Guidelines for buying Drain Guards
Drain Guards keep sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system, but it is important to choose the right model according to the needs unique to every site.
Drain Guards are to be used to help with erosion, sediment and waste chemicals from storm water before it gets into the water system. The standard drain seal is made of polypropylene geotextile material which helps remove oil and other hydrocarbons from storm water flow.
Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. can provide expert guidelines for buying Drain Guards, where & when to use them, and how they can help comply with SPCC, SWPPP and NPDES. As experienced specialists they are seasoned in providing application advice. In so doing, this ensures a solution that saves both time and money, especially if time is of the essence.
In order to become aware of some of the features of the standard polypropylene geotextile Drain Guards, here are some advantages and suggestions for their applications.
- Locations: parking areas, loading docks, warehouses.
- Size: many sizes and various items are available, depending on the site-specific need or the requirements made under the governing regulations.
- Protects the Environment: in addition to keeping contaminants out of drains, the use of the Drain Guard helps in storm water protection.
It is important to understand the codes, requirements, and safety considerations when choosing the appropriate Drain Guard in order to protect the environment. The seasoned customer service department at Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. can provide expert advice and careful consideration to the specific needs in order to make the best informed buying decision. Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. has been in business for over 50 years and has built its reputation on providing knowledge, expertise, and award-winning service that few companies can match. Please contact us at 1-800-359-DRUM for expert advice not only on buying Drain Guards, but also on additional options that may also meet your needs.
Keep sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system with Ultra-Drain Guard Catch Basin Insets. Stormwater pollution has become a major concern both locally and on a national level. Ultra-Drain Guards remove waste from stormwater before it can become a problem in the water system.
Installation is easily accomplished in just a few minutes.
Ultra-Drain Guards®, Curb-Insert Style
Ultra-Drain Guard, Curb-Insert Style® stops silt, sediment and other debris from entering curb inlets and catch basins.
For use with combination catch basins with a street grate and curb opening.
Heavy-duty tension rod secures Drain Guard inside curb inlet – stopping sediment and other contaminants from entering curb portion of storm drain.
Ultra-Drain Guards®, Heavy-Metal Model
Keep sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system with Ultra-Drain Guard Catch Basin Insets.
Stormwater pollution has become a major concern both locally and on a national level.
Ultra-Drain Guards remove waste from stormwater before it can become a problem in the water system.
Ultra-Drain Guards®, Retainers
Keep Drain Guards in place without the use of grates.
Heavy-Duty coated steel retainers mount on inside ledge of catch basin – securing Drain Guard when grating is removed or installed.
Two sizes of telescoping retainers adjust to fit any size storm drain.
For use with all Drain Guards.
Set of two – retains one Drain Guard.
Ultra-Drain Guards®, Reusable Model
Capture dirt and sediment at construction sites and other “High Erosion” areas.
Rugged polypropylene construction can be easily rinsed and reused.
Deep accumulation pocket (36″) can hold up to 500 lbs. of soil, sand, sediment and dirt.
Designed for easy removal with backhoe, forklift or other equipment.
Ultra-Drain Guards®, Reusable Model, Curb-Insert Style
For use with combination drains with a street grate and curb opening. Large accumulation pocket collects up to 500 lbs. of silt, dirt, sediment and soil. Built-in barrier blocks stormwater from entering curb-inlet, forcing water to flow into street grate. Curb inlet barriers’ 2 1/2″ height allows overflow in heavy rainfall events.
Ultra-Drain Guards®, Ultimate Model
1.5″ X 20″ strips of X-Tex AM (Antimicrobial) hang from the bottom of the Drain Guard and float on top of standing catch basin water, reducing destructive bacteria.
The patented antimicrobial nano-structure kills single cell organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae by molecular physical penetration, electrostatic attraction and electrocution.
Ultra-Curb Guard Plus®
Quick and easy installation.
Modular design – build to any length.
3′ long units can be quickly and easily connected to form longer lengths.
Wedge-shaped, heavy-duty foam secures unit in curb inlet.
WOVEN, Polypropylene material provides high flow rate – will not cause ponding or flooding.
Contain sediment and oil pumped out during dewatering operations.
Detains both oil and sediment, offering a combination of benefits not available in alternative dewatering bags.
Standard and custom sizes available. Helps Comply With NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 (1999) when used as Best Management Practice In Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.
Remove pollutants from stormwater flow in gutter and downspouts. Special X-Tex oil-absorbing material removes oil, grease and other hydrocarbons from gutter and downspout waterflow.
Quick and easy to install on most downspouts. Polyethylene constructions will not rust or corrode.
Ultra-Grate Guard Plus®
One size fits all. Installs quickly and easily with included hardware – grate does not need to be removed or lifted.
Rugged, polymer components will not rust or corrode.
Built-in overflow port eliminates ponding and flooding during major rainfall events.
Woven polypropylene construction provides superior strength and durability.
Ultra-Grate Lifter & Ultra-Grate Hook®
Ergonomically designed – minimizes potential injuries associated with heavy lifting.
Allows single-person grate lifting – reduces personnel and maintenance costs.
Disassembles quickly for easy transport.
Lifts grates up to 400 lbs.
Minimizes potential injuries.
Made of very high quality polymer material that is woven into shape – eliminates the flaws and failures of sewn edges.
High UV rating allows multi-year life in sun and elements.
Rugged material and construction can, in most instances, withstand being driven over, a typical problem with lesser bags.
Removes hydrocarbons, organically bound metals, sediments and other organics from stormwater and industrial runoff.
Patented dual media filtration system provides consistent removal efficiencies.
Sealed, filtered system uses sorb 44 and activated carbon to remove contaminants from water flow.
By-pass system prevents flooding or ponding during high-flow storm events.
Ultra-Inlet Guard Plus®
Includes built-in overflow port.
For combination drains.
Keeps dirt, sand, sediment, trash and debris out of drains.
Quick and easy installation using built-in magnets – no more lifting of heavy catch basins.
Available in several sizes for street drains and combination drains. Custom sizes also available.
Ultra-Paint Waste Collection Center®
Keep paint washout and waste contained and keep construction sites in compliance with NPDES and other regulations.
Large 70-gallon sump contains a 55-gallon drum (not included) to hold washout until it can be disposed of properly.
All-polyethylene construction will not rust or corrode.
Fits most catch basins, sumps, vaults and holding tanks. Floats on water surface – continuously absorbs oil. Unique polymer absorbent actually bonds the oil to the polymer matrix and prevents leaching. Will not create ponding or clog due to sediment. One 22″ x 14″ x 2″ unit can hold up to 2 gallons of oil.
Weight: 7 lbs.
Absorbs up to 2.0 gallons of oil per unit.
- 7 Piece Ultra-Sampling Economical Kit
- Kit includes turbidity meter, pH meter, pH and turbidity meter calibration solution, durable case, data book, lint-free wipes, nitrile gloves
- Helps comply with NPDES sampling and monitoring requirements of individual permits
- Microprocessor-based turbidity meter provides laboratory precision for field turbidity measurements
- pH meter has a water and dust proof housing and is designed for use in dirty and damp field conditions
Ultra-Scissor Lift Diaper®
Keeps hydraulic oil and other lubricants from dripping onto floors-eliminates slip hazards and messy clean-ups.
Absorbent material is poly-backed to keep absorbed liquids from leaking through.
Diaper is quickly installed with eight heavy-duty, fastening magnets (included) – stays in place even when equipment is moved to different locations.
The best protection for non-monitored containment sites.
Simple installation – can be connected to any outdoor containment product. Hydrocarbon “sheens” and modest spills are captured – clean stormwater drains through the outflow port.
Larger or concentrated spills activate “auto-shutoff” mechanism.
Manual shutoff valve can be used to secure all draining operations, and to change out the filter cartridge.
Filters are quickly and easily replaced.
Water sampling can now be done after your catch basin insert or other stormwater management device has filtered the effluent.
Helps meet regulatory sampling requirements.
Test the effectiveness of a new device or prove that your stormwater management products and procedures are working.