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  • “Clearing the Air” News Round Up: Landfill Odors Worsening; Rotten Egg Smell in San Francisco; and Asphalt Industry Forecast

    Welcome to the “Clearing the Air” News Round Up post from OMI Industries. We have compiled the latest industrial odor control news stories for your reference, arming you with the right information to keep your facilities odor-free. If you have any news that you would like our team to cover, please fill out our contact form and we will ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • We support £5m educational project for manufacturing

    ICS Cool Energy has joined other industry leaders to support a new £5m educational project that will help boost growth and create jobs in manufacturing. Kirklees College which provides further education in the Leeds/Bradford areas has opened a new Process Manufacturing Centre with the help of local and national businesses like us and Leeds City Region Local ...


    By Gus Pech Mfg. Co., Inc.

  • Senate WRDA Bill Addresses On-Farm Fuel Storage Regulations

    In a late addition to the Senate year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) consideration, provisions have been included to limit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on aboveground fuel storage on farms. The provision would exempt certain containers from EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules. The provisions were tacked onto a substitute ...

  • New ARC study: Implico remains market leader of terminal automation systems in EMEA

    International software and consulting company Implico remains market leader of terminal automation systems in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) according to the most recent, detailed market study conducted by ARC Advisory Group. Implico had also been named market leader in previous issues of the Terminal Automation Systems study published back in 2010 and 2014. In the past years, ...


    By Implico Group

  • Denver Law would require industries to create odor control plans

    In Denver’s Swansea neighborhood, there has been an increased need to fight a mixture of foul odors coming from a wastewater treatment plant or a dog food manufacturer. According to a recent Denver Environmental Health’s (DEH) Environmental Quality Division of citizens living in this area, 80 percent of respondents noticed a smell that affects their quality of life when at home. ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Brenntag GmbH now uses OpenTAS to run Berlin-based mineral oil terminal

    Since June 2016, Brenntag GmbH has been using the OpenTAS Terminal Management System to load its heating oil and diesel products at its terminal in Britz, Berlin. As a first step, the specialists from the Implico Group set up inventory accounting using the OpenTAS system; the second step was to move to tank truck automation. Processes such as EMCS reporting or the creating of shipping documents ...


    By Implico Group

  • Rompetrol Automates Downstream Business in Romania

    Rompetrol Downstream, part of KMG International Group, has started the extensive rollout of OpenTAS including complete SAP integration at several of its sites in Romania. The project also includes connecting the existing field equipment. Last week, the Zarnesti site was the fourth tank farm to go operational.  By implementing the integrated system landscape, the company will enjoy the ...


    By Implico Group

  • Implico Debuts at the Tank World Expo 2016 in Dubai

    This year, the Implico Group will be showing its downstream solutions for the first time at the Tank World Expo in Dubai – the most important tank storage event in the Middle East and Africa. From 12 to 13 April, the international software and consulting company will be offering a sneak peek at the upcoming version of the OpenTAS terminal automation system; another highlight will be the ...


    By Implico Group

  • New Environmental Regulations Open the Door for UVC-LED Based Sensors and Systems

    The Paris Climate Pact highlighted the need for countries across the world to urgently address planet-warming carbon emissions. In recent weeks, governments in Asia and Europe have been battling another key environmental concern- smog caused by automobile and factory emissions. To limit various types of air and also water pollution, governments and regulatory bodies have implemented several new ...


    By Crystal IS, Inc.

  • Implico expands the range of features in OpenTAS to include packaged products

    International software and consulting company Implico has expanded its automation software OpenTAS to include a fundamental functional area. Going forward, the system will support packaged products logistics in addition to the shipment of liquid substances.  Implico developed the new functionality in close collaboration with a leading bitumen manufacturer. The ...


    By Implico Group

  • Rotork actuators survive three months submersion during disastrous flood

    At the beginning of 2014 the Madeira River, the largest tributary of the Amazon, reached record heights and caused the worst flooding for a century across large areas of north-west Brazil. The water level exceeded the 1997 record level of 17.52 metres by more than seven metres, flooding the homes of 3,500 families as well as the TEVEL Porto Velho Terminal tank farm for more than three months. ...


    By Rotork

  • U.S. Settles with Gasoline Refiner to Reduce Emissions at Utah Facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries (HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC, Frontier El Dorado Refining, LLC, Holly Refining & Marketing Company-Woods Cross, LLC, and Navajo Refining Company, LLC) that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations regarding fuel quality emissions ...

  • Trudeau wants opposition rivals to join him at UN climate talks

    Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau is reaching across party lines in an effort to rehabilitate Canada’s tattered environmental reputation ahead of a major climate summit in Paris next month. Trudeau intends to invite the leaders of the opposition parties, as well as provincial and territorial leaders, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Updates Emissions Standards for Petroleum Refineries/First-ever fenceline monitoring requirements will protect nearby communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated air pollution standards to further control toxic air emissions from petroleum refineries. Exposure to toxic air pollutants, such as benzene, can cause respiratory problems and other serious health issues and can increase the risk of developing cancer. The rule requires first-of-its-kind fenceline monitoring to better protect and inform ...

  • EPA sets stricter emission standards for oil refineries

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions. The rules will require for the first time that refineries install air monitors along "fence lines" where pollution enters neighboring communities. The monitors will measure levels of benzene and ...


    By Associated Press

  • California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

    California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gas prices. After the program survived a lengthy legal challenge from fuel makers, regulators are expected to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Scientists turn oily soil into productive ground

    Scientists are cleaning soil contaminated by oil spills in a way that saves energy and reclaims the soil's productivity, using a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. They use a process known as pyrolysis, which involves heating contaminated soils in the absence of oxygen. This approach is much better for the environment than standard ...


    By Rice University

  • Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms

    Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe actuators for critical tank farm applications. These valves, known as ROSOV (Remote Operated Shut-off Valves), now provide tank overfill protection at the majority of storage facilities owned by the Indian oil industry. ...


    By Rotork

  • Therma-Flite Thermal Desorption System to Help Multinational O&G Company Reduce Refinery Waste Management Costs

    This week Therma-Flite, one of the largest providers of resource recovery technology, announced that one of the largest orders in the company history, a thermal desorption system with three process trains that include HOLO-SCRU dryers and ELEXTRO-SCRUs together shipping at more than 300 tons, is due to arrive in Europe for one of the region's largest multi-national oil and gas companies. Destined ...


    By Therma-Flite Inc.

  • Advanced Oxidation Process for Refinery Wastewater Treatment

    A large European refinery company was interested in advanced oxidation process solution to treat 40,000 m3 batches of contaminated water.  In order to get this project approved technically and economically, the company selected ESCO International as a supplier of AOP systems. To assess whether AOP would be successful, a 30L ...


    By ESCO International

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