August 11, 2016

Mobile Lab gathers data in Hanford’s tank farms – Aug. 11, 2016

A mobile vapors laboratory undergoing evaluation at Hanford’s tank farms is helping detect and monitor chemical vapors. The Mobile Organic Monitoring Laboratory uses state-of-the-art air monitoring instrumentation to detect a wide range of chemicals. The lab: Provides real-time chemical vapors monitoring Locates and monitors vapor […]
August 10, 2016

WRPS begins pilot-scale testing at Hanford’s tank farms – Aug. 10, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions is field testing new technologies for potential application in the tank farms for detecting and monitoring vapors and their sources. Technologies being evaluated include infrared cameras that can detect chemical vapors in work areas, portable area sensors equipped with multiple chemical […]
August 4, 2016

WRPS testing protective equipment for workers – Aug. 4, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) continues to look for additional protections to further enhance worker safety by testing air-purifying respirator cartridges connected directly to known vapor sources. This first-of-a-kind test allows WRPS to measure how much protection respirator cartridges can provide against tank vapors. This […]
August 4, 2016

Varying viewpoints – Aug. 4, 2016

On Aug. 2, Judge Thomas Rice in U.S. District Court in Spokane ruled on a preliminary injunction in a case regarding worker protection at the Hanford Site.  The voluntary restraints proposed by Washington River Protection Solutions were accepted by the court, as written in the […]
July 26, 2016

WRPS evaluates vapors monitoring and detection technology – July 26, 2016

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is reviewing new technologies that could be used in the tank farms to detect and monitor vapors. These technologies include infrared cameras that can detect chemical vapors, portable area sensors that can detect specific vapors, in-stack and area vapor detection […]