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GuardDog Ready for Duty at Fuel Loading Facilities
Spill Prevention Gets Added Boost from SpillGuard Technologies' GuardDogT

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BluePoint Communications
Ramin Ekhtiar
Tel: 408-296-6647
Fax: 509-753-7808
ramin@bluepointworld.com

Concord, Calif. - January 21, 2004 - SpillGuard Technologies, Inc.  (SGT, Inc.) (http://www.sgtinc.com), the leading provider of innovative spill prevention solutions for the fuel movement and petrochemical industry, today announced its flagship product, the GuardDogT, a spill prevention management system. The GuardDog is a one of a kind technology that serves to protect fuel-loading facilities from spills, theft, and potential leaks. The only commercially available spill prevention solution of its kind on the market, the GuardDog is fully compliant with the American Petroleum Institute's (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1004 that calls for an independent secondary shut-off control system. For further information about acquiring the GuardDog visit the SpillGuard Technologies' website or call (925) 363-1585.

The GuardDog is designed to detect valve failures and shut off delivery of product to the terminal. When a failure is detected, the patent pending GuardDog leaps into action shutting down delivery pumps and closing main tank base valves to completely stop the flow of product to the entire facility. This situation leaves the loading operation in a safe mode until operation personnel can investigate the cause of failure and remedy the situation before resetting the GuardDog - arming it to watch for the next catastrophic failure.

"Operations today are becoming increasingly cautious of spill situations - not only environmentally, but in averting a serious situation like fire or even death. The GuardDog helps avert such predicaments from ever happening," said Peter A. Mantas, president and CEO of SpillGuard Technologies. "We are very happy to be able to bring to market a product that can help to not only save lives, but also avert damage to property and the environment. We are very optimistic about the adoption of our GuardDog, especially in light of the API's recent RP 1004.



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 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) 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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