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Secondary Containment Products

Secondary containment products from Ready Containment, LLC. below are just a sample of the secondary containment products we make. Ready Containment manufactures spill berms, secondary containment liners, pit liner and tank liner in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our number one selling berm is our Ready Berm which can be built for most secondary containment needs. The Ready Berm is designed to be lightweight, rapid deploying and portable. While some of our other spill containment and secondary containment products are designed to save floor space, storage space or to provide drive thru spill containment.

You Name it! We Contain it. Liquids, vapors and more.

What is Secondary Containment?

Secondary spill containment is the containment of hazardous liquids in order to prevent pollution of soil and water. Common techniques include the use of spill berms to contain oil-filled equipment, fuel tanks, truck washing decks, or any other places or items that may leak hazardous liquids.

Secondary Containment

Secondary Containment Products

Secondary containment products from Ready Containment, LLC. below are just a sample of the secondary containment products we make. Ready Containment manufactures spill berms, secondary containment liners, pit liner and tank liner in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our number one selling berm is our Ready Berm which can be built for most secondary containment needs. The Ready Berm is designed to be lightweight, rapid deploying and portable. While some of our other spill containment and secondary containment products are designed to save floor space, storage space or to provide drive thru spill containment.

You Name it! We Contain it. Liquids, vapors and more.

What is Secondary Containment?

Secondary spill containment is the containment of hazardous liquids in order to prevent pollution of soil and water. Common techniques include the use of spill berms to contain oil-filled equipment, fuel tanks, truck washing decks, or any other places or items that may leak hazardous liquids.

Secondary Containment for Hazardous Materials Storage Guidelines

Secondary containment is defined as a means of surrounding one or more primary storage containers to collect any hazardous material spillage in the event of loss of integrity or container failure. Hazardous materials must be stored in secondary containers to prevent or minimize the possibility of accidental release as well as to ensure compliance with certain local, state and federal regulations dealing with chemical storage.  Hazardous materials includes, but not limited to chemicals, hazardous waste and oil-filled equipment. Please refer to the secondary containment flow chart below for assistance in determining if secondary containment is required.

Secondary Containment Decision Process 

To start determine if the material is hazardous.

Is it a not hazardous material? If no then No secondary containment needed

If it is a hazardous material? Secondary containment needed

Determine Container size

hazard?

Contain 110% of the volume of the largest container. If multiple containers, must contain either 10% of the aggregate volume or 150% of the largest container, whichever is greater. If in an interior Haz Mat storage room, must also contain 20 minutes of sprinkler flow, at the design flow rate for that area, plus the volume of the chemical container. If stored in an exterior storage area and open to rainfall, must contain the volume of the chemical container plus the volume of a 24- hour rainfall as determined by a 25-year storm and provisions shall be made to drain accumulations of the rainwater.

Single container    no _> 55 gal (liq) or 550 lb (solid)?

yes

no

Could material produce an

Life or environmental

yes

no

Multiple  vessels

_> 1,000 gal (liq) or 10,000 lb (solid)?

Will material

threaten personnel or   no

the environment (e.g.,

contaminates soil or water) if it leaks?

incompatible chemical reaction with other nearby substances (e.g., emit toxic gas, ignite, explode,

yes

yes

Secondary containment needed

etc.)?

yes

Contain 110% of the volume of the largest container. If multiple containers, must contain either 10% of the aggregate volume or 150% of the largest container, whichever is greater. If in an interior Haz Mat storage room, must also contain 20 minutes of sprinkler flow, at the design flow rate for that area, plus the volume of the chemical container. If stored in an exterior storage area and open to rainfall, must contain the volume of the chemical container plus the volume of a 24- hour rainfall as determined by a 25-year storm and provisions shall be made to drain accumulations of the rainwater.

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

  • All liquid hazardous materials must be in approved secondary containment to prevent release and uncontrolled:

o   mixing of incompatible chemicals

o   discharge of hazardous materials through unplugged drains, cups sinks, storm drains, sewers, etc.

o   damage associated with liquid materials leaking through tile and concrete floors to workplaces below.

  • All liquid hazardous materials must be in approved secondary containment whenever stored on a floor.
  • All hazardous materials must be in approved secondary containment whenever it has been declared a waste.
  • Hazardous materials stored in non-approved or sub-standard storage cabinets or units that may pose an additional risk (flammables or oxidizers in wood cabinets) must be placed in secondary containment until an approved storage unit is installed.
  • Secondary containment is required whenever specified by a federal, state or local regulation.

CONTAINMENT VOLUME

 

  • Secondary containment for a single container will be 110 percent of the primary container.
  • Secondary containment for multiple containers will be 150 percent of the largest containers volume or 10 percent of the aggregate volumes of all the containers, whichever is greater.

CONTAINMENT CONSTRUCTION

 

  • Secondary containment must be compatible with the stored materials and be constructed of materials capable of containing a spill or leak.
Secondary Containment
Secondary Containment Berm

The Ready Berm – Secondary Containment Berm

Spill Containment Berms

Ready Drive Through Berm – Secondary Containment Berm

Foam wall spill berms

Ready Foam Wall Berm – Secondary Containment Berm

Secondary Containment Berms

Our secondary containment berms are second to none Dare to compare! We never use mechanical fasteners such as rivets or ropes in manufacturing spill containment berms as these parts are not a chemical or weather-resistant way to seal closed the corners of our spill containment berms. They are also constructed with use 3″ overlap welds and reinforced corners to prevent leaks as well as increase durability. Fully welded and reinforced support sleeves are no more than 18″ on center.
Many of our competitors cut corners and costs by using inferior components such as fabrics, drains, or support systems that won’t hold the liquid load. Our spill containment products are built using only the best Grade “A” fabrics, aircraft grade aluminum supports. This makes our spill berms more durable, more flexible, and longer lasting. Standard spill berms feature drains with Viton gaskets and heavy-duty aircraft aluminum 6061 T6 supports less than 18″ O/C.

Spill Berms | Drive Through Spill Berms | Spill Containment Berms

Secondary Containment:

We fabricate secondary containment liner for a variety of applications. Ready Containment’s pit liners provide excellent secondary containment for large and small pits. Our secondary containment liners help to protect the environment from pollutant and other toxins. Pit liners are used to liner land fills, lagoons and work areas.

Secondary Containment liner
Secondary Containment liner

Secondary Containment White Papers:

Foam wall berm PDF
Ready-L-Bracket-Berm
Military Bladder Tanks PDF
Ready Spill Berm PDF

Secondary Containment FAQ:

Do you have a question that we haven’t answered below?  Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

Question: How do I determine what size secondary containment to order?

Determine the size and Capacity.

1. Answer: Determine the dimensions of the containment needed based on amount of liquid that needs secondary containment.

Measure the length and width of the container or equipment
you wish to contain and add an additional 1-2 feet to the berm’s
length and 1-2 feet to the berm’s width. This will allow clearance to work or drive into the area.

2. Answer: Determine the capacity of the berm and ensure that this will
contain the total volume of liquid in the container or
equipment. Further more don’t forget to allow for displacement! Allowing for a
110% containment. http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/spcc.htm

Question: What materials are the secondary containment made of?

Answer: Determine if the spill containment is chemically compatible to ensure the proper chemical compatibility.

Answer: Ready Containment secondary containment are normally constructed using 30 oz. chemical resistant ER-1000, XR-5 or equivalent fabric with a stable polyester fabric base that supports a coating with exceptional UV and hydrocarbon resistance. We also offer other specialty fabric for acids and other applications. Call us or email if you have questions.

Question: Do I need prep the area for the secondary containment?

1. Answer:  We recommend a level surface void of any shape rocks, nails other object that may puncture the berm. We offer ground mats to protect the berm from damage from underneath and track mats to protect the spill berm from rocks and other objects that maybe imbedded in the tires of the trucks.
2. Answer: Keep in mind that if you set the spill containment berm up on a un-level surface you will lose capacity.
Question: Can the secondary containment liner be repaired?

Answer: Yes, As part of our *7 Year warranty on our 30 oz.  ER-1000, XR-5 or equivalent fabric spill containment. We offer  the use of a professional hot air welder to allow in field repairs.

Question: Can the secondary containment liner and berm be customized?

Answer: Yes, with an ISO 9001;2015  certified design QMS we can customize a one up solution for your spill containment issue or help to design, build and produce your spill containment solution.