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What is secondary containment?
A primary container is the vessel that holds the hazardous substance, for example a bottle, 20L container, 200L drum or 1,000L IBC (intermediate bulk container). Secondary containment is a system that contains spills, leaks, or the failure of the primary container stored on it. The EnviroPad is an example of secondary containment.
For more information on secondary containment and when it is required read our editorial here.
What is flexible containment?
Most forms of secondary containment are rigid – made from inflexible materials such as polyethylene, concrete, or metal. However, there are circumstances that require secondary containment to have some flexibility, to suit a certain application or to conform to a particular surface. Or to make it easier to transport, store and deploy.
What are EnviroPads?
EnviroPads are a revolutionary, globally leading, pollution preventing spill pad which lock in hydrocarbons. Forever.
How do EnviroPads work?
EnviroPads have a unique smart polymer system that captures contamination at source, transforming oil and fuel leaks and spills into a solid mass, while actively repelling and shedding water.
Why should I use an EnviroPad?
Using EnviroPads means you’re doing right by our planet for future generations. At the same time, you’ll be protecting your company’s reputation. (Nobody wants to be the person that leaves a tell-tale oily patch behind after a day on the job.)
More than that, EnviroPads are next level when it comes to protecting highly sensitive environments like conservation areas.
There’s also the ease of use. EnviroPads are flexible, lightweight, and space-saving.
How do I use an Enviropad?
Deployment couldn’t be simpler. Just place the pad on the ground and you’re good to go. (As a fail-safe, there are even instructions printed on the top!). Loops at either end allow the EnviroPad to be staked to the ground, to keep them in place as machinery or tools on top are being moved.
How do I know when an Enviropad is full?
You’ll know you need to replace the EnviroPad when the polymer has been completely activated and the pad has lost its flexibility and become fully rigid.
Where are EnviroPads used?
Trusted on construction sites, by garden maintenance companies and other trades, and under everything from chainsaws to mobile generators and fuel storage tanks, EnviroPads can deployed on surfaces from gravel to snow.
What sizes of EnviroPads are available?
EnviroPads are available in five convenient sizes – to suit all jobs. From small (absorbing up to 4.5L) to XXL (absorbing up to 44.3L). For more details click here.
EnviroPad or Spillpal?
Spillpals are great for achieving secondary containment, especially for containers and drums when they’re being stored temporarily. EnviroPads are designed more for containing smaller spills that come from leaking equipment, and therefore have the advantages of being lower profile and being better suited to long-term environmental protection.
Creating safer working environments
At Hazero our mission is zero hazards. Our extensive range of quality products will help you store, contain and control and clean-up dangerous goods and hazardous substances.
View our full range of EnviroPads here.
Need help creating a safer working environment? Contact our team today on 0800 688 844 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team are also available for on-site assessments across New Zealand, click here to request a site visit.
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