FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Completes One Year Tour of Duty At Valero
Technologies Flagship Product Sports Verifiable Flawless Record
of Zero Spills at Largest Independent Refiner in U.S.
- June 24, 2004 - SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.
(SGT, Inc.) (http://www.sgtinc.com),
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.