S. Bravo Systems, Inc. & Leighton O’Brien launch the first Dri-sump test-ready sump


S. Bravo Systems, Inc. & Leighton O’Brien launch the first Dri-sump test-ready sump

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Houston, Texas – October 1, 2021 – Leighton O’Brien and S. Bravo Systems, Inc., a leading secondary containment manufacturer, have partnered to develop an industry-first ‘Dri-sump test ready’ containment sump, making containment sump testing easy from day one of installation.

Dri-sump® is a faster, simpler and far less disruptive alternative to hydrostatic testing. It tests containment sumps and spill buckets in 60 seconds, uses no water and creates zero waste by-products – thereby avoiding problems and costs associated with hazardous waste.

The technology uses a heavy vapor aerosol which fills the sump. An air generator connected to a Vapor Stimulator Tube (VST) adjacent to the sump ‘pulls’ the soil gases into a viewing chamber where a laser examination determines if the sump is tight.

Bravo’s B1000 UDC-VST series of secondary containment products can now be tested using the Dri-sump test method, which is certified to US EPA protocols, listed on the NWGLDE and has state regulatory acceptance in 49 US states. Bravo is also in development to offer this option on their tank and transition sumps later this year.

Bravo’s under dispenser containment sump range features a built-in conduit clamp to mount the VST which is a PVC pipe used as part of the Dri-sump fog-based test. The sump can be ordered with a pre-installed VST dispenser cabinet, which avoids the need to drill small holes in the concrete.

Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton said “This is an innovative development in the compliance testing market. To partner with an industry leader such as Bravo, with a quality product that makes containment sump testing easier and more convenient from the beginning and then every three years thereafter, is a huge step forward for the industry.”

Bravo CEO Paola Bravo commented “We are proud of our history of industry firsts and this revolutionary product continues that legacy. This is a game changer in that fuel retailers now have a combined solution that saves water and testing time by up to 5 hours compared to hydrostatic tests.”

Ms. Bravo continued, “In a business where our very core is protecting our water, why would we want to contaminate a drop? The Dri-sump test method is an innovation that complements our company ethos underpinning our product develoment given it uses no water and is a much more effective way to test and protect the lifecycle of containment sumps.”

Visit Leighton O’Brien’s booth (#3908) and Bravo’s booth (#3524) to receive Dri-sump test ready sump demonstrations at the NACS/PEI show at McCormick Place, Chicago, on 6-8 October, 2021.

View the new product here



About S. Bravo Systems, Inc.
S. Bravo Systems, Inc. is a leader in innovative solutions for secondary containment for more than 34 years. The company was originally founded to protect the environment’s natural resources and we continue that tradition today. Bravo has two manufacturing facilities in California and Tennessee and has the most complete line of UL2447 approved fiberglass manufactured products in the industry.

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