Oil spills can have wide-ranging impacts, even those not highlighted by the media. It is not merely distressing images of oiled birds and other wildlife. An Oil spill can have severe short economic effects as well. Oil spills can impact the environment in several ways such as:
By affecting fishes and other marine life as well as land animals. Their breathing can be affected by heavy, high-viscosity oil spills. This can affect an organism’s critical functions such as respiration, feeding and thermoregulation.
Chemical toxicity: This is characteristic of lighter chemical components which are more bio-available, can be absorbed into organs, tissues and cells, and can have sub-lethal or lethal toxic effects.
Ecological changes as caused by the loss of key organisms with a specific function in an ecological community.
Indirect effects such as loss of shelter or habitat through oiling or clean-up operations.
As a provider of solutions for the Oil and Gas industry, Class One Systems understands the importance of sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). We understand the need to mitigate industrial disasters and can provide systems to manage these disasters, if and when, they occur. Oil and Spill Detection Systems help to mitigate risk and reduce costs associated with potential spills and protect the environment. Our Oil Spill Detection and Monitoring can detect and contain oil leaks and spills with the Slick Sleuth oil spill monitoring system.
Slick Sleuth oil spill monitors and detectors are used in various industrial and environmental applications for real-time detection of oil leaks and spills on fresh, brackish, or saltwater, as well as ground and normally dry surfaces. In the event of an oil spill or leak, Slick Sleuth provides instant detection and notification, enabling users to contain accidental spills and avert costly environmental damage, cleanup, mitigation expenses, and regulatory penalties.
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