Spill BuddyTM is a compact, manually operated,
floating petroleum product (LNAPL) pump, which
uses sensors based on proven Spill BusterTM technology.
The Spill Buddy can also be used to remove heavier-than-water
(DNAPL) contaminants. The Spill Buddy is used
to determine the product / water interface and
to pump small quantities of LNAPL, water or DNAPL.
Spill Buddy Pro is a combination of a manually
operated product pump and an interface probe.
This system is used to measure the "depth-to-product"
and "depth-to-water" in test wells.
The integrated measuring tape and audible feedback
allows the user to determine the thickness of
the product layer. Once the measurements are
recorded, the operator can pump the product
from the well by activating a small switch,
located on the reel assembly. Pumped product
is discharged through a hose on the back side
of the reel assembly, into a collection container.
of the Spill Buddy and Spill Buddy Pro systems
is relatively cost effective, when compared
to the traditional method of product recovery
from groundwater monitoring wells. Traditionally,
product has been recovered by using a hand-
bailing device. This requires the collection
of groundwater, in addition to the product.
The contaminated water then is treated as hazardous
waste and must be disposed of accordingly. Hand-bailing
is also very time consuming. Use of the Spill
Buddy and Spill Buddy Pro to remove free phase
contamination from groundwater monitoring wells
is relatively quick and easy.
Buddy and Spill Buddy Pro are based on patented
ALPHA-ARRAYTM sensors on the probe that detect
the interface between the product and the water.
The audible feedback allows the user to determine
the water surface and allows product skimming.
compact probe with enclosed pump easily fits
into wells as small as 2" in diameter.
The rugged lightweight, and convenient Spill
Buddy can skim up to 0.7 gallons of product
per minute. Spill Buddy also has a self contained,
rechargeable battery for the sensor electronics
and pump. The battery is rechargeable from a
12 VDC source (car battery or cigarette lighter
socket-optional) or the wall transformer provided
with the unit. Spill Buddy will operate for
up to one hour of continous pumping. (approx.
40 gallons) per charge.
Spill Buddy Pro is physically identical to the
Spill Buddy and can skim up to 0.35 gallons
of product per minute. The Spill Buddy Pro will
operate for up to one hour of continuous pumping
(approx. 21 gallons) per charge.
Portable pump with water interface detector
For use in 2-inch and larger wells
Standard Unit goes 50 feet deep, optional 100
Operated by self-contained rechargeable battery
for easy portability
Battery provides one hour of continuous use
equivalent to 40 gallons of product
Pumps 1 foot of product in a 2" well in
14 seconds at a 50
Pumps 1 foot of product in a 4" well in
54 seconds at a 50
Battery can be charged by wall transformer or
cigarette lighter jack for charging between