Fluence SmartAerator™ TORNADO® | Smart, Optimized Aeration & Mixing

SmartAerator TORNADO®

Intelligence in aeration and mixing

Monitor and control wastewater process performance automatically

Wastewater characteristics change continuously, depending on rainfall, industrial processes, and even the time of day. Over-aerating is a common, expensive problem that results in excessive energy costs and unnecessary wear and tear on your equipment.

The SmartAerator™ is a system of controls, sensors, and variable frequency drives that:

  • Constantly samples wastewater oxygen levels and other process parameters
  • Regulates aeration intensity based on wastewater characteristics
  • Eliminates over-aerating
  • Conserves power
  • Provides immediate energy savings

How much can your operation save with the SmartAerator? Calculate your project’s potential savings with our SmartAerator Energy Savings Calculator.

Energy Rebates and Incentives
Customers can use the state-of-the-art, energy-efficient SmartAerator to take advantage of financing incentives and cash rebates from electrical utilities and co-ops.

Intelligent Energy Savings

Auto-optimization through artificial intelligence (AI) learning provides maximum energy savings through a precisely tuned adaptive control scheme found only with the SmartAerator. This AI uses historical process information from the plant being monitored, rather than a generic algorithm. Fluence’s extensive knowledge of the hydrodynamic Tornado aerator and system performance lets us optimize the ideal operating range of aeration performance for your specific application, which sets the SmartAerator apart from a conventional control product.

The SmartAerator provides annual energy savings of up to 50% for wastewater treatment facilities. Projects that will realize significant energy savings are those that require high-horsepower aerators, as well as those with multiple aerators.

Monitor Process Performance

Equipment status anytime, from virtually anywhere.

The SmartAerator comes with a dashboard for tracking and reporting aerator performance. Plant operators can monitor the aeration process remotely. Wastewater analytics can be transmitted easily to SCADA systems and mobile devices.

SmartAerator Dashboard

Application Examples

Here’s a quick look at how much the SmartAerator can save in energy expenses according to the application. As you can see, the technology is particularly effective with high-horsepower aerators.

Low Flow-Low Horsepower

Municipal Oxidation Ditch

  • Capacity: 300,000 GPD
  • Flow at 25% capacity
  • O2 limited
  • Total mixing and aeration: 30 horsepower
  • One-time installation cost: US$40,000
  • Annual energy savings: US$3,000
  • ROI: 13 years

How much can you save with the SmartAerator? Calculate your project’s potential savings with our SmartAerator Energy Savings Calculator.

High Flow-High Horsepower

Industrial Lagoon

  • Capacity: 1 million GPD
  • Flow at 60% capacity
  • Mixing limited
  • Total mixing and aeration: 306 horsepower
  • One-time installation cost: US$200,000
  • Annual energy savings: US$99,000
  • ROI: 2 years

How much can you save with the SmartAerator? Calculate your project’s potential savings with our SmartAerator Energy Savings Calculator.

Seasonal Flow-Medium Horsepower

Municipal Lagoon

  • Capacity: 800,000 GPD
  • Seasonal flow at 65% capacity
  • Mixing limited
  • Total mixing and aeration: 170 horsepower
  • One-time installation cost: US$180,000
  • Annual energy savings: US$25,000
  • ROI: 7 years

How much can you save with the SmartAerator? Calculate your project’s potential savings with our SmartAerator Energy Savings Calculator.

Can the SmartAerator Benefit Your Operation?

While traditional aerators work at a steady rate around the clock, whether needed or not, the Fluence SmartAerator can fine-tune your aeration needs through its system of monitoring, software, and automatic control.
The SmartAerator:

  • Is easy to install
  • Has an immediate energy savings impact
  • Integrates seamlessly with Fluence Tornado aerators
  • Has an attractive return on investment
  • Can remotely monitor aerator performance via mobile phone
  • Provides up to 50% annual energy savings
  • May qualify for energy rebates and incentives

For more information about the SmartAerator™ TORNADO® aerator or to discuss your specific challenges and goals with our experts, send us an email or fill out our SmartAerator contact form with your project details.

SMART, OPTIMIZED AERATION

Contact Fluence to learn more about the SmartAerator, or to discuss your next aeration project with our experts.

TYPICAL TORNADO PERFORMANCE CURVE

smart aeration and mixing

The SmartAerator operates at the ideal motor RPM performance range, ensuring oxygenation while maximizing mixing and minimizing energy use.

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