The Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology after A. Nazarov of NAS RA has developed and is producing special inspecting meters designed for water ecosystems – monitoring of levels of reservoirs, rivers, lakes and water bodies. The use of this equipment will enable avoiding the collapses of reservoir dams, as Jon Karapetyan informed, Director of Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology after A. Nazarov of NAS RA. The inspecting meters of Armenian production have already been installed in Geghardalitch reservoir. 24 out of 84 reservoirs operating in Armenia have a special significance in Armenia in terms of their geographic location, irrigation, energy and water supply. Currently, there is a problem in terms of safe operation of these reservoirs. “One of the main reasons for the accidents of the reservoirs is filtration. The water is filtered from the dam, has it own natural filtration and if it is exceeded, it can cause accidents. In case of land dams, there is always filtration, which is should be close to the limit value. All the reservoirs experience this problem – all 84 reservoirs have soil dams. The main problem is that there are no checking devices so as to be able to manage this filtration,” Jon Karapetyan said. The filtration also causes water losses. Jon Karapetyan is sure that water loss can be managed if these devices are installed. The proposed devices of the Armenian trademark are significantly affordable, they are not inferior to their foreign similar devices in terms of their specifications and are easy and simple to use in terms of operation.
Photo credit - Jon Karapetyan informed, Director of Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology after A. Nazarov of NAS RA
18:32 July 11, 2019