FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
States Department of Defense Turns to SpillGuard for Fuel Spill
Air Force Base First Up to Deploy Breakthrough Fuel Movement Monitoring
- September 12, 2006 - SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.
(SGT, Inc.) ( www.sgtinc.com ), the leading provider of innovative end-to-end spill prevention solutions
for the fuel movement and petrochemical industry, announced today
that the GuardDog™ Independent Secondary Shutoff Control System ® has successfully been installed at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), the
largest Air Mobility Command facility in the United States Air Force
. Now on duty, The GuardDog watches over
two high-throughput fueling operations at Travis. In a move to modernize
this elite facility and to control valuable fuel resources more
effectively, the Department of Defense (DOD) gave SpillGuard the
green light to install the proven spill prevention systems at Travis
decision to install SpillGuard's GuardDog system at the facility
falls in line with the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD)
mandate that all capitalized fuel facilities must be modernized
by the year 2010. Travis AFB is now being protected by the GuardDog
against human error and equipment failure at the fuel transfer operation.
The GuardDog's breakthrough technology dynamically monitors and
analyzes the entire fuel transfer operation, including overfill detection, static ground connections, and utilizes Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) technology to positively identify each vehicle
loaded to prevent fuel cross-contamination.
already safely delivered billions of gallons of fuel with Zero Spill
performance for three years, the GuardDog's patented predictive
intelligence delivers performance beyond that of outdated traditional
open loop overfill detection controls. Armed with the latest technology,
the GuardDog is on duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week,
365 days a year monitoring and improving the performance of Travis'
fuel loading operations. The deployment of the GuardDog system in
conjunction with the GuardDog DataLogger System III enables the
Travis AFB POL (Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants) management team
to dynamically view the performance of personnel and equipment at
the fuel loading operation. The data includes full accounting of
overfill signals, ground connections and disconnects, flow control
valve performance, attempted product theft, vehicles attempting
to load, product requested to load, and many other data points.
The GuardDog DataLogger System III easily integrates with any ODBC
compliant database. Once in the database, this data enables the
development of powerful analytics that reveal weaknesses and help
management improve their facilities' performance and increase efficiencies.
the backing of the DOD, SpillGuard is pulling out all the stops
and installing the absolute latest in spill prevention technology
at Travis AFB. The state of the art GuardDog boasts RFID recognition
that intelligently determines which tanker truck is loading to ensure
that the correct type of fuel is being loaded while simultaneously
taking preemptive action to prevent spills when an abnormal condition
is detected. This groundbreaking functionality utilizes the very
latest technology, proven to prevent accidental loading of incorrect
fuels and automatically logs each loading transaction and activity
of all normal and abnormal events.
are very excited to be taking part in this landmark facilities modernization
program mandated by the Secretary of Defense. SpillGuard is well
poised to support the modernization of the fuel distribution facility
of Travis and other DOD facilities globally," said Peter Mantas,
president and CEO of SpillGuard Technologies. "We have proven that
the GuardDog reduces operating costs, improves health safety, and
environmental compliance for our commercial customers. Now we are
poised to deliver the same benefits to our government."
GuardDog's ability to stop spills is unparalleled. Coupled with
its robust Data Logging capabilities, the GuardDog enables DOD management
to easily analyze, real-time performance of fuel handling equipment
and personnel responsible for their fuel loading operations," said
Lee Sherwood , founder & CTO at SpillGuard. "By capturing critical
data in an ODBC compliant database, the DOD has access to analytics
that improve existing preventative maintenance programs, and ensures
personnel are following proper procedures for loading."
Travis Air Force Base
60th Air Mobility Wing is the largest air mobility organization
in the Air Force with a versatile all-jet fleet of 26 C-5 Galaxy
cargo and 27 KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft. As the host unit
of Travis Air Force Base, Calif. , the wing controls more than $11
billion in total resources, including 6,383 acres, 1,790 buildings
and about 2,720 military family housing units. It handles more cargo
and passengers than any other military air terminal in the United
States . Travis is the West Coast terminal for aero medical evacuation
aircraft returning sick or injured patients from the Pacific area.
The 60th Air Mobility Wing crews fly support missions all over the
world and fulfills its motto of being " America 's First Choice" for providing true Global Reach.
Travis AFB POL team is the most recent recipient of the American
Petroleum Institute's award for "Best In Performance" in the entire
United States Air Force.
GuardDog has quickly become the industry's defacto standard for
spill prevention. Developed from the ground up to protect lives,
the environment, and security, the GuardDog's patented design continuously
monitors from 1 to 8 loading or transfer streams per unit. Built with the future in mind, its innovative design is compliant
with the American Petroleum Institute's (API) RP1004 requirements,
streamlines operations, dramatically reduces the risks of spills,
detects leaks, and even detects attempted product theft.
normal conditions, The GuardDog is silent until it detects a catastrophic
valve failure. Springing to action, the GuardDog pre-empts
spills by automatically shutting down pumps; closing storage tank
base valves and locking out the loading operation while alerting
management personnel of the problem and providing an opportunity
for investigation. The GuardDog empowers management with complete
control -- not allowing loading to continue or resume until management
determines it is safe to load again by initiating a keyed system
flexible, the GuardDog is easily integrated into the Terminal Management
System at tank truck, rail car, commercial and military aviation
refueling and marine ship and barge loading operation facilities.
A typical configuration requires only one "GuardDog" unit per load
lane. The unit works in concert with SpillGuard's Pump & Valve
Controller and other existing safety components and emergency shutdown
circuits to provide a fail-safe mechanism for stopping flow when
a valve failure is detected. Call 1-925-363-5140 for more
SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.
Technologies, Inc., the leader in spill prevention technologies,
is dedicated to providing spill prevention solutions to the petroleum
and petrochemical industries. The company develops unique solutions
that overcome human error and equipment failures. Designed to protect
lives, the environment and assets, SpillGuard's core product the
GuardDogT is quickly becoming the defacto standard in spill prevention
technology. The GuardDog was built from the ground up to meet future
industry specifications like the American Petroleum Institute's
(API) RP 1004, Section 5, titled Independent Secondary Shutoff Control
Systems (SSC) associated with bottom loading tanker vehicles.
privately held company, SGT Inc is driven by a seasoned management
team with an impressive track record of accomplishments.