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Frac Tank Containment Berms

Frac Tank Secondary Containment

Frac tanks are large mobile storage containers that are typically used to store fracking fluid, process water, fuel, chemicals or other materials. Frac tanks are commonly employed in industrial operations—such as mining and drilling—or in any context where large quantities of liquid or materials need to be stored. A frac tank acts as an intermediary container that holds materials prior to transportation or long-term storage.

When frac tanks are used to store fracking fluid, and petroleum products, they are subject to SPCC requirements outlined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If a frac tank is compromised, it could potentially leak thousands of gallons of fracking fluid, oil, gas or diesel into drains or navigable waterways. The best way to protect your facility from frac tank leaks is with a secondary spill containment unit.

Basic Concepts is the industry leader in spill prevention equipment for industrial and commercial operations. To help your facility achieve regulatory compliance and to protect personnel from harm, here is an overview of the SPCC requirements for frac tanks and the equipment that can offer reliable secondary containment.

Berm Options for Frac Tanks

Rigid-Lock QuickBerm. As one of our best-selling berms, the Rigid-Lock QuickBerm is ideal for a wide range of secondary containment applications. The Rigid Lock features a single-piece construction for maximum durability. This berm is designed to deploy quickly and requires no tools for assembly. The Rigid-Lock berm also features drive-over capabilities for ease of transportation.

These berms can be used to contain a wide range of hydrocarbons and chemicals and are ideal for achieving regulatory compliance. The interior sump area of the Rigid-Lock berm is free of obstruction and offers maximum storage space for large containers. Custom sizes are available.

Angle Bracket QuickBerm. The Angle Bracket QuickBerm is the ideal economical option for large storage containers like frac tanks. This berm is large enough to offer reliable secondary containment for frac tanks, transformers and palletized 55-gallon drums. The Angle bracket QuickBerm features angled brackets that provide a rigid sidewall support that will contain leaks and spills.

When not in use, the Angle Bracket QuickBerm easily folds up for convenient storage. This berm is fuel and chemical resistant. Custom sizes are available.

Outside Support QuickBerm. For temporary spill containment, the Outside Support QuickBerm is ideal. This flexible berm features folded corner welds for greater durability and liquid retention. The easy-to-fold outside aluminum supports enable users to quickly disassemble and store The Outside Support QuickBerm. This berm is designed for a variety of applications and will help facilities comply with SPCC regulations.

Industrial Inside-Support QuickBerm. The original one-piece drive-through spill containment berm. Light enough to carry but tough enough for vehicle drive through, the Industrial Inside Wall Support QuickBerm® sets up in seconds – simply unfold the unit and you’re ready! The collapsible wall design and durable, lightweight materials offer instant hazardous materials spill control and temporary, portable spill containment. Basic Concepts can customize this spill containment berm to satisfy any of your size requirements and applications.

SPCC Requirements for Frac Tank Berms

Because frac tanks are designed to hold thousands of gallons of fracking fluid, oil or hydrocarbons, they may be subject to SPCC requirements—or the spill prevention control and countermeasures rules. According to the EPA, the SPCC regulations apply to facilities that:

Store, transfer or use oil. Facilities that store, transfer or use oil or oil-related products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable oil or animal fat.

Store large quantities of oil. Facilities that store more than 1,320 gallons in above-ground containers—counting only containers that store 55 gallons or more—or 42,000 gallons in completely buried containers.

Could contaminate waterways. Facilities that store oil or oil-related products that could reasonably be expected to discharge into navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines, such as lakes, rivers and streams.

Find the Secondary Containment Solutions that are Right for You

For more than 25 years, Basic Concepts has led the industry in innovative spill containment solutions. Our secondary containment products are used in industrial facilities, commercial operations and military installations worldwide.

We can help your facility find the necessary equipment to meet regulatory compliance and keep personnel safe. Take a look at our selection of spill containment, secondary containment, dewatering and filtration and spray coating and find the equipment that is right for you.