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International Environmental Protection 2009-2014

ChrisReal_TahitiEvent:

Environmental Outreach Summary 2009-2014
Billabong Pro –Teahupoo, Tahiti

Overview:

Tahiti Surfing Contest – Environmental Activity Summary

Each year Chris Real from DPS Technical in conjunction with the event management staff performs an environmentally responsible activity during the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billlabong Pro & Von Zipper Trials in Teahupoo, Tahiti. This helps the community and we enjoy being the “good guys”.

Community Action Overview

In 2009 & 2010 we did a general area clean up and collected used oil / paint and recyclable materials at the various places to prevent hydrocarbon contamination of the lagoon. (Hydrocarbons are linked to cancer and sea life damage, additionally they are a fire safety concern.)

Tahiti_generator Tahiti_electronicsIn 2011 & 2012 with the help of Jimmy Mawrr and Paul Scott we completed redirecting and balancing the electrical power lines in the webcast and other buildings, thus minimizing fire risk and overall power consumption. (The attention to detail has prevented some power black outs and lowered the electrocution risk.)

In 2011 an extreme swell hit during the contest.

The “Code Red” conditions resulted in many of the waterfront areas being flooded.

We take pride in knowing that our proactive cleanup activities were directly responsible for minimizing pollution, as many of the environmentally hazardous materials had been removed.

In 2011 & 2012 the locals helped us do a lead battery cleanup.Tahiti_batteries1 Tahiti_batteries

We were able to take in excess of 2,000 pounds of lead and used batteries to the recycling point at the marina.

Our actions have kept a known toxin from contaminating the food chain. (Lead is linked to reproductive harm in humans and is damaging to the food chain.)

Tahiti_plastic Tahiti_recycleFor 2013 we placed aluminum and plastic “can crushers” and beverage container recycling points around Teahupoo. The container crushers minimized the physical bulk of the beverage containers and also made it easier for recycling collection. When the containers are crushed they take up less area in landfills and do not float, this is a benefit.

In 2014 we expanded our environmental support of the ASP Billabong Pro by providing more can crushers, coordinating expanded battery recycling and oversaw the implementation of secondary containment for a remote fueling location.

What is in the future?

Billabong_recycles1We are committed to being good citizens’ so stay tuned!

Respectfully,

Chris Real, CLS
President, DPS Technical, Inc.

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Motorcycle Noise

w-Chemhelp-3For many communities excessive sound from motorcycles and other vehicles is a problem.  This website is intended to give resources for vehicle noise control.  The growing popularity of motorcycles, both on road and off road, and recreational vehicles such as ATV’s and watercraft, have necessitated attention on minimizing the unwanted sound from these vehicles.

DPS Inc. is very involved in helping to minimize unwanted sound or nuisance noise from vehicles. We are internationally recognized for our efforts to minimize the disturbance from unwanted vehicle sound and our activities to study, educate, and assist in regulation enforcement programs.

We are well qualified to perform vehicle sound measurement for vehicle manufacturers, muffler manufacturers and to perform field sound measurements in communities and at recreational facilities such as racetracks or off highway riding areas.  We frequently work in close association with our clients’ acoustical teams in developing methods for noise control.

DPS Inc. has a recognized training curriculum for vehicle sound measurement for civilians to assist in sporting event vehicle sound reduction for sporting regulation enforcement.

DPS Inc. has a recognized training program for land managers and the law enforcement community.  This training program often qualifies for POST training credit.

Training

Technical Inspector & Civilians, Land Managers & Law Enforcement Instructional & Informational Video Regulatory Assistance

Equipment Information

  • Sound Meters Type 1 & Type 2
  • Calibration
  • Equipment selection

Field Services & Testing

  • Outreach
  • Acoustical services
  • Motorcycle stationary & pass by testing
  • Exhaust system testing

Products & Services

Equipment is available for purchase & rental.  We can recommend equipment and have an equipment rental program.

DPS Technical Sound Testing Projects for 2013

2013 Billabong Pro

ChrisReal_TahitiEvent:

Environmental Outreach Summary 2009-2013
Billabong Pro –Teahupoo, Tahiti

Overview:

Tahiti Surfing Contest – Environmental Activity Summary

Each year Chris Real from DPS Technical in conjunction with the event management staff performs an environmentally responsible activity during the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billlabong Pro & Von Zipper Trials in Teahupoo, Tahiti. This helps the community and we enjoy being the “good guys”.

Community Action Overview

 In 2009 & 2010 we did a general area clean up and collected used oil / paint and recyclable materials at the various places to prevent hydrocarbon contamination of the lagoon. (Hydrocarbons are linked to cancer and sea life damage, additionally they are a fire safety concern.)

Tahiti_generator Tahiti_electronicsIn 2011 & 2012 with the help of Jimmy Mawrr and Paul Scott we completed redirecting and balancing the electrical power lines in the webcast and other buildings, thus minimizing fire risk and overall power consumption. (The attention to detail has prevented some power black outs and lowered the electrocution risk.)

In 2011 an extreme swell hit during the contest.

The “Code Red” conditions resulted in many of the waterfront areas being flooded.

We take pride in knowing that our proactive cleanup activities were directly responsible for minimizing pollution, as many of the environmentally hazardous materials had been removed.

In 2011 & 2012 the locals helped us do a lead battery cleanup.Tahiti_batteries1 Tahiti_batteries

We were able to take in excess of 2,000 pounds of lead and used batteries to the recycling point at the marina.

Our actions have kept a known toxin from contaminating the food chain. (Lead is linked to reproductive harm in humans and is damaging to the food chain.)

Tahiti_plastic Tahiti_recycleFor 2013 we placed aluminum and plastic “can crushers” and beverage container recycling points around Teahupoo.  The container crushers minimized the physical bulk of the beverage containers and also made it easier for recycling collection.  When the containers are crushed they take up less area in landfills and do not float, this is a benefit.

What is in the future?

Billabong_recycles1We are committed to being good citizens’ so stay tuned!

Respectfully,

Chris Real, CLS
President, DPS Technical, Inc.

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