Remote Station Monitoring Helps Protect Trout in Tennessee Rearing Facility

A case study from the Gatlinburg’s Trout Rearing Facility shows how the AccuDose AccuWatch RMC-2000 remote monitoring system allows it to keep its fish in freshwater

Remote Station Monitoring Helps Protect Trout in Tennessee Rearing Facility

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Problem: Herbert Holt Park is the home of Gatlinburg’s Trout Rearing Facility, which is Tennessee’s only municipal trout farm. The biggest problem they have are leaves clogging the intake, which causes the wet well to get too low. When this happens their airburst system cleans the intake screen before the pumps come back on. Sometimes the air burst cannot keep up and the system gets into a cycle of pumping then stopping to clean to a point that the compressor runs out of air completely and the fish have extended periods without freshwater.

Solution: Southern Sales suggested the AccuDose AccuWatch RMC-2000 remote monitoring system. The system provides low cost, real-time data with free cellular internet connection. It provides seven digital and four analog 4-20 ma inputs. Each analog can be configured for monitoring wet well levels, tank levels, pressure, flow, current, etc. It is a cloud-based IIoT system. There is no installed or purchased software required. It is a solution that is not only inexpensive but also easy to install and maintain.

Result: The facility now has the ability to monitor any four analog values as well as seven digital inputs with an eighth digital monitoring power fail. They also have the option of installing a 4-20 mA output module or an RS485 MODBUS module. The cost is a fraction of what they and others have paid for their SCADA sites with less security and functionality. “With the RMC-2000 I can remotely monitor the water level as well as the pump run times, which I use together to time the cleaning cycles and have someone on scene before an emergency call takes place, which greatly reduces our risk of fish loss,” says Travis Williams, facility manager. 866-310-1055;


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