5 Ways to Contain Transformer Oil Leaks

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Feb 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Over time transformers age and develop leaks from aging gaskets, rusting and stressed joints, along with a host of other problems that can increase.

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Topics: oil spill, spilltration

10 Main Types of Sorbents for Oil Spills in Water

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jan 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

There are two main processes for capturing oil using sorbents: retention on the surface of the sorbent and retention within the sorbent. 

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Topics: oil spills, sorbents

How to Fireproof Your Spill Control Emergency Plan

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jan 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

A big part of a typical spill control plan addresses secondary containment of any leaks from storage drums. This typically involves spill containment pallets and decks as well as containment berms and drain seals. 

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Topics: steel pallets, fire

How Much It Costs to Clean Up an Oil Spill

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Jan 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM

The simple answer to how much it costs to clean up an oil spill is thousands to millions to billions of dollars. It is, of course, not a simple question. And, there can be no simple answers.

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Topics: oil spill cost

Oil Spill Kit Check List

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Dec 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As you know, we have a great deal of experience manufacturing and delivering a wide range of spill kits designed for nearly every type of spill. This includes kits designed for general purpose, chemical, oil only, and hazardous materials spills.

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Topics: oil spill, oil spill emergency, spill kits

Three Spilltration™ Products You Need to Keep on Hand for Spill Emergencies

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Dec 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Be prepared.” This is not just the Boy Scout’s motto; it is what drives our entire industry. It’s all about preparing for those inevitable spill emergencies with the best products for your needs.

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Topics: spill emergency

Three Reasons Why Spilltration Booms, Rugs Are More Effective Than White Sorbents

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Nov 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM

The three big reasons that Spilltration™ booms and rugs are more effective than white sorbents are: much higher absorption capacity in the rain; dramatically lower storage requirements; and savings of time, money, and the environment.

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Topics: rain, oil spill, spilltration

A Better Oil Spill Solution for the Rain

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Nov 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Oil spills in the rain can be particularly challenging. The oil rises to the top of the water and quickly spreads. Plus, old fashioned white sorbents don’t work in the rain. The rainwater actually creates a barrier on the white sorbent and the oil runs off—exactly what you’re trying to prevent.

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Topics: rain, oil spill

Three Flexible Products You Want in Your Spill Kit

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Nov 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Flexibility is at the heart of any spill response. After all, if you could predict what was going to happen, you’d already have prevented it. And, I’m confident that wherever possible, that’s exactly what you’ve done. But, spills to do happen and it’s best to be prepared.  

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Topics: spill response, spill kit

The 10 Most Common Questions We Get in an Oil Spill Emergency

Posted by Derek Yurgaitis on Oct 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As industry experts and one of the leading providers of spill kits, we get a lot of questions about oil spills. Many of which arrive during an emergency.

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Topics: oil absorbent pads, oil spill emergency, oil absorbent socks, spill kits