In the high-risk industry of petroleum transportation and delivery, the awareness
of environment and safety is ever growing. There are new procedures and equipment
constantly being implemented and used.
We've seen vapor recovery become mandatory and brake interlock systems required.
There is a whole array of overfill protection systems to choose from, now available
with a retain systems and additional grounding. Companies are grounding their
product hoses and trying to find ways to purge and/or protect their piping
from the emergency valves to the loading heads. Yet with all these safety systems
and equipment, there is one huge void in the industry.
Just about every company has some type of a spill kit or equipment on their
delivery unit. The problem is that none of them have a complete system that
is set up for a quick response. Arguably the most vulnerable time in a delivery
driver's day is when he or she is making a delivery. Most of the public doesn't
understand the dangers of petroleum products. There are people smoking nearby,
running vehicles, and a whole list of other ignition sources. Another problem
is that all parking lots where the drivers are making deliveries ultimately
run off to a storm sewer and/or soil. Even the smallest of spills can become
disastrous if not contained and cleaned up in a timely manner.
When a spill occurs it is critical to be able to respond immediately and contain
the spill before it has time to spread. The problem with the spill kits on
the delivery units today are that most of them are put out of the way and are
not easily accessible. When they are utilized they are not designed to be deployed
in an efficient manner. When you compile all these problems with current spill
kits, add in a panic situation for the delivery driver in a public surrounding
with your customers, the potential for a spill turning into a disaster is multiplied.
Petroleum Fleet Specialists has taken all of this information and combined
it with years of hands on experience to design the ultimate spill system for
the delivery tanker application. This system is the solution to a huge void
in the industry that is ever striving for improvement on environmental and
safety issues. All of the features combined in the Boomerang spill response
system make up the most complete system on the market today.
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