Articles - Spill Containment

Top Spill Containment Berms for the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry processes large volumes of flammable and hazardous materials. This industrial sector has stringent safety and environmental controls. But, incidents still occur. Refineries, drilling rigs, pipeline networks and dispensers must...

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Case Study: Utility Finds Quick and Easy SPCC-Compliant Oil Containment for Mobile Substation

Substation transformers should provide uninterrupted power flow. But, age, time and ever-increasing energy demands may cause problems. A major Texas utility discovered severe infrastructure issues with one of its substations...

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Why Hazmat Decon Containment Berms Are Vital to Emergency Response Teams

Hazmat incidents are highly specialized events requiring trained responders with the right equipment. A hospital in Massachusetts admitted a patient who exhibited signs of exposure to a hazardous chemical. A decon team was called....

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Top 3 Spill Containment Berms for Reducing Fertilizer Pollution

Fertilizers are an essential ingredient to successful agriculture. In soil, the right amount of fertilizer is healthy. But, too much fertilizer contaminates the environment. It has the potential to migrate into surface water damaging aquatic life...

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What Spill Containment Berms Should You Use for Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant Storage Areas?

Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) storage areas are common in the manufacturing industry and government facilities. POL products keep equipment and vehicles running and in good condition. This creates the need for storage close to operating...

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Does Your Construction Worksite Need Spill Containment?

Managing spills on construction sites is difficult, especially in remote areas. Every site is, by nature, temporary and evolving. The EPA developed a planning guide to help construction companies understand applicable regulations. This resource also provides...

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Spill Containment Berms: How to Calculate the Correct Capacity

Secondary containment requirements are regulated by Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rules. SPCC applies to facilities with a total aboveground oil storage capacity of greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons or 42,000 U.S. gallons of buried...

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6 Tips for Complying with SPCC Regulations

For centuries, humans contaminated drinking water with raw sewage, unaware that such actions were the source of diseases like cholera and typhoid. Large factories and manufacturing plants that exploded into the scene during the Industrial Revolution...

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Taking a Closer Look at Spill Containment Berms

Oil spills spread rapidly, especially when they reach open water. A spill as small as one gallon of used motor oil contaminates one million gallons of fresh water. The environmental consequences of uncontained spills are horrific....

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