A spill containment berm is basically a container that is used for preventing spills from spreading. You can get them in a variety of forms. The most economical and popular ones are berms in L-bracket shape.
You can get spill containment berms in various sizes, from a small berm for just two 55 ggallon drums of fluid all the way to berms large enough to fit beneath a roll-off containers or even a tanker truck.
Here are the most common three major types: small berms, which are perfect if you want a portable berm. Use them for small containers and drums. Very popular: small emergency spill containment berms.
And then there’s a type of berm you have to assemble yourself. But it’s easy enough to do, so don’t be put off by nightmares of “some assembly required” furniture you never could put together because something was missing or the instructions were incomprehensible. Your spill containment berms come with clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step directions (even though there are very few steps that are required in the first place).
Lastly, there’s also a type you can just lay out, put your equipment on top, and then watch it snap up the sides on autopilot once a liquid is added. In fact, in the event of a spill, it instantly configure itself in the shape of a catch basin. The best thing is that you can get this particular spill containment berms in custom sizes as well so it will fit your equipment exactly.
Berms tend to be light weight yet durable, so the good quality ones are made out of strong polyurethane or polyethylene elastomer. They’re also quite compact in size so you can easily stow them away in your car or truck, or otherwise keep them nearby just in case you might need them.
Spill containment berms may not be suitable for longterm containment needs, but that’s not what they’re designed to do anyway. If you need something fast and only on a temporary basis, however, they’re perfect.