Capable of moving heavy and bulk loads long distances on dedicated tracks, trains are often considered one of the safest and most efficient transport methods. The transfer of cargoes from railcars to end destination storage devices is challenging, though. Leaks are common, resulting in regulatory violations and health, safety, and environmental issues.
Contain unwanted railyard leaks with fiberglass Star Track® railcar spill containment systems from Polystar Containment, a leading liquid retention provider. Arm-Tex offers this modular, easy-to-assemble hazardous material mitigation tool in many configurations, and it can stretch thousands of feet to accommodate even the longest trains.
Benefits Of Railcar Containment Systems
Star Track® spill containment systems consist of low-profile pans and high-strength grating. Set between and beside railroad tracks, they are used to capture fluid discharged from a railcar or transfer line. Further benefits include:
- Limited site preparation
- No excavation
- Fast, clean installation
- Immediate use
- Non-porous design
- Superior chemical resistance
Designed for customization, Star Track® pans can be connected or used independently. An optional drainage manifold fits snugly underneath to combine all pans. Each pan has drain ports, which are joinable to drainpipes, collection drains, or sump pumps. Here are additional characteristics:
- Each pan is 4 inches high by 20 feet long by approximately 10 feet wide
- Custom track pan sizes are available upon request
- Uses a center pan for railcar spill containment between the tracks
- Two outrigger pans contain spills on both sides of the railcar track
The Polystar Edge
Fiberglass Star Track® spill containment systems are built to withstand extreme railyard environments. The fiberglass construction provides high strength and corrosion resistance in a lightweight package.
Railcars carry a wide array of hazardous materials, from chemicals and liquified gases to lumber and precious metals coated with lubricants, oils, and greases. Typical applications that can benefit from fiberglass Star Track systems are:
- Manufacturing sites
- Fabrication centers
- Plastics manufacturers
- Food and beverage processors
- Pulp and paper
- Metal suppliers
- Water treatment
- Power generation
- Hydraulic fracturing
- Military and defense
- Farms and ranches
Safeguarding People And Nature
Protecting workers and the environment is something railroad operators take seriously. Fiberglass Star Track® spill containment systems are a great way to mitigate the effects of hazardous material leaks and spills.
Arm-Tex makes it easy to add a fiberglass Star Track® spill containment system to your railyard. We’re a proud Polystar Containment distributor to clients across Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Contact us for more information about Polystar track pan for railcar spill containment solutions.