Vault and Manholes Maintenance Overview

C.I.Agent Solutions offers several sludge and dewatering equipment to help with your Vault and Manhole Maintenance for better industrial wastewater management.


There is an estimated 5 million utility vaults and manholes in the United States – approximately 4 manholes to every one vault – and all of them have challenges such as wastewater removal, sludge dewatering, industrial wastewater management, among other things. Inspection schedules vary by need, regional location and manpower.

Wastewater trapped in these underground structures may have traces of oil, lubricant, or other hydrocarbons, as well as organic matter, mud, silt, or other pollutants coming from the surface. It accumulates in these substructures and is usually discharged by some sort of submersible pump system. What wastewater pump systems can’t handle is the debris, sediment and light oils also in the structure.

We offer many solutions like the HFF Oil Stop Valve, The ECO Pump, the Vault Sump Filters, the EVAC Filtration System, The Pump-It Tube Sediment Sack and the Hydrocarbon Detection Strips.

 

Products

EVAC Filtration

The C.I.Agent EVAC Filtration System is ideal for dewatering contaminated wastewater from underground utility vaults, manholes, retention and secondary containment vessels, out-fall on oil-water separators and elevator shafts. It utilizes a 4-layer state-of-the-art filtration and dewatering technology to absorb hydrocarbons, remove large and fine sediment, and polish the water. The integrated use of the oil-solidifying C.I.Agent Polymers micro encapsulates oil in order to give the EVAC Filter the highest available hydrocarbon capacity in the industry.
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Its superior engineering allows the EVAC Filter to endure not only high flows but also higher pressures. A Hydrocarbon Detection Strip indicates when the filter is nearing maximum hydrocarbon retention level.

 

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Hydrocarbon Detection Strips

The C.I.Agent® Hydrocarbon Detection Strips can quickly and accurately determine the presence of any type of oil in water. When introduced into a potential hydrocarbon situation, the light blue color of the strip changes to a darker blue if hydrocarbons are detected. The size and color intensity of the darker areas indicate the quantity of hydrocarbons detected. If there is no oil present, the strip will not moisten or discolor.
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Hydrocarbon Detection Strips can be used in any situation where there is a need to detect oil contamination in water, including in elevator shafts, underground utility vaults and manholes, retention and secondary containment vessels, and out-fall on oil-water separators prior to pumping out water.

 

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Vault Sump Filters

The C.I.Agent Vault and Manhole Sump Filters complement any pump system by dewatering debris, silt, and oil from reaching the pump, thus preventing malfunction and stoppage. The dewatering Vault Sump Filters are available in round configuration and in segmented panels for flexibility to fit in any area.
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Complete Vault Sump Systems include the Filter Housing, the Debris and Silt Filter, and the Oil and Sheen Filter. Components can be ordered together as a system or separately, depending on your needs.
 

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ECO Pump

The C.I.Agent ECO Pump is an automatic vault / manhole sump pump that can be run with the confidence that sludge, sediment, and oil will not be discharged. The ECO Pump’s main core provides complete shutoff in the event of a significant hydrocarbon release. This is made possible by the use of C.I.Agent Solidifying Polymers that capture, contain and solidify harmful hydrocarbons.
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The wastewater screening equipment involved is a pre-filter that covers the core for added protection against sediment, debris and nuisance hydrocarbons keeping the mail filter in good flowing condition. The vault / manhole sump pump used in the ECO Pump is a 1HP.

 

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The Pump-It Tube Silt Sack

The C.I.Agent Pump-It Tube Silt Sack is a versatile, lightweight spunbonded fabric tube used for dewatering collection ponds, sumps and more. It is capable of removing 92 percent of sediment, is reusable and easy to clean, and attaches easily to multiple sized pipe and hose openings with a Velcro® strap. It is a reinforced, spunbound, nonwoven polyester geotextile tube that allows 192 gal/min/ft2 and minimizes high pressure blowouts.
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The Pump-It Tube is inexpensive to use, easy to clean, easy to store and reusable method of dewatering. The pump can run at full speed without the need to put on a slope or a bed of hay or aggregate. It can be disposed of in landfills or by incineration (always check local, state and federal regulations).
 

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Agent-Q

C.I.Agent® Agent-Q is a patent pending, non-woven composite fabric structure embedded with C.I.Agent Polymers for oil spill solidification. It is a key component of many of our secondary containment solutions, vault and manhole maintenance and water filtration solutions. The Agent-Q fabric is quilted in diamond pattern to encapsulate and solidify hydrocarbons on contact without absorbing wastewater.
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The company’s flagship product, C.I.Agent®, is a proprietary blend of USDA food-grade polymers that are non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, and non-hazardous. C.I.Agent is listed in the EPA National Contingency Plan Product Schedule* for oil spill cleanup, can be used on land or in fresh and salt water, and is very effective in extreme temperatures.

 

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Scuppers

C.I.Agent® Scupper Filters are used in scupper drains on vessels to prevent oil contaminated wastewater (deck runoff) from entering the waters of the U.S. pursuant to Federal Statutes 33CFR Parts 155-157, CWA Section 311, and 40CFR 110.3. The Scupper Filters use C.I.Agent® Agent-Q (patent pending) as the oil dewatering filter media.

C.I.Agent® Solidifying Polymers are embedded between the layers via ultrasonic bonding, which allows wastewater to flow freely from the decks but prevents hydrocarbons from escaping.
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The C.I.Agent® Scupper filters ensure a compliant discharge of deck wastewater. They are designed to fit below the scupper plug as a secondary line of defense. A protective outer sleeve prevents the Agent-Q from tearing when inserted into the scupper hole.
 

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