Diesel Spill Cleanup

Diesel has become a widely used fuel throughout multiple industries and thus knowing the proper way to perform a diesel spill cleanup would be undoubtedly helpful. Due to its property to be more cost efficient than other fuel sources, diesel has been adopted as the standard for many machines in various industries. The most common form of diesel fuel is petrodiesel, a fossil fuel that you’ve most likely seen at your local gas station. The thing with petrodiesel, though, is that it stains and smells very similar to regular petroleum making cleanup an absolute necessity as soon as it spills. Luckily, Oil Solutions products make it easy to clean up diesel fuel quickly and effectively.

Importance of Diesel Spill Cleanup

The need to clean up a diesel spill can happen at any time and anywhere. From concrete to bodies of water, a diesel spill can be potentially dangerous and it is important to understand the regulations in your city and state when it comes to diesel spill cleanup. Diesel spills should be reported immediately and taken care of as soon as possible not only to avoid a hazard but because of legal ramifications as well.Luckily, Oil Solutions products make it easy to clean up diesel fuel quickly and effectively.

Diesel Spill Cleanup Using OS Products

Although diesel is known to leave a foul odor and stain when spilled, Oil Solutions International’s products can eliminate these characteristics and the spill itself. The secret behind our products is microencapsulation. That is, when OS products are applied to a diesel spill, the silica matrix of our products completely envelopes the molecules of the diesel. By this process, the pH of the diesel is practically neutralized and all the accompanying characteristics of the fuel are eliminated including stench and stain. You can then easily clean up the diesel simply and in a dramatically shorter time than with other methods of cleanup.

To clean up diesel fuel spills, you can use either OS Step 1 & Step 2 or OS Oil Absorbent Powder depending on the size of the spill.

For Smaller Spills – OS Step 1 & Step 2 Liquid

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We suggest using OS Step 1 & Step 2 Liquid to take care of your smaller diesel spills. Use our easy-to-follow steps to remove all the diesel that’s spilled:

  1. Attempt to control the spill at the source to avoid any further diesel to be added while you are cleaning.
  2. Once controlled, apply OS Step 1 Liquid generously to the entire area of the spill.
  3. Once the OS Step 1 Liquid has been applied, immediately apply OS Step 2 Liquid to the same area.
  4. Using a broom, rag or other item, scrub the applied liquid products into the spill.
  5. Wash the affected area with water (don’t worry, remember the hazardous properties of the diesel have been neutralized by this point).
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 until all diesel is removed.

 

For Larger Spills – OS Oil Absorbent Powder

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For spills of larger volumes, we suggest utilizing OS Oil Absorbent Powder to clean up the diesel fuel. For optimal results follow these steps:

  1. Attempt to control the spill at the source to avoid any further diesel to be added while you are cleaning.
  2. Once controlled, spread the OS Oil Absorbent Powder to the full area of the spill that has formed.
  3. Using a broom spread the powder throughout the spill to make sure all the diesel has met with the powder.
  4. Collect the now combined OS Powder and diesel and throw it out in any trash receptacle (as the rubber byproduct is classified as safe for Class C landfills)
  5. Collect any excess OS Oil Absorbent powder and put it back in the bag for future use.

 

That’s all you have to do! Never before has there been an easier way to clean up diesel fuel that has also been so complete and environmentally friendly as Oil Solutions oil remediation products. If you are interested in learning more about or purchasing our products, please call our headquarters at 631-608-8889 or fill out our contact form and one of our representatives will get in touch with you right away!