If you store or handle oil or fuels as part of your business, you’ll already know how important it is to prevent spills that can cause harm to the environment, plants, animals or people. The key to preventing or minimising damage is to store your fuel or oil correctly, making use of specialised spill protection equipment, such as bunded pallets, spill trays and spill kits.
Here we take a closer look at some of the pollution prevention products available from RPM Fuels & Tanks, and where they might be used.
Your company may need to store large quantities of fuel and oil as part of its operations; you need to be sure these don’t leak out anywhere and create a fire or health hazard for you and your employees. RPM supply bunded pallets which can carry two or four 205 litre (45 gallon) fuel or oil barrels. They come with removable grids for easy cleaning and meet all the Environment Agency regulations on pollution prevention.
The pallets are ideal if your business is required by law to store its fuel in a bunded area.
You may also need more heavy-duty safety equipment to store bigger quantities of fuel or potentially hazardous chemicals as part of your industrial process. RPM Fuels stock a range of 1000 litre IBC Bunded Spill Pallets of durable polyethylene. These are fully bunded pallets, minimising the risk of damage from any leakages, and meet all the latest UK and international safety standards. We can supply these pallets with decking if required.
If you are a farmer or commercial plant-grower, you will often need to refuel vehicles while you are out in the field. If you are fertilising your crop, for example, you want to avoid any fuel spillages as this could cost you money as well as damage your plants.
RPM Fuels can supply a range of spill containment trays, in the Plant Nappy range, from 500mm x 685mm to 2000mm x 1370mm. These are bunded – trays within trays – so will allow water to drain away while retaining any oil or fuel which has been spilt. For additional protection, a polypropylene and polyester absorption liner can be added.
The containment trays are suitable for use under small, mobile diesel refuelling tanks, fuel cans and drums, plus smaller machinery, including diesel generators. Contact us if you are unsure of which is best for you.
Cleaning Up Spills
If there has been a leakage of oil, fuel or chemicals, then you need be able to clean it up quickly and efficiently. Left untreated, unwanted spillages could damage your premises as well as harm your staff.
RPM stocks 20litre or 50litre spill kits with fuel absorbent pads and socks or ‘booms’ to mop up any leakages. It all comes in a handy clip close bag which can be stored in your office or safety cabinet, or in any vehicle’s cab. We can also supply larger versions of this product as well.
RPM Fuels supplies top-quality pollution prevention products at competitive prices. Follow the link to view our full range of bunded pallets, containment trays and spill kits.