ESTERWEB OIL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

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Albarrie’s EsterWeb is the ideal passive oil containment system for ester-based fluids like Environtemp FR3, or BIOTEMP. Derived from vegetable oil, these can be difficult to contain with polymer solification based systems. Although officially classified as being “readily biodegradable”, they still produce a sheen if released into the environment. According to the EPA secondary oil containment is still required. We tailored our typical oil containment system to account for the slow coagulation of these oils, ensuring their full containment. Finally freedom from maintenance is here.

EsterWeb allows rain water or snow melt to pass through its smart layers without accumulating eliminating the need for pumps or oil detection systems. If an oil leak or catastrophic failure occurs, the smart oleophilic  (a substance that has an affinity for oils and not for water) layer will congeal and seal trapping the oil within the oil containment.

HOW IT WORKS


Due to the nature of its chemistry, the solidification time of ester oil is not as quick as that of mineral oil. Because of this, the typical solidifying barrier oil containment is not as effective as their mineral oil counterparts. The polymer does not have the sufficient time required to fully congeal and thus the possibility exists that some could escape. The innovative design of EsterWeb addresses this issue by using a special proprietary blend of denser oil immobilizing polymers between two geomesh spacers.

Unlike other Albarrie oil containment products, EsterWeb™ includes a special microporous flow control layer which traps and holds a thin layer of water on its surface, rather than a continuous needle punched oilmat. This process slows down the penetration of oil through the coagulation layer allowing for adequate solidification time while maintaining the free draining ability of the system!

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Allows for full access to equipment as the system is designed for drivability.
  • Simple to expand or repair.
  • Not intrusive to the natural drainage.
  • Addresses all soil types.
  • Easily accommodates & accepts changes during construction and installation.
  • Design flexibility readily accepts complex geometry.
  • Can be installed in a Greenfield or Brownfield.
  • Installation without interruption of power.
  • As part of our commitment to full service, we stamp our IFC drawings, our final reports include stamped As Built drawings, detailed volumetric calculations of the containment, step by step documentation of the installation and an emergency preparedness guide.
  • Opt for “Turn Key” or “Supply & Support” solutions.
  • Robust engineered solution: Our professional Engineering staff will review the project, design the solution and stamp it.
  • Horizontal permeable oil coagulation layer gives the system excellent free draining capabilities and outstanding performance.
  • Accounts for the slow solidification process of ester oils.
  • Components of the EsterWeb System are sourced from the best products available in the market and tested thoroughly before their incorporation.
  • The unique microporous membrane is made from high quality 100% virgin white fiber with excellent chemical resistance.
  • Each installation follows a rigorous quality control protocol with hold points at critical steps to ensure the containment is properly installed.
  • Our containments are designed to allow for vehicle access up to a max of 26,000 Kg/group of axle.
  • We design our secondary containment solutions to meet or exceed the EPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) requirements per 40 CFR 112.7, IEEE Std. 980, MOECC requirements in Canada and best practices put forward by major property insurers.
  • Meets Ministry of Environment (MOECC) requirements for projects undergoing an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) or Renewable Energy Approval (REA)
  • Offers excellent fire quenching capabilities.
  • Delivers optimized remediation costs and protects your reputation.
  • Free draining system typically designed to fully drain within 4 hours of a 1 in 25, or 1 in 50, year rainfall event. No standing water to deal with.
  • No pump and treat required and no mechanical moving parts.
  • Significant cost reductions achieved over its operating life. Requires no power supply or ongoing monitoring. Long virtually maintenance free life.
  • Predicted life surpasses that of the equipment it serves.
  • Proven effective 24/7 spill and leak protection.
  • Significantly reduces environmental and economic liabilities associated with an oil spill.
  • Contributes to sustainability by protecting water, land and wildlife from potential oil contamination or exposure.
  • Our proprietary polymer blends are non-toxic, non-hazardous, environmentally friendly and can be burned for fuel once consumed.
  • Adds to sustainability as it doesn’t require power to operate or the taxing energy consumption of pump and treat systems.
  • Environmentally responsible solution aligns well with best in class organizations that put Environmental Leadership and the centre of their core values.
  • Our product is backed with a $10 million product liability insurance and a warranty. To our knowledge no other company offers this kind of assurance.
  • All size transformers and other equipment filled with ester oils.
  • Oil filled assets located in remote unmanned areas.
  • Environmentally sensitive areas where an oil spill could cause significant damage.
  • Ideal performance in wet climates.
  • Can be installed both in new substations or retrofitted into existing concrete containments eliminating standing water and the need for mechanical pumps.
+ FLEXIBILITY & CUSTOMIZATION
  • Allows for full access to equipment as the system is designed for drivability.
  • Simple to expand or repair.
  • Not intrusive to the natural drainage.
  • Addresses all soil types.
  • Easily accommodates & accepts changes during construction and installation.
  • Design flexibility readily accepts complex geometry.
  • Can be installed in a Greenfield or Brownfield.
  • Installation without interruption of power.
  • As part of our commitment to full service, we stamp our IFC drawings, our final reports include stamped As Built drawings, detailed volumetric calculations of the containment, step by step documentation of the installation and an emergency preparedness guide.
  • Opt for “Turn Key” or “Supply & Support” solutions.
+ QUALITY & INNOVATION
  • Robust engineered solution: Our professional Engineering staff will review the project, design the solution and stamp it.
  • Horizontal permeable oil coagulation layer gives the system excellent free draining capabilities and outstanding performance.
  • Accounts for the slow solidification process of ester oils.
  • Components of the EsterWeb System are sourced from the best products available in the market and tested thoroughly before their incorporation.
  • The unique microporous membrane is made from high quality 100% virgin white fiber with excellent chemical resistance.
  • Each installation follows a rigorous quality control protocol with hold points at critical steps to ensure the containment is properly installed.
  • Our containments are designed to allow for vehicle access up to a max of 26,000 Kg/group of axle.
+ LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT & REGULATIONS
  • We design our secondary containment solutions to meet or exceed the EPA Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) requirements per 40 CFR 112.7, IEEE Std. 980, MOECC requirements in Canada and best practices put forward by major property insurers.
  • Meets Ministry of Environment (MOECC) requirements for projects undergoing an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) or Renewable Energy Approval (REA)
  • Offers excellent fire quenching capabilities.
  • Delivers optimized remediation costs and protects your reputation.
  • Free draining system typically designed to fully drain within 4 hours of a 1 in 25, or 1 in 50, year rainfall event. No standing water to deal with.
  • No pump and treat required and no mechanical moving parts.
  • Significant cost reductions achieved over its operating life. Requires no power supply or ongoing monitoring. Long virtually maintenance free life.
  • Predicted life surpasses that of the equipment it serves.
+ ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY
  • Proven effective 24/7 spill and leak protection.
  • Significantly reduces environmental and economic liabilities associated with an oil spill.
  • Contributes to sustainability by protecting water, land and wildlife from potential oil contamination or exposure.
  • Our proprietary polymer blends are non-toxic, non-hazardous, environmentally friendly and can be burned for fuel once consumed.
  • Adds to sustainability as it doesn’t require power to operate or the taxing energy consumption of pump and treat systems.
  • Environmentally responsible solution aligns well with best in class organizations that put Environmental Leadership and the centre of their core values.
  • Our product is backed with a $10 million product liability insurance and a warranty. To our knowledge no other company offers this kind of assurance.
+ APPLICATIONS
  • All size transformers and other equipment filled with ester oils.
  • Oil filled assets located in remote unmanned areas.
  • Environmentally sensitive areas where an oil spill could cause significant damage.
  • Ideal performance in wet climates.
  • Can be installed both in new substations or retrofitted into existing concrete containments eliminating standing water and the need for mechanical pumps.

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