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Keeping the surroundings clean and in hygienic conditions are the primary responsibilities of every individual. However, despite your best efforts and adequate precautions, sometimes any liquid stored by your company starts spilling, which can add to the discomfort of the neighbors. In such cases, you may use suitable spill kits not only to arrest the leak, but also to simultaneously clean the affected area.

Spill kits
Spill kits

The procedure, in brief:

The entire operation may appear easy, but you should know how to use the various accessories contained in the kit. According to the normal procedure, when you notice the spill, the first step is to recognize the spill and plug the discharge by using clay plug compound. Then protect the drain by spreading the mat. Thereafter, you should contain spreading of the spill by keeping the cushion at an appropriate location, depending on the course of the spill. Now, spread mats on the spill and gently press the cushion. With this, the liquid gets absorbed into the mat. After this stage, collect all the cushions and put them in the waste bag.

Available in different capacities:

The spill kits are available in various capacities, like, for example, 120 liters, 240 liters, 360 liters and so on. The accessories in the kit depend on the capacity of the kit and the purpose for which these have to be used. However, some of the standard accessories in the kit are bin, sock of varying sizes, and the appropriate number of cushions, drain mat, appropriate number of pads, clay plugging compound, waste bag and hand gloves. Some of the kits also contain broom, goggles and such other accessories.

The spill kits are normally designed to be utility specific. Such kits are briefly explained here:

Kit for oil spill:  Oil spill is a common feature in every workshop, factory and such other places. This oil spill kit is designed to absorb oil, which is technically called as Hydrocarbon spill. The kit also contains granular absorbing properties. However, this kit will not absorb water. Therefore, it should not be used for water based liquids.

General purpose kit: This kit is used in factories and workshops. The kit is designed to absorb granules, emulsions, paint, oil, non aggressive chemicals and so on. Therefore, this kit should not be used for aggressive chemicals, including acids, oxidizing agents and such other products. There is another kits known as the Organic Spill kit, which contains reusable organic absorbents, which are made of recycled waste products. The utility of organic kit is similar to the general purpose kit.

Hazchem spill kit: This kit is exclusively designed to combat a spill of hazardous chemicals. However, this kit should not be used for absorbing water.

Available in different bright colors:

The spill kit is available in different colors like red, blue and such other bright colors so that you can easily identify the kit when there is an emergency.  In case of leaks, apply the accessories strictly as per the instructions given. This will help in effectively plugging the leak.

The cost of the kit depends on the type and capacity of the kit. The kits are available in many of the brick and mortar showrooms and also on popular online stores.