What if you could clean up a spill or leak before it happened? A spill containment pallet allows you to do just that, and it’s what it sounds like: a pallet with sump capacity. In other words, if your plastic or steel drum leaks, the potential spillage is already contained. A “just in case” backup system like this isn’t just a smart idea, it is recommended by the EPA.
Spill containment pallets come in a variety of sizes, types, and materials so you can pick the best products for your facility’s specific needs.If the spill containment pallet must be moved while the containers are fully loaded, carefully consider the design of the spill pallet and how the weight will be supported during the move, especially if the unit is not made of steel.
For polyethylene pallets:
Choose a standard-duty pallet when:
- Liquids are stored in steel drums
- The unit will not be moved while loaded
- Corrosive or reactive chemicals are stored
- Temperature extremes are not involved
- Corrosion of steel in high-humidity/corrosive environments is a factor
- Dedicated bonding/grounding points are not required
- Cost is a primary concern
When the spill pallet must be mobile or hold high-load forces, the slightly increased cost of a heavy-duty, high-weight rated spill pallet will prove to be a worthy investment.
Choose a heavy-duty, high-weight rated pallet when:
- The pallet could need to be moved while loaded
- Liquids are stored in plastic drums
- Various sized containers are being stored
Steel is typically preferred when:
- Dedicated bonding/grounding points are required
- Solvents, fuels, and polyethylene-degrading liquids are stored
- Temperature extremes are involved
- High-humidity/corrosive environments are not a factor
Spill pallets at Interstate products come in all sizes and in different dimensions. You may use these for 55 gallon drum, Tank, IBC tote and Tank storage. Interstate Spill containment pallets come from 4 manufacturers.
We include a wide selection of 55 gallon drum storage for indoors and outdoor purposes. Our IBC spill pallets also cover indoor and outdoor storage requirements.
Pallets include poly, steel, recycled and for extra aggressive chemicals our fluorinated models.
Visit our store today and check out our huge selection of spill pallets for your safety, spill and storage needs. Have a question contact one of our live experts.
About the Author: Richard Eisenberg
Born in the early 1960s, Richard Eisenberg grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth following his father's notions of Environmental happenings going on in the Northeast United States.Â In 1969 the Cuyahoga River Fire captured Rich's attention; his understanding that water puts out a fire, how can fire exist in or on-top ofÂ water?Â This question got Rich on a path of curiosity and Environmental awareness at a very early age.
"News about a burning river was a signal that something had gone very wrong with the environment."
William Kovarik, environmental policy historian and communications professor, Radford University
Since the early 1980's, Rich hasÂ worked in the Environmental Safety Solutions industry.Â Providing Environmental Solutions for Railroads, Shipping yards, Government & Civilian for Secondary Containment and Oil Leak Prevention throughout US, Canada, Mexico and many countries abroad.
"My experience in dealing with tens of thousands of applications of Spill Containment, Facility Protection, Safety & Storage as well as supervising a staff of individuals providing a multitude of product solutions allows me the ability to draw on a vast amount of projects to find the right products for the clients applications. As an added value for IPI Clients, we are able to draw upon our partners and network of brand name and experienced manufacturer's."Â Â
Rich Eisenberg, Founder / Owner Interstate Products, Inc.