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GuardDog Completes One Year Tour of Duty At Valero


SpillGuard Technologies Flagship Product Sports Verifiable Flawless Record of Zero Spills at Largest Independent Refiner in U.S.

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Concord, Calif. - June 24, 2004 - SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.  (SGT, Inc.) (http://www.sgtinc.com), the leading provider of innovative end-to-end spill prevention solutions for the fuels movement and petrochemical industry, announced today that its GuardDogT independent secondary shutoff control system has successfully completed the one year tour of duty mark at Valero Energy Corporation's Benicia facility. For over twelve months the GuardDog units in this terminal have been on the lookout for human error and mechanical failure that can cause inadvertent spills. During this period the three units have prevented any spills from occurring. A true validation of the technology, Valero has been using the GuardDog platform in this terminal for over one year and can claim a "verifiable zero spills" performance during the loading operations.

Every tanker truck compartment loaded brings with it an opportunity for human error and or mechanical failure. During the past year the GuardDog units have safeguarded the terminal through over 200,000 compartment loads. The units' predictive intelligence identified and countered numerous human errors and mechanical failures, delivering the zero spill performance.

"I am truly ecstatic at this momentous milestone. I wish I could tell you that it surprises me to have reached this historic milestone, but I have always been very confident in our product's capabilities. Additionally, I am confident that through continued use, the GuardDog will perform beyond all expectations. With the number of loading operations performed in this Valero terminal in one year, our Zero spill performance is a great validation of our technology and the truest testament to the GuardDog's tremendous capabilities" said Peter A. Mantas, president and CEO of SpillGuard Technologies. "We look forward to a long and continued relationship with Valero Energy and to their continued success."

About The GuardDog™
The GuardDog is the first independent secondary shutoff control system. It is quickly becoming the industry's defacto standard for spill prevention. Developed from the ground up to protect lives, the environment, and security. The GuardDog's patent pending design continuously monitors from 1 to 8 loading or transfer streams per unit.  Built with the future in mind, its innovative design ensures American Petroleum Institute's (API) RP1004 compliance, reduces installation costs, streamlines operations, reduces or eliminates the risks of spills, detects leaks and even detects attempted product theft.

Under normal conditions The GuardDog is silent until it detects a catastrophic valve failure.  Springing to action, the GuardDog automatically shuts down pumps; closes storage tank base valves and locks 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 reset switch.

Impressively 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 SGT Inc'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 1-925-363-1585 for more information.

About SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.
SpillGuard Technologies, Inc., the leader in spill prevention technologies, is dedicated to providing spill prevention solutions to the petrochemical industry. The company develops unique solutions that overcome human error and equipment failures. Designed to protect lives, the environment and assets, SGT Inc’s core product the GuardDog™ 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) RP1004, Section 5, titled Independent Secondary Shutoff Control Systems (SSC) associated with the bottom loading of tanker vehicles.

A privately held company, SGT Inc is driven by a seasoned management team with an impressive track record of accomplishments.

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