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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Phoenix-class Cylinder Management Device (CMD)

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IES technician loading a target cylinder.

In specialized situations, IES uses a pair of chambers designed to completely enclose a target cylinder while still allowing its valve to be remotely opened and controlled.

This configuration is referred to as the Valve Sampling System (VSS) since it is often used to allow potentially dangerous cylinders to be safely sampled through an operable valve. The valve opening mechanism is a pneumatically actuated wrench. This wrench contains adapters to allow it to fit various types of valves and is constructed to permit maximum application of torque without over-stressing the valve. Once the valve actuator is in place the operator closes and seals the cylinder chamber door. As a safety precaution For situations involving high-pressure or potentially reactive containers, IES employs a series of specialized pressure vessels, including the full sized Phoenix-class Cylinder Management Device, (CMD), the cylinder Recovery Vessel (CRV) and smaller variants of each. The Phoenix-class CMD is housed in a tractor trailer where cylinders or small explosive targets are loaded either manually or mechanically. An

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 Cylinder Management Device

explosion-resistant pressure vessel configured with various cutting tools is the heart of these systems which permits a container with unknown or unstable contents to be safely opened, sampled, treated, or recontainerized. All system operations are managed by remote control through a computer graphic user interface.

Structurally, the system is composed of a primary pressure vessel which is ASME lethal service rated to 850 psig (Pheoniz, 500 psig for the CRV). Primary vessel overpressures are handled by controlled venting into a pair of flanking “pressure overflow” tanks. These tanks serve as pressure relief devices capable of
significantly increasing the system holding volume, thereby dramatically reducing overall pressure. The overflow tanks are separated from the primary vessel by rupture disks which activate upon overpressure of the primary vessel while maintaining complete system integrity.

Capable of operating under both vacuum and pressure environments, hydraulic powered drilling and cutting devices located inside the vessel housing not only open, but can remove valves and whole sections of the target containers secured inside. Once released, gases and liquids may be
sampled, analyzed, and managed appropriately. All system tools, including pressure, temperature, and flow sensors are continuously monitored both electronically and through closed circuit video cameras.

The IES containment vessels can manage containerized chemicals in both the gaseous and liquid phase. Drainage ports mounted on the vessel body allow liquefied gases or reagents to be safely moved into appropriate external reactors or collection tanks.

Once the contents are removed from the vessel, decontamination reagents may be applied to the vessel interior as well as the empty cylinder carcass. Expended solutions can then be directed to collection tanks for later disposal.he operator then enters the second chamber where they are able to control valve opening and cylinder sampling operations and monitor progress using a closed circuit video display.

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