The local NBC-affiliated television station interviewed us and our client on how LVT Units can monitor for fires.
June 22, 2021
Marketing Content Manager
According to the U.S. Fire Administration there are more than 8,300 fires in landfills every year. One of the biggest dangers that landfills face is fires, which can burn for months. One of the common causes of landfill fires is batteries. Recently, KSL-TV interviewed LVT Vice President of Product Brandon Woolf as well as the President and General Manager Rob Richards and Operations Manager Brian Alba at the Intermountain Regional Landfill (IRL) about this very issue. Watch the interview here.
IRL is located in Fairfield, Utah. They use a LVT D3 Mobile Trailer equipped with infrared cameras to monitor for hotspots in the landfill. The unit is even set to send alerts to Alba and Richards when the cameras detect anything over 251°F. This gives the warning they need to bury any hotspots before they grow into a large fire. “You could not put a system in a tougher environment than we have,” said Richards, “and it has been 100% reliable.”