- Loctag Environmental Services
Loctag (short for location tag) is an RFID tag designed to contain and collect vital information requested or required by field crews with in water waste utility services e.g. Councils , Water Authorities, and Government Departments that control or maintain sewer or storm water systems.
Information can be accessed in less than 1 minute, 24/7 and thus reduce time, cost and resources and environmental damage when water systems overflow from storm water and sewage .
Design is 50mm diameter 10mm thick colour coded tags with RFID barcode inserted inside and protected.
Contains information past and present once field crew has access to a manhole or storm water pit using an authority number.
Benefits is that they are multicultural readable in a engraved UV plastic weather proof, vandal proof to extreme, if you require further info scan and read scanner or iPhone, this information is then sent to a utility server for up dating.
I believe its not about the product its about the value we receive from this tag. Can use this in any country
Once a tag is scanned by a scanner, iPhone or just filling out a information form , this info is picked up by RFID barcode , By reading the info from a scanner or iPhone it will also give correct information of depth , pipe size ,and configuration , it will contain last maintenance and up date new maintenance , this information is then sent via tele communications to its utility server e.g Melbourne water or Melbourne city council who ever wishes to use my service . These tags are inserted and info is collected on or after the agreement has been made
A utility service will obtain a password of their own to give authority to their field crews/staff only, nobody could enter using iPhone/scanner.
Imagine walking along the footpath etc , and someone sees sewerage coming out of a MH , Now he/she in general would not bother , but with a little luck she/he reads the tag , and calls 131244 , emergency Melbourne water hotline the operator may say what colour tag , oh its grey so he/she knows its sewer , then ask if he/she can see a letter /number, Yes its MWPL 2234 automatically address details will show up , and the process is in motion to control the spillage.
We work with a Multicultural society all different languages , disabilities by looking at the engraved tag top side, they will see its colour , an asset number e.g MWPL 2234 and a number 131244 If this manhole or storm water has 4 pipes in it , this is also drawn on the tag with an arrow showing down stream , when these Chambers are full you do not have a clue which or how many pipes in it.
These tags are great for our emergency services , vital for oils spills ,fuels etc , info sent to EPA , council ,water authority all they need to do is follow the tag trail , to see how far the spillage has travelled in the drainage system . e.g 1-13 that’s how far its travelled and stopped , so now with an emergency response clean up team they will block it off at 14 and start the cleaning from 1-14 using high pressure cleaning and vac trucks .
Again with Bush fires , the fire hydrant can be at the top of the hill , and they need to cart water down to the fire units , at the bottom , we can use the fire hydrant at the top numbered start at pit number 101 and there maybe a pit at the bottom 4 kilometres down to where the units are e.g 200 so with my early inspection and inserting tags I have located a drain that continues all the way down the hill with out any diversion , so now I know water will run into pit 101 and come out at 200 which is blocked off and submersible pumps filling up tricks . to save carting it
I have over 100 photos of councils who have painted arrows on manholes and pits to show the direction of flow , they are ghastly ,ugly looking and not tolerated us as the Public will be fined if we did that , this is called Graffiti in /on public place . this is another indication that what I have designed is small tidy and gives information required .