FLOWSTOP FOOTBALL , A SPILL CONTAINMENT REPAIR PLUG
TYPICAL URETHANE CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
An 18 wheeler flatbed jack knifed on a local highway and the trailer’s landing gear penetrated the saddle tank on the tractor. It took 2 footballs and 1 golf ball to stop the leak completely. The putty you see in the picture is the plug and dike that was used (unsuccessfully) prior to the application of the FlowStop Foot Ball and Golf Ball. The Scene was in the command of Hazardous Materials Lt. Mike Helmcamp.
John Frost, Battalion Chief
Hazardous Materials Technician
The Woodlands Fire Department Emergency Training Center
Conroe, TX Nov 20, 2013
FlowStop 3 Foot Balls and 4 Golf Balls used on this tank. Had it sealed while Hazmat was calling for the Footballs. Great stuff!
Dec 5, 2013
This morning @ 1058 hrs. we responded to an MVC involving a tractor trailer on Albemarle Rd. @ the 485 off ramp. The rig took a shot right in the driver's side fuel tank by a Jeep. Upon arrival we had a leak from that tank. We deployed our catch pool, and after investigating, found that a 3/8" pipe fitting had been knocked off from the under the truck side of the tank. The fuel was running out of that port and down the side of the tank. It was leaking about a gallon every minute and a half. We got out a FlowStop Golf Ball, applied the water, kneaded it up and worked it into that 3/8" hole. In about 3 minutes from arrival we had the leak stopped. So it's the ol' "no job too small" effect. Thanks for a product that works as advertised. Let me know if we can help in spreading the word.
John Phillips, Chief,
Mint Hill Fire & Rescue
Dec 9, 2013