Due to environmental and industrial regulations, the use of bunded storage systems is now a necessary requirement for any business that needs the storage of chemicals, fuel or other liquids that may be harmful to the surrounding environment. The power and reliability of a bunded tank have proved to be a safe and efficient storage system. Bunding is a wall or structure within a containment system or storage tank designed to prevent fluid spills. It is also known as a bund wall. This storage system as a form of liquid containment can refer to dykes or any barrier that prevents liquids from extending through the structure. In a storage system such as a tank, it can simply be described as a tank inside the tank.
A bunded chemical tank mainly employs a lined package that acts as a spill stock. Inside this liner, hazardous chemicals can be stored securely. Harmful chemicals such as pesticides should be kept in this type of portable storage, otherwise, it can seep into the surrounding soil. As a result, it can contaminate soil as well as groundwater.
There are two types of liners used chemical bund storage. The first one uses liners that contain air-inflated walls. These walls are lined with the help of a compressor. Both types of bunded storage systems are quick and easy to install and use, also they can be moved easily by any type of vehicle.
Usually, the bunds used are made from a set of materials. They are usually made of materials that are resistant to chemicals and fuel. These materials should also be resistant to fats and oils. Chemical bund storage linings are lightweight and can be easily stored while not in use. Some models come with a storage bag that can be easily stored when not in use. Also, bund linings are very easy to clean. Typically, liners come in a range of stock sizes and are primarily intended for small applications. However, bunds can be manufactured to any size to suit certain chemical storage requirements.
Periodic maintenance and inspections should be a routine practice to ensure the safety of these chemical storage tanks. If tanks are left to be too old or are kept in places whose conditions are not favourable, they may become a liability and may cause many other unnecessary problems. You will need to repair any damage immediately or replace the tank, whatever is most convenient and this will help reduce the risk.