Dolphin Bay’s Gareth Jantjies has invented a device that allows management, supervisors and operators to track the progress of each wood treatment cycle.
The aim is to prevent accidents and ensure that your plant runs efficiently, with treatment taking place according to schedule.
The device consists of a strobe light that shines in the sequence of blue, red, yellow and green, starting from the time the chemical is being transferred and following the subsequent stages in the treatment process. A green light indicates that the treatment cycle has finished, or not yet started.
The idea was sparked by Gareth’s conversation with a plant supervisor, who said he needed to keep better tabs on the progress of the treatment cycle. Gareth describes himself as “a very curious person, my eyes are always open for any new information and ideas.” He immediately started thinking of the best possible solution.
The device can be fixed to the front of the treatment vessel, or mounted in your office buildings. It is very affordable - a “no-brainer” investment in the long-run, Gareth says. “One major treater is already using this new device, and is extremely impressed.”
“Gareth listened carefully to the client, and came up with a tailor-made solution to a challenge that many treatment operators face,” says Dolphin Bay MD Bertus Coetzee. “His approach was a perfect example of our approach to customer-service: we are committed to helping our clients overcome the challenges they face, we listen carefully to understand these issues, and take an innovative approach in seeking a solution.
“We look forward to providing this monitoring device to more operators, in order to help them boost their efficiency and output.”