QUALIFICATIONS

The company supplies recorded data from in-situ Pilot Testing designed to implement highly effective and efficient remediation solutions.

Since 1991, AcuVac has performed exemplary services in thirteen states

  • Currently, extensive work projects in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
  • Historically, work projects throughout the South and Southeastern regions of the USA.
  • The Team has conducted 400 Pilot Tests and Events consisting of on-site operation of over 14,000 hours. 
  • AcuVac has conducted over 270 Air Sparging Pilot Tests consisting of test times from 8 hours to 7 days.
  • During all of these tests, AcuVac has never had an equipment failure that resulted in a missed schedule.
  • AcuVac’s commitment to working safely is documented in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures manual that provides the basis for the manner in which we provide our services.
  • All AcuVac personnel have the major OSHA (Hazwoper), H2S, as well as company specific certifications such as LPS and SafeLandUSA.

HOW WE DO IT

AcuVac diligently and effectively minimizes potential and significant problems of inaccurate test results that could occur with non-proven systems, inexperienced or inobservant personnel, inadequate test equipment and instrumentation, and rapid changes in weather conditions.     

With the AcuVac system:

  • Experienced and trained personnel, precise monitoring of all parameters, equipment with 99% uptime, preventative maintenance systems and calibration of instrumentation, reliability and exemplary results are ensured.
  • All the parameters of a project are clearly defined before testing begins and reasonably timed intervals are set for recording data.
  • Internal Combustion Engine technology is used to supply the induced vacuum, control vapor emissions and provide easy and quick mobilization and no electrical connections are required.
  • Tests are conducted where the contaminant is Light Non-Aqueous Petroleum Liquid (LNAPL, including gasoline and natural gas condensates), Non-Aqueous Petroleum Liquid (NAPL, including crude oil), and Dense Non-Aqueous Petroleum Liquid (DNAPL, including chlorinated hydrocarbons).
  • Each mission-critical piece of equipment on all of AcuVac’s mobile units has a matching backup to provide redundancy in the event of any issue that would delay the schedule.

THE REPORT

The primary purpose of feasibility testing is to generate, record, and report accurate and useful data from a short-term test of a contaminated site to determine the feasibility of a long-term remedial or Corrective Action Plan (CAP). Over the years, AcuVac has advanced the reporting format which represents the test data, test results and projected Radius of Influence along with a summary and observations and, in many cases, recommendations in a clear a precise manner. NAPL may be referred to as phase separated hydrocarbons in the statement of services.

  • AcuVac has developed a proprietary method to calculate and project the effective soil vacuum extraction radius of influence.   
  • When groundwater pumping is included, the  induced hydraulic gradient is also projected.
  •  If Air Sparging is the test, the Company provides the effective Air Sparging radius of influence using  a number of tests.

Many Consultants include the AcuVac Report as part of their final report to their client. Competitors often refer to AcuVac’s report as the standard when presenting their report, i.e. "our report is just like AcuVac's."   The Report is typically completed and forwarded to the Consultant within seven to fourteen days, or sooner, if requested.

To see samples of our report format, please contact us.