C.I.Agent Solutions Ensures SPCC Compliance




November 10, 2011 is the deadline to be in compliance with SPCC regulations for secondary containment of oil and oil-related products. Facilities that store large quantities of petroleum products must have a plan in place to contain a spill. If not, they face fines of up to $25,000 or more per day per violation. The simple and cost-effective Barrier Boom and Polyvinyl Blanket Systems from C.I.Agent Solutions ensure proper compliance.

Facilities subject to the regulations can include electrical substations, power cooperatives, wind farms, factories, municipalities and marinas. C.I.Agent Solutions’ products are favored by professional engineers, with more than 8,000 Barrier Booms installed in the electrical utility industry alone.

The Barrier Boom is filled with the C.I.Agent® solidifier. This unique blend of non-toxic, USDA food-grade polymers turns oil, gas and other hydrocarbons into a rubber-like solid.

While the Barrier Boom allows unimpeded water flow during rain storms or snowmelt, it becomes an impervious barrier in the event of an oil spill. Offering 100+% containment, its hydrocarbon flow rate is 0 GPM. It solidifies approximately 1/2 gallon of oil per sq. ft., depending on viscosity.

The Polyvinyl Blanket System is ideal for locations with sandy or other porous soils. Storm water flows through the C.I.Agent Barrier Boom side walls while removing hydrocarbons. In the event of a large spill, the side walls completely solidify, preventing the emulsified hydrocarbons from leaching.

A low maintenance application, the blanket’s water flow rate is at least 3 GPM per sq. ft. of material with 1-ft. head pressure. It also has a 0 GPM hydrocarbon flow rate for 100% containment. The Polyvinyl Blanket System’s standard base is 22 oz. polyvinyl with 40 oz. and XR5 also available, with pre-formed corners.

C.I.Agent systems save money and time. With no need for concrete walls, sump pumps or oil/water separators, they can cost up to 80% less than traditional containment systems. They last the lifetime of the equipment they protect. Recyclable C.I.Agent can be disposed of in most landfills, eliminating the expense of hazardous waste removal. Barrier Boom and Polyvinyl Blanket System installations are backed by a $4 million liability insurance policy.

Easily installed in a day or two, Barrier Boom and Polyvinyl Blanket Systems from C.I.Agent Solutions are custom-made to a customer’s specifications; never off the shelf. They are pre-fabricated at the factory and assembled onsite.

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