Treating Water Storage During Idle Times

Prevent the Stank in your Tank Virginia Wornstaff Dear Friends and Colleagues, In this buckle up and ride it out environment we are in, keep in mind we are all in this together, adapting as we go. We are experiencing new challenges daily as a result of unplanned idle...

Biocides vs Washing Dishes

What do biocides and washing dishes have in common? More than you think. Stay with me folks, this one is going to be good.Scenario 1: You’re on a frac job and pre-treat the source water on surface with an oxidizer, looking for a quick kill to ensure the microbial load...

Caution Bear in the Area

Join OSP for a Friday adventure. You pack your hiking gear, get in the car, drive to the mountains and arrive at your destination. You jump out of the car with excitement only to come face to face with a sign that reads ‘Caution Bear in Area.’ Do you think to yourself...

Welcome to the Microbial Testing Championship Round

LifeCheck ATP vs Bug Bottles Today marks the epic Championship battle between LifeCheck ATP vs Bug Bottles. Reader discretion is advised. It is important to remember bug bottles and ATP testing are used for different things and provide very different results. Fighting...

To modify or not to modify, that is the question

A1: Liquid Sample vs A4: Modified SoakWhen completing LifeCheck ATP Testing it is important to understand when best to muscle up to get that 1 mL sample out and when to tap out and use the modified soak procedure (LifeCheck ATP Handbook A4: Modified Soak). Why?The...