Riverside Substation - Oil Containment

Project Information

Client: Albarrie Canada Limited
Job Number: 10852
Work Type: Transmission Powerlines
Location: Ontario
Contract Type: LSC
Owner: Veridian Connections
Role: General Contractor
Status: Completed
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Robert B. Somerville has installed several of Albarrie's SorbWeb Plus Oil containment Systems. A pit is dug around the oil-filled transformer, and an oilmat is placed, which allows water to pass through, but seals up when contact is made with transformer mineral oil. The oilmat is lined with absorbant materials to further contain the spill, and the pit is filled with a fire-quenching stone. The benefit of this system is that it can withstand vehicle and equipment loads, and does not limit the useable substation lands.