Riptide Tek Introduces FOGmonitor to the North American Market
TORONTO, ON, February 13, 2018 – Riptide Tek Inc., a technology company that provides innovative smart monitors for industrial process water and wastewater treatment, officially introduced the FOGmonitor to the North American market today. Riptide recognizes a key challenge facing commercial and industrial kitchen operators today – the ability to focus on core business objectives while concurrently addressing fats, oils and grease (FOG) related issues, regulations and environmental impacts. The Riptide FOGmonitor helps food service, food processing and facility management companies optimize their grease management programs to economically comply with wastewater regulations, prevent pipe and sewer blockages, and minimize the contributing factors that cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs).
The Impact of Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) on the Watershed
FOG from Food Service Establishments (FSEs) and food processing plants are the primary causes of sewage pipe blockages and SSOs in North America. According to the US EPA an average of 40,000 SSOs are caused by FOG blockages each year. Millions of gallons of untreated wastewater have reached navigable waters of the United States and polluted its watershed. To eliminate this problem the US EPA will continue to monitor and work with state and municipal regulators to implement and enforce wastewater and FOG management regulations. In late 2017, Miami-Dade County became the latest jurisdiction in North America to incorporate grease interceptor monitoring devices into its FOG Ordinance.
Riptide FOGmonitor: An Ounce of Prevention
The FOGmonitor detects the levels of FOG, water and solids in a grease interceptor, gathers and analyzes raw data, displays FOG, water and solid levels on an easy-to-read, full-color screen and stores the information. Notification alarms are triggered when grease interceptors are close to pre-determined capacity, which is typically dictated locally by municipal regulations. In conjunction with effective kitchen best management practices, the FOGmonitor ensures the grease interceptor device is working at optimal capacity, and eliminates the unpleasant task of having to manually check grease traps to measure pollutant levels. It also enables FSEs and food processing plants to optimize interceptor pump out cycles based on true operating need rather than an arbitrarily dictated schedule.
About Riptide Tek
Riptide Tek is a technology company that provides smart solutions for industrial process water and wastewater treatment/handling across a range of applications: tank monitoring, oil fields, chemical processing, municipal, commercial kitchens, food processing, facility management and OEM sectors in North America. Riptide’s first commercial product, the FOGmonitor, is a simple to install, easy-to-use device, that functions as an early warning indicator and predictive management tool as part of a comprehensive facility grease management program. Learn more about how Riptide Tek helps tackle FOG-related challenges and impacts.