floating boom Articles

  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer

  • How to safely land a rocket on a floating drone

    Space technologies are booming again. Several private enterprises keep making the news with reports that they've hit yet another milestone. The latest development comes from Elon Musk's SpaceX. The Falcon 9 is the first rocket that was able to land on the surface of the earth after deploying a satellite in orbit. On the other hand, Blue Origin had its reusable launch system, New Shepard, perform ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Gulf Oil Spill Sparks Boom At Cooley

    Article covers Cooley fabric being manufactured furing Gulf oil spill. In a typical year, the Cooley Group would churn out between 30,000 and 40,000 linear yards of a membrane the company calls Coolthane, a highly durable material designed to contain hazardous spills. But this is not a typical year. For the last two months, the Pawtucket manufacturer’s factory on Esten Avenue has cranked ...


    By Cooley Group

  • Introducing `Oscar`

     Introducing O.S.C.A.R., Guardian Environmental Technologies newest entrant to the oil sheen control and removal community. This product incorporates the industry approved standard oil spill containment booms with Guardian's own SheenGuard oil sheen removal blankets. The absorbent used is PetroGuard, the original oil solidifier that was introduced by Guardian in 1992. OSCAR's unique design ...

  • Remote Fishing Facilities Change Their Water Way

    The Situation: With a natural grandeur and isolation coupled with teeming seas and streams, British Columbia has long been considered Canada's premier destination (or fishing. The isolated Pacific Coastal Mountain Range protects this secluded valley bottom and provides a location for a booming fishing lodge industry. Besides the fishing lodges that have cropped up in recent years, ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Case study - Ocean effluent discharge

    British Columbia’s fly-in recreational fishing lodge industry was threatened by federal regulators to be closed or fined up to $200,000 unless the sewage wastewater was treated. NOMADIC kept them open and operating. Three types of fly-in recreational fishing lodges are located on the west coast of British Columbia operate 6 – 8 weeks per year, employ approximately 500 persons for the ...


    By Nomadic Systems

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • New approach makes faster and efficient work of oil spills

    A comprehensive new study of oil’s behaviour in various sea conditions has resulted in significant advances in oil spill recovery using boom-style systems. Put into practice in DESMI ‘s Speed-Sweep Oil Spill Response (OSR) solution, the new approach speeds up oil recovery, increases encounter rates, covers a wider area in a shorter time and provides new flexibility in the choice of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Overview of dredging concept, including automated dredging, with liquid waste technology dredges

    The RUNT Model RCLPEF, an electrically powered remote controlled dredge, is designed to remove sediments from the bottom of waterways, ponds, and settling lagoons. In situ solids are excavated and transported as a slurry through a piping system to a remote location. Foam filled, steel pontoons provide the necessary flotation to support the machinery and equipment in the waterway. Principal ...

  • Recycling municipal sludge with portable dredges

    Policing the pit. With today's emphasis on resource recovery, even burdensome and seemingly worthless materials are becoming increasingly valuable. Take municipal sludge, for example. For sewage treatment facilities wrestling with the problem of sludge disposal, Liquid Waste Technology may have the answer. The New Richmond, Wisconsin, USA company manufactures dredges and lagoon pumping equipment ...

  • Grease skimmer conquers the most demanding interceptor pit

    North Star Steel, a seamless pipe mini-mill in Youngstown, Ohio, needed a cost-effective, low maintenance solution to oil and grease contamination of their descaling water system, including the sand beds filtering this circulating water. During a day's operation, up to 100 gallons of oil and grease from open gears, drive chains, bearings and other sources get washed into wastewater flumes by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Inland diesel spill case study

    Introduction In January 2000 an oil spill occurred in the North of England. It was estimated up to 30,000 litres of diesel fuel had escaped the fuel storage tanks of a major factory due to a burst pipe. Fortunately most of the spilled oil found its way to a nearby drainage facility owned by the local Water Authority. Due to neglect the drainage outlet pipe that feeds ...

  • How do I get that oil out of there?

    It is a common question asked every day by people in all fields of industry. Machine shops, steel mills, industrial manufacturers, and many others are faced with the problem of removing oils from coolants and wastewater on an everyday basis. They are faced with high disposal and maintenance costs. Some manufacturers are charged extreme amounts to have their contaminated water treated properly by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • How Do I Get That Oil Out of There?

    It is a common question asked every day by people in all fields of industry. Machine shops, steel mills, industrial manufacturers, and many others are faced with the problem of removing oils from coolants and wastewater on an everyday basis. They are faced with high disposal and maintenance costs. Some manufacturers are charged extreme amounts to have their contaminated water treated properly by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • ENEL launches a new LWT automated PLC controlled dredge in Guatemala

    Enel Latin America asked Liquid Waste Technology, LLC to design a LWT Pit Hog dredge equipped to excavate the main pond’s sediment from the Santa Maria River automatically. Enel Latin America needed a solution for removal of sediment accumulating in the power generation water supply at its Greenfield El Canada Power Plant in western Guatemala at Zunil. Enel Latin America asked Liquid Waste ...

  • Recycler solves waste oil problem, attains EPA compliance

    Environmental compliance is a major concern and challenge for the recycling industry. There are few recycling industries that face a stiffer challenge than auto recyclers. Vehicles that once were abandoned have become a valuable commodity. Junkers are now being crushed, shredded and recycled to make new steel. While autos contain a lot of valuable and reusable metal, they also contain substances ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Cardiff Harbour Authority, UK

    The regeneration of Cardiff Bay created a complementary development of housing, leisure, business and commerce - however they had a problem. Debris, rubbish and invasive aquatic weed was entering the bay from two rivers (approx 500 hectres water space). Cardiff Harbour Authority launched a competitive tender for a range of equipment to undertake a wide range of environmental responsibilities. ...


  • Recycling market woes

    Recycling markets in the U.S. recently succumbed to the volatility of the global economy. Virtually every major recycled commodity saw dramatic price reductions at the end of October. Fiber products in particular have taken a gigantic hit. Cardboard in the Northeast crashed from $120/ton to $30/ton in one week. Mixed paper dropped from about $50/ton to $5/ton. Newsprint also has fallen from ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • High volume Fly Ash in the Madera Project case study

    Located on a fully wooded 44-acre site in Gainesville, Florida, directly adjacent to the University of Florida campus, Madera consists of 80 lots being developed by Green Trust, LLC, and built by three builders. In the spring of 2002, selected builders were invited to participate in a presentation and meeting with the Florida Energy Extension Service (FEES) which spearheaded the project for the ...


    By Headwaters, Inc.

  • Usen

    “Oil is not only an important sector of our industry but also a symbol of the independence of our country, of the hope for a better future”. These were the words of President Nursultan Nasarbayev in September 1999, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the oil and gas industry. The oil industry in Kazakhstan has existed for more than 100 years, however a significant boom in this ...


    By Flottweg SE

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