The Editor of Pollution Equipment News, Raquel Rimbach, recently
conducted a phone interview with Zak Schultz, National
Polypropylene Sales Manager at ISCO Industries, Inc., a Louisville,
Ky.-based supplier and custom fabricator of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. According to Schultz, HDPE pipe is suitable for a
wide range of projects and for markets that include energy, geothermal, industrial and power, landfill, mining, golf, and wastewater.
This piping system can be a replacement for PVC, steel, and copper
piping. The polyethylene has long-lasting properties, has a lower
installation cost, and is more flexible with application specifications.
With polyethylene, there are no corrosion problems, it is non-toxic,
and the 160 smoothness factor makes it resistant to scaling.
A major benefit of ISCO’s HDPE piping is the heat fusion joining
method which provides a permanent, no-leak connection. The company is one of the largest McElroy fusion equipment distributors in the
world, and has a large fusion machine rental fleet.
Along with being lighter in weight, polyethylene also has a higher
insulation R value than traditional steel. The lighter weight can be an
advantage in installation that involves clamps and other interior supporting specs. On average, polyethylene pipe can weigh 75% less
than steel pipe of the same diameter, and 50% less than copper.
Choosing polyethylene over steel can save a company as much as
20% in installation costs and, when compared to copper, over 30%.
HDPE’s impact resistance, high tensile strength, low moisture
absorption, chemical and corrosion resistance, zero-leak rate, and
easy installation make it suitable for oil and gas industry purposes.
ISCO Industries Inc. has recently opened a new facility in
Pleasanton, Texas, to serve oil and gas companies, mid-stream com-
panies, and contractors in the Eagle Ford Shale region.
HDPE pipe has been used by a utility company in Georgia, for its gas
distribution system. The new HDPE piping worked so well that, in
order to avoid the repeated corrosion and leakage problems of its
potable and wastewater systems, they also replaced the aluminum
piping in its wastewater system with HDPE.
HDPE has been used in nuclear facilities; in hydroelectric power
plants; and for the water system at a frac sand plant in Texas. HDPE
was also used in a culvert lining project to restore function to a levee
that protects Florida Wetlands, and as part of a stormwater collection
system at a landfill in Maryland.
For more information about ISCO Industries visit
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Fluid Components International (FCI) is celebrating 50 years in
business. FCI applies thermal dispersion technology to solve flow and
level measurement challenges in a wide range of industrial processes
and in aircraft applications. Founded in 1964 by California engineers
Malcolm “Mac” McQueen and Bob Deane, FCI initially found success
in the oil/gas industry. FCI was the first company to develop a robust
thermal flow switch to detect low flow rates in stripper wells.
Blue-White® Industries has been
awarded a U.S. Patent on its
Component Control System. The
system ensures that two or more
positive displacement pumps, operating in a system together, will run
only if all pumps in the system are running. This patented system is
currently available on Blue-White’s Flex-Pro® A3 and A4 Metering
Pumps; and Proseries-M® models M- 3 and M- 4 Metering Pumps.
Anaergia Inc. announced that Michigan State University has been
presented a Project of the Year Award from the American Biogas
Council for the Michigan State University South Campus Anaerobic
Digester. The anaerobic digestion facility generates approximately
3,000 MWh per year of renewable energy by processing organic waste
from campus dining halls, food processing facilities and University
ANDalyze received US EPA Validation of Technology and Products
for On-Site Metal Analysis in Water. The DNAzyme water sensor
technology has completed testing by the USEPA for use in
drinking water and environmental water. The results of these tests are
a publicly available third party testing report that notes the usefulness
of the technology and products. The report is available from the US
Severn Trent Services, a supplier of water and wastewater solutions,
announced that William (Bill) Mertes has been appointed to the position of vice president of operations, United States Operating Services.
Xylem Inc., a water technology company, announced that Patrick K.
Decker has been named President and CEO and has been appointed a
member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Decker succeeds Steven R.
Loranger who will remain a member of the Xylem Board.
FMC Soil and Groundwater
Remediation is now
Solutions. Visit their new
website at www.PeroxyChem.com.