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Tri-Star® Tanker Fuel Containment and Truck Containment System
Trust a Tri-Star with all your Truck and Tanker Containment requirements!
Constructed from 1/4" plate steel and finished with a rugged fiberglass and glass-mat finish for exceptional long term performance, Tri-Star Spill Containment Systems are made to last and provide an exceptional alternative to concrete, coated fabrics, and molded fuel spill containment systems. Tri-Star Spill Containment Systems various product lines include: "Drive-In and Drive-On" Tanker Truck Spill Containment Systems for fuel tanker containment; "Wash Pads" in many custom configurations for containment during maintenance and washing applications; Low-Profile Containment Pads for custom fuel tank containment applications.
What makes a Tri-Star Containment System special?
Tri-Star® Secondary Truck Containment Systems:
The Tri-Star® is a modular secondary spill containment system designed to contain incidental spills of liquids that occur during tanker truck transfer operations, vehicle fueling, or overnight parking. With over a decade of use in rugged military and commercial environments, and over one thousand systems in the field, the Tri-Star® Fuel Tanker Truck Containment System has an excellent performance track record. Time has tested the Tri-Star's indestructible structural design and the outstanding performance of its fiberglass coatings. Operators have grown to appreciate the surface mounted, re-locatability of the Tri-Star® fuel containment system. Requirements change over time and having an above ground storage tank fuel containment system which can be moved to meet those demands is a major benefit.
The Tri-Star Spill Containment System design is highly adaptable to the end user’s purposes. Tri-Stars have been built in many lengths and widths. They can be used with large wheeled re-fuelers, and small wheeled support equipment. Designed for tanker and truck containment purposes, they make excellent wash pads in a wide range of sizes and shapes.
Tri-Star Truck Containment System Features:
Tri-linear Wall Design: The Tri-Star® Fuel Tank Spill Containment System’s walls have a unique tri-linear design. A steel plate is welded at a 45° angle to the floor and wall, making the side walls into triangular tubes. For maximum structural support, steel gussets are welded underneath the steel plate along the entire wall length. This design prevents the side walls from being damaged should a driver accidentally drive over them entering or exiting the system. Walls come in a range of heights from 2” to 12” high. Standard heights are 2”, 3-5/8”, 6”, 9”, and 10” high.
Fiberglass Protective Coatings: Unlike paints, epoxies, and commercial coatings, which lack structure, the heavy fiberglass protective coating is applied with layers of glass-mat to make it highly resistant to heavy traffic, scratching, etc. Each panel is laminated using tough corrosion resistant fiberglass and resin materials for maximum protection. Resin surfaces can be upgraded to be compatible with most chemicals. Fiberglass coatings applied properly tend to insulate the steel surface from solar heat build-up on hot summer days. Fiberglass has been proven to offer superior physical strength, maximum corrosion resistance and excellent flexibility. The ability of the Tri-Star® Truck Containment System to absorb high levels of static and dynamic loading provides positive re-assurance of guaranteed spill protection.
Modular Panel Construction: Tri-Star® modular panels are manufactured in various lengths, widths, and heights to address the wide range of our customers’ fuel tank spill containment needs. To achieve the desired system length/width, panels are slip fit end-to-end and or side-to-side. Thus, many system lengths and widths can be created joining multiple panels together to create a secondary containment system that specifically meets your needs. Because of this modular capability Tri-Star systems can be transported over the highway without expensive “wide load fees”, or shipped overseas in standard shipping containers. Because of this modular capability we have built off-loading containment pads up to 225 feet long, and wash pads that are 60’ x 60’ for aircraft.
Minimal Site Requirements: Limited site preparation required. The operator should look for a level site (to preserve capacity of system), no off-sets, swales, etc. The site should be sufficiently compacted so that the vehicle using the system would not sink into the surface more then a half inch. Tri-Star® Above-Ground Storage Tank Spill Containment Systems can be sited on cracked concrete surfaces, old asphalt parking lots, sufficiently compacted gravel and road base pads. Some thought should be given to the approaches in and out of the containment area, especially if the outside wheels might remain significantly below the level of the inside wheels, thus exacerbating the height of the entry ramp.
Note that the Tri-Star Spill Containment System is surface-mounted, requiring no excavation and minimal site preparation.
KEY TRI-STAR SYSTEM BENEFITS VERSUS ALTERNATIVES:
Because the Tri-Star System is heavy-duty with a long life, sets up quickly, requires no excavation and is re-locatable, it is a fast cost-effective way to meet requirements for vehicular and truck spill containment.
To learn more about modular secondary containment and spill containment, call (800) 235-7421, or e-mail: requests@ContainmentCorp.com.