Using a Temporary Cofferdam For Spill Containment
An alternative use for Dam-It Dam’s water inflatable barrier could be for hazardous spill containment. In the event of waste, oil, or chemical spills, this portable, light-weight water dam can be deployed in order to seclude the contaminated area and prevent further spread elsewhere throughout the water or waters surface.
Efficiency in the speediness and reliability of the barrier is crucial due to the health and ecological impact a spill poses, particularly when the spill is in a public water supply. The immediate deployment of the cofferdam is also an imperative factor. The response time to such a potentially harmful undertaking is key to preventing threats to others safety and health.
While the cofferdams purpose is more commonly used for barricading water and providing a dry work environment, it can also be used for segregating specific sections of water in order to keep the “good” from the “bad”.
When an emergency situation arises, the body of water should be evacuated immediately for the safety of the occupants as well as to prevent further spread of the spill, you can then pull out your portable barrier and use the surrounding liquid to evenly inflate the dual barrier chambers. Within minutes, the water should be safe from further contamination spread while you wait for the contaminant to be properly cleared away and disposed of. After that, the cofferdam can be drained or emptied and disassembled for storage and future use.
It’s important to always be as prepared and knowledgeable in emergency situations as possible, and the temporary water-filler barrier from Dam-It Dam’s provides you with a means to protect yourself and your loved ones and prevent any hydrological events from becoming disastrous.
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