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Innovative Secondary Containment Installations: Creating a Smaller Carbon Footprint

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The SPCC mandates protecting the waters of the U.S. from oil spills, but often the construction of secondary containment solutions harms the environment by creating a large carbon footprint. Lack of space for total containment capacity required is another challenge. Utilizing corrugated HDPE pipes with a C.I.Agent® Polyvinyl Liner or Barrier Boom System proves the ideal solution to environmental and space issues. This presentation is part of a series detailing unique or innovative secondary containment systems.

Find more solutions to your secondary spill containment challenges at http://www.ciagent.com.

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Innovative Secondary Containment Installations: Creating a Smaller Carbon Footprint

  1. 1. INNOVATIVE INSTALLATIONS: Creating a Smaller Carbon Footprint
  2. 2. The Earth sustains life. We want to protect it.
  3. 3. We want to protect it from oil pollution.
  4. 4. SPCC 40 CFR 112 mandates the prevention of oil spills from polluting navigable waters
  5. 5. of most SPCC-compliant secondary containment solutions consume a LOT of energy & leave a large CARBON FOOTPRINT Problem 1: The MANUFACTURING, TRANSPORTATION & INSTALLATION
  6. 6. Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions resulting from construction materials, construction activities, lifespan operation and eventual demolition Carbon Footprint? What’s that? From SKANSKA Case Study 76: “Carbon Footprinting in Construction – examples from Finland, Norway, Sweden, UK and US” (November 2010) [http://skanska-sustainability-case-studies.com/pdfs/76/76_Carbon_Footprinting_v001.pdf]
  7. 7. for full containment of largest oil-filled vessel and to contain precipitation from a 25-year, 24-hour storm event Problem 2: NO SPACE FOR “SUFFICIENT FREEBOARD”
  8. 8. SOLUTION: CORRUGATED HDPE PIPES - Reduce the carbon footprint - Take up less space while increasing capacity
  9. 9. INSTALLATION STEPS
  10. 10. Excavate area with hydrovac (or similar equipment) I n s t a l l a t i o n s t e p s
  11. 11. Install C.I.Agent® Polyvinyl Liner I n s t a l l a t i o n s t e p s
  12. 12. Attach Polyvinyl Liner to pad using aluminum flat bars I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  13. 13. Seal conduits with vinyl boots created in the field I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  14. 14. Hey, no funny business! I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  15. 15. Use Bentonite® to seal around base of concrete piers I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  16. 16. Lay geotextile over polyvinyl liner I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  17. 17. Line containment floor with corrugated HDPE pipes I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  18. 18. Pipes must be perforated to ensure void space I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  19. 19. Cover with 12” to 18” of clean, washed stone to provide fire quenching I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  20. 20. Adequate secondary containment that complies with SPCC regulations I N S T A L L A T I O N S T E P S
  21. 21. NOTE: Corrugated HDPE pipes increase the volume of oil capacity exponentially!
  22. 22. HOW? LET’S DO THE MATH
  23. 23. LET’S DO THE MATH Calculating containment capacity for C.I.Agent Polyvinyl Liner or Barrier Boom System: 1 cubic foot = 7.5 gallons of capacity 1 cubic foot of stone = 3 gallons of capacity at 40% void
  24. 24. LET’S DO THE MATH Calculating containment capacity for C.I.Agent Polyvinyl Liner or Barrier Boom System using corrugated HDPE pipes TOTAL CONTAINMENT VOID SPACE!! A= p x r2 Diameter of pipe (area of circle) length of pipe gallons/liters (volume) oil
  25. 25. LET’S DO THE MATH Example: 138/69kV (THAT’S 48% SMALLER!!) STONE BACK FILL Containment Dimensions: 31’ x 47’ x 42” Pad Dimensions: 12’ x 22’ Gross Cubic Feet = 4,176 STONE & HDPE PIPE BACK FILL Containment Dimensions: 26’ x 48’ x 24” Pad Dimensions: 9’ x 18’ Gross Cubic Feet = 2,172
  26. 26. Example: 138/69kV STONE BACK FILL STONE & HDPE PIPE BACK FILL
  27. 27. Example: 138/69kV STONE BACK FILL STONE & HDPE PIPE BACK FILL
  28. 28. Example: 138/69kV STONE BACK FILL STONE & HDPE PIPE BACK FILL
  29. 29. SO MANY BENEFITS!
  30. 30. Less Excavation B E N E F I T S
  31. 31. Less Disposal of Dirt B E N E F I T S
  32. 32. Less CIAS Materials B E N E F I T S
  33. 33. Less Gravel & Stone B E N E F I T S
  34. 34. Less Labor & Time B E N E F I T S
  35. 35. WANT MORE INFO ABOUT OUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS? C.I.Agent Solutions® is a global leader in solutions for SPCC secondary containment compliance, vault and manhole maintenance, and hydrocarbon filtering needs. Our secondary containment systems, the Barrier Boom and Polyvinyl Liner System, utilizes our C.I.Agent® polymers which solidifies oil into a recyclable rubber-like mass on contact and then acts as a barrier to prevent oil from leaving the containment area.
  36. 36. WANT MORE INFO ABOUT OUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS? C.I.Agent Solutions 11760 Commonwealth Drive Louisville, KY 40299 502.267.0101 www.ciagent.com

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