Monday, December 5, 2022

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...

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011...

SPONSORED CONTENT: Contractor meets Southern Water’s EDM programmme

To meet the Environment Agency’s accelerated target that all Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) are fitted with Event Duration Monitoring (EDM) devices by 31 December 2023, Southern Water needs to install and/or upgrade EDM to 500 CSOs in AMP7 and has engaged Trant Engineering to develop a plan for their design, supply and installation.

Water challenge presents opportunity for cross-sector innovators

Innovators from multiple sectors including energy, manufacturing, transport and food and beverage, could have the opportunity to share their condition monitoring solutions with every...

Pump expert unveils novel on-farm AD plant protector and biogas booster

Described as a one-step biogas optimisation solution, the WANGEN X-UNIT from anaerobic digestion (AD) pump specialist Agrico is said to protect AD plants from...
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

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.
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.
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.

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...
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).

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...

An end to cast-iron guarantees

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

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.

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.”

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.

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)....

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.

A valve to help curb seaborne cargo VOC emissions

Valve manufacturer Bay Valves explores the issue of VOC emissions, and potential solutions, including a new valve that the firms says combines some of...

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.