Nationwide Quarry Monitoring Solution to Meet New EPR/MCERTS Regulations

Long-term investment in plant and equipment at quarry sites is often not appropriate due to their limited life-spans. This often means installations are selected locally on their own merits with cost being a primary factor.

Long-term investment in plant and equipment at quarry sites is often not appropriate due to their limited life-spans. This often means installations are selected locally on their own merits with cost being a primary factor. However, many companies are now reviewing this approach, with recent developments in EPR and MCerts legislation making a long-term strategy necessary.

RS Hydro have recently secured a contract with Cemex, the UKs leading supplier of cement and aggregates, that involves the supply, installation and maintenance of 250+ flow monitoring sites across the country. It is believed to be the largest contract of its type in Europe, and its inception lead directly from the recent developments in the Water Framework Directive (WFD), Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR) and MCERTS. The new legislation is creating challenges for businesses across a wide range of industrial sectors and is driving the need to monitor activities regulated by Environmental Permits.

This application involved the installation of Siemens Magfo flowmeters and a revolutionary new telemetry system that utilises Flowview online data management software and Adcon radio and GPRS telemetry units. To read a full case study on this application, please click here.