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Rail Components Catalog Track Products Environmental Protection

Rail Industry Component:
Trans Environmental Systems Inc.: Haz-Hammock™ Emergency Strap-on Containment Pouch

Trans Environmental Systems Inc.


This “roughly” 6 ft. by 4 ft. foldable containment “pouch” is designed for quick installation at road or rail accident scenes. Made of flexible, fiber reinforced polypropylene, this 50 gallon capacity containment comes in a compact “small gym bag” and weighs only 15 lbs. It’s designed so two persons can quickly unfold it, swing it in under a leaking vessel like a railroad tank car, under a wrecked vehicle’s fuel tank or even strapped under leaking overhead piping in an industrial plant during emergency leak repair maintenance. The Haz-Hammock” pouch material will tolerate being drug over railroad ballast and even “down the street” when clearing an accident scene quickly is very important. The material will tolerate many chemicals from strong acids, solvents, fuels, and re-active dry powder releases.

The Haz-Hammock can be modified with simple “stand-up kit” legs to become a decontamination basin for emergency workers. Workers can either be “hosed” down or just drop their “moon suits” and step out. The Haz-Hammock and used suits could either be washed up and repacked or the whole thing ship out for incineration.