Vegetable Oil Spill Cleanup

Vegetable Oil Spill Cleanup

At CommTank, we are heating oil experts, but that doesn’t stop us from supporting our customers when they have other spills. Friday morning CommTank was called to help cleanup a vegetable oil spill. Our customer had a sight gauge crack, causing 5,000-gallons to leak onto the storage room floor overnight. The company moves vegetable oil from rail cars to processing tanks and has a 250,000-gallon capacity. With 5 inches of vegetable oil keeping the facility from running it’s normal production, CommTank mobilized an emergency crew and delivered diaphragm pumps, rubber hoses, totes, and squeegees, to help recover the vegetable oil into drums. Even with lots of manpower, emergencies like these are something that most manufacturers are not prepared to handle on their own. With the extra gear and helping hands the vegetable oil was removed by the end of the work day.

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