News & Events
May 3, 2016
SEI Industries is the first company in the world to manufacture collapsible fuel tanks (bladders) that are certified to a national standard by an independent accredited third-party. This certification provides assurance to users that their temporary fuel storage tanks have been constructed to meet strict standards for material properties which, in turn, provides better environmental protection, longer service life and a reduced carbon footprint.
March 4, 2016
SEI Industries’ Arctic-Shield berm liners are now Intertek-certified to meet the requirements of CAN/ULC-S668-12, making SEI the first company to manufacture a berm that meets this new standard.
What is CAN/ULC-S668-12?
CAN/ULC-S668-12 is the standard for liners used for secondary containment of above ground flammable and combustible liquid tanks. The standard sets forth minimum requirements for the material properties and performance of liners used for secondary containment under and around the area of tanks that are installed above ground for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids.
June 2, 2015
California’s wildfire crews face a unique situation – the need to conserve precious water while ensuring that an adequate supply is available for emergency response. With ocean saltwater not usable (due to corrosion of equipment), the crews must be able to access freshwater sources like rivers, reservoirs, lakes and even swimming pools. But, with low levels, access to these traditional sources can be difficult or even impossible.
April 1, 2015
For decades now, metal drums have been the most common method of transporting diesel and jet fuel by helicopter to remote sites such as the top of a mountain or deep into a wilderness area.
Unfortunately, drums are a poor choice considering they were never intended for this use and carry a number of inherent risks including injury to workers who have to handle the heavy drums on a daily basis and leaks that result from minor punctures. While these leaks may not be significant, when multiplied by the sheer number of drums in use, a substantial amount of fuel is being released into the surrounding environment every day from small leaks. On the positive side, none of this needs to occur any longer.
January 7, 2015
Originally designed for use by military forces, SEI Industries’ High-Pressure Aviation Refueling System (HPARS) is now available for commercial use. The first company to purchase an HPARS has decided to use it in a mining application on Baffin Island in Canada’s far north.
Best defined as a durable, portable method of fueling and de-fueling jet fuel to and from aircraft and fuel tanker trucks, the HPARS uses a self-priming centrifugal pump driven by an electric motor with filtration provided by a horizontal filter separator (per API 1581 5th).
October 25, 2014
SEI recently visited the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Bogue Field to inspect its 20,000 USG Jungle King collapsible fuel bladder that has been in service for 18 months. The tank had been supplied to the USMC for evaluation purposes.
“We inspected our Jungle King tank and there were absolutely no concerns,” says Paul Reichard, division manager for SEI Industries Ltd. “The tank looks great and has out performed every other tank in the facility. They love it.”
October 1, 2014
In July 2014, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) released the first edition of the CAN/CSA B-837 collapsible fabric storage tanks (bladders) regulation. This new standard represents the world’s first standard for collapsible bladder fuel storage tanks or pillow tanks.
For years, regulators, operators and manufacturers in Canada had no credible reference document that detailed the minimum requirements for the use of these storage bladders. This new standard provides industry with a reliable source of information to ensure that the use of collapsible fuel bladder tanks meets the challenges of Canada’s harsh arctic conditions which is where they are typically deployed.
September 16, 2014
After winning four prestigious awards, SEI Industries’ Bulk Aviation Transportation Tank (BATT) has been quickly adopted by numerous air carriers who supply Canada’s remote sites and, now, it’s been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in the United States.
SEI is delighted to congratulate Ryan Air and Bering Air, both from Alaska as the first American carriers using the BATT. To date there are 12 Canadian air carriers, two American air carriers and six carriers in Colombia (not including the military) using the BATT. Interest has also been expressed from Peru, French Guiana and Bahrain – countries that are all in the process of securing their own BATTs.
August 28, 2014
In June 2014, Delta TV visited SEI Industries to learn more about the world famous Bambi Bucket, and specifically, how they are manufactured. As part of Delta TV’s on-going feature about Delta companies achieving success worldwide, SEI’s recent increase in activity as a result of this summer’s busy fire season was a perfect time to check out SEI’s aerial firefighting technology.
July 31, 2014
The first three GO-Stations are now operational in Canada’s high arctic at an undisclosed remote mine site. Built inside ISO containers, SEI GO-Stations are capable of providing everything needed to receive and transfer fuel from any bulk fuel storage system.