Fentex have recently consolidated their spill trays and absorption materials to provide a range of products to achieve compliance with the national Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG26).

Spill trays can be supplied for use with single or multiple primary containers of 1, 5, 20 and 25 litres capacity together with drums up to 205 litres. These provide the necessary secondary containment facilities during the storage or decanting of liquids, ensuring that drips, leaks and accidental spills can be successfully contained.

They help maintain a clean, safe work area environment while preventing pollution or contamination of land, surface waters and groundwater from the run-off of inks, oils, solvents and a wide range of potentially harmful or noxious fluids. There are many applications for spill control equipment, but typical industry sectors that would benefit include motor trade and transport, printing, plastic production and the food industry, together with any areas where hydraulically powered machinery or plant are in use.

In general workshop conditions, spill trays can be used to provide a contained cleaning/dispensing area and can also deal with machinery leaks or the storage of oil contaminated components during breakdowns/servicing of machinery. They help to reduce floor contamination leading to better, safer working conditions, while leaked fluids that would have been lost can be recovered for recycling or re-use.

Individuals, private businesses and both large or small companies and commercial organisations are required to meet the pollution recommendations covered by the PPG26 guidelines as relevant to Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. Current legislation and recommended good practice requires that provision should be made for a spill tray capacity being provided to accommodate 25% of the total fluid volume of any stored primary container(s).

The spill trays are manufactured from durable, lightweight rigid plastic, in a range of rectangular and square sizes and various depth configurations. They incorporate an all-around moulded lip, some featuring a pouring spout, which ensures extra rigidity and good lifting control for trays during moving when they are full with their spill contents.

Trays can also be supplied with moulded ridges on the base to allow for airflow under stored containers. For more generous sizes, on trays providing the larger spill retention capacities, drop-in removable grids can be supplied providing a non-slip storage surface while allowing for easy access and cleaning of the spill tray itself.

Mini spill trays from 35 to 76cm in length can be supplied, suitable for small bottles and containers, or as convenient machine drip trays. Larger trays from 40 to 60cm in width and 56 to 120cm in length provide fluid spill retention capacities from 2-28 litres. These are complemented by larger capacity drip pans and extra deep trays with spill retention capacities up to 120 litres.

Handy trays for general maintenance operations or use as drip trays underneath mobile plant or other vehicles include a 41 x 31cm size tray together with an 85cm octagonal tray which covers a large floor area. Both general purpose and specialised oil and fuel absorbent material rolls can also be supplied for use with spill trays for easier handling of leaked fluids. Spill trays providing storage for multiple standard 20 litre containers can also be supplied. These cover combinations of 2, 6, 9 or 16 containers per tray, all supplied with removable internal grids to elevate the stored containers away from any spilt liquid and for easy cleaning.