Specially Designed Tape Measure Product Called WOLFTape

L&M Associates Engineering Representatives Incorporated is pleased to announce a specially designed tape measure product called WOLFTapeTM to provide an instantaneous clear indication of the level of oil / dielectric fluid on top of water within an enclosed vault.

L&M Associates Engineering Representatives Incorporated is pleased to announce a specially designed tape measure product called WOLFTapeTM to provide an instantaneous clear indication of the level of oil / dielectric fluid on top of water within an enclosed vault. Utilities who distribute power through cables cooled by dielectric fluid typically have splices every 2000 feet which are accessible by manholes into a sealed vault. When dielectric fluid leaks are detected crews are deployed to initially inspect these sealed vaults, which generally contain many feet of water and oil sheen. The question remains, is it really just oil sheen to be cleaned up with diapers or is it a couple of inches which translates into about 200 gallons or more of dielectric fluid. WOLFTapeTM ,an acronym for Water Oil Level Flexible Tape, is successfully being used by utilities to provide this critical measurement. Measurement or even detection of dielectric fluids floating on top of water within a vault is often difficult to determine in the field. An eighth of an inch of oil/dielectric fluid looks the same as a foot. A wide variety of techniques are employed by utility technicians to determine the presence and level of oil within an enclosed vault. In the absence of all else, tossing a pebbling into the vault and observing the splash has been employed by some crews. A wrong "guesstimate" could lead to costly site remediation where none may be required or worse, not initiating the proper response where it is required! WOLFtapeTM eliminates the guesswork.

WOLFTapeTM is treated with a non-toxic dye that changes color from orange to yellow for a clear indication of the level of water. WOLFTapeTM absorbs oil/ dielectric fluid without changing color, giving a clear indication of depth. Precise marks every 1" and 6" allow you to make a quick decision about the fluid levels within the vault.

It's easy to use and it's fast! With more accurate measurements the utility can quickly size up the tanker to use. Utilities that utilize an Oil Spill Control Agent added to the vault for remediation typically use more than what is required to convert and encapsulate the fluid welcome the use of WOLFTape, reducing their cost for remediation.

By providing accurate measurements WOLFTapeTM will also assist in generating more accurate spill reports to the regulatory agencies.

For more information please contact C. Kevin Silver at L&M Associates Engineering Representatives Inc.,
440 Market Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407, Tel: 201-797-0441, F- 201-797-9504, kevin@lmassociates.com

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