potting cavity provides an easy, reliable method to seal power cables, and a cord seal is included for sealing switch and pump cables. A large incoming power terminal block allows for simple wiring, while auxiliary contacts are included for attachment of remote devices.

“It was designed to be installed quickly, typically from 45 minutes to an hour,” says Zimmerman. “For these guys, time is money, and this helps.”

PS Patrol options include variable switch cord lengths, riser assembly adapter, DUO alarm and elapsed-time meter. “The PS Patrol has quickly become one of our most popular products,” Zimmerman says. “A lot of our customers appreciate the improvements we’ve made. Needing to install a separate receptacle was a big problem across the industry.”

The 2016 WWETT Show was a busy one for SJE-Rhombus staff, as the company promoted 12 new or enhanced products in their booth. Zimmerman says his company aims to introduce new product lines at WWETT.

“We really base our whole year around the WWETT Show,” he says. “A lot of our planning goes into rolling out several new products at this show. It’s always the kickoff of our year.” 888/342-5753; www.sjerhombus.com.


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