U.S. Water’s Process Control Monitoring™ (PCM) system is a proprietary technology that offers clients a comprehensive solution for optimizing and streamlining their operational processes. PCM enables operational monitoring, data entry, analysis, and reporting, leading to enhanced efficiency, reduced costs, and improved overall performance.
Here’s a breakdown of the key benefits and features of U.S. Water’s PCM system:
- Operations Data Insights: PCM allows clients to interact with operational data, providing instant insights into their processes.
- Minimized Errors: The direct entry of data into PCM by on-site staff eliminates the need to transfer data from paper to electronic spreadsheets, reducing the risk of transcription errors.
- Remote Monitoring: Operations of an entire client portfolio can be monitored remotely from any location with web access, enabling cost savings and increased flexibility.
- Immediate Feedback: PCM provides immediate feedback based on preset parameter ranges, helping to identify deviations and potential issues quickly.
- Customized Reports: The system produces customized report output based on project requirements, aiding in data analysis and decision-making.
- Automated Distribution: PCM automatically distributes reports, streamlining communication and sharing of critical information.
- Notification Alerts: Clients receive alerts when operating parameters exceed preset tolerances, allowing for proactive responses.
- Performance Tracking: PCM tracks operational performance for key process variables, enabling continuous improvement.
- Cost Optimization: The system helps optimize costs and performance by providing insights into resource and cost utilization and efficiencies.
- Labor Efficiency: Direct data entry optimizes labor and improves data integrity, reducing the need for duplicative manual data processing.
- Mobile Access: Critical files, operation and maintenance manuals, safety data sheets (SDSs), and compliance documents are instantly accessible via mobile devices.
- Knowledge Sharing: PCM serves as a centralized platform for knowledge sharing among both tenured and new staff members.
Client Success Stories
U.S. Water shares a few success stories that demonstrate the impact of PCM implementation:
- Waste Industry Client: U.S. Water used PCM to optimize treatment processes, resulting in a significant reduction in operating costs. Treatment costs per gallon of treated leachate decreased by 74%, from $0.38 to $0.10 per gallon.
- Treatment Facility Turnaround: PCM helped turn around a poorly operating treatment facility. By identifying and tracking operational costs, treatment costs were reduced from $0.08/gallon to $0.05/gallon or less, providing cost certainty for the client’s future budgeting.
- Optimization of Undersized Facility: PCM streamlined operations for an undersized treatment facility that was treating well over design capacity leading to substantial sludge hauling costs. PCM significantly reduced treatment costs from $0.10 to $0.03 per gallon. This optimization resulted in annual savings of over $500,000 in avoided costs.
To learn more about how PCM can be implemented at your facility or to schedule a live demo, contact us today.