Secondary Containment Coatings for Spill Control Compliance

Businesses have an obligation to protect components of their working spaces from potential hazards by providing adequate spill containment systems. Local and federal regulations require these measures be taken to avoid risk factors associated with chemicals, substances, or other hazardous materials escaping their designated boundaries. Installing secondary containment coatings as a protective barrier is a proactive approach for companies looking to guarantee compliance with agencies’ standards and maintain safety levels within work areas.

Secondary Containment Coatings and Requirements

Spill containment systems are designed to keep chemicals and other substances in a defined area in case of a leak. The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) require certain facilities to create and follow plans that specifically address spill control. Companies can employ different solutions to create these barriers, including using resinous containment coatings over materials like concrete. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “there are several different types of secondary containment measures that could be used at a facility. EPA does not dictate which method must be used.”

Instead, the agency has requirements that secondary containment systems should meet. Detailed regulations around containment systems can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations. Title 40 CFR 264.175 has requirements for containment systems and the elements needed for sufficient environmental protection.

It says that, along with additional requirements, compliant containment systems “must underlie the containers which is free of cracks or gaps and is sufficiently impervious to contain leaks, spills, and accumulated precipitation until the collected material is detected and removed”. Secondary containment coatings, when applied by qualified professionals, can create a protective and seamless layer against liquids and chemicals.

Elastomeric polyurea is a common and effective containment coating that provides long-lasting surface protection. This type of coating is designed to create a watertight seal that will prevent leaks and spills from escaping into the surrounding area. In addition, secondary containment coatings can also help to resist the growth of mold and mildew, making them an ideal option for companies that need to store these materials for extended periods of time.

How the Surface Technology Team Can Help

Installing resin coatings for secondary containment systems requires an experienced team. Surface Technology Inc. has a proven track record in installing secondary containment coatings for industrial companies in manufacturing, processing, and production. Our team uses a thorough process to inspect surfaces, apply resin coatings, and make sure that they meet our rigorous standards.

Contact us today to get a quick quote for secondary containment coating installation for your commercial or industrial facility.

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