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An Introduction to Spill Containment Pallets

by Lukman Nulhakiem

Dike is designed to contain chemical spills or leaks from tanks. Dike capacity is usually design for holding 110% of the largest tank. Then, how do we contain chemical leaks or spills from drums?

Drums are not designed as leak-proof and that’s why chemical inside the drums can leak or spill. Leaks and spills problem are potentially occur during chemical filling, storing, shipping and unloading.

Spill Containment Pallet

Because drums are put on pallets, the best way to contain chemical leaks or spills is by designing the pallets to be able to contain the leaks or spills. That special pallet is commonly called by spill containment pallets(more…)

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Chemical Spill Kits

Chemical spill kits are a collection of tools and materials that are required for taking countermeasures on chemical spills. They should be readily available whenever chemical spills happen, in order to eliminate and or reduce hazards associated with the spills.

Selection of chemical spill kits should be made based on nature of spilled chemicals (hazardous level), spill volume and location of the spills. Nature of the chemicals should always be referred to their MSDS.

The spill kits must be compatible with the spilled chemicals. For example, absorbent material used for absorbing acid must not react with the acid. Use only acid spill kit, otherwise it could generate additional hazard that increases the danger level of the spills. (more…)

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What Are The Dangers of Chemical Spills?

What are the dangers of chemical spills?” You may ask that question whenever you are trying to identify hazards associated with hazardous chemical spills.

With many hazardous chemicals presence in plant site, chemical spill hazards are much more likely to happen. Spills of acids, bases, highly flammable liquids, toxic chemicals, reactive substances, oxidizing agents and other hazardous chemicals can present real hazards to workers and environment.

Chemical spills can occur at production site, from a storage tank, warehouse area where chemicals are stored, during transportation, at the laboratory or during transferring operation. It means that chemical spills hazards have to be identified at these workplaces and activities. (more…)

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