Dec 13, 2013

Apollo Safety Launches Wastewater Division

The division will feature offerings for wastewater treatment facilities as it pertains to gas detection equipment, maintenance & monitoring

 John V. Carvalho Apollo Safety wastewater division

Apollo Safety Inc. announced the formation of a special division to serve wastewater treatment facility clients. The new division will feature offerings for wastewater treatment facilities as it pertains to gas detection equipment, maintenance and monitoring.

“By their very nature, wastewater treatment plants require special precautions. For starters, we are talking about a confined space that has daily exposure to chlorine gas as part of the drinking water treatment and hydrogen sulfide on the waste treatment side. With our special division, we can offer a greater level of service for wastewater treatment facilities so they can proactively address the risks they face on a daily basis,” said John V. Carvalho III, president of Apollo Safety Inc.

Those offerings include a variety of portable and stationary gas detection systems suitable for wastewater treatment plants, including name brands like Industrial Scientific, RAE Systems, RKI and GMI. These systems are available for purchase or rental at weekly or monthly rates. Rental equipment is certified to NIST standards and is guaranteed for the entire rental period.

In addition, Apollo Safety also provides on-site installation and training and 24/7 service. All Apollo Safety technicians are factory-trained and certified. In addition, Apollo offers its own training program, with five levels of certification. Apollo Safety technicians must be Level II or higher to service a wastewater treatment gas detection system.

“The advanced training our technicians receive provides an added level of safety and security for our clients,” said Carvalho. “Because of the training our techs receive, they can spot potential problems much sooner than techs without that training. That extra level of training can mean averting a major problem before it has the potential to become a tragedy. Or diagnosing a minor problem as part of a regular maintenance check that undetected could end up being a $4,000 to 5,000 repair.”

Apollo Safety provides service in an in-house service center, as well as offering on-site support with factory-trained technicians for both portable and stationary gas detection systems. Apollo uses only factory-original parts for repairs and repairs are made exactly to client requirements. Apollo guarantees a 10-day turnaround time with pre-approval, though 66 percent of all repairs are completed in five days or less. Free software upgrades included with all repairs.