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Aqua-Guard’s RBS TRITON™ Oil Skimming Technology - WCMRC Successful Testing

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Nigel Bennett  |  3357 Views

Aqua-Guard's RBS TRITON™ oil skimming technology hailed particularly effective by Western Canada Marine Response Corp. (WCMRC) for heavy oil recovery

Western Canadian Marine Response Corp. (WCMRC) recently assisted with the design and execution of a testing program that included a 10-day weathering test at a facility in Alberta. They tested two types of Dilbit (diluted bitumen), as well as assessed the effectiveness of skimming equipment, dispersants and in-situ burning for these oils. The test was overseen by a number of government regulators, including Environment Canada.

"The results were very encouraging. Over the course of the 10-day test, both types of dilbit floated and were retrieved effectively with the skimming equipment. A brush skimmer designed and built by Aqua-Guard, based out of North Vancouver, was particularly effective.” 

- Kevin Gardner is president and general manager of Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, which responds to fuel spills in the waters of Western Canada, including the B.C. coast.

See full story in the Vancouver Province News link below:

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Aqua-Guard provides a range of state-of-the-the-art oil spill response solutions including the URO Skimmer System and the RBS TRITON™ range of oil skimmers—all built on Aqua-Guard’s patented RBS TRITON™ technology to deliver some of the highest efficiency and recovery rates in the industry.