Why Storage Tank Seals are vital for the current climate crisis

Climate Crisis

Why Storage Tank Seals are vital for the current climate crisis

The escalating climate crisis is heightening concerns worldwide, with increasingly extreme weather events underscoring its urgency. Recent occurrences, from devastating wildfires ravaging Europe to destructive flooding and mudslides in Brazil, vividly illustrate the widespread impact of climate change. This crisis spans the entire globe, affecting diverse regions in varying ways. The only viable solution lies in a unified global effort to develop strategies that mitigate its accelerating effects. Countries such as the UK, France, and New Zealand have taken significant steps by committing to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

In today’s blog, we will delve into the pressing issue of the climate crisis, exploring the growing concerns it has ignited, and explaining how EWFM Tank Seals, in particular, can play a pivotal role in its mitigation.

The climate crisis:

The origins of the climate crisis are tied to the industrial revolution in the late 19th century. This transformative era marked a shift from manual production methods to mechanised manufacturing processes, fuelled by the use of coal, oil, and gas—collectively known as fossil fuels. At that time, the environmental implications of burning these fuels were largely unrecognised.

The burning of fossil fuels releases greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, into the atmosphere. Over time, these gases form a “blanket” around the Earth, trapping heat from the sun and leading to a rise in global temperatures. This event, known as the greenhouse effect, has accelerated over the past century.

In modern times, the consequences of the climate crisis have become increasingly evident through extreme weather events occurring across all continents. Developing countries often bear the brunt of these impacts due to their limited infrastructure and resources to cope with such conditions, putting their populations’ well-being at risk.

By 2021, greenhouse gas emissions had reached record levels, with China and the USA being the largest contributors. In response, the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, with participation from nearly every nation, aiming to curtail greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. As part of this agreement, some countries pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, demonstrating a collective commitment to combat the climate crisis.

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Why EWFM Tank Seals can help the effort:

For numerous years, EWFM has been a trusted supplier of storage tank equipment, offering solutions tailored to the internal components of storage tanks. Our product line-up includes floating suction units, articulated roof drains, floating oil skimmers, and as of 2021, floating roof storage tank seals. These seals play a pivotal role in sealing off vapours and substances present within the tanks. Over time, seals can deteriorate due to various factors, leading to the escape of vapours and materials.

Given that storage tanks typically contain substances such as petroleum, gasoline, chemicals, and hazardous waste, the emitted vapours contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and aggravating the ongoing climate crisis. Ensuring tight seals on storage tanks becomes paramount to prevent vapour emissions. EWFM’s range of tank seals has achieved global recognition, with a minimum lifespan of up to 20 years, providing long-lasting and effective sealing solutions.

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Stay tuned for an upcoming exciting addition to EWFM’s product range, set to launch within the next month.

Should you have inquiries about our storage tank equipment or tank seals, our dedicated sales team is ready to offer their expertise and guidance, assisting you in finding the ideal solution for your needs.

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