Subject Matter Experts: Minimal Substation Maintenance Best Practices

  As pioneers in the secondary oil containment industry, we’re often tasked with developing substation maintenance and operations solutions for unusual or previously unheard of challenges, with which we’re always happy to assist. After all, many substations were constructed long before environmental regulations or awareness existed in regards to spill prevention measures, and updated standards […]


Not Sure What to Use for Dewatering a Vault? We’re Here to Help!

There are a number of variables to consider when dewatering the dark, murky bowels of underground utility vaults and manholes. The most important factor is to comply with federal, state and local regulations when pumping the water. But finding the correct filtering device to uphold Best Management Practices for pumping vaults poses challenges of its […]

To Underground or Not To Underground: That Is the Question

Over the past few years, there’s been much talk in regards to undergrounding electrical utilities, especially following massive weather-related outages such as those caused by Superstorm Sandy or the Blizzard of 2015. Since most people these days are practically dependent on electrical devices, even hours without power can seem like a lifetime and usually trigger […]

Three Reasons Why Underground Utilities Need a Vault Sump Filter System for Christmas

Have you ever been in an underground utility vault? Chances are, probably not. Even though there are an estimated 5 million electrical utility vaults and manholes in the U.S. (approximately four manholes to every one vault), they’re not the most popular places. Dark, damp, often full of sludge and debris, or completely flooded, vaults and […]

C.I.Agent Solutions Launches New Blog

Do any of the following describe the secondary containment capabilities of your substation? Cracked concrete vaults. Murky pools of oil, sheen and debris. Silt, dirt and trash build-ups when pumping out water. All secondary containment is not created equal, and sometimes complying with regulations causes more headaches than anticipated. Never fear, that’s why C.I.Agent Solutions […]