SRS Crisafulli News

SRSC Fall Show Schedule - World Dairy Expo and WEFTEC

Posted by Laura Fleming on Mon, Sep 08, 2014 @ 07:09 AM


SRS Crisafulli is packing personnel and equipment to exhibit at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, September 30th – October 4th.

SRS Crisafulli's Booths: #726 & 727

We’ll be outside with a Slurry Pump, and a FLUMP with new agitation features on display. Stop by and find out how SRS Crisafulli can solve your settled solids lagoon challenges.  

Here is our encampment photo from last year's World Dairy Expo:

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Staff attending in 2014: Dredge Rental and Sales Manager Troy Fercho, and Chad Schipman, Engineering Manager.

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WEFTEC:  Water Environment Federation:  water quality people at the annual water quality event takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana September 29th – October 1st.

SRS Crisafulli's Booth: #7928

Staff attending: Applications Engineer Tristan Hoff, CFO Laura Fleming, Treasurer Aldace Fleming, with support from Representative Frank Vestal of Tennessee.  We look forward to connecting with other Representatives and Customers at this National Event.

Also, 

In the News:

Tristan Hoff, Applications Engineer, recently opened an SRS Crisafulli Sales office in Kennebunk, Maine. While attending the Western Dredging Association trade show in Toronto, Canada, writer Judith Powers interviewed Mr. Hoff for International Dredging Review.

The article and photo can be found here.

Manure Managers Expo

Finally, in early June, SRS Crisafulli participated for the first time in the Manure Managers Show in Springfield, Missouri.  The Floating Lagoon Pumping System (FLUMP), competed with Agitation Boats at a Dairy Lagoon, and generated interest because of it's low-turbidity and electric approach to moving manure.  Design Engineer Jordan Webb was interviewed by Douglas Hamiilton, PdD, Oklahoma State University, Associate Professor, Waste Management Specialist.  That interview was filmed and will be available soon.

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 Photo:  Jordan Webb and Douglas Hamiliton fiilming in front of the FLUMP.

 

Happy Hunting one and all.

Links to the 2 Fall Shows: 

http://www.weftec.org/

https://www.worlddairyexpo.com/

 

Topics: dredge, flump, Municipal dredging, sludge, maintenance dredging, Hydraulic dredging, rotomite 6000, WEFTEC, World Dairy Expo, Manure

Facts About Peat Moss Harvest; Dredging Peat Moss

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 08:08 AM

By Frank Robinson, SRS Crisafulli Sales Applications Specialist

Peat moss is described by SUN GRO Horticulture as a derivative "from the decomposition of organic material located in bogs, including mosses, reeds and shrubs. Peat bogs are found throughout the world..."  Peat moss can be used as a soil amendment, as a fuel source and more.

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Picture courtesy of Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal; http://www.grida.no/publications/rr/the-natural-fix

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Peatlands cover 3% of the world's land surface.   According to SUN GRO, "Peat bogs are found throughout the world but are principally located in the northern hemisphere with significant numbers of peat bogs found in Canada, Finland, Ireland and Russia. There are more than 270 million acres of peat lands in Canada representing 25% of the world's supply..."  Although harvesting peat moss usually requires the bog "first [be] drained of near-surface water and cleared of all surface vegetation," SRS Crisafulli customers have successfully used Crisafulli dredges to harvest peat moss without draining the bog.

According to Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D., "peat moss is an environmentally friendly organic amendment essential for may horticultural purposes."  In Dr. Chalker-Scott's publication, The Myth of Permanent Peatlands, she explains "peat moss has an amazing capacity to hold water like a sponge, slowly releasing it as the surrounding soil dries out."

Peat moss is used to improve poor soils to make them more productive. In so doing, this once living vegetation actually promotes plant growth in landscapes and gardens. In turn, these "greenscapes" cool the environment, filter the air, and capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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Partially restored peat bog

Dr. Chalker-Scott says, "There is often a perception that this natural resource cannot be diminished; sales material from one local peat producer claims their supply of peat from a 150-acre lake is "virtually limitless."  The reality is that peat moss accumulates very slowly, and "it is more accurate to describe commercial peat removal as mining."

SRS Crisafulli Specialist Frank Robinson is working with a long-time customer who has been successfully using a Crisafulli Dredge specifically for peat bog harvest.

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 A Crisafulli Rotomite 6000 dredging a peat moss bog.

 

Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D. is an Extension Urban Horticulturist and Associate Professor for Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State University.  You can visit her webpage at:  www.puyallup.wsu.edu/~Linda%20Chalker-Scott

Sun Gro is the largest producer of peat in North America and the largest distributor of peat moss and peat-based growing media products to the North American professional plant growers market.  You can visit them at:  www.sungro.com

Would you like to learn how you can harvest a peat bog using a Crisafulli Dredge?  Contact SRS Crisafulli Specialist Frank Robinson at FrankR@crisafulli.com or call 800-442-7867.

Topics: Dredges, crisafulli, dredge, agriculture, rotomite 6000, peat bogs, peatland, peat bog harvest, peat bog mining

SRS Crisafulli Guest Author David Zamida on Gold Mining (part 2 of 3)

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Wed, Oct 05, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

Article submitted by David Zamida, Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com

Waste processing and storage

A good operator first understands the unique characteristics of the mineral deposit under their management. Each deposit is unique, as is the volumes and types of waste streams it will generate. Waste characteristics to be considered include: storage structure integrity, waste chemistry (including interaction with other materials), particle size, shape, hardness, mechanical properties, specific gravity and more. To enable storage facilities to effectively withstand chemical and mechanical stresses, groundwater dynamics and affected aquifers must be identified through a hydrological site study. To ensure that equipment matches the specific working conditions and requirements, company engineers and project managers must work closely with their equipment providers

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in a Lined Gold Reclamation Lagoon

World class operators understand that reclamation is not only a responsibility but also an opportunity to enhance the reputation and image of the industry. On mine closure, up-to-date knowledge, technology and equipment can be used to enhance landform aesthetics and functionality, leaving the land in better condition than when they found it.

 

About the author

 

bcgold resized 600Dave Zamida is a Mineral Project Manager and Mining Property Broker for BCgold.com, which launched its first website in 2004, aligning unique mining property assets with market demand.

David’s clients include major, junior, public, private and government agencies. David has earned several accreditations through The University of British Columbia’s NBK Department of Mining Engineering, the British Columbia Institute of Technology and other institutions and is a member of the PDAC and CIM.

 

Be sure not to miss part 3 of this article, Superfund and the largest gold producing countries – subscribe to this RSS feed (above this article).

 

Would you like to learn more about SRS Crisafulli's involvements in the Gold Mining Industry?  Contact Maureen Lundman.

 

Subscribe to this RSS feed and don't miss Ms. Lundman's blog article about gold pond reclamation dredging - coming soon.

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