A simple method of containing spills and leaks is a drip tray. A drip tray will enable you catch drips or leaks from practically any type of machine and prevent fluid spreading to the surrounding area keeping it safe for operators and other employees.
There are drip and spill trays that have been manufactured specifically to catch drips and leaks. In addition there some trays that have raised grids so that cans, drums and containers can be placed on them and will therefore not be contaminated by any fluid that may be leaked or spilled.
Spill and drip trays are available in a massive range of sizes and are manufactured in a variety of materials. The very first thing that you need to decide is whether or not the stuff the tray is made is from is compatible with the chemicals or liquids you think they might come into contact with. For example, there is no point in having a steel drip tray when it might come into contact with an acid.
The most popular types available are generally made from polypropylene or polyethylene. Both type s of plastic are exceptionally good when it comes to chemicals, they enable a very lightweight to be manufactured and can come in very large sizes. Some of the types available are:
Polypropylene drip trays can be up to 1.2 metres in size with over a 100 Litres capacity. Steel drip trays can be purchased with varying capacities and are generally made to order, these are generally much more expensive than mass produced plastic drip and spill trays. Polyethylene drip trays in the form of spillpallets and workfloors are designed to carry the drums and containers on top of a grid.
In general all drip and spill trays can be used with the appropriate absorbents to make cleaning and disposal of the spilt liquid easy and effortless.