Oil Field Mat Combo– Platform Stability While Protecting the Environment
What is an ‘Oil Field Mat Combo’, and why do I need to know about them?
As the name implies, the concept of a heavy-duty portable containment system was originally developed for use in Western Canada’s oil and gas industry. Canadian-made since 2000, oil field mat combos are also known as containment matting or by their brand name, Enviro-Pad. They are unlike traditional access mats such as timber mats, mud mats, rubber mats, wood mats or construction mats, and are more similar to steel-frame rig mats in construction.
The key difference, when compared to rig mats, is that Enviro-Pads have grated surfaces and are intended to collect all fluids falling into them. These fluids are then removed in environmentally sensitive ways, typically with a vac truck, and then either properly disposed at an approved depot, or reclaimed and recycled either on or off-site. The combo mats are similar to rig mats in their ability to interlock, the inclusion of lifting rings and eyelets for ease of placement, and their ability to support very heavy loads (up to 30 tons per pad).
Typical uses for an oil field mat combo include wash pads (with optional wash walls or building structure) support and containment for fuel tanks, oil rig platform spill containment, and support c/w containment for airfield applications such as de-icing or fuel tank platforms.
All industries are increasingly becoming more aware of the need to reduce to the greatest extent possible any detrimental environmental impact of spills of hazardous substances. Some industries are likewise concerned about the spread or transmission of soil or organisms from area to area due to dirt clinging to vehicles. Whether you have demand for spill containment or wash water containment, a system including combo mats will meet your requirements.
Paradox Access Solutions are here to help you solve your access, platforming and containment requirements. Our aim is to maximize your return-on-investment with an expert-designed system. We know when and where certain matting products are best used; we know what classification of matting product is fit-for-purpose for your scope; we know how to integrate containment matting into your total solution. Of equal importance, we have purchase, rent or lease options tailored to suit your commercial requirements. Contact us for comprehensive guidance and support for all your access matting needs.