When RuptureSeal™ founder and inventor Glenn Cox was a police officer stationed on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he was called to a remote highway accident where a tanker truck had overturned and was leaking diesel fuel from a 2-inch punctured saddle tank. The response time for the Department of Environmental Emergency Response was estimated at two to three hours, and the local fire department lacked sufficient equipment to stop the leak.
As the Department of Transportation arrived, they set about constructing a dirt berm to stop the spread of fuel to a nearby river. While this work was underway, the Provincial Department of Environmental Emergency Response arrived. Their spill specialist immediately mixed a granular product with water and kneaded it into a large piece of putty. While being sprayed by diesel fuel, the specialist approached the damaged truck, shoved the putty into the rupture, placed a small piece of plywood behind it, and then propped a long-handled shovel behind it to hold it all in place. The leak was reduced to a trickle, but by then several hundred gallons of fuel had leaked into the environment, costing thousands of dollars in clean up.
As opposed to other spill control, spill containment and environmental health and safety products designed to minimize chemical or fuel leaks caused by punctures, RuptureSeal™ is reliable, durable, easily deployed in seconds and forms a secure mechanical seal that stops the leak for hours.
An Atlantic Pacific Transport Vehicle recently experienced a saddle tank rupture in a remote part of Newfoundland. All our vehicles are equipped with The RuptureSeal™ and thankfully on this day, the driver used the RuptureSeal™ to safely seal the rupture fast! There was no environmental impact and the driver was able to drive to a repair garage. The money saved on cleanup of this one incident, has more than paid for the RuptureSeal™ in all our vehicles. I recommend you carry the RuptureSeal™ in all your vehicles! /...more testimonials