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Secondary Containment Storage

Shop for secondary containment storage of all types and sizes online now at Cromwell. We stock a comprehensive selection of secondary containment storage products to keep you prepared. Choose from market-leading brands, including Ecospill®, GPC and our own brand, Solent Spill Control®. For further information on Spill Control products, find more in our Spill Control Expert Guide.

What is secondary containment storage?

Secondary containment storage refers to a protective measure used to contain and control spills, leaks, and hazardous material releases from primary storage containers, such as tanks, drums, and vessels.

Why buy secondary containment storage?

It serves as a secondary layer of protection to prevent hazardous substances from reaching the environment, ensuring personnel safety and regulatory compliance.

Secondary storage containment types

Different types of secondary containment storage solutions are available to address specific containment needs and applications. Some common ones are listed below for your information:

Spill Containment Pallets   -   These pallet-like structures with built-in containment basins are designed to hold and contain drums, barrels, and other small containers. Spill containment pallets help prevent leaks and spills from reaching the ground or floor, minimising the risk of environmental contamination.

Drum storage cabinets   -   These cabinets provide secure storage for drums and containers, offering built-in containment in case of spills or leaks. Drum storage cabinets help protect stored materials from unauthorised access, fire hazards, and environmental contamination.

Drip trays   -   Drip trays are shallow containers placed beneath equipment, machinery, or storage areas to capture drips, leaks, and spills. They provide localized containment and prevent liquids from spreading to surrounding areas, helping to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Plant nappies   -   Plant nappies are absorbent mats or trays placed beneath machinery, equipment, or leak-prone areas to absorb leaks, drips, and spills. They provide an additional layer of containment and help prevent liquids from contaminating floors or surfaces.

IBC pallets   -   Intermediate bulk container (IBC) pallets are designed to safely store and transport large containers, such as totes and tanks. These pallets feature built-in containment basins or trays to capture leaks and spills, ensuring compliance with spill containment regulations.

Considerations when choosing secondary containment storage

Compatibility - Ensure that the secondary containment storage system is compatible with the types of hazardous materials stored and handled in your facility. Choose materials and construction methods that are resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and UV exposure to ensure long-term durability and effectiveness.

Capacity - Select secondary containment storage with sufficient capacity to contain the maximum volume of potential spills or leaks. Consider factors such as the size and number of storage containers, the flow rate of potential spills, and regulatory requirements for containment capacity.

Regulatory compliance - Ensure that the secondary containment storage system complies with relevant regulations and industry standards for spill prevention and environmental protection. Verify that the system meets British Standards (BS) and other applicable regulations for secondary containment of hazardous materials.

Environmental impact - Consider the environmental impact of the secondary containment storage system, particularly if spills or leaks may occur in sensitive ecosystems or waterways. Choose containment solutions that minimise ecological harm and provide effective containment and cleanup capabilities.