A by-product in the production of crude oil is the risks to the environment from contamination by raw oil as it is extracted from the ground. Often resulting in land that is unusable and toxic due to the high quantities of oil that has seeped into the soil. Across the Petroleum industry environmental security is of paramount importance, protecting the regions that they operate in from undue pollution. Legislation is in place to ensure that companies follow appropriate ecological guidelines in the protection of the environment on their sites. Due to our industry expertise we were approached by one of the worlds largest petroleum companies to provide two fully compliant mobile solutions for Chad in Central Africa.
One of the safest methods to remove waste hydrocarbons from soil and sand is through thermal treatment, rather than relying upon chemicals, which can ineffectively remove the oil whilst potentially creating a separate hazard of their own. Through
incineration the oil is oxidised off the sand and soil. The sterilised material can then be returned to the environment without any risks.
Due to the highly flammable and volatile nature of this waste, incinerators need to be specifically adapted to manage the high volatility of the waste being processed, optimising the processing and fuel usage throughout.
The solution was two advanced containerised G20 incinerators specially adjusted to safely process the waste, optimised along multiple unique paths.
The G20 is a specially adapted general waste incinerator that has been optimised for oil based waste. Benefiting from two loading systems primarily a soil and sand feeder at the rear of the machine that automatically loads contaminated material at a controlled rate. The feeder deposits the waste into a tumblering hearth, designed to control the speed of burning maintaining optimum processing.
A pneumatic loader is provided configured to allow general waste to be loaded for destruction. This is highly beneficial due to the often remote nature of the facilities, these machines will be
operating from, reducing the environmental impact even further, reducing transportation costs and zero waste to landfill policy further enhancing the environmental benefits.
All addfield machines are designed to be able to run on a range of fuels most commonly diesel or gas however we are able to adapt them as is the case for the G20 to run on waste oil a very common resource on such sites.
We have developed these solutions alongside the customers exacting requirements ensuring we exceeded all environmental expectation and guidelines. Alongside bespoke training in the operation and maintenance our customer will be continually supported by out global network of engineers guaranteeing many years of sustainable operation.