Monday, 3rd August 2020, David van Walt starts with Van Walt Ltd in a position as joint Managing Director for the Group.
David is the eldest son of Kaja and Vincent van Walt who are the owners of Van Walt Limited. David is 42 and married with 2 children. He holds a degree from the University of Plymouth in Business Information Management Systems. David joined IBM straight from university and progressed with them for eleven years before moving to a specialist foreign exchange settlement bank, CLS, in Docklands, London. He was with CLS for ten years and resigned from his position there as Head of Service Management to join Van Walt. David brings with him vast big-business experience which will be invaluable to the Company.
For the foreseeable future David will be in training and slowly but surely he will be weaned into his new role. When that has been achieved, and it is likely to be two to three years, Vincent will step down as Managing Director and take up a new position as Chairman of the Board and by then will no longer be responsible for day to day management or the setting of strategy, both of which will reside with David.
Whereas David will be based at our Headquarters in Haslemere, Surrey, he will responsible for the whole Van Walt Group; UK, Spain, New Zealand and South Africa. He looks forward to this new challenge and is excited about getting to know our customers and suppliers and hopes to see some of them as soon as the current travel restrictions permit this.
The Requirement: : Within the Smart Bog Project a need to identify water flow was identified with collected data imported into a model to assess water flow alongside other environmental parameters.
Solution: Deployment of flumes with high accuracy water level sensors connected to a vanwaltDataHub. Different monitoring points networked using vanwaltDataSlaves.
The Requirement: : To report on a range of environmental parameters including water level, water flow, rainfall and water quality to ensure compliance with the regulator.
Solution: Deployment of an extensive telemetry network comprising of different sensors attached to a variety of vanwaltDataSlaves talking to strategically placed vanwaltDataHubs to ensure complete coverage of a large geographical area, in a cost effective and efficient way. Data is uploaded regularly and used to monitor the switching of additional equipment at the site, as well as ensuring compliance with the regulator.
The Requirement: To monitor the groundwater level and temperature over a large area in the most cost-effective way, with data collected every 15 minutes and uploaded hourly for a 24/7 analysis of changes over time.
Solution: Deployment of a telemetry network comprising of accurate water level & temperature sensors attached to vanwaltDataSlaves, some with their antennae raised to ensure a good radio signal. Each DataSlave talks to a single, strategically placed vanwaltDataHub which collates the data from each monitoring point and reports the results from each sensor for analysis, so the findings can be compared across the entire site.
The Requirement: To monitor the groundwater levels in an exposed, remote location with data collected every 15 minutes and uploaded hourly.
Solution: Deployment of vanwaltDataHub connected to an accurate Water Level Sensor. The battery power of the DataHub topped up with a solar panel to ensure continuation of data throughout the project.
The Requirement: A research project monitoring the soil moisture on a small, uninhabited island in the Atlantic, just off the coast of Spain where the cost and difficulty of getting to the island was far in excess of installing a system that could relay the data back to the mainland without having to go to site.
Solution: Deployment of multiple, buried Soil Moisture probes connected to a single vanwaltDataHub. The batteries in the DataHub topped up with a solar panel and the installation protected with a perimeter fence. Data is collected hourly and uploaded once a day for analysis.
The Requirement: To monitor the groundwater and water level in and around a landfill site.
Solution: Deployment of a vanwaltDataHub connected to Keller sensors to provide information every 15 minutes which is then uploaded hourly and alarm notifications sent directly to the site managers for immediate action to ensure the facility is running effectively.
From Corers to Crocodiles - well a West African slender-snouted crocodile. It's amazing where our equipment, installations and customers take us next. Here's the latest update from Olly working with the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) in Africa.
To measure and monitor water we offer a range of water level loggers, water level data loggers, water level dip meters and high accuracy, vented water level sensors
We have developed a versatile, secure, flexible, sophisticated and accurate web-based groundwater; water level; water quality and soil moisture telemetry system...
From a Peat Probe, to an Auger Set (or Single Auger or Soil Gouge) to a mechanical Window Sampling System, Van Walt has one of the most comprehensive selections of Soil & Sediment Sampling equipment available.
Accurate and consistent Soil Moisture monitoring has become increasingly important when researching environmental factors like climate change, decreasing water resources, improved crop production and protecting threatened habitats.