Introducing an Interactive Secondary Containment Solutions Tool

Secondary containment for oil-filled energized equipment is a concern for many environmental engineers and utility companies around North America. However, there is no “one-size-fits-all” oil containment solution available to protect the environment and comply with SPCC regulations. Every substation site is unique, and require site-specific containment dependent on a number of details. We know the […]

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Secondary Containment: Why Just Participate When You Can Win?

Recently, James Harrison, a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers with a dubious reputation, made headlines for tackling a couple of unsuspecting and seemingly harmless foe, in the form of participation trophies awarded to his two sons, ages 6 and 8. He announced via his Instagram account that the trophies would be “given back until they […]


The Art of Contaminant Removal: Advanced Wastewater Treatment Technology to Eliminate Selenium Pollution

Editor’s Note: As we move closer to September 30, 2015, the date scheduled for the EPA to issue the Effluent Limitations Guideline (ELG) Final Rule, options and challenges of removing selenium and other contaminants related to coal-ash are a hot topic, especially among coal-fired power plants. First proposed in 2013, the rule is included in […]


Not Sure What to Use for Dewatering a Vault? We’re Here to Help!

There are a number of variables to consider when dewatering the dark, murky bowels of underground utility vaults and manholes. The most important factor is to comply with federal, state and local regulations when pumping the water. But finding the correct filtering device to uphold Best Management Practices for pumping vaults poses challenges of its […]


Preventing Transformer and Substation Fires With Below-Grade Secondary Containment

NEW! Not sure what secondary containment works best for your transformer or substation? Check out our new and easy to use interactive tool to figure out the perfect solution for your secondary containment needs. What type of containment do you need help with? New Containment Existing Containment   On May 9, 2015, an electrical transformer […]


To Underground or Not To Underground: That Is the Question

Over the past few years, there’s been much talk in regards to undergrounding electrical utilities, especially following massive weather-related outages such as those caused by Superstorm Sandy or the Blizzard of 2015. Since most people these days are practically dependent on electrical devices, even hours without power can seem like a lifetime and usually trigger […]

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A Patented Agent-Q Filtration Device Prepared to Shake Up the Secondary Containment Industry

  It was during cleanup efforts for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 that an idea ignited: why not use a quilted blanket containing C.I.Agent Solidifying Polymers for oil retrieval and containment on water? Several years of dedicated R&D, headed by Dr. Rakesh Gupta, an expert in fibers, nonwovens […]


The Importance of the Lessons Learned in March are Also Applicable to Secondary Containment

The Big Dance. No other sports tournament represents such a seesaw of delight and despair, absolute elation and utter deflation, praying and cursing. It’s March Madness and the brackets have been announced, kicking off the Road to the Final Four and an estimated $1.9 billion of lost revenue via reduced productivity from employees at companies […]