Minimal Maintenance

Reduce the time and labor associated with substation maintenance – Justrite transformer oil containment solutions require minimal maintenance.

Stress-free Oil Containment

All Justrite integrated transformer oil containment systems are designed with the electric utility in mind. Our safe, compliant systems provide peace of mind by saving you from the stress that comes with an unexpected oil release. We also want to save you money, by reducing unnecessary O&M costs.

All filters, whether for a pool, a furnace, a water system or anything else, require some level of routine substation maintenance. Because our systems utilize filtration technology, they are no different. However, we developed our transformer oil containment systems with minimal maintenance in mind.

HFF Oil Stop Valve – Substation Maintenance

An excellent long-term solution for transformer oil containment, the HFF Oil Stop Valve provides passive drainage by filtering and processing water, while reducing hydrocarbons to a non-detectable level. The level of maintenance required depends on the amount of silt, dirt and oil to which the filter is exposed. Every HFF has a pre-filter to protect it from volatile substation elements. It is recommended to set up a preventative schedule as part of your regular substation maintenance plan for checking the pre-filter. Dirty pre-filters are the primary cause of flow problems.

Bury and Forget Transformer Oil Containment

Some of our transformer oil containment solutions, like the Barrier Boom walls or the geomembrane liner with Barrier Boom, are "bury and forget" applications, guaranteed to last for a duration of the life of the equipment they protect. These systems require minimal maintenance, though visual inspections should be performed regularly during routine substation maintenance, to check for exposed boom. Berms may need to be reshaped using a hand rake. In case of an oil release, only the section affected by the spill needs to be replaced.

VIPOR Oil Filtration System Maintenance

When used and maintained correctly, all Justrite VIPOR systems provide automatic, reliable transformer oil containment. The frequency of maintenance for VIPOR varies by job site, depending on how much dirt and sediment exists in the containment area that can clog the pre-filter. Some sites require less frequent substation maintenance, or only after a rain event. After the initial installation, check the system after the first few rain events. The amount of sediment/dirt caught in the pre-filter will indicate the maintenance frequency.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much maintenance is involved with the HFF Oil Stop Valve or VIPOR Oil Filtration Systems?

All filters need some level of maintenance, but compared to traditional oil water separators or similar systems, required maintenance for the HFF and VIPOR is minimal. Always use a pre-filter with the HFF to prevent silt and mud from clogging it. Maintenance will depend on the amount of silt, dirt and hydrocarbon the pre-filter is exposed to.

The maintenance frequency of the VIPOR-SOWF, VIPOR-100 SOWF and VIPOR-SUMP also varies by job site, depending on how much dirt exists in the containment that can clog the pre-filter. Always perform an inspection following a significant rain event.

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