fbpx

Leighton O'Brien News and Events

AC’CENT Environmental  and Leighton O’Brien ink global partnership  agreement to market Dri-sump® containment testing

AC’CENT Environmental and Leighton O’Brien ink global partnership agreement to market Dri-sump® containment testing

Leading environmental compliance technology company AC’CENT Environmental Services. Inc. and Leighton O’Brien have entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement for Dri-sump®, the most innovative containment tightness testing technology on the market certified to meet US EPA compliance obligations.

The 15-year agreement enables Leighton O’Brien to distribute and market Dri-sump®, a faster, simpler and far less disruptive alternative to hydrostatic testing. Dri-sump® can test all types containment sumps and spill buckets in 60 seconds and uses no water and creates zero waste by-products – thereby avoiding problems and costs associated with hazardous waste.

The technology uses a heavy vapor aerosol which fills the sump. An air generator ‘pulls’ the soil gases via a mini monitoring well adjacent to the sump into a viewing chamber where a laser examination determines if the sump is tight. 

Dri-sump® is certified to US EPA protocols, listed on the NWGLDE and has state regulatory acceptance in 46 USA states as an alternative to costly hydrostatic testing, which can slow sales by up to five hours per site.

President of AC’CENT Environmental, Mr Danny Brevard, said: “This agreement represents two innovative solutions providers coming together to significantly enhance the quality, convenience, speed and availability of containment testing for c-store retailers.

“Our combined track record in developing proprietary technologies is underpinned by deep scientific and engineering expertise and industry know-how. 

“We’re extremely pleased to partner with Leighton O’Brien who have proven experience in commercialising leak detection systems on a global scale. Their industry reputation, distributor network, analytics capabilities and international reach provides a strong platform to leverage our Dri-sump® technology,” he said.

Leighton O’Brien CEO, Reed Leighton, said: “AC’CENT Environmental has decades of experience providing best-in-class products and services to the USA energy sector. Their Dri-sump® technology is exactly what the market has been crying out for.

“We believe this is a game-changing industry development that will benefit fuel retailers given they will now be able to meet their EPA compliance obligations without having to stop forecourt sales for triennial containment tightness tests.

“We estimate the North American C-store industry can add 250,000 hours of sales uptime per year by adopting Dri-sump®. In addition, a hydrostatic test will cost $150 to $300 in lost fuel sales compared to $3 to $6 with Dri-sump®, so the salesup time benefits are significant. The cost of Dri-sump is comparable to existing methods,” he said.

Dri-sump® technology will be available through Leighton O’Brien’s 22 testing partners throughout the US immediately. Its existing network will also be supplemented by additional partners after intial rollout to existing partners.

Ends

About AC’CENT Environmental Inc.
AC’CENT Environmental has been a leader in Compliance testing for 33 years. It started with Gas System ®, which is the only EPA 3rd party certified complete system and not instrument, and quickly added all forms of compliance testing for over 17 states and 8 countries. We saw the need for a radical new system to save water and time, and developed Dri-sump ®. Within a year of approval in the US alone, over 50,000 containment sumps have been tested saving over a million gallons of water. We are continuing to push our manufacturing and Dri-sump ® testing to new and exciting places.

07.10.2020 – by Leighton O'Brien
Subscribe to our Blog

Categories:

Enquire about our services



Download a brochure

Adding fuel polishing and restoration to our product line through Leighton O’Brien is another valued service to address fuel quality issues. We are extremely pleased with the design and efficiency of the units and provides a professional platform that fits our model well.

Chris Biellier, Vice President
Seneca Companies – Environmental & Waste Solutions Divisions, USA

Leighton O’Brien is integral to our operation. We trust them to provide tank cleaning, testing and monitoring for our petrol stations around Australia. They are a smart engineering and technology company who I highly recommend.

Terry Lunney, Manager – Assets, Facilities, Construction
7-Eleven Stores Pty. Ltd.

Enquire about our software and services

Simply fill out the form below to schedule a demo of our Remote Solutions or find out more about how we can reduce your risk and cost. For an office or distributor, please locate them via Find Us on our Contact page.

* Required fields
Thank you. We have submitted your request!
Close overlay

Download a brochure

To download a brochure, please fill in a few contact details and click to receive the brochure(s) that you’re interested in.

Select brochures:

* Required fields
Thank you. Please click on the link(s) below to download your brochure(s).
Close overlay
Close Video

This website stores cookies on your computer. By accepting these cookies, it allows us to improve your browsing experience and personalise our marketing services. Read our updated privacy policy to find out about the cookies we use and how to manage them.