Petro-Plugs® are disposable oil barriers that are more effective and less expensive than oil/water separators. Designed to fit standard piped floor drains in boiler rooms, garages, warehouses, oil storage areas and underground vaults, the Petro-Plug® removes low levels of diesel, gasoline and oils while allowing water to flow through as usual. Depending on the drain diameter, Petro-Plugs® installed in vertical drains have a flow rate of about 1-3 gallons per minute. Uncontaminated water drains at approximately 5 quarts per minute with standard-sized floor drains.
If an oil spill occurs, the Petro-Plug® seals off completely shutting down any discharge into sewer lines, sump pits, oil/water separators, catch basins, etc., allowing spills to be cleaned up at the source and saving thousands of dollars in cleanup costs and fines.