Once you know the type of liquid, you can determine the type of spill kit you need.
New Pig Spill Kits are broken into three categories: universal, oil and chemical. Universal and Oil Spill Kits are used for non-corrosive liquid spills. Universal Kits are used for land-based spills, while Oil Kits can be used for land or water-born spills to only absorb oil, but not water.
Chemical Spill Kits are used for responding to hazardous spills of corrosive or unknown liquids. Certain chemical kits are also designed to neutralize the corrosive liquid or help eliminate hazardous vapors associated with the chemical.
2. What spill volume are you preparing for?
This volume is typically based on the largest size of container or your worst case scenario at your facility. If the largest container on-site is a 55-gallon drum, then choose a kit that will contain and absorb at least that volume.
New Pig offers a wide variety of kits, for small volume spills such as a few gallons, to our largest ones that respond to spills in excess of 100 gallons or more.
3. Where will the Spill Kit be stored or used?
You should take into account whether the spill clean-up kit will be used indoors or outdoors, whether or not you need to the kit to be portable or stationary, or if the kit container needs to be used for the disposal of the spent absorbents. UN-rated Overpack/Salvage Drum containers are ideal for shipping waste off-site once it is cleaned up. Other kits are mobile to help facilitate quicker response, and some are packed in portable containers or bags which are ideal for first responders, for use in vehicles or when a grab and go kit is needed. Kits in high visibility containers are often preferred to quickly help locate the kit when a spill occurs.
New Pig provides the largest spill kit container options in the leak & spill market to help meet your needs.
There are other items that are commonly used in spill response, but often not included in spill kits:
- Do I need personal protective equipment (PPE), patch and repair products, or brooms and shovels?
- Will I need mounting brackets or a protective cover?
Answering the questions above should help you select the kit that best meets your needs.