|Five hundred gallons of fuel weighs over 3,500 lbs. add a few hundred pounds for a tank, plus a pump and other hardware and you’re awfully close to 4,000 lbs. (That’s 2 tons for you pickup truck drivin’ folks!)So why would ANYONE think that a piece of plastic sheeting over a hole dug in the ground would be enough to safely contain that fuel?? You got me. Maybe too many years on the site without a hard hat?Well, whatever it is, it must happen a lot because images like the one above are commonplace on construction sites. Take a peek the next time you drive by one (just a quick peek though!) and there’s a good chance you’ll see it.
The RIGHT WAY to handle the potentially disastrous spill from a fuel tank is with one of our Ultra-Containment Sumps, UltraTech’s economical yet effective spill containment products designed specifically for these fuel tanks.
The Ultra-275 Containment Sump (360 Gallon Capacity)
Other sizes are also available, please call us at 800-213-7092 for more information.