DOT Approves CTRL’s Ultrasonic Sensor
WESTMINSTER, Md. – CTRL Systems, Inc.
and Adria Machine received notification the United States Department of
Transportation (DOT) has approved the purpose-built leak detection
system designed to find holes as small as 10/1,000th of an inch in steel
and plastic drums.
worked closely with Adria Machine to incorporate its proprietary
ultrasonic sensor. DeWitt Barrel, a drum reconditioning company,
received the first approval by the DOT to use the CTRL/Adria
Machine-developed leak detection apparatus.
This is a milestone decision for the drum reconditioning industry.
Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA) has worked closely with
DOT to ensure the ultrasound technology meets and exceeds leak
detection standards by DOT. Ultimately, there can be no leaks in the
steel and plastic drums. “We waited 6 years for this, and we are
thrilled we had the chance to move the process along,” says Peter
DeWitt, vice president of DeWitt Barrels.
“CTRL Systems is a custom solutions provider; and we are excited to help
other drum reconditioning companies like DeWitt Barrel,” says Bob
Roche, CEO of CTRL Systems. “Other drum reconditioning companies can
procure the test apparatus from Adria Machine and take advantage of our
All steel and plastic drum reconditioning companies must seek their own
approval as required by DOT. “We are happy to share our experience with
others seeking an approval,” says DeWitt. “We see this as an
enhancement of safety and an extension of a proven technology. DeWitt
Barrels is immensely proud of its safety and environmental record, and
we hope to see similar modernization approved for other RIPA members.”
CTRL Systems, Inc., headquartered in Westminster, Maryland, manufactures
ultrasound technology for energy savings and condition-based monitoring
applications. CTRL’s ultrasound detection technologies provide
multiple opportunities for users to positively impact the bottom line.
For quick returns on investment, CTRL focuses on implementing the
technology into energy savings initiatives. For expanded savings, CTRL
implements its ultrasound condition-based monitoring package containing
sensors and trending/analysis software for mechanical and rotating
equipment. CTRL Systems is firmly dedicated to providing the most
innovative sound solutions to its customers.
For more information about CTRL Systems, Inc. please visit us at www.ctrlsys.com
or call 877-287-5797.
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