Spill & Fire Tests

The following tests were conducted at Safespill Systems’ designated fire test field.

IBC Flare-Up Fire Test

The video below is a re-creation of an unexpected event that occurred during testing. We are fully aware that companies wouldn’t purchase our system to store empty IBCs, but we feel it is our responsibility to share this with fire protection engineers and EHS professionals.

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IBC Lateral Discharge Test

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Maximum Flow Test

 

Safespill IBC Storage Unit 275 Gallon Kerosene Fire Test

 

3D Kerosene Fire Test Comparison

This fire test is based on the U.S. Air force and U.S. Navy’s worst-case scenario of a 3-dimensional fire inside an aircraft hangar, caused by a fully fueled aircraft catching fire. The burning aircraft’s fuel tank will heat up, rupture and begin spilling fuel. In this case, a continuous supply of jet fuel (kerosene) will fuel the fire and spread out over the hangar floor.

 

Tote vs. Forklift

Forklifts piercing totes is one of the most common accidents in industries dealing with environmentally hazardous and ignitable liquids. We conducted this test to demonstrate how the Safespill system can mitigate the effects of a spill like this.

 

Alcohol Fire Test Comparison

For this test, we spilled 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of alcohol on the Safespill flooring system and immediately ignited it, we did the same on a steel containment pad to compare. Since alcohol flames are invisible, we used a thermal imaging camera to capture the activity. (The floor’s internal flushing system was not activated for this test.)

** Please note that the Safespill system is designed to be installed directly on top of a concrete floor, but, for this test, we raised the Safespill floor due to an uneven concrete floor.