Envirosystems' MATTA-LIFT® transforming catalyst changeout operations

DARTMOUTH, NS, March 15, 2017 /CNW/ - One of Envirosystems newer technologies, MATTA-LIFT® (patent pending), continues to transform how traditional catalyst changeout operations are being conducted, as demonstrated on a recent project in the United States that exceeded expectations.

"We are extremely pleased with the performance of our new MATTA-LIFT® technology," says Mike Ryan, President and CEO of Envirosystems. "It is important to note that during this project, MATTA-LIFT® not only proved it can successfully perform under severe weather conditions, that shut down traditional crane operations, but also proved it can outperform a crane in good weather. While there is a longer lead time in set-up and engineering required, the cost savings far outweigh any costs incurred, while enhancing safety and increasing productivity."

A recent project completed in the United States saw the MATTA-LIFT® save nine shifts on the catalyst load, operating in wind conditions that would have shut down a crane for safety reasons, while preventing the catalyst material from getting wet during heavy rain. Had a crane been used, the loading would have taken an additional 4 ½ days. Regardless of the weather conditions, the MATTA-LIFT® would have saved 36 hours in comparison to traditional loading with a crane.

Additional facts:

  • Zero safety incidents or injuries over a three-month project.
  • MATTA-LIFT® loaded in torrential rain.
  • MATTA-LIFT® loaded in winds up to 45+mph (72kph) at reduced elevator car speed of 150'/minute (0.76200m/s)
  • Third party dense loading machine loaded at, or above design capacity, 24 ton per hour, first time ever.
  • Third party dense loading machine never ran out of catalyst.
  • Project was performed with a single car on the second largest hydro treating reactor in North America.
  • Because of the MATTA-LIFT®, the dense loading machine was able to load four beds in an average of eight hours per bed. In the past, this took 12 to 14 hours per bed.

Clint Stewart of Mattawa Industrial Services, which operates the MATTA-LIFT®, stated, "We are actively scheduling projects for late 2017/ 2018 and we are building more units to meet our client's needs. However, we will have to schedule projects on a first come, first serve basis."

About Mattawa Industrial Services
Mattawa, is an industrial maintenance contractor serving down-stream oil, gas and petrochemical clients from five locations in Canada and the United States. Mattawa specializes in catalyst changeout (including inert entry) and industrial services. The Mattawa business consists of Mattawa Industrial Services, Inc. (in Canada)  and Mattawa Industrial Services (USA), Inc. (in the United States), both wholly owned subsidiaries of Envirosystems Incorporated. For more information please visit us at www.mattawaindustrialservices.com or contact

Kevin McSwain - Canada at 519-330-3867, kmcswain@mattawaindustrial.ca


Chris Linebarger - United States at 832-493-8929, clinebarger@mattawaind.com

About Envirosystems Incorporated
Envirosystems is a leading provider of industrial and environmental services, with a focus on technological innovation. Services include catalyst changeout, chemical cleaning, dredging, high pressure cleaning, hydro-excavation, mobile spent caustic treatment, waste disposal/treatment, and vacuum services. For more information, please visit us at www.envirosystemsglobal.com.

SOURCE Envirosystems Inc.

For further information: Hugh Black, HMB Communications Group, 416-898-4871, hughblack@cogeco.ca


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