Langan Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology to Improve Project Sustainability, Efficiency, and Accuracy
Historically, collecting data for environmental monitoring and the operation of remediation systems was a task almost exclusively performed in person, making it easy for the information to be impacted by external forces ranging from weather conditions to human error.
However, advancements in technology have made way for remote monitoring of system operations and environmental conditions without the need to deploy personnel to each location. Remote monitoring is a sustainable approach to effectively and efficiently manage data, securing project success. By using remote technologies such as Bluetooth sensor communication, smart tablets, and cellular services, Langan’s environmental team can collect data, check the status of field equipment, receive alerts, and make adjustments to system operations in real-time from anywhere in the world. This technology also allows teams to directly upload data to online databases with georeferencing and date/time stamps, providing a higher degree of accuracy and precision, fewer losses of data, and instant notifications.
The use of remote monitoring and control technology is beneficial for all types of projects, from those as common as air monitoring stations for excavations and sub-slab depressurization systems to more complex projects like air sparging, soil vapor extraction, and pump and treat systems. Newer technology allows for integration of multiple systems, such as providing groundwater hydraulic control by programming pump speeds based on remote monitoring well stations. Users are also able to perform, view, and share adjustments to the programming, real-time charts and graphs, and high frequencies of data collection through web-based interfaces.
Langan’s Data Management and GIS teams further advanced this technology, developing a proprietary way that we employ for our clients to process field-collected data, laboratory analytical data, and remote monitoring and operational data more efficiently. The enhancements are also more cost-effective, limiting the need for field labor and travel, and avoiding potential permitting fines and equipment malfunctions. In addition to time and cost savings, remote technology supports project sustainability goals by reducing energy use, optimizing mass removal, and monitoring discharge rates to adhere to strict permit requirements.
By leveraging cutting-edge remote monitoring technology, Langan’s team of environmental experts continues to improve sustainability, data accuracy, client satisfaction, and reporting efficiency for a wide range of projects.