Polycart: cabinet with absorbent roll dispenser, to facilitate cleaning and decontamination of the environment. It has several compartments and closure.
Components included with this practical cabinet kit, which is very easy to clean and you can find all formats of absorbents in place, so that in the event of a spill, you won’t waste a second looking for each element:
Roll: 1 (40 cm x 40 m)
Tubulars: 12 (8 x 120 cm)
Pair of gloves: 1
Pillows or cushions to effectively absorb and collect any stain or leakage of oil or any other hydrocarbon or fuel. Its indications for use are very easy;
- Place the pillow over the oil stain and let it absorb.
- Remove as soon as it is saturated with liquid and deposit in the corresponding container.
They are oleophilic and hydrophobic (water repellent) and highly resistant to tearing. They are safe to handle and store and are made of 100% top quality polypropylene.
Important points for the use of absorbents
The absorbents act by adsorption of the fuel that floats on the surface and because its density is lower than that of water. Absorbents can be of natural origin, such as Sepiolite, or synthetic, such as polyethylene foams, come in the form of sheets, rolls, booms, etc.
In the event that the spill occurs near a body of water, its contamination by oil must be prevented by the application of fences, using absorbent tubulars, absorbent booms.
If, unfortunately, the spill reaches the water, we must identify the nearest control point for containment with absorbent barriers. If the spilled oil has accumulated in any part of the water area; reservoir, river, dam, lake, etc. Absorbent material, such as leaves or blanket, is used to prevent the stain from spreading.
Once the hydrocarbon decontamination has been completed, the area must be thoroughly decontaminated. Necessary checks should be made to identify the extent of contamination depending on the type of soil (concrete, ground, etc.).
Placement of containment booms in rivers
Booms are placed at an angle across the watercourse to contain the flow of oil that is directed downstream for recovery. Booms may be placed in rivers at an angle to divert oil from environmentally sensitive or vulnerable areas or to divert oil to side channels, or to banks where it can be contained and recovered. Booms are also placed to divert oil in rivers to side channels where currents are lower or access is easier.