Bunding is a spill containment product used primarily by businesses requiring liquid storage, including fuel/oil and hazardous materials. Bunding can be thought of as a kind of retaining wall. Walled sides provide a barrier to contain spills while remaining low enough to the ground to allow vehicle access in most cases. The walled area is designed to handle the largest burial capacity that could occur in that area. For anyone trying to keep their bunding compliant and their workplace safe, nothing beats Spill Station Australia.
The Main Types of Bunding
You will find that there are several different types of bunding products available, that require different approaches for installation, and are made for specific applications, but in all these cases the role of the bunding is the containment of any potential spills. The following are some of the bunding products available.
These are palettes that offer containment of spills. You can find them in either 2-drum or 4-drum configurations along with Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) and twin IBCs. Bundled palettes are commonly used for drum and fuel storage.
Bundled palettes are considered a secondary spill prevention tool and an effective approach to minimising the risk of spills and a convenient way to ensure that the workplace remains safe and tidy. When not in use, they can be stacked or nested for efficient transport and storage.
Rubber Floor Bunding
Rubber floor bunding is suitable for any application that requires substantial movement of vehicles entering the dike area. It is also quite durable and withstands heavy treatment for long periods of time. This type of fence is usually sold in 5 metres in length and is easy to install, which means you can get it up and running in a very short time. It has contours that reduce the risk of tripping and allow for smooth entry. This type of partition is ideal for building wash basins as well as other liquid storage areas.
When choosing rubber flooring protection for your business, always consider the amount of traffic and the estimated usage over its normal life.
Flexible Floor Bunding
Flexible floor splitters are especially popular with forklift operators because they come back into shape after being driven and easily handle heavy vehicles as they have good resilience. This type of compartment is just as effective as a rubber floor compartment but works better for factories and warehouses because it doesn’t slow down vehicle drivers and still provides effective spill containment.
This type of bunding is suitable for any common fence, it is designed for vehicular traffic and is installed by attaching a flat bar and nailing it to the ground. Then an adhesive is used to help it stick and create a tight seal.
EVA Floor Bunding
EVA floor bunding softer foam products are commonly used for applications such as clean shop floors. This type of tape has an adhesive backing and you can install it easily by simply removing the backing and placing it where it is needed. EVA floor bunds are not suitable for constant traffic and before placing them you should ensure that the surface is clean and free of any kind of contamination, grease or oil.
Temporary bunding is also known as emergency bunding and is an ideal short-term solution to dealing with leaking equipment or drums. Temporary partitions are typically constructed from PVC and are easy and quick to assemble, as you’d expect. Temporary fills are especially effective at keeping sites clean and saving you on repair costs when repacking is needed.
As the name suggests, Portable Bunding is perfect for portable applications like temporary storage. This type of dam is most suitable for oil and gas extraction applications, these types of dams are always in motion. The park is constructed from load-bearing PVC combined with reinforced fibreglass rods for stability. As well as being reliable and fast, they are easy to pull down and fold, requiring little storage when not in use.
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