Physics-based analysis shows that 94% of facilities have at least one critical spill risk
Tipton, PA, May 30, 2018 - - New Pig, the leading brand that helps workplaces manage leaks, drips and spills to create safer, cleaner and more productive environments, has introduced the Spill Risk Algorithm (patents pending), a solution to two critical spill preparedness questions — "what are the risks in my facility?" and "how exactly can l reduce spill risks?" While the data gathering takes only minutes for a facility, the powerful algorithm performs more than 600 physics-driven calculations for each liquid area to help facilities understand their own specific spill risks and the steps necessary to reduce risk. A new analysis shows that 94% of facilities have at least one critical spill risk, and many facilities that believe they are prepared are significantly underprepared for even incidental spills.
The exclusive algorithm asks six simple questions per area and takes less than 3 minutes per area to gather data. Questions include type of area (e.g. battery storage, fuel station), volume of the largest liquid container, primary types of liquids stored or used in this area (e.g. water-based, corrosives.) When completed, the worksheet is emailed or texted to New Pig. A comprehensive written report of nine risk factors in each area and potential spill diameters is provided in a few days. The report includes a view of spill risks across the entire facility and exact steps to take to aid in compliance.
In addition, "Improvement Paths" are created for each area to show how exactly risks will be reduced by taking the recommended steps. For example, the algorithm will describe the recommended total absorbency for the area, the maximum distance spill supplies and drain sealing supplies can be from the liquid area, among other factors. Also, for users who send photos of their areas, "application blueprints" may be included to show specific applications discussed in the Improvement Path.
"Our intent was to provide physics-based guidance to facilities where regulations leave off," said Andy James, New Pig Director of Advanced Experience. "Trying to follow vague regs like requiring a spill kit with sufficient quantities of absorbents in areas where spills, leaks or ruptures may occur, leaves facilities open to inspector interpretation. We find that when provided with actual spill data, facilities are eager to take the steps to meet a more helpful, meaningful guidance."
To learn more and to request materials or for more information about a Spill Preparedness Report for your facility, visit www.newpig,cornispill-risk/how-it-works or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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