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The Total Release Annular Protection System—or T.R.A.P.S.—is designed to ensure that a containment area will meet, at minimum, the requirement of five minutes maximum pumping capacity. The T.R.A.P. system also provides continuous monitoring for hydrocarbons and will notify personnel in the event that hydrocarbons are detected.

For added safety, the T.R.A.P. system also features an automatic valve closure that will activate when the containment valve achieves a predetermined rate. No matter the layout of your facility, the T.R.A.P. system offers a highly flexible design that can be modified to fit almost any tank configuration. 

To help you decide if the T.R.A.P. system is right for your facility, here is an overview of the regulatory requirements for secondary containment systems and a look at how the Total Release Annular Protection System can help your facility achieve compliance. 

What are the Requirements for Secondary Containment?

Secondary containment requirements are designed to prevent escaped contaminants from negatively impacting the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requires that containment systems—including containment tanks, walls and basins—be regularly inspected to ensure that these systems are properly monitored and maintained.  

Whether your facility uses containment systems to store fuel, petrochemicals or wastewater, all containment systems are susceptible to wear and tear. In order to prevent contaminants from escaping into the surrounding ecosystem, it is important to implement procedures and secondary containment measures that will help your facility achieve regulatory compliance.

How do Industrial Spray Coatings Provide Regulatory Compliance?

An industrial spray coating can help to reinforce your facility’s containment systems by adding layers of protection. Industrial spray coatings can add longevity to containment systems by protecting them from deterioration occurring from weather, settling and chemical corrosion. Spray coatings can also be used to seal up cracks in a containment system that could potentially lead to leaks or spills.

Because the EPA has strict guidelines about what chemicals can be used in an industrial coating, it is important to use a coating designed to comply with regulatory statutes. The right spray coating can help maintain the functionality or your facility’s containment systems and prevent fines resulting from regulatory non-compliance.

Applications for the Total Release Annular Protection System

The Total Release Annular Protection System can be installed around existing tanks with or without ring walls. The T.R.A.P. system can also be successfully implemented in conjunction with new double-bottom installations and around tanks with tight piping areas. One of the advantages of the Annular Protection System is that it is highly customizable and can be employed in a variety of contexts.

The T.R.A.P. system can be applied over a variety of substrates, including soil, asphalt, concrete and steel. The various interfaces of the Total Release Annular Protection System are also compatible with most PLCs. In the event that the system detects hydrocarbons, the T.R.A.P. system is capable of notifying personnel through email or text message alerts.

Find the Spray Coating Solution that is Right for You

Spray coating systems from Basic Concepts are some of the strongest industrial coatings on the market today. For over 30 years, Basic Concepts has provided spray coatings solutions to facilities in a variety of industries all over the world. Our industrial spray coatings are designed to set rapidly and easily bond to most substrates. Spray coatings from Basic Concepts are also able to withstand temperature fluctuations and surface movement.

Whether you need a spray coating that is designed to seal up cracks, repair structural damage or provide protection from weather or chemical erosion, our spray coatings can help your facility properly maintain containment systems and achieve regulatory compliance. Take a look at our selection of spray coating solutions, and find the industrial coating system right for you.