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.
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.
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.
As I noted in my last post, “An Overview of Oil Spills,” while the largest oil spills in the world gain all the news, minor spills and leaks that happen daily can have a much greater impact over time. Add rain to the mix and you really have a challenge on your hands.
Many of the largest oil spills in the world are caused by tanker accidents. From Deepwater Horizon to Exxon Valdez, you’ve seen it all on the news. From there, oil spills move on to train accidents and pipelines.
Topics: oil spill