Spills of oils, greases, chemicals, and other liquids are among the biggest challenges for manufacturing, industrial, and construction operators. Leaks happen during movement and equipment operation, and effects include regulatory violations, work stoppages, slip-and-fall hazards, and environmental incidents.
Safeguard the job site, personnel, and the environment from unwanted liquid spills with containment pads. Arm-Tex supplies containment pads from Polystar Containment, a premier fluid retention manufacturer, in various configurations and sizes.
What’s A Spill Containment Pad?
A containment pad is used to contain incidental fuel and hazardous material spills during the transfer from a vehicle to another device. Manufactured from strong yet durable fiberglass, it can be driven over and bear heavy loads. Advantages of Polystar spill containment pads include:
- Limited site preparation
- No excavation needed
- Fast and clean installation
- Immediate use
- Non-porous design
- Superior chemical resistance
Durable, Long-term Performance
Containment pads have a crack-free surface and low-profile design, making them perfect for use with all vehicle types, from large tanker trucks to small passenger cars. They’re manufactured from quarter-inch-thick steel plates coated with a 1/16-inch fiberglass lamination, which boosts durability, reliability, and corrosion resistance. A high-performance gel coating provides ultraviolet light protection. Sidewalls used to capture lost fluids have angular shapes, permitting safe vehicle passage.
Ball valves or passive shutoff filters allow rainwater to drain but are easy to close when liquids needing to be trapped are released. Floor drains can be installed if desired.
An optional safety railing is available to support workers when on a containment pad. This prevents slip-and-fall incidents, which boosts employee morale and on-the-job performance.
Common Uses For Containment Pads
Polystar’s containment pads are ideal for fuel and hazardous liquid containment. Typical applications where these issues occur include:
- Petrochemical plants
- Loading docks-Manufacturing facilities
- Natural gas distribution
- Construction sites
- Car mechanic shops
- Oil refineries
- Power plants
- Automotive centers
- Military and defense
- Oil and gas drilling
- Distribution centers
- Liquid terminals
- Hydraulic fracturing
- Transloading facilities
- Fulfillment centers
- Service stations
- Fill stands
- Gas stations
- Farms and ranches
Additionally, containment pads safely capture incidental spills and drip from generators, hydraulic mules, or other pieces of messy equipment.
Your Containment Pad Source
Spills are a known facet of transportation and industrial operations. With the right equipment, however, they’re easy to manage.
Find the best containment pad for your application with assistance from Arm-Tex. We’re a proud Polystar Containment distributor in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Give us a call to learn more about containment pads for fuel spill containment