ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

When energy companies, or companies that use or produce substances at a site or facility, there’s always a chance those substances will spill or leak. If a spill or leak occurs, companies must manage and clean up any contamination and return the soil to a normal state.

LONE WORKER

When the hazards of the task are added to working alone, risks rise exponentially. Working alone is already a hazard, but add the risk of being knocked unconscious by an atmospheric contaminant or fall and you have a recipe for a serious incident or fatality.

The physical health of the worker is another factor that can ramp up the risk of working alone. Workers who suffer from medical conditions, such as heart problems, respiratory issues, or even an allergy to bee stings, face a higher severity of risk by virtue of being alone. In an urban work setting, these workers may be four to 15 minutes from medical aid, but it could be hours before anyone even checks whether a lone worker is okay. Having a device that can react in isolation from a workers manipulation can be the difference of life and death.

Concept Controls helps you find the right equipment for any unexpected environmental events.

WATER MONITORING

Monitoring groundwater quality and aquifer conditions can be a challenging endeavour. Being able to detect contamination before it becomes a problem can make a world of difference. The appropriate type of monitoring and the design of the system depends upon hydrology, pollution sources, and the population density and climate of the region. There are four basic types of groundwater monitoring systems.

Ambient Monitoring

Involves collection of background water quality data for specific aquifers as a way to detect and evaluate changes in water quality..

Source Monitoring

Performed in an area surrounding a specific  or potential source of contamination such as a landfill or spill site.

Enforcement Monitoring

Enforcement monitoring systems are installed at the direction of regulatory agencies to determine or confirm the origin and concentration gradients of contaminants relative to regulatory compliance.

Research Monitoring

Wells are installed for detection and assessment of cause and effect relationships between groundwater quality and specific land use activities.

Other tests can be performed, depending on the location of the water source. For example, if the water source is near a mine, then monitoring to detect the acid drainage that can flow from mine tailings may be warranted. Alternatively, if the water source is near a nuclear power plant or uranium facility, testing for the presence of radioactive compounds is often warranted. Water sources that incorporate urban areas often are monitored for the presence of petroleum compounds meanwhile, water sources in rural areas are monitored for the presence of farm fertilizer and pesticides.

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