A New Era of Spill Recovery

The new way to deal with spill recovery of hazardous materials will save time and money and protect the environment, by Christa Pusateri.


The new SAFETY-VAC spill recovery systems have the ability to recover spills in a fraction of the time it takes with absorbents. When aircrafts are involved, time is money. Delaying a plane by half an hour can cost an airline thousands of dollars.

Ed Baker, safety manager for AAR at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City says, “We are totally satisfied with the trailer mounted unit (15 DOT) and SAFETY-VAC’s excellent customer service. The money we saved by using the SAFETY-VAC for the first three or four spills has recovered the initial purchase price of the machine, and we are budgeting for additional purchases.”

E-Safe Technologies Inc. manufactures the SAFETY-VAC and SPEED TRAP lines of industrial spill recovery vacuums.

SAFETY-VAC models are available for many recovery applications. Powered engine and electric powered SAFETY-VAC units provide safe and rapid indoor and outdoor recovery and containment compliance.

The new vacuums also make it easy to recycle certain recovered materials on site or transfer them to other containment for off site recycling. Additionally, each model is electrically grounded so that there is no risk of sparks or explosion.

Recovery of Acids, Bases and Corrosives

E-Safe Technologies Inc.’s revolutionary new SPEED TRAP line has been invented to safely recover strong acids, bases and corrosives while neutralizing the associated fumes and returning breathable air.

“When recovered with absorbents, acid spills need to be neutralized or diluted,” E-Safe Technologies Inc.’s Senior R&D Chemist Akhtar Khan says. “Therefore, previously, you would have had to pour a neutralizing solution over the spill before you could even contain it.”

The SPEED TRAP system eliminates this step and allows for recovery of strong acids, bases and corrosives with one sweep of the vacuum head over the spill. The proprietary technology behind SPEED TRAP centers on its ability to recover corrosives in usable form, while safely neutralizing only the fumes.

The New Age of Vacuums

It is easy to see why these new industrial vacuum systems are replacing the old, manual recovery options.

Similar SAFETY-VAC models are available for recovery of pressure washing liquids, gas station clean up, spills in malls and other public areas to avoid accidents and more.

Larger, more powerful SAFETY-VAC systems can be used for roadside fuel spills. Even hospitals stand to benefit from these new machines by safely recovering and dispose of medical chemicals.

When asked whether most industrial operators know these vacuum systems exist, E-Safe Technologies Inc. Founder John Hoce says, “We are still a secret.”

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