Drum Spill Containment

Secondary Drum Spill Containment

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Compliant Drum Spill Containment

Majority of products DENIOS manufactures contain sumps which meet or exceed spill compliant requirements. But what does this really mean?

Compliant spill capacity is based on the EPA's 40 CFR part 264.175(b), which states - "The containment system must have sufficient capacity to contain 10% of the volume of containers or the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater." Therefore, Drum Pallets designed to hold 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 - 55-gallon drums all require the same containment capacity - 55-gallons. (Always consult with your local Authority Having Jurisdiction regarding compliant chemical storage.)

Although both steel and poly drums come in a variety of sizes/capacities, our Drum Pallets, Sumps, and enclosures base sump volume on storing 55-gallon drums as that is the most commonly used industrial drum in the US.

Since DENIOS sumps exceed requirements (66-gallons), standard European drum sizes (205 and 220 liter) can also be stored and be considered compliant. 

Steel, Stainless Steel or Polyethylene?

This depends mainly on which material is to be stored on the spill pallet. In principle, the material of the collecting basin must be resistant to the material to be stored.

As a rule of thumb, if water-endangering substances and / or flammable liquids are adjusted, for example oils, varnishes or paints, one must choose a steel sumps. DENIOS offers most steel spill pallets galvanized or varnished. Both variants are possible in principle.

For the storage of aggressive chemicals, such as acids and alkali, poly/plastic or stainless steel spill pallets are used. These are non-corrosive and therefore optimally designed for the storage of these substances.

Which size or capacity do I need?

If storage is permitted in water protection areas, the entire storage quantity must be able to be retained. In our assortment, you will find the right drip tray for small containers, or the right spill pallet for drums and IBCs for every possible application. As a decision-making aid, you can use our online guidebook. Our expert advisors are also able to help if there are questions or uncertainties.

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