Many of you are still using lightweight traditional absorbents for small spills or in an effort to remove that rainbow sheen from wet asphalt and waterways. I have been in this business for 25 years and the solution to this problem has always escaped us until now!
Over time transformers age and develop leaks from aging gaskets, rusting and stressed joints, along with a host of other problems that can increase.
There are two main processes for capturing oil using sorbents: retention on the surface of the sorbent and retention within the sorbent.
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.
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.
Topics: oil spill cost
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.
“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.
Topics: spill emergency
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.
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.
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.