Among the unique environmental challenges faced by the Utilities & Energy industry, we identify the need for spill response products to be most important.  Therefore we have some information about scenarios that could lead to a spill and how to deal with hazardous chemical spills and preventing them.

Secondly, in the case of Waste Water Treatment, Chatoyer has a solution for improving flows and retention times in tanks and settlement ponds.

1. Spill response products

Spill control and containment products are a must because they make it possible to clean up a spill when it happens. Above all, keep spill control products in the vicinity of any potential spill risk. When preparing for a spill emergency, there are some things to know first. For instance, you will need to know if your organisation already has a plan for responding to spills. After evaluating these plans, you can determine what you will need to have on hand to deal with the spill emergencies.

How to understand your risks:

There are many places you can find information that will help you determine what you need. For instance, spill response guidelines within your organisation or from local authorities. Here are some place you can look:

  • Evaluate your organisations Emergency Response Plan to learn what is required for spill prevention, clean up and incident reporting.
  • Refer to the Pollution Incident Response Management Plan (PIRMP)
  • Consult local Fire and Rescue, EPA and Safework authorities to get advice on what measures can be taken to manage spills and chemical spill clean up.

Determining what spill response products you need:

Once you have learned about spill response plans, then you will have a better idea of what the risks may be in your workplace. Here are some ways to determine what spill response products will be required in your situation:

  • Find out what equipment is a potential spill risk. Include equipment that uses hazardous chemicals such as coolant, hydraulic fluid, oil, fuel, diesel etc.
  • Determine the scenarios in which spill prevention, stormwater protection and spill control will be needed.
  • Determine the types of accidents that could release hazardous chemicals into the environment such as equipment leaks, vehicle accident or a major spill.
  • Take inventory of the hazardous chemicals and materials used, stored and transported in your workplace or mobile work sites.

2.  Settling basins, lagoons and tanks

Sediment ponds, settlement basins and sedimentation tanks can have short circuiting flows. Consequently, performance is less than optimal and can be improved for better waste water treatment efficiency. Performance of these systems directly affect the following process. Therefore, it’s important to evaluate if a change is appropriate and can improve the performance.

In conclusion, we recommend a range of stormwater management, containment and bunding and spill response products. Above all, these recommended products will ensure your organisation protects the environment. Please click on a question relevant to your organisation for more information.

FAQs

Chatoyer Solution

Spills from generators or other hydraulic equipment should be contained and require immediate remediation to ensure any hazardous substances do not enter near-by stormwater drain pits or pollute environmentally sensitive areas.

chatoyer black XR-5 portable collapsible bund holding a generator

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Portable Containment Bund
For temporary storage of equipment, drums, tanks, containers, generators, batteries or vehicles.
spill response products - cleaning up an oil spill on a concrete workshop floor using a broom and floor sweep
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SpilMax Floor Sweep
This all natural absorbent encapsulates oil and hazardous liquids for easy clean up.

SpilMax spill response products include oil and fuel, universal and chemical absorbent pads, booms and rolls

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SpilMax Absorbents
Absorbents to clean up liquids from leaking equipment, tools, machinery or any spill.
SpilMax range of spill response products include Spill Kits in bins, bags and drums. Oil and Fuel, Marine, Universal, Chemical
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SpilMax Workplace Spill Kits
The SpilMax range of spill kits and absorbents are suitable for the clean up of leaks or spills including oils, fuels, diesel, coolant and other hazardous chemical liquids.

Chatoyer Solution

Any spills that enter the stormwater system and pollute the waterways can result in immediate fines to the company and it’s staff. As a result, our stormwater solutions ensure any hazardous substances or debris is captured or contained at the source to protect your stormwater system.

Category: Stormwater Management

the DrainSAFE is a retrofit pit isolation device that can be closed quickly to protect the stormwater system from a spill
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SpilMax DrainSAFE
The DrainSAFE is a retrofit drain pit isolation device that can be closed quickly to protect the stormwater system from a spill. When left in the open position it traps hydrocarbons, debris and sediment while allowing liquids such as rain to pass.
Darin Warden
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Drain Warden
Placed inside the drain pit to capture oil, rubbish and debris.
Weighted containment booms are spill response products made of heavy duty PVC wrapped in geotextile for good ground connection. Each boom has a cuff so multiple containment booms can be joined together. Comes with handles for easy handling.
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Weighted Containment Boom
Shaped around a drain pit or at the source of a spill to contain liquid from spreading.
weighted drain cover deployed over a stormwater drain to keep liquids from entering
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Weighted Drain Cover
Placed over a drain pit to stop liquid from entering the stormwater drain.

Chatoyer Solution

Any spills or leaks of hazardous chemicals should be contained at the source so it can be remediated effectively and ensure the surrounding environment is protected. Bunding and containment products are ideal in liquid storage scenarios. Because they are portable and permanent options there is something to suit almost any situation.

Category: Liquid Containment

Chatoyer Aluminium Floor Bunding installed in a transport truck parking lot
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Floor Bunding
An ideal way to create secure bunded areas in workshops, liquid storage areas and across warehouse doorways to contain spills. Aluminium Floor Bunding is fire resistant – ideal for the energy industry.
Quick bund used as hose laydown for fracking operation
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Quick Bund
For temporary storage of anything that could leak. Portable bunding that’s easy to transport and deploy.

chatoyer collapsible portable containment bund red PVC containing 2 drums. Deployed with Ground Mat and Liner. This collapsible bund contains 2 drums of chemical. If the drums leak, the bund will contain the leak and prevent pollution.

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Portable Containment Bund
Temporary storage to bund anything that could leak during operations including mobile generators, hydraulic equipment, portable toilets and containers of liquids.

blue PVC flexible tank, bladder, pillow tank on grass

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Flexible Tanks
Flexible Tanks (bladders) are a cost effective, portable, easy-to-manage liquid storage product. Choose the appropriate materials and your Flexible Tank can store a wide range of liquids including potable water, edibles, waste water and hazardous chemicals. Flexible Tanks have wide range of applications.

Chatoyer Solution

Spills in waterways require quick containment and absorbents on site. Spill response products and containment options differ depending on your location and how much room you have to store the spill response products to suit the potential spill risk.

A high visibility yellow containment boom deployed in the ocean. This boom is containing a spill in rough conditions. Containment booms are a great additions to spill response products.

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Containment Booms
An impervious barrier designed to deflect or contain hydrocarbon spills or floating debris in aquatic environments. Can be lined with absorbent marine booms to clean up hydrocarbons.

spill response products - red floating fence boom containing fire fighting chemicals in a water way

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Containment Booms
The fence boom is constructed using square and flat sections allowing it to be stored in bags, cages or reels.

SpilMax marine booms and absorbent pads on water absorbing a hydrocarbon spill

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SpilMax Spill Absorbents
The SpilMax range of marine booms and absorbent pads are suitable for the absorption and containment of hydrocarbons on water.

Chatoyer Solution

Improve efficiency and effectiveness of a maturation pond, lagoon, settling basin or any other body of quiescent water.

installation of floating baffles into a waste water treatment settling basin

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Floating baffles increase retention time, reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), and lower total suspended solids (TSS). Each floating baffle is customised for it’s specific requirement.

Cateogory: Liquid Containment

blue PVC flexible tank, bladder, pillow tank on grass

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Flexible Tanks
Flexible Tanks (bladders) are a cost effective, portable, easy-to-manage liquid storage product. Choose the appropriate materials and your Flexible Tank can store a wide range of liquids including potable water, edibles, waste water and hazardous chemicals. Flexible Tanks have wide range of applications.