MedSolut AG

Sump pallets for hazardous substances

At MedSolut you will find a wide range of sump pallets for hazardous substances. We carry drip trays made of different materials and model types for your specific requirements. Let our extensive range and the know-how of our friendly experts convince you. If you have any questions regarding selection and orders, we look forward to your contact enquiry!

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Sump pallets for hazardous substances: areas of application

Sump pallets are storage containers and enable safe storage as well as safe filling processes in buildings, factory halls and the like. The trays are manufactured and coated with various materials to make them resistant to the particular hazardous materials to be stored. Thus, they are suitable ...

  • Steel sump pallets (galvanized or powder coated) for paints, oils and varnishes.

  • Sump pallets made of plastic (PE sump tray or GRP) for acids or alkalis.

A drip pan is required wherever work is carried out with substances that can have a harmful effect on the environment or surroundings (e.g. flammable or toxic substances). Therefore, the use of such "catch basins" is required by law

Catch basin in the laboratory

Sump pallets for the storage of water-polluting, aggressive, flammable or otherwise hazardous substances are mandatory as a safety measure when complying with current legislation. Drip pans for hazardous substances are designed to collect liquids leaking from containers, such as ...

  • Lacquers

  • acids

  • Diesel

  • (used) oils

  • Release agents

  • Lyes

  • Paints

  • Cleaners (e.g. chlorinechemical cleaners, etc.)

... and thus prevent them from entering the environment. They are therefore essential for the handling and storage of environmentally hazardous, aggressive hazardous substances in the laboratory. Collecting trays for everyday laboratory use are ideally suited for a variety of purposes - for example, as storage trays for instruments, as etching trays, as experiment trays, as medical trays and the like.

Collection tray types

Drip pans are the right utensil not only for use, but especially for storage of numerous hazardous substances. Of course, it is important that the tray is resistant to the substance stored in it. Not all drip pans are suitable for all hazardous substances. Therefore, the materials and coatings of the tray types also depend on the substances stored in them:

Sump pallets made of polyethylene (PE)

Sump trays made of polyethylene plastic are essential for the safe in-house transport and storage of substances hazardous to water. Because they have a higher chemical resistance, plastic sumps are rust and corrosion resistant, but not heat resistant. This makes them particularly suitable for the storage of corrosive and aggressive substances, but not for flammable substances. The manufacture of plastic drip pans is extremely flexible thanks to modern production processes (such as 3D printing). Accordingly, plastic collection trays are very popular with customers who require specific tray shapes for hazardous substance storage.

Sump trays made of fiberglass plastic (GRP)

Sump trays made of GRP offer the advantage of being very favorable in terms of price-performance ratio and being universally applicable. This means that many hazardous substances such as diesel, fresh, used and waste oils, alkalis and acids are no problem. In addition, drip pans made of GRP are corrosion-resistant, cold-resistant, weather-resistant and UV-resistant. Maintenance is extremely convenient, as plastic sumps are not subject to any additional inspection requirements for the bottom of the sump.

Stainless steel drip pans

Collecting trays made of high-quality, resistant stainless steel are impact and pressure resistant. In addition, stainless steel guarantees long-term corrosion protection, even with aggressive chemicals such as acids, alkalis, etc. Stainless steel drip pans are particularly easy to sterilize and, due to their non-flammable, conductive material, are very suitable for storing aggressive, flammable and combustible liquids in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Steel sump pallets (galvanized and coated)

Steel as a non-flammable material is ideal for storage of flammable substances. With galvanization, steel sump trays can withstand solvents, which are often a component of flammable substances. In addition, steel is extraordinarily robust and shock-resistant, which makes it particularly suitable for internal transport. In special cases, it is possible to supplement the steel tray with plastic insert trays and thus adapt it to all possible specific requirements.

Tip: If you are not quite sure which sump is optimal for your own purposes, you can use the following guiding principle as a guide:

  • Aggressive chemicals: stainless steel or plastic drip pan.

  • Flammable substances: catch basins made of non-combustible media such as steel (galvanized & coated)

Correct selection of collection trays for hazardous substances

Drip pans must meet many requirements requirements. Thus, it is important to know for which use a collection tray is intended. For the numerous areas of application, there are therefore different shapes and equipment features to meet each specific use:

Shelf tray

Hazardous materials can be stored in practical shelving systems with a hanging catch basin. Suspended trays are simply placed on the support profiles of shelving units. In this way, shelving systems can be quickly converted, if necessary, so that storage can be handled in accordance with legal regulations.

Sump pallet with drain

Sump trays with integrated drain are ideal for collecting hazardous materials. This greatly facilitates the work of decanting operations and makes the sumps versatile in use

Pallet sump tray

Pallet sump pallets are corrosion-resistant and have a low overall height, as no floor clearances are required. With sumps of this type, hazardous materials can be stored and transported safely and in accordance with regulations on EU standard pallets.

Hazardous material depot with doors

Sump trays with enclosures offer special protection because they enclose the hazardous material together with the tray on all sides. Thus, the hazardous material is protected from all external influences and storage can take place indoors as well as outdoors.

Sump tray with drive-in pockets

Entry lugs on drip pans for hazardous materials enable easy and safe transport - usually with forklifts or pallet trucks for internal use. This prevents the tray from slipping during transport. In addition, in some cases direct loading with a barrel truck is also possible.

Drum rack sump

These sumps also function as filling stations. They can accommodate several horizontal drums and prevent any spillage from affecting the surrounding area during filling or refilling operations: Leaking hazardous substances are safely channeled into the sump. For safe use, pumps or drain cocks can be purchased as an alternative, allowing more targeted filling of drums placed horizontally.

Mobile sump pallet

The mobile sump pallet eliminates the need for a forklift or lift truck. The mobile sump can be conveniently pulled or pushed and positioned as required thanks to the mobile handle and maneuverable castors. Optional grid inserts and tension belts are also available for mobile collection trays to secure them during transport.

Sump tray with large volume

For the storage of large quantities of hazardous substances, a collection tray with a large volume is the ideal solution. These have an exceedingly large capacity and allow the storage of many drums next to each other. Depending on the hazardous material, the shape of the large volume sump can vary or be adapted. In addition, a sump must be able to hold at least 10% of the total storage volume or the largest stored container size. The sump must be adapted to this volume or container size, whereby even stricter regulations apply for water protection areas.

Guidelines and regulations for the collection tray in the laboratory

The Water Resources Act makes the use of catch bas ins mandatory when handling substances hazardous to water. These "catch basins" are intended to prevent hazardous substances from escaping into the environment and damaging it. This includes ingredients from cosmetics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, cleaning agents and the like. The WHG distinguishes between three intensity levels:

Water hazard class 1 (WGK).

Low water hazard substances include non-flammable as well as highly flammable substances and liquids with a flash point of > 55 °C. Examples:

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Silicic acid

  • Ethanol

  • Caustic soda

  • Acetic acid

Water hazard class 2 (WGK2)

Substances clearly hazardous to water include non-flammable substances as well as substances classified as flammable (flash point 21-55 °C) according to the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health. Examples:

  • Heating oil

  • Sodium hypochlorite

  • Iodine

  • Ammonia

  • Mineral-based lubricating oils

Water hazard class 3 (WGK3)

Substances in water hazard class 3 include highly flammable liquids with an FP of 0 °C and non-flammable substances. Examples:

  • Gasoline

  • Lead oxide

  • Cooling lubricant emulsions

  • Waste oil

Marking collection trays for hazardous substances

Drip pans used for the storage of hazardous substances must be marked accordingly, i.e. with the mark of conformity according to the conformity regulations of the respective country and the appropriate hazard symbol be marked. Thus, the marking must be permanent and contain the following information:

  • Manufacturer

  • Year of manufacture and serial number

  • Material of the collection tray

  • Load capacity of the collection tray or grating

  • Collecting volume of the tray

  • Note ""Use according to StawaR

  • if necessary œ-sign

In addition, the collection tray must be marked with the note"Use according to StawaR" *.

Find the right collection tray for your purposes at MedSolut

In any case, we have the right collection tray for your purposes in our product range. Whether stainless steel or fiberglass - the right material in the right design is waiting for you with us. You still have questions? Do not hesitate to contact our helpful customer service. We are available at +49 30 209 657 900 or by e-mail ( at any time and with pleasure.