Tri-Star Spill Containment Systems have been developed to provide fuel facilities and fuel operations to meet SPCC requirements for Fuel Tanks, Fuel Tankers, Refuelers, Aircraft, Transformers, and Heavy Equipment . Heavy Duty Steel Systems created with the concept of a permanent spill containment system that can handle heavy tire traffic and general wear-and tear from an array of vehicles and equipment. The base of the system is a ¼” Steel core encased in fiberglass with glass mat or an epoxy coat if desired. Tri-Linear ¼” Steel Walls stand up to extreme impact when necessary. The triangular design provides an extra steel plate for support compared to a 90-degree wall which is a single plate welded to the base. 90-degree wall is available if customer requires. For lower walled systems, such as our Tri-Star Containment Pad, no ramps are necessary and Fueling Vehicles can enter the system at any angle. For higher-walled (6”-10”) systems, such as our Tri-Star Max and Tri-Star OPS for Refuelers and Fuel Tankers, heavy-duty steel ramps are installed for easy entry and exit. Drain ports are placed in all four corners and can be plugged or a drain can be added as needed. Drains are equipped with a Filter Box containing Spill Response Sorbents to remove hydrocarbons or other hazardous liquids from water. Finally, multiple Tri-Star Containment Systems can be plumbed together to share capacity and double the overall containment capacity of both systems.
Previously, concrete spill containment systems were the only option for long-term Tanker Spill Prevention Plans for facilities. After establishing the need for a better long-term Secondary Containment option for the vast array of Tankers in the field the Tri-Star line was created. Concrete Spill Containment Systems have three major issues that the Tri-Star Spill Containment System has addressed: 1.) Expensive engineering and planning costs. 2.) Ineffective Spill Containment – Concrete systems have proven to absorb liquids from spills over time, and cracking can allow spilled liquids to flow through the system and build up over time unnoticed. 3.) Un-Relocatable – Concrete systems are permanently in place and cannot be altered without expensive engineering costs, or demolition and starting over. Tri-Star systems are surface-mounted and not affixed to the substrate, and do not require any engineer involvement. Minimal planning can be done between the customer and a knowledgeable Containment Corporation sales associate. Secondly, the heavy-duty steel plate throughout the base and walls of the Tri-Star Spill Containment System ensure no cracking or absorption occurs over time. Finally, Tri-Star Systems all have a modular design and can be relocated as necessary. The Tri-Star Containment Pad and the Tri-Star Max Spill Containment System can be disassembled into panels that can easily be moved by forklift. While the Tri-Star OPS (One-Piece System) Spill Containment System was designed to require no disassembly and can be moved by crane.
Common vehicles contained within Tri-Star Spill Containment Systems are the Army’s HEMTT Refuelers, the Air Force’s R11 Refuelers, Above-Ground Storage Tanks, Commercial Tankers and Refuelers, Large Transformers, and Heavy Equipment. The primary use of a Tri-Star Spill Containment System is “drive-in and drive-out” secondary containment for incidental spills from fueling, maintenance, or a rupture of the primary containment vessel.