Spill Containment Berms

Oil Spill Containment Berm

Portable Spill Berms-Dikes - L-Bracket Spill Berms - No Assembly Spill Berms

Choosing A Spill Containment Spill Berm

When Do You Need a Spill Containment Berm?
Federal secondary containment regulations require that locations have a means to collect any leaks or spills of hazardous liquids from entering the environment. Indoor, facilities with drums, IBC totes and smaller tanks use spill decks or spill pallets for spill control.

Spill berms are generally used outside for drums, larger equipment, large tanks and tankers to comply with secondary containment regulations. Most berms are used on construction sites, oil fields or at facilities for short term secondary containment. Containment berms help you comply with SPCC and EPA container storage regulation 40 CRF 264.175.

How Big of a Containment Berm Do I Need?
The container(s) or equipment must fit inside the berm. Secondly, regulation 40 CRF 264.175 require you to be able to “contain 10% of the volume of the containers, or the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater.” A simple example is if you have two 55-gallon drums, the total gallons is 110. You would need to have secondary containment for 55 gallons since the largest container has 55 gallons.  55 gallons is larger then 10% of the two containers. The thinking behind this is that it is unlikely both containers would leak at the same time.

If containers are stored outside and are uncovered you have to also consider sump capacity for the elements (rain or snow).

These calculations are provided only as an example. Different materials and unique circumstances could require different additional containment. Always consult with your local EPA.

What Types of Spill Berms Are Available?  

  1. Portable Spill Containment Berms and Dikes - used for drums, fuel cans, in emergency situations and for small equipment such as generators. Connectable and build your own dike products are generally used to control leakage and block drains.
  2. Assembly Required Berms - these types of berms require the installation of L-brackets or setting up similar types of supports for the containment wall. These are the most economical model of berms.
  3. No Assembly Required Berms - simply unpack and lay out. Place equipment or vehicles inside the berm and if there is any leakage the walls rise automatically.

Available Options.

  1. Material - berms are generally made in various thicknesses of PVC fabric. Specialized materials are also available for different types of chemicals, extreme hot or cold temperatures and other environmental conditions. 
  2. Sizes - Berms are available in just about any size you would need. From sizes for drums to tanker trucks. Custom sizes are no problem. Contact us to discuss your needs.
  3. Ground Mat  - You can order as an option, a ground mat for your berm. Ground mats are placed under the spill berm on the ground as an additional layer of protected for the floor of the berm. If you are placing the berm on dirt or gravel, it is a good idea to purchase a ground mat to prevent rocks or sticks from working through the floor of the spill berm. If the containment berm is being used on concrete or asphalt generally a ground mat is not needed.
  4. Track Mat - A track mat is heavy rubber material that is placed on the top side of the floor of the berm. If you are driving vehicles or equipment in and out the spill containment berm on a regular bases it is a good investment to purchase this option to protect the floor of the berm.

Chose below from our large selection of spill containment berms. We are here to help. Contact us by email or toll free at (800)869-9633

Additional products to have on hand along with your berm as backup are spill kits, drain protector covers, drain plugs and berm dikes.



 

Small & Portable Spill Containment Berms

portable spill containment berm portable spill berms portable drum spill containment build a berm kit

Description: Our small portable spill containment products are light weight but constructed of strong and durable polyethylene or polyurethane elastomers. Very compact so they easily fit into vehicles or store easily on a shelf. One model comes with a foam wall. Available when you need them. Great for temporary containment and emergency needs. 

Our connectable spill dikes are made of polyurethane. These berm dikes are available in two different heights and in a table top model. The polyurethane dike containment system is effective for liquid control.  The build a berm kit is a long term solution for areas where you need a custom berm.

Uses: Place in your vehicles or construction equipment to use as a containment pool in case a tank springs a leak. Have berm dikes on hand for spill prevention to control a spill and as drain guards.

The build a berm kit can be set up for any length you need and will last for years. Place around machinery, equipment or in storage rooms. Ideal for use as a backup barrier around safety cabinets that contain hazardous materials or around storage cabinets that could leak fluids.


 

Assembly Required Spill Berms

bracket spill berms  tanker truck spill berms

Description: Our L-bracket spill containment berm requires assembly but are a one piece design. This economy model stake wall type berm takes very little time to set up. An economical berm that is our best seller. The material is rip, tear, puncture and chemical resistant. Made for easy cleanup. Custom sizes available.

Uses: Use for just about any type of equipment or vehicles to help comply with OSHA and  EPA regulations. Examples of uses are as wash pads, under fuel tanks, tanker trucks, for drum storage, de-watering bins, roll-off bins, frac tanks and more.  Additional product information on order page.


 

No Assembly Spill Berms

snap up spill berms  spill containment berms

Description: These spill berms require no assembly. Unpack and lay out. The rapid rise walls rise automatically when filled with liquid. Heavy duty fabric for water, hydrocarbons and most chemicals. Custom sizes available.

Uses: Available for most types of equipment and vehicles to help you comply with EPA regulations. Some uses include as wash pads, fuel tanks, tanker trucks, for drum storage, de-watering bins, roll-off bins, frac tanks and more. More information noted on the product page.


 

Specialty Containment Berms

track berm  Well Head Berm

Description: New industry specific berm products that can solve environmental concerns. Introducing a new lightweight, portable railroad track berm to prevent ground contamination from railcar leaks or spills.

The oil wellhead berm is a long-lasting berm made of heavy-duty material to protect the ground around the wellhead from pollution.

Uses:  Lightweight and easily moved by one person, the railroad track berm is a must have to protect the soil under and around rail car leaks and spills. Use when unloading or loading oil or chemicals in tank cars or box cars. Used by railroads and companies that have product delivered by rail.

The wellhead berm is used to protect the ground from being contaminated around wellheads.


 

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