Puncture repair kit for tankers
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RUNCORN Transport Services made its facilities available to its local fire service last week to help it practise with its new anti-spill inflatable air cushions.
The equipment is intended to be used where a tanker has either developed a leak or has been punctured.
The patch, placed over the offending area, is inflated to a pressure of 1.5bar(22psi) allowing the vehicle to be moved to a place of safety before discharging the payload.
The £800 cushion kit, complete with valves but without air bottles, is manufactured by Vetter of West Germany and marketed in the UK by Garage Equipment Factors of Hantelow, Crewe.