Deploying spill containment berms can assist in meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements of 40 CFR part 112 of the Clean Water Act also known as the SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures) requirements in the gas and oil industry.
Whether a spill occurs on water or land, the results are devastating to the local ecosystem and can also impact local economies. Preventing potential disasters surrounding oil spills can be more cost effective than the costs associated with an oil spill cleanup of any size.
A custom BCI berm shown above in an oil/gas rig application.
Oil Spill Containment & Compliance
Oil leaks and fuel spills have the ability to cause serious threats to environments and workers and can create hefty fines from regulatory agencies, including the EPA and OSHA. Dangers of slow drips to catastrophic oil ruptures can dump hazmat into environments and cause evacuation of on-site facilities, resulting in production downtime. For heavy-duty use and vehicle drive-through capability, Basic Concepts’ spill berms provide protection and safety for containing small drips or large spills.
Oil Spill Berm Construction
Oil and fuel berms are designed to withstand the elements of heavy-duty use and help meet SPCC requirements for full compliance. Heavy-duty construction allows vehicle drive-through capability, while maximizing efficiency for portability and usability. Fuel containment systems and oil containment systems contain the necessary properties to withstand harsh chemicals and not deteriorate when a fuel leak or oil leak happens.
Each application must be evaluated differently when addressing the potential of an oil spill. Considerations for choosing the perfect berm include the type of ground surface on which the berm is going to be deployed, vehicle traffic levels, total area and volume of hazardous liquids. With proper spill berm protection in the form of ground mats and track mats, punctures can be avoided and should be incorporated into any site design.
Weather should also be considered in the design of the oil spill berm that is used to meet the secondary spill requirements for the area being contained. If there is significant snow fall then a semi rigid upright wall design should be used. Float up walls will not work with the weight of the snow and ice on top of them. Oil spill berms that are to be used in areas where there are high winds will need a method of securing the berm.
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