The C.I.Agent® VIPOR dewatering system provides oil containment and water filtration.
The VIPOR (Vault Integrated Pump and Oil Redundancy) is an automatic dewatering equipment / sump pump system that filters and evacuates water from secondary containment vaults and sumps. The system uses the same filtering concepts and adaptable alternative technologies for secondary oil containment needs as the C.I.Agent Oil Filtration Panels and HFF Oil Stop Valve. In the event of a significant oil containment, the VIPOR’s main filter core provides complete shutoff, creating a barrier that prevents any liquid to pass.
VIPOR’s proven oil containment technology provides a safe compliant wastewater discharge solution in applications where an automatic dewatering sump pump is used. It is suitable for situations of chronic water intrusion, sediment problems and risk of hydrocarbons. This would include underground utility vaults, substations, elevator shafts, or other areas that contain oil or fuel equipment and can accumulate oil and water. Unlike unreliable oil switches, VIPOR’s filtering technology eliminates the possibility of oil discharge and provides full oil containment.
- C.I.Agent® VIPOR System will not pass sediment or hydrocarbons providing full oil containment
- Allows safe, unattended wastewater discharges
- Saves crew time from frequent manual dewatering
- Keeps equipment in vaults in working order
- Ensures compliance with wastewater discharge requirements
- All encased in small simple footprint
- Three models available based on your site-specific application
- VIPOR Product Sheet – Hi Res | Lo Res
- VIPOR Install Guide – Hi Res | Lo Res
- VIPOR-100-SOWF System Install Guide – Hi Res
- VIPOR-SOWF System Install Guide – Hi Res
- VIPOR Sump System Install Guide – Hi Res
- Electric Utility Saves on Secondary Containment O&M Costs with High-Flow Oil Water Filtration System
- Technical Information
VIPOR – Sump Oil Water Filtration (SOWF)
The VIPOR-SOWF (Sump Oil Water Filtration) polishes and captures sheen as it evacuates water, with complete shutoff capabilities in the event of an oil discharge. Under normal conditions, when water drains into the VIPOR-SOWF system, the 6-inch pre-filter (25 micron) captures small sediment. Next, water enters the 6- x 24-inch HFF (Hydrocarbon Flow Filter) where hydrocarbons and most volatile organic compounds will be removed from the water to a non-detectable level while meeting federal SPCC mandates. Should a major hydrocarbon release occur, the VIPOR – SOWF stops the flow. Water rises in the standpipe and activates the float switch that sends a signal to alarm for system attention.
The VIPOR-SOWF is most commonly installed in a secondary containment vault with a collection sump. Though it operates similar to other oil-detecting pumps on the market, only the VIPOR system prevents sheen from passing.
VIPOR-100 – Sump Oil Water Filtration (SOWF)
The VIPOR-100 SOWF operates similar to the VIPOR-SOWF, but at a flow rate that can exceed 100 gallons per minute. Under normal conditions when water enters the vault, it flows to the low area of the sump pump and VSF (Vault Sump Filter) ring. The VSF ring filters large sediment in the water. As the water level rises, it activates the pump. The pump moves the water up the 2-inch PVC pipe to the VIPOR-100 SOWF. Inside the VIPOR-100 SOWF, small sediment (25 micron) is filtered by the 8-inch pre-filter before it enters the main chamber. The main chamber will remove hydrocarbons, and most volatile organic compounds, to a non-detectable level to meet federal SPCC mandates. The filtered water is released through gravity flow and into the surrounding ground area.
The VIPOR-100 SOWF has the broadest application because it is the most versatile – it does not require a sump or crock, though it does need a free discharge area. It is most commonly used to retrofit existing concrete moat containment.
The VIPOR-SUMP polishes and captures sheen as it evacuates water with complete shutoff capabilities in the event of an oil discharge. Under normal conditions when water drains into the VIPOR-SUMP system, the VSF (Vault Sump Filter) ring surrounding the VIPOR-SUMP unit captures large sediment and the pre-filter (25 micron) captures small sediment. Next, water enters the 6-x 18-inch HFF (Hydrocarbon Flow Filter) where hydrocarbons and most volatile organic compounds will be removed from the water to a non-detectable level while meeting federal SPCC mandates. The filtered water will then be pumped out of the system by its submersible pump.
The VIPOR-SUMP is commonly used in transformer vaults in which the floor is flat and has a crock. It performs the same functions as an oil water separator, with the added benefit of preventing sheen to pass.