GCLs have become the gold standard clay component of composite lining systems used in industrial, hazardous and municipal solid waste landfills. Used alone or in combination with a geomembrane in a composite cover system, GCLs provide significantly lower permeability, improved ease of installation, an increased amount of usable space. In many cases GCLs are more cost-effective than traditional compacted clay liners. GCLs are also not subject to deterioration from differential settlement and freeze-thaw cycles,...
Sea cargo containers and wooden packing materials are fumigated to control the spreading of pest animals and micro-organisms. Fumigant gases are toxic and measurements are carried out as a health and safety precaution. Measurements are required by e.g. customs inspectors prior to opening containers, making the shipping companies responsible for carrying out measurements. Products shipped in containers may release VOCs from e.g. solvents and glues used in manufacturing process. The concentrations of vapors may be...
Application: The majority (around 60%) of the coal seams currently being extracted worldwide are so far underground that open cast mining cannot take place and, therefore, underground mining techniques need to be used. Consequently, workers have to enter and work in confined spaces. One of the major problems that this creates is the dangers from Methane (CH4) gas which occurs in Mine gas.
The visual inspection of confined spaces is a crucially important and growing segment of many industrial processes and safety procedures. Confined spaces are common in many industrial settings and range from vaults, manholes and tunnels to tanks, vessels, cisterns, and silos. Usually, the confined spaces need to be inspected periodically in order to ensure safety, cleanliness, and the absence of foreign objects, contaminants, corrosion, or residue from previous use.
By Medit Inc.
based in Winnipeg, MANITOBA (CANADA).
Problem: Manual cleaning of tanks and totes used to ship and store plastics and chemicals can take many hours. It also requires people to work in confined spaces, which is discouraged by today’s safety regulations.