Mobile oil and fuel spills seem to happen when you least expect…a leaky diesel tank, ruptured hydraulic hose or electric transformer-oil blowout. The top priority is to contain the spill quickly to keep it from spreading. Unfortunately, most spill response materials are bulky and take up too much space. And, the first person on the scene rarely has enough supplies to hold the spill in check. So, the spill spreads until help arrives.

To solve the problem, product developers at HalenHardy took a novel approach. “We’ve always known that bulky spill control products took up too much space to be stored in vehicles and equipment. We decided to search for oil/fuel sorbent materials that were able to be compressed by at least 75% and sealed into much smaller packages,” notes Donny Beaver, HalenHardy CEO. “The sorbent also had to rebound to its original size once unpacked.”

After an exhaustive hunt, the team found the ideal fiber compound and perfected their “SmooshTM Packaging” process. This enables the user to store 400% to 1,000% more Spilltration® response materials than traditional spill products…..see photo below of SpillBoa compared to traditional boom.

For example, the patent-pending SpillBoaTM sorbent barrier is a 5-inch by 25-foot “flat boom” that coils up into a compact 16” diameter, and the roll weighs just four pounds. Its flat profile allows more surface contact, which helps each SpillBoa barrier absorb oils/fuels 300% to 500% faster than traditional “overstuffed” booms and socks. Plus, the innovative design holds back many more gallons of spilled material until cleanup crews arrive. SpillBoa barrier also floats on water and holds back oil spills.

“As a spill-response professional, I’m always looking for ways to help our customers save time and money. As soon as we saw the SpillBoa barrier in action, we recommended it to all our clients to keep in their vehicles and equipment as a first line of defense. It deploys up to 40 times faster than traditional products and helps mitigate the impact of oil and fuel spills.” said Tim Acri, COO, EMS

Want to see more of the SpillBoa? Check out this 40 second video on the features and benefits!

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