STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR THE USE OF SPHAG SORB
Proper identification of the spilled liquid and the use of personal protection equipment should be performed before any absorbent material is used.
Procedure for Loose Sphag Sorb
Spread Sphag Sorb on the spill. The size and location of the spill area will determine the most effective method of application of Sphag Sorb, but both mechanical and/or manual methods may be used. Sphag Sorb should be applied from a position upwind and as close to the surface of the spill as possible which will aid in spreading the particulate. Sphag Sorb can be applied around the spill area first to act as a Berm to contain the liquid. Sphag Sorb socks can also be used for this purpose. Once contained, spread loose particulate throughout the surface area. Continue to apply Sphag Sorb until the liquid is completely absorbed and a light brown layer of Sphag Sorb remains. Because of Sphag Sorb’s ability to effectively absorb on its own, minimal brushing or sweeping is required before removal into a disposal container. Where the use of particulate on water is allowed, the application procedure is same as on land.
Procedure for Pads and Socks
Sphag Sorb socks can be used to surround and contain the spill. Sphag Sorb socks can also be used as a Berm to control the flow of a spill to a containable area. Once contained, procedure for loose Sphag Sorb applies.
Sphag Sorb pads can be used to catch slow leaks or drips. They can also be used to absorb hydrocarbons on a water surface and to support the backside of socks used as Berms for extra support. Sphag Sorb’s pads can be used to absorb spill surfaces where particulate cannot be applied especially in windy conditions.
Sphag Sorb can be incinerated or land filled where regulations permit. Contact local authorities for advice and instructions.