Large Fuel Depot
- Location: North Scotland, Large Fuel Depot
The main oil interceptor underground had developed a leak in 2005 It is estimated that 1 million litres had gone in the ground and was sat on the water table and perched in underground pockets.
The oil was migrating towards a major river and it was decided to use x6 extended travel 4" Skimmers. The reason for the extended travel version was because the river has a 1 meter tidal fluctuation.
- The site has an Atex zone so we used 3 explosion proof timers to control 2 pumps each.
- The site as mentioned has tidal fluctuations and therefore the extended version was used.
- The product was only obtainable at high tide, and high tides shift in time throughout the year, so a Tidal switch was suggested, so at high tide the air was turned on via the timer for a set amount of time.
Since the system was installed and with an annual service visit the site has recovered an estimated.
Total equipment list: x6 ADJ1000 with extended travel, 3 Explosion proof timers