PVC Oil Spill Containment Valve
Solutions to Stop Oil Spills
Oil spill prevention is a serious concern for a number of industries in the US and around the world, such as transportation, aviation, and petrochemical. Because the cost and consequences of an oil spill are potentially catastrophic, each industry needs an oil containment system. The oil spill containment valve offered by GEI Works is designed to confine potential spills to a facility or work site. Clean up becomes easier and more cost effective with a much smaller space to handle in a private area.
The oil stop valve fits in to the separator or catch basin of an existing oil containment system. Larger systems are accommodated by using multiple units in unison. When an oil spill occurs, the only moving part of the valve, a ballasted float, loses its buoyancy as oil levels increase until it settles and seals the discharge port. The oil is confined to the building, and the port will not reopen until manually fixed.
The PVC oil spill containment valve model is the most economic version available. Due to the corrosion-resistant build, it is an excellent choice for warm climates . Discharge piping is available in 4", 6", and 8" sizes.
Need oil spillage prevention and control in a colder climate? View our Stainless Steel Oil Stop Valves.
Oil Spill Containment Valve Features
- Durable PVC Construction
- Single Moving Part
- No Power Required
- Optional Slave Valve
- Flow Rates Up to 600 GPM
Oil Spill Containment Valve Benefits
- Resistant to Corrosion
- Stops Oil Spills Before They Spread
- Self-Opening (with Slave Valve)
- Large Flow Capacity
- Dependable Gravity Operation
Oil Spill Containment Valve Technical Specifications
|Type||Material||Size||Depth Below Outlet Invert||Maximum Flow Rate|
|Standard||PVC||4" (101 mm)||27" (686 mm)||160 GPM|
|Standard||PVC||6" (152 mm)||30" (762 mm)||360 GPM|
|Standard||PVC||8" (203 mm)||34.5" (876 mm)||600 GPM|
See all the oil spill clean up and containment options from GEI Works on the Oil Spill Containment page.
Oil Spill Containment Valve Options
GEI Works offers options for the oil stop valve to fit any oil spill prevention needs. Depending on the climate and site specifics, certain choices are recommended for ideal use.
Slave Valve - The slave valve ensures automatic operation of the main float, as opposed to manual reset after closure. This is particularly useful when the oil stop valve is difficult to reach. The slave valve is also recommended if evaporation or other issues cause the main float to seal due to a lack of water.
Water/Oil Level Switch - Most facilities have alarms or controls for overflow warning and prevention. The level switch connects to those systems for quick oil spillage prevention and control alerts.
Freeze Protection Package - While PVC oil stop valve is generally used in warmer areas, a freeze protection package is available for those areas with greatly differing temperatures between seasons. The flanged immersion heater bolts directly to the tank and is controlled with a thermostat.
Oil Spill Containment Valve Applications
Solutions to stop oil spills are necessary in a variety of industries and facilities. Any sites that use large amounts of oil for any purpose benefit with an oil stop valve in the oil containment system. A small selections of application areas include:
- Power Plants and Substations
- Military Facilities
- Transportation Fueling Stations
- Post-Oil Water Separator
For more information about applications for the oil stop valve, visit the Oil Spill Containment Valve Applications page.