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.
Oil spill containment 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.
The container(s) or equipment must fit inside the oil spill containment 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.
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Additional products to have on hand along with your berm as backup are spill kits, drain protector covers, drain plugs and berm dikes.
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 control dikes are made of polyurethane. These berm dikes are available in two different heights and in a table top model. The polyurethane spill control 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.
Description: These economy model stake wall type berms take very little time to set up. Our L-bracket oil spill containment berm requires assembly but is a one piece design. 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.
Description: These spill berms require no assembly. Unpack and lay out. The rapid rise walls automatically raise when filled with liquid, quickly lock into place by hand, or, instantly spring upright after compression. 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.
Description: 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 cars from 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.
Description: Specific-use berm products and accessories that complement, protect, or enhance many of our different spill berm models and types.
Uses: The Hose Stand bridge safeguards your spill berm by maintaining its wall integrity and capacity when using fueling/drainage hoses or cables. Self-Bailer kits safely filter and drain rainwater from outdoor containment units. Ground Tarps and Track Belts provide additional protection layers to preserve your berm's lifespan.