EPG Companies Inc.

EPG Systems At Work

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In Mississippi, a landfill had seven leachate sumps, serving forty acres. A sideslope riser design was being utilized with a variety of pumps and control systems spread over a large footprint requiring thousands of feet of conduit and wire. Over time, as pumps failed, a variety of types and brands of pumps were used including water well-type submersibles and grinder pumps. Electrical control panels had been patched together by various contractors with no uniformity. A recent permit modification included a requirement to monitor leachate head daily. This was not possible with the installed equipment. So EPG was invited to visit the site and make recommendations. Why? Because of EPG’s reputation of good performance, technical support, the system approach to leachate management (all components sourced through a single supplier), and the value-added services including EPG’s Pump, Control Panel and Telemetry Schools. Today, after installing EPG pumps, control panels, flow meters, transducers, transmitters, repeaters, receivers, and easy-to-use software, this landfill is experiencing, the EPG difference; optimum performance, uniformity, centralized control and documentation of leachate level.

A 373-acre disposal site in Virginia was having difficulty obtaining field data on a consistent and reliable basis. Personnel had the time consuming task of driving out to each location to make manual adjustments or collect data, and then translate it into a useful spreadsheet format. Needless to say, data gaps and compliance issues occurred due to scheduling, vacation conflicts and time/personnel restraints. EPG had the solution: full site monitoring and control including alarm functions and report writing capabilities from one location. The system includes wireless remote RTUs installed at tanks and lift stations which report to the master station’s computer back at the office. Data to be reported is from nineteen flow meters, seven sump levels and four tank levels. All monitoring information is displayed on the computer and placed in a spreadsheet format.

Now that the EPG system is in place, operating and maintenance costs are down, breakdown and pollution incidents are prevented and system monitoring/reporting help to meet compliance issues.

Does your site need upgrading? Are you facing compliance issues? Do you need centralized control and documentation? Is expansion in the near future? Yes? Then make a difference at your site. Call EPG Companies today and ask for a telemetry control systems specialist.

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