Industrial Wastewater Management – Vault & Manholes Maintenance

C.I.Agent Solutions offers a variety of 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, and 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. The water 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 VIPOR System, the VSF Vault Sump Filters, the EVAC Filtration System, the Pump-It Tube Sediment Sack and Hydrocarbon Detection Strips.

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C.I.Agent EVAC Filtration System

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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. It also eliminates the need for vacuum trucks and expensive water processing.

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. Other dewatering filtration options include EVAC Lite, EVAC Lite Plus, EVAC Lite with Agent-Q, the Carbon Filter and the Vinyl Filter Casing with EVAC.

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C.I.Agent Hydrocarbon Detection Strips

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The size and color intensity of the darker areas indicate the quantity of oil detected. If no oil present, the strip will not moisten or discolor.

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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C.I.Agent VSF Vault Sump Filters

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The dewatering VSFs are available in round configuration and in segmented panels for flexibility to fit in any area. Complete VSF Systems include the Filter Housing, the VSF Pre-Filter (Debris and Silt Filter), and the Agent-Q Oil and Sheen Filter. Components can be ordered together as a system or separately, depending on your needs. VSF Add-Ons include an installation kit and a rubber seal.

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C.I.Agent VIPOR System

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The VIPOR System’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.

The wastewater screening equipment involved is a pre-filter that covers the core for added protection against sediment, debris and nuisance hydrocarbons, allowing for consistent, automatic flow of wastewater. The vault / manhole sump pump used in the VIPOR System is a ½ HP. All VIPOR Systems include a VSF and a nylon Silt and Sediment Sack for the outflow pipe.

 

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C.I.Agent® Agent-Q (US Patent 8,986,822)

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It is a key component of many of our secondary containment, 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.

One layer of Agent-Q flows 400 gallons/minute/m2. It has an average grab strength of a nominal 60 pounds (ASTM D5034 testing) and a burst strength of a nominal 70 psi (ASTM D3786 testing). It is effective in temperatures ranging from -30°F to +130°F.

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C.I.Agent Scupper Filters

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The Scupper Filters use C.I.Agent® Solidifying Polymers as the oil dewatering filter media. C.I.Agent® Solidifying Polymers are encased between two filter bag layers, which allows wastewater to flow freely from the decks but prevents hydrocarbons from escaping.

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.

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C.I.Agent® Pump-It Tube Silt Sack

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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, nonwoven polyester geotextile tube that allows 192 gal/min/ft2 and minimizes high pressure blowouts.

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). It does NOT filter hydrocarbons.

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