Spill Alarms Articles

  • Alberta Sees an Alarming Rise in Suicide Rates Following Harsh Oilpatch Layoffs

    Following rising rates of layoffs in Alberta’s oil and gas industry in response to low oil prices, suicide rates in that province have increased by an alarming 30 percent this year. There were 327 suicides recorded between January and June 2015 and it is predicted that number could swell to 654 cases by year’s end. According to the Centre for Suicide Prevention, Alberta sees ...


    By SafetySmart

  • ABUTEC Navigates to U.S. Coast Guard Certification - Case Study

    ABUTEC has carved a niche in the midstream oil & gas sector by providing turnkey Marine Vapor Control System (MVCS) solutions. But what if your site needs a custom solution? ABUTEC recently created a custom solution for Targa Resources to aid in flaring during the barge offloading process. Targa Resources, located in Channelview, Texas, is a provider of midstream services to North America. ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • Increasing Safety and Pumping Efficiency in a Crude Oil Refinery

    CAS DataLoggers recently provided the automated data collection and transfer solution for a crude oil refinery which wanted standalone systems to take thermocouple readings in a number of their observation wells. These shafts are connected to the refinery via extensive pipelines for subsequent processing. ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • HawkEye CSO Discharge Alarm System

    Hawkeye is a two-channel GSM telemetry recorder and a joint venture between Hydro-Logic and IETG of Leeds. Hydro-Logic provide the key electronic and firmware technology basing it on our successful Hawk range of outstations. It was the first fully integrated measurement and telemetry system specifically designed to monitor the performance of Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO). All electronics ...

  • Oil on Water Monitoring

    Northern Ireland Water operate a number of potable water plants around Lough Erne and the River Derg, these waterways are extremely popular with tourists and are used for pleasure crafts of various sizes, from jetskis to fully fitted 6 berth cruisers. These watercraft create an ongoing risk of floating oil from poorly maintained engines, as the watercraft have access to within 10 metres of the ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Biological drain line maintenance case study

    The Problem In one of their stores a major Supermarket group was experiencing frequent drain blockages due to accumulations of fat, oil and grease (FOG). Cleveland Biotech Ltd were asked to carry out trials using the Amnite L100 ‘GreaseBeta’ Fat Digester System to see if the problem could be overcome. The Supermarket was already hand-dosing powdered bacterial products in ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Effective fight against unpleasant smell

    As part of a project for the neutralisation of hydrogen sulphide in the sewage system of a medium-size municipality, sera has started over ten innovative dosing systems in September 2008. An effective solution was developed in cooperation with an internationally operating water technology company. A municipality of approximately 50.000 citizens in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia was ...


    By sera GmbH

  • The Business of Environmental Performance

    Everyone is in the business of the environment, from small coffee shops to large oil and gas companies. The capital and social markets are scrutinizing the environmental performance of companies, often using obscure and inconsistent measures, resulting in impacts to reputation and shareholder value. Increasingly, the efficacy of non-governmental organizations, environmental advocacy, investor ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • Oil Water Separator - Klargester has a specialist team who provide technical assistance in selecting the appropriate Separator for your application

    Klargester Separators - EN858 compliant, with full Environment Agency Approval (PPG3) To specify a nominal size Klargester Bypass Separator, the following information is needed:- The calculated flow rate (NS) or the drainage area served. Our designs are based on the assumption that any interconnecting pipework fitted elsewhere on site does not impede flow into or out of the separator ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • The business of environmental performance

    Everyone is in the business of the environment, from small coffee shops to large oil and gas companies. The capital and social markets are scrutinizing the environmental performance of companies, often using obscure and inconsistent measures, resulting in impacts to reputation and shareholder value. Increasingly, the efficacy of non-governmental organizations, environmental advocacy, investor ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • BLOBEL Spill Barrier and Flood Barrier Systems – Risk Management for private and commercial assets!

    In today’s business environment it is vital to install effective risk management strategies. The manual and automatic Doorway Spill Barriers, Water Barriers, Stormwater Drain Covers and Flood Protection Systems BLOBEL manufactures, respond to this need. BLOBEL Spill Barrier and Flood Control Systems have a wide range of application. The Containment Systems can be used for Spill Control, Sprinkler ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Past the Peak - what the peak oil theory means to the economy

    Except for scores of cars abandoned on the shoulder, the eight-lane highway was nearly empty one Friday morning last September. Gas stations along the feeder roads were closed, with trash overflowing the bins and blowing across the pavement. Shopping center parking lots were empty; entry doors were blockaded. It was the day before the much-anticipated arrival of Hurricane Rita and the entire ...

  • 500 million litres of raw sewage spill into water source

    Untitled Document The perennial ...


  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Monitoring and Leak Detection for a Hydrocarbon Pipeline

    Hydrocarbon Pipeline •          Pipeline Leak Detection •          Pumping Station Monitoring • ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Leak Detection by Groundwater Monitoring

    Risks of Groundwater Contamination Hydrocarbon leakage, from Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and from the bottoms of above ground tanks, can seep into the groundwater, where it forms a floating oil sheen, or a thick oil layer. This layer, if left undetected, ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • 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

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Leak Detection for a Floating Roof Oil Storage Tank

    Oil Storage Tank with a Floating Roof Floating Roof Drainage Operation Stormwater accumulated on a concave floating roof of an oil storage tank may affect its floatation, making it necessary to immediately drain the water. This is usually done through a flexible pipe, running from the floating roof down the tank, with an outlet above the ground near the bottom of the tank. ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Detection in Hydro-Electric Power Plants

    Leakwise* Oil Detection in Water Collection Sump Under Turbines Water carries oil leakage from turbine bearings and other leaking sources into a large sump, which is built under the turbines. In most plants, pumps installed at the bottom of the sump discharge the water directly to the river.  A Leakwise lD-221 Floating Oil Detector is installed in a perforated 6” stilling well. The ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • GE Leakwise Application Notes: Oil Leaks at Power Generation Plants

    Fossil Fuel Power Generation Fuel fired power generation plants have several oil storage tanks for feeding fuel to the power units. Coal or gas fired power generation plants also have oil storage tanks to be used for start-up or as a back-up energy source. All ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Prevention of Oil Spill Pollution in Seawater Using Locally Available Materials

    Abstract Oil spill pollution a severe environmental problem, which persists in marine environment or in inland water across the world, has grown to an alarming magnitude with increased levels of oil production and transport. Causes of it is either accidental or due to operation wherever oil is produced, transported, stored and used on sea or land. Hence, it is almost impossible for marine life ...


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