The SorbWeb™ Plus transformer oil containment system is an effective and reliable passive oil leak and spill management system that provides continuous protection against oil spills and leaks associated with transformers, capacitors, storage tank facilities and other oil-filled equipment. In its passive state the system allows water to move freely through its bottom “Smart Barrier” and pass through without accumulating. However, when oil comes in contact with the “Smart Barrier” it will undergo a physical change by congealing and sealing, turning into an impermeable membrane and preventing oil from escaping the containment area.
A State of the Art Design
SorbWeb™ Plus is a gravity-based subterranean transformer oil containment system that surrounds mineral oil-filled equipment with geosynthetic materials. The system effectively traps oil from catastrophic oil spills and leaks. The critical components of the SorbWeb™ Plus transformer oil containment system include:
- A synthetic impermeable liner
- An absorbent or adsorbent filter layer
- A retention layer of smart oil-absorbing fabric that seals on contact with mineral oil.
This green technology incorporates a state of the art design that allows for full access to the equipment, eliminates the need for sumps and pumps or oil water separators, does not require power to operate, and offers a nearly maintenance free alternative to conventional transformer oil containment approaches.
Albarrie’s innovative SorbWeb™ Plus transformer oil containment system is designed to meet both general and specific secondary containment requirements set out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) In Canada. The transformer oil containment system will significantly reduce capital outlays, provide environmental protection and drastically lessen the economic consequences of an oil spill. No other oil containment system comes close to this level of performance and quality. Read the case studies here.