Sorbweb™Plus with SAM provides continuous protection against oil spills and leaks associated with transformers, capacitors, storage tank facilities and other oil-filled equipment. In its passive state the system allows water to move freely through its bottom “Smart Barrier” and pass through without accumulating. However, when hydrocarbons come in contact with the “Smart Barrier” it will undergo a physical change by congealing and sealing, turning into an impermeable membrane and thus preventing hydrocarbons from escaping the containment area.
A State of the Art Design
SorbWeb™ Plus is a gravity-based subterranean secondary oil containment system that surrounds oil-filled equipment with geosynthetic materials. The system effectively traps oil from catastrophic oil spills and leaks. The SorbWeb™ Plus secondary oil containment system critical components include:
- A synthetic impermeable liner
- An absorbent or adsorbent filter layer
- A retention layer of smart oil-absorbing fabric that seals on contact with hydrocarbons