The importance of Secondary Containment or Bunded Containment Areas
We are all aware of the importance of correctly stored bulk stocks of liquids that could present a risk of contaminating the environment in the event of spillage or accidents.
Although many bulk storage tanks/vessels are located within a secondary bund containment area, it has been brought to our attention that in many cases the catchment area, although able to contain a spillage in the event of an accident, have not in fact been constructed with materials that are fully resistant to the chemicals or products stored in the tanks or vessels located within the secondary containment areas, therefore there is still a risk to the environment.
It is essential that all liquid materials are stored correctly and safely and in the event of spillage or an accident, aggressive and harsh chemicals will be contained in the catchment area and recovered with the minimum of losses.
These measures are particularly important when considering that the Environment Agency and Europe are taking an ever closer watch regarding the Control Of Major Accident Hazard prevention (COMAH) and in the event of an incident of the effect it would have on the environment.
We offer a comprehensive lining service for secondary containment & bunded areas with an innovative approach to problem solving and solution development.
Examples of secondary containment bunds & bunded areas suitable for lining include:
- Heating Oil Tank Bunds
- Chemical Storage Bunds
- Chemical Process Bunds
- Chemical Tank Bunds
- Heavy Oil Tank Bunds
- Diesel Fuel Tank Bunds
- Petroleum Fuel Tank Bunds
Types of substrate treated include:
- Concrete bunds
- Brick bunds
- New construction bunds
- Existing bunds in poor condition
Secondary Containment Bund - Boiler Heating Oil Bulk Storage
Hastings Academies Trust, East Sussex, Baird Primary Academy
Bund lining for oil storage tank
Transformation from a leaking concrete structure Please click here to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKLGN5RfCnY
We have wide range of chemical resistant and flexible lining materials at our disposal including lining materials that are chemical resistant, UV light stable, easy clean, anti-slip and even a range of ultra fast hardening polyurea materials that are completely elastmeric and flexible for treating areas that are located on unstable surfaces such as loose shale and which can be walked upon within minutes following application.
The materials and the services that we offer, are environmentally friendly and with the common aim of pollution control for your tank storage sites and tank farms. In the event of an accident, with our lining systems installed, not only do we stop your products from causing environmental pollution, a very high percentage of your product will also be fully recoverable with minimal or no contamination which will prevent losses of an expensive product and save the cost of disposal of a contaminated product.
Being able to recover a high percentage of the product in the event of an accident would more than pay for to cost of the investment in our secondary containment lining system. Prevention is better than cure. Spillages, leaks or accidents are harmful to personnel and the environment, the costs to companies for liable suits and clean ups, could be financially devastating. We offer an innovative approach to problem solving and solution development.
Transformation from a leaking concrete structurePlease click here to see the video