WGE2 – Guide for the Containment and Control of Oil Spills in Substations

Scope: This guide discusses the significance of oil spillage regulations in electric supply substations; identifies the sources of oil spills; discusses typical designs and methods for dealing with oil containment and control of oil spills; and provides guidelines for preparation of a typical spill prevention control and mitigation plan.  This guide applies only to non-polychlorinated biphenyl (non-PCB) insulating oil.

It is not the intent of this guide to interpret governmental regulations or the applicability of the oil containment systems presented with respect to compliance to those regulations.  Interpretation is left to each individual user.

Standard: 980

Mike McNulty
ITC Transmission
Vice Chair:
Matt Bauer
Burns & McDonnell
William Stone
Environmental Consulting & Technology


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