Filter, Drain, Contain

SPI Petro-Barrier™ Plug Installation 

SPI Petro-Barrier™, Petro-Pipe® and Petro-Plug® products use patented filtering technology that allows water to drain while providing a total oil spill containment system. Water enters through the top of the products and filters down through three different layers of filtration media. The filtration media removes oil sheens to non-detectable levels.

View a demonstration video HERE.

SPI Provides Total Oil Spill Containment

In the event of an oil spill, the oil/water filter forms a plug and becomes an oil spill containment system, preventing oil from being released into the environment and allowing cleanup at the spill site. No other technology offers the reliability of water drainage and proven oil spill protection 24/7/365 without sensors, oil/water separators, pumps or valves.

SPI oil containment products and systems have been successful in thousands of applications since 1999. This technology can be used in the design of new oil containment projects or easily retrofitted for oil tanks or transformers to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations. The SPI Petro-Barrier™, Petro-Pipe® and Petro-Plug® are all acceptable methods to provide oil spill containment required under SPCC regulations.

How SPI Spill Containment Products Have Been Tested

With thousands of installations completed, SPI Petro-Barrier™, Petro-Pipe® and Petro-Plug® products have undergone extensive field testing. No oil has ever escaped from an oil spill where any of these products were installed. SPI’s products have also been third-party laboratory tested, leading to recent acceptance by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to allow use in rainwater discharge from oil containment areas. Third-party testing of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) found less than 1 ppm or non-detectable TPH levels in oil contaminated water after it had gone though SPI filters.
Demo test sample showing how water flows through SPI products.
The media absorbs the oil, forming a seal that prevents any oil from discharging.
Oil is added to the test demo tube; as the oil is absorbed, the media starts to turn a darker color.
 Unused media is removed, leaving only the total seal.
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