What is the “Spill Containment Border Layout Check Charge-RF” fee for?

RubberForm needs to have you approve the spill berm containment layout for your secondary containment berm based on your requirements which is drawn up by RubberForm’s SolidWorks CAD designer. Your approval is needed before we custom fabricate in plant at RubberForm’s facility where we will custom-build to your spill berm layout specifications. This CAD drawing is used to fabricate in our plant and for your installation crew at your facility. Our RubberForm team will also lay out the completed fabricated berm system to double check that the berm is fabricated as drawn and approved by you.

Can I cut your rubber berm and fabricate myself?

Yes, with the proper tools you can cut and fabricate on-site. You will need a radial arm or chop saw with the proper saw blade. We offer an installation guide, so you can fabricate and install on-location.

Which spill berm is best for me?

The EPA/DEC have guidelines for this SPCC – Spill Containment Counter Measure requirement. Based on the SPCC requirement, you must ensure your containment area has enough capacity to contain at least 10% of the total volume of the primary containers, or 100% of the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater. We have a spreadsheet that provides a rough estimate of the height and size containment berm you will need. Please consult with your licensed engineer/P.E. for certification and full requirements.

Do we need to bolt and glue our berm down?

Definitely glue/seal/caulk your berm down. This creates the seal for the spill berm. Not all surfaces are level, and the glue/sealer/caulk should fill in the holes or gaps on the surface. We also recommend bolting down in place; however, this is up to the customer and your P.E./engineer’s recommendation. If it is in a high traffic area, we highly recommend bolting and sealing/caulking/adhering in place.

How tall of a spill berm do I need?

According to the rules governed by the EPA’s SPCC, you must ensure your containment area has enough capacity to contain at least 10% of the total volume of the primary containers, or 100% of the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater. You would need to engineer the volume of liquid that fits into the square foot area you have to work with. If you need help, please give one of our specialists a call. For a rough estimate of the height and containment berm needed, contact us for our spreadsheet.

What is the turnaround time for these berms?

Depending on the spill berm size and the amount of fabrication we will be doing; this can range from 1 week to 3 weeks. Please email us your drawing at service@rubberform.com so we can quote and provide a better timeframe for delivery.