The RuptureSeal Company
When RuptureSeal inventor Glenn Cox was a police officer stationed on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he was called to an accident on a remote stretch of highway. A tanker truck had overturned and was leaking diesel fuel from a 2-inch rupture. The response time for the Department of Environmental Emergency Response was estimated at two to three hours, and the local fire department were without sufficient equipment to stop the leak.
Safely Seal Ruptures Fast
RuptureSeal is a line of quick and easy leak-stopping devices designed for commercial and industrial purposes as well as individual cleanup. Using newly patented technology, RuptureSeal can safely close breaches, minimize damage, help protect the environment, preserve health and safety, potentially save thousands of dollars through spill remediation, and save lives.
How a Disaster Sparked Innovation
When RuptureSeal founder and inventor Glenn Cox was a police officer stationed on Canada’s Vancouver Island, he was called to a remote highway accident where a tanker truck had overturned and was leaking diesel fuel from a 2-inch punctured saddle tank. The response time for the Department of Environmental Emergency Response was estimated at two to three hours, and the local fire department lacked sufficient equipment to stop the leak.
As the Department of Transportation arrived, they set about constructing a dirt berm to stop the spread of fuel to a nearby river. While this work was underway, the Provincial Department of Environmental Emergency Response arrived. Their spill specialist immediately mixed a granular product with water and kneaded it into a large piece of putty. While being sprayed by diesel fuel, the specialist approached the damaged truck, shoved the putty into the rupture, placed a small piece of plywood behind it, and then propped a long-handled shovel behind it to hold it all in place. The leak was reduced to a trickle, but by then several hundred gallons of fuel had leaked into the environment, costing thousands of dollars in clean up.
This sparked an idea. Cox rendered a rough sketch in a notepad and the concept that would become RuptureSeal began to take shape.
As opposed to other spill control, spill containment and environmental health and safety products designed to minimize chemical or fuel leaks caused by punctures, RuptureSeal is reliable, durable, easily deployed in seconds and forms a secure mechanical seal that stops the leak for hours.