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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Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS)

Fluorine System Design and Fabrication

In the course of processing very high assay uranium hexafluoride, Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) discovered that some of the cylinders contained an unanticipated quantity of fluorine and chlorine trifluoride.  Such situations present a highly hazardous condition, especially if it is necessary to access some of the containers by intrusive means due to inoperable valves.  

NFS commissioned IES to design, construct, test, and install a system for the remote penetration of cylinders and an accompanying cylinder saddle that could withstand fluorine pressures up to 600 PSI and survive the oxidizing force of that chemical.  In close coordination with NFS personnel, IES field technicians and project foreman developed a conceptual design based upon existing equipment routinely used in the field.  A collaborative process of design review was initiated with the goal of infusing safety and reliability into the final product

IES prepared fabrication drawings and submitted the work to certified welders for the construction of drill, saddle, and manifold components.  Upon completion of the work, each component was inspected for conformance to specification.

When all components were complete, the system was assembled.  IES personnel constructed a  mock-up of the system in preparation for testing.  A test plan was developed by IES and approved by NFS.   After successful testing, the equipment was transferred to Irwin, Tennessee for installation into a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulated facility.  IES field personnel updated the procedures and developed training materials which were used to instruct NFS personnel in the use of the equipment.