Chemical spills are unpredictable and dangerous since any number of chemical combinations can lead to hazardous reactions. The first step to properly disposing of spilled chemicals is to dilute the substance with excessive amounts of water. Typically a 20:1 ratio of water to chemical is required and the diluted fluid is still not acceptable for common drain dispersal.
In labs or offices with significant chemical volumes, an emergency spill drain and storage tank is a responsible preventative measure. The storage tank not only needs to be made of a non-corrosive material like fiberglass, but it must be able to handle large capacities to support 20 times the amount of spilled chemical in water volume.
Containment Solutions fiberglass tanks are the perfect option for commercial size chemical spill drains. The tank can house the diluted material and store the liquid until it can be properly and permanently removed from the premises.
A chemical tank questionnaire is available to help design the perfect storage system for your needs.