Friday, May 20, 2022

Sponsored Content: Low energy mixers make the long haul

Fifteen years since a major UK water utility chose Landia as its framework supplier for anoxic mixers, over 200 of the units continue to work day and night across the region.

Ballast tanks keep gates open

ECS Engineering Services has completed an overhaul of the radial gate at Pillings on the River Soar in Leicestershire, a vital asset for controlling water levels upstream. The group has replaced the ballast tanks and carried out preventative maintenance on the gate for the EA.

Slurry spill precautions

Mark Horton of the conservation charity made the appeal to all farmers "to urgently check there is sufficient capacity in their slurry stores and that all above ground slurry tank valves are properly maintained and secure.”

Decarbonisation depot

In an investment worth tens of millions of pounds, a storage facility for the temporary storage of liquid CO2 will be constructed by Future Biogas by the end of 2024 on a dedicated site at Saltend, comprising up to 32 CO2 storage tanks.

Rust Restraint

Wastewater treatment presents one of the most corrosive industrial settings around. Constant exposure to moisture, harsh chemicals, and corrosive gases such as H2S poses an ongoing threat to components, equipment, and structures.

Coatings firm marks milestone

Premier Coatings is celebrating 40 years of trading this year. Founded in 1982 and operating from Smarden in Kent, the firm specialises in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of corrosion prevention and chemical resistant coatings, linings, and waterproofing systems.

Hull enhancement eliminates copper

A Danish biotech firm believes it may have found a way to eliminate copper from ship's paint, replacing it with a more sustainable and biodegradeable alternative: eelgrass acid.

The health and safety considerations of confined space entry for cleaning terminal storage tanks

A regular tank cleaning regime cuts cross-contamination risks, safeguards key components and detects structural issues that could trigger catastrophic leaks and spills. Without stringent...
Crossness Sewage Treatment Works

Tank Cleaning

IWJS has been chosen by Thames Water to deliver storm tank cleaning works at Crossness Sewage Treatment Works (STW).

Tank containers acquisition supports expansion into new markets

Logistics provider Suttons International has acquired overseas ISO tank containers, personnel, and customer contracts from VTG Tanktainer GmbH, a subsidiary of VTG Aktiengesellschaft (VTG)....

Why flexibility is so important in the logistics industry

Calum Arnison of Suttons Tankers writes about what it actually takes to ensure products get shipped on time Logistics services need to adapt skilffully to...

True grit recovery?

North-west industrial cleaning and waste management specialist Qualitech has launched a new tank cleaning service for the utilities sector following an investment in the latest screening and classification technology from wet processing industry expert CDE.

Removing ammonia from the Thames estuary

Technology from water recycling specialist WPL, a WCS group company, has been selected by DP World London Gateway to deliver enhanced ammonia removal to protect sensitive waters within the Thames Estuary.

Taking the pressure off

The humble storage tank remains a stubbornly profligate emissions source, even in this day and age, but this hasn't gone unnoticed. Operators are coming under pressure like never before to get leakage issues sorted.

An end to cast-iron guarantees

"Sometimes, I do despair," writes Paul Davies of mixer and pump manufacturer Landia.

Sponsored Content: Reusing wash water at equipment hire firm

MSE Systems has provided equipment hire firm Sunbelt Rentals with a fully automated wastewater treatment system following a successful rental and testing period in 2020. The firm was asked to provide a system that would dramatically reduce the amount of fresh water used by Sunbelt Rentals when cleaning the dirty Trakway panels ready for use by new customers. Trakway is a series of panels laid down to create access to fields and sites that are usually inaccessible to vehicles and pedestrians.
Pulsar Measurement ultra4 db3 twin sunshield

Sponsored content: MCERTS expertise provides watertight handling of storm overflows

The new Asset Management Period (AMP) in the UK water industry introduces a requirement to monitor any spills going into a storm tank – regularly referred to by those working in the sector as UMON3.

Colonial Pipeline: Details emerge of landmark cyber-security breach

A cyber-attack on the largest fuel pipeline in the US, on Friday 7 May, is being described as possibly the most impactful ransomware event...
Vegamet Vegapuls measuring equipment

A new level for radar?

One of the most significant recent developments in level measurement for containers and tanks is the emergence of a new class of seemingly affordable and high performance radar level sensors. VEGA Controls provides some background on this development and the firm's Matt Westgate answers questions on issues such as the signficance of MCERTS certification for this class of sensor.
IAEA inspecting Fukushima water tanks

A contamination conundrum

An early April announcement that Japan will proceed with its "dilute and discharge" plan for disposing of radioactive wastewater at Fukushima may well be contested in the courts