The FZ400 landfill flare monitoring unit picks up available alarm and status
signals from your landfill flare control panel while constantly recording flare
temperate and flow data. If an alarm or status change occurs the wireless
monitoring unit transmits the signal to the monitoring website where the
condition is recorded and then distributed to as many email addresses, cell
phones via text message, or pagers as you like.
Ideal for both open landfills and closed sites, the FleetZOOM landfill
monitoring solution provides complete remote monitoring to make sure your
landfill gas collection system is in operating at peak performance. Remote flare
monitoring ensures the methane flare is performing as needed while extending
blower life and reducing maintenance costs.
When the status of your landfill flare changes, notifications and alarms are
instantly sent via SMS to cell phones, pagers, PDA's and by e-mail.
The included monitoring web site service provides configuration tools, live
status, event and alarm history, maintenance and service logs, as well as
mapping to show the location and status of all of your landfill sites on one
easy to use web site!
Provides live information from the monitored landfill. Flare temperature, flare
flow, leachate tank level, effluent discharge rate DC battery voltage, wireless
signal strength, ambient temperature, and live status of all monitored signals
Live data visualization enables landfill owners and operators to spot trends
before they become problems and confirm equipment health and performance. Live
and realtime temperature and flow data is captured and displayed continuously.
Replaces landfill chart recorders. Calendars to the left of the graph
enable an easy to use date selection tool to narrow or expand the range of
Provides both summary and detailed statistical reporting for every event type
and compiles total landfill flare run time, power outage time, and all other
signals monitored at the landfill or leachate system over any selected date
Compiles spreadsheets of data of landfill flare temperature and flow along with
all other monitored signals. Report data can be exported with a single click
using the icons above the report into a variety of formats: spreadsheet, text,
csv, xml, html. Additionally reports can be printed directly from the website
with the single click of the print icon.
The examples above are just a few landfill monitoring system web portal
features. Please contact a product specialist using the button below to learn
about all of the landfill monitoring system features the solution provides.
Landfill flare and landfill gas monitoring provided
by FleetZOOM products provide landfill operation
managers the tools to run facilities at peak form.
The natural decomposition of organic material in
landfills produces a great deal of Methane gas.
This gas should be burned (or "flared") to reduce
odor, which also limits the impact on the environment
and minimizes greenhouse gas emissions. The primary
benefit of monitoring the landfill gas collection
and leachate monitoring with the FleetZOOM FZ400 is
that it enables the gas operation manager to
quickly respond to problems and minimize the
impacts to the surrounding environment.
Landfills are typically large and encompass many
acres per site. The gas collection systems in
landfills are complex and spread out all across
each facility. Furthermore, gas operation managers
are typically responsible for many landfills
at once, so it is not practical or even possible
for a sole individual to physically be at each
active landfill site. While periodic surveys
and analysis of the facilities by environmental
engineers help, continuous,
real-time, remote monitoring of landfill gas with a FleetZOOM
FZ400 landfill gas monitoring system will provide landfill
managers with data needed to respond to any
number of possible issues quickly, before
they turn into serious problems.
Landfill flares are controlled
by electronics, typically made up of temperature
controllers and relay logic systems or PLCs
(programmable logic controllers). The control
systems operate the blower motors, valves and
control the solenoids that comprise the landfill
Methane flare system. The landfill flare system
often uses a large blower motor (20 hp typically)
to pull a vacuum on the landfill across a
network of PVC pipe gas extractors throughout
the site. These extractors are like straws
stuck deep into the landfill, so the blower
can literally suck the gas out of decomposing
organic material. At the blower motor, the network
of gas extraction pipes converge and the landfill
Methane gas stream is routed into a single large
pipe with a typical flow rate of 500 to 5000 SCFM.
The flare controller may employ Nitrogen actuated
valves to regulate this flow. The Methane concentration
level is typically in the 30% to 60% range. It
is routed to a flare stack where the gas is
burned. At the flare stack
and landfill methane monitoring system like the FleetZOOM FZ400
is used to monitor the Methane, Oxygen and Nitrogen
concentrations of the gas as well as the blower
volume in SCFM and combustion temperature. The
flare controller may use Propane to get the burn
started with an electronically controlled spark.
A landfill gas operations manager directly benefits
from continuous, real-time, remote monitoring of
the control electronics which report the gas flow
rate, flare temperature, Nitrogen pressure and
Propane pressure with the
FleetZOOM landfill flare monitoring system. Other uses include the
monitoring the totalizers for flow. These flow
values can be used in reports filed with
cities or municipalities, as well as the
Due to the large vacuums, and the pressure
and temperature differentials at work in a
landfill gas system, the Methane gas extraction
process, a liquid condensate comes out of
the gas stream. Ideally this occurs at the
flare stack in what is often referred to as
the knock-out pot. This liquid condensate
commonly known as "effluent" or "leachate"
in landfill terminology is a waste
by-product and must be watched with
an effluent monitoring system. Depending on the gas
system's flow rate, hundreds to thousands of
gallons of leachate may be produced per day
during the gas extraction process. Leachate
extraction, storage, and disposal systems
are additional necessities in the gas operations
of landfills. Leachate is condensed out of the
gas stream from the vacuum pulled on the
landfill to extract the Methane gas. Leachate
collection sumps, tanks, pumps, wet wells,
knock-out pots are among the many leachate
management components used to process this
waste. By remotely monitoring these systems
with the FleetZOOM FZ400, specifically leachate
tank levels, pump run times, duty cycles and
faults, the gas operations manager will respond
to any type of leachate collection issue quickly.
Landfill gas operation managers need to keep
close tabs on their entire gas collection
system at each landfill. Once it was
complicated and expensive to do this
with landfill scada (supervisory control and data acquisition)
telemetry systems, but now, thanks to
innovative technological developments
it is possible to utilize cost effective
wireless cellular telemetry that provides
real time monitoring for all of the
parameters detailed above. The days
of using hard wired telephone alarm
autodialers that simply play back
pre-recorded messages are long gone.
With the continuous, real time,
wireless landfill monitoring from the FleetZOOM FZ400, landfill
operators get a complete report of all
alarm and status signals, in addition
to flows, temperatures, tank levels
The FZ400 landfill monitor keeps an eye on the entire operation,
continuously transmitting temperature
and flow data, providing landfill
statistics as well as alarming on
any event that warrants immediate
attention from the landfill gas
operation manager. Landfill operators
are increasingly interested in landfill
gas to energy plant monitoring as
they explore incentives for alternative
energy programs. The FleetZOOM system
can also interface with a landfill
gas analyzer enabling the data
collected from the monitoring system
also enables reports on greenhouse
gas emissions, carbon offsets, carbon
footprint, and even carbon credits. As
the technology has become more advanced,
24x7x365 data and status is at the
fingertips of the gas operations manager
and all other interested personnel. No
one has to monitor data by physically
being at the facility.
Key features of the
FZ400 remote landfill monitoring system include totally wireless
operation with no phone lines or
data lines required at the facility.
The entire system is web-based so
there is no software to buy or install.
The monitoring system is easy to both
use and install thanks to its design.
An internal battery backup on the
transmitter keeps the system operating
during power outages in addition to
notifying the operation manager about
loss of power at the facility. The
system provides daily updates by
email or text. It gives immediate
notification of any alarms or events.
Each daily report displays total gas
flow and leachate production or
reduction totals. You can access the
landfill monitoring system from anywhere,
be it home, the office or any place with
internet access. The web-based configuration
features provide flexible options for the
sensors and transducers setup, while the
online reports and history files make
exporting data for all the events and
alarms a snap.
Don't risk unexpected and inevitable flare
shutdown events, anomalous flow readings,
chart recorder failures or power outages
occurring without knowing about them right
away. FleetZOOM provides a full featured
continuous sampling wireless real time
landfill monitoring system!
The FZ400 is a compact cellular transceiver for monitoring landfills that sends
live data to the landfill monitoring web portal, providing real-time status and
The FZ400 features 14 digital inputs that interface with dry contacts (relays)
on the landfill control. In addition to alarming on status changes, the system
keeps track of flare and leachate pump run time and pump start events.
The FZ400 monitors the flare's flow and temperature along with pumps for the
leachate and effluent.
No software to buy, install or maintain; all features are accessible over the
FleetZOOM monitoring web site from any computer with Internet access.
Proactive service reminders are automatically generated and sent as equipment
reaches service intervals based on run-time. Service logs and manuals available
over the monitoring web site reduce paperwork and automate record keeping while
providing up to the minute service records for all of your monitored equipment.