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HPARS Now Available for Civilian Use

January 7, 2015

High Pressure Aviation Refueling System HPARS

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).

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USMC evaluation confirms the superiority of Jungle King fuel bladders.

October 25, 2014

Superiority of Jungle King fuel storage bladders confirmed

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.”

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World’s first standard for collapsible fuel tanks released

October 1, 2014

Arctic King tank sits inside protective berm

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.

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BATT approved by FAA for use in the United States

September 16, 2014

BATT approved by FAA, Ryan Air first to use

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.

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Bambi Bucket is the Guest Star of Local TV Station

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.

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GO-Stations go operational in Canada’s high arctic!

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.

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Cargo North and SEI’s BATT team up to revolutionize bulk fuel delivery by aircraft.

July 7, 2014

SEI's BATT loaded inside Cargo North Basler aircraft

Cargo North’s two new Basler turbine aircraft and their unique capabilities, teamed up with SEI Industries’ BATT, is a combo that is revolutionizing the way bulk fuel is delivered in Canada’s North.

If you’ve spent any time in aviation, you know a legend when you see one. With more than 60 years of incredible service, from frozen pole to frozen pole and everywhere in between, the legendary DC-3 has been reborn as the new Basler Turbo 67 aircraft.

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New Approach Reduces Reliance on Diesel

April 13, 2014

Arctic King Used to Reduce Diesel Reliance

In days gone by, panning for gold often meant long hours spent kneeling at the edge of a river bank, swirling water through a pan to sift out a few tiny glittering nuggets. Fortunately, those days are long gone and, today, exploring for gold is a sophisticated juggle of logistical planning, asset management and environmental stewardship.

For many exploration companies, there’s also a strong desire to operate more efficiently now – especially since many face a number of challenges working in very remote locations where physical access is limited and the climate is harsh.

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Watch SEI’s BATT in action on Ice Pilots TV series!

November 26, 2013

BATT in action on Ice Pilots show featuring Buffalo Airways

Are you a fan of the TV series Ice Pilots? In episode 5 of season 5, you can watch the BATT in action on Buffalo Airways’ Electra aircraft. Buffalo Airways purchased two BATTs for use in hauling bulk fuel to various remote locations. With two BATTs, they are able to use the Electra’s entire hauling capacity in the most cost-effective way possible, transporting a total of 4,200 USG (15,900 L) of fuel per trip. In this episode, Buffalo Airways staff install and use the BATT for the first time, saying it’s “cool” and giving it a positive thumbs up assessment! Thanks, Buffalo! We love you, too.

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SEI Launches New GO-Station Fuel Modules

August 23, 2013

SEI Industries GO-Station fuel module for remote site operations like mining

Delta, BC, Canada – When there’s no gas station for a thousand miles, now you can bring your own. SEI Industries Ltd. recently launched its new GO-Station fuel modules, built inside ISO containers, and capable of providing everything needed to receive and transfer fuel from any bulk fuel storage system.

The concept is simple – provide a controlled, protected environment to house pumping, filtration, metering and dispensing equipment.

Make it tough, compact and portable so it can be shipped by land, sea or air. Design it to withstand remote locations and engineer it to be compatible with diesel fuel, jet fuel or lube oils (future models will also allow gas).

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