Traditional concrete secondary oil containment systems around transformers have one major flaw – they fill up with rainwater. When the containment is full of water, it’s unable to capture oil if a catastrophic transformer oil leak occurs. As a result, conventional oil containment systems must incorporate site drainage, oil water separators or pump and treat systems to account for water that pre-fills the containment. If you have oil and water in the containment, you must ensure the oil doesn’t leak into the environment.
Q-MAX™ is a High-Efficiency Oil Stop Valve with one of the highest flow rates in the industry. Using Albarrie’s patented oil-reactive self-sealing smart fabric technology to trap oil inside its core. It offers 360° of radial oil removal over the entire length of the pipe while allowing clean water to exit the containment area, satisfying SPCC regulations for secondary containment and IEEE Std. 980