SPI Oil Spill Containment Products & Systems
SPI Petro-Plugs® come in a range of sizes and are fitted into floor drains
SPI Petro-Pipes® allow for near horizontal discharge from containment areas
SPI Petro-Pipes® are designed for areas where vertical drainage is difficult or impossible, in such areas where the water table may be too high or the soil resists drainage because of high clay content. These conditions require that the discharge of treated rainwater from the containment area be situated at a level below the surface of the containment area. This can be accomplished by excavation of the area just outside the containment area and angling the Petro-Pipe® downward to the excavated area or by connecting the Petro-Pipe® to a discharge system that directs the treated water away from the containment area to a lower elevation.
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SPI-Petro-Barriers™ are designed to accommodate large volumes of rainwater
SPI-Petro-Barriers™ are designed to accommodate large volumes of rainwater where the water has been directed to a low point in the system where the SPI-Petro-Barrier™ Plug can be installed for vertical drainage. For very large volumes of rainwater, more than one SPI-Petro-Barrier™ may be required. SPI-Petro-Barriers™ are custom made for each individual facility and the larger diameter units can treat more than 100 gallons per minute of contaminated rainwater.
SPI Patented Pump-Thru-Barriers™ for continuous treatment of sump water.
SPI Pump-Thru-Barriers™ are a popular product because of their versatility and durability. The gauge mounted on the intake line measures the rate of flow of water passing into the Barrier. When the flow decreases to a certain rate it is time to changes filters. With the recent addition of an external filter this is a simple process. The external plastic case is removed and the treated paper filter inside is replaced and the apparatus is re-attached for use.
The Pump-Thru-Barriers™ can be used in a wide range of facilities to clean sump water of hydrocarbons while allowing clean water to flow through.
SPI Storm Water SPI-Petro-Barriers™ for Municipal & Industrial Water Systems
SPI’s Storm Water SPI-Petro-Barriers™ provide the quintessential oil-spill containment system for any Industrial and Municipal Setting where hydrocarbons are may occur. Now you can guarantee total compliance by completely isolating any designated area from all threats of an Oil-Spill that could potentially contaminate public waterways and/or municipal sewer lines.
These systems allow huge volumes of rainwater to drain freely while simultaneously sequestering any and all oil sheens and spills … affording you complete peace-of-mind.
SPI Containment Liners and Berms
Sea-Image Corporation and SPI offer their customers only secure and long-lasting containment liners.
Following is a comparison of current practices with the improvements SPI has made to ensure that the containment systems we supply are more secure and last longer.
The most widely used conventional fabric for chemical containment is 60 mil High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). We use XR-5 8130 (30 mil), XR-5 8138 (40 mil) and other specialty scrim reinforced geo-membranes which are superior to 60 mil HDPE in many ways:
- Puncture Resistance- XR-5 has 2 to 3 times the puncture resistance of 60 mil HDPE.
- Yield Strength- XR-5 has 2 times the yield strength of 60 mil HDPE.
- Weight- XR-5 is lighter than 60 mil HDPE making it easier and cheaper to transport to the site.
- Thermal Expansion/Contraction- XR-5 has 22 times less thermal expansion/contraction than HDPE so there is a reduced risk that a liner installed in summer will undergo extreme contraction during the winter. This contraction puts stresses on seams and the fabric. There is also less stress due to freeze/thaw cycles.
- Rigidity- 60 mil HDPE is rigid so it is difficult to form around corners. XR-5 is much more flexible for easier handling and fitting. There is less waste of liner material and reduced installation costs.
- Long-Life- XR-5 is highly UV stable, and because of its ethylene interpolymer alloy (EIA) coating is resilient to environmental stress cracking, and high loads.
The current standard in
the industry is to bring in rolls of HDPE and tape them
together in the field often with a product similar to
duct tape. This results in seams which may be damaged
during installation or weakened due to the weather
conditions during the install. It is difficult to
quality test these taped seams without risk of damage to
Our liners are custom fabricated at the factory using RF welding to reduce the need to do seams in the field. The seams done in the field are heat welded by trained personnel then quality tested to assure seal integrity. There are fewer seams per project compared to HDPE with a higher standard of quality.
3. Corners and Penetrations.
The weakest parts of any
HDPE liner are the corners or penetrations for piping or
conduits. The many intersecting seams cause stress
points that are a recipe for failure.
The corners and pipe penetrations of our liners are custom fabricated at the factory so that these stresses are eliminated. Piping and conduits are protected by heat sealed boots rather than the use of sealant products such as caulking or bentonite.
4. Attachment to the concrete containment.
In many conventional liners the attachment point to the concrete is a taped edge. This becomes a point of weakness over time as the tape fails.
Our liners use a mechanical
attachment with aluminum batten strips that are bolted
to the concrete.
5. Management of rainwater while ensuring containment during an oil spill.
Conventional systems often do not have a system for effectively draining away rainwater while ensuring the integrity of the containment in the case of an oil spill.
Our system uses patented SPI Petro-Pipes® or SPI-Petro-Barriers™ for risk-free containment of oil while allowing rainwater to drain freely. These are not just an add-on, but are incorporated into the liner design to ensure high efficiency and complete safety.
We supply liners that are made of superior materials and are fabricated better. This results in improved performance and reduced costs at installation and while in use.
SPI Containment Berms include collapsible, quick-setup straps for interior or exterior use with rigid angle supports that provide wall stability for horizontal drainage. SPI also offers lift and lock wall support where the wall support is built into the berm. This requires no interior or exterior straps and thus eliminates trip hazards. Most SPI Berm Systems utilize a Petro-Pipe® to prevent oil or hydrocarbon release into the environment but their sturdy structure makes them ideal for containment of hazardous wastes. Before use the berm material should be tested to be sure the hazardous waste does not cause any deterioration of the berm material. SPI Berms are ideal for decontamination of personnel and equipment where the wash water is contained until it is removed by a vacuum truck.
SPI Oil Bond® is an EPA National Contingency Plan approved oil absorbent
A solidification particulate that is listed on the EPA's National Contingency Plan (NCP) Schedule, Oil Bond® is applied directly to oil on water or solid surfaces. Oil in water is absorbed into the Oil Bond® and rapidly turns into a solid cohesive material that is removable from water. Oil Bond® is available in 10-pound pails and 40-pound bags.
How Oil Bond® Works
A cup full of water with oil floating on the surface has Oil Bond® applied to the oil.
Oil Bond® is applied to the oil and immediately absorbs the oil while turning darker in color.
After a few minutes the cup can be inverted and the solidified oil and water are retained. No liquid escapes.
The solidified oil is removed in one piece leaving uncontaminated water.
SPI WaterBond™ Quickly Absorbs Large Volumes of Aqueous Liquids
is a granular polymer that quickly transforms large
volumes of sludge, mud and other aqueous-based liquids
into a dry, firm semi-solid without a significant volume
increase. Because of its high absorbency, only a small
amount of SPI WaterBond is required to treat large
volumes of liquids. SPI WaterBond™ is
particularly useful for material destined for landfill
SPI WaterBond’s uses include:
- paint sludge
- ink sludge
- sewer sludge
- drilling mud
- drummed aqueous waste
- de-icing fluid spills
- heavy metal sludge
A Superior Solution To Conventional Absorbents
Depending on the waste’s chemical nature and pH, SPI WaterBond™ typically absorbs 25 to 500 times its dry weight, with absorbencies of 60-250%. This is far superior to conventional absorbents such as clay, fly ash and cement, and can help your company comply with EPA requirements to reduce waste volume.
Transportation problems common to conventional absorbents are also eliminated, since SPI WaterBond™ locks free liquid into a semi-solid form that retains integrity during transportation load shifts or pressures of 50 psi or more.
SPI Oil Spill Containment and Water Treatment Systems
Technically Advanced and Functionally Simple
FILTER - DRAIN - CONTAIN
More information about all of these products can also be found on the Solidification Products International (SPI) website at www.oilbarriers.com
To contact Sea-Image Corporation about availability and pricing of these products please contact John Edwards at Sea-Image Corporation.