The sales, engineering and operations teams at Oil Skimmers, Inc. all worked together to devise a customized solution that met the customer’s stringent commercial and technical requirements. With Oil Skimmers, Inc., customers are not only guaranteed the very best in oil skimming technology, they are also provided superior customer service. When possible, we meet with our customers and visit their facilities. And, we always make it our mission to help solve their issues, address their challenges...
Small Spills = Large Problems: A Look into Fueling Best Practices for the Railroad
Fact – fuel contains toxic substances. Thus, fuel spills can have a decidedly negative
impact on the environment. Specifically, with regard to diesel fuel use in the
transportation industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has strict regulations in
place to help prevent the contamination of water and soil during fueling.
Companies that encounter frequent or consistent refueling, like those in the railroad
Success Stories: Heavy Equipment and Truck Washdown
Facilities that wash down heavy equipment or trucks often have to balance several operational priorities at
once. For example, ensuring adequate washing of trucks/equipment while reducing operational expenses and
meeting environmental standards.
For many, this balancing act can seem daunting; however, it doesn’t have to be. The following two companies
with heavy equipment and truck washdown
facilities recently found that they were able to meet all of...
A North American railway that prides itself on environmental responsibility recently worked with an engineering firm
to design a new wastewater treatment facility for one of its refueling stations in British Columbia. The
design challenge required a careful balance of meeting the railway’s commitment to environmental
sustainability, while still being able to operate in severe weather conditions – even temperatures as
low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Chemical plants that manufacture or otherwise process chemicals (on a
large-scale) face unique challenges when it comes to wastewater management. While the equipment, technology
and processes used at chemical plants varies, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Act requires plants
to meet certain performance standards aimed at water pollution prevention and treatment.
Under the Act, the EPA has implemented pollution control programs such as establishing wastewater standards
that require wastewater to be virtually free of oil and other contaminants. Chemical plants that don’t...