A leaking barrel of fuel oil or other chemicals can create huge environmental problems. It could also lead to a big fine for your company should the spillage leave your premises and enter a watercourse. If you stock APT absorbent socks you can rest easy that you have the best chemical, fuel or oil spillage containment and cleaning system.
What is an absorbent sock?
An absorbent sock is constructed from an absorbent filler wrapped with a porous outer coating that can expand as the spillage is absorbed. It is in the form of a flexible cylinder that can be used both as a barrier to block the progress of spilt liquids as well as absorbing them at the same time.
APT's high performance high quality general purpose absorbent sock has an amazing absorbency and liquid retention. It has been carefully designed with a super-absorbent fill and tough outer layer to maximise strength, spillage retention and durability.
Who should buy a pack of APT absorbent socks?
No business should be without at least one pack of APT absorbent socks. Absorbent socks are an essential part of your spill response plan.
Even if the only liquids you store are cleaning materials, it is still possible that these could leak, burst or accidentally be spilt. And in the toilets, there is always the possibility of leaking pipes and fittings that could lead to a flood. With APT absorbent socks on hand, any spills or leaks can easily be contained and cleaned up.
In engineering works, you will undoubtedly store bulk liquids - degreasers, coolant fluids, oils and so on. Should a barrel leak, the contents can quickly cover a large floor area, taking time and manpower to clear up. If you keep APT absorbent socks easily to hand, a rapid response to the spillage can be made, minimising disruption and wasted time.
Absorbent socks are also useful when used as a preventive measure. They can be placed around the bottom of machines or into gaps and runners to absorb or catch small leaks. After several weeks they can be changed, saving a lot of maintenance and cleaning time.
They can be used as bunding for chemical, fuel and oil barrel storage. When taking liquids from barrels, it is inevitable that some will be spilt and run down the sides onto the floor. Similarly, if liquid from your barrels or tanks are dispensed via taps, drips can soon form a puddle beneath the taps. This can be dangerous in several ways so place absorbent socks around the base of barrels and to contain an area beneath taps. This helps you to maintain health and safety standards and reduce cleaning time.
Features and benefits
- Used to absorb and retain all industrial liquids, oil, coolant, and solvent based spills so you only need to stock one product to handle any spillage
- Ideal for use with day to day spills in any environment making it easy for your maintenance crew to maintain health and safety standards
- Will retain all fluid absorbed making correct disposal easy
- Super fast absorbing, even on heavy fluids ensuring that you can have a fast response to any spillage
How to I clear up a spillage using absorbent socks?
Use as many as necessary to act as a containment dam round the spillage. APT absorbent cushions can then be placed onto the puddle to soak it up. Dispose of the absorbent socks appropriately, according to regulations governing the type of liquid involved.
So buy your absorbent socks online now or call 01495 308048 to talk to our spill containment experts for further help and free advice.