Secondary Containment and Spill Prevention Blog

June 14, 2016
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Modular Plastic Secondary Containment vs. Concrete Secondary

Choosing the Best, Most Efficient Method of Spill Prevention

Concrete is a common and versatile building material and is an option when it comes to secondary spill prevention methods. Fairly prevalent in the past, concrete has been challenged by other types of materials when it comes to containment solution construction – like plastic. What’s the difference? And which option is best for your application? Continue Reading →

May 28, 2016
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Liquid Filled Transformer Oil Containment Requirements

How to Create Safe Secondary Containment for Oil Filled Transformers

Liquid Filled Transformer Oil Containment Requirements
Per the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule, which aims to prevent oil from entering the navigable waters of the US, oil filled transformers fall under a class of oil storage known as oil-filled operational equipment. It is important to note that facilities will be regulated only if they store 1,320 gallons or more of oil in containers 55 gallons or larger. Continue Reading →

May 4, 2016
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SPCC & Secondary Containment Options: What To Consider

secondary-containment-optionsSPCC, or “Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure,” is an oil pollution prevention regulation that is a top priority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is a set of standards that outline spill containment requirements in order to help facilities prevent or contain a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The regulation establishes procedures, methods, and equipment requirements and also mandates specific non-transportation-related facilities to develop and implement SPCC plans. The EPA is the lead federal response agency for oil spills in inland waters. Continue Reading →

April 8, 2016
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Permanent vs Semi-Permanent and Temporary Containment

What’s the Difference Between Each Type of Secondary Containment?

temporary-containmentWhen it comes to secondary containment options, you might hear a few terms thrown around to describe the movability and durability of the product – portable, permanent, temporary, etc. Is there truly a difference between these types of secondary containment? Can you really not move a permanent containment solution? Continue Reading →

April 1, 2016
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Liquid Filled Transformer Oil Containment Requirements

How to Create Safe Secondary Containment for Oil Filled Transformers

transformer containment systemPer the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule, which aims to prevent oil from entering the navigable waters of the US, oil filled transformers fall under a class of oil storage known as oil-filled operational equipment. It is important to note that facilities will be regulated only if they store 1,320 gallons or more of oil in containers 55 gallons or larger. Continue Reading →

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