oil spill control equipment Articles

  • Spill prevention, control and countermeasure

    Background One of the EPA’s mandates is to prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waterways which are defined under the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act as any waterway or body of water that is used for ...

  • Ohmsett Trains Oil Spill Responders

    Abstract Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Test Facility, located in Leonardo, New Jersey, is dedicated to providing independent and objective performance testing of full-scale oil spill response equipment; improving technologies through research and development; and for providing realistic training to response personnel. The U.S. Minerals Management Service manages the ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Oil Spill Technologies Heat Up

    The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom® fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years. The concept of burning spilled or leaked oil on the sea’s surface has been known for many years, offering an extremely effective way of reducing the spill by as much as 90 percent with minimal ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Inland oil spill clean up case study

    Introduction The essential strategy for inland spill clean up techniques should be containment, recovery and temporary storage. Secondary needs will include transportation and possible disposal - or recycling. It is important to discover the source of the spill which might not be straight forward. A steady slow seepage from a leaking disused oil storage tank may be very difficult ...

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • Power plants use oil skimmers to prevent contamination from spills

    Most hydroelectric plants designed in the 1960s were built with a station drainage sump that collects all drainage from the plant. As designed, float switches activate sump pumps that discharge liquids directly into the tailrace. The system cannot distinguish between types of liquids, so in the event of an oil leak, oil in the sump could be released into the tailrace. Modern ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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 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 ...

  • Recent Testing, Training, and Research Conducted at Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility

    Abstract Ohmsett - The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility plays a critical role in developing the most effective response technologies enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill. The facility, which is operated by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), provides a crucial intermediate step ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Recent testing, training, and research conducted at Ohmsett - The national oil spill response research & renewable energy test facility

    Abstract Ohmsett, The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, plays a critical role in developing the most effective response technologies, as well as training first responders with the most realistic training available, enabling a rapid and efficient response to an actual spill. The facility provides a crucial intermediate step between small-scale bench ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Leaks and spills - LNAP and DNAPL detection and clean up

    Any tank can leak. Most leaks can be cleaned up and responsible operators need equipment that does what’s needed. With an ATEX Zone 0 certified interface meter site operators can successfully achieve LNAP and DNAPL detection when monitoring petrochemical sites, tank farms, petrol station forecourts, landfills or remediation sites. If site technicians detect ...


    By Geotech

  • Oil Water Separator Maintenance

    Oil water separators (OWS) can be co$tly to maintain, $20,000 or more on average per cleaning and if not properly managed, can be very expensive conduits of pollution. Have you taken steps to minimize the effects and consequences on your operating co$t? When was your facility’s last OWS maintenance ...

  • Oil & Gas Leakage Detection Contractors

    RADS (Remote Aerial Detection Systems) teamed with market leading vendors to supply state-of-the-art Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and security equipment. RADS is a US-based top-tier Technology Integrator that serves international commercial and government customers across the world. Unlike the large US defense contractors, RADS is independent and can operate with agility ...


  • Pollution prevention and control, West Wales

    Project Earlier this year, Remediation Strategies were asked to look into the development of a pneumatic barrier for a specific oil spill response scenario.  A pneumatic barrier uses compressed air in an underwater environment to create a vertical ‘bubble barrier’ and a standing wave at the water surface. The purpose of the barrier is to contain a given spillage of ...


    By Remediation Strategies Ltd.

  • Case study - Texas crude oil in soil sites

    Sunset Well Service, Inc. is an environmental contractor located in the Midland/Odessa area of Texas. They use their UVF-3100D analyzer to help excavate and remediate soils contaminated by produced water and crude oil. Laboratories in Texas test TPH using the TX 1005 GC-FID Method. This method is similar to U.S. EPA Method 8015M, but reports the GRO, DRO and ORO fractions separately. Soils from ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • A way to skim and save: a guide to oil skimming

    Plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment to help them run their facility more efficiently. In many manufacturing and processing plants, oily water is present, which prevents a plant from functioning efficiently. Water has several purposes in a manufacturing or processing facility. It can be used for cooling machinery, washing down equipment or in processing. Sometimes, this ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Detection for Power Distribution Stations

    Transformer Substations Utilities have hundreds of transformer substations. In each substation there are usually several transformers.  Each transformer contains a high volume of insulation oil. A catch basin is built under ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Solving waste oil management and removal problems in power generating plants

    If your plant is like most, it is doing a good job of preventing oily water waste and waste oils from escaping into the environment. But at what cost? As labor resources dwindle, operating and maintaining drainage systems, oil separators, and sometimes inadequate oil removal equipment is expensive. Paying higher than needed costs for waste oil disposal, filtration and water treatment due to these ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • A new way to Skim and save

    Oil and water don’t mix, efficiency and profits often do. While the oil and water adage is well known to biodiesel producers—it means feedstock is contaminated with water—it also offers an opportunity. Biodiesel plant personnel are always looking for new tools and equipment that help a facility operate more efficiently. Oily water is a major hurdle to efficient processing ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

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