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We Have The Answers, Choices And Options

Clients often ask us the following questions, and blog post was created to answer them quickly.

What is a Spill Containment Pallet?
Spill containment pallets use a sump or spill catching basin to catch drips, spills, or ruptures from fluid containers. Spill pallets typically have a grate or stand to keep the containers above the spill containment area. Depending on the chemicals you need to contain, spill pallets are available in poly or steel construction. Spill pallets can be used to contain chemicals, fuels, and any other hazardous liquids. It is always best to consult a spill containment expert to discuss chemical compatibility.

Why do I Need a Spill Containment Pallet?
Aside from the safety and facility maintenance benefits of providing spill containment protection in your facility, there are rules and regulations to comply with. Adding spill containment pallets to your operation will help you comply with EPA Container Storage Regulation 40 CFR 264.175, SPCC Rule 40 CFR 12 as well a variety of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) standards.

How do Spill Pallets Work?
Simply place your chemical container on top of the grate or stand for storage when not is use. You can use spill pallets for any container so long as the volume is within containment guideline. Typically, customers are using chemical containers such as pails, buckets, drums, tanks, or IBC totes.

How Much Spill Containment do I Need?
The general rule is to provide enough containment for the greater of 10% of the total volume of all containers or 100% of the volume of the largest container. For example, a pallet with four 55 gallon drums would need the greater of 55 gallons (100% of the largest container, 55 gallon drum) or 22 gallons (10% of total volume, 220 gallons).

Spill Containment Pallet Features:

  • There are spill pallet options available to meet almost any need. Below are some of them most common spill pallets features:
  • Forkliftable
  • Drains
  • Poly or Steel Construction
  • Indoor or Outdoor (with cover)
  • Single Unit or Modular
  • Fluorinated
  • Accessories (Ramps, Drum Stackers, Covers)

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