Adler & Allan was also commended for its domestic spill entry which focused on cleaning up the aftermath of a significant pipeline tapping incident in southern England. Thousands of tonnes of fuel spilled in a remote rural location, threatening to cause wide ranging contamination, including a public water supply borehole, protected chalk streams and private wells.
On average, the ethanol coalescing filter can remove 90% of all BTEX components from surface water discharged from forecourt separators. BTEX compounds can cause acute and long term toxic effects if they enter the soil and groundwater system. In addition to their toxicity, benzene is known to be a carcinogen.
The ethanol coalescing filter, which also won at last year’s APEA awards, can be easily fitted to existing separators without any requirements for modification or upheaval, whilst meeting stringent Environment Agency pollution guidelines.
“The UKSpill awards are a significant accolade,” said Alan Scrafton, head of marketing.
“Our ethanol coalescing filter provides an important first-line defence against pollution. It is ideal for any business where fuel is stored and dispensed on site, such as forecourts, retail outlets and organisations in the oil, aviation and marine sectors.
“To also gain a commendation for our pipe tapping support services is a great achievement. Fuel theft is an increasing issue for the UK and Adler & Allan is at the forefront of helping businesses prevent its occurrence, while cleaning up after pipe tapping incidents.