Oct 29, 2009

Glendon BioFilter Systems Use Aquaworx IPC Panel for Pump Control

Company has installed more than 2,000 Aquaworx IPC Sandfilter panels

Glendon has selected the Aquaworx IPC Panel for pump control in its up-flow biofilter systems. The Glendon Biofilter treats residential strength wastewater to single-digit BOD5 and Fecal Coliform, is passive and requires no chemicals, additives, or ultraviolet light to achieve quality treatment, the company said. The system includes a typical septic tank, pump tank and small pump controlled by a custom Aquaworx IPC Sandfilter Panel that is set up to time dose one or more units.

“Aquaworx by Infiltrator’s primary aim from the beginning was to partner with innovative companies in order to provide the best solutions for our customers,” said Judd Efinger, general manager of Aquaworx. “It is great to work with such an innovative and relationship-based company as Glendon.”

Aquaworx said its IPC panels provide an innovative approach to pump control by using an embedded microprocessor in the pump controller and a floatless pressure transducer technology. The IPC panel monitors liquid levels, controls pumping time intervals and logs events in real time, the company said. Unique to this Sandfilter panel is the ability to time control two individual pumps having independent level sensors. Glendon systems are particularly suited for small lots with shallow soils and/or environmentally-sensitive lots that are burdened by wells, wetlands or shorelines, the company said.

“Glendon has installed over 2,000 Aquaworx IPC Sandfilter panels as part of the Glendon System, and the data recording and retrieval of analysis for troubleshooting has been excellent,” said Tom Teal, president and co-founder of Glendon BioFilter Technologies Inc. “Reliability, life cycle, cost, accuracy and owner intrusion protection are important benefits.”

The Aquaworx line of IPC Panels stores up to 4,000 events using a Mountable and Removable Controller (MARC). The MARC is a user interface and enables enhanced system operational assessment, troubleshooting and maintenance to installers and service providers, Aquaworx said. The removable SD card incorporated in the MARC allows for transferring of information to PC-based applications, and the MARC is portable for use by installers and service providers on multiple IPC panels.