SPECIFIC EXPERTISE

Petroleum - petroleum storage tank cleaning, gas freeing, repairs and upgrades, site remediation and environmental services, and emergency spill response for petroleum and chemical products.
Affinity personnel have significant combined years of client service in the oil and gas sector.

Environmental – project experience includes site remediation, new environmental system installations, excavation and clean up of home heating oil spills, and transportation and deposition of any contaminated materials.

Excavations – for major construction projects, liner installations, Commercial and Industrial building foundations, installation of above and under ground commercial fuel systems, and home heating oil spills.

Demolition – major building demolition’s, industrial site demolition’s, housing demolition, tank demolition’s (Some previous projects completed under the direct management of the Principals of Aaffinity Contracting are Oxidiser Plant at the local Oil Refinery, 120 ft dia. by 48 ft tanks, major hospital demolition’s)

Industrial – major construction in all engineering sectors, demolition, sewage treatment projects, above ground storage tank upgrades and repair, and major site remediation and deposition of waste and contaminated site materials.

Emergency Spill Response – includes providing assistance to both onshore and offshore situations.
Aaffinity’s employees have the expertise and methodologies to quickly and effectively respond to any emergency oil and chemical spill, especially in the areas of unusual or unique site conditions.

Snow and Ice Control – we have experienced personnel that have provided lump sum snow and ice control services in the metro area for over 25 years.

Contaminated Site Remediation

Aaffinity personnel have been involved in numerous contaminated site remediations ranging from Home Heating Spills to large Industrial Projects. Clients have included Imperial Oil Limited, Irving Oil Limited, PWGSC and Nova Scotia Power Corporation, etc. A list of the contaminants that Aaffinity has experience in remediation include:

• Petroleum hydrocarbons including, benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene, xylene, gasoline, fuel oil, Bunker C, diesel oil, Jet fuels, lubricating oil, and aviation gasoline.
• Pesticides including, DDT and its metabolites DDD and DDE, Lindane, Bravo, Guthion, Endosulfan, Metribuzin, Methoxychlor, Atrazine, Dinoseb and Cyanazine.
• Phenolics including creosols, phenol and pentachlorophenol.
• Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, including, benzo[a]pyrene, naphthalene, phenanthrene and others.
• Ethylene glycol and urea.
• Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and asbestos.
• Chlorinated solvents including chloroform, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, methylene chloride and others.
• Compounds including dioxins, furans, elemental phosphorus and heavy metals (arsenic, mercury, cyanide, lead, cadmium, copper, etc.) and others.

Aaffinity believe its strength lies in its employees and their safety and work related training. Our employees are crossed trained in all areas of the business to maintain our company’s versatility. Aaffinity has experience the in completion of detailed remediation work, preparation of cost estimates, safe job plans and execution of cost-effective services, while guaranteeing excellence in quality and superior customer service.

Petroleum Storage Tank Cleaning

Aaffinity has experience cleaning all types of aboveground storage tanks (AST's) and underground storage tanks (UST's), vessels, towers, furnaces, pits and piping. Product contained within these tanks has included: jet fuel; diesel; furnace oil; premium gas; crude oil; bunker C; cat frac bottoms; propane; butane; ballast; caustic; cadmium; paint stripper; and mixtures of the above.

Our personnel have used a variety of cleaning and recovery methods such as vacuuming, mechanical removal, chemical cleaning, pressure washing, sandblasting, squeegeeing and/or tank removal for a number of clients. We have operated on all scales of tank cleaning from 1000 gallon above ground storage tanks to the cleaning of over twenty (20) large diameter (up to 250-foot) petroleum storage tanks at refineries located throughout Atlantic Canada.