About Spill Buddy
The affordable Spill Buddy is a compact, highly portable, handheld, free product skimming system. It is designed to operate on-site to skim quantities of product (LNAPL or DNAPL). The Spill Buddy’s operation is based on the state-of-the-art ALPHA-ARRAY™ sensors in the probe that detect the interface between the product and the water. Audible feedback signals the user to keep the pump positioned in the product layer and allows product skimming with virtually no water pumped (dependent on operator’s reaction time in turning off the pump after hearing the audible signal for water).
The compact probe with an 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 continuous pumping (approx. 40 gallons) per charge.
The standard length down-well probe is 50 feet (15 meters), but a 100-foot (30 meters) probe is also an option for deeper wells.