Polyvinyl Blanket Barrier Boom Systems Protect Wind Farms During Oil Spills

While wind farms are more ecologically sound than traditional power options and operate with mostly small transformers, they still fall under oil spill protection regulations. Drastically reducing the labor and expenses to help meet federal Spill Prevention Controls and Countermeasures (SPCC) Secondary Containment EPA Regulation 40 CFR 112, the C.I.Agent® Polyvinyl Blanket Barrier Boom System usually costs 50-80% less than traditional methods.

Unlike concrete, the Polyvinyl Blanket Barrier Boom System doesn’t require sumps or drains as it allows storm water or snow melt to flow through the C.I.Agent Barrier Boom side-walls while removing any hydrocarbon from the water. For large spills, the side walls become an impervious barrier upon contact to keep the encapsulated hydrocarbons from migrating out of the contained area.

The base of the blanket is made of 22 oz. polyvinyl with pre-formed corners and the side walls are made with C.I.Agent Barrier Booms. The Barrier Booms are constructed from a non-woven, geo-textile material filled with C.I.Agent Granules, a proprietary blend of USDA food-grade polymers that encapsulate hydrocarbons. It has a service life equal to the life of the equipment at the facility.

Installed in a day or two, the Polyvinyl Blanket Barrier Boom System is pre-fabricated at the factory and assembled on-site. Each System is custom made to customer’s exact specifications — never off the shelf. Additional vinyl is provided for any situation that may arise during installation.

For more information about the Polyvinyl Blanket Barrier Boom System, visit the product page.

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