Integrated Environmental Services, Inc. (IES)

Integrated Environmental Services, Inc. (IES)

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Our experience and leadership, excellent client relationships and outstanding reputation are our strengths. All of this and more has placed us as one of the most respected environmental firms in the world.

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Technologies for the on-site remediation of high hazard waste.

Technologies for the on-site remediation of high hazard waste.

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IES is an inventor and innovator of the most advanced equipment used in the environmental remediation community. We hold 30 patents related to remediation, reclamation, and processing of high hazard materials.

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Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed Gas Cylinders

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Handling waste compressed gas cylinders poses unique hazards and challenges associated with the chemical composition of each gas, the energy of compression, and the capability of a gas to move and flow freely when not contained.

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Process Safety Management

Process Safety Management

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"In response to the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHC) standard IES has developed programs designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of HHCs.

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Ghana

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Methyl Bromide Cylinders

In 2011 IES was contracted by Violia Services to repackage 43 100kg methyl bromide cylinders in Ghana and Malawi.   Marking on the cylinders indicated they were manufactured and filled in the 1990’s and most are date stamped 1994 or 1995.  However, during a routine inspection several were discovered leaking.  With little in the way of engineering controls and respiratory protection local officials were reluctant to handle the material.

IES mobilized personnel and equipment to Ghanna to transfer liquid content from the cylinders into bulk containers for subsequent transfer to a suitable management facility for final disposal.

Methyl bromide repackaging was done using a technique known as a “gas push”.  With this technique operators typically

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Bulk Receiver Containers 

allow liquid from a target cylinder to flow into the receiving tank, in this case a one-ton bulk container.  Liquid from a target

cylinder will flow initially under its own vapor pressure but as the vapor pressure in the bulk container equalizes with the

pressure in the ton container, air or nitrogen is used to increase the pressure in the target container and force the remaining liquid out.  This technique is very effective for transferring liquefied gases, particularly those with low vapor pressures such as methyl bromide.  

IES successfully repackaged over 7,200 pounds of liquid product and assisted in transporting the bulk containers to a secure storage location.

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