Dexter Michigan based Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, an environmental products manufacturer, has launched an insulating cover to prevent frozen condensation and protect wellheads and gas collection hoses at landfill sites - the PolarGuard Insulating Wellhead Cover.
According to Q.E.D. winter weather can cause many problems for landfill operators and landfill gas technicians. Sub-zero temperatures and heavy winds can lead to freezing condensation in wellheads and landfill gas hoses, affecting gas extraction levels and causing unnecessary delays and expense.
The PolarGuard cover is claimed to protect against harsh conditions by tightly wrapping wellheads and gas collection hoses, while still allowing for quick and easy installation using Velcro® closures and web buckle straps for convenient monitoring and maintenance.
The PolarGuard Insulating covers are available for both Precision Control and Accu-Flo Wellheads and can accommodate wellheads of up to three inches.
The manufacturer said that by investing in PolarGuard Insulating Wellhead covers, landfill operators and gas technicians are granted the peace of mind that their wellheads and gas collection hoses are kept warm and blocked from the wind.
It added that by using the covers operators may be able to avoid unnecessary maintenance costs or operation delays, increasing the efficiency of the landfill.