Category Archives: Energy & Environment

Environmental Resources for Drinking Water Standards

Quick and easy access to water quality standards

A free resource is available for compiled environmental guidelines and standards on the ESdat website. The resource includes standards and guidelines for the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and WHO. Standards are available for air, water and soil and feature drinking water standards.

Life depends on water. Sustenance of life, therefore, requires a nominal supply of clean water. The guidelines for drinking water quality are used as a tool for promoting the protection of public health. The aim of the drinking water standards and guidelines is to regulate contaminants into levels that they cannot be harmful to public health. In the US the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the organization tasked with setting standards of the quality of drinking water. The agency also oversees localities, states, and water suppliers who implement the set standards. In the United States, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974 ensures that all public water systems adhere to the standards and regulations set by EPA (Cdc.gov, 2018).

The agency, therefore, provides a limit of every contaminant of the water supplied to people for drinking. Apart from setting the maximum levels for about 90 different contaminants which include radionuclides, organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, disinfection by-products, disinfectants, and microorganisms, EPA also provides guidelines for treatment techniques of these contaminants.

The above regulations do not, however, apply to bottled water in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration is the one that ensures that bottled water is safe for drinking. Other countries have drinking water quality guidelines found on government websites or via the ESdat Environmental Standards page. http://esdat.net/Environmental_Standards.aspx

Access to safe drinking water is one of the fundamental human rights in developed countries. Safe and reliable drinking water is also a cost-effective measure of preventing diseases (Cdc.gov 2018). In general, the purpose of water quality guidelines and standards is to ensure that all people within a country have access to safe drinking water. This way, diseases caused by contaminated water are reduced. According to Hancock, (2018), 80% of diseases in developing countries are caused by contaminated water, and 30% of work productivity is lost because of these diseases.

The guidelines are there to provide directions for the maximum limit of every contaminant in water and various ways of reducing the number of contaminants to acceptable levels. This ensures that people do not suffer from diseases as a result of contamination as it has been witnessed in developing countries.
For more information on drinking water standards and environmental resources please visit the ESdat Environmental Standards page.

ESdat, Environmental Data Management Software, is developed by Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS), and used for a variety of applications including contaminated/industrial sites, groundwater investigations, general site environmental management and landfill.
https://esdat.net

About us:
EScIS provide environmental and groundwater database software, consultancy, advisory, programming, customization, implementation, and training services.

EScIS also develop and resell the ESdat suite of software. ESdat is used worldwide and is the most widely used environmental and groundwater data management and analysis package in the Asia / Pacific.

Tom Wilson
Unit 4, 59 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia
www.escis.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9232 8080
EMail: press@pembertoncreative.com

Mann-Kendal Trend Analysis Software

ESdat Environmental Data Management Software is used to validate, import, analyze and report a broad spectrum of Environmental Data as Exceedance Tables, Graphs, Maps, and statistics. ESdat includes modules to calculate Mann Kendall Trend Analysis and Linear Regression Analysis on your dataset.
Mann-Kendal trend analysis, commonly referred to as M-K test, is an analysis that explores data collected over a period (Neeti & Eastman, 2011). The data, in this case, needs to have monotonic trends, where it is either increasing or decreasing in the Y values. M-K tests are primarily non-parametric thereby can analyses data on various distributions. Although it provides a trend on data from a few as four samples, the test is more accurate with more samples. An M-K test with a null hypothesis holds that the series lacks a monotonic trend whereas that of an alternative hypothesis posits that a there is a trend.

When running an M-K test one should ascertain that data is collected continuously rather than seasonally. This ensures that there is a constant trend of data collected. The data should be independent and have no covariant. The only factors that influence the data should be relevant to the series. Additionally, one should ensure that they use one data point at a time and if they are to use multiple data points, they should consider the median value.

As the test uses data from a series, it analyses the different signs present between the recorded and current data. As it follows a monotonic trend, it is likely that the points will be increasing or decreasing, thereby creating a constant series for analysis. The values are compared to those preceding them, which presents the data as n (n-1)/2, where n represents the total observations made. Notably, the M-K test is dependent on the number of observations made from a series of observations within a period.
One can choose to run the data manually or through software. Using ESdat software is easier and time conservative. Features include:

• Trends
– Mann Kendal or Linear Regression
– Annotated on the graph (TUp, TDn, and LH stand for Trending Up/Down, Last value Highest)
• Environmental guidelines / trigger levels
• Produced in Excel – save and open directly in Excel

For more information on Mann Kendal and Linear Regression software

ESdat, Environmental Data Management Software, is developed by Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS), and used for a variety of applications including contaminated/industrial sites, groundwater investigations, general site environmental management and landfill. https://esdat.net

About us:
EScIS provide environmental and groundwater database software, consultancy, advisory, programming, customization, implementation, and training services.

EScIS also develop and resell the ESdat suite of software. ESdat is used worldwide and is the most widely used environmental and groundwater data management and analysis package in the Asia / Pacific.

Media Contact:
Tom Wilson
Unit 4, 59 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia
www.escis.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9232 8080
EMail: press@pembertoncreative.com

Import Lab Results Faster: Environmental Data Management

ESdat Environmental Database Software is used for collating and reporting environmental information. It offers interactive functionality to manage, analyze and report laboratory data quickly and easily. ESdat uses its Electronic Lab Data Format (ELDF) to enable the transfer of data from a laboratory to ESDAT users in a format which allows checking and direct import into ESDAT. To import lab results faster, there is now the new Lab Initiated Report upload (LIRU).

Your laboratory will need to provide results in ESdat Electronic Lab Data Format (ELDF). The ELDF files contain batch receipt, lab report, sample and chemistry information, including comprehensive quality assurance data. The ELDF consists of three files: the Header File, the Sample File and the Chemistry Results File.

By subscribing to the ESdat Lab Initiated Report Upload (LIRU), an increasing number of organisations are streamlining the process even more. With LIRU, lab reports are imported into ESdat automatically. Users receive an email from ESdat informing them the Lab Report imported. The email contains a list of any exceedances, plus links that take the user directly to relent views with ESdat, including automatically tabulated data and a map of the sample locations.

The Lab Initiated Report upload combined with the ESdat Reference Database synch has the potential to revolutionise how laboratory data is received into users’ systems. Critical elements like ChemCodes, Chemistry Profiles, Unit Conversions and Environmental Standards are all kept up to date.

The Lab Initiated Report Upload is available as an annual subscription. Labs that support the Lab Initiated Upload include AGAT, ALS, Analytica Laboratories Ltd, Assure Quality, Caro, EnviroLab, Eurofins, and SGS. For more information please visit: http://esdat.net/Info.aspx

ESdat, Environmental Data Management Software, is developed by Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS), and used by environmental professionals for a variety of applications including contaminated/industrial sites, groundwater investigations, general site environmental management and landfill.

ESdat is unmatched in its advantages for assisting you with managing environmental data. Its intelligent design enables you to perform many tasks you previously performed manually.

About us:

EScIS provide environmental and groundwater database software, consultancy, advisory, programming, customization, implementation, and training services.

EScIS also develop and resell the ESdat suite of software. ESdat is used worldwide and is the most widely used environmental and groundwater data management and analysis package in the Asia / Pacific.

http://esdat.net

Tom Wilson
Unit 4, 59 Centennial Circuit Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia
www.escis.com.au
Phone: +61 2 9232 8080
EMail: press@pembertoncreative.com

SaferUnion IS PROUDLY INTRODUCING ITS ALL NEW TORQUE WRENCH TOOL THAT PROVIDES A PRE-SET TORQUE VALUE TO CONNECTIONS

November 17, 2017: R&H Machine LLC, the company producing SaferUnionTM has proudly announced that it is introducing its all new product SaferUnionTM Torque Wrench. The company has developed this torque wrench to compliment the benefits of SaferUnionTM Nuts. Moreover, the SaferUnionTM Torque Wrench enables users to provide a pre-defined torque value to the most demanding temporary flowline connections.

“We have designed the SaferUnionTM Torque Wrench with the end-user in mind and it has been developed with precision to solve the problems with either under-tightening or over-tightening the connection which may lead to the serious problems.” Said the spokesperson of SaferUnionTM, while talking about the new torque wrench. “The most used applications for the SaferUnionTM torque wrench is the connections close to BOP (blow-out preventer), frack works and it can be used in several other applications.” he added. According to the spokesperson, users can also check the connection during the frack jobs with this useful tool to ensure that connections is tight.

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For processes such as the service temporary flowlines including fracturing, stimulation, cementing and process and pipelines operations, users from around the world can use this proven tool. Moreover, it can also be used at the drilling and service rigs locations, fracturing equipment; custody metering systems, production facilities and several other industrial applications. SaferUnionTM products are the collaborative result of dozens of user-manufacturer prototype trials, in controlled shop environments and several field tests, conducted over the last two years.

In addition, SaferUnion team has been constantly working on developing practical tools that can help field crews fasten and disassemble unions anywhere, without sacrificing speed or wasting precious rig-up time. Moreover, this torque wrench, nuts and all the other products by SaferUnion team are designed to promote safety of the workers above everything else. All of these products are entirely made in the US by R&H Machine and the company has earned a great reputation in the industry for more than 25 years.

Company Name: R & H Machine , LLC
Contact Person: Rae Burrows
URL: http://www.rhmachinellc.com
E mail: info@rhmfg.net
Phone: 903 753 1550
Address: 2694 S. Access Rd. Longview, TX 75602

Top Attic Insulation Tips To Avoid The Blistering Hot Texas Summer of 2017

The best time to audit and upgrade your attic insulation is April. You can avoid paying the outrageous utility bills this summer and feel a whole new level of comfort in your building. Check out the other must know tips for ensuring your building is properly insulated.

April 6, 2017 – Austin, TX – Stellrr Insulation & Spray Foam, an Austin-based, full-service insulation contracting company that specializes in providing homes and commercial properties with proper insulation for energy efficiency that aligns with building codes, this week announced the time is now to have your attic insulation upgraded before the grueling Texas summer months.

Borne from a passion for helping architects and developers make their buildings more energy efficient and thereby less costly down the road, Stellrr Insulation, through their spray foam product, is able to make attics completely insulated and comfortable, sparing air conditioning units from working overtime.

“When home and building owners find themselves servicing or replacing air conditioning units, that is the perfect time to sit down and consider the insulation problems in the building,” said Shawn Mansur, Author and Founder of Stellrr Insulation. “Though the best time to insulate a building is from the get-go, it’s never too late to look into spray foam, or blown fiberglass to bring your building up to today’s building codes.”

Stellrr works to air seal the building. When a closed-envelope system is chosen, the attic temperature is reduced to 3 to 5 degrees higher than the living area, instead of existing at 130 to 150 degrees throughout the summer.

The company also notes that a City of Austin building energy audit is required for homeowners before selling, if it is 10-years or older. The audit will uncover the lack of insulation, which may have smart buyers trying to lower your asking price. In other words, you can enjoy the comfort of a properly insulated building now, or pay for it when you sell the building, and never get to enjoy the benefits.

“Installing insulation immediately will prevent this kind of unwanted occurrence during real estate transactions,” said Mansur. “Overall, investing in insulation is a far less expensive ordeal than upgrading entire HVAC systems and continuing to pay expensive utility bills that result from under-insulated buildings. Now is the time for all Austin residents looking to establish an energy efficient home this summer.”

For more information, visit: https://www.stellrr.com

Contact:
Shawn Mansur, 512-520-0044
401 Congress Ave #1540, Austin, TX 78701