Secondary Oil Containment For The Military

Solidification Products International Inc. (SPI) is a trusted partner to government agencies at all levels. As a veteran-owned company, we’re familiar with the unique challenges of oil containment for government applications. We leverage decades of industry experience and innovative products to resolve those needs.

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Why Does the Military Need Oil Containment Solutions?

Multiple reasons exist for robust containment solutions.

Workplace Safety

An adverse oil incident can subject nearby people to health hazards from fumes, chemical reactions or an unexpected after-spill fire. Prolonged or significant exposure can result in physical symptoms like dizziness, nausea, headaches and vomiting. They can also lead to investigations by or penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Environmental Compliance

A spill can also negatively impact the surrounding environment and its inhabitants. Like OSHA overseeing workplace safety, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforces laws protecting flora, fauna and humans from detrimental oil spill effects. The Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation is a primary tool for doing so. This rule requires qualifying storage facilities to develop and review site-specific plans to prevent, prepare for and respond to spills. Under the SPCC regulation, the EPA can levy significant financial penalties and prison terms for noncompliance.

The U.S. also maintains bases worldwide, creating a need for on-site storage in other jurisdictions. As a result, other country-specific or regional environmental laws may apply.

Significant Storage Needs

In 2021, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) sold 87.2 million barrels of fuel to separate military branches. Each barrel holds 42 gallons, adding up to over 3.5 billion gallons yearly. DLA reports the agency compiles reserves to meet this demand and has almost 600 storage facilities. That sheer need increases the risk of accidental spills and reinforces why containment solutions are essential.

How Can SPI Help?

SPI has numerous military oil containment solutions, including:

Petro Plug

Our sensitive filters and barriers detect and trap hydrocarbons in the water discharge. When filtering, our three-layer media removes oil and sheen so they’re no longer detectable. They’re the market’s only solution performing to these exacting standards without oil separators, valves, sensors or pumps. During a spill, our products close the system by creating a plug to prevent an oil escape. This dual-functioning technology drives your agency value through cost-effective, high-performing products that deliver total peace of mind.

Trust SPI for Military Oil Containment Solutions

Solidification Products International researches, develops, creates and tests the market’s most innovative oil containment solutions in an ISO 9001:2015-certified facility. Our patented designs are easy to use and replace. Our track record proves our materials’ reliability — we’ve never experienced a product failure resulting in oil escaping into the environment.

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