Virtually all spill pallets made by various manufacturers have a design flaw: they make the top of the spill pallet open with a grate on top of it. By having an open top, much of the weight from the drums on top, transfers to the sidewalls of the spill pallet. Since polyethylene (LLDPE) material (what plastic spill pallets are made out of) will creep when under stress, the sidewalls slowly buckle over many months, based on the load weight of the drums.
With some of the poorer designs, UltraTech has seen the sidewalls creep out until they are wider than the grates causing the grates fall into the spill pallet. Now you are faced with:
- The best case scenario: You have to spend more money and buy a new spill pallet.
- The worst case scenario: Your drums topple over and you’ve got a hazmat spill on your hands.
UltraTech has a solution to this design problem. Most of our spill pallet and IBC spill pallet designs use what we term “the cross of life”