Spill containment uses a barrier in order to get rid of a spill without having it be absorbed or leave a puddle. Spill containment can apply to many different types of spills including oil, water, gas, chemicals and sewage.
What Is Spill Containment?
Spill containment refers to the processes involved for keeping a spill under control to ensure people’s safety. There are a few different methods to containing a spill. A popular way is to use an inflatable stopper. This is placed into the overflow creating a contained area. The inflatable stopper can be inflated in order to block drains if necessary which can prevent harmful chemicals and waste from contaminating the groundwater in surrounding areas. There are many different ways to try to contain a spill including absorbent products, chemical tanks, liners and spill berms. Booms, skimming, burning, absorbing and dispersing are all methods of trying to contain a spill. Harmful spills include sewage, gas and oil. Spill containment is a preferred and environmentally friendly way of getting rid of a spill. If the alternative of a spill absorbent kit is used the spilled agent can not be recycled. This means that larger amounts of chemicals and oils are thrown into waste yards. There have been many advances in technology when it comes to spill containment including remote and wireless control. This allows for the inflation of the stopper to be done remotely without subjecting employees directly to any harmful spilled agents. The remote stoppers can contain spills at any given location. More advanced control panels can can fully contain a spill with no direct human interaction. The inflatable stopper can be made to fit a variety of different plug sizes making them fit for most warehouses and factories.
What Industries Use Spill Containment?
Many different industries use spill containment. These industries include manufacturing, warehousing, construction, environmental cleanup and more. The type of spill containment method used depends on the nature of the spill. If the spill is of a highly toxic or a dangerous material remote stoppers will most likely be used. Spill containment is also used in laboratories and chemical factories where the materials used can be highly dangerous.
Spill containment can help to prevent a spill from infecting water with dangerous chemicals or gases. It can also help to keep people safe from slipping or falling into any spilled agents.