Responsible cost-effective solutions for hydrocarbon management.
19 April 2011, News release from C.I.Agent Solutions Limited
UK Power Networks pole storage unit Stone Street, Kent, November 2010
UK Power Networks required a pollution prevention solution for its wooden pole stores in place of a more conventional, expensive and labour-intensive pole store.
C.I.Agent Solutions® was able to identify a blend of C.I.Agent® polymers that could be used to capture creosote whilst allowing rainwater to pass through unimpeded. C.I.Agent Solutions then designed and manufactured a bespoke filtration window, using its Agent-X smart textile that has C.I.Agent embedded within.
The filtration window was fitted at the lowest point of a High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liner installed below ground and will work in synergy with the existing site drainage, with a flow rate of 400 litres per minute.
Until now UK Power Networks' common option to prevent ground contamination at these pole storage sites would be to construct a concrete bund.
Cost comparison against current methods:
The most significant benefit was a saving of £23,788 compared with the existing solution. This equates to a financial saving of 383%. UK Power Networks was also able to benefit from a reduction in construction time from approximately four weeks (estimated) to just five days installation. Other considerations were the reduction in carbon footprint of the C.I.Agent installation and reduction in on-going maintenance costs.
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