oil skimmer vessel | SEPOR

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oil skimmer vessel | SEPOR

We specialize in recovering all types of floating waste oils, greases and fats from water surfaces. For over 50 years our focus has continued to be on our core product line and technology — Oil Skimmers.

Our teams of experts can decommission, decontaminate and dispose of plants, facilities and equipment that contain toxic residues from TEL , as well as other highly hazardous materials.

Oil skimmers are pieces of equipment that remove oil floating on the surface of a fluid. In general, oil skimmers work because they are made of materials to which oil is more likely to stick than the fluid it is floating on. At the same time, the fluid has very little attraction to oil skimmers.

Oil skimmers are usually all that is necessary to remove oil from a liquid. In some cases, however, oil skimmers may be used to pre-treat a fluid. In this case, the oil skimmers remove as much of the oil as possible before more expensive and time-consuming measures are employed. Pre-treating the fluid with oil skimmers reduces the overall cost of cleaning the liquid.

A contract starts with a comprehensive risk assessment survey and the preparation of health and safety plans that focus on the specific site’s logistics, plant status, facility regulations and limitations, legislative constraints, and client business and operational requirements.

In order to carry out a contract, specialized equipment is brought to the location in containerized modules.

Before starting the activities, our decontamination specialists and all the project team members undergo bio-medical checks to ensure that they are fit for work in harsh conditions and to test the lead levels in their blood. Field TEL Analyzers are tested, calibrated and shipped together with chemical engineers, experts in handling the instrumentation and authorized to issue Lead Free/Gas Free certification. Appropriate environmental control systems are set up in the work areas and in areas that might be affected by the activities.

Our chemical engineers and/or environmental experts can check the organic lead pollution status or the status of other volatile compounds in other areas of the premises if deemed to be required by the client. Prior to commencing the activities the team leader debriefs the manager of the facility on the hazards and specific requirements, and safety meetings are regularly held during the works. The plant decommissioning starts: plant piping and tanks are opened with cold cutting techniques, any liquid or residual sludge it is possible to pump out is removed using pneumatic pumps and collected in UN and ADR storage drums. Tanks are ventilated to remove any organic lead in the air, and explosive potential levels are checked. When acceptable levels have been reached operators enter the tanks and clean the surfaces to attain a gas-free status. After this, hot cutting is carried out and the tanks and rest of the plant are sectioned, pickled and flamed out until no organic lead is present.

Once the decommissioning has been completed we issue TEL-Free Certification.

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