Drip tray hydrocarbon removal cartridge

During the project planning phase for the Crossrail Ilford depot, it was established that there will be no mains electricity. The principal contractor Volker Fitzpatrick, as part of their environmental management plan, identified the risk of pollution from overfilling and overflow of the drip trays for the generators on site.

The generators were located as far as practical from drains, refuelling points were established and spill kits provided. But it was observed that this would not adequately address overflow of drip tray as a result of rain and the cost of disposing the water as hazardous waste will be substantial over the 3 years of the project.

SFT hydrocarbon removal cartridges were installed. The filters passively filter the water in the drip tray removing the hydrocarbon and the resultant water is non-hazardous.

These are some of the benefits of using the system:

  • Significant reduction in waste disposal cost;
  • Reduces overall secondary containment maintenance requirements;
  • Prevents Bunds or tanks from overflowing;
  • Will automatically shut off in the event of a catastrophic breach;
  • Easy to fit with tank connectors.

To find out more about these cartridges click below.

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