Definition - What does Spill Berms mean?
These are borders made from non-absorbing materials that act as sealants, which prevent spills from polluting the environment and also causing corrosion to nearby metallic structures. This is made possible by making strips, terraces or raised borders to contain the spills inside an area of reference.
Spill berms are defined by:
- Custom needs
- Material used (UV and chemical-resistant)
- Technology used
- The environment to be shielded
- Ease of installation
Corrosionpedia explains Spill Berms
Almost all of the spills in any industry are versatile and thus require strict measures to control these chemicals from contacting adjacent materials and also prevent leakage into the drainage systems.
Most of the spill berms in design are made from polyurethane, rubber, urethane and PVC materials that provide soft and flexible characteristics, which makes it easy for them to seal off a particular section. Also, the material makes it easy to clean and reuse. This means that the selection of material will depend on the portability of the spill berms.
The spill berms have been designed with a mechanism that makes it easy to match and join corners and make linkages to extend the length. The most common spill berms for motor vehicles include:
- Free drive over
- Foam wall
- Rapid rise
Most of the containment spill berms are made for storage and machinery spill control. Obtaining spill berms ensures compliance with EPA and SPCC storage terms and regulations. Therefore, quality is expected when choosing spill berms to avoid corrosion and contamination.