Sump Pallets, Containers
Laboratory sump pallets - requirements
In our on-line laboratory equipment shop you can order sump pallets by various manufacturers for almost all requirements. We can supply containers and sump pallets for the transportation and storage of chemicals, acids, alkalis, caustic solutions, oils, flammable liquids and other hazardous goods. When selecting a sump pallet for your needs you should take certain criteria into consideration. In the laboratory, chemical industry, food industry or motor vehicle workshops separate sump pallets for collecting reutilisable liquids and for preventing contamination of the soil are not only necessary, but are obligatory in many areas of application and are subject to certain legal regulations and guidelines. A sump pallet is a safety measure for collecting hazardous substances and is mainly envisaged for the storage and transportation of substances that pose a risk to water and must not be allowed to enter waterways or seep into the ground. The legal necessity for collectors, sumps and containers in the laboratory or other areas is set out in accordance with the water resources act (WHG). StawaR (steel sump guideline) is the guideline concerning requirements relating to steel sump pallets with a volume of up to 1000 litres, which are mainly used in industrial and commercial storage plants as well as in various laboratories.
Sump pallets - testing and approval
When producing the sump pellets, depending on the requirements, the manufacturers must observe certain DIN EN ISO standards and provide proof of qualification. Initial testing takes place by an approved test centre and is documented in a test report. During the company's own production controls, construction, welding seam and tightness testing and anticorrosion monitoring (not in the case of stainless steel) must take place on each (steel) sump pallet. For the durable marking of these sump pallets the following details must be indicated on them: manufacturer, year of manufacture and serial number, material and capacity of the sump pallet/grid, collection volume and possible reference to use using StawaR and quality certification symbols. On the part of the user and operator there are of course also numerous regulations for the correct installation, use, maintenance, servicing and recurring inspections of the sump pallets and the grid, if applicable.
Sump pallets - material & coating
The choice of material for your sump pallet for use in the laboratory is primarily determined by which substances are to come into contact with the sump pallets and what they are exposed to, as well as their resistance to external influences such as hazardous substances, pressure, heat, cold, damp or light and whether the material can be cleaned without leaving residues. Most sump pallets made of plastic (PE / GFRP) or steel/stainless steel are resistant. Sump pallets made of polyethylene (PE) are highly resistant to most caustic solutions, acids and other aggressive hazardous substances. They are not suitable for petrol, diesel and other flammable liquids. Steel sump pallets are approved for the storage of substances that pose a risk to water as well as inflammable liquids. Painted or galvanised steel sump pellets can be used for used oil, heating oil, diesel, petrol and may caustic substances. Acids, on the other hand, attack the material. Sump pellets made of (V2A-) stainless steel are highly resistant to particularly aggressive media, chemical and highly flammable liquids. Alternatively to conventional steel sump pallets, sump pallets made of glass fibre-reinforced plastic (GFRP) can stand on the ground and are resistant to corrosion.
Sump pallets - grid and transportable
Depending on the area of application and type, sump pallets require a grid. We supply sump pellets with and without grids as well as many versions with a removable grid made of galvanised steel, GFRP, PE and PE pallets. As an option you can order a corresponding grid at any time. Many of the sump pallets are transportable which allows the container to be protected from damage or contamination during transportation. Additionally, many of the available sump pallets have support feet, entry pockets, runners, wheels, forklift shoes or forklift pockets for easily transporting sump pallets by hand, pallet truck or forklift truck.
Sump pallet - size / collection volume and shelf
How large the sump pallet has to be depends directly on the area of application in the laboratory or works. The legislation stipulates a certain required collection volume. Accordingly the sump pallet store must be able to take up the content of the largest container, at least ten percent of the storage quantity. In waterway protection areas the entire volume of the stored quantity, i.e. 100%, has to be retained. Currently we offer sizes from 60 l to 1000 l (IBC) or greater. If the sump pallet is to be incorporated into a shelf for hazardous substances the manner of fastening and dimensions of the hazardous substances shelf must be taken into account. The sump pallet must sufficiently cover the area located in the hazard zone. It is a good idea to use several smaller pump pallets are these can be replaced more quickly, or to purchase a custom-made sump pallet.
Lab sump pallets - accessories
Our robust and tested sump pallets by renowned manufactures are characterised by their reliability and safety as well as the possibility of replacing individual parts or to add accessories. Depending on the sump pallet system and manufacturer you can order various replacement parts and accessories for your sump pallet, such as different drums, pallets, grids, sump trolleys, containers, can carriers, wheels, feet as well as many other components and accessories.