Bunds are important assets in areas where toxic, inflammable, hazardous substances and chemicals are held. They are required under storage tanks or chemicals tanks such that, if the tank leaks, the spilled chemical is retained back in the chemical band. Selection of the best quality bands is becoming one of the challenging decisions that a company faces. It’s due to the advancement in technology and increase in manufacturing industries that have made it difficult to select.
One of the commonly asked questions is, what materials make quality chemical bunds? Chemical bunds are made from steel construction or a molded plastic. The plastic material used is obtained from LDPE (low-density polyethylene) which makes the chemical drums, IBCs, and the containers. Moreover, the plastic chemical bunds are not stable and they’re also static, it makes its transportation hard as they cannot be transported on forklifts. Which is why you should consider steel bunds if the chemicals are not corrosive.
Are the bunds tested?
It’s a requirement that all bands should pass the bunded store integrity test after 3 years. Such a measure is taken to ensure that they can still contain the chemical spill and are also undamaged.
When to use a bund
A bund is used in liquid storage apart from rainwater. For instance, concrete is the main construction material should be provided with a liquid that can withstand the liquid. They can be used in electrical transformers that contain oil, milk processing plants, chemical storage facilities, transport facilities, and any other place where spills occurrence are very common.
Construction of bunds
Bunds are of various types including square, hump, and a ramp. But since they are designed differently, there are factors of consideration. It includes the bulk liquid storage tanks. The material used in bund construction really matters the most at this stage. Bulk liquid transportation is determined by the capacity and material used that it can hold.
It is also important to maintain chemical bunds especially the uncovered bunds. It should always be inspected to maintain its integrity. It is also important for drainage especially for the uncovered bunds to remove the rainwater. Remember, failure of drainage will reduce the bund capacity thus water will mix up with the incompatible chemicals.
Why chemical bunds?
Chemical bunds are environmentally friendly hence, it will assist in protecting your work and make it a safer environment for your workers and clients. More so, the chemicals bunds are of two types, the pallet bunds, and the IBCs bunds. which are very safe as it contains any major leak before spillage. From the discussion above, it is important that you understand all quality bunds are made from either steel or plastic, which depends on the type of chemical contained.