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  • Leak detection of oil in cooling water

    Gas compressor plants for one of the USA’s largest suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, use oil / water heat exchangers to cool compressor lubricating oil.  Oil is on one side of a heat exchanger and cooling water on the other side.  Some of the plants have open loop once through cooling systems, with discharge back to a river or lake.  If a heat exchanger leaks ...

  • Envisat captures South Korea’s crude oil leak

    Crude oil from the wrecked 146 000-ton tanker, Hebei Spirit, is seen polluting the sea off South Korea in this Envisat image. More than 10 000 tons of oil from the tanker is reported to have leaked into the sea since colliding with another vessel on Friday 7 December. The South Korean government has declared the coastal regions, located southwest of Seoul, where oil is washing onto their beaches ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Tug Grounded in Lake Superior Leaking Oil

    GRAND MARAIS, Michigan, (ENS) - Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and environmental response contractors, were able to safely remove an additional 15 percent of the environmental hazards from the Tug Seneca grounded in Lake Superior about 20 miles east of Grand Marais. Pollution response efforts have resulted in the removal of 1,800 gallons of diesel fuel oil, 25 gallons of paint, and 30 ...

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Reports Crude Oil Leak in Romeoville, Illinois

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 09/09/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") is reporting a leak on Line 6A of the Lakehead System in Romeoville, Illinois. The line was shut down within minutes. No injuries have been reported. Oil was released onto a roadway and then into a retention pond. There is no current estimate of the size of the crude oil leak. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Update on Shell`s Gannet Alpha platform oil leak

    Statement by the Secretary of State's representative, Hugh Shaw Speaking in Aberdeen today, Mr Hugh Shaw said: “As the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention I was notified on Friday evening of the Shell Gannet Alpha oil spill incident. “My role since then is to monitor and approve Shell’s response to the ...

  • Leakwise Oil-on-Water Monitoring Systems Mitigate Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers various system configurations including a controller and sensor for wet and dry environments. Sensors installed in storm water sumps, retention tanks, or at the outlet of a floating tank roof provide on-line monitoring 24/7.Leakwise detectors may ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Early Detection of Tank Storage Leaks

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, manufactures Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems for hydrocarbon tank storage applications. Leakwise offers a variety of system configurations consisting of a sensor and controller for wet and dry environments. Installation of sensors in sensitive locations like storm water sumps, retention tanks, ground ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Lakehead System Pipeline Leaks Crude Oil Near Marshall, Michigan

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/26/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") reported today that a pipeline on its Lakehead System leaked at approximately 9:45 a.m. CDT near the company's Marshall, Mich., pump station. Initial estimates are that approximately 19,500 barrels of crude oil may have been released as a result. The pipeline was shut down and isolation ...


    By Marketwire

  • North Dakota pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

    >Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree ...


    By Associated Press

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Update on Michigan Leak Clean-Up

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EEP) (the "Partnership") today provided an update on the progress being made in the clean-up efforts undertaken in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6B near Marshall, Michigan the morning of July 26, 2010. Community health and safety, and environmental mitigation remain top priorities. "Crews worked ...


    By Marketwire

  • Pipeline that leaked wasn`t equipped with auto shut-off

    The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. The original owner of the pipeline skirted the Santa Barbara County requirement by successfully arguing in court in the late 1980s that it should be ...


    By Associated Press

  • Enbridge Energy Partners Update on Romeoville Leak Clean-Up

    HOUSTON, TEXAS -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/10 -- Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. ("The Partnership") (NYSE: EEP) provides this update on the progress of clean-up efforts in response to the leak that occurred on Line 6A of the Lakehead System in Romeoville, Illinois, on Sept. 9, 2010. The health and safety of the public and of the people working on the clean-up remain Enbridge's top priority as we ...


    By Marketwire

  • North Sea Gas Leak Entirely Avoidable, Says UK Company

    The major gas leak which began at the Elgin field in the North Sea on Sunday could have been avoided, according to experts at a British firm. The field is operated by French company Total, who identified the source of the leak on Thursday, with a spokesman explaining that the leak was emerging from a wellhead, over 13,000 feet beneath the seabed, that was 'plugged' a year ago. When a well reaches ...


    By Marketwire

  • INNOVA 3434i - SF6 Leak Detection Monitor for Energy Markets

    Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) is one of the most potent greenhouse gases, with a Global Warming Potential of more than 22,000 times than that of CO2. Over the past decades, manufacturers have replaced oil high-voltage switch gears with SF6-insulated units. Today, the power utility industry uses roughly 80% of all SF6 produced worldwide. The Lumasense SF6 ...


    By LumaSense Technologies, Inc.

  • Oil Heating Market Overview

    A tuffa firestop bunded oil tank can be sited in any locality where building regulations apply requiring fire protection to an oil storage tank. This range of tank is a recognised registered system by local authority building control (labc regigistration reference  rd531210a & rd531210b The heating oil and other "off-grid" forms of energy market is to be investigated by the Office of ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Media Advisory: U.S. EPA to dispose of PCB waste from leaking Guam Power Authority transformers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting work to remove polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) oils from old leaking electrical transformers stored at the Guam Power Authority’s Apra Heights and Talofofo Substation facilities. EPA Region 9’s Emergency Response staff will be working with GPA and Guam EPA to drain the PCB oil from the transformers, clean the insides of the ...

  • Oil Spill Reality Check: New Oil Rigs or New Fuels

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/15/10 -- The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) issued its top ten list of offshore oil sites at risk today highlighting the world's choice between building more offshore oilrigs or new sustainable biofuels plants. "The choice is clear," said Global Renewable Fuels Alliance spokesperson, Bliss Baker. " We can continue to put our precious resources at ...


    By Marketwire

  • Gas Leak Detection Technology Becomes Increasingly Important to Sustaining Environmentally Clean Energy

      Opgal, a world leader in thermal imaging technology, answers the needs of the petro and drilling industry's gas leak detection requirements with its EyeCGas™ Camera System.  EyeCGas, an innovative, unique gas detection camera, has already achieved worldwide success for remotely detecting gas in the industrial environmental market. ...

  • Chilkoot lumber company and owner fined $9,500 for leaking pcb transformers in Haines, Alaska

    Chilkoot Lumber Company, located in Haines, Alaska, and its owner, Edward Lapeyri, will pay $9,500 for improperly storing and failing to repair leaking transformers that contained toxic PCBs, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Chilkoot Lumber Company had several old electrical transformers and capacitors containing polychlorinated biphenyls—commonly ...

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