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Who We Are | What We Do | History

Who we are
Southern Flow, Inc. is a full-service control systems integrator, with an established reputation for providing reliable, non-proprietary open architecture, cost-effective instrumentation, controls, and telemetry systems. We have over ten years experience providing systems specifically designed to satisfy the needs of our clients in both municipal water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment.

As an independent control systems integrator we are able to select hardware and software components that are best suited for the application. We have extensive experience utilizing hardware from such vendors as Allen-Bradley, Bristol-Babcock, Control Microsystems, GE Fanuc, Modicon and Siemens. Our HMI software experience includes projects involving Citect, Intellution, Labview, Lookout, RSView, Trihederal and Wonderware.

Southern Flow, Inc. enjoys an excellent reputation for dependable high quality work, and prompt response throughout the project life cycle. In every contact that we make, whether municipal employee, contractor or engineering professional, we strive to conduct our business in a professional manner so that others will have confidence in our word and our work, and look forward to working with us again. At Southern Flow, Inc. we continually strive to make project start-up not just project completion, but the beginning of a long-term relationship. 

What we do
As an experienced full-service control systems integrator, Southern Flow, Inc. provides:
  • Conceptual Design
  • Budgetary Proposals
  • Detailed Engineering
  • Control Panel Fabrication
  • On-going support
  • PLC & HMI Programming
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Start-Up & Field Services
  • Documentation & Training
  • Maintenance
We can offer any combination of these services necessary to support your project from its inception through system start-up and ongoing support.

Our History
Our company's founder Rod Strub, programmed his first computer in 1978, a Z-80 based Exidy Sourcer, using native hex-decimal assembly code. Since that time, he has programmed computers using language such as Basic FORTH, FORTRAN and C.  Through the years, Rod has expanded his knowledge of computers, networking, and radio communications establishing packet switched X.25 and TCP/IP amateur radio networks in the mid to late 1980s. In 1986, Rod joined a small Atlanta based water and wastewater treatment systems integrator. It is there, he learned to combine his technical computer and programming skills, into the hardware design, build, start-up and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems for water and wastewater treatment. Fifteen years after writing his first program Rod started Southern Flow, Inc. in 1994. Since that time, Southern Flow, Inc has grown into a multi-million dollar corporation employing nearly a dozen hardware and software engineers, with installed systems in over six southeastern states.

In addition to being Southern Flow, Inc founder, Rod is also a professional race car driver. Always being intellectually curious, he very much enjoys the technical aspects of automotive engineering and what makes a car go fast. Rod has enjoyed many wins at both the amateur and professional level. He has participated in races sanctioned by the SCCA, IMSA, ALMS and Grand-Am. In 2005, Rod participated in factory race efforts with both General Motors - Chevrolet Division in the new Cobalt SS Supercharged, and Panoz Auto Development in the Esperante GTS.

 

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