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Containment Berms

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Explore our diverse range of containment berms tailored to effectively meet your spill containment needs. Our comprehensive guide offers an in-depth understanding of containment berms and showcases their key features and versatile applications. Discover Denios' top-tier solutions, including duck pond containment systems and ground pads like TracMats, designed to ensure robust spill containment across various environments. Moreover, learn how our secondary containment berms add an extra layer of safety, empowering you to make informed choices for your containment needs while providing seamless access to purchase the ideal containment solution.

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Understanding Containment Berms: A Comprehensive Overview

Key Features of Effective Containment Berms

Containment berms or dikes, akin to moat-like structures encircling storage tanks, serve as crucial defenses to contain potential spills or leaks effectively. These robust barriers prevent leaks from extending beyond the tank perimeter, ensuring compliance with Federal SPCC secondary containment regulations (40 CRF 264.175) and EPA container storage guidelines.

Constructed from diverse materials such as PVC fabric, cement, specialized options for chemical compatibility, and durable steel, containment berms offer customizable solutions tailored to match any storage tank's size and volume. Versatile in design, they accommodate standard tank capacities and swiftly adapt to varying tank sizes, guaranteeing comprehensive spill containment.

A paramount characteristic of these containment solutions is their ability to surpass the total storage volume of the encompassed tank, meeting rigorous SPCC requirements. This proactive approach demonstrates a company's commitment to robust spill containment measures, imperative for installed and temporary storage tanks, including those on construction sites. Implementing containment berms as primary defenses ensure compliance and elevate environmental safety measures.

For comprehensive guidance on spill containment and secondary containment solutions tailored to your company's needs, Denios provides expert advice and a range of effective containment solutions. Are all your storage tanks equipped with the necessary safeguards?

Exploring Duck Pond Containment Systems: Portable Drip and Leak Protection

Duck Pond Containment Systems, including rectangular and mini berms, offer convenient and portable drip and leak protection solutions. These 4" foam sidewalls are designed to withstand vehicle traffic while remaining lightweight and easily transportable.

These systems are equipped with handles and tie-down straps for effortlessly securing trucks, ensuring ease of transportation. Their practical design allows for effective spill containment when stationary, catering to incidental spills on the move.

Under stringent testing procedures, these containment systems are air-lance tested to guarantee weld seals and thoroughly reviewed to prevent leaks. Lap joint welds maximize structural strength, while precision CAD design and cutting contribute to their reliability and durability.

Each Duck Pond Containment Systems berm comes with individual serial numbers, facilitating easy tracking and maintenance for enhanced usability and peace of mind.

Ground Pads and TracMats

Ground Pads for Enhanced Protection

Ground pads are vital accessories for berms positioned over uneven or rough surfaces. Their robust three-layer construction offers exceptional durability, effectively deflecting sharp objects that could potentially puncture the berm's sump from underneath. Additionally, they prevent the formation of "hot spots," reducing the risk of wheels causing damage. These pads are designed to resist dirt or water absorption, ensuring long-term reliability. Their lightweight nature makes them incredibly user-friendly and available in various sizes to accommodate diverse needs and berm dimensions.

TracMats: Protecting Your Containment Investment

TracMats function as essential safeguards placed atop containment berms to prevent debris lodged in vehicle tires from causing damage to the berm's sump. This preventive measure significantly extends the lifespan of your containment unit. Sold as a pair in multiple size options, TracMats are compatible with various styles of containment berms. Their exceptional durability provides an added layer of defense, safeguarding against rocks and sharp objects that might otherwise affect tire treads.

Both Ground Pads and TracMats are indispensable additions to containment berms, ensuring extended durability and protection, especially on rough surfaces, thereby preserving the integrity of the containment unit and offering prolonged use.

Secondary Containment Berms: When and How to Use Them

Secondary containment berms play a critical role in industries dealing with hazardous materials, aligning with regulatory standards set by organizations like OSHA and the EPA. These berms act as vital barriers, containing spills and preventing hazardous liquids from polluting the environment or entering stormwater systems. They find extensive use in various scenarios, including vehicle fueling operations, temporary storage containment for large totes, transport of 55-gallon drums, and chemical transfers.

These containment solutions come in diverse types and designs, offering varying spill capacities and sidewall heights. Materials used in their construction, such as PVC, polyethylene, or vinyl-coated polyester, determine their effectiveness in containing spills. Berms are temporary and often reusable, creating self-contained, leak-proof areas to safeguard against potential environmental harm caused by spills.

Understanding the versatility, construction, and intended applications of secondary containment berms helps select the appropriate solution, ensuring compliance with regulations and effective spill containment practices across various operational settings.

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