SEI Launches New Tool to Make Frac Fluid Storage Simple

Jun 10 2011
FRAC Tank - The Collapsible pillow-style water bladder tank for hydraulic fracturing
 
Delta, BC, Canada – No matter what method used, fracking is an energy and resource intensive process. Depending on the conditions, fracked wells can require millions of gallons of water and getting that water into a site, especially a remote site, can prove expensive and challenging.
 
Heavy steel storage tanks often damage the ground they sit on and can be as costly to remove as they were to install. Steel tanks can also have a long wait time – from purchase to delivery – depending on the inventory available which can hold up well site exploration and development.
 
Fortunately, there’s a new tool that makes frac fluid storage simple and cost-effective. SEI Industries Ltd.’s newly-released FRAC Tank is a pillow-style water storage tank that’s easy to set-up and can be used immediately with almost no site preparation required. The tanks are lightweight, fully collapsible and can be transported in a pick-up truck (no road permits required).
 
Jun 10 2011

SEI Industries helps Working on Fire make 'big splash' at Wildfire 2011

Jun 7 2011

SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to have participated in the recent 5th International Wildland Fire Conference (Wildfire 2011) held in South Africa, May 9-13, 2011. The conference followed key aspects of integrated fire management including fire management and poverty alleviation in developing countries, fire management and carbon sequestration innovations, institutionalizing applications of the incident command system as well as international exchange and assistance programs/protocols.
 
SEI was one of approximately 40 exhibitors that presented their products at the tradeshow exhibition in conjunction with the conference. SEI’s key products on display were the famous Bambi Bucket® as well as SEI’s ground and aerial fire ignition tools that make up SEI’s Dragon Fire Ignition product line. One of the highlights of the conference was the aerial fire-fighting demonstration which conducted a live prescribed fire in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. This display was followed by an aerial firefighting demonstration using Working on Fire’s Huey UH-1H helicopters equipped with their Bambi Buckets to fully extinguish the fire within approximately 45 minutes.
 
Wildfire 2011 was organized and coordinated by Working on Fire and their efforts made the conference a ‘class act’ for the duration of the event. Wildfire 2011 was attended by several hundred international delegates and both the conference and tradeshow venues provided ample opportunity for the key players and stakeholders involved in the fire management industry to share valuable knowledge and experience. SEI has participated in all five of the international Wildland Fire conferences, held in the USA, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Africa. SEI looks forward to participating in Wildfire 2015 to be held in Seoul, South Korea. 
Jun 7 2011

Bambi Bucket for Lakotas in Texas

Apr 4 2011
SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce the delivery of six Bambi Buckets to the AASF, Army Aviation Support Facility in Austin Texas for use in the new LUH, UH-72 Lakota aircraft program. The Bambi Bucket, 120 USG/460 Litres capacity model has been chosen as the Weapon of Choice for the UH-72 Lakota aircraft, the military version of the Eurocopter EC 145. Initially marketed as the UH-145, the Lakota was selected as the winner of the United States Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program.
 
The standard valve Bambi Bucket is the work horse of the helicopter firefighting industry. Sturdy, reliable, simple to use, with over 25 years of proven field work. The United States Army as well as many military and government agencies worldwide, as seen recently in Japan with the devastating earthquake and tsunami, have chosen the Bambi Bucket to provide first and lasting response to wildland and interurban firefighting demands. A quality product, backed by a well stocked parts department and full team of dedicated support professionals.
 
For what looks to be a potentially bad year for wildland fire in the central United States, the Texas AASF will be Bambi Bucket prepared. 
Apr 4 2011

Bambi Bucket Powerfill Systems at HAI’s Heli-Expo

Mar 7 2011
SEI Industries Ltd. introduced Powerfill systems as part of the Bambi Bucket product line to the helicopter firefighting industry in 2001. Since then, more agencies and operators worldwide have recognized the benefits of Powerfill with quicker dips, reduced turn times and ability to regulate external load to work within operating safety limitations. Recent contract changes with the US Forest Service to include Powerfill as a requirement is recognition that this feature and functionality is now widely accepted as a means to achieve increased efficiency and performance on the fire line. SEI will be displaying the Bambi Powerfill systems at Heli-Expo 2011 in Orlando, Florida, March 6-8, 2011 and welcomes attendees to come by booth #1218 and see why SEI continues to be the industry leader in firefighting bucket technology since 1982. 
Mar 7 2011

Firehawk Helicopters & Bambi Bucket

Mar 7 2011
SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce that Firehawk Helicopters will beta test SEI’s new Bambi Bucket for the 2011 fire season. SEI’s ‘next generation’ Bambi Bucket offers unlimited split drops, coverage level control, load control and data collection in an entirely new, lightweight design.
 
This patent pending, light weight, low amperage Bambi Bucket is being beta tested with several operators throughout the 2011 fire season. "We have been flying Buckets for the past 24 years and Bambi continues to be our best heli-bucket option for our firefighting missions." said Bart Brainerd, Chief Pilot, Firehawk Helicopters. SEI welcomes everyone to visit the SEI booth #1218 at Heliexpo and ask about the new Bambi Bucket and compatible PowerFill options. 
Mar 7 2011

"Next Generation" Bambi Bucket

Mar 6 2011
SEI Industries Ltd. continues to be committed to R&D and supporting our customers with new, innovative technologies that help them perform safely and effectively on the fire line. Although SEI continues to make improvements on the original Bambi Bucket design (since 1982) to keep the simple, full-salvo standard udder valve bucket even more robust and reliable, SEI is also pursuing new innovative solutions for a new multiple dump Bambi Bucket.
 
SEI is now developing a "next generation" Bambi Bucket that expands on the existing Bambi Torrentula technology with unlimited split drops, coverage level control, load control and data collection but with an entirely new, lightweight design. This patent pending, light weight, low amperage Bambi Bucket will come with a portable, user friendly graphic user interface and is being beta tested with several operators throughout the 2011 fire season. Come see us at booth #1218 to learn more about this product and don’t forget to ask us about your best PowerFill option for your Bambi Bucket.
Mar 6 2011

SEI’s Bambi Bucket to exhibit at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2011

Mar 1 2011
Delta, Canada - SEI Industries Ltd. is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting the complete Bambi Bucket product line at the coming Heli-Expo March 6-8, 2011 at Booth #1218. SEI has been a member of HAI since 1982 and is proud to be an annual exhibitor at Heli-Expo.
 
SEI will be displaying the complete line of Bambi Bucket products and accessories including your best option for firefighting to meet pending contract requirements for buckets with PowerFill™. Come look for the ‘Big Bambi’ hovering over our booth and be sure to ask us about our ‘next generation’ Bambi Bucket. SEI looks forward to seeing our customers and friends in sunny Orlando – see you there! 
Mar 1 2011

BATT™: Fuel Transport of the Future

Feb 11 2011

BATT: The Fuel Transport Tank of the Future

Tired of flying drums to your remote site?  SEI Industries Ltd. (SEI) is delighted to unveil its newest product – the Bulk Aviation Transport Tank (BATT) (patents pending).
 
The BATT is the world’s first collapsible, double walled, aviation specific, baffled transportation fabric tank that enables users to safely transport bulk fuel to remote sites via aircraft.  It can be sized to any aircraft and is ideal to transport fuel to remote camps for exploration, military, or construction activities.  The BATT will save remote site operators money, improve safety and is more environmentally friendly than traditional drum methods of aviation fuel transport.
Feb 11 2011

PZL- Świdnik SW-4 Cargo Hook Receives EASA Certification

Dec 17 2010
PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that the SW-4 single engine helicopter has received EASA certification for a 650 kg capacity cargo hook. The certification provides for installation of a cargo hook on the SW-4 and the use of the SEI Industries Bambi Bucket 1012 with a capacity of 455 liters for fire-fighting duties. The selected ONBOARD SYSTEMS TALON LC cargo hook allows carrying underslung loads up to 650kg enabling the SW-4 to perform a wide range of utility tasks.
 
A modern, multipurpose light single engine helicopter with excellent performance, flight envelope, cabin space and capabilities, the SW-4 is the perfect solution to meet customer’s requirements for a versatile and cost/effective multirole aircraft in the five place turbine helicopter market. Designed and developed by PZL-Świdnik, the SW-4 proves the ideal entry to the turbine helicopter segment when flexibility of operation, low operating and maintenance costs, reliability, safety and ease of flight are of key importance.
Dec 17 2010

Bambi Bucket bolsters aerial firefighting in Brazil

Dec 9 2010
Delta, Canada - SEI Industries Ltd. is proud to announce the delivery of the very first Bambi Torrentula® Bucket to the Brazilian Navy. The new BBT4453 (530USG/2000L) Bambi Bucket® will be operated with the Navy’s recently purchased Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter fleet for wildfire suppression in Brazil.
 
Dec 9 2010