Nobel Systems has released a new module for its’ GeoViewer Connected Field Management system. This new extension to Nobel’s GeoViewer comprehensive utility management solution enables sewer inspectors to simplify and streamline the Fat, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Inspection Process.
This new module is built to eliminate the need for manual or paper processes. It fully manages the FOG Inspection requirements, eliminates paper processes, and allows for direct communication between operations and inspectors.
Real-time FOG Inspection Management allows organizations to perform accurate inspections. And it offers an easy way to disseminate information like new work orders, as well as collect information about the examination.
This connected system sends information between the field to the office using a standard 4G network. If an inspector loses connectivity, the database is simply updated when a connection is reestablished.
Businesses that dispose of FOG are mandated to comply with state and federal requirements and guidelines. They are mandated to install and maintain either a grease interceptor or a grease trap. These grease interceptors are required to be cleaned and operable.
Regardless of the type of equipment a food handling facility uses, best practices should be implemented to control the disposal waste. FOG maintenance and control programs require the documentation of grease traps and interceptors maintenance.
FOG requirements are aimed at eliminating sewer system overflows and the reduction of fats, oils, and grease disposal into sanitary sewer collection systems. This reduces maintenance costs for sanitary sewer collection systems and improves the operation of such systems.
The program also encourages restaurants to adopt best management practices that reduce FOG disposal and the use of water. For example, restaurant staff can dry wipe plates and cooking utensils into the trash rather than rinsing them in the sink.
Benefiting from the GeoViewer FOG Module
In the field, a FOG inspector using GeoViewer can see all inspections that have been assigned for the day and can route their stops throughout the day.
At the location, they can view restaurant information such as name, owner, address, permit numbers, and contact information, maps, and all other pertinent information.
The data is instantly populated into their inspection forms. Photos and videos can also be viewed or captured during the inspection, then attached to the inspection report.
The inspector collects the required FOG information into an easy-to-use form using an iPad or iPhone and gathers information, like clogged pipes, flow rates, sink/garbage clogs, the grease traps, and interceptors, etc.
If there are violations, a dated follow-up ticket can be created that shows the status and set a reminder. An inspection report or abuse can be immediately emailed, or printed via the mobile app and given facility owner at the location.GeoViewer offers the perfect integration of the inspection process. It provides back-office management system(s) in a real-time or disconnected environment. Click To Tweet
Also, if the inspection staff discovers a facility that was not shown within FOG dataset, they can create a new location using GeoViewer mobile app. All information is saved in GeoViewer and is available for future use and analysis.
Due to the nature of the FOG inspection requirements, local wastewater, permit number, and health departments, GeoViewer offers the perfect integration of the inspection process. It provides back-office management system(s) in a real-time or disconnected environment.
GeoViewer takes advantage of GIS, Analysis, and in-depth reporting to visualize a FOG program’s activity and results.
Learn more about Nobel Systems GeoViewer FOG module please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-NOBEL-SYS. You can also learn more at www.nobel-systems.com/FOG.