Secondary Containment Case Studies

Secondary Containment

Not All Secondary Containment Is Created Equal: Pros & Cons of Concrete Containment

December 15, 2019

Concrete containment is a fairly common permanent solution used by utility companies to prevent a transformer oil leak from polluting the ground, and offers some obvious benefits when used for secondary containment. It is strong and durable, and requires low maintenance. It has a long… Read More

Not All Secondary Containment Is Created Equal: Tricks and Treats of Leaving a Smaller Footprint

December 15, 2019

We all want to do our part in taking care of this wonderful, sustainable eco-system known as Earth. As Halloween approaches and a kaleidoscope of colorful leaves slip toward the ground, we are reminded that our time wandering over her landscapes will be brief, in… Read More


Spill Containment

Utility Finds Quick and Easy SPCC-Compliant Oil Containment for Mobile Substation

September 20, 2018

Substation transformers should provide uninterrupted power flow. But, age, time and ever-increasing energy demands may cause problems. A major Texas utility discovered severe infrastructure issues with one of its substations. These issues could compromise its performance and reliability. After weighing the options, the utility decided to… Read More


Dewatering And Filtration

One EVAC Filtration System Works Great, but How About 7?

December 16, 2019

An Illinois utility used the EVAC Filtration System to assist in the dewatering of vaults and manholes in the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The EVAC System uses state-of-the-art filtration technology to remove suspended solids and light sheen from water discharge operations. An Illinois utility… Read More

EPA Uses Efficient, Inexpensive EVAC System for Dewatering Equipment

December 16, 2019

When a frac tank full of oily waste had to be emptied, the EPA used the EVAC Filtration System to dewater it. Not only were hydrocarbons captured and sediment removed, the EVAC System cost only a fraction of the use of a vacuum truck, saving… Read More


Spray Coating

Hydrostatic Pressure Test Proves This New Secondary Containment Solution Won’t Leak

December 15, 2019

An electric utility installed a 60 mil HDPE liner and sump pump for secondary containment at a transformer pit. A few months later, a site inspector checked the pit’s sump can. Surprisingly, it contained no water. With an impervious liner system, water should only be… Read More


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