Oil Absorbents for Spill Clean Up and Containment
Oil spill absorbents are an essential part of any spill clean up kit or emergency response plan. Proven to target and absorb oil, fuel, hydrocarbons, and other hazardous liquids, these absorbents can quickly address a spill at the source. Available absorbents includes boom and socks for containment and pads, pillows, or rolls to remove spills from the area. Their combination of strength, design, and use makes them great for facilities, warehouses, manufacturing plants, and any location looking to stay in compliance with local or federal regulations.
Oil absorbents are a quick and easy way to stop, contain, and clean up spills. Excellent for any facility, work area, or business, these absorbents are strong, easy to store, and well equipped to absorb hazardous materials from your location.
- Absorbent Boom
- Absorbent Socks
- Absorbent Rolls and Pads
- Absorbent Pillows
Boom and Socks
Absorbent boom and socks are designed to contain spills at the source, preventing further spreading and contamination on your site. Models include:
Absorbent boom are the perfect containment product for any land or water-based spill. Designed with a flexible exterior, these booms can be placed to completely surround spills and stop the spread of liquids in your location. Boom can be implemented in any terrain and feature robust snap hooks to join multiple sections together.
Oil absorbent socks are a smaller alternative to containment boom and typically used in land-based spills. Featuring a smaller overall diameter, these socks are perfect for quick placement around drums, storage tanks, and small leaking equipment. Socks can also be placed in corners and around perimeters to prevent the spread of liquids.
- Flexible Exterior
- Absorbent and Contains Small Leaks or Spills
- Absorbent Socks
Rolls, Pads, and Pillows
Once a spill has been contained, absorbent rolls, pads, and pillows can be deployed to absorb the bulk of a spill. These items are high in strength and equipped to store large volumes of liquid. Models include:
Oil absorbent rolls and pads are great for any warehouse, manufacturing facility, work station, or business handling small amounts of hazardous materials. Rolls and pads come in standard options as well as dimpled models for areas that require additional strength and absorbing power.
Oil absorbent mats increase the efficiency of standard oil mats by adding a built-in oil absorbent. As leaks and spills occur on your site, mats will catch spills, retain liquids, and prevent materials from leaking through or around the mat. Absorbent mat options include a high strength standard mat as well as a railroad track mat designed specifically for use along railroad tracks.
Pom Poms and Snares
Pom poms and snares are commonly used for areas dealing with thick or emulsified oil. Constructed from a series of absorbent strips, these items can be used on shorelines, rocks, or water to remove oil from the surface. Both products can be used individually as wipes or in a series to collect oil off of water bodies. Models include:
Absorbent pillows are a quick solution for either land or water-based spills. High in strength and absorbency potential, these pillows can be quickly placed on spills to contain and remove hazardous liquids.
Loose absorbent polymers are an alternative option for oil containment and removal. Rather than feature a flat sorbent, these polymers are designed as loose particulates or granules. During a spill, particulates can be placed on spills or around spills to absorb liquids. Models include:
- Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) -
Absorbs up to 400 Times its Weight in Liquid
- Cellulose Loose Particulates -
Oil Only or Universal Models
- Dry Mineral or Clay Granules
- Bio-Remediating Loose Particulate Sorbents
- View All Absorbent Polymers.
Regardless of whether you need a sock, boom, pillow, or roll, all absorbents are designed in oil only, universal, hazardous material, or general maintenance models. Depending on the type of liquid being used in your location, different absorbents may be required to keep your site in compliance. The following can be used as a general guideline to the different models offered for spills:
Oil Only Models
Oil only models are typically made with either a polypropylene or natural fiber fill. Natural fiber models are made with 95% recycled cellulose for added potential and strength. Oil only models are perfect for any of the following liquids:
Universal models are usually gray in color and designed for almost any hazardous material or facility. Models are typically rated for the following liquids:
Hazardous Material/Hazmat Models
Hazmat or hazardous material models are yellow in color and designed to absorb aggressive chemicals and liquids. They are commonly used for the following:
General maintenance models are designed for any area handling non-aggressive liquids including the following:
Absorbent Polymers are also available to help absorb and contain spills. Options include SAP (super absorbent polymer), clay granules, mineral particulates, and other loose absorbents.
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Absorbents and Site Compliance
Absorbents are one of the easiest ways to keep you site in compliance with local or federal containment regulations. Any time you dealing with hazardous materials, chemicals, or aggressive liquids, having a quick response plan can be essential to preparing your site for the event of spill. Due to their light weight and easy ability to moved to the site of a spill, oil absorbents are an easy option for almost any location. Use of the products has helped sites comply with the following regulations:
- 33 CFR 154.1047(c)(2)- Oil Containment Boom
- 29 CFR 1910.120(j)(1), 40 CFR 112.7 (C)(1)
- 40 CFR 263.30(a)
- 40 CFR 263.31