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Compressed Gas Cylinder Disposal

Goodpasture, LLC

Goodpasture, an agricultural chemical producer, uses white phosphorus as an intermediate to produce fertilizers for the agricultural industry in Texas – storing 750,000 pounds of the material in eleven 30,000-gallon tanks. But, the tanks had been out of service for more than 20 years, causing deterioration to their structural integrity as well as to that of the tank apparatus. This was a dangerous situation, because if exposed to air, white phosphorous will burst into flames.

DRMS Guantanamo

SET was contracted by the DRMS branch of the Department of Defense to inspect and repackage chlorine cylinders located at the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several of these cylinders possessed corroded valves, including one that had leaked and was being temporarily secured with a Chlorine A Kit placed over the valve.