Mineral Oil News

(Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

600 Gallons of Coolant Spills into Straits of Mackinac

Hundreds of gallons of mineral oil has been released from a leaking underwater utility line in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac, this week.    Initial reports from the responsible party, American Transmission Company (ATC), indicate that approximately 600 gallons of product has been released, with maximum spill potential of more than 4,000 gallons.   The U.S. Coast Guard said it has established a Unified Command comprised of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, county emergency managers, local tribes, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S.

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Stephen Lehmann)

Did Dispersants Help Responders Breathe Easier at Deepwater Horizon?

the midst of the crisis, with a priority and focus on controlling the spill and mitigating damages, scientists were not allowed the time to design and implement robust experiments to measure the impacts of the dispersant injection.   The dispersant, Corexit EC9500A, roughly resembles a mix of mineral oil, windshield-wiper fluid, and household dish detergent. During a typical oil tanker accident, this dispersant fluid might be applied to the sea surface to cause oil slicks to break up into smaller droplets that dissipate into waters of the open sea, so that less oil reaches ecologically sensitive

New 300L Fluid Bath from Guildline

.   The new 5600 Series larger design was implemented in response to customer requests for a larger fluid bath. The 5600 Series has 50, 75 or 100L configurations currently available.    The bath uses an EMI shielded fiberglass tank allowing for multiple fluids including salt water, mineral oil and freshwater. This 5600 model comes as two separate units: the 300 liter tank; and a separate mechanical housing that contains the pump, compressor, heat exchanger and control electronics. The two units are connected by insulated flexible hosing, and this unique modular design feature, together

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