- Innovative spill pad locks in hydrocarbons permanently
- Smart polymer turns oil and fuel into solid rubber
- Won’t flood with rainwater, leak or overflow
- Significantly more cost-effective than nappy-style products
- Easier to store and move around site
- Easy waste disposal – goes in a COSHH bin
- 5 sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
‘The flaws in the Plant Nappy were overcome by the EnviroPad’
Balfour Beatty Sustainability Case Studies 2018
Cost per litre of oil absorbed:
Saves you money in 3 ways
- EnviroPad® has the lowest cost per litre of oil absorbed (and is the only one that retains it permanently)
- Reduces the volume of waste you produce because contaminated rainwater doesn’t pool inside
- With 5 sizes, you can save £££s across a project
Industrial Spill Mats
Oil spill mats are used to capture oil leaks and refuelling spills when using motor-driven equipment like saws, ground breakers, generators, pumps, tower lights, fuel bowsers and construction vehicles. They are a legal requirement under pollution prevention legislation. Failure to implement effective spill control measures can lead to fines, site closures and even prosecution.
What Makes the Green Rhino EnviroPad Different?
Green Rhino has pioneered the use of smart polymer technology to capture and solidify oil, fuels and other hydrocarbons. The smart polymer inside EnviroPad reacts with spills and leaks converting them into an insoluble rubber-like substance which is trapped inside the pad. The solidified contaminants will not leak out and can’t be flushed out by rainfall or even jet washing. No liner or sidewalls are required.
The problem with most oil-absorbent spill pads, trays and nappies is that they act like a sponge and are prone to leak when saturated. Most need an additional liner which operatives often forget. Not only that, products with sidewalls fill with oily rainwater which is classed as hazardous waste. The impracticality of moving and emptying these spill trays and nappies responsibly means that operatives often leave them to overflow or tip the polluted water straight onto the ground.
The proprietary CG1 polymer used inside EnviroPad has been specifically blended to attract a wide range of hydrocarbons including oil, diesel, petrol and hydraulic fluid.
Safe, Efficient and Cost Effective
EnviroPad is more cost-effective than other oil spill pads, mats and nappies. It delivers the lowest cost per litre of oil retained and only EnviroPad retains hydrocarbons permanently. There are five sizes of EnviroPad (retaining up to 44L oil) which means that you can find a size to fit all items of equipment.
The high-quality mesh outer fabric wicks hydrocarbons across the surface to areas of unused polymer, ensuring that you get the most out of every EnviroPad before it needs replacing.
With no sidewalls, no pools of contaminated rainwater are generated reducing your overflow risk and waste disposal costs.
Used EnviroPads can be safely and easily disposed of in a standard hazardous waste container. The polymers are non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and have no special COSHH requirements.
The Benefits Of Using EnviroPad
EnviroPad delivers the best spill control, the best value and less waste:
- Innovative smart polymer spill pad
- Solidifies oil and fuel so it can’t leak out
- Lowest cost per litre of oil retained
- No risk of overflowing during rainfall
- No liner or sidewalls required
- Can be safely used outdoors and jet washed
- Extremely robust
- Lightweight and easy to store
- 5 sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
- Instructions printed on the top
Why doesn’t the EnviroPad® spill mat have side walls?
When hydrocarbons leak or spill onto an EnviroPad®, they are quickly absorbed inside the pad and solidified. Rainfall or jet washing will not flush the solidified contaminants out. Rigid and nappy-style absorbent spill trays need sidewalls because contained hydrocarbons will float out on top of accumulated rainwater; This becomes a spill and overflow risk. In fact, operatives may empty them out onto the ground – defeating the purpose of the unit in the first place. Neither spill trays nor EnviroPad® spill mats are designed to contain catastrophic leaks or spills. If there is a risk of this – for example, a pierced oil drum – then you should be using a bunded area with at least 110% capacity of the risk.
How long will an EnviroPad® last?
You can use an EnviroPad® spill mat until it has reached its hydrocarbon capacity. If the frequency and volume of spills is low, an EnviroPad® can last for years. What further increases the lifespan of an EnviroPad® is that it can be safely washed clean when muddy – none of the retained contaminants will be washed out. Additionally, EnviroPads can be hung on the side of equipment (e.g. fuel bowsers), or in site stores, when not in use. None of the retained contaminants will drain out.
How should EnviroPad® be disposed of?
Green Rhino smart polymer products have no special COSHH requirements and can be disposed of in your normal hazardous waste bins. In the US, smart polymer spill containment mats might be considered as non-hazardous waste. Check with your local regulator.
With traditional oil absorbent spill trays you are capturing, storing and disposing of liquid hydrocarbons which are highly flammable. Our smart polymers convert hydrocarbons into a solid rubber substance which has significantly lower flammability and off-gassing properties.
|GRR 52 02 01 EPAD||EnviroPad S4 – Small||610 x 460 mm||Up to 4.5L oil|
|GRR 52 02 10 EPAD||EnviroPad M10 – Medium||900 x 690 mm||Up to 10.5L oil|
|GRR 52 02 20 EPAD||EnviroPad L20 – Large||1370 x 910 mm||Up to 20.2L oil|
|GRR 52 02 22 EPAD||EnviroPad XL30 – X Large||1370 x 1370 mm||Up to 30.4L oil|
|GRR 52 01 05 EPAD||EnviroPad XXL40 – XX Large||2180 x 1370 mm||Up to 44.3L oil|
ARTICLES & CASE STUDIES
Case Study: Kier Highways A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool Project Adopts EnviroPad as Best Practise
Case Study: EnviroPad Features in Balfour Beatty 2019 Sustainability Case Studies
Case Study: EnviroPad Features in Balfour Beatty 2018 Sustainability Case Studies
Case Study: Esh Construction: Using EnviroPad Boosts Environmental Credentials
Case Study: Morgan Sindall Rates EnviroPad Best Practise for Spill Control
Article: Which Spill Mats & Pads are Best for Absorbing Oil
Article: Popular Uses of the Larger Sizes of EnviroPad
Article: Why Many Spill Control Policies Are a Waste of Money