You can check on your plant 24/7
The NiteOwl Advantage Alert System is a multi-purpose electronic watchman for asphalt plants. The NiteOwl System is designed to automatically call up to four phone numbers repeatedly until someone is alerted if the temperature of liquid asphalt or hot oil exceeds the pre-set high or low limits or when conditions are abnormal.
While liquid asphalt and hot oil monitoring is the most useful feature of the system, the NiteOwl can also be programmed to call when confronted with a variety of upset conditions. For instance, if the power or a motor starter fails, if an intruder or smoke is detected, the system will alert the pre-set numbers. A prime benefit of the system is the remote accessibility of the NiteOwl which allows an immediate update of plant conditions available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any location, using any telephone equipment. The system’s integrated microphone permits a caller to “listen in” for 10 seconds with each call to detect and monitor sounds or voices in the plant.
The system includes a rugged and reliable back-up battery that automatically recharges and provides 20 hours of continuous operation should A.C. power fail. Other standard equipment includes a temperature probe in a stainless steel drywell placed directly into the hot oil circulating line to continuously monitor temperature levels. A surface-mounted temperature sensor is also available.
The well designed, easy-to-use keyboard permits the plant operator to set various control ranges, including time, dial-out phone numbers, number of rings before incoming call is answered, high and low temperature alarm limits and identification numbers, among others. The basic system installation is as simple and fast as installing a home telephone answering machine
Customer comments on Niteowl:
“When I save as much as $10,000 per day in downtime costs directly due to one piece of equipment, I want someone to know about it. We have had the NiteOwl for about four years now and I wish we had made the move to them before that. They’re exceptionally reliable and give us so much peace of mind that we’re relieved of the constant concern of equipment failure.”
-Steve Murray // Murray Group, Canada
“I know that when I call the NiteOwl, I’ll get reliable, dependable information. I know I won’t come in here on Monday morning and find that everything has been off for a day or more. I’m not driving over to the plant once or twice a day in rough weather to check on the equipment. It monitors my heater, power supply and temperatures with greater reliability than any other monitoring system I’ve ever used or had experience with. Convenience, reliability and dependability are what make the NiteOwl valuable to me. You can’t beat it.”
-Joe Kroeger // Howell Asphalt, Illinois
“We have been so pleased with the performance of the NiteOwl that we’ve ordered another. We now have a NiteOwl at each of our four plants and we couldn’t feel more comfortable if we had a live night watchman at the plants. The NiteOwl has saved us downtime over and over again. Just yesterday, the burner went down, the NiteOwl notified me and we were able to return to the plant in time to save things. It has paid for itself many times over and I give it the highest ratings possible. Absolutely nothing is better than saving a plant downtime and the NiteOwl does exactly what you said it would do. It’s a great piece of equipment and I’m sold on it completely.”
-Brad Youvan // Mt. Hope Rock, New York / New Jersey