For this client, Polystar was given the task of implementing a railcar spill containment system that meets Federal EPA and California EPA SPCC regulations for four (4) 20,000 gallon rail tankers of jet fuel. The specification called for containment of up to 150% of a single fuel tanker (30,000 gallons), while providing for the safe release of rainwater.
Our surface mounted Star Track railcar spill prevention system was ideal for this requirement. Our Track Pans were installed in 20’ lengths (10’ wide) providing 2,200 square foot of catchment surface under the rail cars. Each 20’ system incorporated our manifold system leading to a 6” to 8” diameter “collection” system designed to direct captured fluids to a 216 cubic foot Clarifier. A passive shut off system was installed in the final stage of the clarifier, which will safely capture any hydrocarbons passing through the system and shut down the clarifier in the event of a large fuel spill. A 33,000g reservoir was positioned adjacent to the clarifier to receive excess rainwater in the event of a major storm or capture any large fuel spills. With the railcar spill containment installation we were able to meet all of the EPA/SPCC requirements as well as keep the disruption of the working track area to a minimum with only a five day installation period.
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"I have been installing Poly Dike MPE Systems for well over a year. My business requires a system that ships easily and installs quickly with minimal personnel and tools yet provides robust spill containment in a professional looking package. The MPE System not only meets, but exceeds my expectations in each of these areas ... All-in-all, I guess what’s most impressive is that after a single installation, every customer of mine now requires that I use the Poly Dike MPE for his job site. Nothing speaks more to the confidence me and my customers have in the MPE system than that."
- John Hite, A & A Construction, Inc.
“I just received an email this morning stating that it was fabulous. Two guys set it up and it worked perfectly. The customer is extremely satisfied and grateful. Thank you for supporting this requirement and ensuring it was all you claimed it would be. Great asset to have!”
- Deborah K. Whitley (Deb) Fort Bragg, N.C. Bladder Dike MPE Utilized by Special Forces Overseas.