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Drive-Over Spill Containment

Secondary containment equipment is designed to help prevent leaks and spills from primary containment units from entering navigable waterways, harming personnel or damaging assets. A wide range of secondary containment options can provide regulatory compliance and help keep your facility protected. In addition to reliable… Read More

Spill Response Regulations for Landlocked Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed The Clean Water Act in 1972. This regulatory initiative applies to facilities in a wide range of industries. As outlined by the original legislation, the goal of the Clean Water Act is to prevent contaminants, such as oil or… Read More

Spill Containment for Emergency Generators

A variety of industries often require generators to supply emergency power in the event of a power outage. Generators typically utilize fuel liquids—such as diesel, gasoline or oil—to supply power. These liquids can have a deleterious impact on the environment if not properly contained. A… Read More

SPCC Requirements for Transformers: 3 Questions to Ask

Substation transformer failures have the potential to release large amounts of oil, which can pollute the environment and damage plant and animal life. Any incident of this nature draws negative media coverage and results in costly cleanup operations. A power utility in Brooklyn experienced this… Read More

Why Wind Farms Need Secondary Spill Containment

By the end of 2018, the total installed capacity of wind power in the United States reached more than 96,000 MW. Wind power is now a major segment of the sustainable power sector with the ability to supply the needs of 24 million homes. Currently, there… Read More

How to Protect Solar Transformers from Unexpected Oil Spills

The United States solar industry is booming. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, it boasts an annual average growth rate of 59 percent over the last decade. Utility scale projects accounted for 59 percent of new solar installations in 2017, and should continue at… Read More

What is an Oil Solidifier?

Oil solidifiers, like BCI’s Oil Solidifying Polymers (formerly known as C.I.Agent), are composed of dry, high molecular weight polymers that have a porous matrix and large oleophilic (strong affinity for oil rather than water) surface area. Upon contact with oil, the oil solidifiers form a… Read More

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

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

The Drivability of Secondary Oil Containment Systems

Customer Question: “Can we use your secondary oil containment systems even if we need to drive our maintenance trucks, equipment and vehicles into the containment area?” Answer: We hear this question often, generally regarding older substations that need to be retrofitted for secondary oil containment systems. Routine maintenance… Read More