What are the different types of absorbents used for?
- Use to form a temporary bund or dam to contain fluid
- Do not use as a large mop
- Use to divert spills away from drains, stock or equipment
- For increased length and to ensure a complete seal, boom ends should be overlapped by approx. 300mm
- Use to stem the flow of liquid in a confined area or as an ‘ad-hoc’ drain blocker
- Place behind mini-booms to absorb the contained spill
- Place under dripping pipes or leaks prior to repair
- Use to plug openings, holes, or drains to prevent seepage
- Primarily used on roadways where it is not practical to use other absorbents
- Use in workshops, machinery yards, on construction sites
- Can be used as a cheaper and more convenient alternative to polypropylene absorbents - just grab a bag and go!
- Use for the absorption of a spill, but only once it is ensured that containment is complete
- Use pads to wipe down clothes, hands, floor, and any items contaminated by the spill
Which type of absorbent do I need?
Absorbents are colour coded for easier selection.
GREY: GENERAL PURPOSE The all-liquid absorbent for oils, fuels, solvents, cutting compounds, mild alkalis and acids, wine, milk, and of course water.
WHITE: OIL-ONLY Absorb oils, fuels, solvents, and other hydrocarbon products, but will not absorb water.
YELLOW: CHEMICAL These products will absorb virtually any fluid including the most aggressive chemicals.