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Black smoke incident report

The Fishmeal Factory management submitted the black smoke incident report which was in response to the Pre-Notice. A review of the City of Cape Town by-law 2010 indicates that the company remains in compliance and has proven due diligence by implementing relevant corrective and preventative...

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11 April
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Pre-Abatement Notice Meeting

Site visit by Wendy Kloppers, Phumela Hoza and Ossie Oswald regarding the pre-abatement notice. The factory management presented their preventative and corrective action plan that was already implemented in order ensure that future incidents are minimised and/or mitigated. The smoke incidents of February and March...

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09 April
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Stack Emission test

Isokinetic stack emission tests were conducted for each of the 5 emission stacks as per Atmospheric Emission License requirements. This was communicated to the licencing authority of the City of Cape Town who were also present at site when the analysis was being conducted by...

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09 April
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Issue of Pre-Notice

The fishmeal factory was issued with a Pre-Notice titled “NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO ISSUE AN ABATEMENT NOTICE IN TERMS OF CHAPTER V AND IX OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT BY_LAW, 2010 (PROMULGATED IN PROVINCIAL GAZETTER NO. 6772 DATED 30 JULY 2010)”...

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03 April
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Site Inspection

Due to odour complaints the factory was inspected by Ossie Oswald, on 24 March 2014, Regional Air Quality Practitioner from City Health Department. He reported to site unannounced and advised that he did detect a slight smell, while responding to complainants, in North Shore area,...

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24 March
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Steam dissipation

As per normal procedure, the Site Manager also conducted a surrounding area smell test, after verifying that all the odour abatement technology was fully operational at the factory, and also reported that the smell was that of typical fish operation and not considered offensive. An...

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23 March
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MEC Enquiry

Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and City of Cape Town officials conducted an enquiry regarding the fishmeal production and functionality of odour abatement technology. The meeting included a review of production systems, flows as well as system controls, compliance with the Atmospheric Emission...

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06 March
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Eskom load shedding

2 recorded interruptions during the production run with a total of 5 hours of downtime. The production inhibitor was reported to the Licensing Authority who reported to site and conducted a plant inspection and found no offensive smells....

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06 March
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Commissioning challenges with new boiler

Upon investigation of the new Boiler problem it was discovered that there was incorrect installation of the detection probes for the high water and normal water level indicators. This resulted in the incorrect detection of a high water level and thus resulted in the...

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23 February
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Commissioning challenges with new boiler

The LT Drier showed early indication of problems by causing a start-up delay with non-responsive controls. Upon investigation it was discovered that there was inconsistent oil pressure that was being supplied to the LT burner and this was due to the fact that the LT...

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22 February
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