Technology provides software programs for tank washes
May 2, 2007 1:00 PM
New technological developments are making it simple for tank cleaning facilities to consider becoming paperless operations with software programs that can track a variety of procedures, according to information presented at the National Tank Truck Cleaning and Environmental Council Seminar April 2-3 in New Orleans LA.
Among those presenting some of the latest innovations were Xavier Olivo and John Stamey, both of TMT Software Co, and Fred Payne of the University of Kentucky. Olivo pointed out that With a paperless system operating with management software, it is possible to track the number and types of tank washes that are conducted. The data can include a list/identification of tank trailers being washed and hazmat requirements, as well as products that have been hauled.
Payne discussed a three-year study underway includes evaluation of wireless electronic systems that can be adapted for use by milk transporters and will include data taken from tank cleaning procedures. The program also can be used to track tank trailers with a GPS receiver. The project was prompted by security concerns expressed by milk processors who are seeking ways to track the product's transportation. More information about the meeting will be covered in the June issue of Bulk Transporter.
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