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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 UMDMI Conceptual Drawing

During the course of World War I, an estimated 1 billion chemical rounds were fired by all forces.  The majority of these shells fell on French soil.  For years, French farmers have been finding these shells and bringing them to the edge of their fields where they are collected by the military.  The shells are then placed in storage by the Civil Security branch of the Ministry of Interior.

In 2010, IES was awarded a contract to design, construct, test, and mobilize a system to remotely access target shells while held within a bomb containment chamber and then to either neutralize or repackage the shell content.  The entire system is distributed between 3 intermodal containers designated as the control shelter, the drilling shelter, and the logistics shelter.

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 UMDMI Inside Drilling Shelter

The heart of the system is the drilling shelter.  IES contracted with a Swedish firm, Dynasafe, a manufacturer of bomb containment chambers to fabricate a vessel to our design specification.  IES designed an eight drill redundant system to access two shells per processing cycle.  Accidently drilling into the explosively configured burster tube is precluded by the drilling jig which is unique to shell type.

Shells are accessed by a drill which passes through a soft seal positioned against the shell sidewall.  Chemical warfare agent is first identified and either routed through a three phase neutralization or repackaged for off-site incineration.  The process of filling reagent tanks and draining spent reagent, is all automated.

Central to the operation is a programmable logic control system.  All activities are monitored and directed from the human-machine interface station in the control shelter.  Air monitoring readouts, audio, and video from the drilling and logistics shelters are all monitored from inside the control shelter.

 

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