OptoNews: Liquid waste overflows avoided with groov

Posted by Jean Femia on Apr 29, 2015 5:09:00 PM

groov mobile operator interface for Plummer's Environmental ServicesHigh on the list of things you'd rather not do: clean up liquid waste from an overflowing storage tank.

Avoiding this kind of mess is especially good when your business includes storing and disposing of liquid waste from industry and manufacturing.

That's the business Plummer's Environmental Services is in.

Along with a variety of other services—including hydro excavating, manhole rehabilitation, and emergency spill response—the Michigan-based company collects liquid waste from Midwest industrial and municipal customers, stores it, and treats it.

In the past, tank truck drivers bringing liquid waste to Plummer's would get out of their vehicles, visually estimate tank capacity, and estimate whether their truck contents would fit.

Usually their estimates were accurate, but sometimes...

See how Opto 22 integrator Perceptive Controls solved this potentially messy problem.

And find out the three phases of system change Plummer's has planned to not only eliminate overflows at their own facility but also provide better service to their liquid waste customers. 

Read the case study

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Topics: Case studies, Water & wastewater, optonews, OptoNews 2015-04-29, Integrators

Written by Jean Femia

Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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