Dampneys invests in weighing technology

Published:  06 January, 2012

Dampney's Agri Environmental, based just outside of Bournemouth and with sites across the West Country is the waste sewage contractor for Wessex Water.

In order to increase the efficiency and traceability of its operations, Dampney's has recently invested in a GPRS data connection system to transfer truck load data from the RDS Loadmaster 8000i onboard weighing system to the central office via the mobile internet.

The waste handling industry is continually looking for ways to turn by-products from the treatment of sewage into a valuable commodity.

After sewage has gone through an onsite drying process, Dampney's distributes the remaining solid sludge product known as cake from the local treatment plants to farmers who have purchased it in advance from Wessex Water as a cheap and effective fertiliser – a process which transforms the waste into a profitable product.

This cake is free from harmful contaminants and rich in phosphates and nitrates that are excellent for growing crops, especially maize and oil seed rape.

To enhance data collection efficiency from its sites and to cut the drivers' need to return with paperwork to the main office, the GPRS data connection system, supplied by Derbyshire-based CC Software Ltd, was chosen to effortlessly transfer load information from the weighing systems in their roll-on/roll-off skips back to the company's central office.

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