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Managing the lifecycle

Managing the lifecycle of hazardous chemical spill control products

Everything was running smoothly and on schedule.  Then came the blood-curdling sound of the alarm system.  A valve malfunctioned and a hazardous chemical was seeping through the seal.

The area was immediately evacuated, production shut down and emergency responders were deployed.  The spill was controlled, contained, and cleaned up without incident.

Thankfully the spill did not adversely affect anyone’s life or the environment.  However, about 4 hours of production were lost, which cost the facility thousands of dollars.

Hazardous chemical spills are an unfortunate reality, regardless of how robust the safety procedures.

Nevertheless, procedures alone don’t prevent fatalities or productivity losses.  Factors to consider are the lifecycle of the products you’re using and if they are chemical specific spill response products.

For decades, a broad range of loose absorbents have been used for chemical spill control.

Loose absorbents work well because a berm can be quickly created to contain and absorb the spill.  However, not every loose absorbent works with every hazardous chemical and often they don’t suppress the production of toxic vapors, fire, or hydrolyzing.

The product of choice for suppression of vapors has been firefighting foam and we all know the risks involved in using that.

What if you could mitigate risks exponentially using a product that targets the chemicals in your facility and acts so quickly hydrolyzing is significantly minimized or completely eliminated, along with the risks of fire, explosion, and toxic fumes?

If you think the products you are using have reached the end of their life cycle, then maybe it’s time to phase out and change.

Understanding the right chemical absorbent for your workplace is crucial for safety and compliance. Chemical specific absorbents play a key role in managing spills. Not only do they enhance safety but also help in aligning with regulations, reducing environmental impact, and improving operational efficiency. Stay prepared and informed!

If you require guidance on choosing chemical-compatible absorbents for your facility, don’t hesitate to contact Guardian Environmental for assistance. We’re dedicated to providing support and solutions tailored to your specific needs.