In many busy workspaces, the floor can become contaminated over time. A thin veil of oil or grease on the floor, while too thin to pose danger to workers or vehicles, can be washed off by heavy rain, into your drainage system. From there, it enters the ecosystems downstream, resulting in a host of negative impacts on wildlife.
Ecospill Drain Filters are practical and cost-effective devices that assist in the management of site stormwater by capturing oil, fuel, soil and other debris that would have otherwise been washed from within the site into the stormwater drain. These unique filters sit in your storm drains, allowing passage of rainwater while capturing any remnant oils, greases, or fuels.
The Drain Filter consists of two main parts: the main skirt that contains an oil sediment basin; and a Bilge Sock (filled with absorbent polypropylene material). The Bilge Sock is suspended inside the oil sediment basin, capturing and absorbing any fuels and oils in the water being flushed through it. Disposal and replacement of the Bilge Sock is simple: once it reaches saturation (filled with absorbed oils), or if it becomes damaged, simply replace with a new Bilge Sock. Since it contains absorption material that won’t leach or drip absorbed liquids, the Bilge Sock can simply be placed in the general waste bin (check with local regulations to be sure).
Stormwater drain filters from EcoSpill are ideal methods of ensuring no accidental spillage occurs off of your work site. They keep your local environment safe from harmful substances, and your business safe from grievous fines. Contact us to find out more!