Working with fuels, hydraulic fluids and motor oil can get messy. Equipment such as diesel generators, excavators, trucks and machinery have seals that wear out over time, as oily drips and puddles begin to appear. When repairs aren’t economically viable, oil drip trays and portable bunds can mitigate oil leaks indoors. For equipment leaking outdoors, these containment types are less effective because they can also capture rainwater and other contaminants. If left unchecked, the risk of overflow and spillage becomes a real possibility, as does the risk of an environmental compliance fine. Hazardous waste disposal costs are volume based too – and who wants to pay more for waste that’s been contaminated by rainwater?
On-site refuelling can improve productivity, saving time and money. But whether you’re in the business of refuelling or outsourcing contractors to your site, there are risks. Petrol and diesel spills can happen between fills or when tanks overflow. On a heavily regulated building site, the last place you want hydrocarbons is on the ground or in stormwater runoff. Stormwater pollution is one of the most common environmental compliance offences and is being actively targeted by local councils and the EPA. You’ll be pleased to know that there’s an easy way to avoid refuelling spills through effective containment…
The EnviroPad is a low maintenance spill pad that absorbs and neutralises hydrocarbons, and doesn’t leak in the rain. The largest variant absorbs up to 44.3 litres of oil without sidewalls or a liner! By absorbing hydrocarbons and leaving water to run off, the EnviroPad helps to reduce your waste disposal costs. It is durable, safe to drive over, portable and can be used many times until capacity is reached. The Enviropad is available in a variety of sizes, making it a versatile compliance solution that can be used across construction, utilities, mining, workshop and plant hire industries. Let the EnviroPad help to manage your hydrocarbon spill risks and environmental compliance.
The key to EnviroPad’s success is its innovative polymer technology, which absorbs hydrocarbons such as petrol, diesel, hydraulic oil and converts it into rubber. After reacting, pollutants are unable to escape – even when the pad is compressed or pressurised. The EnviroPad is an alternative to traditional polypropylene absorbents, which act more like a sponge and can pose further environmental risks if incorrectly handled or disposed of.
The EnviroPad polymer is:
The EnviroPad can be hung and stored after use without risk of leaching or dripping. Once absorbent capacity is reached, the EnviroPad swells to double its thickness and the edges will begin to discolour.
The EnviroPad is available in a variety of sizes to suit many applications:
|SPL210||EnviroPad – M10 (Medium)||900 x 690mm||Up to 10.5L Oil|
|SPL220||EnviroPad – L20 (Large)||1,370 x 910mm||Up to 20.2L Oil|
|SPL230||EnviroPad – XL30 (X-Large)||1,370 x 1,370mm||Up to 30.4L Oil|
|SPL240||EnviroPad – XXL40 (2X-Large)||2,180 x 1,370mm||Up to 44.3L Oil|
Potential uses for this spill pad are endless, though some of the most common tried and tested methods include:
The EnviroPad is ideal for absorbing hydrocarbon leaks and drips, as well as preventing stormwater runoff outdoors. Think of it as a low maintenance, set and forget compliance solution. It can also be used to prevent slip hazards and protect flooring and concrete from stains with its impermeable base. For emergency spills and fast flowing leaks, we recommend our range of spill kits and absorbents.
To enquire about the EnviroPad, view a sample or organise a demonstration, contact your Stratex representative or call 1300 991 180 and email email@example.com.View Range