Chronic transformer oil spills and leaks are a significant problem for electric power substation transformers. Aging equipment is usually the cause, which costs companies thousands of dollars in cleanup, penalties, outages, and emergency maintenance. In addition, transformer oil spills redirect the work efforts of critical staff needed in other operating areas and hurt your reputation.
Governments worldwide have passed environmental regulations to ensure organizations take responsibility for protecting our environment and lessen the effects of climate change. These regulations push utility companies to address aging oil-filled equipment polluting our environment. The EPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) per 40 CFR 112.7, IEEE Std. 980, and MOECC requirements in Canada require organizations with oil-filled equipment to have an oil spill response plan or a secondary oil containment system to prevent an oil discharge from reaching navigable waters, protecting wildlife and public safety.
SorbWeb™ Plus Transformer Secondary Oil Containment System uses smart fabric technology. The fabric allows rainwater and snow melt to pass through, while providing continuous protection against oil spills and leaks around mineral oil-filled equipment such as substation transformers. The innovative fabric and containment design proactively protects the environment around oil-filled equipment.