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Gibraltar’s Slop Oil make move for Aquamatic's MCERTS-approved Wastewater Samplers   You are here: Home » News Detail

1st April 2008

MCERTS-approved wastewater sampling equipment from Aquamatic of Manchester, England, is on its way to Gibraltar, where it will be used to sample discharge from the effluent treatment plant (prior to release to the sea) at the new Slop Oil Reception and Treatment Plant.

Operating pollution containment facilities for use in shipping, industrial, oil recovery, tank cleaning, salvage, sewage pumping, and agriculture applications, Slop Oil has invested in Aquamatic’s stainless steel Aquacell S320H Wastewater Sampler to provide samples for its own monitoring purposes and for Environment Agency inspections. In response to accelerating political and social demand for effective pollution containment, Slop Oil’s recently upgraded facility includes powerpacks, portable pumps, oil treatment plants, and water treatment mechanisms.

Mark Hooper, Operations Manager at Slop Oil, and also the company’s Biochemist, said: “We offer a new, state-of the-art wastewater treatment plant at the Port of Gibraltar, producing a water discharge that meets or exceeds IMO requirements, so we required a Wastewater Sampler that was in keeping with our very high standards“.

He added: “As well as reliability and service, we noted that Aquamatic had championed the Environment Agency’s drive towards stringent performance criteria and certification by becoming the first UK company to gain MCERTS for its entire range of Wastewater Samplers”.

Aquamatic’s S320H Wastewater Sampler, part of its comprehensive new MCERTS-approved range, has been fitted for Slop Oil with a x12-bottle glass Bottling System, Ancillary Signal Connection & RS232 Interface. It is also designed with room for mounting additional effluent monitoring equipment.

Aquamatic’s Managing Director, Jeremy Smith, added: “We are very pleased to be working with Slop Oil and are greatly encouraged by the clearly far-reaching effects and reputation of MCERTS”.

Aquamatic’s new MCERTS-approved, S300 Wastewater Sampler Series is capable of housing a wide range of single and multiple container configurations in its large, fully insulated, refrigerated lower compartment.

Before its MCERTS accomplishment, Aquamatic also became the UK's first wastewater sampler manufacturer to gain E-32compliance. It followed this by becoming the very first wastewater sampler manufacturer to receive a coveted Environment Agency Monitoring Certification Scheme MCERTS from SIRA Certification Service (SCS).

Based on ISO and EN standards for monitoring and equipment testing, inspection, product certification and personnel competency, MCERTS effectively replaced the E-32 benchmark.