oil containment Articles

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Contain Oil Vapor for Better Reliability

    In a boiler feed pump, an air breather is used to vent the enclosed air space on the bearing housings. With increasing heat and thermal expansion, oil vapors form in the bearing housings and migrate through the air vents. The vapor then condenses in the air filter media saturating the filter with oil. The air breather becomes ineffective, which affects mechanical seals and the overall ...


    By JLM Systems Ltd

  • We Contain More (with Gulf Oil Spill Commentary)

    Our newest magazine "We Contain More", which includes commentary regarding the BP spill. ...


    By JP Specialties, Inc.

  • Industrial container recycling simplified by oil skimmer

    Barrel Reconditioning Industries (BRI) of Cottage Grove, MN builds recycling systems for both metal and plastic containers, including lubricating fluid drums and barrels. A typical BRI system consists of several integrated machines or stations, including a solvent preflush and a high pressure water wash. The water wash presents two distinct problems. First, oil and grease contaminated wash water ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Aquamend: Process Water Containing High COD and Oil and Grease

    AQUAMEND™ was used to treat industrial process water containing spent lubricant from a facility in the Northwest USA The investigation focused on evaluation of the efficiency of Adventus’ AQUAMEND™ technology for the treatment of water containing high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and oil and grease, with significant concentrations of ICAP 36 metals present in the solution. The AQUAMEND™ treatment ...


  • Oil spillage

    An area of specialisation is the supply of pumping solutions based around their standard product range, but with a complete system designed to suit the end user’s specifi c requirement. Autoclude were approached by an environmentalengineering company who had to recover diesel fuel which had leaked from storage tanks and spread over a wide area. To limit the environmental damage and recover the ...

  • Oil Recovery

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

  • Spill Containment, Industrial & Environmental Solutions

    ULTRA-EVER DRY is a superhydrophobic (water) and oleophobic (hydrocarbons) coating that will completely repel almost any liquid. Ultratech EverDry uses proprietary nanotechnology to coat an object and create a barrier of air on its surface. This barrier repels water, oil and other liquids unlike any coating seen before. Technical Information:  ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Tea tree oil–containing chitosan/polycaprolactone electrospun nonwoven mats: a systematic study of its anti–bacterial properties in vitro

    This study demonstrates a facile and general method developed to prepare a free–standing chitosan/polycaprolactone nonwoven mat (CS/PCLNM) using an electrospinning system equipped with a metallic frame with an air gap. All nonwoven mats are composed of polycaprolactone microfibres coated with a layer of CS or tea tree oil containing–CS (TTO–CS/PCLNM). Four bacteria commonly associated with human ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Secondary Oil Containment at US Army Corps of Engineers - Big Bend Dam - Case Study

    Big Bend Dam takes its name from the unique bend in the Missouri River seven miles upstream from the dam. Construction of the dam began in 1959 and the embankment was completed in July 1963. Big Bend dam is 95 feet (29 m) high and 10,570 feet (3,220 m) in length. Power generation began at the facility in 1964 and the entire complex was completed by 1966. The hydroelectric plant generates ...


    By Albarrie Canada Limited

  • Oil Skimmers Inc., resolves waste oil problems

    Companies that provide reusable containers for shipping of materials and finished goods use a combination of processes to clean and restore the containers between uses. This makes for a wastewater stream full of many types of oils from both the residual contents of the containers and the restoring processes themselves. Of course, these oils must be removed from the water before it can be reused ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: oil services industry

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

    How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Why and When You Need Secondary Containment

    Implementing secondary storage solutions by providing environmental and pollution solutions can further midigate potential risk to the environment. The world is a precious resource. By using smart storage solutions and sound secondary containment measures, we can protect and preserve the environment. Such solutions are “preventative”. Low-cost secondary containment measures are very ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • Guide to Measuring Particles in Oil

    Particle counting is a critical aspect of any machine conditioning program and there are many tools out there available to monitor and track the quantity and severity of the contamination, be it due to external contamination or machine wear. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Oil & Grease applications notes

    EPA Method 1664A & 1664Bwas developed to determine the precise amount of n-Hexane Extractable Material (HEM) and Silica Gel Treated n-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM) that exist within a water sample. The HEM or SGT-HEM that is extracted contains a mix of various hydrocarbons usually residing within the semi-volatile range with a boiling point greater ...


    By Horizon Technology, Inc.

  • RECAM® for oil spills

    A huge explosion in BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people on the night of 20th April 2010. As the platform collapsed into the sea, the environmental catastrophe made itself clear with vast amounts of crude oil gushing from the broken wellhead. A survivor of the blast and fire later gave details on how he and other rig workers were kept at sea for 40 hours ...


  • Oil Filter Elimination

    The need to state strictly and accurately the procedures for the collection and elimination of car oil filters is a topical subject, due to the injuries to health and environment that would be caused by an inappropriate storage and elimination. According to the Italian law, the expression “exhaust oil” identifies any  industrial oil or lubricant with a mineral or synthetic basis which is no more ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • Bioremediation of an Oil Spill

    Bioremediation is the method of choice to effectively clean up a small spill of hydrocarbons. In this case, five-hundred liters of BTEX has spilled from an above ground storage tank into a pasture that is located at the west edge of the Royal Roads University (RRU) grounds. The soil is classified as a Gleyed Eutric Brunisol based on recent laboratory analysis; it contains clay, but is fairly ...


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