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Spill Prevention and Spill Response

Protective options that help companies comply

About Spill Prevention and Spill Response

In the event that the primary containers become defective or damaged, materials that are hazardous to the environment can leak. Spill berms are used as secondary containment against these materials. Establishing spill prevention, spill response and control measures is an integral part of best business practices for any company that stores or handles hazardous materials.In many countries, a Secondary Containment, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan is mandatory. There are several types of secondary, spill containment berms that can be used, based on the type of prevention measure required.


SEI’s Environmental Products Group manufactures a variety of secondary containment berms that prevent fuel or chemical spills. Our Drip Defender is a superior, all-purpose spill pad that is an excellent addition to the basic spill kit. The Mini-Berm is a suitable option for use when transferring material from one small container to another and it can also be used as part of a small scale, decontamination wash station.

Both the Insta-Berm (L-Rod) and the Insta-Berm (Frame) are good choices for larger secondary spill containment berms. The Insta-Berm (L-Rod) is supported by L-shaped rods that fold down to let a vehicle enter into the containment area. On the other hand, the Insta-Berm (Frame) is supported by an aluminum frame that is assembled with one tool.

Our Ride-Side Berm is designed to allow containment of materials during the refueling of vehicles or as secondary containment of tanker vehicles. This berm has a collapsible wall that allows easy access for vehicles. We designed the Truck Tray specifically for rail car containment during operations or emergencies. It can be deployed in approximately three minutes.


Planning is key

Good planning is the best option for preventing a spill. Individuals, companies or government agencies that store environmentally hazardous liquids should consider creating a Secondary Containment, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan.



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