ECS Brings New Life to Old Navy In-Vessel Composting System

News ECS Staff 04/05/2016
Whidbey Naval composting aeration ducts
ECS Engineer and CompTroller
Zone Controller

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island installed a competitor’s (non-ECS) in- vessel composting system in the 1990s. Technical support had been an issue for some time, and in 2015 the vintage custom control system it came with died.

ECS won the bid to install new controls, VFDs, sensors, and motorized dampers to control and monitor their eight vessel system.

This project was a perfect application for the CompTroller™ 3.0. Not only could we get them back up and running quickly with off-the-shelf technology, but we could offer them a whole suite of improved control and monitoring features.

The entire upgrade, including installing panels, re-landing field wires, installing new pressure sensors, testing equipment and providing specific training on the new Comptroller™ software and a review of composting procedures with operators and manager took three days onsite. NAS Whidbey Island now has a functioning food waste/yard waste/biosolids compost facility and they are very happy about that.