Food Waste Sump Liquid Level Sensor

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Americans spend about 11% of their annual income on food consumption, and food safety is of growing concern. In 2011, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, which fundamentally reforms US food safety laws, and overall shifts the FDA’s focus from responding to contamination, to preventing it at its manufacturing and supply chain sources. In so, food waste by-products are now considered toxins, that if not properly stored and disposed of, become breeding grounds for pathogenic micro-organisms. At this West Coast food processing plant, an EchoPod ultrasonic level transmitter is mounted over a food waste sump. The non-contact sensor provides continuous level measurement data to the PLC, which in turn, actuates the pump, transferring the waste into treatment. The sensor’s internal relays also provide independent high and low level alarms. EchoPod is reliable food waste level measurement.