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  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • Increased protection against sewerage spills with new MultiTrode Level Alarm Relay and Failsafe Probe

    MultiTrode has released its new SafeSmart level alarm relay and failsafe probe. The MultiTrode probe has been installed in over 100,000 lift stations and pump stations around the world and has proven itself as an ultra-reliable level sensor for wastewater. The new version of this liquid level probe provides an additional failsafe detection, which is especially important for high level alarms - ...


    By MultiTrode, Inc.

  • U.S EPA requires California companies to improve oil spill prevention plans

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the resolution of a series of settlements under the Clean Water Act with Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., in Newark, Calif., and Cargill Corporation, in Fullerton, Calif., for violations of federal oil pollution prevention regulations. Safety-Kleen will pay a $90,000 penalty and Cargill will pay a $45,000 penalty to resolve the violations at ...

  • BP Fined $60 Million for Alaska Oil Spill, Texas Air Toxics

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - In the first criminal prosecution of the requirement that refineries and chemical plants take steps to prevent accidental releases, BP Products North America, Inc. will pay a criminal fine of more than $60 million for violations of federal environmental regulations in Texas and Alaska. This is the largest criminal fine ever assessed against a corporation ...

  • Milford, N.H. gas station to pay nearly $50K for Oil spill violations (NH)

    The owner and the operator of a gas station in Milford, N.H., have agreed to pay $49,000 to settle EPA claims that they violated federal Clean Water laws regulating preparedness for oil spills, under the terms of a settlement with EPA. Draper Energy, which owned the Snack Corner Mobil Station, and Energy North Inc., which operated the service station, failed to put in place a spill prevention ...

  • Gulf Oil Spill Heightens Need for PetroSentry’s Early Warning System for Sea Water Contamination

    DALLAS, TEXAS - In the wake of the recent massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the importance of detecting hydrocarbon contamination of supply water is more important than ever before. Dallas-based FCI Environmental Inc.’s PetroSentry in situ monitoring system uses field-proven fiber optic chemical sensor ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • Slick sleuth ACSA jet fuel pollution solution spill detection for Tambo Intl. Airport

    Jet fuel flowing down the twin storm-water culverts will be detected by two Slick Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors installed at the point just before the storm-water culverts enter the spillage trap. These monitors will trigger an alarm. When alerted the Slcik Sleuth oil-spill detection monitors will close the spillage trap. According to InterOceans Systems, manufacturers of the Slick Sleuth ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • WaterWatch² range now includes Visible Oil on water

    The OilTechw² FLT sensor is the latest addition to our WaterWatch² product range, providing a highly sensitive detector for floating, visible oil on water. The sensor is an evolution of the previous generation WaterWatch2920 which has a track record of providing vital protection for drinking water intakes, where oil contamination can cause costly damage to membrane treatment plants and ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Catch Oil Leaks Early at Hydroelectric Dams and Power Plants

    Leakwise Oil-on-Water Detection and Monitoring Systems from GE Analytical Instruments can detect the presence of oil immediately, monitor its buildup, measure hydrocarbon layer thickness, alert facility operators of oil presence or thickness, and activate control mechanisms to stop leaks before they become spills. Leakwise systems, consisting of a sensor and controller, offer a number of ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • 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

  • Kingspan Titan Extends Product Range in Premium Oil Tank Sector

    Kingspan Titan, the global leader in Energy Storage Solutions, has just launched the latest addition to its slimline oil tank portfolio.   The ESSL1000 has a total footprint of only 1.52m2 and offers safe and secure heating oil storage at premises where space is limited and access restrictions may apply.   “The ESSL1000 has an exceptional ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Modern Water introduces oil in water monitor into US market

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently launched a range of oil in water monitoring products in the United States and has supplied a Multisensor 1200 volatile organic compound (VOC) monitor to Glendive Water Treatment Plant in Montana to ensure safe drinking water for around 6,000 people. ...

  • 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

  • Interstate Products provides guidance and solutions to SPCC farmers

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has re-published a March 2011 federal Environmental Protection Agency Fact Sheet which provides specific guidelines and information regarding the Clean Water Act’s, Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) information for ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Water intake protection using fluorescence monitors

    The protection of municipal drinking water producers and industrial plants water intakes from oil and hydrocarbon contamination has long been a problem for users of rivers, lakes and oceans.  Potential pollution sources include ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, local surface traffic accidents with fuel spills, upstream industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling ...

  • BP to Pay Largest Criminal Fine Ever for Air Violations

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 25, 2007) Today, BP Products North America, Inc. agreed to pay a total criminal fine of more than $60 million for violations of federal environmental regulations in Texas and Alaska. In addition to the penalty, the company will spend approximately $400 million on safety upgrades and improvements to prevent future chemical releases and spills. 'BP committed serious ...

  • Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders` lawsuit

    A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a shareholders lawsuit filed against BP Alaska in the wake of two oil spills in 2006 on the North Slope that exposed problems with the company's pipeline maintenance program. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court of Western Washington on ...


    By Associated Press

  • BP pushes technical limits to tap extreme fields

    BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the Macondo field that ...


    By Associated Press

  • New standards in UK for hazardous fuel storage sites

    Oil and fuel depots across Britain must improve environmental and safety standards for the bulk storage of hazardous liquids, with the release of a new containment policy that comes in the wake of the Buncefield investigation. Developed in partnership with the oil and fuel industry by the Competent Authority (CA) for the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) – comprising the Environment ...

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. ...


    By InterOcean Systems

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