Using a Self Bailer on Containment Sumps to Filter Hydrocarbons

How do you eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment systems and maintain compliance with EPA and Clean Water Act regulations?  Since most outdoor oil storage tank sumps and oil drum spill pallets will inevitably be exposed to local precipitation and storm water runoff from nearby catchment surfaces, it is necessary to make sure you have measures in place to filter out any oil, fuels or other contaminants that could overflow or leak out of these secondary containment systems.  In fact, the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Act (SPCC), a set of regulations ‘designed to prevent discharges of oil and oil-related materials from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines’ mandates that industrial and agricultural operators take steps to filter these hydrocarbons before they can leach into the surrounding environment.

According to EPA regulation 40 CFR 264.175, Containment of Containers Containing Free Liquid, a containment system must be designed to operate as follows:

  1. The containment unit must underlie the containers and must be free of cracks or gaps and be sufficiently impervious to contain leaks, spills and accumulated precipitation.
  2. The base of the containment unit must be sloped or designed to drain and remove liquids resulting from leaks, spills or precipitation, unless the containers are elevated or otherwise protected from contact with accumulated liquids.
  3. The containment system must have sufficient capacity to contain 10% of the volume of containers or the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater.

To help eliminate problems associated with the collection of rainwater in outdoor containment sumps, tanks and berms, Interstate Products now offers UltraTech Self Bailers which allow for the passive filtration of hydrocarbons from storm water in outdoor containment products.  This self-bailing filter system is simple to install, can be connected to almost any outdoor containment product, and offers the best protection for non-monitored containment sites.  UltraTech Self Bailers are ideal for use in a variety of applications including: remote oil storage tanks used by farms and agricultural operations, as part of portable truck berm systems and any other outdoor containment areas.  Self Bailers come in a variety of sizes.  The standard size accommodates flow rate of up to 7.5 gallons per hour and larger sizes can handle up to 55 gallons per hour.

By using Self Bailers, modest spills and hydrocarbon “sheens” are captured to provide a clean Stormwater runoff solution.  In the event of larger or more concentrated spills, the filter will activate an auto-shut off mechanism stopping the flow of hazardous liquids or materials.  There is also a manual shutoff valve which can be used to secure all draining operations.  For periodic maintenance the filter cartridge is easy to replace, and the storm water drain should be cleaned through the outflow port.  The UltraTech Self Bailer helps ensure your non-monitored containment sites keep a clean outflow and is an important tool to help you meet or exceed EPA state and federal Stormwater regulations for secondary spill containment.

Interstate Products’ full line of oil drum storage sumps and fuel tank storage products offer the best in hydrocarbon storage, fuel spill containment and oil spill control.  As the authority on industrial and environmental spill control and remediation, IPI experts are here to help our customers source the right secondary containment products for their individual needs.  Contact us toll free at 1-800-474-7294.  To view our full selection of oil containment products please visit: http://store.interstateproducts.com/ultra_self_bailer.htm

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IPI Now Offers Comprehensive Selection of Industrial Spill Control Kits

Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers a broad range of industrial spill control kits that allow for an immediate response to any kind of emergency spill situation.  IPI has increased its line of quality universal Spill Kits which combine the very best absorbents, clothing and other accessories needed to mitigate and contain a wide variety of oil spill, acid and chemical spill scenarios.  Now with over 40 different types of Spill Kits available, IPI offers comprehensive spill recovery solutions that will keep your operations in compliance with SPCC, OSHA and EPA workplace and safety regulations.

Designed to provide industrial manufacturers with the tools and spill response products required to contain and clean up spills of all types of liquids, IPI has developed unique packages of oil spill kits, chemical spill kits and other customizable spill control kits to address emergency and hazmat situations, battery acid leaks, fuel spills from storage tanks, vehicles, trucks and marine applications.  Whether the situation calls for 5 gallon, 55 gallon or 95 gallon spill kits, IPI offers both standardized and customizable solutions.

With several types of packaging and materials handling products from bags to large spill carts, Interstate Products is the preferred source for spill containment accessories including complete lines of spill control pads, socks, pillows, spill berms, spill pallets and hazmat products.  Whether there is a need to absorb acid spills, oil or other chemicals, IPI recommends having the appropriate kit available to handle any type of spill before it happens, which not only offers a proactive regulatory compliance capability but also saves valuable time and money during cleanup.  As the authority on industrial and environmental spill control and remediation, IPI experts can work with you to create custom spill kits to your exact specifications.  Contact us to learn more about industrial spill containment solutions and view our full selection of portable spill kits at: http://store.interstateproducts.com/Spill_Kits.

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Interstate Products Expands Line of Spill Containment Pallets

SARASOTA, Florida (June 3, 2011) – Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading manufacturer of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has expanded its line of secondary spill containment and storage products.  As a manufacturer, service company and major US and international distributor, IPI now offers the most flexible and comprehensive spill protection, containment, portable spill berms and storage products on the market today.  In addition to its current line of Securall, Ultra and Eagle secondary spill pallets for 2, 4, 6 and 8 drum requirements, the company has increased its selection of spill platforms and pallets from Justrite Manufacturing.

IPI’s secondary spill containment lines include steel pallets from Securall’s selection of containment Drum Spill Stations and fluoridated spill decks from Ultra Tech that are designed for use with chlorinated solvents and other aggressive chemicals that may not be compatible with Standard Polyethylene.  Along with the introduction of its new brands, Interstate Products has also added to its selection of sustainable environmental solutions with Justrite’s eco-friendly spill control pallets which are made of up to 100% recycled polyethylene and 100% post-industrial recycled material that might have otherwise been discarded into the waste stream. A more environmentally friendly design makes it a proud addition for IPI and its clients. The removable sturdy grates and leak proof sump also offers the best solution for regulatory compliance.

As a leading multi-brand supplier of quality environmental, maintenance and safety product solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional, military, and various government organizations, IPI’s line of spill control pallets meet or exceed SPCC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for secondary spill containment under regulation 40 CFR 264.175.  To learn more about Interstate Product’s wide selection of stock and custom tank and portable spill berms, hazmat supplies, absorbents, fire rated buildings, drum containment pallets, cylinders and safety & security cabinets visit our online store at:

http://store.interstateproducts.com/justrite_eco_spill_control_pallets.htm.

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