Legal Requirements for Bunding Bulk Tanks

Bulk tanks for storing fuel, oil and chemicals often pose the greatest spillage risk on site.The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 require sound tanks and bunding to contain 110% of the capacity of the primary tank (or 25% of combined storage when more than one tank is situated).

The Environment Agencys Pollution Prevention Guideline PPG2 recommends that bunds should have:

  • Reinforced Concrete Construction
  • Base and walls impermeable to water and oil
  • Any fill or draw off pipe within the bund or, if not, adequately protected by secondary containment
  • Benefits of GRP

Fosse Liquitrol has a team of experts who can assess the bunding and can repair and reline the bunding to bring it up to a standard where it will comply with legislation and will last for a guaranteed lifetime.

Common problems with Bunds

damaged wall pipe exiting through bund wall oil penetrating bund wall plant life in bund
Damaged Wall Pipe exiting through bund wall Oil penetration though bund wall Plant life in bund

Bund Repair and Relining Service

A professional and dedicated team will repair, reconstruct and line the bund with a Glass Reinforcement Product (GRP) system. The appropriate resin would be selected for the stored liquids. The performance and strength characteristics makes GRP ideal for relining bunds where long life and effectiveness are important.

before bund reline after bund reline
Before After

The bunds would be structurally repaired and then the surface prepared using mechanical means including gritblasting. An appropriate resin would be selected for the stored liquids and the GRP system applied that will offer decades of protection.

Glassfibre reinforced products (GRP) enjoy a wide range of uses and applications. The performance to strength makes GRP ideal for relining bunds where quality, long life, efficiency and effectiveness are important.

Qualifications and Standards of the Team

Our bund repairing and relining team are highly specialised in industrial relining work and are fully trained in all disciplines:

  • Client Contractor National Safety Group
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Confined Spaces Training
  • Method Statements
  • Risk Assessment
  • Hazchem
  • COSHH Procedures
  • BS 4994:1987 (all categories)
  • ISO 9001:2000
  • Offshore Survival

Bund Relining Case Studies