Seddons Plant & Engineers Expands Pollution Prevention Range
To meet increasing demand for environmental and pollution prevention products, Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd has launched a portable Oil Spill and Pollution Prevention Kit ideal for use by Mobile Service and Repair Engineers.
With a compact, portable design and all packaged up within a clear, resealable bag, the kit is designed to be transported around in service vans and can be easily carried onto sites. It is ideal for providing a fast response to small spills of hydrocarbons, solvents and other hazardous liquids. Thousands of oil spill incidents are reported each year and some sites demand proof that Engineers have the resources to deal with spillages.
The kit contains a fully equipped 15 litre Spill Kit and a medium sized EnviroPad, a revolutionary method of spill containment which replaces traditional drip trays and absorbent products. It can be placed directly underneath engine powered equipment such as Generators and Cut-off Saws during repair or refuelling to retain oil spills.
The EnviroPad, which has won a Gold Level Green Apple Environmental Award for Best Practice, incorporates a smart membrane with polymer technology inside that captures and retains hydrocarbons such as oil, diesel and petrol. Hydrocarbons are transformed into a dry, rubber-like solid within minutes, preventing the release of contaminated water or hazardous fluids into the environment. It can be repeatedly used until it is completely solidified, at which point it can be disposed of into standard hazardous waste bins. The medium EnviroPad has the capacity to retain up to 7 litres of hydrocarbons and the Spill Kit is fully kitted out with absorbent pads, absorbent socks, absorbent roll and disposal bags.