SECONDARY OIL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

OIL BLOCKER PLUS™ TRANSFORMER CONTAINMENT

OilBlocker Plus™ Oil Spill Containment System uses Albarrie’s smart fabric technology. The innovative smart fabric and containment design proactively protects against oil spills and leaks around mineral oil-filled transformers.

24/7 SPILL PROTECTION FOR SMALL TRANSFORMERS

A little oil creates a lot of environmental damage. Even though the equipment is small, protection against chronic oil leaks and catastrophic spills is still required. Albarrie’s OilBlocker Plus™ Oil Spill Containment System provides the required protection at a fraction of the cost compared to other traditional oil containment systems.

OilBlocker Plus™ Oil Spill Containment System is a layered containment designed to trap and lock mineral oil around oil-filled equipment. The containment system still allows water to flow freely through its vertical walls, keeping the containment virtually maintenance-free. OilBlocker Plus™ is quick and inexpensive to install, as a result, companies will meet SPCC regulations for secondary containment.

Smart Containments In Action

Our Smart Containments In Action comparison guide gives you an inside view at how our systems stack up against other products in the market. Discover how our systems can save you time and money.

 

Key Benefits

Virtually Maintenance Free 

No pumps required. Albarrie’s smart fabric traps oil, not water.

Environmentally Compliant

Meets EPA Secondary Containment requirements for SPCC 40 CFR 112.7 and IEEE Std. 980.

Budget-Friendly 

Reduce installation and maintenance costs compared to other transformer oil containment systems. 

Flexible Design 

Designed and installed in greenfield or brownfield applications for all soil types within any geometric configuration.

Product Details

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SMART FABRIC TECHNOLOGY

Albarrie’s transformer secondary oil containment systems and oil-spill containments use patented mineral oil-reactive self-sealing smart fabric technology known as Oilmat. The smart fabric contains a unique proprietary blend of dense oil-immobilizing polymers, called Alabsorb, needle-punched between two nonwoven fabric layers that seal on contact with oil, not water.

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TRAP OIL, NOT WATER

When mineral oil contacts the polymers, they undergo a chemical change. This chemical change congeals and seals the oil between the geotextiles, turning it into an impassable membrane, keeping the oil inside the containment area.

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SHALLOW EXCAVATION

OilBlocker Plus™ doesn’t require a deep excavation for underground installation. The pit area is fitted with an impermeable geotextile fabric that keeps all fluids within the containment area, allowing the Oilmat walls to drain water while immobilizing oil.

UNFAZED BY RELENTLESS ELEMENTS

Traditional concrete secondary oil containment systems aren’t ideal for severe weather, such as heavy rainfall, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. There’s a high risk of water overflowing and mechanical pumps failing. Fortunately, due to the free-draining ability of Albarrie’s smart fabric, you never need to worry about severe weather.

QUICK & EASY INSTALLATION

Our systems are installed without interruption of service in either brownfield or greenfield applications. They come complete with all materials required for assembly. They can be installed by your organization or your preferred contractor under Albarrie’s guidance or by our professional services team.

DESIGN AND INSTALLATION GUIDELINES

Albarrie ensures your project is successful and goals are achieved through a consultative process. Aside from following client specifications, our standard designs include:

  • Site plan drawings for 110% containment volume
  • A civil materials takeoff list
  • Products are designed to meet SPCC Rules and IEEE guidelines for secondary oil containment.

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Small Oil-Filled Transformers
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