Looking for an iOS and Android mobile interface for the SCSeTools® platform to get data when you need it and where you need it? Use this SCS Engineers’ environmental technology application at solid waste facilities and landfills. These sites require specific monitoring and analyses of groundwater and liquids, landfill gas, and surface emissions critical to facility infrastructure and the environment.
Access to data to make informed decisions is especially valuable when technicians are in the field, or operators are working remotely or engaged. Landfill and solid waste facility owners, operators, and technicians use this application to observe system and environmental activity securely and in real-time on a mobile device or tablet.
With state-of-the-art technology, SCS MobileTools allows technicians to collect data and interact with sites and facilities, including site-specific monitoring and exceedance metrics for landfill gas, liquid levels, and surface emissions. Using SCS iComm, technicians can collect real-time instrument data too. Responsive, touch-enabled flow data charting is accessible, illustrating flow targets, reading dates, flow rates, and historical flow data analysis.
When compared year-over-year, generation and disposal trends produce information critical to assessing optimal options and solutions representing significant savings for landfill gas operations, maintenance, and monitoring programs—the savings compound for regional and national operators.
Both managers and technicians can appreciate how capturing and reviewing data using integrated form-based tools mitigates errors and multiple trips to the site resulting in faster remediation efforts. A technician can make a wellhead adjustment immediately, quickly eliminating a possible regulatory Notice of Violation. Use your LFG technicians to maximize gas recovery in real time.
SCS launches new features throughout the year to give LFG operators faster and more accurate data to make informed decisions and access LFG data in the field.
SCS WDT™ ensures data integrity using a mobile device to securely transmit flow data to SCSeTools. Today’s landfill gas flares collect data using a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The flare’s SCADA system records data at preset intervals. Most collect data every two minutes, generating hundreds of thousands of readings. Often data is stored on a data card at the flare site. Technicians remove the data card, download it to a storage device, then download the storage device at the office later. Only then can analysis begin. There’s a better way.
SCS WDT™ enables on-site technicians to insert the flare’s data card into a dongle attached to a mobile phone. The application automatically downloads the data to SCS DataServices®, a secure web-based LFG management application. The phone’s GPS locates the flare and places the data into the appropriate landfill site. The data is available immediately, literally in seconds, for review and analysis. This app saves, on average, five labor hours per site per flare by removing extra steps in the process. Several landfills report higher labor hour savings.
Landfill technicians can download data using a date range or all of the data. Managers can see exactly where the readings originate when taken and immediately see exceedances. This MobileTools app’s interface gives clients access to information that drives critical operating decisions and provides historic data for corporate directives and landfill gas OM&M programs.
Yokogawa data uploaded to SCSeTools via the WDT feature is available in the document gallery under the Flow Data WDT folder for each site and is easily available as raw data for air monitoring reports and other uses.
The SCSeTools® platform and applications help facilities operate more efficiently by continually gauging operational health and spot trends that help determine when and how to invest in infrastructure. For additional information and demonstrations of these productivity-enhancing tools, please click here.